The North Star

2019-2020 Staff

Rachel Hale

Editor-in-Chief

Rachel Hale is a senior and third-year staff member at The North Star. She is excited to serve as Editor-in-Chief this year and hopes to bring some creative ideas to the newsroom. In addition to her interest in journalism, Rachel ...

Megan Cablk

Managing Editor

Megan Cablk is a junior at Naperville North and is excited to start her second year of writing for The North Star as a Managing Editor. Outside of the newspaper, Megan participates in soccer, JSA, Junior Board, Peer Tutoring, PE L...

Annie Meyer

Managing Editor

Annie Meyer is a senior at Naperville North, and is so happy to be a part of The North Star staff. She is beyond honored to be the Managing Editor this year and hopes to help the paper grow and evolve. When Annie is not writing s...

Jack Tarantino

Multimedia Managing Editor

Jack Tarantino is a senior at Naperville North and is excited to return to The North Star. He’s ready to take on the job of Multimedia Managing Editor and pump out new, interesting content. When he’s not writing stories, he ...

Elly Laliberte

Multimedia Producer

Elly Laliberte is a senior this school year and is the Multimedia Producer. She is excited to work on the NOW and to enjoy her senior year. Outside of the Advanced Media Lab room she spends her time in the pool as well as wit...

Olivia Berry

Editorials Editor

Olivia is a senior at Naperville North, and is absolutely thrilled to return to write for The North Star for her second year. She is currently the Editorials Editor, and is ready to write and edit great reviews and columns fo...

Nicholas Chen

Hard News Editor

Nicholas Chen is a senior returning for his second year at The North Star as Hard News Editor. Continuing his quest to achieve news enlightenment, he hopes to share his passion for news with fellow staff and readers. Besides c...

Katie de Waard

Special Projects Managing Editor

Katie de Waard is a senior at Naperville North and the Special Projects Managing Editor for The North Star, looking to enhance staff storytelling. During her second year on staff, Katie would like to continue pursuing her love for f...

Harper Dhadde

Social Media Producer

Harper is a senior at Naperville North. She enjoys spending her time singing, dancing and writing music. She is a member of the NNHS show choir, Entourage, is very involved in theatre and is president of Korean Club. Harper loves be...

Laura Panayiotides

Staff Writer

Laura Panayiotides is a senior at Naperville North who is excited to continue writing for the North Star this coming year. She can’t wait to cover new events and improve her skills. When she’s not busy at school you can find...

Jonathan Cunningham

Staff Writer

Jonathan is a junior at Naperville North, and is super excited to write all things related to sports for The North Star in his first year. He plays both football and hockey for North and loves to read, watch and play anything spo...

Elena Bellisario

Staff Writer

Elena Bellisario is a senior at Naperville North and is excited to be working on The North Star for the first time. She mainly focuses on photography, but is excited to enhance her writing skills and write interesting news sto...

Beck Pamplin

Staff Writer

Beck is a senior at Naperville North, and is excited to write about clubs and LGBT issues at North. This is their first year writing for The North Star and they can’t wait to improve their journalism skills. Beck is an aspi...

Ellen Yandel

Staff Writer

Ellen Yandel is a junior and first-time staff member of The North Star. She is excited to be the paper’s Editorial Cartoonist this year, and to branch into other forms of reporting. When she’s not reading the news, Ellen enjoys d...

Tessa Devine

Staff Writer

Tessa Devine joined The North Star this year as a junior at Naperville North. She is so excited to build on her journalistic skills while connecting with the school and community in a unique and special way. In her free time, sh...

Beth Carlson

Staff Writer

Beth is a junior at Naperville North and will be joining The North Star staff this year. She is so excited to write new stories and bring new ideas to the newsroom. Beth is active in theater, North’s show choir, Peer Tutorin...

Adam Oppenheim

Staff Writer

Adam Oppenheim is a junior at Naperville North High School. He is the lead broadcaster for sporting events at Naperville North. He is an immense sports fan, and especially enjoys football. He’s also on the tennis team at Nort...

Alec Anstine

Staff Writer

Alec Anstine is a junior at Naperville North and this is his first year at The North Star. He really enjoys sports and is super excited to cover them this year. In his free time you can find him hanging out with friends and watchin...

Payton Schield

Staff Writer

Payton is a senior at Naperville North, and is excited to be a first-time staff member at The North Star. She focuses on photography, but is excited to incorporate writing and branch into other forms of multimedia. In her free...

June Sun

Staff Writer

June Sun is a senior at Naperville North and a first-time staff member at The North Star. She is excited to incorporate her filmmaking and photography skills into stories to create multimedia narratives. Outside of the newspaper, June r...

Lauren Somers

Staff Writer

Lauren Somers is a senior at Naperville North and is super excited to continue writing for The North Star for her second year. She can’t wait to try new things and improve her skills throughout the course of the year. When s...

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