2019-2020 Staff

Jas Sanghani

I am the editor-in-chief for my third and final year as a member of East Side News. Outside of journalism, I enjoy playing Fortnite and eating Portillo's chocolate cake.

Laine Cibulskis

Laine Cibulskis

Writing is one of my many passions. I'm a senior this year, and this is my second year as the Editor-in-chief of East Side News. I love exploring the happenings at our school and sharing them with our student body. I plan to pursue a career in journalism and communications as well. Outside of journalism, I'm the Speech Team Captain, a Poetry Club leader, the LitMag Editor-in-Chief, and I'm on the M...

Joaquin Braganza

Joaquin Braganza

  I am a senior, and this is my second year at East Side News.

Isabella Ghahtani

Isabella Ghahtani

Howdy! I'm a senior, and it is my second year in journalism. I enjoy writing (obviously), dancing, EDM, music festivals, sour candy, and traveling. I am looking forward to sharing my work with you. - Izzy G, out!

Katie Sisto

Katie Sisto

Heyo! I am a senior this year, and this is my second year at East Side News. I participate in concert band, Color Guard, and tech crew.

Rayne Branch

Rayne Branch

Ayo! my names Rayne "Rain" Branch , Junior, ( Sports editor ) I love to edit, make lil films, skateboard, and I love meeting new people. This is my 3rd year in journalism. <33

Carolyn Winiecki

This is my first year in journalism. I enjoy playing badminton on Plainfield East's team, tech crew, and volunteering through Key Club.

Matthew Manzella

This is my first year in journalism. I am a sophomore and play varsity soccer at Plainfield East. I enjoy being outside, running, hanging out with friends and family, and helping others.

Katrina Beier

Hi: This is my second year in journalism as a staff writer. I am on the tennis team, in NHS, and a peer tutor in the Media Center.

Savanna Thomas

Savanna Thomas

Hi: This is my second year in journalism. I enjoy art, photography, and music.

Amaris Lee

Amaris Lee

I am a senior at Plainfield East High School and a staff writer for East Side News. My favorite hobbies are writing, drawing, and hanging around my friends. I've been involved in Dance, Cheerleading, Track, and I am currently involved in Technical/Stage Crew for the Fall Play/Spring Musical. I enjoy being around animals, and I'm hoping to practice veterinary medicine when I go to college....

Ameera Haque

Ameera Haque

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.

Eddie Burgin

Eddie Burgin

My name's Eddie, I'm a senior, and I'm this year's Entertainment & Poll Editor. This is my third year on East Side News. I enjoy poetry, storytelling, and have always been a fan of Halloween and horror.

Aalya Masud

Aalya Masud

Hello! I am a sophomore. This is my first year as a member of the journalism team. My hobbies are reading, public speaking, and swimming.

Kaely Espinoza

Kaely Espinoza

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.

Jasmine Budzyn

Jasmine Budzyn

I aspire to graduate in the spring. This is my first year in journalism.

Amber Speer

Amber Speer

I'm a senior staff writer. I joined journalism this year because after high school I'm headed off the be a journalist for the Navy! Right now, I'm in tech crew and love sign language.

Rayessa Suarez

Rayessa Suarez

I am a senior staff writer. This is my first year in journalism.  I am on tech/stage crew for two years.

Isabel Herrera

Isabel Herrera

I'm a senior staff writer. I love bullet journaling, spoken word, and the color yellow.

Mikaela Ramirez

Mikaela Ramirez

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.

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