• Choir Concert in Little Theater Mar. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

  • ACT for Juniors Feb. 27

  • Fashion for the Cure (haircuts during lunch) Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Black History Month Assembly Feb. 23

The Leaf

‘More than just a drug problem’

‘More than just a drug problem’

Harsimran Makkad, Executive Web Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“America will not overcome this epidemic overnight. But just like Americans always will - I do think we have to change our ways, and we will - but we will prevail. We’re going to beat it.   “We’re going to get tough, we’re going to get angry, and we’re going to win,” said President...

Catching colds

Catching colds

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Winter and spring are the worst times to get sick. It seems that germs spread even more rapidly than they normally do. But even when students are sick, they still seem to come to school. School causes so much stress on students that many feel the need to still come even if they are feeling ill or...

January 2018 Columns: Taking action to combat sexism, looking at TV locations that exist in real life

January 2018 Columns: Taking action to combat sexism, looking at TV locations that exist in real life

Allyson Bonhaus and Sara Margolis

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns

OPINION: When I watched the Golden Globes, I thought, “This protest is amazing. The united effort they showed about a topic swept under the rug for too long is revolutionary.” And it was. But, the message on how to change society was not in the headlines. Actors and actresses have become sudd...

Kardashians influence spring fashion

Kardashians influence spring fashion

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Once the holidays are over, many quickly become tired of wearing itchy Christmas sweaters, lugging around bulky jackets, and having to cycle through jeans; to sum, winter fashion loses its charm. But there is an end in sight for winter fashion woes. Next month is the start of spring, making now the...

Freaky food dominates global eating

Freaky food dominates global eating

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Eating is an usual task of everyone’s daily lives. But in many countries, the “normal” food differs. In America, we enjoy different kinds of meat (mainly pork and beef), salads, different types of breads, and many others. Other people from around the world may find these weird, but that is a ch...

January 2018 Staff Editorial: Mental health is important to discuss

January 2018 Staff Editorial: Mental health is important to discuss

February 1, 2018


Filed under Staff Editorial

Mental health is an issue scarcely talked about in our society. Unlike physical injuries, mental health is not immediately, or in some cases ever, visible. Thus, these issues in adolescents are often dismissed and written off as “teenage angst.” Feeling sad or anxious is a normal part of any person’s...

The wrong conversation

The wrong conversation

Anisa Khatana, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every American high school student who has ever sat through a semester of health class in order to avoid the potential withholding of their diploma knows that the most effective form of birth control is abstinence. Or rather, that is what you could deduce from the final exam they so grudgingly filled...

National park advisory board resigns in protest

National park advisory board resigns in protest

Taylor Close, Leaflet Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Since his inauguration in January of last year, many people around the country have spoken out against President Donald Trump’s actions. There have been women’s marches, people standing in solidarity with immigrants, and multiple other acts of protest. One act of protest happened this month when ...

Society faces feminism

Society faces feminism

January 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Is feminism dead? Is the battle over? Women have won suffrage, are accepted into colleges, and hold executive positions. Lately, the exodus of sexual predators seems to signal a society that banishes all who do not respect women (and men). However, how many knew about the predators and let it continue?...

Elvis supports school arts

Elvis supports school arts

Jack Wolfe, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Elvis Presley helped support the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). Although Elvis died 41 years ago, an Elvis impersonator Dean Z made it feel like he came back for one last song. The SCPA held a fundraiser for the purpose of getting enough money to help support after school activities l...

Dating evolves through ages

Dating evolves through ages

Claire Myers, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many imagine their idea of the “perfect date.” The girl gets all dressed up in her favorite outfit. The boy goes up to the front door and meets her parents. Then, the two go to see a drive-in movie or a nice restaurant. But, in today’s society, it seems that the dating culture has changed. In...

Women’s March steps towards improvements

Women’s March steps towards improvements

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Sat., Jan. 20, thousands of women from all over the area dawned their pink caps, dotted the "I"’s on their signs and made their way down to the Freedom Center. It is the second year women and those in support of equal rights have joined together after the anniversary of President Donald Trump...

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