The North Star

2018-2019 Staff

Elise Mulligan

Editor-in-Chief

Elise Mulligan is ready for her senior year at Naperville North. As Editor-in-Chief of The North Star, she has big shoes to fill but is excited to help the staff produce groundbreaking content. When she’s not investigating co...

Rachel Hale

Managing Editor

Rachel Hale is a Junior at Naperville North and this is her second year working on The North Star staff. She is looking forward to being Managing Editor and is excited to gain more writing and editing experience. In addition ...

Erika Brandt

Multimedia Managing Editor

Erika is a senior and is very excited to return to the North Star as Multimedia Managing Editor and Social Media Manager. She also enjoys being anchor on the N.O.W. and is interested in investigative journalism and features. She ca...

Robyn Pease

Multimedia Producer

Robyn is a senior at Naperville North returning for her second year on The North Star and her first year as the Multimedia Producer. She is looking forward to building her own skills as well as working with the staff to produce ...

Kirubel Mesfin

Sports Editor

Kirubel Mesfin is a senior at Naperville North High School and serves as the Sports Editor and Multimedia Director for The North Star. He is looking forward to late-night writing sessions with the sports team and in-depth video making. In his f...

Tanya Iyer

Editorials Editor

Tanya is a senior at Naperville North, and can barely wait to get started with a new year for The North Star! As Editorials Editor, Tanya is responsible for helping her fellow reporters transform their political, social, and cu...

Emily Welp

Features Editor

Emily Welp is a senior at Naperville North High School and is returning for her second year on The North Star staff and her first year as features editor. When she’s not writing, you can find Emily running laps around the track...

Nicholas Chen

Hard News Editor

Nicholas Chen is a junior at Naperville North and eager to start his first year at The North Star. He looks forward to strengthening his writing skills and exploring the different areas of journalism. At North, he is apart of the cr...

Lauren Emrich

Graphics Editor

Jack Tarantino

Head News Writer

Jack Tarantino is a Junior at Naperville North and excited about his first year on The North Star. He’s excited to be a part of a news organization and hopes to cover some hard-hitting topics. When he’s not writing stories, he...

Madison Hubbard

Special Projects Editor

Olivia Berry

Staff Writer

Olivia is a Junior at NNHS, and this is her first year working for The North Star. She is beyond ecstatic to be a part of such a dedicated and intelligent group of people who are working in pursuit of a fair news media. In he...

Katie de Waard

Staff Writer

Katie joined The North Star this year as a junior at Naperville North. Passionate about anything from rom-coms to Barclays Premier League football, Katie enjoys photography and debating with her peers, and she is looking forwar...

Josh Pietsch

Staff Writer

Josh Pietsch is a senior at Naperville North and is in his first year at The North Star. He is very passionate about sports and is excited to participate in different areas of journalism this year. Josh runs cross country for t...

Tia Arcot

Staff Writer

Tia Arcot is a senior at Naperville North, and is excited to join the North Star this year. She loves to write, and currently serves as the PR manager of Vertigo LIterary Magazine. In her spare time, she can be found voluntee...

Drake MacIntyre

Staff Writer

Isha Mehta

Staff Writer

Isha Mehta loves photography and writing stories, however, in her free time she also enjoys playing her ukulele, reading books, and listening to cds on her boombox.  She also loves the snow and drinking tea. Isha is super exc...

Elly Laliberte

Staff Writer

Elly is a Junior at Naperville North who enjoys her time in the pool for both swim team and water polo. As her first year on the North Star she is looking forward to gaining a better understanding of journalistic styles of writin...

Noah Semeria

Staff Writer

Noah Semeria is a junior at Naperville North. He is very passionate about videography and hopes to create videos for the North Star. In his spare time, you can find Noah on the golf course, or all around the world creating trave...

Catrina Kujawa

Staff Writer

Catrina Kujawa has joined the news team as a senior at Naperville North. She is ready to take on any role to help out her newsroom teammates. She’s not the strongest writer, but she’s ready to learn from the best here at ...

Kathryn Melim

Staff Writer

Kathryn is a stressed-out Junior at Naperville North. She enjoys participating in many different activities, such as dancing, writing, cooking, writing music, and working out. Kathryn loves watching- and playing- sports, which is w...

Gracie Cheatham

Staff Writer

Gracie Cheatham is a junior at Naperville North and is thrilled about being apart of the The North Star crew this year. Other than writing and thinking of new ideas, she loves being apart of the cross country and track team h...

Lily McCormick

Staff Writer

What’s up, I’m Lily, I’m 16 and I only sort of know how to read but I’m a Junior at Naperville North and this is my first year doing photography for the North Star. I enjoy napping when it’s necessary, driving fairl...

Harpreet Dhadde

Staff Writer

Harper is a junior at Naperville North. She enjoys spending her time singing, dancing and playing the piano. She is a member of the NNHS show choir, High Heeled Harmony, and is very involved in theatre and is on the board for...

Sahil Tanna

Staff Writer

Sahil is a Junior at Naperville North and is looking forward to exploring his various interests in The North Star. He’s been playing tennis since he was 8 and is a member of North’s tennis team. He enjoys all types of music fro...

Lauren Guidish

Staff Writer

Lauren Guidish is a senior at Naperville North and is excited for her first (and last) semester working as a staff member for The North Star! She is looking forward to gaining journalism skills while spending time with some pretty...

Lauren Somers

Staff Writer

Lauren Somers is a junior at Naperville North with exciting ideas she can’t wait to bring to The North Star. She is so excited to share her passion for journalism with her amazing team of writers and step out of her comfort z...

Laura Panayiotides

Staff Writer

Laura Panayiotides is a junior at Naperville North who can’t wait to see what excitement her first year working on The North Star will bring. When she’s not busy with school you can find her baking cupcakes, hanging out with friends, volu...

Annie Meyer

Staff Writer

Annie Meyer is a junior at Naperville North who can’t wait to start her first year writing for The North Star. She is looking forward to working on stories that push her to grow as a journalist and develop her writing skills furthe...

Megan Cablk

Staff Writer

Megan Cablk is a sophomore at Naperville North and can’t wait to start writing for The North Star. She is excited to test the limits of her writing and step out of her comfort zone. Megan is involved with soccer, Junior State of A...

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