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East Side News

East Side News

The Student News Site of Plainfield East High School

East Side News

2021-2022 Staff

Emily Mendez

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!

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.

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.

Rayne Branch

Rayne Branch

Ayo! my names 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

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!

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.

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...

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