The Independent

2019-2020 Staff

Zainab Talha

My name is Zainab. I am a freshman and a writer for the Scoop. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and baking.  

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

Hi, I am Meghan Baehl and I am a junior at Glenbard South this year and a writer for the Independent’s sports section. I am involved in costumes and makeup for theatre, as well acting on stage. My favorite activities to do in...

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

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

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

My name is Felicity Abbott and I am a freshman at Glenbard South High School. I play volleyball and basketball and enjoy reading, writing, and taking part in school events.

CD Menard

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

Sara Vangjeli

Hi, my name is Sara Vangjeli and I am the writer for Cutting-Edge. I enjoy playing badminton and soccer. 

Huda Saber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 writer for nation. I enjoy writing for the newspaper and participating in school activities. 

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 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

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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