The Echo

2018-2019 Staff

Evan Hecht

Editor-in-Chief

Evan Hecht ('19), Editor-in-Chief alongside Nicole Shaker, has a passion for journalism. He is excited to continue the legacy of his sister, a former editor of The Echo. Evan enjoys writing arts and entertainment features, as w...

Nicole Shaker

Editor-in-Chief

Nicole Shaker ('20) is the Editor-in-Chief, alongside Evan Hecht, of The Echo. She loves to write about entertainment topics and is excited to have her pieces published in the school newspaper. She is a huge music enthusiast and that ...

Serenity Cray

Senior Editor

Serenity Cray ('19), Senior Editor, likes to voice her opinions and inform people on the latest topics through The Echo. She enjoys writing news articles and personal journal entries in her free time. When she isn’t typing o...

Aiden Kwen

Senior Editor

Aiden Kwen ('20), Senior Editor, is interested in interactions between pop culture and social issues; as the president of the Controversy Club at THS and a debate team captain outside of school, he enjoys argumentation and discussion....

Kathryn Zheng

Managing Editor

Kathryn Zheng (’20), Managing Editor, loves to read, write, and spout out random political facts to anyone within earshot. She can often be found hounding people to join Model UN, Chinese Culture Club, or Impact Ambassadors whi...

Priscilla Song

Managing Editor

Priscilla Song (‘20), Managing Editor, enjoys writing and reading. In her free time, she also likes to spend time with her family and participate in the school's Color Guard. She is excited to be working with The Echo and look...

Hunter Neuman

Sports Editor

Hunter Neuman ('20), Sports Editor, loves playing soccer and hopes to one day become a sports journalist. He is an avid fan of the Premier League, and his favorite team is Manchester United. In his spare time, he enjoys to pl...

Sophia Dongaris

Sports Editor

Sophia Dongaris ('20), Sports Editor, is excited to be a part of The Echo family and can't wait to publish more of her work. She enjoys playing soccer with her team and running track. In her spare time, she also enjoys free-wri...

Ariana Bondi

Social Media Editor

Ariana Bondi ('20), a Social Media Editor for The Echo, enjoys writing, photography, fashion, swimming, lacrosse, reading, and clubs. She is excited to be on the Echo staff.

Melina Lotito

Social Media Editor

Melina Lotito ('20), Social Media Editor, is thrilled to pursue her passion for writing in The Echo and can't wait to publish more of her stories. Other than writing, she enjoys playing volleyball and running track. In her spare time,...

Michelle Musheyev

Staff Writer

Michelle Musheyev ('20) likes reading and writing, but more importantly, she loves watching artsy and sometimes cringe-worthy films and discussing them with her friends. She does not like running track during the winter and spring...

Maya Kominsky

Staff Writer

Maya Kominsky ('20) is a Staff Writer for The Echo.

Emma Ziessler

Staff Writer

                Emma Ziessler ('20) loves to bake! No really, you’ll find her in the kitchen more than anywhere else. From cookies to cupcakes and truffles, she's there to pick up any b...

Laura Lee

Staff Writer

Laura Lee (’20) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. She is excited to combine her love for writing and baking to share new recipes. In addition to baking, she is interested in politics and pop culture, and she looks forward ...

Seren Park

Staff Writer

Seren Park ('21) is enrolled in Journalism and is exciting to be writing for The Echo.

Sabrina Li

Staff Writer

Sabrina Li ('20) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. She spends her days binge-watching Netflix shows and shamelessly singing in and out of the shower. Her favorite shows include Orange Is the New Black, Game of Thrones, and RuPau...

Alessandra Bontia

Staff Writer

Alessandra Bontia (’19) is a staff writer for The Echo. She enjoys listening to and discovering new music, learning more about pop culture, and being active. She is the captain of the softball team and enjoys being involved ...

Daniel Fabian

Staff Writer

Daniel Fabian (‘20) is a staff writer for The Echo. He has an immense passion for reading/writing about music and cinema. Daniel also has a strong interest in politics, and he is an active observer of important cultural ev...

Olivia Westfield

Staff Writer

Olivia Westfield ('19) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. Her hobbies, in addition to writing, include serving as the Class of 2019 secretary as well as secretary of both Film Club and TED-Ed Club. Olivia is super excited to contr...

Jonathan Tenenbaum

Staff Writer

Jonathan Tenenbaum ('21) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. He enjoys writing about pop culture, student life, and exploring politics as a teenage independent. He has begun working to start a school podcast in collaboration with Th...

Michelle Martinez

Staff Writer

Michelle Martinez ('19) is excited to be participating in the production of The Echo. Together with her co-astrologist Cindy, she is happy to provide an update on horoscopes and all things astrology. She is also looking forward ...

Cindy Flores

Staff Writer

Cindy Flores ('19) loves astrology. She and her co-astrologist Michelle are excited to bring their knowledge of the stars to all of The Echo's readers out there!

Chloe Altschul

Staff Writer

Chloe Altschul ('19) is excited to join The Echo as a Staff Writer. She enjoys being a part of the Tenafly Track & Field team and is an active member of the IMPACT club. Chloe looks forward to sharing her unique perspective with THS...

Mr. Whitehead

Echo Advisor

Mr. Whitehead is a teacher, poet, and crossword constructor. He has taught English at the school for twenty-two years. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, most notably in The New Yorker. His fourth collecti...

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