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East Side News

East Side News

The Student News Site of Plainfield East High School

East Side News

2022-2023 Staff

Staff Writer

Ben Zielinski

Hi, my name is Ben. I'm a senior and this is my first (and unfortunately last) year at East Side News. I like listening to music, watching movies, and reading books. I also play tennis and I think I'm getting pretty good.

Staff Writer

Daniella Torres

Hola, my name is Daniella Torres, I am a sophomore and this is my first year working with East Side News. I like writing and reading poetry, dancing, skateboarding (I am not very good), and listening to music. I'm very excited to be a part of the newspaper this year, hope you enjoy!

Saadia Musani
Staff Writer

Saadia Musani

Hey PEHS!! My name is Saadia and I'm a freshman. I love reading, writing, badminton, and traveling. I'm also part of MSA and do taekwondo after school. I'm super excited to be a part of ESN and help contribute to the newspaper!!

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Jasmine

Hey, my name is Jasmine and I am a freshman. 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

Jacob Langan
Staff Writer

Jacob Langan

Hello! I am Jacob Langan. I am a senior here and this is my first year with ESN. I am also involved in 3 other clubs, with those being Student Council, Yearbook and Poetry Club. I love to go on nature walks, cook, do photography and code. You might recognize my name from somewhere, and that's because I am well known around here :).

Emily Mendez
Staff Writer

Emily Mendez

Hello, my name is Emily Mendez. I'm a sophomore and this is my 2nd 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!

Staff Writer

Zaara Syeda

Hi, my name is Zaara Syeda. I'm currently a sophomore and this is my second year in East Side News. I like to read, scribble, play tennis, and random stuff.

Staff Writer

Khadijah Halim

Hello! My name is Khadijah Halim and I am a senior at PEHS this year. This is my third year in journalism, and I am very excited to further contribute in creating our school's newspaper. I enjoy reading books, yoga, listening to podcasts, running, and cooking/baking in my spare time. Have fun reading our newspaper!

Photographer

Olivia Kozak

Hi! My name is Olivia and I'm a freshman here at Plainfield East. I enjoy photography and take photos for East Side News. I play badminton and I like to hang out with my friends. I hope you enjoy our newspaper!

Photographer

Luna Kenneally

Hello! My name is Luna, and I’m a freshman. 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 junior. This is my second year on East Side News. I love music and art. I am looking forward to new stories and new opportunities this year.

Rayne Branch
Sports Editor

Rayne Branch

Ayo! My name's Rayne "Rain" Branch, senior, Sports Editor. I love to edit, make lil films, skateboard, and I love meeting new people. This is my 4th year in journalism. <33

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