The Independent

2019-2020 Staff

Sophia Dambra

Sophia Dambra

Sophia D’Ambra. I’m a senior at Glenbard South Highschool and the photography editor for the 2020 GBS Newspaper. I enjoy being active, playing sports, and being involved with my community.

Sana Muneer

Sana Muneer

My name is Sana Muneer, I’m a sophomore and an editor for the Lenses section! In my free time, I participate in track, badminton, and theatre. I am involved in many clubs and love to read and bake in my free time. ...

Zainab Talha

Zainab Talha

My name is Zainab Talha. I am a sophomore and editor for Scoop and Bottom Line. In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing.  

Victoria Polinski

Victoria Polinski

I’m Victoria Polinski. I’m apart of the Lenses in newspaper. I also am on the JV dance team. 

Aisha Sudhir

Hi, I’m Aisha Sudhir, a senior at Glenbard South. I’m writing for the News section. I’m also apart of the art department and involved in yearbook club here at south and am planning to illustrate for the Independent. ...

Meghan Baehl

Meghan Baehl

Hi, I am Meghan Baehl and I am a senior at Glenbard South. This year I am the editor for the Independent’s sports section. I am involved in costumes and makeup for theatre, as well as acting on stage. I am also the co-club an...

Fatima Imam

Fatima Imam

I am a senior at Glenbard South this year and a writer for the news section in the Independent. I am also involved in the yearbook club and Future Medical Professionals Club, as well as NHS. In my free time, I like to paint a...

Sarah Parayno

Sarah Parayno

I’m Sarah Parayno, I’m a sophomore and I am a photographer for the Independent. I play violin for Glenbard South’s orchestra. I enjoy reading and playing badminton for our school’s team.

Jason Lo

Jason Lo

Hello my name is Jason. I am a freshman. I have many interests like beauty, tech, and music. I’m happy to be a part of newspaper this year.

Felicity Abbott

Felicity Abbott

My name is Felicity Abbott and I am a Sophomore editor for the News section of the newspaper. I am in various clubs at South and I also participate in volleyball, basketball, and soccer. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, ...

CD Menard

CD Menard

I am one of the Lenses writers.  I am passionate about current events, technological advances and science.

Sara Vangjeli

Sara Vangjeli

Hi, my name is Sara Vangjeli and I’m a senior. I am also an editor for cutting edge and one of the main anchors for the morning announcements. I like to play badminton and hang out with my friends alongside participating in nume...

Huda Saber

Huda Saber

My names is Huda and I’m a Bottom Line writer this year.

Gwyn Buckley

Gwyn Buckley

My names Gwyn Buckley and I will be writing for the Scoop this year. One fact about me is that I am a big food fan.   

Reagan Rude

Reagan Rude

My name is Reagan Rude and I am writing for the Scoop this year. I also participate in Science Olympiad and Math Team at Glenbard South.

Anna Novy

Anna Novy

I’m Anna Novy and I’m the editor of Nation. I have two brothers and a dog named Maera. 

Kylie Miskovic

My name is Kylie and I am writing for Lenses this year. I enjoy swimming and playing trombone.

Abby Showalter

Abby Showalter

I am the Social Media Editor for this year, I am involved with various clubs at this school and am a member of the Varsity Soccer team.

Mint Sungvornyothin

Hi. I'm Mint, and I'm a senior as well as the editor of bottom line for the Independent. I enjoy traveling to new places and playing with my cat.

Sophie Guastaferri

Sophie Guastaferri

I’m a photography editor and one of the weekly raider anchors.

Aliyah Edelstein

I am a writer and editor for the sports section. I dance in and out of school, play in orchestra, and love to read.  

Tyler Meeks

Tyler Meeks

I am a co-editor for the World News section of the 2019-20 Newspaper.

Shayan Malik

Shayan Malik

I like writing and unleashing my creativity through newspaper. Besides writing, I enjoy running cross country and track and performing for Speech/Forensics.

Elizabeth Wessel

Elizabeth Wessel

I am the Co-Editor in Chief and the Copy Editor for the 2019-20 Newspaper. Besides editing, I am a competitive figure skater outside of school.

Olivia Kempfe

I'm a senior at Glenbard South Highschool and the Editor in Chief for the GBS Independent.

Natalia Santis

Natalia Santis

Natalia is a senior at Glenbard South and an editor for The Independent. In addition to her work on the newspaper staff, Natalia is a member of Model UN and scholastic bowl. Additionally, she is also in the music department, specific...

Michaela Reif

Michaela Reif

Michaela is a senior at Glenbard South and an editor for The Independent. Michaela is very involved in the Raider community, participating in clubs such as Student Council, Key Club, Food 4 Kids, Mock Trial and more. In her f...

Olivia Bachar

Olivia Bachar

I am a Co-News Editor on the 2019-2020 Independent this year. I enjoy theatre,  Marvel movies, and playing with my dog Winnie.  

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