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The Leaf

Harsitha Kalaiarasan
Hi there! My name is Harsitha Kalaiarasan and this fall marks my second year on staff. Out of curiosity, I decided to gloss over my profile from last year and took a few moments to marvel at how inaccurately my words would describe me in the present. This reflection greatly comforts me, as I have come to know how effective a teacher change proves to be. I hope this year, along with myself, our award-winning publication continues to evolve and prosper. I truly rediscovered my love for writing as a first-year staffer. I loved the excitement and intensity of deadline week, and on bad days, how to rationalize my stress. There was- and still is- an enthusiasm within me for reporting the unheard and unnoticed. But I also take pleasure in the writing of less weighty things that characterize my community. Through hurricanes, shootings, politics, pep rallies, dances, football games, the significance of awareness emerged clear to me. Therein lies the importance of journalism: getting the facts out to the people, so they can be well informed global citizens with developed opinions (and hopefully empathy as well). Last year I entered as a staff writer. This year I am the feature chief, and in charge of determining the articles that will appear in my section, as well as the designing and formatting of said page in The Leaf. I also am an art/photo editor, available to aid in developing the package in anyway I can. Outside writing, I am a passionate tennis player, a yellow belt in Taekwondo, a (newly) avid reader, and a lover of the Spanish language. Tennis has been the biggest influence throughout my life, and has extensively molded my personality. One of my idols is Serena Williams, a strong competitor who has inspired me since childhood. As for reading, my taste lies mostly in classics; I am plowing through Jane Eyre as of the now and have Sherlock Holmes in sight for my next read. I love learning Spanish. Speaking the language has furthered my goals of studying abroad in a Spanish speaking country in hopes of becoming a fluent speaker. Thank you for stopping by to learn a little more about me, I am beyond excited to embark on the journey that is sure to be this year with all my fellow staffers.

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Feature Chief

Apr 08, 2020
What quarantine has taught me about setting boundaries (Story/Media)
Mar 12, 2020
Fashion for the Cure (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Netflix Sequel Lacks Luster (Story/Media)
Feb 12, 2020
Concert season peeks around the corner (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
“Diagnosis” (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Athlete reflects on season  (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Injury shapes state-bound athlete (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
Sustainability veers off course (Story/Media)
Sep 05, 2019
Harte stays true to self (Story)
May 24, 2019
Romanian project promotes global connection (Story)
May 17, 2019
Max Bath, 9 (Story/Media)
May 06, 2019
Conservation reaches SHS (Story/Media)
Apr 16, 2019
Anupama Narayana, 11 (Story/Media)
Apr 05, 2019
Netflix originals aim to please (Story/Media)
Mar 12, 2019
Melville’s epic adventure entices readers (Story/Media)
Mar 08, 2019
Reagan Becker, 10 (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
Eddie Wade, 12 (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
Yash Singh, 11 (Media)
Jan 15, 2019
Simple, at home vegan mug cake (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
Helen Sotropa,12 (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2018
French Club encourages conversation (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Athletes sign for future (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Catherine Hanisch, 11 (Story/Media)
Oct 11, 2018
Grace Berlier, 11 (Story/Media)
Oct 02, 2018
Grace Mirande, 11 (Story/Media)
Sep 28, 2018
The duty to understand both sides of the Native American story (Story)
Aug 22, 2018
Girls Varsity Gold Tennis Team aces competition (Story)
May 24, 2018
Tennis individuals head into state (Story)
May 23, 2018
What’s at the bottom of the ocean? (Story)
May 14, 2018
Sophomores challenge themselves through debates (Story)
May 14, 2018
Fighting smart phone addiction (Story)
May 03, 2018
Mayu Fukuda, 10 (Story/Media)
Apr 20, 2018
Shsleaf.org wins online Pacemaker award (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Rural Puerto Ricans face ongoing effects of hurricane (Story/Media)
Apr 10, 2018
Innovative students present at Buckeye Science Fair (Story)
Mar 20, 2018
Sally Ride (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
Lily Banke, 10 (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Brinkman shines on stage (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Varsity Girls Basketball: Looking back on season (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Gretchen Stommel, 10 (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Althea Gibson (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Q&A: Bao writes her way to recognition (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Young experimenters dabble in real world science (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Wave of activism lies ahead in new year (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
Homeless Care Club vs. Period Stigma (Story)
Dec 22, 2017
Teens traverse globe (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Puerto Rico fights uphill battle (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
Black Friday heads in new direction (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Lady Ave swimmers plunge into new season (Story/Media)
Oct 20, 2017
Team atmosphere replaces solitude in individual sports (Story/Media)
Oct 19, 2017
Puerto Rico cries for help (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
New skincare replenishes teens (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
Aves tennis builds one program (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
One student embodies versatility (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
SHS says ‘hola’ to culture (Story/Media)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Harsitha Kalaiarasan