Crossed Sabres

2020-2021 Staff

Julia Van Lare
Editor-in-Chief

Julia Van Lare

Julia Van Lare is a senior currently in her fourth year on the Crossed Sabres staff, and is the editor-in-chief for the paper. She placed second in the National Scholastic Press Association's Individual Award in the category COVID-19 ...

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich
Managing Editor

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich

Ariel is a junior and currently serving as the Managing Editor for Crossed Sabres. This is her third year on the newspaper staff and she previously served as Web Editor. She is constantly either talking about music or movies, ...

Anna Lai
Design Editor

Anna Lai

Anna Lai is a senior and this is her second year on the Crossed Sabres staff. She is currently serving as the Design Editor. She loves to travel and spent the summer of 2019 in China for an exchange program. Anna enjoys meetin...

Karenna Keane
Social Media Editor

Karenna Keane

Karenna Keane is a sophomore at Washington-Liberty and is super excited to be the social media editor this year! This is also her second year on staff. Outside of school, Karenna plays basketball and dives. She can often be found...

Carmen Bunker
Business Editor

Carmen Bunker

Carmen Bunker is a sophomore and this is her second year writing for the Crossed Sabres. Outside of writing for the newspaper, Carmen runs cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. She loves to listen to music, smile, and usu...

Ella Dorst
Weekly Dispatch Producer

Ella Dorst

Ella Dorst is a junior and this is her first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. Over the summer, Ella moved to Arlington from California, where she was a part of her school’s newspaper as a sophomore. Outside of school, she enjoys...

Staff Manager

Hannah Kennedy

Hannah Kennedy is a sophomore at Washington-Liberty high school and this is her second year on the Crossed Sabres staff. After school, Hannah can be found at cheer practice or hanging out with her friends and family. She loves t...

Staff Reporter

Kate Wilcox

Kate Wilcox is a junior at Washington Liberty. This is her second year on the newspaper staff. She loves to write, dance, and read. She has a brother and a guinea pig. She also does extracurriculars such as dance and theatre tech....

Talis Walker
Staff Reporter

Talis Walker

Talis Walker is a sophomore in his second year at Crossed Sabres as a staff reporter. He enjoys writing fiction on his own time and opinion pieces either for the Crossed Sabres or himself. When he’s not writing, you can find...

Staff Reporter

Emma Stevens

Emma Stevens is a junior at Washington-Liberty and this is her second year on the Crossed Sabres staff. A passionate writer, poet, and musician, she loves journalism and strives to improve her skills throughout the year. She plays ...

Kayla Combs
Staff Reporter

Kayla Combs

Sahara Sania
Staff Reporter

Sahara Sania

Sahara Sania is a junior at Washington-Liberty and this is her first year serving on the Crossed Sabres staff. Sahara is part of the many wonderful clubs offered at W-L such as Key Club, Muslim Student Association Club, and track....

Benji Thernstrom
Staff Reporter

Benji Thernstrom

Benjamin Thernstrom is a freshman at Washington Liberty in his first year on the Crossed Sabres staff (or any kind of school newspaper), and is a reporter for the newspaper. He joined the newspaper this year because he wanted...

Cassie Kavanagh
Staff Reporter

Cassie Kavanagh

Cassie Kavanagh is a sophomore this year at Washington-Liberty and this is her first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. She is so excited to be apart of newspaper this year and is ready to improve her skills! Cassie loves doing...

Erin Wills
Staff Reporter

Erin Wills

Erin Wills is a freshman at Washington-Liberty and this is her first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. Outside of school Erin practices dive at Alexandria Dive Club and has recently started playing golf and tennis. She started...

Jude Heatley
Staff Reporter

Jude Heatley

Jude Heatley is a junior and is in his first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball with friends, recording music, and reading Stephen King novels (currently reading "Salem’s Lot")....

Janhvi Spahr
Staff Reporter

Janhvi Spahr

Janhvi Spahr is a freshman at Washington-Liberty and this is her first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. Outside of school, Janhvi plays soccer and skis. You will always be able to find her reading or baking. She loves to hang...

Staff Reporter

Andrew Kerley

Andrew Kerley is currently a junior at Washington-Liberty, and a newcomer to the Crossed Sabres team. Outside of class he takes up a leadership role in the Super Smash Brothers Club and works a part-time job. During his little...

Sara Dangmann
Staff Reporter

Sara Dangmann

Sara Dangmann is a sophomore and staff reporter for both newspaper and yearbook. This is her first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. Outside of school, she's a serious dancer and is in a dance club at W-L. She also really enjoys...

Staff Reporter

Evan Fagen

Evan is a junior and is in his first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. He enjoys watching movies, making videos, trying to skateboard, and listening to a whole bunch of different music. He also likes watching and talking about...

Ella Cohen
Staff Reporter

Ella Cohen

Ella is a freshman and this is her first year serving as a staff reporter for Crossed Sabres. She is constantly reading and waiting for books to come out. Yay! Tower of Nero! In her free time she bakes, runs, and rock climbs i...

Grace Joseffer
Staff Reporter

Grace Joseffer

Grace Joseffer is a freshman at Washington-Liberty and this is her first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. Outside of school, Grace is a competitive dancer for Hillary’s Dance Company. Grace loves ballet, both participating...

Nora Ponce
Staff Reporter

Nora Ponce

Nora is currently a junior at Washington-Liberty, and this is her first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. She moved to Arlington in 2019 from Kuwait. Her favorite activity is cheerleading and she is on varsity for both W-L and...

Staff Reporter

Elliot Shear

Elliot Shear is a junior at Washington-Liberty, and this is his first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. When Elliot is not in class, he likes to play video games and watch anime or cook for his family.

Vivien Williams
Weekly Dispatch Reporter

Vivien Williams

Vivien is a sophomore and this is her second year on the Weekly Dispatch Staff. She loves to read and play piano. She does extracurriculars like basketball, soccer, and theater in her free time. She has two cats and an older sister.

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