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The North Star

2016-2017 Staff

Madison Hubbard

Staff Writer

Madison is a sophomore at Naperville North and a new member of the North Star. In addition to writing, she enjoys dancing and is a member of the Naperville North Dance Team. Madison loves making music, arguing about anything,...

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Tanya Iyer

Staff Writer

Suffering from sophomore-itis, this is Tanya's first year on the North Star. In tandem to serving as the Scholastic Bowl captain and a DECA Board Member, Tanya enjoys looking pseudo-smart in BPA and voicing her opinio...

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Elise Mulligan

Staff Writer

Elise Mulligan is a sophomore at Naperville North entering her first year on the North Star. She loves to dance and has been a part of Orchesis for two years. Elise enjoys playing the ukulele and going to youth group. She also...

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Will Trubshaw


Will Trubshaw is excited to return to The North Star for his second year on staff, and first as Editor-in-Chief. Will is a senior at North as well as a member of the Cross Country team and several other extra curricular activitie...

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Julia Donofrio

Managing Editor

Julia is a junior and this is her first year as Managing Editor of The North Star. She has been a part of the newspaper since the second semester of her sophomore year. In addition to writing, Julia loves to dance. She has bee...

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Alex Gray

Staff Writer

This is Alex's last year at Naperville North and first year on The North Star. Music and controversial topics are her favorite things to write about. She has a unrealistic passion for cheese....

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Masood Ahmed

Staff Writer

Masood Ahmed is a junior at Naperville North High School. He is very interested in politics and foreign affairs. Masood loves taking social science classes. He works at Jewel-Osco and he is a research board member for Model UN. He a...

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Hannah Jorstad

Hard News Editor

As a junior, this is Hannah’s first year working as a Staff Writer for The North Star. Additionally, Hannah works as a Co-Managing Editor for Vertigo, the school’s Literary Magazine, and is a dedicated member of the DECA B...

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Keely Doll

Assistant Features Editor

Keely Doll is a senior at Naperville North with an interest in pursuing journalism after college. This is her first year writing for The North Star and she’s looking forward to writing news and editorial articles. You can find Keely pla...

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Jacob de Waard

Staff Writer

Jacob de Waard is a junior who has his dog walk him. He enjoys eating pizza and taking day long naps. Jacob is also a victim of stage three writer's block.

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Audrey Iocca

Staff Writer

Junior Audrey Iocca is not only a staff member of The North Star, but also a Co-Managing Editor of Naperville North’s Literary Magazine, Vertigo. In addition to writing, she is dedicated to music and enjoys playing violin in...

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Brant Bednarz

Staff Writer

Brant Bednarz is a junior at Naperville North High School. He is an aspiring sports journalist/broadcaster who is passionate about politics, sports, and the Chicago Cubs. He enjoys writing with a distinct voice, especially in...

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Michael Nerud

Staff Writer

Michael Nerud is a senior at North and is passionate about cinematography, photography, and writing. He spends his free time traveling anywhere and everywhere, whether it be to the fictional worlds of films and books or to real c...

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Martin Herz

Staff Writer

Martin Herz is a junior at Naperville North High School. He writes with a gigantic knowledge bank as his source, especially in regards to the sports world. Martin is also very knowledgeable in the realm of politics and internati...

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Sam Oppenheim

Sports Editor

Sam Oppenheim is senior at Naperville North High School. He is the lead broadcaster for Naperville North sporting events and runs "The Overtime" sports podcast. He was also voted the funniest person at Naperville North, according ...

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Jacob Cronin

Staff Writer

Jacob Cronin is a senior at Naperville North High School who has participated in soccer, basketball, and Sports Broadcasting. Jacob loves trying new things and spending time with family and friends.

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Christina Provenzano

Staff Writer

Christina Provenzano is a senior this year. She’s looking forward to voicing her opinions in columns and editorials and also getting an outsider’s input on topics. Christina is quite the bagel enthusiast, a Show Choir chick,...

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Morgan Gerhardt

Staff Writer

Morgan Gerhardt is a senior this year. She looks forward to sharing her opinion through her stories. She enjoys Disney World, peaches, show choir, sarcasm, and dogs, in that order.

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Chris Kohley

Multimedia Editor

Chris Kohley is a senior and loves staying in tune with the world when it comes to the news. He writes, he shoots, and might ask you if his glasses are sitting too low on his face. Chris is returning to The North Star this year as ...

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Jayla Butler

Staff Writer

Junior Jayla Butler can typically be found in one of three places: on the track running for North’s Cross Country and Track teams, at the mall searching for the best deals, or in room 263 as one of The North Star’s newest st...

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Maddie Krebs

Staff Writer

Maddie Krebs is a junior at Naperville North and a first-year staff writer for The North Star. She has been a competitive hip hop dancer for seven years and loves dancing more than anything. On the weekends you will find her a...

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Julia Shanahan

Editorial Editor

Julia Shanahan is a proud senior here at Naperville North, and is excited for her second year writing for The North Star as the Editorial Editor. While competing on a competitive cheerleading team for her seventh year, she is alway...

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Marina Silva

Head Newswriter

Marina Silva is a senior at NNHS and is excited to a part of The North Star again this year as the Head News Writer. She is involved in Orchesis and is a First Class Leader. She wants to pursue a career as an on camera news a...

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Brandon Morrow

Advertising Manager

Brandon Morrow is the Advertising Manager for The North Star, and a senior at Naperville North. He plays water polo and is also a swimmer. He enjoys working out and teaching swim lessons at work. Brandon’s favorite thing to c...

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Kate Putman

Features Editor

Kate Putman is a junior at Naperville North and is in her second year on The North Star. This is her first year as the Feature Editor for the newspaper and she could not be more excited! When she is not writing, Kate enjoys play...

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