The North Star

2018-2019 Staff

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nicholas Chen

Staff Writer

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...

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...

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 enjoy 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 Korean ...

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...

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...

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...

Jack Tarantino

Staff 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...

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 ...

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...