WESS Side Stories

2022-2023 Staff

Jose Carlos Serrano
Editor in Cheif

Jose Carlos Serrano

Jose Carlos Serrano is a 10th grader at WESS. He enjoys hiking with his family, playing baseball, and Stop Motion Animation. Carlos writes reviews for movies and books as well as writing about current events. A fun fact about Carlos...

Mirella B
Multimedia Editor

Mirella B

Mirella B is a senior. She loves listening to music, reading, running, volunteering, and hanging out with friends. On the weekends, you can find her working on her short film sipping starbucks iced tea lemonade. This is her fourth...

Isabella Allensworth
Photography Co-Editor

Isabella Allensworth

Isabella (Izzy) Allensworth is a 10th grade student at Wess. She is one of the editors of the photography section on the WESS newspaper. A fun fact about her is that she is left-handed.

Adam Varsa
Photography Co-Editor

Adam Varsa

Adam Varsa is the Photography Co-Editor and writer for West Side Stories. In his free time, he enjoys studying finance, chess, psychology, and literature.

Olivia Lovci
Head of Digital Information Management

Olivia Lovci

Olivia Lovci is a 9th grader at WESS and is part of the digital information management team. She's really passionate about volleyball and loves the social media aspect of newspapers and literature distribution. One fun fact about...

Daisey Marciano
Head of Communications

Daisey Marciano

Daisey is a Ninth-grader here at Wess. In Daisey’s free time she enjoys going on runs, reading, hanging out with family/close friends, freewriting, and trying out new baking recipes! For Newspaper, Daisey is a reporter and works ...

Brandon C.
Multimedia Staff

Brandon C.

Brandon Chosed is a multitalented young adult. He just came off of his third show with the Met Opera called “Peter Grimes.” He is in the multimedia team and this year marks his third year with WESS Side Stories! ...

Jonah Vimont
Photography Team

Jonah Vimont

Jonah is a freshman at WESS. He currently works as a photographer for the newspaper and loves taking photos and improving his skills. In his free time, Jonah also enjoys running and reading.

Claudia Lin
Staff Writer

Claudia Lin

Avery Furey
Staff Writer

Avery Furey

Avery is a sophomore and has been at WESS since 6th grade. She loves cooking and making pancakes on Sundays. Avery loves going on walks and listening to music, especially Karma and Lake Shore Drive.

Sky Frisch
Staff Writer

Sky Frisch

Sky is a sophomore writer at WESS who enjoys pottery and creating art. They joined newspaper club looking for a place to openly talk about things that interest them.

Elvis
Staff Writer

Elvis

Elvis is a 9th Grader and Is a new student who joined the newspaper club this year! He hopes to contribute regularly and write about a lot of different topics.

Samara Parmett
Staff Writer

Samara Parmett

Sam is a WESS junior. They’re excited to be a part of the newspaper this year and work alongside a community of writers. Outside of newspaper, you can find Sam in a quiet corner reading all types of literature - especially philosophy.

Karolina Ward
Staff Writer

Karolina Ward

Kali Ward is currently a sophomore at WESS and excited for her first year on WESS Side Stories. As apart of the communications section, you can expect many multimedia projects as well as opinion pieces for the paper. Kali spends...

Advitya Singh
Staff Writer

Advitya Singh

Eloise Wyndowe
Staff Writer

Eloise Wyndowe

Eloise is a tenth-grade student. She is a reporter this year and is excited to continue her second year of writing with the newspaper. She is a member of the cross country and track team and enjoys baking, skiing, and hanging...

Staff Writer

Andrew Charles

Andrew Charles Klopp, a writer for the newspaper, prefers to be called Charles. He primarily writes opinion pieces on topics he has a vested interest.

Yelnur Abdushev
Staff Writer

Yelnur Abdushev

Yelnur is a senior at WESS, and it is his 6th year working on the school newspaper and his 3rd year as a WESS reporter. He enjoys writing about real-world problems and raising awareness in different communities in NYC and the...

Tessa Santoli

Tessa is a staff editor for the WESS newspaper. In her free time she enjoys, political theory, writing, and movies.

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