The Leaf

Amy Deng
Hello! My name is Amy Deng and I am a senior at Sycamore High School. This is my fourth year on staff and I currently hold the position of managing editor for the print magazine, The Leaf. My job is to design the style sheet, mentor new students, and oversee the design process of the print platform. I enjoy writing articles on multiple genres, including feature, news, and sports. In particular, I work with several design programs such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create pages and layouts for the Leaf. I joined journalism hoping to experience hands-on news coverage and to improve my writing skills. Over the years, I have grown to enjoy and value my experiences in the classroom. Through collaborating with other staff members, I have developed and improved my communication and leadership skills; and through working as a team, we have been able to produce an award-winning, student-run news magazine. I am excited for the new year and can’t wait to see what it holds! More about myself: I have always been involved with sports ever since I was a child. I participated in synchronized swimming for seven years and am currently a part of the school varsity swim team and during the offseason I am part of a club team, BASH. In addition, I have always been passionate about my cultural roots which is why I am the vice president of the Chinese Club. My role is to lead club presentations and organize bi-weekly activities. I also volunteer at Bethesda North Hospital as an escort where I discharge patients. Additionally, my favorite hobby is listening to music. I enjoy a wide span of genres and a few of my favorite artists include: Two Door Cinema Club, Mac Demarco, Beach House, Bon Iver, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, and Stevie Wonder. Quote to live by: “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others” - Audrey Hepburn.

Amy Deng, Managing Editor

Apr 25, 2017
Countdown to Graduation (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
How well do you know SHS history? (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Uber self-driving cars drive back on track (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
Netflix dominates the television industry (Story)
Mar 13, 2017
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
‘Moonlight’ makes mark in Oscar history (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Swimming sectionals lead into districts (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
Valentine’s Day guide, dating stories (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Lady Gaga Super Bowl performance draws no controversy (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
SAG award speeches turn political (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
‘La La Land’ leads Oscar nominations (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
Pollution in Beijing leads to health problems (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
Swim team heads into championship season (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
NHS induction ceremony recognizes outstanding students (Story)
Dec 15, 2016
New film ‘La La Land’ receives Oscar buzz (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
Plane crashes in Colombia (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Earthquake rocks New Zealand (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Global markets unsteady after Trump victory (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Vine disappears into history books (Story)
Oct 28, 2016
Women boycott Ivanka Trump clothing line (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Great Barrier Reef struggles to survive (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
Keeping majority of bee population under control (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
Hurricane Matthew pounds into Haiti (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
First presidential debate sparks tension (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
Drug war in Philippines draws tension (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
Chinese Club elects new officers (Story)
May 20, 2016
Clinton and Sanders battle for wins (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
Mitsubishi admits false tests (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Gender pay gap beginning to favor women (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
Wisconsin struggles to warm up to Trump (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
FBI manages to crack into San Bernardino suspect’s iPhone (Story)
Mar 20, 2016
Trump wins big on Super Tuesday (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Paris Fashion Week draws to a close (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Academy Awards race controversy (Story)
Feb 22, 2016
Grammy awards bring big winners (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
‘Alphabet’ becomes most valuable company in tech world (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
Mosquito spread Zika virus reaches US (Story)
Jan 13, 2016
Celebrating David Bowie: Legend in music and fashion (Story)
Dec 17, 2015
Kendrick Lamar leads grammy nominations (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
SHS alum Andrew Mott speaks about global citizenship (Story/Media)
Dec 07, 2015
Spotify increases in popularity (Story/Media)
Dec 02, 2015
Black Friday craze kicks off shopping season (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Russian plane crash: What really happened? (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
Bacon causes possible link to cancer (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
New PSAT format redesigns scoring and content (Story/Media)
Oct 25, 2015
Halloween haunts: a night of scares (Story/Media)
Oct 15, 2015
First Chinese scientist to win Nobel Prize finds cure for malaria (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
Emmy Winners List (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
First Chinese club meeting chooses advisors (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
National Coffee Day celebrates popular beverage (Story/Media)
May 17, 2015
Met Gala 2015 spotlights Chinese theme (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Relay for Life sparks interests to help others (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
New ‘Cinderella’ movie dances around sexism controversy (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Coachella portrays spectacular performances (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
AP Europe trip triumphs spring break (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Photo of the Day – March 25, 2015 (Media)
Mar 15, 2015
Spotify users continue to grow (Story)
Mar 14, 2015
AP Europe trip’s departure eminent (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Swimmers showcase talents throughout the season (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
Social media’s effect on teens (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
How chocolate can help relieve stress (Story)
Nov 07, 2014
Swimming season starts soon (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Ankle boots continue fall trend popularity (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
Popular Halloween candies of the year (Story)
Oct 16, 2014
Spirit week pumps up school enthusiasm (Story)
Oct 16, 2014
Top brain foods that help focus in school (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Students urged to attend homecoming (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Homecoming dresses of every style and what to wear with them (Story)
May 16, 2014
Tips on how to develop good study habits (Story)
May 09, 2014
Tips on how to stay organized in high school (Story)
May 02, 2014
Tips on how to manage your time (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
Coachella attracts young audience (Story)
Apr 23, 2014
New PARCC testing changes outlook on future online testing (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
‘G I R L’ by Pharrell Williams album review (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
Divergent movie sparks frenzy (Story)
Mar 21, 2014
Malaysian plane crashes in South Asia waters (Story)
Mar 07, 2014
Russia invades Ukraine borders (Story)
Mar 03, 2014
‘Demi’ by Demi Lovato album review (Story)
Feb 23, 2014
Swimmers excel at district swim meet (Story)
Feb 21, 2014
Top 10 Reasons Why Country Music is so Popular (Story)
Feb 16, 2014
‘Journals’ by Justin Bieber album review (Story)
Feb 15, 2014
‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ by Bruno Mars album review (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
‘Beyoncé’ by Beyoncé album review (Story)
Feb 09, 2014
‘Night Visions’ by Imagine Dragons album review (Story)
Jan 27, 2014
‘Frozen’ by Disney album review (Story)
Dec 11, 2013
‘Wrapped in Red’ by Kelly Clarkson album review (Story)
Dec 10, 2013
‘Midnight Memories’ by One Direction album review (Story)
Dec 01, 2013
‘Prism’ by Katy Perry album review (Story)
Nov 01, 2013
Reasons why pop music floods the charts with great hits (Story)
Oct 10, 2013
iTunes Top 10 Hit Songs (Story)
Oct 09, 2013
‘Bangerz’ by Miley Cyrus album review (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Amy Deng