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East Side News

East Side News

The Student News Site of Plainfield East High School

East Side News

2023-2024 Staff

Staff Writer

Dominic Taylor

Hello, my name is Dominic Taylor and I am a sophomore at Plainfield East. This is my first year writing for East Side News. I enjoy writing, running, and talking about sports. I really look forward to writing for East Side News and hope to learn a lot about journalism. My go to lunch at school is a spicy chicken patty with mayo and a side of carrots, with some chocolate milk.

Staff Writer

Mia Debelevich

Hello, my name is Mia Debelevich. I am a senior and this is my first year in journalism. Aside from my love for reading and writing, music is my passion. My vinyl records are my most prized possession.

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Jacob Joiner

Hello. My Name is Jacob. I am a senior at East. This is my first year working on the paper. I joined because I enjoy interviewing and interacting with people and learning more about them. I enjoy music, basketball, video games, and spending time with friends and family.

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Edward Hambric

Hello, my name is Edward Hambric, I am a senior at Plainfield East, and this is my first year working with East Side News. I like sports, listening to music, playing video games, and hanging out with my friends. I'm really excited to be a part of this, and my goal after I graduate is to go to a 4-year school and get my degree in journalism to eventually become a sports journalist. I hope y'all enjoy...

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Sadie Hamilton

Hey! I'm Sadie. I'm a sophomore. This is my second year in journalism. I like reading and writing, and I love music :).

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Daniella Torres

Hola, my name is Daniella Torres, I am a Junior and this is my second year working with East Side News. I like writing and reading poetry, dancing, and listening to music. I'm very excited to be a part of the newspaper another year, hope you enjoy!

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Jasmine

Hey, my name is Jasmine and I am a sophomore. I find it exciting that I get to start working on helping with the school's newspaper! I like to draw, listen to music, talk to my friends, and to just chill and watch videos/shows.  :D

Emily Mendez
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Emily Mendez

Hello, my name is Emily Mendez. I'm a junior and this is my 3rd year in journalism. I enjoy reading, writing, and surprise surprise journalism. I love talking to new people and playing tennis even though I hate running. I hope y’all have fun reading our stories and interacting with East Side News!

Photographer

Luna Kenneally

Hello! My name is Luna, and I’m a sophomore. I enjoy reading, writing, and photography! Aside from Newspaper Club, I’m part of GSA and Tech Crew. I’m excited to help work on the school’s newspaper, and to start a new chapter here at East!

Editor-in-chief

Mia Graske

Hello, my name is Mia, and I am currently a senior. This is my third year on East Side News. I love music and art. I am looking forward to new stories and new opportunities this year.

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