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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

Tillie Berge

Tillie Berge, editor in chief

Hi! My name is Tillie Berge, and I am a senior at SHS. This is my fourth year in journalism and I am currently the Editor-in-Chief.

I joined the class freshman year purely out of a love for writing and reading. As a plus, my writing has majorly improved over the past three years. A main reason for my return, however, was the uniqueness of the class. Just by walking in the classroom, you can see that it is not your typical individual desk, whiteboards filled with equations, run-of-the-mill classroom. I get the privilege of working with many different amazing upper and lowerclassmen, who all collaborate to write and produce The Leaf once a month, web stories, and post to The Leaf's social media accounts.

Outside of school, I run cross country and play club soccer. I am also a member of the Fashion for the Cure committee at SHS. My absolute favorite thing to do, however, is hanging out with my friends and family.

All-in-all, this class is an eye-opening experience to what producing a newspaper is like and gives me the opportunity to reach many people with my ideas and opinions. I hope you like my writing, and I encourage you to join journalism as well!

Go Aves!

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What Now?

What Now?

Tillie Berge, Editor in Chief
November 21, 2023
BOOKBANNING. We have all heard of the efforts to ban books sweeping the U.S. education system. Books such as “The Kite Runner”, “Maus”, and “To Kill a Mockingbird”—pillars of the U.S. education system, all of which depict grim and heartbreaking times in history, such as the Holocaust and the Jim Crow era—are being challenged in schools around the nation. And book banning, something that I thought only occurred in movies like “Footloose”, has only gotten closer and closer to Ohio.

The Right to Read and Learn

Tillie Berge, Copy Editor
April 10, 2022
MORE CORONAVIRUS CHAOS. A new variant of the infamous novel coronavirus, Omicron, has been discovered. While virtually unknown to scientists, its potential for further health risks is concerning to health officials around the world. Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons.

What’s Going on with Omicron?

Tillie Berge, Trends Editor
December 8, 2021
HELP INDIA BREATHE. Right now, India is dealing with a coronavirus catastrophe, losing one life every five minutes. This cannot be something that you frown at and then go about your day and ignore. The international community, including each and every one of us, needs to act and make up for lost time. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

A COVID-19 Surge

Tillie Berge, Trends Editor, Copy Editor
May 4, 2021
THE DEATH OF PRINCE PHILIP. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip died today. He went peacefully in his home at Windsor Palace. He dedicated his life to Great Britain but was sometimes too frank with his comments. Read to find out more about Prince Philip’s life!

His Majesty’s Death

Tillie Berge, Staff Writer
April 10, 2021
MR. OVINGTON QUITS COACHING. Most people don’t even realize the impact that coaches have on them. Mr. Andrew Ovington coaches varsity men’s basketball and has recently decided to stop, leaving many Sycamore Students have been wondering why this varsity basketball coach has decided to put an indefinite pause on his coaching career.

Goodbye For Now Coach

Tillie Berge, Staff Writer
March 2, 2021
BLUE ASH POLICE are going modern. They paired up with Sycamore Schools to design a new cop car. Out of about 20 participants, Abi Patel’s design won and will be featured on a news Blue Ash Police Department SUV.

Blue Ash Police’s New Wheels

Tillie Berge, Staff Writer
January 15, 2021
DESTINATION: ISOLATION. The loneliness of March’s quarantine is almost too painful to remember. However, we have found a safe silver-lining around the cloud that is quarantine. What is it? As you may be wondering, the answer is learning in pods! This keeps you safe, because you are isolating yourself in a group of people, but also provides a solution to the boredom we have faced.

Bubble Buddies

Tillie Berge, Staff Writer
December 1, 2020
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