The Griffin

2015-2016 Staff

Farehaa Hussain

Farehaa Hussain

Farehaa Hussain is a spirited sophomore who enjoys writing and acting out scenes from her favorite movies. You can catch her at home in her bedroom singing off-tune to popular songs or working on her mountain of homework.

Eugene Choe

Eugene Choe

Eugene Choe is a soccer loving maniac who loves discovering the outdoors. His favorite player is Park Ji Sung, who played for Manchester United. He’s also a techie.

Missy Dee

Missy Dee

Missy Dee is a Junior with a passion for fandoms, fanfictions, and Tumblr. An obsession with “Teen Wolf” takes up most of her time, along with reading, but photography strikes a large role in her life as well.

Hayden Cohee

Hayden Cohee

Hayden is a sophomore with a passion for the outdoors and wildlife. He takes an interest in rock climbing, hiking, badminton, and frisbee. He tries to live every day to the fullest, with no regrets.

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.

Cameron Bernhardt

Cameron Bernhardt

Cameron is a senior who likes his technology how he likes it and no other way. He participates in Marching Band and Robotics in various capacities, and is the president of the Computer Programming Club.

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

Andrew, a quirky teen, has an obsession for social media and music. His favorite artists include Lorde, M.I.A, and FKA twigs.

Drew Persinger

Drew Persinger

Drew Persinger is a runner in his second year as a Griffin staff member. He's famous for things like forgetting to write his staff bio.

Tirzah Khan

Tirzah Khan

Tirzah is a gentle soul with soft hands and a tendency to incessantly quote Harry Potter. She enjoys listening to music and not-so-subtly avoiding all things mainstream. She can be found weeping at the feet of beautiful fonts...

Kevin Zorbach

Kevin Zorbach

Kevin Zorbach is a slim sophomore who enjoys the cross country life as well as the beach life.  However, he does not enjoy indoor track quite as much.  When he’s not eating or running, he’s probably doing homework or watching...

Jarrin Jacobs

Jarrin Jacobs

Jarrin enjoys making illustrations in Photoshop and spends most of her time shopping and weeping over cartoons. She is an aspiring animator who rocks the mom jeans and cat sweater combo.

Sam Harsel

Sam Harsel

Sam Harsel is a just an ordinary guy who enjoys studying the game of Clash of Clans, watching Brian Scalabrine highlights, is a fan of the elementary school arts, and a big believer in Bing over Google.

Christian Harris

Christian Harris

Christian Harris is a senior with a love of law and football. He enjoys listening to music and aspires to be the best lawyer on the East Coast.

Hannah Gouger

Hannah Gouger

Hannah Gouger spends most of her time in the pool or working out. She enjoys taking long naps and is a food fanatic.

Connor Martin

Connor Martin

Connor Martin runs cross country and track, tries to work hard, likes to talk and doesn’t want to write his staff bio.

Calli Ioannou

Calli Ioannou

Calli Ioannou is a senior who's on the varsity field hockey team and plans to play tennis in the spring.

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan

Jason is a senior who spends his time making up languages, creating art for the front page in ten minutes and not not answering his front door for fear of solicitors. He generally avoids human contact at all costs.

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.

You Jin Park

You Jin Park

You Jin is a junior who enjoys excursions to a variety of places and spends her Saturdays marching among her amazing fellow band members. More than anything else, she loves food, and the first thing she does when she gets home...

Hannah Manning

Hannah Manning

Hannah is a junior with an interest in music and photography. In a few years, she’s planning on taking some time to focus on photography and, hopefully, getting to travel while doing so.

Emily Levitt

Emily Levitt

Emily is a sophomore who has an unhealthy obsession with online shopping and dogs. She spends her time listening to music, making art and procrastinating on schoolwork.

Emlyn Langlieb

Emlyn Langlieb

Emlyn is a sophomore, who loves her bulldog and fuzzy blankets. Her favorite food is watermelon, and she has a small obsession with statement necklaces.

Brynn Handley

Brynn Handley

Brynn Handley is a sophomore who is obsessed with reading and writing about almost anything. She also loves acting and theater tech, as well as video editing.

Dorrie Gaeng

Dorrie Gaeng

Dorrie is a sophomore, who is not named after the fish in Finding Nemo. She enjoys running, not swimming.

Adam Zimmerman

Adam Zimmerman

Adam Zimmerman is a sophomore, who loves to watch movies and travel off the beaten path. He enjoys hanging with friends, and if you were wondering, he owns a cat named Skittles and a dog named Knuckles.

Whitney Vong

Whitney Vong

Whitney Vong is a senior, who highly enjoys cracking corny puns, drawing teeny doodles of snails, and (infuriating her editors since) she strongly believes in the Oxford comma. She also believes that Pluto will be a comeback planet...

Claire Vecchioni

Claire Vecchioni

Claire is a junior with an inclination towards socializing, even at inopportune moments. She spends most of her free time thinking about how she’ll get into her dream medical school and the rest of it with her closest friends.

Evan Song

Evan Song

With an authoritative presence that exudes experience, Evan Song demands respect from the eyes of all that pass him by. He's a swimmer who hates swimming. When he reads books, he’s skimming. His clothes aren’t very fitting....

Jane Peterson

Jane Peterson

Junior Jane Peterson is a lover of all things pug. She starts listening to Christmas music in July because she feels it is her duty to extend the most wonderful time of the year. On any given day, you could find her snuggled...

Annabel Park

Annabel Park

Annabel Park is a sophomore. In her free time, she likes to bake and watch Grey’s Anatomy. She is a part of the Lions lacrosse team and contributes on the defensive end.  Her favorite movie is National Treasure, and her favorite...

Emma O’Grady

Emma O’Grady

Emma O’Grady is a senior took journalism her sophomore year, took a one year hiatus and is now back again. She was studying for a psychology test while writing this, which is why it is not very good.

Zach Larrabee

Zach Larrabee

Zach Larrabee is a guy of many simple pleasures including the companionship of friends, video games, music, criticisms, and of course, the great outdoors. He is the best guy, and the real one too.

Andy Lambros

Andy Lambros

Andrew is a senior who enjoys pizza, ice cream, nature, and sleep.  Andrew plays soccer, and his favorite work of art is “Moonrise Kingdom.”

Hyunsung Ko

Hyunsung Ko

Hyunsung Ko is a sophomore who contradicts almost anything. He also enjoys splashing 3’s left and right, too bad it’s on Xbox.

Marianne Howard

Marianne Howard

Sophomore Marianne Howard loves to sleep more than anything, but eating is a close second.  She enjoys dancing, playing the piano and violin, running and learning about math - as long as it’s relatively easy.

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.

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.

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...

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...

Maya Lapinski

Maya Lapinski

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

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...

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,...

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.