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 currently a junior 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 spee...

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 junior who has been a part of the X-Ray for all her years at East. She is the Features Editor  this year, and her favorite part about X-Ray is getting to learn about others through interviews. Along with journali...

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.

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...

Kai Huang
Staff Writer

Kai Huang

Kai is a junior at East, and it is his first year on the X-ray staff. He says, "I’m excited to get involved in a new club and discover a new passion for journalism.”

Quinn Sidor
Staff Writer

Quinn Sidor

Quinn is a Junior at East. He is passionate about movies and music, and enjoys writing and reading. This is his first year on the X-ray staff, but he has been a longtime reader and is excited to join the team.  ...

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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