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

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),...

Joaquin Braganza

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Isabel Herrera

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

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.

Rayne Branch

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

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