• 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
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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

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U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to womens rights activist Gloria Steinem in the East Room at the White House on Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

[Photo] Gloria Anzaldua

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer
March 19, 2018
Dr. Maya Angelou speaks with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Friday, April 18, 2008. (Yalonda M. James/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

[Photo] Katherine Johnson

Maya Goldenberg, Staff Writer
February 16, 2018
 To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world. -Hillary

[Photo] Hillary Clinton

Caroline Veraldo, Sports Chief
March 31, 2017
Sonia Gandhi is known as one of the most influential people in the world. She took India’s politics into her own hands to achieve a better life for those individuals. Even though she was against joining politics due to her husband’s death, she saw the country’s politics dwindling, and decided to help her country.

[Photo] Sonia Gandhi

Eshika Kohli, Business Manager
March 30, 2017
Offering the Panal to the Bullfighter, 1872-1873. Cassat was an American painter, part of the Impressionist movement. Cassatts work focused on motherhood and women, especially on the bond between mother and child.

[Photo] Mary Cassatt

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2017
The UCLA Physics and Astronomy department has dedicated an annual lecture series, the Nina Byers Lectureship, to Byers. Every year, leading physicists visit UCLA and give lectures to faculty and students about general topics relating to physics. “This program is aimed to be a prestigious honor for the Lecturers as well as a mechanism for bringing the excitement of frontier results from external scientists to UCLA, thus raising the level of discourse in the Department,” said James Rosenzweig, department chair, in a statement.

[Photo] Nina Byers

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
United States Senator from MA is speaking during the Democratic National Convention. She is one of the strong Democratic voices in the Senate. Warren was a professor for about 30 years focusing on consumer law and bankruptcy.

[Photo] Elizabeth Warren

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director
March 28, 2017
The movie Jackie was nominated for three Oscars. It featured Natalie Portman as the iconic First Lady. The movie portrays the life of Jackie Kennedy after her husband’s tragic death.

[Photo] Jackie Kennedy

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan, was assassinated last week in a suicide bombing.

[Photo] Benazir Bhutto

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
March 15, 2017
STRENGTH. Forever Stamps featuring Parks were sold in 2013.  Born in 1913, the stamps commemorated Parks’ life.  Parks passed away in 2005.

[Photo] Rosa Parks

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director
March 14, 2017
Albright is also an accomplished writer. With five New York best sellers, she is influential in many fields. One is a memoir entitled, “Madam Secretary.” Another, “Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box” plays on the way she always wears a brooch.

[Photo] Madeleine Albright

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
March 9, 2017
Despite not being from America, Meitner still made an impact in America. Element 109 was named in her honor. To this day, the name has stayed, and has not changed.

[Photo] Lise Meitner

Kirsten Thomas, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on her fight for democracy in San Francisco. Kyi, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghandi, has become an international symbol for freedom. She once called for countries across the world to pressure Myanmar into becoming more democratic and continues to improve conditions there.

[Photo] Aung San Suu Kyi

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor
March 6, 2017
SCIENCE. Marie M. Daly is the first African-American female to obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry at an American university. Her passion for science and education traveled with her through three universities and many financial struggles until she landed her groundbreaking Ph.D. Along with her studies that contributed to understanding the human circulatory system, she worked for equality in education.

[Photo] Marie M. Daly

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief
February 27, 2017
Oprah Winfrey is a recognized leader and self made women in society. she has a national book club and has been nominated for an Oscar after her performance in the film, ‘A Color Purple’. Additionally, she engages in politics and showed support for past president Obama during his campaign

[Photo] Oprah Winfrey

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director
February 20, 2017
Chance the Rapper performs on Sept. 30, 2016 in London. He was the first artist that only releases his music on streaming services to be nominated for a Grammy. Chance collected best new artist, best rap album, and best rap performance at the Grammy Awards.

[Photo] Chance the Rapper

Ben Ruskin, Executive Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2017
Boynton was married three times to Bill Boynton, Bob W. Billups, and James Robinson. Boynton had two children, Bill Jr. Boynton and Bruce Carver Boynton, with her first husband. Having lived almost 104 years, Boynton died on Aug. 26, 2015.

[Photo] Amelia Boynton

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
February 3, 2017
HGH UP. The uneven bars are one of the four events gymnasts in the Olympics perform. Korbut made gymastic history when she executed the Korbut Flip for the first time. Since then, many other gymnasts have tried many difficult moves on the uneven bars but none as dangerous as what Korbut did. Photo by MCT Campus

[Photo] Tumbling requires bans

Maddi Saunders, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
President Barack Obama visits Cuba (March 21)
On March 21, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Cuba- the first president to travel there in 88 years. The President met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss the trade embargo as well as relations between the United States and Cuba.

[Photo] Healing America

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-In-Chief
November 22, 2016
Clinton speaks in front of a crowd in Florida. This ugly election cycle, to many, has been exhausting. But looking past the orange haze that has descended upon America reveals a candidate that truly believes that we are Stronger Together.

[Photo] What it means to inspire

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-chief
November 4, 2016
 Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel star in Gilmore Girls. They 
play famous mother and daughter duo Lorelai and Rory. From October,
5 2000 to May 15, 2007 the show was a huge hit.

[Photo] I love coffee a latte

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Sepetys has two other companion novels that go along with this one. One is called “Between Shades of Grey” that describes a Lithuanian family’s journey to Siberia under the NKVD. “Out of Easy” is another novel written by Sepetys set during the 1950s in the Latin Quarter of New Orleans.

[Photo] Taking to sea

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
May 25, 2016
A monument honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest stands with the Confederate Flag. Monuments like these are still prevalent in the United States. Now, faced with much opposition states have been taking down Confederate memorabilia from state property.

[Photo] ‘Monument’-al mayhem

Adhiti Chundur, Co Print-Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2016
While groups of voters can impact elections, it is a concern that a majority will have little to no influence on how this country is governed. Even when a fairly large majority of Americans favor a policy change, they generally do not get it.

[Photo] To vote or not to vote

Caroline Gao, Executive Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2016
As society has moved away from rigid gender roles and stereotypes, and equal education is one of the cornerstones of our modern era. However, attainment of males and females do not necessarily reflect that. Without generalizing or stereotyping whole genders, we can adjust the way we teach subjects to different learning styles.

[Photo] Learning to learn

Adhiti Chundur, Beats Editor
April 7, 2016
A judge swears in witnesses before the court. Later in the year, students in the class will do a pretend trial. The field trip will be an example for them to learn from.

[Photo] Going to court

Allyson Bonhaus, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Obama said, I am going to present somebody who indisputably is qualified for the seat and any fair minded person, even somebody who disagreed with my politics would say would serve with honor and integrity on the court.

[Photo] ‘Yes, we can’ get a new justice

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 29, 2016
SELL. The Harry Potter series spans 7 different novels. Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series, became the fastest selling novel, reaching over 15 million copies sold in 24 hours. Similarly, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was the highest grossing movie of the series and was one of only 26 films which has grossed over 1 billion dollars.

[Photo] J.K. Rowling

Elizabeth Rickert, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 31, 2016
 Sendler was born Feb. 15, 1910 in Otwock, Poland and died May 12, 2008 in Warsaw, Poland. Sendler went to the University of Warsaw. This is a photo of a ghetto, similar to the one Sendler visited to sneak out children.

[Photo] Irena Sendler

Allyson Bonhaus, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Grace Murray Hopper is the first female
computer programmer.  Computer
 science  now is one of the most male
 dominated feilds. She serves as a inspiration to the many women who work with 

[Photo] Grace Murray Hopper

Rujula Kapoor, Infographic Chief
March 29, 2016
maddie marsh

[Photo] Jane Austen

Madeline Marsh, Feature Chief
March 18, 2016

[Photo] Hedy Lamarr

Taylor Close, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
KRT LIFESTYLE STORY SLUGGED: NEWVOICES-GLORIASTEINEM KRT FILE PHOTO BY ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (April 4) Gloria Steinem is shown in 1970 when she was a writer for New York magazine. (gsb) 2003 EDS NOTE: B&W ONLY

[Photo] Gloria Steinem

Hannah Frey, Leaflet Designer/ Writer
March 16, 2016
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