Crossed Sabres

2020-2021 Staff

Julia Van Lare

Editor-in-Chief

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 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 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 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 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 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...

Hannah Kennedy

Staff Manager

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...

Kate Wilcox

Staff Reporter

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 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...

Emma Stevens

Staff Reporter

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

Sahara Sania

Staff Reporter

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

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 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 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 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 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...

Andrew Kerley

Staff Reporter

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 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...

Evan Fagen

Staff Reporter

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 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 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 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...

Elliot Shear

Staff Reporter

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 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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