Posted by: Staff | 01.01.2008

Meet the Newspaper Staff

The newspaper is run by a dedicated staff of around 30 students. Some are Beaver newspaper veterans, continuing the work of the Imprint. Most are new to the job. Some have been at Beaver for seven years; others, for just a couple. Selected staff profiles follow.

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Dan Katz ‘08 (Co-Editor in Chief) is the co-editor-in-chief and co-founder of the As-Yet-Unnamed Beaver Newspaper. Dan is a passionate writer; he began the newspaper with Jessica Penzias ’08 in order to share his enthusiasm with other Beaver students. He is presently writing and editing pieces. Selected Articles

Newspaper-Jess (100x100)Jessica Penzias ‘08 (Co-Editor in Chief) is the co-editor-in-chief and co-founder of the new Beaver Newspaper. She began the newspaper this year with Daniel Katz in order to give Beaver students an outlet to express their views through the written word. She is currently writing and editing pieces. Selected Articles

Newspaper-Adam (100x100)Adam Buchbinder ’09 (Sports writer) has not yet written a bio for himself. But it’s coming. We promise.

Adina Jick ’10 is a sophomore. She is writing for the Current Events section of The Beaver Reader.

Newspaper-Ali (100x100)Ali Cooper ‘09 (School Life columnist) has been at Beaver since sixth grade. She writes the advice column "Ask Coop" as well as “The Scoop From Coop” that appears in the school life section. She is an avid horseback rider. Ali summers on Martha’s Vineyard and works at Vineyard Vines. Selected Articles

Becca Pleskow ’10 is a sophomore. She writes for the Current Events section. She has been at Beaver since the sixth grade.

Newspaper-Carrie (100x100) Carrie Widmer ’10 (Copy editor/Arts writer) has been at Beaver since 9th grade. She writes regular movie reviews. She is interested in arts and current events.

Buzz Haverty ’10 has not yet written a bio.

Newspaper-Dana (100x100)Dana Spigelman ‘08 (Sports editor) hasn’t written one, either.

Daniel Woo ‘08 (Arts section writer) has not written a bio either.

Danielle Bynoe ’10 has not yet written a bio, either. Wow, the D’s are in rough shape, eh?

Newspaper-Emily (100x100) Emily Belowich ‘11 (writer) has been at Beaver since the sixth grade and is a member of the freshman class. Besides writing for all different sections of the newspaper, Emily is also a member of student council. She is a devoted basketball player and a member of the cross-country team as well.

Newspaper-Erik (100x100) Erik Tobias ‘09 (Sports & Editorials writer) has been at Beaver since the sixth grade and is currently the treasurer of his junior class. He is also an active participant in Model UN and competes on Beaver’s Varsity Golf and Tennis teams. Selected articles

Newspaper-Gabby (100x100) Gabby Gutman ‘11 (School Life writer) has been at Beaver since 7th grade. She writes for the school features section. Her other school activities include soccer, basketball, and tennis.

Haley Peck ’10 is a sophomore. She has been at Beaver since seventh grade. She writes recipes with Riki Adams for the Fun section. She plays tennis and the clarinet.

Jared Bellot ’10 has not yet written a bio.

Newspaper-Jeff (100x100)Jeff Higgins ‘08 (Editorials) writes for the op-ed section and takes fierce pride in the recently founded newspaper. Jeff is currently in his second year at Beaver. His many hobbies include the piano, basketball, and lacrosse.

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Newspaper-Jehane (100x100)Jehane Samaha ‘09 (Faculty Spotlights) has been writing articles for the School Features section and interviewing new teachers for “Faculty Spotlights.” She sees this column as a way to connect the school community with its new members.

Juliana Locke ‘08 (Editorials)

Newspaper-Laura2 (100x100)Laura Bulkeley ’08 (Sports editor) is a senior. She is co-editor of the sports section of the new student newspaper with Dana Spigelman. Laura is editor of the sports section because she enjoys sports and wants to spread awareness of both Beaver sports and out-of-school sports to people in the Beaver community. She is currently writing and editing pieces for the newspaper.

Newspaper-Liz (100x100) Liz Cobb ’08 (Business Manager/Student Council liaison) has been at Beaver since the sixth grade. She is the all-school treasurer and she writes regular updates on the activities of the student council.

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Newspaper-Maddy (100x100) Maddy Kiefer ’08 (School Life editor) is currently a senior and has been at Beaver since sixth grade. She is the School Life editor, covering all articles written about school life at Beaver. She is most famous for her blockbuster series "The Mysteries of Beaver," which managed to get a whole page to themselves in Issue No. 1.

Marco Fabrizio ’09 (Sports/Current Events writer) has been at Beaver since ninth grade. He plays varsity soccer and is interested in sports, politics, and current events.

Margaret Gregory ’10 has not yet written a bio.

Newspaper-Max (100x100) Maxwell Campion ‘09 (Sports/Current Events writer) writes articles for both the sports and current events sections. He has been at Beaver since seventh grade. He is a member of the golf team and has been involved in politics his entire life.

Newspaper-Michael (100x100) Michael Firer ’09 (Writer) puts the "pun" in "punditry." In his spare time, Michael enjoys masked vigilantism, fighting terrorists, and lunchables.

Nicole Cassels ‘08 (Design Chief)

Olivia Carye-Hallstein ‘10 (Photographer)

Peter Wilmot ’10 has not yet written a bio. But you don’t need a bio to know he’s our fearless leader, our All School President. 🙂

Riki Adams ’10 is in her fourth year at Beaver. She writes the baking column with Haley Peck. She plays field hockey and the drums.

Sam Freeman ’10 has not yet written a bio.

Newspaper-Sam (100x100)Sam O’Reilly ‘09 (Editorials) describes himself thusly: “My name is Sam O’Reilly and I have been at Beaver since the sixth grade. I write editorials and my style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, I am just ferocious.”

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Newspaper-Sara (100x100) Sara Marsh ’09 (Arts writer) has been at Beaver since sixth grade. She writes entertainment and media articles for the arts section. She is a tennis player and skier. She also loves to shop.

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Newspaper-Sarah (100x100) Sarah Mink ‘08 (Art director/Current Events writer) has been at Beaver for four years and she currently writes for the arts section. Her interests, however, do not end there. She is also passionate about social action and politics.

Sheree Daly ’09 has not yet written a bio.

Sheyda Bautista-Saeyan ’10 has not yet written a bio.

Newspaper-Taylor (100x100) Taylor Haigler ’08 (Design chief/Arts editor) is a member of the class of 2008. She is the editor for the arts section as well as a current events writer for the new Beaver Newspaper. She enjoys writing analytically, researching for her articles, and working with the newspaper staff in the arts section to complete their pieces.

Newspaper-Toph (100x100) Toph Tucker ‘08 (Managing editor/Current Events editor) is a proud lifer and a member of the class of 2008. He is managing editor of the newspaper, contributes articles here and there, maintains the web site, and is currently trying to get more video online. He firmly believes that advisories should still be mixed-grade, that the old playground was better, and that Wikipedia is Truth. His favorite movie, book, album, game, web site, and event of 1977 is Star Wars.

Newspaper-Tyler (100x100) Tyler Starr ‘10 (Arts/Sports writer) is currently writing for the sports section. Starr is an avid sports fan, who loves watching and competing in sports events in and out of school.

Vivek Pai ‘08 (Production manager)

Newspaper-Zach (100x100) Zach Levandov ‘08 (Writer) is in the midst of his fourth year at Beaver. He is new to the newspaper staff. He is a member of the upper-school winter play, varsity soccer, varsity lacrosse, and senior jazz band. He is also a tour guide for the office of admissions.

Newspaper-Lieser (100x100) Mr. Lieser is the newspaper’s faculty advisor. He is new to Beaver this year. You can read more about him in our first Faculty Spotlight.

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