The student news site of Baldwin High School

The Purbalite

The student news site of Baldwin High School

The Purbalite

The student news site of Baldwin High School

The Purbalite

2022-2023 Staff

Allison Huschak
Multimedia Editor

Allison Huschak

Multimedia Editor Allison Huschak is a junior in her second year on the Purbalite. She can be found hanging out with friends, jamming out to music while driving around, or playing volleyball in her free time. ...

Grace Spozarski
Multimedia Editor

Grace Spozarski

Multimedia Editor Grace Spozarski is a senior and in her third year on staff. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her friends or at Chipotle. 

Alisha Katel
Multimedia Editor

Alisha Katel

Multimedia Editor Alisha Katel is a sophomore and second-year member of the Purbalite. She can be found playing her electric guitar, rewatching New Girl, or playing video games....

Evelyn Esek
Multimedia Editor

Evelyn Esek

Multimedia Editor Evelyn Esek is a junior who is in her second year on Purbalite staff. She is in the BHS color guard and loves knitting, creating chalk drawings, collecting vinyl records, and listening to classic rock music....

Hailey Dietz
Multimedia Editor

Hailey Dietz

Multimedia Editor Hailey Dietz is a junior and a first-year Purbalite member. In her free time she can be found swimming, reading, and participating in color guard.

Mandy Wu
Multimedia Editor

Mandy Wu

Multimedia Editor Mandy Wu is a junior in her second year on the Purbalite. You can catch her reading a book, watching reruns of Gilmore Girls, or listening to One Direction. ...

Olivia Rechtorik
Multimedia Editor

Olivia Rechtorik

Multimedia Editor Olivia Rechtorik is a junior and second-year Purbalite staff member. In her free time, she can be found listening to music.

Asmita Pokharel
Multimedia Editor

Asmita Pokharel

Multimedia Editor Asmita Pokharel is a junior and a second-year member of the Purbalite. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends, go on walks, and watch soccer.

Tumi Ojo
Multimedia Editor

Tumi Ojo

Multimedia Editor Tumi Ojo is a junior and third-year member of the Purbalite. She can be found talking with friends, on her computer, listening to music, or napping.

Amanda Booth
Multimedia Editor

Amanda Booth

Amanda Booth is a junior and a third-year member of the Purbalite. She can be found watching Netflix, listening to Billy Joel, or on a walk. 

Leila Usanovic
News Editor

Leila Usanovic

News Editor Leila Usanovic is a junior in her third year on the Purbalite staff. When she’s not writing reviews and news for the Purb, she can be found with her friends or jamming out to Taylor Swift. ...

Sam Tobiczyk
News Editor

Sam Tobiczyk

News Editor Sam Tobiczyk is a senior and a third-year member of the Purbalite. In their free time, they can be found listening to indie music or watching indie movies.

Kenzie Hirt
News Editor

Kenzie Hirt

News Editor Kenzie Hirt is a junior in her second year on the Purbalite staff. When she isn’t playing sports, she can be found listening to Morgan Wallen or hanging out with friends.

Eliza Swanson
News Editor

Eliza Swanson

News Editor Eliza Swanson is a junior and a second-year Purbalite staff member. She can be found on a run, listening to Rex Orange County, or watching reruns of Gossip Girl. ...

Jacob Staley
Sports Editor

Jacob Staley

Sports Editor Jacob Staley is a third-year writer and a junior. He can be found playing or watching basketball with his friends, or playing video games.

Carson Chapel
Sports Editor

Carson Chapel

Senior Sports Editor Carson Chapel is in his third year on the Purbalite staff. When he is not playing sports he is lifting, watching anime, and tending to any fire in sight.

Adam Degenhardt
Sports Editor

Adam Degenhardt

Junior Sports Editor Adam Degenhardt is in his first year on the Purbalite staff. When he is not playing sports he can be found listening to music or hanging out with his friends. 

Simran Rijal
Staff Writer

Simran Rijal

Simran Rijal is a junior and a second-year staff member. She can be found listening to music, especially K-pop, reading books, or just chilling. 

Ethan Stock
Staff Writer

Ethan Stock

Staff writer Ethan Stock is a sophomore and second-year member of the purbalite. He can be found in local record shops or hanging out with friends. 

Nico Macurak
Staff Writer

Nico Macurak

Freshman Nico Macurak is a first-year Purbalite staff writer. He can be found playing three sports, listening to music, or playing video games.

Maddison Houser
Staff Writer

Maddison Houser

Staff Writer Maddison Houser is a senior and a fourth-year Purbalite Staff Member. In her free time she can be found writing, playing the tuba and driving through Baldwin with friends. 

Ava Bell
Staff Writer

Ava Bell

Staff Writer Ava Bell is a senior and is in her second year on the Purbalite staff. When she is not listening to music, she can be found looking at the stars or sleeping.

Kalonga Mwenda
Staff Writer

Kalonga Mwenda

Senior Staff Writer Kalonga Mwenda, otherwise known as Kalo, is a second-year member of The Purbalite. He can be found listening to Stevie Wonder and watching The Sopranos....

Brendan Harris
Staff Writer

Brendan Harris

Brendan Harris is a junior and first year-staff writer on the Purbalite. He can be found playing soccer, practicing his golf swing, or listening to music.

Seth Franco
Staff Writer

Seth Franco

Junior Seth Franco is a second-year staff writer for the Purbalite. When he's not writing, he often practices on his drum set, listens to music, and sketches. 

Eli Traud
Staff Writer

Eli Traud

Staff Writer Eli Traud is a senior and a third-year member of the Purbalite. He can be found hanging out with friends and family, playing with his dog, or listening to music.

Dibya Ghimirey
Staff Writer

Dibya Ghimirey

Staff Writer Dibya Ghimirey is a senior and a second-year member of the Purbalite. When she isn’t scrolling through countless TikToks, she can be found reading and watching Asian dramas.

Aria Michaels
Club Member

Aria Michaels

Sophomore Aria Michaels is a first-year Club Member. When she isn't reading she can be found listening to Frank Ocean or hanging out with friends.

Yariel Morales
Club Member

Yariel Morales

Junior Yariel Morales is a first-year Club Member. When he isn’t listening to music, he can be found reading, writing, or hanging out with his friends.

Zach Wiatrowski
Club member

Zach Wiatrowski

Junior Zach Wiatrowski is a first-year Club Member. He can be found at PPG Paints Arena at a Penguins game, watching Sidney Crosby do his thing 

AJ Cherico
Club Member

AJ Cherico

Senior AJ Cherico first-year Purbalite Club Member. He can be found playing three sports, playing video games, and spending time with his friends.

Jackson Sgattoni
Club Member

Jackson Sgattoni

Sophomore Jackson Sgattoni is a first-year Club Member. He often plays baseball, basketball, and video games, and he watches sports.

Rakshya Kafle
Club Member

Rakshya Kafle

Sophomore Rakshya Kafle is a first-year Club Member. When she isn’t reading, she can be found dancing or crocheting. 

Ryder Jesensky
Club Member

Ryder Jesensky

Junior Ryder Jesensky is a first-year Club Member. He can be found shopping at Sunoco or eating mustard at football games.

Dante Diulus
Club Member

Dante Diulus

Senior Dante Diulus is a first-year Club Member. He is a diehard Pitt football fan who often can be found at Acrisure stadium for games on Saturdays, or he will be playing video games in his free time.   ...

Rachael Bonneau
Club Member

Rachael Bonneau

Junior Rachael Bonneau is a first-year club member. When she isn't writing, she can be found practicing fencing or making art, but she is always listening to music.

Connor Boros
Club Member

Connor Boros

Junior Connor Boros is a first-year Purbalite club member. He can be found with his girlfriend, on a fantasy football app, or working. 

Molly Fircak
Club Member

Molly Fircak

Sophomore Molly Fircak is a first-year club member. When she isn’t at dance, she can be found drawing or hanging out with friends.

Sean Galentine
Club Member

Sean Galentine

Sophomore Sean Galentine is a first-year club member. He often plays football, video games, or just listens to music.

Aria Majcher
Club Member

Aria Majcher

Aria Majcher is a junior Club Member of the Purbalite. She can be found listening to Cage the Elephant or reading a book. 

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