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Charlotte Weiss: Deputy Design Editor

Charlotte Weiss, Deputy Design Editor

Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte Weiss and I am a junior at Sycamore High School. It feels like just yesterday I was trying to find my classes on my first day of freshman year. This is my third year on the Leaf staff and it is crazy how far I have come in designing the Leaf and writing journalistic articles. This year I am the Deputy Design Editor which means I help design the Leaf while also producing the Package along with the Deputy Content Editor. I am excited to take on a leadership role in the Leaf and put in the time and effort to make an amazing Leaf that the staff is proud of. For each issue, members of our program choose a topic for our Package, presented on the front cover. Last year I was the Feature Chief and in that position, I discovered my love of designing. While it is always fun to write a piece about a topic you care about, I grew to enjoy creating a unique design for each page. This has led to a lot of late nights of designing and fixing pages so we can release an issue of the Leaf. Maybe some of my late nights could have been avoided if I was not a perfectionist, but I find that my obsession with perfection aids me in creating a design that looks beautiful, matches the tone of the piece, and flows with the designs of the rest of the issue. While last year I focused more on design than the writing process, I hope to improve my writing skills this year by writing about topics close to me. The journalism program has also helped me improve my communication skills with others in the program, interviewees, and even my friends and family. 

Outside of journalism, I enjoy spending time with my family and two dogs or baking for friends and family. During quarantine, I taught myself how to knit and am currently in the middle of knitting the Harry Styles cardigan. I often find myself taking on large tasks even if I have no idea how to even begin, such as the cardigan. My favorite snack is applesauce and I even have an applesauce Instagram account where I post a picture every time I eat applesauce, although I forget a lot. 

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The Diverse Uses of Music

The Diverse Uses of Music

February 18, 2021
Exclusive Q&A

Exclusive Q&A

November 25, 2020
VOTE. November 3, is a monumental election for the United States. Lots of Americans are heading to the polls or voted by absentee ballots prior to election day. This election is not only for the President of the United States but also for Congress, Senate, and many state level positions.

If I could vote…

November 2, 2020
Do we have time to sleep?

Do we have time to sleep?

September 13, 2019
Jake Hertzman, 9

Jake Hertzman, 9

April 24, 2019
Chad Miller, 9

Chad Miller, 9

March 25, 2019
MATH. Dr. Olga Ladyzhenskaya was a mathematician that greatly advanced fluid dynamics, such as weather forecasting. Also, her work improved cardiovascular technology and oceanography forever. Ladyzhenskaya went to multiple universities in Russia, but although she is respected today, she was seen as a rebel by the Soviet Union. She passed away in 2004 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Olga Ladyzhenskaya

March 14, 2019
LEVIOSA NOT LEVIOSAR. Emma Watson, now 28, at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France to preview new films and documentaries from all around the world. The film festival was created in 1946 and will celebrate its 72nd festival in 2019. Watson’s film “The Bling Ring” was previewed at the 2013 festival. “Young girls are told you have to be the delicate princess. Hermione taught them that you can be the warrior,” Watson said.

Emma Watson

March 7, 2019
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) is currently a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Before receiving this outstanding role, RBG was on the Court of Appeals and also attended Harvard and Cornell University. While at Harvard University, RBG attended her husband’s classes while he went through treatment for cancer and took care of her young daughter. “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation,” RBG said, according to the Huffington Post.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

March 4, 2019
Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker

February 14, 2019
How to care for your pet

How to care for your pet

February 14, 2019
Peyton Harmon, 9

Peyton Harmon, 9

February 13, 2019
Thomas L. Jennings was the first African American to receive a patent, which was for dry-sourcing. This led to today's dry cleaning.

Thomas L. Jennings

February 13, 2019
WOOF WOOF. Do not try to get a dog by being responsible, instead by a dog with your parents money and run away forever! If this strategy is not one you would like to perform, trick your parents into doing everything for your dog, in place of you. Whatever strategy you choose, it is guaranteed that you will end the week, even the day, with a new furry friend.

How to get a furry friend

February 13, 2019
Lily Armbruster, 9

Lily Armbruster, 9

January 31, 2019
German Shepherds facts

German Shepherds facts

January 21, 2019
Patrick Thompson, 9

Patrick Thompson, 9

January 8, 2019
Holiday trivia

Holiday trivia

November 27, 2018
Grace Caldwell, 9

Grace Caldwell, 9

November 19, 2018
ALL THE DRAMA. The TV show, “Glee,” although old and not as popular, is still a show some SHS students enjoy. “Glee” features Will Schuester, the director of the Glee Club, played by Matthew Morrison, and other students in the school and Glee Club. Although the drama in “Glee” may be too much for some viewers, for others, the intense plot is enjoyable. “I like 'Glee' because its a light hearted show with a lot of fun music,” said Debasmita Kanungo, 11.

SHS sings with ‘Glee’

November 15, 2018
Megan Radakovich, 9

Megan Radakovich, 9

October 23, 2018
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