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The Leaf

Ben Ruskin
Hi! My name is Ben Ruskin and I’m a senior here at Sycamore High School. This is my fourth year on the staff. As a part of The Leaf, our national award-winning, student-run publication, I hold the position of Co-Executive Editor-in-Chief. My position includes overseeing the production of all four of our platforms: print newsmagazine, online magazine, website, and broadcast department. I enjoy writing under multiple genres and thus have written a multitude of articles including feature, opinion, news, and arts & entertainment. I also take great pride in designing pages (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and editing/shooting videos (Windows Movie Maker and iMovie). I look forward to another great year with the hard-working staff of The Leaf. More about myself: I find volunteering to be extremely rewarding: I work as a volunteer teacher’s assistant at my temple during religious school every Sunday. I am also involved in BBYO, a Jewish youth group outside of school, I have worked as a board member of my chapter for several terms. I am also involved in OGB-GO, a club I founded here at Sycamore High School. The club helps families in Sycamore are who need some sort of assistance financially. I am also involved in National Honors Society and Unified For Uganda as an avid member and volunteer. In addition to volunteering and extra-curricular, I really enjoy movies and television. My favorite TV shows are “Scrubs” and “The Walking Dead.” My favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting” and “Interstellar” I hope to eventually work in the realm of entertainment. A quote to live by: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” - Maya Angelou.

Ben Ruskin, Executive Editor-in-Chief

Feb 16, 2017
Chance the Rapper (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
One Billion (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
Twitter influence peaks (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
Musk mastering Mars (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Ben’s Tens: A top ten list by Ben (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
Ear molding ear-buds by the numbers (Story)
Dec 14, 2015
Snapchat surprises (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Money and halloween (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
The millennials facts (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Black Friday terrors (Story)
Nov 14, 2015
Model UN begins with a bang (Story)
Oct 31, 2015
Top 5 Netflix originals (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Movie digest (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Makin’ Bank (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
How to donate to Liz Lothrop (Story)
Sep 09, 2015
Submitting geo-filters (Story)
Jan 30, 2015
Searching for time: (Story)
May 09, 2014
Classic television show reaches finale (Story)
Apr 13, 2014
How much should your backpack weigh? (Story)
Apr 11, 2014
Improv impresses audiences (Story)
Mar 29, 2014
Finally meeting mother (Story)
Mar 21, 2014
Stars in ‘Aida’ light up the stage (Story)
Feb 14, 2014
Consumers eat money through pricey foods (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
Google makes controversial doodle (Story)
Feb 04, 2014
Q&A with Isabella Gonzalez, 10 (Story)
Jan 14, 2014
Snow day superstitions (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
Quizzing countries one app at a time (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Gourmet grilled cheese inspires customers (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
Eating your way through the day (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Ben Ruskin