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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

Yasmine Guedira

Yasmine Guedira, News Chief

Hello!
My name is Yasmine Guedira and I have been serving as the News Editor of our news magazine. I love having a first hand view of all the events at Sycamore. From the corners of the music department to the accomplishments of the athletics I love finding these stories and showcasing the accomplishments of all our students.
We start off with blank pages and after a bright idea and some illustrations we have compiled an issue full of inspiring ideas.
Outside of journalism I am involved in other activities in the community. After winning the sophomore debate tournament my team decided to start up the debate team at Sycamore! We will be representing Sycamore for the first time in the Ohio Speech and Debate Association.
Also, I am a student representative for Sycamore Advisory Commission which is an organization comprised of the school board, the PTO, and community members that helps to communicate the goals of the district.
I have been involved in the French Club for all four years of high school and I will be helping out in French classes with the Alliance Francaise.
I am looking forward to one more year of fun and excitement with my class.
Go Aves!

All content by Yasmine Guedira

Join Computer Science!

January 22, 2018
Snow day opinions

Snow day opinions

January 16, 2018

School Events

December 21, 2017

Trends & Fashion

December 21, 2017

Arts & Entertainment

December 21, 2017

News impacts SHS

December 21, 2017
Heroes of SHS

Heroes of SHS

December 5, 2017
SOUND IT OUT. Stage manager Sara Cohen, 12, directs all actions backstage by coordinating set changes on the ground, and through the fly system. “Although some people may think actors just act on stage, they also help out behind the scenes during tech. During set construction, we all work together to create the setting of the show, said Julie Whapham, 12.

Leaders behind curtains

October 21, 2017
TURN IT UP. Each show has a dedicated crew that works hours to perfect the performance on stage. Senior Nitin Pauletti works behind the scenes to coordinate music, microphones, and the orchestra.“You are in charge of your own part, and if you didnt do it correctly, a lot of things could go wrong. I really like that aspect of importance,” Pauletti said.

Sounding it out

October 17, 2017
ACHIEVEMENT. After months of tedious preparation, junior Stephanie Hong received a perfect score on the April ACT. “It’s great to see your hard work finally pay off. This accomplishment is going to save me from a lot of stress next year,” Hong said.

ACT now

May 19, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

April 18, 2017
Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan, was assassinated last week in a suicide bombing.

Benazir Bhutto

March 15, 2017
PROTEST. Around the country protests sprung up in major cities in response to the executive order. The uncetain langugae of the ban upset and confused many. Those who were on visas or green cards were also unlawfully detained.

Refuge for refugees

March 11, 2017

FAMILY. Immigrants from all over the world move to the United States for the abundant freedom and opportunities. In the wake of the changing political climate, it is important to value the contributions of immigrants. Senior Baghbanian reflects on her life living with two distinct cultures. 
Photo courtesy of Atena Baghbanian

Finding new world

March 1, 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.

Marie M. Daly

February 27, 2017
CREATE. Inspired by the recent turmoil that has shocked the United States a group of young activists decides to take action. A big poster is hanging up in the commons that brings home the message of love to ourselves and others.

Equality Wall

December 8, 2016
Phillipa Soo plays Eliza Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton. Hamliton won the Grammy for Best New Musical Album. The new musical reached insane popularity and is sold out for the next few months.

Hamilton turns tide

April 22, 2016

Academic Quiz Team

March 2, 2016
Misty Copeland attends An Evening with Misty Copeland at Smyth, a Thompson Hotel, on June 24, 2015, in New York.

Misty Copeland

February 25, 2016
Every year, SEE 1 complements their electric performance with a professional light show a guest musical professional. This year, SEE1 invites Joe Deninzon, the lead singer of the band Stratospheerius. This years annual concert will be held on Feb. 19, 2016.

Come SEE1 great concert

February 3, 2016
As the competitiveness of education increases, emphasis on grades and test scores rather than learning demeans the value of real knowledge. Researchers are noting the importance of skills that are rarely considered important as part of traditional grading systems. New efforts are being put in place to promote critical thinking and problem solving that are a significantly lacking in modern day students.

downGRADE

February 1, 2016
Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips

December 18, 2015
Halloween 2015

Halloween 2015

October 28, 2015
These are just a few of the thousands who have risen in protest to Palmer’s escape from trouble. The decision has been made, but it is clear that people are pushing for change in the way animal hunting is judged. Palmer was forced to temporarily close down his dental practice.

American outrage

October 27, 2015
The new IMC, complete with new couchs and work areas was just recentaly opened. There are closed in areas for whole classrooms to come and work. It will soon be avaliable for student use.

New IMC

October 1, 2015
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