Crossed Sabres

2012-2013 Staff

Isabel Larroca

Isabel Larroca is in her fourth year on the Crossed Sabres staff and will be serving as Editor-in-Chief this year, as well as Fiction Editor on the Penman staff. She is a senior at Washington-Lee and is involved in cross-country,...

Abby

Abigail Bessler is a senior who is Editor-in-Chief of the Crossed Sabres. She loves telling a good story, whether it is through songs on her ukulele, comedic French film projects and, of course, writing! She loves politics, cultural ...

isabel

Managing editor Isabel Larroca is a junior at Washington-Lee this year and is serving on the Crossed Sabres staff for her third year. She has always enjoyed working in publications, having helped out on literary magazine and newspaper s...

kirby

This year is senior Kirby Miller’s fourth year on the Crossed Sabres staff. This year will be Miller’s second year as business manager and first year as Opinion section editor. Miller has an inexplicable obsession with all things Ind...

Sarah

Sarah Sears is news editor for the Crossed Sabres. She loves coffee and all things related to Sherlock Holmes; way too much of her time and money is spent at Starbucks and bookstores. The rest of her free time is spent sleepin...

Lucy

It is sophomore Lucy Naland’s second year on the Crossed Sabres staff. As the Specials editor, she enjoys writing and working on the paper. When she’s not at school, Lucy enjoys reading, creative writing, painting, watching...

Sarah

Sarah Angell is the sports editor for the Crossed Sabres. She is a junior, and this is her second year on the Crossed Sabres staff. At school, she does cross country, swim team and track. She plays rec basketball in the winter. She is also in the SCA as a junior class sena...

abby

Abby Boshart is a senior and is the poetry editor for Penman and the lifestyles editor for Crossed Sabres. It is her second year on both publications. She has played field hockey for WL for 5 years and also participates in tra...

CJ

CJ  Burka is a senior this year and is insane enough that she decided that being on the yearbook staff wasn't enough. She is the index editor for the yearbook as well as the online editor for the newspaper. When she isn't bu...

Amy

Amy Sheahan is a senior and a copy editor for the Crossed Sabres staff.  Amy is also an active member of W-L’s theatre department who plans to possibly pursue English Literature or Cultural Anthropology when she goes to college. She...

Alice

Alice Maggio is a senior on the Crossed Sabers. Alice is a staff reporter for the newspaper. She loves to write and read, and does some photography. She enjoys all kinds of music, specifically bands like Parachute, The Scri...

Noah

Noah Winslow is a freshmen and writer for the Crossed Sabres newspaper. He has lived in this area all his life. Winslow attended St. Ann’s School from preschool to eighth grade. He plays travel baseball for two Virginia teams...

Zack

Zack Danik is a freshmen, and first-year journalist. In his free time, Danik enjoys playing Xbox, airsoft, cultivating carnivorous plants and doing herpetological surveys: finding amphibians and reptiles. He was born in 1998, ...

Kat

Katarina is a sophomore on the staffs of Penman and Crossed Sabres. She loves reading and writing, which is what brought her here. Other than those two hobbies, Katarina loves photography and travel. She hopes that one day, she ca...

TR

TR is a freshman who has a huge love for sports, practically baseball and football. Most of his free time is spent of the field or the diamond. He plays for W-L as a catcher/outfielder for the baseball team and a cornerback for the footbal...

charlie

Charlie Phillips is a junior and is excited to be working with the Crossed Sabers for the first time this year. His writing interests include features and opinion editorials.Charlie’s favorite news sources are The National Review and The ...

Syd

This is sophomore Sydney Johnson’s second year on the Crossed Sabres staff and first year on the Penman staff. She joined the staff because she loves to write and wants to pursue a career in journalism. Apart from her writi...

Cedar

 Cedar Imani is one of the freshman members of the Crossed Sabers. Cedar was born in Indonesia and moved to the United States on 2009. Her favorite sports are badminton and cheer leading. Cedar is also very passionate about...

jessica

Jessica Wombles is a bubbly senior who is new to the school and has a passion for all things artistic. In her spare time, Jessica can be found drawing, reading, socializing or spending time with her father, little brother and ra...

saira

This is sophomore Saira Rehman’s second year as staff writer for the Crossed Sabres. Her all-time favorite television series include ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Melissa and Joey.’She religiously watches ‘Keeping up with ...

reese

Reese is a senior and this is his first year on newspaper. In his spare time he like to watch football and baseball and is a big Nationals and Jets fan. In school he does cross country and full I-B. He is excited to be almost ...

Jazz

Jasmine Ben Hamed is a freshman on the Crossed Sabres. She chose journalism because she has always been a good writer. Some of her hobbies are watching tv, listening to music, going to the mall, and hanging out with friends. She pl...

Patsy

Patsy Zetkulic is a freshman, and this is her first year in Journalism. In seventh and eighth grade, she was part of Thomas Jefferson’s yearbook staff  and decided to do something a little different this year. Zetkulic did...

Sophie

Sophie Hatcher is a sophomore on the Crossed Sabres. Her favorite subjects are English and science. She enjoys gymnastics, basketball and soccer. When she is not doing homework, she spends most of her life doing gymnastics, readin...

Chris Seymour

This is Chris Seymour's sophomore year and his second year as a staff reporter for the Crossed Sabres. He plays varsity baseball and is on the golf team. His favorite subject is math. He enjoys watching and playing sports. H...

Will Siegal

Will Siegal is a freshmen staff reporter for the Crossed Sabres. Will plays a number of sports, including baseball, basketball and tennis. When Will is not playing a bunch of sports or running around, he likes to listen to musi...

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