The X-RAY

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2021-2022 Staff

Chloe Ladines
Editor-in-Chief

Chloe Ladines

Chloe is now in starting her fourth year on the X-ray staff. She likes to write news stories. She also likes to draw. She was planning to compete in the editorial cartoon and advertising events at Sectionals this year, but our ...

Katie Kempff
Editor-in-Chief

Katie Kempff

Katie is a senior who has been on the X-Ray for all of her years at East, and now holds the position of co-Editor. Katie participates in a number of other extra-curricular activities, including the track, diving, and speech t...

Kai Huang
Managing Editor

Kai Huang

Kai is a senior at East, and it is his second year on the X-ray staff. He is the current managing editor for the X-Ray and he says "I'm looking forward to ending my high school career with such an established journalism club."

Nia Cocroft
News Editor

Nia Cocroft

Nia is a sophomore at East and so it is her second year on the X-ray staff. She started off her newspaper career during Covidwith a column in the Opinions section about the impact and importance of remote learning. A highligh...

Serena Thakkar
Features Editor

Serena Thakkar

Serena is a senior who has been a part of the X-Ray for all her years at East. She is the Features Editor and her favorite part about X-Ray is  learning about others through interviews. Along with journalism, she is passionate a...

Harry Graham
Entertainment Editor

Harry Graham

Harry is a senior and is a staff writer and entertainment section editor for X-ray. This is his fourth year on the staff. Of his X-ray experience, he says, "I really enjoy journalistic and informative writing because it allows...

Kate Vassos
Photographer

Kate Vassos

Kate is a new staff member this year. She enjoys photography and hopes to contribute to the photography and graphics of the newspaper.

Jaden Venziano
Photographer

Jaden Venziano

Jaden is a junior and is in his third year on the newspaper staff. He has worked on sports and entertainment, but this year he is focusing on photography for the X-ray.

Allison Ollie
Staff Writer

Allison Ollie

Allison Ollie is a senior at East and a staff writer during her first year on the X-Ray team. She has an interest in politics, international news, and current events within the community. In addition to the X-Ray, Allison is the co...

Brynn Copp
Staff Writer

Brynn Copp

Brynn is a freshman in her first year at the X-ray Newspaper. She would like to focus on features and opinions this year. When she’s not at school, Brynn loves to curl up with a good book or spend time writing fantasy novels.

Sophia Smallwood
Staff Writer

Sophia Smallwood

Sophia is excited to begin her first year on X-ray as a sophomore at STCE. Sophia has a burning passion for journalism, which she hopes to go on to study as a major in the near future. Sophia is a published author, and her first...

Quinn Sidor
Staff Writer

Quinn Sidor

Quinn is a senior at East. He is passionate about movies and music, and enjoys writing and reading. He enjoys writing reviews, especially for independent and art-house films. This is his second year on the X-ray staff. Quinn ...

Leslie Ladowski
Adviser

Leslie Ladowski

Leslie Ladowski is an English teacher at East. She has taught here for a total of 20 years. She has been a yearbook adviser for five years and a newspaper adviser for five years. Some of her favorite parts of being a publications...

Jacob Stewart
Adviser

Jacob Stewart

Jake Stewart is an English teacher and instructional coach at St. Charles East High School; he has been teaching for 16 years.  He has been co-adviser to the newspaper since 2015. Mr. Stewart finds the most engaging part of worki...

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