The Student News Site of Tenafly High School

The Echo

The Student News Site of Tenafly High School

The Echo

The Student News Site of Tenafly High School

The Echo

2023-2024 Staff

Junhyoung (Edward) Kim
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Junhyoung (Edward) Kim

Junhyoung (Edward) Kim ('24) is excited to be Co-Editor-in-Chief for The Echo. Check out "Ed on Ed" where he discusses everything related to education! Aside from writing, he runs the debate team and enjoys going to the city....

Liam Tenenbaum
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Liam Tenenbaum

Liam Tenenbaum ('25) is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Echo. He enjoys writing satire based and opinionated journalism. He enjoys skiing competitively, traveling the world, trying new food, and watching sports games.

Charley Levine
Managing Editor

Charley Levine

Charley Levine ('25) is the Managing Editor of The Echo. She is an avid writer who particularly enjoys opinionated journalism. Charley spends much of her free time on the soccer and lacrosse fields as well as with her friends ...

Pablo Estua Carrillo
Sports Editor

Pablo Estua Carrillo

Pablo Estua Carrillo ('25) is excited to be Sports Editor of The Echo. He mainly enjoys writing stories about sports, but he can write about any topic that presents before him. Outside of school, he runs for the THS Cross Country ...

Heeseo Yoon
Junior Editor

Heeseo Yoon

Heeseo Yoon ('25), Echo's Junior Editor, enjoys writing about world affairs and creating cartoons.

Kailyn Cho
Senior Staff Writer

Kailyn Cho

Kailyn Cho ('25) is excited to be a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo. She enjoys playing tennis, traveling around the world, and chasing sunsets.

Kavya Chettur
Senior Staff Writer

Kavya Chettur

Kavya Chettur ('25) is excited to be a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo! She is interested in covering stories related to current events, student life, and science. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, playing lacrosse, and spen...

Edward Wang
Senior Staff Writer

Edward Wang

Edward Wang (‘26) is thrilled to be a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo. He primarily enjoys writing about STEM-related topics and is fascinated by scientific discoveries and advancements. In his free time, he enjoys practici...

JaeHa (Justin) Kim
Senior Staff Writer

JaeHa (Justin) Kim

JaeHa (Justin) Kim ('26) is excited to be a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo. He enjoys covering unique stories that some people may not know about and hopes that his writing can provide new knowledge and awareness. In his free...

David Shin
Senior Staff Writer

David Shin

David Shin ('25) is a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo. He is looking forward to covering stories of any genre that might pique the interest of students at Tenafly High School.

Anoushka Chakrabarti
Senior Staff Writer

Anoushka Chakrabarti

Anoushka Chakrabarti (’25) is a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo. Aside from writing about current events, she enjoys, reading, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

Jack Israel
Senior Staff Writer

Jack Israel

Jack Israel (‘24) is thrilled to be a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo. He enjoys reading and writing about many of the different topics for The Echo, especially in business, finance, and current events. He is excited to gro...

Alex Chizzik
Senior Staff Writer

Alex Chizzik

Alex Chizzik (’24) is thrilled to be a Senior Staff Writer for The Echo. She loves learning about current events, whether they be local or worldwide. In her free time, Alex enjoys dancing, listening to music, and spending time wit...

Joie Evar
Senior Staff Writer

Joie Evar

Joie Evar ('24), a Senior Staff Writer, loves to write and is passionate about informing people with news on The Echo. She likes to cover humor, pop culture, and all things that are relatable to the student life at THS. She ne...

Linda Xing
Staff Writer

Linda Xing

Linda Xing ('25) is excited to be a Staff Writer for The Echo this year.

Soeun Lee
Staff Writer

Soeun Lee

Soeun Lee ('27) is delighted to be a Staff Writer for The Echo. She was published in various national publications and was an editor of Limelight, the TMS literary magazine. She is excited to further expand her literary horizons...

Jehee Nam
Staff Writer

Jehee Nam

Jehee Nam ('27) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. She worked as a copyeditor for Tiger Tales, the TMS school newspaper and is excited to continue her work as a writer. In her spare time she enjoys listening to a variety of music ...

Ella Plotkin
Staff Writer

Ella Plotkin

Ella Plotkin (’27) is excited to cover stories discussing current events, entertainment and sports. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, lacrosse and basketball. She also likes to travel, listen to music, and spend time...

Hila Litvin
Staff Writer

Hila Litvin

Hila Litvin (’27) is excited to join The Echo. Other than having a passion for writing she also enjoys reading books and she loves acting. In her spare time, she does taekwondo, sings, and hangs out with her friends....

Amanda Forman
Staff Writer

Amanda Forman

Amanda Forman ('27) is excited to write many stories about current events and entertainment. She enjoys playing lacrosse and tennis, and hanging out with friends.

Jacob Dardashti
Staff Writer

Jacob Dardashti

Jacob Dardashti (’25) is excited to write for The Echo. He likes to play tennis, bake, and travel. He looks forward to sharing his stories with an audience.

Zoe Wasserlauf
Staff Writer

Zoe Wasserlauf

Zoe Wasserlauf ('27) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. She looks forward to writing about sports, entertainment, and current events. In her free time, Zoe loves to play soccer and basketball, as well as listen to music.

Maia Goldman
Staff Writer

Maia Goldman

Maia Goldman ('25) is excited to be writing for The Echo for this 2023-2024 school year! In her spare time, she enjoys being part of the Tenafly Tigers Marching Band, writing a plethora of creative stories, and watching the news...

Selah Jain
Staff Writer

Selah Jain

Selah Jain ('25) is thrilled to be a part of The Echo to discuss topics from pop culture to local events and everything in between! Selah is currently stage manager for the THS theater department as she has a big appreciation...

Serra Cetin
Staff Writer

Serra Cetin

Serra Cetin ('26) is excited to write for The Echo for the first time. She enjoys writing stories about current events, entertainment, and expressing her opinion in opinion pieces. She plays piano and is on a dance competition team....

Gili Shoval
Staff Writer

Gili Shoval

Gili Shoval ('27) is enrolled in Journalism this year, and she's excited to write for The Echo.

Orli Rosenstein
Staff Writer

Orli Rosenstein

Orli Rosenstein ('26) is very excited to write for The Echo. She is interested in writing stories about student life, current events, and entertainment. She enjoys traveling, playing lacrosse, and listening to music. ...

Zoe Sun
Staff Writer

Zoe Sun

Zoe Sun ('25) enjoys reading current events and is excited to write pieces focusing on student life, entertainment, and current events for The Echo.

Samantha Shanker
Staff Writer

Samantha Shanker

Samantha Shanker ('25) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. She is super thrilled to write more stories in the future for The Echo....

Meredith Ho
Staff Writer

Meredith Ho

Meredith Ho ('25) is an avid writer who enjoys doing it in her free time. She enjoys making videos, such as her segments on THS TV. Some of Meredith's additional interests are tennis and piano.

Davin Shin
Staff Writer

Davin Shin

Davin Shin ('26) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. He loves exploring controversial topics and sports. His hobbies include playing soccer, watching sports, reading, and hanging out with friends.

Jordan Yanowitz
Staff Writer

Jordan Yanowitz

Jordan Yanowitz ('25) is excited to cover stories discussing entertainment, sports, student life, and current events. In her free time, she enjoys baking desserts, playing soccer, traveling, and listening to music.

Farrah Israel
Staff Writer

Farrah Israel

Farrah Israel (’24) is thrilled to be a Staff Writer for The Echo. She enjoys catching up on current events and learning about what’s going on in the world. She is excited to share her writing on The Echo and inform others...

Marni Schwarz
Staff Writer

Marni Schwarz

Marni Schwarz (’24) is thrilled to be a Staff Writer for The Echo. She loves to read and write and looks forward to growing as a writer through her work on The Echo. Marni is most interested in reporting on current events th...

Guest Writer

Kate Situ

Arbel Avidan
Guest Writer

Arbel Avidan

Arbel Avidan ('27)

Ashley Kim
Guest Writer

Ashley Kim

Ashley Kim ('27) is excited to be a Guest Writer for The Echo. She enjoys writing about literature and philosophy. She is an avid reader and a fan of crime novels.

Richard Cavaliere-Mazziotta
Guest Writer

Richard Cavaliere-Mazziotta

Richard Cavaliere-Mazziotta ('25) is a Guest Writer for The Echo.

Lucia Martinez-Pelaez
Guest Writer

Lucia Martinez-Pelaez

Lucia Martinez-Pelaez ('25) is very excited to be a guest writer in The Echo. She is an avid reader and loves to keep up with international as well as school news. Outside of school she loves to run, sew, and hike as well as ...

Reika Chakrabarti
Guest Writer

Reika Chakrabarti

Reika Chakrabarti (’27) is a Guest Writer for The Echo. She enjoys writing and expressing herself through words and artforms, especially piano and ballet. In her freetime, Reika listens to music and spends time with her fri...

Guy Oelsner
Guest Writer

Guy Oelsner

Guy Oelsner ('26)  is very excited to write for The Echo. He likes writing about sports, major events, and big upcoming events. He also enjoys wrestling and hanging out with friends.

Gain Lim
Guest Writer

Gain Lim

Gain Lim ('25) is excited to write for The Echo this year! She is interested in writing pieces on student life, current events, and films. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and playing sports.

Calvin Du
Guest Writer

Calvin Du

Calvin Du ('26) is excited to write for The Echo. In his leisure time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends, listening to music, and playing chess.

Nikhil Lewis
Guest Writer

Nikhil Lewis

Nikhil Lewis ('26) is excited to be a guest writer for The Echo. Outside of school, he enjoys participating in public forum debate, playing video games, and playing the clarinet and the piano. He likes covering topics in pop c...

Keeran Patel
Guest Writer

Keeran Patel

Keeran Patel (’27) is thrilled to be a part of The Echo. Aside from school and her love for writing, she enjoys playing the violin, reading all kinds of literature, and spending time with friends and family.

Sabina Cowen
Guest Writer

Sabina Cowen

Sabina Cowen ('27) is a Guest Writer for The Echo. Besides doing work associated with her academics, she enjoys spending her time cooking and listing new additions to her library at home. She is excited to bring her stories to THS!...

Maria Estua Carrillo
Guest Writer

Maria Estua Carrillo

Maria Estua Carrillo (’27) is thrilled to be a Guest Writer for The Echo. She enjoys running for the THS cross country team, she participates in the track and field teams, and she play the violin for the THS symphony orches...

Yui Kaito
Guest Writer

Yui Kaito

Yui Kaito ('27) is excited to be a Guest Writer for The Echo this year. She loves to write, read, and spend time outside. In her free time, she likes to exercise, eat, write in her journal, and spend time with her family. ...

Alex Klein
Guest Writer

Alex Klein

Alex Klein ('25) is excited to be part of The Echo. He enjoys writing about professional sports, as well as playing sports and traveling. His favorite subject in school is history.

Rotem Landau
Guest Writer

Rotem Landau

Rotem Landau ('27) is a freshman with dreams of becoming a writer in the future. She hopes to learn and gain a lot through her experiences in The Echo. Other than writing, she likes listening to music, drawing, and reading. 

Isaac Topfer
Guest Writer

Isaac Topfer

Isaac Topfer ('25) is beyond excited to be a part of The Echo and to write about contemporary events and pop culture. Isaac loves to learn, play sports, hang out with friends, and try new things. He is a member in various clu...

Brian Oh
Guest Writer

Brian Oh

Brian Oh ('26) recently started writing for The Echo. He is looking forward to writing about student life. In his free time, he enjoys learning about urbanism and playing video games.

Brianna Cavadias
Guest Writer

Brianna Cavadias

Brianna Cavadias ('27) is excited to write for The Echo. She likes writing opinion pieces, playing softball or volleyball, and going out with friends.

Jessica Stewart
Guest Writer

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart ('27) is enrolled in Journalism this year and is excited to be writing for The Echo. She enjoys playing hockey, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends.

Olivia Kee
Guest Writer

Olivia Kee

Olivia Kee ('25) is excited to be a Guest Writer for The Echo this year! She enjoys writing pieces about current events and student life. In her free time, she enjoys cheerleading, dancing, and listening to music.

Sophia Lee
Guest Writer

Sophia Lee

Sophia Lee ('25) is an avid reader, tennis player, and foodie. She's excited to write for The Echo.

Grace Kim
Guest Writer

Grace Kim

Juhee Kim is a Guest Writer for The Echo. Aside from writing, she is a big fan of mock trials and is passionate about studying past cases and staying informed about current events. In her spare time, she plays lacrosse, plays gu...

Val Reyes
Guest Writer

Val Reyes

Val Reyes ('26) is excited to write stories in The Echo about pop culture, current events, and student life. In her free time, she likes music, painting, and baking pastries.

Anthony Kang
Guest Writer

Anthony Kang

Anthony Kang ('26) is excited to be a Guest Writer for The Echo. He enjoys writing about current events and contemporary issues. In his free time he likes to play soccer and spend time with friends.

Sara Hau
Guest Writer

Sara Hau

Sara Hau ('25) is so happy to be a Guest Writer for The Echo! English and Math are her favorite subjects in school, and she loves creative writing in her free time. She also enjoys being class secretary as well as performing...

Anna Buchanan
Guest Writer

Anna Buchanan

Anna Buchanan ('25) is thrilled to be a Guest Writer for The Echo. She is interested in writing about current events and pop culture and is looking forward to sharing her writing with others.

Noah Shin
Guest Writer

Noah Shin

Noah Shin ('26) is excited to be writing for The Echo.

Jocelyn Kim
Guest Writer

Jocelyn Kim

Jocelyn Kim ('25) is excited to be a Guest Writer for The Echo. She is a part of the cheer team and culinary club.

Tony Yoo
Guest Writer

Tony Yoo

Tony (Ganghyun) Yoo ('25) is thrilled to write for The Echo, especially about sports. In his free time, he loves to play soccer, run track and field, and hang out with his friends. He is thankful to express his interests through ...

Seihyun (Shawn) Lee
Guest Writer

Seihyun (Shawn) Lee

Seihyun (Shawn) Lee ('25) is excited to be a guest writer for The Echo. He enjoys sharing his stories and listening to others' stories. He also enjoys coding, so he made a social media site called Atrable, where people can sh...

Eden Garrett
Guest Writer

Eden Garrett

Eden Garrett ('24) is thrilled to be a Staff Writer for the Echo. She enjoys writing about current events, listening to music, traveling to new destinations, baking, and hanging out with friends. She is excited to be sharing her...

Mr. Whitehead
Echo Advisor

Mr. Whitehead

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