2013-2014 Staff Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Ardhys Deleon
ardhys.deleon@wjps.org
Bio: Hello readers and aspiring journalists, I am a batman obsessed teenager with a passion for journalism. I came into newspaper thinking that it wasn’t for me, but after just a couple of weeks, I discovered both the important and fun side of reporting. I work the best under stress, and even though sometimes I may say, ‘This so hard, I can’t do this,’ I still wouldn’t change a thing.

News editor and Copy editor: Sofia Khan
sofia.khan@wjps.org
Bio: Hey guys! I’m The Blazer’s news and copy editor. I’m obsessed with Teen Wolf and shows about weddings. I try to be the type of person who goes running every single morning, but I usually end up vegging out in front of my tv and playing games on my phone. I love writing stories and making people laugh. In the words of my dad, “If there’s food in front of me, I can’t help it.”

Feature editor: Alexander Mildener
alexander.mildener@wjps.org
Bio: I love writing, but I also have a passion for Marine Biology and traveling. A lot of my writing for The Blazer reflects this. I am in charge of all articles under the feature section. I love Harry Potter, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. I refer to them as my big three!

Entertainment editor: Katherine Capulong
katherine.capulong@wjps.org
Bio: My friends call me Kitty.  I’ve been writing since I was 8, and intend to do so until the day I die.  It’s a skill I cultivate, along with shopping, playing the piano, and editing.  I despise censorship and roll my eyes at sugarcoating the truth.  I enjoy musical theater every bit as much I enjoy sitting down with a bag of potato chips.

Opinions editor: Nadine Cavanaugh
nadine.cavanaugh@wjps.org
Bio: My name’s Nadine Cavanaugh, the Opinion editor, and you’d be surprised by how many people spell my name wrong! (I know I am). For me, journalism wasn’t something that I had a passion for from the get-go; it was something that grew (and is still growing) on me. I want to get savvy with cameras so I can invest in photojournalism, and hope to pursue it in the future, and/or be an author. If that fails, I’d like to go into radio broadcasting–appropriate, since I’m listening to the music all the time. I love The Doors and I’m sadly addicted to Game of Thrones, and everything else make-believe :P

Website Manager and Social Media editor: Sarah Babadzhanov
sarah.babadzhanov@wjps.org
Bio: Hi, I’m Sarah (the one with an ‘h’ at the end, followed by a really long last name, haha). I’m a design ninja. Food addict. Fitness guru. I’m in charge of this website and mostly anything tech-related for the WJPS Blazer. This basically means that I post all the articles and edit/manage this website with a critical eye and a vision for what it could be. I challenge myself to exceed my own expectations. I also occasionally draw, manage the social media, work for layout/design, and take pictures for the paper. I have a passion for psychology, web design, dance, art, and writing (specifically poetry).

Senior Fact-Checker: Gianfranco Leto
gianfranco.leto@wjps.org
Bio: Hey readers, I’m John and my job on the team is to ensure that all the staff’s research and facts in their articles are accurate. I’d also like to add that I’m among the newest in the senior team and I very much enjoy being a part of the Blazer. As a side note, I like to spend my time playing music (Piano & Guitar) and my favorite bands include The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.

Junior Fact-Checker:  Sabrina Holmes-Outlaw
sabrina.holmesoutlaw@wjps.org
Bio: Hey, my name is Sabrina. I’m in love with food and I enjoy dancing. I’ve been dancing since I was five. I now consider myself a queen of dance at this point. I’m really dedicated to dance practice and it’s truly a commitment in my life . My phone is my life; I won’t go anywhere without it. My favorite subjects are mathematics and science. Even though writing isn’t my best strength, I still try to make it enjoyable. Journalism to me is very engaging, interesting, and amazing. The idea of finding new events and thoughts to write about everyday can be quiet a handful, but very fun and realistic.

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