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The Science Survey

2016-2017 Staff

Madiha Alam

News Editor & Staff Reporter

Madiha Alam is a News Editor for The Science Survey newspaper and an Academic Staff Reporter for the Observatory yearbook. Her favorite part of being a reporter and editor is having the opportunity to interview and to get to know alm...

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Raisa Alam

Staff Reporter

Raisa Alam is a Groups Section Editor for the Observatory Yearbook and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. Journalistic writing and photography allow Raisa to uncover and depict stories vividly.  Most of all, she enjoys the...

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Alexandria Ang

Business Manager & Staff Reporter

Alexandria Ang is a Business Manager for The Science Survey and an Academic Staff Reporter for the Observatory yearbook. An avid reader and environmental activist, Alexandria enjoys sharing her passion through writing....

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Kristina Ang

Staff Reporter

Kristina Ang is a Copy Chief for the Observatory Yearbook and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. Her favorite part about journalistic writing is being able to relate to the student body of Bronx Science. Besides the responsibilit...

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Ludy Ansty

Staff Reporter

Ludy Ansty is the Student Life Editor of the Yearbook and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. What she enjoys most about the class is taking photos of fellow students and community events. She also enjoys interviewing students...

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Alexa Asch

Business Manager & Staff Reporter

Alexa Asch is in her second year of journalism and is a Business Manager and Staff Reporter for The Science Survey, and a Student Life Reporter for The Observatory. Journalistic writing is appealing to Alexa because she enjoys captu...

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Samira Ashif

Staff Reporter

Samira Ashif is a Staff Reporter for the Science Survey and a People section reporter for The Observatory. Her work includes capturing the student body in a distinctive way that sets Bronx Science apart from other schools. Samira believes pho...

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Melina Asteriadis

Staff Reporter

Melina Asteriadis is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey, and is in her first year of the journalism class. Her favorite part of being a reporter is being able to uncover firsthand the diverse opinions of the school body. Me...

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Nistha Bade Shrestha

Features Editor & Staff Reporter

Nistha Bade Shrestha is a Feature Editor for the Science Survey and a Student Life Staff Reporter for the Observatory yearbook. This is her third year as a Science Survey staff member, and her first year as an Observatory staff member. Sh...

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Eric Baker

Editor-in-Chief & Staff Reporter

Eric Baker is an Editor-in-Chief for The Science Survey and a Copy Chief for the school’s yearbook, The Observatory.  He first became interested in journalism due to his fascination with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, and he ...

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Emily Bedolis

Online Newspaper Editor & Staff Reporter

Emily Bedolis is in her second year of journalism and is the Athletics Section Editor for The Observatory and the Online Newspaper Editor for The Science Survey.  When she is not doing schoolwork, Emily plays soccer for the B...

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Rajiv Beepat

Sports Editor & Staff Reporter

Rajiv Beepat is a Sports Editor for The Science Survey and an Athletics Section Reporter for The Observatory. A first year journalism student, Rajiv’s favorite aspect of journalism is the ability to capture even the most mu...

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Rahnuma Beheshti

A1 Editor & Staff Reporter

Rahnuma Beheshti is a Front Page Editor for The Science Survey, and a Groups Section Reporter for The Observatory Yearbook. Her favorite part about being a reporter is writing in a way that is both informative and entertaining. Ta...

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Allegra Berman

Editor-in-Chief & Staff Reporter

Allegra Berman is an Editor in Chief for The Science Survey and a Copy Editor for The Observatory yearbook. This is her second year writing for The Science Survey and her first working on The Observatory. When Allegra is not writing, ...

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Caleb Berman

Staff Reporter

Caleb Berman is an Editor in Chief for The Observatory yearbook and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. This is his second year writing for the yearbook, and he is excited by the challenge of also writing for The Science Survey. He love...

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Charlie Brownstein

Staff Reporter

Charlie Brownstein is the People Section Editor for The Observatory and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. This is her second year in journalism, and she looks forward to becoming more familiar with copy editing. When s...

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Ella Caine

Staff Reporter

Ella Caine is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and a Copy Chief for The Observatory. She enjoys helping to keep people informed about important issues through her writing and revealing new perspectives through photograph...

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Lori Chan

Graphic Designer & Staff Reporter

Lori Chan is a Graphic Designer and Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. She believes that the visuals of journalistic photography help tell a story from a different perspective. Outside of school, Lori is a boxer who loves to cook and...

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Lakhsmi Chatterjee

Staff Reporter

Lakhsmi Chatterjee is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and a People Section Staff Reporter for the The Observatory. She enjoys learning about different people and cultures, which inspired her to join the journalism class, and she e...

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Brandy Chen

Staff Reporter

Brandy Chen is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Editor-in-Chief for The Observatory. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and trying new food in restaurants around New York City. She also loves to ...

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Eliana Chiovetta

Staff Reporter

Eliana Chiovetta is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and a Reporter for the Student Life section of The Observatory. She has always loved writing, but her interest in journalism came from reading The Wall Street Journal. She loves i...

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Lauren Choi

Staff Reporter

Lauren Choi is in her second year of journalism. She is the People Section Editor for The Observatory and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. Outside of school, she enjoy finding nice cafes to frequent with her friends, not o...

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Ahana Chowdhury

Staff Reporter

Ahana Chowdhury is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Athletics Section Reporter for The Observatory. For Ahana, journalistic writing is one of the ways she expresses herself. She likes to meet and interact with new p...

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Raidah Chowdhury

Features Editor & Staff Reporter

Raidah Chowdhury is the Features Editor for The Science Survey and a Staff Reporter for The Observatory. She enjoys incorporating different opinions into her writing. In her free time, she likes to go to the restaurant Max Brenner. In colle...

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Raisa Chowdhury

Online Newspaper Editor & Staff Reporter

Raisa Chowdhury is the Online Editor for The Science Survey and and a Groups Section Reporter for The Observatory. She loves writing journalistic articles, because the style of writing is different from that of a conventional acad...

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Audrey Cicerello

Staff Reporter

Audrey Cicerello is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Academics Section Editor for The Observatory. She enjoys the adventurous aspects of journalistic writing and the creativity involved with gathering information a...

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Anna Clevenger

A&E Editor & Staff Reporter

Anna Clevenger is the Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Science Survey and a People Section Staff Reporter for The Observatory. She enjoys the unexpected ways that journalism serves to connect diverse audiences. In her free...

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Olivia Fair

Managing Editor & Staff Reporter

Olivia Fair is a Managing/Copy/Advisory Editor for The Science Survey and Academic Section Editor for The Observatory. She finds editorials on current events to be absolutely thrilling. She finds it appealing to be able to tell a comp...

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Michael Ferrari

Staff Reporter

Michael Ferrari is a Staff Reporter for both The Science Survey and The Observatory. Michael’s favorite aspect of journalistic writing is being able to share multiple points of views and looking at things differently. He enjoys ...

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Ryan Foo

Sports Editor & Staff Reporter

Ryan Foo is the Sports Editor for The Science Survey and a Groups Section Reporter for The Observatory. He loves interviewing students, teachers, and administrators when writing journalistic articles, because he believes that it is a great...

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Christina Ford

Director of Internet Technology

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Maya Goldberg

Staff Reporter

Maya Goldberg is a Staff Reporter for the Science Survey, and a Section Editor for the Academics section of the Observatory. To Maya, journalistic writing is most interesting because it can give a new perspective to a popular st...

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Tomas Greenberg

Staff Reporter

Tomas Greenberg is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and a Student Life Section Reporter for The Observatory. He loves photography in general, because he believes that photographs are the best way to capture memories and to t...

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Masato Hirakata

Staff Reporter

Masato Hirakata is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and a Groups Section Reporter for The Observatory. He enjoys expressing ideas and opinions in the journalistic articles that he writes, and especially appreciates it ...

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Abonee Hossain

Staff Reporter

Abonee Hossain is the Sidebar and Captions Editor of The Observatory and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. She enjoys journalistic writing very much and likes to write about a variety of topics such as fashion trends an...

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Afsana Hussain

A&E Editor & Staff Reporter

Afsana Hussain is the Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Science Survey and an Academic Staff Reporter for The Observatory. She finds her passion in snapping photographs of miscellaneous moments in pursuit of aesthetics, or...

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Mamadi Jallow

Spotlight Editor & Staff Reporter

Mamadi Jallow is a Spotlight Editor for The Science Survey and an Academics Staff Reporter for The Observatory. Mamadi enjoys reading and writing in his free time, and he is an avid fan of the writers Charles Dickens, Stephen K...

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Elizabeth Jung

Staff Reporter

Elizabeth Jung is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Athletics Staff Reporter for The Observatory. Elizabeth enjoys traveling and taking photos that capture valuable memories. In the future, Elizabeth hopes to cont...

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Tasmia Kabir

Spotlight Editor & Staff Reporter

Tasmia Kabir is a Spotlight editor for The Science Survey and a People staff reporter for The Observatory. In her second year of journalism, she enjoys connecting to students and understanding different perspectives when interviewing them for...

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Tasnim (Zara) Kabir

Editorial Editor & Staff Reporter

Tasnim Kabir is an Editorial editor for The Science Survey and an Academic Staff Reporter for The Observatory. As a Staff Reporter in the Journalism class for the past three years, Tasnim hopes to continue writing journalistic...

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Sinaia Keith Lang

Managing Editor & Staff Reporter

Sinaia Keith Lang is a Managing, Advisory, and Copy Editor for The Science Survey newspaper and a Managing Editor for The Observatory yearbook. In her second year of journalism, she oversees the meeting of deadlines and edits the ...

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Maha Khan

Staff Reporter

Maha Khan is the Captions Editor for The Observatory, and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. Her favorite part about journalism is the power of information. Maha has a passion for current events, and as such, she utilizes The...

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Radiah Khandokar

Staff Reporter

Radiah Khandokar is a staff reporter for The Science Survey and an Athletics Section reporter for The Observatory.  Radiah is drawn to journalism because she’s able to connect with Bronx Science students by sharing stories that...

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Christi Kim

Staff Reporter

Christi Kim is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey newspaper and a People Section Staff reporter for The Observatory yearbook. She enjoys journalism because she hears many interesting stories that she is able to report upon. It also ...

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Claudia Kitchen

Managing Editor & Staff Reporter

Claudia Kitchen is a Managing, Advisory, and Copy Editor for The Science Survey. This is her third year of working on the journalism staff at Bronx Science. She oversees the completion of deadlines and edits each article, checking ...

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Skylar Kleinman

Editorial Editor & Staff Reporter

Skylar Kleinman is an Editorial Editor for The Science Survey newspaper and a Sports Staff Reporter for The Observatory yearbook. She enjoys covering significant stories that may not otherwise get the attention that they deserve. Skylar...

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Jeffrey Ko

Sports Editor & Staff Reporter

Jeffrey Ko is the Sports Editor for The Science Survey and runs the Facebook edition of the publication. He is also an Academic Staff Reporter for the Observatory Yearbook. He understands that journalism serves to educate and t...

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Yuna Komiyama

Staff Reporter

Yuna Komiyama is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey newspaper and a Student Life Section editor for The Observatory yearbook. As a yearbook editor, she edits each article for its grammar and contents, and oversees any deadlines. Kom...

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Anastasia Koutavas

Spotlight Editor & Staff Reporter

Anastasia Koutavas is an Editor for the Spotlight section of The Science Survey, as well as a Student Groups Reporter for The Observatory. Koutavas believes that involving herself in journalistic writing and photography is a ...

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Bridget Kulcsar

News Editor & Staff Reporter

Bridget Kulcsar is a News Editor for The Science Survey and an Athletics Reporter for The Observatory. Bridget is in her first year of Journalism, and greatly enjoys writing articles that can tell a story as well as inform the reader abou...

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Ivan Lacroix

Staff Reporter

Ivan Lacroix is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey newspaper and an Athletics Staff Reporter for The Observatory yearbook. The work that he does for the two publications mainly consists of writing journalistic pieces and...

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Brianna Le

Business Manager & Staff Reporter

Brianna Le is a Business Manager for The Science Survey and a Student Life Reporter for The Observatory. In her second year of journalism, she finds journalistic writing appealing because she enjoys meeting different people and finding diff...

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Jeanette Lee

Copy Editor & Staff Reporter

Jeanette Lee is the Managing Editor for both The Science Survey and The Observatory. In her two years of journalism, she finds the most appealing aspect of the class to be her ability to unearth truths and intriguing information a...

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Sofie Levine

Staff Reporter

Sofie Levine is a Athletics Section Editor of The Observatory and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. In her second year of journalism, she loves to explore and learn the stories of Bronx Science students. ...

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Victoria Levy

Staff Reporter

Victoria Levy is a Staff Reporter for the Science Survey and an Athletics Section Reporter for The Observatory. ...

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Nicole Liberman

Staff Reporter

Nicole Liberman is a Copy Chief Editor of The Observatory and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. Nicole finds journalistic writing appealing because it helps inform the study body about issues relevant to them, allows her to tell...

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Fatema Lovely

A1 Editor & Staff Reporter

Fatema Lovely is an A1 Front Page Editor for The Science Survey, and an Academics Staff Reporter for The Observatory.  Fatema finds journalistic writing most appealing in that it informs the public about issues — current and old ...

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Vivian Ma

Staff Reporter

Vivian Ma is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey an Athletics Section Reporter for The Observatory. Although it is her first year as a reporter, she’s already found journalistic writing incredibly fascinating, especially because she ...

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Julia Maher

Staff Reporter

Julia Maher is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and a Groups Section Reporter for The Observatory. This is her first year as a part of the journalism class, and she greatly enjoys writing for the paper and yearbook because it is a fun...

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Sophie Malki

Staff Reporter

Sophie Malki is a Senior Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Academics Staff Reporter for The Observatory. She most enjoys getting to know her fellow students better through interviews, as well as reporting on the details ...

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Irene Masoutis

Staff Reporter

Irene Masoutis is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Athletics Section Reporter for The Observatory Yearbook. It is her first year in Journalism. She has already found intrigue in learning to tell a story without wor...

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Matilda Melkonian

Staff Reporter

Matilda Melkonian is a junior, and it is her first year in the journalism class. She is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Athletics Section Reporter for The Observatory. Matilda’s favorite aspect of journalistic writing is...

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Ismail Mustafa

Staff Reporter

Ismail Mustafa is a Senior Staff Reporter for The Science Survey, and a Student Life Reporter for The Observatory. This is his second year writing for the newspaper and his first year writing for the yearbook. Ismail’s favorite ...

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Nicole Neil

Staff Reporter

Nicole Neil is a Reporter for the Groups section of the Observatory, as well as a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. The most appealing aspect of journalism is being able to meet and talk to many different people with many differ...

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Gloria Ngan

News Editor & Staff Reporter

Gloria Ngan is a News Editor for The Science Survey and a Student Life Reporter for The Observatory, Bronx Science’s award-winning yearbook. While this is Gloria’s second year with The Science Survey, Gloria has grown to love writin...

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Seongji Oh

Staff Reporter

SeongJi Oh is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Editor-In-Chief for The Observatory Yearbook. She enjoys using journalistic writing as a unique form of coverage of the ever changing student body, and capturing snippets o...

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Jamie Powers

Managing Editor & Staff Reporter

Jamie Powers is a Managing and Copy Editor for The Science Survey and a Staff Reporter for The Observatory. This is her third year working for the paper. She enjoyed her time writing articles because she gets the opportunity to interact with s...

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Talia Protos

Staff Reporter

Talia Protos is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and a People Section Reporter for The Observatory. As a first-year journalism student, she enjoys writing about students’ experiences in other environments and capturing their personal...

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Jason Qu

Features Editor & Staff Reporter

Jason Qu is an Editor for the Feature Section of The Science Survey and a Staff Reporter for the People Section of The Observatory, working to include the perspective of the students of The Bronx High School of Science in the re...

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Shanzana Rashid

Staff Reporter

Shanzana Rashid is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Editor-in-Chief for The Observatory. As an explorer, she loves visiting famous cafes, restaurants, parks, and museum exhibitions; she's out to discover every gem in the cit...

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Ronin Rodkey

Copy Editor & Staff Reporter

Ronin Rodkey is a Managing Editor and Business Manager for The Science Survey, and a Managing Editor for The Observatory. This is Ronin’s second year in the journalism program at Bronx Science, where he writes and edits articles for bo...

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Jonathan Rodriguez

Staff Reporter

Jonathan Rodriguez is an Athletics Reporter for The Observatory, and a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey. Jonathan is a junior with an avid fascination for photography, urban culture, and fashion. Jonathan loves to take photos of people, ...

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Alana Rosenthal

Staff Reporter

Alana Rosenthal is an Editor-in-Chief of the Observatory and a Staff Reporter for the Science Survey. Alana finds journalistic writing extremely appealing because it allows her to inform others about exciting topics and explore her creati...

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Kaya Scheman

Editor-in-Chief & Staff Reporter

Kaya Scheman is an Editor-in-Chief for The Science Survey and a Staff Reporter for The Observatory. This is her third year on the newspaper and her first year writing for the yearbook. In her previous years as a reporter for The Survey...

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Elisa Schmidt

Online Newspaper Editor & Staff Reporter

Elisa Schmidt is an Editor for the Online Section of The Science Survey and is a Staff Reporter for The Observatory’s Academic section. Schmidt’s favorite part of journalistic writing is the expository element, where facts and c...

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Hyeon Jong (David) Shin

Editorial Editor & Staff Reporter

David Shin is the Editorial Editor for the Science Survey and a Student Life Reporter for the Observatory. Besides journalism, David is an active member of the arts community and is an oboist of various youth ensembles includi...

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Samuel Shapiro

Editor-in-Chief & Staff Reporter

Sam Shapiro is an Editor-in-Chief of The Science Survey and a Groups Section Reporter for The Observatory. He loves journalism because he enjoys learning about what’s going on in the world, and the process of figuring things out. He likes j...

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Maximilien Steiker

Business Manager & Staff Reporter

Max Steiker is a Staff Reporter and Business Editor for The Science Survey and an Athletics Section Reporter for The Observatory Yearbook. Steiker enjoys the freedom allowed by journalism, where topics that lack a true spotli...

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Stella Stephanopoulos

Editor-in-Chief & Staff Reporter

Stella Stephanopoulos is an Editor-In-Chief of The Science Survey and a staff writer for The Observatory. Stephanopoulos finds that journalism is exciting because it allows a writer to craft a story with a unique perspective to inform a dive...

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Kitri Sundaram

Staff Reporter

Kitri Sundaram is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and Groups Section Editor for The Observatory. As a staff reporter, she finds newsworthy stories and turns them into articles that will inform and entertain the student body. As Grou...

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Georgia Vasilopoulos

Editor-in-Chief & Staff Reporter

Georgia Vasilopoulos is an Editor-in-Chief for The Science Survey and a Staff Reporter for The Observatory. This is her third year on the newspaper staff and her first year writing for the yearbook. Georgia sees journalistic writing and photog...

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Sophia Xian

Arts & Entertainment Editor & Staff Reporter

Sophia Xian is the Arts and Entertainment Editor and for the Science Survey and a Staff Reporter for the Observatory. She is also the monthly crossword creator, and co-writes an advice column for every issue. For Sophia, the most appeali...

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Raheel Yanful

Graphic Designer & Staff Reporter

Raheel Yanful is an Editor/Designer for the Online Newspaper. He appreciates creativity and self-expression. Raheel isn’t himself without photography, code, and basketball. Raheel enjoys the fact that he can show himself throug...

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Zi Yun Ye

Assistant Director of Internet Technology

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Winni You

Staff Reporter

Winni You is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and a People Section Reporter for The Observatory Yearbook. Winni finds journalism to be appealing because it allows reporters to explore topics and express them from their own unique an...

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Emily Yu

Staff Reporter

Emily Yu is an Editor-in-Chief of The Observatory and a Staff Reporter for the Science Survey. Emily likes journalism because she likes to stay updated on what is going on around the world and likes to express her opinions on multi...

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Marco Zembo Palzer

Staff Reporter

Marco Zembo-Palzer is a Staff Reporter for The Science Survey and an Athletics Section Reporter for The Observatory. He feels that the major appeal in journalism is in the amount of different opinions and viewpoints on a certain top...

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