Meet The Authors & Editors

Editor-In-CHIEF

Justin Zimmerman

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2021

Editor-In-CHIEF

Justin Zimmerman (AIT Class of 2021) has been a part of the UCVTS Campus Chronicle for the past three years, starting as an author in his freshman year, author and news editor in his sophomore year, and now serving as an officer as a junior. Though he has recently taken to generally editing pieces more frequently, when he does write articles they tend to be focused on historical events or the sciences, with most of the articles taking a "This Month in History" stylistic tone. He has enjoyed his various roles throughout his years at AIT, and hopes to continue contributions into his senior year.

 

 
Arts & Culture EdItor

John Turner

John Turner has worked with the Campus Chronicle for the past three years. As an author, he enjoyed writing music reviews, and now serves as the Editor of Arts and Culture. He also manages Student Voices, an online journal that showcases the creative writing of UCVTS students. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry and recording music.

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2021

 
News

Megan Lahetta

Megan Lahetta is currently a UCTech senior. She has been part of the newspaper club since her sophomore year and is happy to serve as an editor this year. She is interested in exploring a variety of genres of journalism, namely book reviews and social science pieces.

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2021

 
Editor
Editor-In-CHIEF

Zoha Arif

Zoha Arif will graduate from the Academy for Information Technology in the spring of 2021. As someone with persistently shifting interests, she's not sure if she will ever develop a particular literary style but is excited to continue to indulge in literary experimentation and hybrid art. Her quarantine works have been on the beat of South Asian and Middle Eastern cultural history as she has spent the past frail, wobbly year rediscovering her family and thinking about why culture matters, if it really matters. She melts away her free time breathing peanut butter, eating autobiographies of sailors, drowning in questionable food science experiments, chasing squirrels, and learning how to sew. 

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2021

Kenna Srivastava

Kenna manages @overhearducvts, writes press releases, and enjoys writing about TV and film.  In her free time, she writes for her blog and enjoys playing tennis.

Magnet High School

Class of 2021

 
Head of 
 
public
 
Relations
 
Junior

Akwele Lokko 

Akwele Lokko is an author who has been on the newspaper team since fall 2019. She is a sophomore and attends the Academy for Allied Health Sciences. She enjoys learning about science and health, and usually writes articles pertaining to those topics. She hopes that readers will find her articles to be interesting and informative, and is very excited to contribute more to the Campus Chronicle.

 

Academy for Allied

Health Sciences

Class of 2023

 
Editor
 
NEWS

Joseph Baldwin

Joe Baldwin began high school with an interest in journalism and as a freshman the newspaper club was the first club he joined mainly out of an interest in writing and learning and wanting to inform other people of the happenings of the world. Hence his writing usually focusing on current events and history. Now he works as an editor to help other young writers.

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical High School

Class of 2022

 
Editor

Natalie Lee

Natalie enjoys reading in her (limited) free time. Her love for reading drives her inspiration for writing. This year, she hopes to showcase more articles, particularly some fictional works.

 

Magnet High School

Class of 2021

 
opinion
 
Editor
 
Junior

Maya Dias

Maya Dias is a sophomore at the Academy for Information Technology. After actively contributing to her school newspapers in middle school and ninth grade, Maya is thrilled to continue to write for Campus Chronicle at UCVTS during her sophomore year. She hopes to spread positive messages and bring attention to unique perspectives through her articles, which consist of primarily news and opinion pieces.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2023

 
Editor
 
Junior

Alan Ostrovsky

Alan Ostrovsky is a Sophomore at AIT. His passion for writing was implemented into creating sports articles for the Campus Chronicle in his Freshman year. However, the topics that he is interested in this year have changed, and now include current events, opinionated articles, and pieces about UCVTS student life. In his free time Alan enjoys playing tennis, reading, taking care of his dog, and hanging out with his friends.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2023

 
Editor
 
Author

Mayukha Ajeesh 

Mayukha A.R. is a freshman at Magnet that loves reading and writing of any kind. You can find her curled up in the nearest corner, probably reading or scribbling something in her notebook.

 

Magnet High School

Class of 2024

Ramsha Nath

 
Author

Amelia Barrera

With a passion for the arts, Amelia finds beauty and excitement in everything! She is very active within her school's activities and is a part of a plethora of other clubs. She enjoys playing the harp, piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, and drums in her free time. She has joined Newspaper club in order to write about UCVTS' many exciting events.

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2022

 
Author

Hannah Bloodgood

Hannah Bloodgood is a sophomore at APA and a resident of Fanwood New Jersey. She loves to read, draw, and write to her heart's consent, with her works tending to focus on the creative aspect of writing. She believes that a good work of writing should encourage other aspiring authors, while not treating readers like they're morons. Hannah has previously won an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards last year.

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2023

 
Author

Sydney Chan

Sydney Chan is a sophomore theatre major at the Academy for Performing Arts. She enjoys creative writing and songwriting. In her free time, she reads and writes novels with her friends. She also loves to sing, dance, and draw. 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2023

 
Author

Nhi Cu

Nhi Cu is a junior in AIT. She enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, and being a homebody. Nhi hopes to explore writing as a creative outlet for her endless ideas and thoughts. 

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2022

 
Author

Daniel Emmanuel 

Daniel Emmanuel is a junior in AIT highschool with a wide variety of experience in writing. This is the first year that he is writing for the Newspaper club. His writing, ranging from creative fiction to historical pieces and he has the experiences of writing his own blogs as well as writing for the newspaper club in his hometown school.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2022

 
Junior

Hibah Ayub

Hibah Ayub is a junior theatre major from the Academy for Performing Arts and is very excited to be joining the Campus Chronicle crew this year! Hibah has been writing creative fiction short stories for as long as she can remember, and cannot wait to work with this incredibly talented team!

 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2022

 
Editor
 
Author

Hudson Dinh

Hudson Dinh is a sophomore of the Academy for Allied Health Sciences. He — along with many of his writings — is notable for his wry and dry sense of humor, inclinations towards art and music, and excessive use of commas. This marks his second year in the Newspaper Club, during which he hopes to develop as an expressive, often eccentric but nevertheless authentic writer.

 

Academy for Allied

Health Sciences

Class of 2023

 
Author

Lucia Laumbach

Lucia Laumbach is a sophomore at the Academy for Allied Health Sciences and an author for the Campus Chronicles. Her interests include music and theater, and she loves to read and write. She is very excited to return to the Newspaper Club for her second year!

 

Academy for Allied

Health Sciences

Class of 2023

 
Author

Vinch Anthony

Vinch Bag-ao is a Freshman at Magnet High School who has a passion for journalism, writing, leaning and History. He lives in Kenilworth and spends his free time learning, watching videos and playing video games. 

 

Magnet High School

Class of 2024

Bag-ao 

 
Author

Rachel Bataille

Rachel Bataille is a freshman at Magnet High School. She has participated in many writing competitions at her middle school and has a passion for writing about history and events. In addition to writing, Rachel loves running cross country, going to the beach, and scrapbooking.

 

Magnet High School

Class of 2024

 
Author

Courtney Breeden

Courtney-Joy Breeden is a Junior theatre major at APA. She has always had a passion for writing as she competed and won poem competitions in her middle school years. Courtney is an aspiring writer and business woman and she hopes to do great things with this years Newspaper Club.

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2022

 
Author

Gabrielle Chay 

Gabrielle is a student at the Magnet High School. Though not particularly experienced, she has an interest in writing and journalism, especially that involving the arts. She hopes that her experience and knowledge in piano(and music in general) will enable her to contribute positively to the Campus Chronicle.

Magnet High School

Class of 2024

 
Author

Sarah Bauman

Sarah Bauman is a sophomore theatre major at APA and is so excited to be a part of the newspaper! She loves singing, acting, reading about new scientific discoveries and developments, and keeping up with politics and current events.

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2023

Campus Chronicle

 
Author

Saidy Bober

Saidy Bober is a freshman at MHS. She has not been part of her school newspaper in the past but is excited to contribute this year! Saidy enjoys reading, writing, and watching movies and shows.

Magnet High School

Class of 2024

 
Author

Ivan Chen 

Ivan Chen is both an avid and passionate reader and writer. In his sophomore year at Allied Health, he hopes to highlight current issues ranging from climate change to foreign politics in his own writing style. He is also known for his hobbies of writing fiction works and his enjoyment in the sciences and poetry.

 

Academy for Allied

Health Sciences

Class of 2023

 
Author

Emely Duraes

Emely Duraes is a sophomore at UCTech and she is new to the newspaper club. While she doesn't have much experience in writing for others in her free time she likes to read and write. Emely is interested in a wide variety of topics which include, but are not limited to, history and literature.

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2023

 
Author

Anna Dynda 

Anna Dynda is a sophomore in the School of Design at UCTECH. Writing has been one of her favorite hobbies ever since she was a little girl. She also enjoys reading books, mainly dystopian novels that push her to think more deeply about life, and she loves to spend time with friends as well. In the future, Anna hopes to travel around the world, learning about the various cultures and countries she gets to interact with.

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2023

 
Author

Laura Felder

Laura Felder is a UCTech freshman who enjoys writing short stories and opinions/perspectives. This is her first year writing for a newspaper or any formal writing platform and she is looking forward to this new experience. Some of her hobbies include arts and crafts and music.

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2024

 
Author

Ansh Gandhi 

Ansh Gandhi is a junior at AIT. He strives to continue to improve his research and writing skills. In his free time, he enjoys learning about economics and spending time with his friends.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2022

 
Author

Victoria Gee 

Victoria is a freshman at Magnet High School. She enjoys reading fantasy in her spare time. She also avidly follows (mostly pop) music. She hopes to be able to convey her opinion on many topics through writing this year.

Magnet High School

Class of 2024

 
Author

Annamaria George

Annamaria George is a sophomore at AAHS, and a new, but enthusiastic, member of the UCVTS student newspaper. Literature has always been a part of Annamaria's life and has never left her side. You can always count on her for book recommendations or rants about a piece she read last week. Besides reading, she loves to play the piano, practice Indian classical dance, and write poetry. She is grateful for the opportunity to write for the newspaper and hopes to bring a smile to the faces of readers!

 

Academy for Allied

Health Sciences

Class of 2023

 
Author

Rebecca Graber

Rebecca Graber is a junior at the Academy for Performing Arts. As an aspiring photojournalist and editor, she hopes to gain much experience in working with the UCVTS Newspaper. Though she hasn't done anything like this before, she is excited to start writing and learning!

 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2022

 
Author

Saniya Harlalka 

Saniya Harlalka is a sophomore at the Academy for Allied Health Sciences. She loves reading novels in her free time and letting her imagination run wild while writing. She draws inspiration from icons such as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift to guide her through life. She also hopes to grow up and become an inspiration to other young girls as a successful woman in the medical field. 

 

Academy for Allied

Health Sciences

Class of 2023

 
Author

Anusha Iyer

Anusha Iyer (AIT class of 2024) loves to write and took a journalism class in her last year of middle school. She has always shown a passion for ELA and writing, and is excited to write for the Campus Chronicle. She hopes to bring attention and new perspectives to important subjects through her writing. 

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2024

 
Author

Ian Le Warn 

Ian is a sophomore at UCTech. After writing for his middle school's paper, he is excited to continue his passion for journalism in high school with the Campus Chronicle. Ian hopes to continue reporting on topics that interest him through his time at UCVTS. 

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2023

 
Author

Haralambos Liberatos

Haralambos Liberatos is a freshman at the Academy for Law and Justice. He also participates in FBLA and the Speech and Debate Club. He has an interest in music, politics, and baseball. He looks forward to writing high quality content that excites and engages the UCVTS community! 

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2024

 
Author

Esther Ihemesie

Hello, Esther is a Sophomore Technical Theater Major in APA. She's a very great person to hang around, because of her amazing personality. She's funny, nice & smart. Even though she does not have any prior experience in journalism. She is very interested in this club. She is still reflecting on whether she will be submitting any articles for publication through the Campus Chronicle this year.

 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2023

 
Author

Sebastian Joseph

Sebastian Joseph is a Junior at the Academy for Information Technology. He is from Rahway. While he is a new member, he has passion for writing especially when it comes to Sports, History and Movies! He is also a member of AIT Junior Student Council.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2022

 
Author

Jessica Lee 

Jessica is a sophomore at Allied Heath. She was part of the school newspaper in middle school. In her free time she enjoys creative writing and reading. She hopes to become a better journalist and author through this club!

 

Academy for Allied

Health Sciences

Class of 2023

 
Author

Dylan Intwala

Dylan Intwala is a freshman at the Academy for Information Technology. His writing interests include technology, world news, and sports. An avid supporter of English club Tottenham Hotspur, he also is a big fan of SpaceX, Tesla, and Microsoft. On campus, he is part of the Future Business Leaders of America Club.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2024

 
Author

Kaitlyn Landaverde

Kaitlyn Landaverde is a freshman at The Acadamy For Performing Arts as a dancer. Kaitlyn has a passion for writing and literature and aspires to travel and become a journalist. She hopes to continue UCVTS Newspaper throughout her high school career. Kaitlyn's message is to help the student body of UCVTS to feel heard and spread positivity throughout her writing. 

 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2024

 
Author

Mattia Leingang

Mattia Leingang is an AIT senior who just joined newspaper club. Mattia loves writing but has had few opportunities to write creatively, until now! They are excited to contribute to the Campus Chronicle with their passion for sports and queer media. 

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2021

 
Author

Monica Manescu

Monica Manescu is a freshman at the Academy for Allied Health Sciences who has a profound interest in medicine. Although she does not have any prior experience in the field of journalism, she is excited to share her perspectives, and further develop her writing skills with the Campus Chronicle. One of her favorite activities is writing whether that incorporates fictional stories (including historical fiction), opinion, or nonfictional pieces. Other pastimes she takes pleasure in are reading a variety of literature, learning new languages on Duolingo, playing the piano, running, and swimming competitively for the Westfield team. 

 

Academy for Allied 

Health Sciences

Class of 2024

 
Author

Alondra Martinez 

Alondra is a Sophomore at UCTECH. Her recent interest in writing has inspired her to want to share her thoughts through written pieces. She hopes she can grow her writing skills by being a part of the Campus Chronicle. Outside of writing, she is also interested in painting, reading, and music.

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2023

 
Author

Gregory Martinez

Gregory Martinez is an Allied junior. He is an avid soccer fan and player, and frequently mentions this despite not being very good. He also plays chess and considers himself to be far funnier than he actually is.

 

Academy for Allied 

Health Sciences

Class of 2022

 
Author

Edward Mendel 

Edward is a Freshman at AAHS. He enjoys writing nonfiction articles, but does not like to write fiction. In his free time he plays the violin and likes to read fiction novels.

 

Academy for Allied 

Health Sciences

Class of 2024

 
Author

Aryaa Modi

Aryaa Modi is a sophomore in Magnet High School. She is joining the Newspaper club for the first time and is looking forward to working on the Campus Chronicle this year. In her free time, she loves to read thriller novels, especially those by Michael Crichton, and enjoys playing badminton. 

Magnet High School

Class of 2023

 
Author

Ashley Molina

Ashley Molina is a sophomore in AIT, who will only respond to strangers if shown a suitable peace offering (chocolate). Her only experience with writing is the several chapters she wrote/is writing for her passion project, a book. What. A. Surprise. She has an equally strong passion for art, making for mystical creative vomit to protrude from her mouth at every moment. In nature, she is found wandering with headphones blasting edgy music. 

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2023

 
Author

Franklin Oguama

Franklin Oguama is more of the math and tech type.  He likes watching anime and programming in his free time.  With no further experience as a journalist, Franklin is eager to hone his writing skills, see a new area of writing apart from essays, while also making more of a difference in his school.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2024

 
Author

Diya Nainwal 

Diya Nainwal is a freshman at the Academy for Allied Health Sciences. She is an avid reader who enjoys science fiction, dystopian fiction, and fantasy novels. She plays tennis in the fall and basketball in the winter, though she likes to work on honing her skills as often as possible. 

 

Academy for Allied 

Health Sciences

Class of 2024

 
Author

Daniella Palomino

With raw talent, Daniella Palomino participates in writing in the Campus Chronicle. As a sophomore in UCTech Exercise Physiology, she hopes to gather experience and techniques through publicizing a few writing pieces/articles. She hopes to sharing her passions for political justice, sports, and music through her writing and as well as possibly throw in a few entertaining fictional stories. 

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2023

 
Author

Shreya Nara

Shreya Nara is currently a freshman at AIT. She aspires to have a published book in her name one day. She was an editor in chief in her middle school when she was in 7th grade. She has been attending a writing summer camp for the past two summers. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, shows, and youtube. She aspires to be an environmental lawyer when she grows up.  

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2024

 
Author

Ella Platts

Ella Platts is a sophomore at UCTECH, and this is her first year writing for the Campus Chronicle. First impressions are definitely not Ella’s strong suit, but once you get to know her you might learn about a few of her interests. She is an avid reader, and in her (limited) free time she enjoys painting and going on walks with her dog. She hopes to use her love for literature and art as inspiration for future articles!

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2023

 
Author

Manuel Mateo Prieto 

Manuel Mateo Prieto is currently a junior at Magnet High School. Mateo is an aspiring author who loves literature and storytelling and hopes to affect people's lives positively with his writing. He typically writes short stories, two of which have been published on The Campus Chronicles' very own Student Voices Literary Journal. Having been in his middle school's newspaper club, Mateo has a bit of experience with journalism, however he very much considers himself a novice and is excited to learn all that he can. Mateo loves astronomy, history, reading, writing, theology, and helping people, and he is excited to contribute to The Campus Chronicles however he can with his unique way of thinking and his passionate outlook on life.

Magnet High School

Class of 2023

 
Author

Aubrey Reyes

Aubrey Reyes is a sophomore at the Academy for Performing Arts. She currently is taking a Creative Writing elective, and is working on writing a book with her two friends. In the past Aubrey has worked with her middle schools Newspaper Club, where she wrote a variety of articles. She enjoys to sing, write, listen to music, and hang out with friends.

 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2023

 
Author

Charlize Rodriguez

Hello, my name Charlize Rodriguez. I am a freshman at UCTECH and I attend the academy for law and justice. In my free time, I enjoy creative writing and reading fiction fantasy novels. Although I don't have much previous journaling experience, my interests include writing about current events and opinion pieces. I am excited to be apart of this club and hope I make some amazing memories!

 

Union County Vocational-

Technical School

Class of 2024

 
Author

Ernest M. Romero

Ernest M. Romero is a junior theatre major at the Academy for Performing Arts with a passion for writing, art, and politics. As a new author, Romero hopes to not only to expand his writing skill, but to have fun and keep the readers informed.

 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2022

 
Author

Olivia Sarton 

Olivia Sarton is a freshman at the Academy for Performing Arts. In her spare time, she enjoys musical theater, drawing, and making earrings. She hopes to continue her writing path through the UCVTS Newspaper Club by writing both persuasive and creative pieces!

 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2024

 
Author

Julia Turner

Julia Turner is a sophomore at the Academy for Performing Arts. She lives with her family in New Providence and enjoys acting, reading, and creative writing. Julia is excited to take part in Newspaper Club this year! 

 

Academy for 

Performing Arts

Class of 2023

 
Author

Robert Rooney

Robert Rooney is a sophomore at the Academy for Information Academy. He loves writing both in school and out school. He enjoys topics in the newspaper like current events as well as campus life.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2023

 
Author

Sara Schwartz 

Sara is a freshman at the Academy for Allied Health Sciences. She is a swimmer and also plays lacrosse with her friends. Sara enjoys creative writing and editing and is excited to be part of the Campus Chronicle.

 

Academy for Allied 

Health Sciences

Class of 2024

 
Author

Daivya Sadhvani

Daivya is currently a freshman at the Academy For Information Technology. Throughout her time in middle school, she has actively participated in the newspaper club as both an author and editor-in-chief. A couple of her hobbies include painting and reading. She is a very passionate writer and excited to be an author for the Campus Chronicle. 

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2024

 
Author

Hannah Tao

Hannah is currently a sophomore at AIT. After writing and editing for both her middle school newspaper and literary magazine, she is now excited to continue her path in journalism with the Campus Chronicle. She hopes to spread positivity to students - especially needed during these times of remote learning - through her articles.

 

Academy for Information

Technology

Class of 2023

 
Author

Anthony Younan

Anthony Younan is a Sophomore at Magnet High School. He may be new to the Newspaper Club, but he is used to writing about the news. His writing interests include scientific discoveries, current events, and more! He also enjoys math, science, playing music, and learning new languages.

Magnet High School

Class of 2023