2020-2021 Staff

Khadijah Halim

Staff Writer

I'm a sophomore this year at Plainfield East. This is my first year in Journalism, and I'm very excited to contribute in creating our school's newspaper.

Ameera Haque

Staff Writer

Rapunzel. Literary Connoisseur. Nerd-in-Denial. I prefer just being called Ameera, though. I am a Senior at East and a Staff Writer for East Side news. This is my second and final year in Journalism.

Mikaela Ramirez

Staff Writer

Greetings, tis I, a staff writer on East Side News. I'm apparently a senior now and one step closer to more responsibility. This will be my second and final year on the team and I'm just glad to be here.

Rayne Branch

Staff Writer

heyy!! names is Rayne, pronounced "Rain." I am a sophomore, and this is my 2nd year in ESN

Adam Jackson


Eddie Burgin

Poll Editor

Heya! I'm a junior, and this is my second year in journalism. I love poetry, storytelling, drawing, and all things creative. I also enjoy horror and worked at a haunted house!

Kaely Espinoza

Sports Editor

Hello, This is my first year in journalism! I’m a sophomore and my many favorite things include playing volleyball and soccer on a competitive level. I love to help others around me and watch many movies.

Laine Cibulskis


Writing is one of my many passions. I'm a junior this year, and the Editor-in-chief of East Side News. I served as the News Editor and Social Media Director last year (my sophomore year), and as a staff writer my freshman year. I love exploring the happenings at our school and sharing them with our student body. Outside of journalism, I'm on Speech Team, Poetry Club (a club leader and prompt generator),...