• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Linya Guo: A&E Chief

Linya Guo, A&E Chief

Hello! My name is Linya Guo and I am a senior member of the Leaf. The start of this school year marks my second year in the journalism program; I am excited to further develop my journalism skills, learn from different experiences, and guide this program’s newcomers. Last year, my position was the Art and Photo Editor; this year, I am the Art and Entertainment (A&E) Chief. I oversee all the stories, infographics, and photos in the A&E section, as well as the design and layout of the section in our newspaper. One of the most important parts of my role, if not the most, is to communicate; I must constantly converse with the staff writers of the A&E section, bouncing off ideas and giving feedback to their work, and additionally must communicate with the other section Chiefs and editors to make decisions on which works to be put in the monthly issue. I am delighted to take on this responsibility, as well as honored to have this opportunity to enhance my skills in leadership, communication, and more. 

 

Not only do I have ardor for journalistic writing, but I am passionate about creative writing as well. I have won several local writing competitions for my poetry and short prose, and I have also placed third for Promising Young Talent in the Power of the Pen state competition. Over the past summer, I attended the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, where my love for writing was further enhanced. Though as a high school senior amidst the college application frenzy, I continue to write poetry and prose in my free time (though mostly poetry, due to the shorter length). Besides writing, my activities include violin, piano, tennis, calligraphy, oil painting, and ASMR creation of drinks (which you can check out on Instagram at @__linyaa). For my senior year, I am planning to magnify my adventurous spirit and join more clubs and activities (I’ve had my eye on K-POP club for a while!). Thank you to all who have taken on the laborious task of reading up to this point. 

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CAPTION: FAKE NEWS. As social media progresses and expands, teenagers are more exposed to fake news than ever. And in the current COVID-19 era, this could mean a lot of trouble.

Keeping up with the coronavirus

Linya Guo, Arts and Entertainment Chief
April 12, 2020
THE TAKEOVER. Students everywhere, including at SHS, are invested in the GamePigeon extension. The addicting games are short and fun, causing many to play.

“I think so many teens enjoy playing the games because everyone enjoys competing against peers through the games. I play game pigeon to take a break from my stress from college applications and school assignments,” Fukuda said. 

GamePigeon takes over teens

Linya Guo, A&E Chief
October 21, 2019
Recently, the senior English classes had an assignment of meditating for 10 minutes, an activity inspired by their unit on the book “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse. Then they had to write a reflection on their experience.
Some students feel that meditation is not beneficial for them at all. However, others like Emil Barr believe that meditation has many positive effects on their well being.

SHS students take on meditation

Linya Guo, A&E Chief
September 15, 2019
Simran Bhola, 12

Simran Bhola, 12

Linya Guo, Art & Photo Editor
April 9, 2019
Pictured from left to right are Chad Lewis and Frank Forsthoefel

Snow day decisions: behind the scenes

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor
March 15, 2019
International Womens Day

International Women’s Day

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor
March 8, 2019
Erin McDonough, 11

Erin McDonough, 11

Linya Guo, Art & Photo Editor
March 7, 2019
K-POP EXPANDS. These past years have been very exciting for the K-pop industry as a whole. With groups like Blackpink, BTS, Monsta X, and many others breaking records on Youtube and Billboard, international fans have been excited to see their favorite groups represented.

K-pop goes to Grammys

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor
February 9, 2019
SMILING FOR STATES. The SHS Robotics team pose for a picture at the 2019 Regional First Tech Challenge competition, where they won five awards.

SHS Robotics Team advances to State

Linya Guo, Art & Photo Editor
February 5, 2019
Eshika Kohli, 12

Eshika Kohli, 12

Linya Guo, Art & Photo Editor
January 23, 2019
Deniz Gorur, 11

Deniz Gorur, 11

Linya Guo, Art & Photo Editor
December 12, 2018
Jade Stella, 11

Jade Stella, 11

Linya Guo, Art & Photo Editor
November 12, 2018
LIGHTS, CAMERA, SMILE. Juniors Erin McDonough, Maggie Ballard, Bethany Brown, and sophomore Brynn Gvozdanovic posed for photos during the “Grease” rehearsals. They dedicated eight weeks of hard work and time into this musical, building a theatre community and friendships. “Since this cast is relatively small, we all have grown very close during the process...I just feel like everyone trusts each other a lot, and that’s really important for a show, everyone relies on each other for so much,” McDonough said.

SHS Aves Theatre takes up ‘Grease’

Linya Guo , Art and Photo Editor
October 26, 2018
Abby Motley, 11

Abby Motley, 11

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor
October 15, 2018
SPEAKING OF SPEECHES. Juniors Akhila Durisala and Abigail Zolla introduce details of public forum debating to the underclassmen members. During this meeting, the club practiced with a mock debate of whether SHS should have an open campus for lunch. “I’m excited to see what [the team members] will bring to the table,” Durisala said.

Teaching of speech-ing

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor
October 10, 2018
SMILE AND POSE. Audrey Simons poses with her dragonfly from the 2017 Fashion for the Cure Show. Simons designed and sewn her dress in 30 days, and modeled it herself at the show. “I love hanging out with dragonflies,” Simons said.

Fashion for the Cure prepares for event

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor
September 14, 2018
Akhila Durisala, 11

Akhila Durisala, 11

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor
September 13, 2018
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