The Pride

2019-2020 Staff

David Zeller

David is a senior and a first year writer for the Pride. He loves fitness, cooking, and watching terrible movies. He enjoys reporting on sporting events and health-related articles. You can also find him as a member of the WWS...

Skylar Thaker

Skylar Thaker is a senior and a first-year writer for The Pride. She loves photography, writing, and puzzles! She enjoys reporting on current happenings at South and interesting trends. Other clubs and teams you might find Skylar...

Pano Pitouli

Pano Pitouli is a senior and first year writer of  The Pride. Pano loves Fifa, Music, and eating burritos with his friends. Pano enjoys the interviewing aspect of journalism, along with articles that revolve around Tiger Athle...

Ella O’Connell

Ella O’Connell is a senior and this is her first year writing for the Pride. Ella enjoys golfing, skiing and hiking. She also loves to hang out with peoples dogs.

Madison Myers

Madison Myers is a senior and a first year writer for The Pride. She loves writing, traveling, and doing yoga! She loves interviewing others and writing about important topics in the community. A place you may find her is the...

Rachel Mrzlak

Rachel Mrzlak is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. She loves to paint, spend time with her friends, and go to new places. She enjoys writing trends and review articles for her journalism class. Outside of the classroom...

Adam Kulton

Adam Kulton is a senior and his first year writing for The Pride. He likes business and talking to people. He enjoys writing about events that have happened in Wheaton and reading news articles. Some teams and clubs Adam parti...

Jason Haw

 Jason Haw is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. He loves ornithology and long walks on the beach. He enjoys reporting on sports news and reviewing popping new restaurants. Other extracurriculars you can find Jason participatin...

Nick Economos

I am a senior and first year writer for The Pride. In my free time, I enjoy playing spikeball and frisbee with friends. If I were to write about a specific topic, I would choose to write a hard news article based on a sportin...

Ethan Dymit

Ethan Dymit is a senior and first year writer for the Pride. He is an accomplished musician and composer, and enjoys playing in the Show Band, Jazz Band, and the Drumline. You can usually find him playing Pong on his phone, or G...

Matt Cochran

I, Matt Cochran am a senior and a first year writer for The Pride. I love kicking it back with the boys and creating dope tunes for everybody's ears to enjoy. I also enjoy writing review articles about things I think deserve to...

Will Cassin

Will Cassin is a senior and is a first year writer for The Pride. He likes all sports and loves being outdoors around nature. His favorite part about writing articles is reporting on the trends and problems at a local level. ...

Ben Burger

Ben Burger is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. Ben loves Call of Duty Warzone, Burritos, and Full Sends. Ben enjoys reporting mainly on NFL. Other clubs and teams you could find Ben in include: Football and Intram...

Sam Bach

Sam Bach is a senior and first year writer for the pride. He enjoys sports and playing Rock Paper Scissors. He likes to report on fun trends and reviews. You can find Sam watching sitcoms in his room in his free time. ...

Jacob Arthurs

I am a very personable writer, meaning that I’m pretty good at taking any story and making it interesting to the audience that I am writing for. My preferred subject matter is review articles because I love voicing my opini...

Ceaira West-Hooper

Ceaira West-Hooper is a senior and writing for her first time for The Pride. She loves to explore the outdoors and photography. She loves reporting on new and exciting openings in her area and the outdoors. She is in the WWSHS c...

Julia Vitale

 Julia Vitale is a senior and it is her first year writing for The Pride. Julia’s favorite subject is anything english related and she loves to read books about lifestyle and any topic she’s interested in at the time. Juli...

Sean Tully

Sean Tully is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. He plays soccer for the Tigers and also loves watching his favorite TV shows and movies. He enjoys writing about relatable high school topics and what events are happ...

Kat Tole

Kat Tole is a senior and it is her first year writing for The Pride. She loves playing volleyball, shopping, and watching Bachelor! She enjoys reporting on hard news articles. Other things she enjoys to do is watch the sunrise whil...

Theo Struthers

Theo is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. He loves music, spending time outside, and anything to do with animals! He enjoys reporting on events happening at school and in the community around South. Theo is also a 4-...

Ali Sliwa

Ali Sliwa is a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South and this is her first year writing for The Pride. She loves working out and staying healthy. She is involved in Cross Country and Track at South and is heading to University of...

Lillian Sider

Lillian Sider is a first year writer for the Pride and a senior who loves singing and hanging out with her friends. She is a part of the Speech team, German club, Key Club, and NHS. She prefers writing critiques and reviews f...

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers is a senior and  it is his first year writing for  The Pride. He loves to be around friends, to cook and to play sports. He loves reporting on what is happening in the town and school that surrounds him. Othe...

Jason Prince

Jason Prince is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. He is very involved with the school, and he participates in Golf, Intramural Basketball, Key Club, and Ultimate Frisbee. His favorite type of reporting is giving rev...

Connor Poulsen

My name is Connor Poulsen, I am a Senior and first year writer for The Pride. I enjoy hanging out with friends and watching sports shows. My favorite part of journalism has to be that it keeps everyone in the news loop that you typic...

Patrick Noonan

Patrick Noonan is a senior and a first year writer for The Pride. He loves playing and watching hockey as well as listening to The Joe Rogan Experience. He is a big fan of informative articles on topics not many people know a l...

Ray Nepras

Ray Nepras is a senior and a second year Varsity Baseball player. He is also a four year member of the Bass Fishing team. He’s had plenty of prior writing experience however this is his first year writing for The Pride. His...

Melissa Marcheschi

Melissa Marcheschi is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. She enjoys writing hard news articles and getting the facts out there! She is involved in sports at Ssouth  such as basketball and track and field, as well as...

Bridget Feely

Bridget is a senior at South and this is her first year writing for the Pride. She’s involved in girls’ volleyball, National Honor Society, and Key Club. She enjoys reading and writing articles on current trends and entertain...

Jack Doran

Jack Doran is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. He loves eating, going outside, and playing catch. He enjoys reporting on fun trends and help-yourself articles. Other clubs and teams you could find Jack in include:...

Sara Berardi

 Sara Berardi is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. She loves Chipotle, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family. She enjoys reporting on new restaurants and events happening around Wheaton Warren...

Annie Wagner

Annie Wagner is senior and first-year writing for The Pride. She loves to write her own songs, sing and act. You can find Annie in almost anything theater here at South. She currently plays the Mayor’s Youngest daughter in ...

Paul Thalmann

Paul Thalmann is a senior and first year writer of The Pride. He loves staying active, playing video games, and doing card magic! He enjoys reporting on current events that are happening in his community as well as around the...

Javier Tecuatl

Javier Tecuatl is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. He loves working out and listening to music. He enjoys writing about trends and world news. Journalism class gives him the freedom to write about topics he’s in...

Lily Tate

Lily Tate is a junior and first year writer for The Pride. She loves anything creative from photography, drawing, designing, dancing and writing. Naturally, she loves to write about anything creative. She is the FIDM fashion club pr...

Sam Schlegel

Sam Schlegel is a Senior and first year writer for The Pride. He loves spending time with friends, playing soccer and attending extracurricular activities. He enjoys reporting on sporting events and feature articles. Other clu...

Amber Mueller

Amber Mueller is a senior and is a first-year writer for The Pride. She loves spending time with her friends and family in her spare time. She enjoys reporting on local and national policies and current events. Amber is also a...

Peyton Kunkel

Peyton Kunkel is a senior and is a first year writer for The Pride. Kunkel loves to report on current events and review articles. She is on the lacrosse and volleyball team and is a member of the National Honors Society. She lo...

Cooper Jackson

Cooper Jackson is a senior and a first year writer for The Pride. He loves to play lacrosse, participating with the band on the baritone sax and working his job in sales. He enjoys writing reviews and researching trends. Other c...

Natalie Frank

My name is Natalie and I am a first year writer for The Pride and have gotten this opportunity from my journalism class. I love hanging out with friends and learning new hobbies. My favorite part about journalism is learning ho...

Izzy Fawcett

Izzy Fawcett is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. She enjoys reporting on sports and writing entertainment review articles. At WWS, she is involved in softball, golf, NHS and Tiger Crew. In her free time, she loves rea...

Maya Donnelly

Maya Donnelly is a senior and a first year writer for The Pride. She loves to attend sporting events and to go thrift shopping with her friends. Review and Trend articles are her favorite to report on. Maya is a member of the swi...

Sarah Christensen

Sarah Christensen is a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South and has always found English to be her favorite subject in school. She loves challenging herself when it comes to English as she took Ap English her junior year and imp...

Samantha Buol

Samantha Buol is a senior and a first year writer for The Pride. She loves to be active, bake, and listen to music. She enjoys reporting on international relations and animals. Other clubs and teams you could find Samantha in incl...

Martin Bucio

Martin Bucio is a senior at South, first year writer for The Pride! He loves watching sports, soccer, weightlifting, and hanging with friends. He enjoys writing about sports and new technology. He played soccer for South for ...

Kyra De Castro

Kyra De Castro is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. Kyra is a member of the WWS Varsity show choir group, the Classics. She also enjoys math, being active, and playing tennis. 

Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor ('20) is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. He loves playing lacrosse, running, and hanging out with friends. He will be studying journalism and playing lacrosse at Beloit College next school year....

Jill King

Jill King ('20) is a senior and first year writer The Pride. She loves hanging out with friends in her free time and drinking coffee. She enjoys reporting on special events at tiger nation. Other teams you can find Jill on incl...

Jackson Dieden

Jackson Dieden is a senior at Wheaton-Warrenville South and first year writer for The Pride. He loves playing hockey, eating mint chocolate chip ice cream, and watching movies. He is a stud when it comes to hard news reporting...

Jack Vanderpool

Jack Vanderpool ('20) is in his first year of writing for The Pride and is also in Miss Quinn’s Journalism class. He enjoys writing reviews and feels that is where his best work comes from. He plays hockey for Wheaton South...

Jack Nunkovich

Jack Nunkovich ('20) is a proud Senior and student in the Journalism class at Wheaton Warrenville South. He loves being in the outdoors and going on adventures with friends. He enjoys writing about hot topics and spectacular feat...

Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon ('20) is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. She enjoys reporting on local trends and reviewing places and products. Emily is also involved in The Classics show choir and Remember The Girls A Cappella....

Carson Grebe

Carson Grebe ('20) is a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South and a first year writer for The Pride. He loves sports and betting on the NFL and NBA. He enjoys reporting on current events happening in the local area. He's also kn...

Carly Briggs

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Britney Nguyen

Britney Nguyen ('20) is a senior and is a first year writer for The Pride. She enjoys watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, and is a travel enthusiast. Britney loves reporting on hard news and popular trends. You can fin...

Bridget Kennedy

Bridget Kennedy ('20) is a senior and a first year writer for The Pride. She is on the Wheaton Co- op Gymnastics team and loves to spend time with her friends. She also is a working gal and enjoys making money on the weekends. ...

Brian Guerin

Brian Guerin ('20) is a senior and first year writer for The Pride. He loves basketball, tennis and touch football. He enjoys reading about history, politics, and the environment. Brian is a member of the tennis team, Key Club an...

Audrey Feitl

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Ashley Zima

Ashley Zima ('20) is a senior, first year writer for The Pride at Wheaton Warrenville South. She loves spending her free time outside on a walk, with her dog, her friends and most importantly her family. She loves writing about...

Allison McNicholas

Allison McNicholas ('20) is a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South High School and this is her first year writing for The Pride. Allison is involved in The Classics Show Choir as well as Tiger Crew. She loves spending time with her frien...

Zoe Jethani

Zoe Jethani is a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South High School and staff writer for The Pride. She loves spending time with friends and eating food! Her favorite topics to write about are politics and controversial debates. Othe...

Vanessa Woyome

Vanessa Woyome is a junior and second year writer for The Pride. She loves reading, taking photos, and snail mailing! She enjoys reporting on fun trends and self help articles. Other clubs and teams you could find Vanessa in include:...

James Valentin

James Valentin is a junior at WWS, currently in his third year of contributing to The Pride. He enjoys editing articles and writing features on unique or esoteric topics. (He also likes using words no one understands.) Outsid...

Victoria Lemon

Victoria Lemon is a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South and has been writing for The Pride since her freshman year. She loves reporting on school events as well as trends in the area and thoroughly enjoys editing and proofreading...

Audrey DiMarco

Audrey DiMarco is a senior and fourth year writer for The Pride. She loves animals and is a co-leader of the environmental club, Verterra. As well as volunteering through Key Club and NHS, Audrey has been volunteering at Cosley...

Riley Duggan

Riley Duggan is currently a junior at Wheaton Warrenville South. He has been involved with The Pride since his freshman year. Riley generally enjoys writing about news stories occurring all over the world, but especially in our...

Ben Achammer

Ben is a sophomore and this is his second year of writing on The Pride. He likes to write to empower others as well as highlight under-represented groups or people of Wheaton Warrenville South. Outside of writing for the news...

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