The Warrior

2016-2017 Staff

Malak Afaneh

Malak Afaneh is a senior at Lane. Wildly proud of being Muslim and a strong woman, she enjoys writing about the variety of art and creativity found around Lane and Chicago. She participates in many extrac...

Morgan Alexander

Morgan Alexander is a senior at Lane Tech who writes for Lane’s newspaper. In addition to participating in Journalism I, she is co-captain of the dance team as well as president of Ukrainian Club, wh...

Eunice Alpasan

Eunice Alpasan was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. when she was three years old. She enjoys listening to music and watching movies. Eunice became interested in journalism because she alway...

Esther Babawande

Esther Babawande is the first child of Nigerian immigrants and a true Chicagoan who loves her city and her high school, Lane Tech. Esther is a Christian. Esther aspires to become an international public...

Marques Barnes

Ayden Marcano (Left) A young, handsome, advantageous author and reporter dedicated to bringing truth and justice to the halls of Lane Tech. From a young age Ayden knew he was destined for stardom wit...

Kasia Blake

Kasia Blake is a current junior and Journalism 1 student for the Warrior. She has written stories in both news and features.

Simone Brenner

Simone Brenner is an A&E Editor for the Warrior. She is passionate about writing and learning new things about the people at Lane and events going on in Chicago. Simone enjoys being involved in many...

Jaharri Brodnax

Ayden Marcano (Left) A young, handsome, advantageous author and reporter dedicated to bringing truth and justice to the halls of Lane Tech. From a young age Ayden knew he was destined for stardom wit...

Juanairis Castaneda

Juanairis is a current junior, with a passion for reading and binge watching online shows. She is hoping to one day travel to the Scandinavian countries along with Japan and Korea. She takes up art as ...

Alex Chanen

Alex Chanen is the Features Editor and Business Manager for the Warrior.  In addition to writing for the Warrior, he is a manager for the Girls Varsity Basketball team, an International Days Club President,...

Dominika Chruszcz

Dominika has been involved with The Warrior since her junior year. She participates in many extracurriculars at Lane; her activities range from Flag Corps to National Honor Society. She hopes to have a ca...

Matt Conley

Matt is 17 years old, an athlete, and a Junior at Lane Tech. He enjoys playing hockey, and is always willing to discuss new ideas and innovative solutions.

Clarissa Corral

Clarissa Corral is a senior at Lane. She is very passionate about writing and journalism is something that she would like to pursue in college. Her dream is to travel to Greece. In her free time, Clarissa...

James Coyne

James Coyne started Journalism in his sophomore year and became the Photo Editor his senior year. He has focused most of his work towards the feature section, but loves to talk sports whenever he can....

Brianna Dang

Brianna is Vietnamese, and was born and raised in Chicago. Her favorite past time activity is napping and eating. When she’s not doing either, she likes to binge watch Netflix with her family. Her pe...

Jadyn Dubach

Hi! My name is Jadyn Dubach and I have been a part of the Warrior for one year. I am very excited and passionate about the newspaper. Here at Lane, I have played soccer, been an ACES Mentor, and a member...

Hillary Flores

Hi! I'm Hillary and I will be graduating Lane in the year of 2017. I was born in Venezuela and immigrated to the U.S when I was 4 years old. My favorite hobbies are playing volleyball, writing music, and ...

Jake Herman

I started off in the Journalism 1 class and focused most of my energy toward sports stories centered around Lane sports as well as Pro Sports. Outside of Journalism, I am a Varsity Lacrosse player at Lane...

Julita Koziol

I’m a junior at Lane and in Journalism I. I participate in Dance Team as well as Ukrainian Club.

Tommy Kreutz

Tommy is a senior who loves to write both prose fiction and playscripts. He is the editor of Lane Tech’s Key Club and the president/founder of Lane’s inaugural Habitat for Humanity Chapter. He spends...

Amanda Lafferty

Amanda Lafferty is Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Warrior. She’s the founder and president of Lane’s Culinary Club and frequently interns at fine dining restaurants here in Chicago. She loves spen...

Febe Leyva

Febe Leyva is a current senior and a first-time writer for the Lane Warrior. Her passion for writing emerged during middle school, when she was given the opportunity to exhibit such passion for the fi...

Ayden Marcano

Ayden Marcano (Left) A young, handsome, advantageous author and reporter dedicated to bringing truth and justice to the halls of Lane Tech. From a young age Ayden knew he was destined for stardom wit...

Tyreye Morris

I am a writer for the The Warrior, the newspaper for Lane Tech High School. Besides my interest in writing, I also play football and track at Lane. I am interested in broadcasting and law, which is why I am plan...

Isabella Oganovich

My name is Isabella (Izzy) Oganovich. I am a junior at Lane and I am on Ukrainian Club and have been on Varsity soccer since my freshman year. I have lived in Chicago my whole life and I love it. I also...

Evan Patrick

Junior year I signed up for Journalism 1 and have not focused my stories on one specific topic. I row crew for Chicago Rowing Foundation outside of school. I play a lot of paintball in my free time as...

Alexis Ramirez

I started off my Junior year as a J1 (Journalism 1) student and focused most of my work towards the sports here at Lane Tech College Prep. I have written stories from team preparations in the beginning...

Sam Schnoes

Sam Schnoes is a current senior at Lane Tech. She is the current news editor of the Warrior. In her free time, she enjoys horse riding, listening to music and hanging out with friends. She discovered he...

Anum Shafqat (Annie)

Anum Shafqat is the Editor-in-Chief of The Warrior. She has been pursuing journalism in high school for three years. With a love for television, red velvet cupcakes, and current events, she also fell in...

Lara Sonuga

Lara Sonuga is a senior at Lane and one of the Warrior's chief editors. Writing, reading, and listening to music have been her favorite pastimes since she was young, and she hopes to pursue an educatio...

Alexa Soto

Alexa Soto is a Senior at Lane who loves french fries and apple pies. Alexa is considering a career in journalism, law or business, and hopes to someday own a Gazebo and five dogs....

Joshua Tarafa

I am a senior and a Journalism 2 student here at Lane. I have a strong interest in sports journalism, but have branched out to stories with a variety of topics. I try to focus my time on family, school...

Roman Treuthart

Roman Treuthart is a junior at Lane and this is his first year taking any type of journalism class. Outside of class, he has been taking photos passionately for over three years. He also plays on the Var...

Kelly Watson

Hi! My name is Kelly Watson and I am a junior here at Lane. This is my first year doing journalism and I hope to continue next year as well. I not only love writing but art and music too. Aside from t...

Jose Villa

Jose Villa started taking Journalism 1 his junior year, and focused in his first story on sports and the football team. He hopes to continue focusing on sports, being part of the varsity soccer team....

Yoanna Zhelyazkova

Yoanna Zhelyazkova is a web editor for The Warrior. She is the president of an I-Days club and a mentor for incoming freshmen. In her free time she likes to watch crime shows while eating ice cream. ...

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