The Griffin

2014-2015 Staff

Hanna Bewley

Hanna Bewley

Hanna Bewley is a junior with a passion for creating and exploring, and can always be seen taking pictures along the way. You can often find her doing something outside or in her room thinking about her next project.

Meera Rothman

Meera Rothman

Meera Rothman is a junior deputy editor who enjoys Spotify, Indian food and punching misogynists in the face. She aspires to live in California and get more than five hours of sleep each night.

Andrew King

Andrew King

Andrew Gordon King is a senior community editor who didn't write his staff bio. He enjoys running, being a doofus, and sitting on the toilet while waiting for the shower to heat up.

Alexander Tuerk

Alexander Tuerk

Alexander good tribe chieftain, good writer.  Know many facts. Enjoy simple things - dog, roof. Alexander crush puny freshmen.

Natalie Mozoki

Natalie Mozoki

Senior Natalie Mozoki is the future wife of Harry Styles. She’s obsessed with all things British and, one day, will finally move to London, her favorite city.

Sarah Ruehle

Sarah Ruehle

Sarah Ruehle is a senior and choir (all county/state/east coast) fanatic who also has dabbled in the theater arts. She enjoys dystopian novels, target shooting with her dad’s M-4 and knows too much about Harry Potter and Disney...

Sahana Raju

Sahana Raju

Sahana Raju is a senior and a singing/music-loving fanatic. She spends most of her time in either the choir room or at home, jamming out to different tunes when she should be doing her homework.

Matt Walters

Matt Walters

Matt Walters is a laid back junior who likes to make coOl jokes. He enjoys playing instruments such as the trumpet, and participates in a lot of the bands in our school. Perfect is spelled with 7 letters, and so is meeeeee!

Matt Ellis

Matt Ellis

Junior Matt Ellis enjoys defeating Patrick Fitzgerald in football, baseball, fantasy football and fantasy baseball. He runs the 40-yard dash 3 seconds faster than Fitzgerald and has dunked on Fitzgerald countless times.

Jessie Dorety

Jessie Dorety

Jessie Dorety is a junior and part of the Relay for Life committee. She likes breakfast for dinner and often forgets to respond to text messages for weeks at a time.

Jake Nazar

Jake Nazar

Jake Nazar somehow managed to claw his way through 9th and 10th grade, so now he’s in 11th. Chances are that everything he says is a sarcastic one liner dripping with dry humor. There’s nothing he enjoys more than sleep, except...

Ivy Li

Ivy Li

Senior Ivy Li, who has various nicknames including “Death” and “4”, regularly teeters between sanity and the underworld due to the seemingly infinite amount of tasks needed to be done. She is also known as the “Wandering...

Hannah Bauer

Hannah Bauer

Hannah is a senior with an affinity for 80’s music and Wes Anderson movies. Her claim to fame is that she’s the only female trombonist in the Lion’s Roar Marching Band and, if you were wondering, her favorite color is pink.

Alexis Mejia

Alexis Mejia

Alexis Mejia is a fatigued senior who enjoys sleeping, watching social-cultural documentaries, and hanging out with her brother’s dog in her free time. Although she may seem disinterested in some areas, she’s a dedicated foodie...

Grace Schneider

Grace Schneider

Grace Schneider is a junior and a Broadway musical fanatic. When she’s not acting, she’s probably reading or curled up with Netflix and a huge mug of tea.

Bradley Stansbury

Bradley Stansbury

Bradley is a junior who eats, sleeps and breathes music. From conducting the Lion’s Roar Marching Band as a drum major, to taking a band class for six years in a row, music is his biggest priority. When he’s not doing something...

Daniel Krugman

Daniel Krugman

Daniel Krugman is a junior and deputy sports editor for the Griffin. When he isn’t reminding Patrick Fitzgerald about his inferiority, he enlightens himself in the competitive physical assertiveness we call athletics. Sports.

Grace Knotts

Grace Knotts

Grace Knotts is a tired, but miraculously energetic person, who can usually be found annoying her friends with puns or raving about up-and-coming video games.

Tori Vandervest

Tori Vandervest

Tori Vandervest is a senior who pretty much lives, breathes and sleeps art. Not actually sleep though - art sleep. This means coffee. So much coffee.

Stephanie Rountree

Stephanie Rountree

Stephanie Rountree is a senior editor-in-chief, columnist and, according to Buzzfeed, a caveman named "URRGH." She enjoys subjecting her friends to useless facts about New York City, running into filing cabinets and attacking...

Meher Hans

Meher Hans

Meher is a junior who enjoys cracking science jokes and aspires to graduate high school. In her free time, she watches Grey’s Anatomy and eats pomegranates or any other silly fruits.

Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald is a junior in his second year on the Griffin staff; he will serve as a deputy sports editor this year. In his free time, he likes to watch any number of sporting events, including the Glouchestershire cheese...

Jon Comaromi

Jon Comaromi

Senior Jon Comaromi is a Jew.  But not one of those Kosher-eating psychopaths...just a regular old Jew.

Matilde Cascella

Matilde Cascella

Matilde Cascella is a junior with an extreme passion for food. When she isn’t eating you can find her either in her bed binge watching Netflix with her cat or making dream online shopping carts.

Vinny Arciaga

Vinny Arciaga

Vinny is a junior, who is currently not running on enough caffeine to write a creative staff bio. If you really want to know more about him, you can read about it in magazines in a few years, when he becomes a top model for a...

Amanda Musolf

Amanda Musolf

Junior Amanda Musolf is a sarcastic ball of energy and Malala superfan. Her free time is spent taking BuzzFeed quizzes, selling cupcakes, and watching Netflix to her heart’s content.

Luke Sturiale

Luke Sturiale

Family man, lover, and father are all words that have yet to be used to describe Luke Sturiale. Other phrases that don’t belong on a school website have been used countless times.

Will Sogge

Will Sogge

Will Sogge is a rad junior with no regards for the rules. One time he went up the middle staircase from the first floor.

Garrett Day

Garrett Day

Garrett Day is a senior in his second year with the Griffin. He loves playing baseball and is the biggest Orioles fan in the world. He loves music and likes listening to it. A lot.

Rami Knio

Rami Knio

Rami is a senior who likes dogs, pizza, tranquility, video games, nature, walks, individualism, altruism, curiosity, independence, liberty, sunshine, and ice cream. He enjoys voicing his opinion despite holding many unconventional...

Jason Fontelieu

Jason Fontelieu

Jason Fontelieu is a junior. All of his clothes are stained with coffee. He also listens to a lot of Beyoncé.

Seth de Koomen

Seth de Koomen

Seth is a Rat. He loves Ben 10.

Sophie Bates

Sophie Bates

Junior Sophie Bates is an avid lover of astrology and all things equality. If she’s not ranting on Twitter, you’ll find her at Starbucks engulfed by a venti non-fat no whip four pump white mocha.

Randhika Aturaliya

Randhika Aturaliya

Randhika Aturaliya is a junior with ambition which soars high above her 5 foot stature. She lives quite a varied life listening to the Hamilton musical, talking about Alexander Hamilton, and giggling obnoxiously during her APUSH...

Greg Zapas

Greg Zapas

Greg Zapas is junior and a pretty cool guy. He likes doing things that normal people do, for example, sports.

Justin Fitzgerald

Justin Fitzgerald

Justin Fitzgerald is a senior who spends most of his time in a pool or trying to do his homework. In his free time you can usually find him devouring all the food in his house, or watching a syndicated episode of the Big Bang...

Anastasia Strouboulis

Anastasia Strouboulis

Anastasia is a junior and a leader in the Lion's Roar Marching Band. She enjoys good food, music and company.

Lexi Dorety

Lexi Dorety

Lexi is a senior who loves traveling, reading and going to concerts. Criminal Minds is her guilty pleasure and she would eat breakfast food for every meal of the day if it was socially acceptable.

Kira Stiers

Kira Stiers

Kira is a senior who is involved in no activities and rests wonderfully every night. She has not a hint of sarcasm to her personality and is usually fairly boring.

Maya Hoke

Maya Hoke

Maya is a senior managing editor, an avid reader and loves to travel. You can usually find her pouring over the New York Times travel section instead of doing her physics homework.

Sierra Prior

Sierra Prior

Sierra Prior is a senior, who plays varsity field hockey and is an officer for Latin Club. She enjoys skiing, eating anything chocolate, and binge-watching Netflix, when she should be doing anything but.

Yasmin Asadi

Yasmin Asadi

Yasmin Asadi is a senior who is obsessed with the Spotify app, attending concerts, and all things music. She also lives part time in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Erin Miller

Erin Miller

Erin is a senior who never knows when to stop talking or laughing. Her life consists of watching Law and Order: SVU marathons, doing fun math problems and stressing over her homework instead of doing it.

Danielle Zarachowicz

Danielle Zarachowicz

Danielle is a senior who loves to write about the imaginative world around her, when she’s not listening to her favorite Fleetwood Mac hits or watching an old cult classic movie.

Katie Nanasi

Katie Nanasi

Katie enjoys smiling, taking excessive amounts of photos and Tweeting/Instagramming until her thumbs are sore. In her spare time, she enjoys wasting hours on Netflix, namely watching The Office, starting stories that will never...

Ruthvik Gali

Ruthvik Gali

Now, this is a story all about how My life got flipped-turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute Just sit right there I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air In west Philadelphia born and raised On...

Jordan Nicolette

Jordan Nicolette

Jordan is a senior with a passion for his cars and all things automobile. He loves cracking jokes to take the edge off of school, and you could probably find him playing soccer or disc games.

Holly Sutley

Holly Sutley

Holly Sutley is a senior with an excessive amount of smiles and senioritis. When she’s not lying in bed watching The Office, one can usually find her working with her youth group, eating at Panera, or studying Arabic in her...

Henry Harsel

Henry Harsel

Henry Harsel enjoys the smell of fresh mahogany in the spring time.  If you’re looking for him, you’ll probably find him on some type of sports field or in his prized egg-white 1998 Toyota Camry.

Eric Walz

Eric Walz

Eric is a senior, often thought of as the modern day Man with No Name, and can do, like, 15 push-ups tops. When he is not impressing women with his ridiculous upper body strength, he tends to partake in activities that please...

Darian Gim

Darian Gim

Darian is an excellent stuadent, who is currently a senior. Many describe him as a swift person, a person who lives life to be swift.

Bennett Heitt

Bennett Heitt

Bennett Heitt is a senior who has a cool middle name and is fond of sleeping, eating, and playing sports. Emphasis on the sleeping and eating.

Ben Merenbloom

Ben Merenbloom

Benjamin Ross Merenbloom hates hypocritical ideas and likes stupid jokes. He also appreciates Wal-Mart greeters and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Taylor Wenzl

Taylor Wenzl

Taylor is a senior and a captain of the Dulaney Dance Team. When she isn’t doing homework or painting her nails she is dancing or drinking Starbucks (or both at the same time)!

Adam Hemmeter

Adam Hemmeter

Adam is a senior who simply cannot be described in one or two sentences. That’s all I have to say about that.

Andrew Abell

Andrew Abell

Andrew Abell is the senior class Vice President, who enjoys cats by his bedside, candles flickering in the night, and warm marshmallows in his mouth. He also has an appreciation for grasshoppers and pelicans in the sky.

Sophie Golden

Sophie Golden

Sophie Golden is a senior who loves traveling, fashion and music (especially alternative). When she actually has free time, she enjoys road trips, IHOP, and camping.

Maya Lapinski

Maya Lapinski

Nothing describes Maya quite like : ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Liz Gillum

Liz Gillum

Liz is a senior who juggles school, dance, sports and most importantly keeping up with her reality TV shows. Besides that, you are likely to find her napping, eating or laughing at her own jokes.

Sumin Woo

Sumin Woo

Sumin is a senior who enjoys cracking bad jokes about giraffes and lawyers, telling pointless stories, and devouring junk food while putting off her homework for far too long. She also likes too many bands to count on one hand...

Kayla Young

Kayla Young

Kayla is a senior and a veteran to the paper who procrastinates doing her homework  by indulging herself in shopping and looking for clothes on a daily basis (even if her bank account says “$0.00”), consuming and worshiping...

Jackie Andrews

Jackie Andrews

Jackie is an overly-opinionated junior who lives for art and design. When not engaged in any of those activities, she enjoys ranting, consuming French cheese, adding to her extensive sweater collection and making terrible puns.

Sarah Feustle

Sarah Feustle

Sarah likes 19th century European literature,

Kristin Meek

Kristin Meek

Kristin Meek is the fabulous senior class president who likes to dictate who brings her food and when. If you can’t find her around the school, she’s most likely running with a herd of deer on campus to practice her cross...

Christine Condon

Christine Condon

Christine is a senior who spends her time rereading Harry Potter for the thirty billionth time, telling Sarah to stop whistling Dean Martin songs and binge-watching Bob's Burgers on Netflix. If she's not doing any of these things,...

Jood Ali

Jood Ali

Jood is a sleep deprived senior whose shoes don’t always match and whose favorite catch phrase is “but fooood!” She is the stage manager of the Dulaney Theater Company and the greatest nickname she has received is Medusa.

Alex Goldberg

Alex Goldberg

Alex Goldberg is a sarcastic­­ and wonderful 17 year old who loves to be a part of The Griffin.  She enjoys playing field hockey for the school and spending time with her family.

Kalie Paranzino

Kalie Paranzino

Kalie is especially fond of third period on B days because she gets to sit between Ben and Alex which is like smelling rose petals for 120 minutes straight. Everything that goes wrong in the Griffin is her fault, except when...

Andrew Bank

Andrew Bank

Andrew is a junior who lives vicariously through his dog, daisy. Woof.

Hannah Milan

Hannah Milan

Hannah is a senior who is a part of the Griffin staff for her third year. When she’s not scrambling about for news, she often enjoys going to concerts, spoiling her dog, and obsessing over her favorite band, Twenty One Pilots.

Olivia Golden

Olivia Golden

Olivia Golden is a senior who loves having new experiences and trying new things. Also, she despises baked beans.

Finn Hasson

Finn Hasson

Finn Hasson. Senior. Columnist. Dangerous.