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The Leaf

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Hi! My name is Lauren Kurtzer and I am a senior here at SHS; thus making it my fourth year in convergence journalism. Looking back on everything I learned and done in room 115, I can not believe it went by that quickly. Being on the staff of The Leaf I have picked up many skills on writing, design, and leadership that I can take to the future. I learned many of those skills through leadership positions of feature chief sophomore year; associate editor junior year, where I made sure articles are up to AP Style; creative projects director this year, I am part of a team that works on the major cover stories like the crazy election. I have written and designed for all four of our platforms. For the past three years, I have also written a sports column on every issue; I cover the morale issues of the NFL and my teams the Reds, Bengals and Buckeyes. Outside of room 115, I am the co-captain of the dance team I have been on for four years, the Flyerettes. I am also heavily involved in the Jewish community. I am the Programming Vice President for my temple’s youth group, which is a part of NFTY Ohio Valley, and the Social Action Programmer for Young Judaea Midwest youth movement. On Sundays, I am a madricha or assistant teacher at my Religious School.

Lauren Kurtzer , Creative Projects Director

Apr 06, 2017
Reds rock Opening Day ()
Apr 03, 2017
One balls too hard ()
Mar 29, 2017
March Columns: Senioritis, March Madness, Lakers management ()
Mar 28, 2017
Elizabeth Warren ()
Mar 07, 2017
Sports cancel gym class ()
Feb 28, 2017
February Columns: Video games, war within New York Knicks, Cincinnati Reds ()
Feb 21, 2017
Trendy places to try out ()
Feb 17, 2017
Why Super Bowl LI might have saved NFL season ()
Feb 06, 2017
Super Bowl ad(d)s to political arena ()
Feb 03, 2017
Tackling political issues in NFL ()
Jan 27, 2017
January Columns: Gun control, Super Bowl, LeBron James ()
Jan 11, 2017
Aves Dance Team ()
Dec 20, 2016
Flyerettes appear in pep rally ()
Dec 19, 2016
December Columns: Concealed carry, Penn State, Bengals ()
Dec 19, 2016
College conference conundrum strikes ()
Dec 16, 2016
November Columns: Legalizing marijuana, examining SEC, finding common ground with sports ()
Sep 14, 2016
August Columns: Welcoming back students, looking at Dance Team, reflecting on death of Courtney Fisher ()
Dec 13, 2016
Year In Review ()
Dec 07, 2016
We are SYCAMORE ()
Nov 14, 2016
Not failing league ()
Nov 04, 2016
Our Voices, Their Visions ()
Nov 03, 2016
Tying up tied games ()
Nov 01, 2016
Louisiana losing league ()
Oct 18, 2016
9/11 In Remembrance ()
Oct 12, 2016
September Columns: Airpods, Kaepernick, athletes making a difference ()
Oct 10, 2016
Why athletes need to be involved in politics ()
Oct 07, 2016
Big heart, big city, big time ()
Sep 20, 2016
Standing for respect ()
Sep 14, 2016
Stretching for successful season ()
May 05, 2016
Large and still mighty ()
Mar 04, 2016
Becoming an aviator ()
Mar 03, 2016
Athletes proving bad role models ()
Dec 17, 2015
Flying for new face ()
Dec 17, 2015
Making meaning of PSAT/NMSQT ()
Nov 14, 2015
Conquering ‘La Bestia’ ()
Nov 12, 2015
2015 Fall Sports Awards ()
Oct 26, 2015
Gallery: falling to state ()
May 07, 2015
Girls Lacrosse ()
Apr 27, 2015
Dancing back in time ()
Apr 17, 2015
W.E.B. Du Bois ()
Mar 04, 2015
Not a slam dunk season ()
Feb 07, 2015
Cheering as one ()
Jan 21, 2015
A first for new-fangled Flyerettes ()
Jan 07, 2015
Flying into New Year ()
Dec 17, 2014
‘We exceeded our expectations’ ()
Dec 15, 2014
No dribbling difference ()
Dec 09, 2014
JVA girls basketball: New name, same game ()
Nov 20, 2014
Flyerettes: Prepping into basketball season ()
Nov 13, 2014
Girls JV Soccer wanting more from school ()
Nov 13, 2014
Last lap running on high note ()
Nov 07, 2014
Flyerettes perform with renewed energy at pep rally ()
Nov 01, 2014
Still meeting Ellen DeGeneres ()
Oct 10, 2014
Girls Varsity Soccer keeps goals in bounds ()
Oct 10, 2014
Competition within Girls JV Volleyball shows on court ()
Jun 02, 2014
Covering Kadish’s recovery ()
Jun 02, 2014
Flyerettes dancing into summer ()
May 30, 2014
New Flyerettes team plans out summer ()
May 02, 2014
Flyerettes starts jazzy recruiting ()
May 01, 2014
Flyerettes: Bringing new team ()
Apr 24, 2014
Flyerettes: New coach, new team ()
Apr 01, 2014
Flyerettes: Saying Goodbye ()
Mar 25, 2014
Ending strong ()
Mar 20, 2014
Stepping out in spring ()
Mar 07, 2014
Flyerettes: Year round vs. one season ()
Mar 03, 2014
Stepping out for voiceless ()
Feb 20, 2014
Flyerettes face pressure to fill holes ()
Feb 14, 2014
Turning goodbye to seniors ()
Feb 09, 2014
Flyerettes: more to come following judge critique ()
Jan 31, 2014
Leaping into competition ()
Jan 29, 2014
Bringing more people, cheer ()
Dec 21, 2013
Stepping Out Club: Exchanging gifts,exchanging smiles ()
Dec 11, 2013
InterAct Club: making easy hours and friends ()
Dec 05, 2013
Making a Difference Within ()
Nov 21, 2013
Psychology of volunteering: altruism ()
Nov 02, 2013
Smiling for Halloween ()
Oct 21, 2013
Stepping Out Club: Hard Working for Halloween ()
Oct 14, 2013
Look to the future: Volunteer work helps inspire career choices ()
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