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The Leaf

Anisa Khatana
Hello, and welcome to the only existing web address with my full name included in it. My chronic indecision has thus far killed all attempts to add value to that greeting. Onward.

I am a senior in my third year on staff; this year, I am very excited to be The Leaf’s Editor in Chief. As Editor, I oversee all of The Leaf’s platforms (print, web, broadcast, and social media), manage advertising, create resources and plans for our staff, pick up odd jobs, write, report, and design. I love being a part of The Leaf because it is the intersection of so many of the things I hold dear. It is a remarkable feeling to contribute to a group of students that independently produces and runs an entire publication. As a leader, I adore watching and supporting our staffers’ ambition and wild ideas. Thanks to the dedication of these incredible staffers along with the support of our advisor and other SHS educators, The Leaf has grown into a program that has the power and potential to be and do anything it chooses. On that sentimental note, the parts of myself that are neither indecisive nor editors have a multitude of interests and passions including, but not limited to, language (which is the short way of describing my gusto for writing and reading (books, novels, journalism, poetry, and other lovely combinations of words) and studying the English language and other global languages), the world (i.e. travel), dance and art of all forms, art history, music, produce, philosophy, and social and environmental justice. Now that I have effectively murdered the parenthesis, I would like to ascribe my love of dance to the 12 years of studio and competitive dance I have been so fortunate as to enjoy. Art makes me tick. Social justice in my life is manifested most markedly through political activism, menstrual activism, and constant self-education and advocacy. I serve as co-founder and co-president of Period Awareness, Access, and Dignity (PAAD) Club. Our club exists to expand access to menstrual products, combat period stigma, and address the related political and socioeconomic issues (follow us on Instagram and Twitter @shspaadclub—and follow @shsleaf too while you’re at it). Perhaps by the time you are reading this, I will have developed some practical notion of what I want to do with my life. Thank you very much for visiting this page.

Anisa Khatana, Editor in Chief

Jan 27, 2020
In defense of fanfiction (Story)
Nov 08, 2019
Learning Linux (Story/Media)
Oct 15, 2019
Last-minute PSAT tips from National Merit Semifinalists (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Skwara leads Ohio Youth Climate Strike (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Practical back-to-school study tips (Story)
May 09, 2019
Gov. DeWine pays visit to SHS (Story)
May 07, 2019
Science fair season culminates in international qualification (Story)
May 02, 2019
SHS celebrates stellar ACT scores (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
SHS reacts to Notre-Dame fire (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
Why I wash my face with oil (Story)
Mar 28, 2019
Nina Simone (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Ada Lovelace (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
F is for ‘fractivism’ (Story/Media)
Feb 25, 2019
Driving solo (Story/Media)
Feb 22, 2019
Bessie Coleman (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Thurgood Marshall (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Teen-friendly recap of the State of the Union Address (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
Book club members on how to read for pleasure (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Clubs fundraise ahead of holidays (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Riley Lauterbur, 11 (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Eli Cohen, 11 (Story/Media)
Oct 16, 2018
Climate change, natural disasters possibly related (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Caroline Skwara, 11 (Story/Media)
Sep 28, 2018
National Honor Society attracts new prospects (Story/Media)
Sep 27, 2018
New basket brings dignity to menstruation (Story/Media)
Aug 23, 2018
Students say ‘farewell’ to college-bound siblings (Story)
May 21, 2018
May 2018 Staff Editorial: Debating legitimacy of conspiracy theories (Media)
May 07, 2018
Looking at early start times (Story)
May 07, 2018
Exam study tips (Story)
May 07, 2018
Sophia Taylor, 10 (Story/Media)
May 07, 2018
Local schools contemplate start time change (Media)
Apr 27, 2018
Chudnoff launches literary meditation (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Adept adaptors launch new art class (Story/Media)
Apr 16, 2018
John Elder Robison (Story)
Apr 01, 2018
Mader speaks on school safety (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Sophia Muhleman, 9 (Story/Media)
Mar 25, 2018
When students speak (Media)
Mar 23, 2018
Chemists dabble in Nitrogen (Story/Media)
Mar 21, 2018
Mr. & Mrs. Sycamore provides fun evening for all (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Why does orange juice taste awful after brushing one’s teeth? (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
Student organizations put ‘fun’ in ‘fundraising’ (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
Brandon Sichel, 9 (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2018
Maria Tallchief (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
Engineering of teamwork (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
Presidents’ Day (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Audre Lorde (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Farhan Khan, 10 (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2018
Portman makes first appearance with President (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Trump, Renacci navigate indefinite relationship, race (Story)
Feb 04, 2018
Science in Action (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
The wrong conversation (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
Homeless Care Club vs. Period Stigma (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
Q&A: Combs awaits first meet (Story/Media)
Dec 15, 2017
Homeless Care Club partners with nonprofit retailer in feminine hygiene initiative (Story/Media)
Dec 07, 2017
Runners race back to work (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
True or false: homelessness, periods (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Wall woos Cincinnati (Story/Media)
Nov 03, 2017
‘Approximately half of our entire world…’ (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2017
Sadie Hawkins dance raises questions (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2017
Jewelry with intention (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Columbus Day reignites controversy (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Soccer spirit supports multiple sclerosis (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2017
Homeless Care Club convenes (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Anisa Khatana