• Exam Week, December 16-19
  • End of 2nd Quarter, December 19
  • Winter Break, December 20-January 5

The Leaf

Halfway there

Halfway there

Lindsay Ruskin, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

   High school has not been what I expected.  People told me that friends change and classes get harder, but I didn’t really believe them.  I thought, “Maybe for them, but nothing will change for me.” Well, I was wrong.    Things have changed, and some of my friends have moved groups...

In defense of fanfiction

In defense of fanfiction

Anisa Khatana, Editor in Chief

January 27, 2020

It’s 2 a.m. on a Thursday and I’m slumped over my laptop again, procrastinating and seven thousand words deep in a story about an awkward secret werewolf, his mysterious secret vampire roommate, and the School of Magicks they both attend.    The characters and setting are familiar, cre...

Project Beauty

Project Beauty

Gaby Pereda, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Thomas Nguyen is one of the nation’s most renowned senior photographers. With over 53,000 followers on Instagram (@thomasnguyenphoto), his work has been nationally recognized by a myriad of well-known platforms such as “Senior Style Guide,” “Modern Teen Style,” and “Seniorologie”. Howe...

My First Indoor Track Meet

My First Indoor Track Meet

Claire Berlier, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

Indoor track or outdoor track? Winter or spring? You would think that running inside in the winter is essentially the same thing as running outside in the spring. Until I went to my first indoor track meet, I thought that too. Surprisingly, an athlete needs to pay attention to many differences.   ...

The beauty of diversifying your friend groups

The beauty of diversifying your friend groups

Gaby Pereda, Staff Writer

December 22, 2019

   As teenagers we all have to go through the journey of trying to find a group of people who make us feel at home, or a group of friends that seem to just click for us and allow us to be our true selves. For some, it may be easy; for others, not so much. The creation of friendships and strong bonds...

Glorified Overeating

Glorified Overeating

Ty Simmons, Staff Writer

December 21, 2019

   On Youtube, I’ve pretty much found every kind of video; from cat videos to how-to videos to prank videos, there is a large variety of different topics that can be features in a typical Youtube video. However, I was still surprised years ago when I saw my very first “mukbang”. A recent trend i...

Thyme and Co. 

Gabby Khodadad and Henry Loeb

December 20, 2019

Just Recently, the Gourmet Foods students spent their day cooking for their parents and friends to show the skills they gained during the semester-long class. Everything was made by students in "the restaurant," named Thyme and Co. The students not only focus on the homemade food they prepared, but they al...

Accidental entrepreneur

Accidental entrepreneur

Deeya Prakash, Opinion Editor

December 6, 2019

Junior Grace Zhang is easily one of the most over-involved highschoolers at SHS.    Not only is she a part of our very own journalism program, but she golfs, volunteers, takes a number of AP classes, and is participating in the mock trial team for her third year in a row.     However, per...

Study smarter not harder

Study smarter not harder

Charlotte Weiss, Feature Chief

December 5, 2019

As we approach Thanksgiving break, followed by exams and winter break, it is important to update your study habits to ensure the most amount of sleep and success. Use these few easy tips to improve your school experience and let you focus on having fun rather than doing homework.    Write ...

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