Crossed Sabres

2017-2018 Staff

Matthew Herrity

Online Editor

Matthew Herrity, the papers online editor, is beginning his senior year at the school. He is passionate about educational policy and has a propensity to write editorials about the subject. He is Secretary General of the schools...

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Atashi Barua

Staff Reporter

Atashi Barua is a Freshman and this is her first year on the newspaper staff. Atashi enjoys watching netflix, dancing, and eating food. Atashi loves to spend her time doing outside extracurricular activities and reading....

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Tatiana Rivera

Staff Reporter

Tatiana Rivera is spending her senior year working for the Cross Sabres newspaper for the first time. As a Washington-Lee student, she makes sure to keep up with her school work as well as participate in extracurricular activities. ...

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Luke Dangel

Staff Reporter

Luke Dangel is a sophomore at Washington-Lee. This is his first year writing for the school’s newspaper. Although he is unsure of what he wants to do when he is older, he hopes it will involve the environmental field. Luke l...

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Julia Van Lare

Staff Reporter

Julia Van Lare is a freshman in her first year on the newspaper staff. Julia is involved in several extracurriculars, both inside and outside of school, including taekwondo and key club. She also loves to read, play basketball,...

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Kate Ford

Staff Reporter

Kate Ford is a freshmen on her first year as a newspaper staffer. She runs cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. Kate finds free time between the debate and Red Cross clubs to cook and bake for her family and friends...

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Johnston French

Staff Reporter

Johnston French is a senior in his first year on the newspaper staff.  Johnston is involved in several school activities, including senior class government and Model United Nations.  He enjoys playing frisbee and watching so...

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Gus Nathanson

Staff Reporter

Gus Nathanson is a junior at W-L, and he is in his first year with the Crossed Sabers paper. He is a varsity baseball player, catcher being his primary position. He enjoys exercising, watching Netflix, hiking and attending sports...

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Abigail Presson

Lifestyles Editor

Abigail Presson is a sophomore at Washington-Lee and editor of the lifestyles section, and this is her second year on the newspaper staff.  She participates in several extracurriculars such as the Technology Student Associat...

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Anika Bahl

News Editor

Anika Bahl is a sophomore at Washington-Lee. This is her second year on the Crossed Sabres staff and she is currently the news editor. Outside of newspaper, she is part of several other clubs including Penman Lit Mag, the debate team...

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Gwen Taplin

Staff Reporter

Gwen Taplin is currently a junior, and this is her second year on the staff. She wastes away her time by managing the Varsity field hockey team, trying desperately to keep up with the Chamber Orchestra, and solving world problems with...

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Holland Forsythe

Opinion Editor

Holland Forsythe is a sophomore at Washington-Lee. She is the opinion editor and it is her second year working for the school's paper. She is always up for a new perspective on controversial topics and loves to debate. Music is a...

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Will LeHardy


Will LeHardy is a senior and is in his third and final year on the Crossed Sabres staff, this year taking on the role of editor-in-chief.  He runs on the cross country and track teams and is involved with the theatre department...

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Hannah Rosman

Managing Editor

Hannah Rosman is a junior and this is her third year on the Washington-Lee newspaper staff. She loves to sing and act, and regularly participates in community theater productions, on stage and behind the scenes. She teaches religious...

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