The Purbalite

2020-2021 Staff

Tumi Ojo

Tumi Ojo

Tumi Ojo is a freshman and first-year member of the Purbalite. She can be found talking with friends, on her computer, or napping. 

Madison Miller

Madison Miller

Madison Miller is a senior and first-year staff writer. She plans on studying psychology. 

Amanda Booth

Amanda Booth

Staff Writer Amanda Booth is a freshman and a first-year member of the Purbalite. She can be found binge watching Netflix, going to Sheetz, playing Minecraft,  listening to classic rock, or wasting her money on online shopping....

Carson Chapel

Carson Chapel

Sophomore Carson Chapel is in his first year on Purbalite staff. In his free time he is playing baseball, lifting, and watching sports.

Jacob Staley

Jacob Staley

Staff Writer Jacob Staley is a first-year writer and a freshman. He can be found playing or watching basketball with his friends, or playing video games.

Audrey Work

Audrey Work

Staff Writer Audrey Work is in her first year on the Purbalite. She is usually found playing volleyball, procrastinating homework, or sleeping.

Bikram Bhattarai

Bikram Bhattarai

Bikram Bhattarai is a senior and first-year staff writer. His favorite subject is math and he is a huge fan of soccer, with his favorite player being Leo Messi 

Ayushma Neopaney

Ayushma Neopaney

Staff Writer Ayushma Neopaney is a sophomore and first-year member of the Purbalite. When not taking naps with her cat, Ayushma can be found rewatching her favourite animes or scrolling through TikTok....

Khushila Dulal

Khushila Dulal

Staff Writer Khushila Dulal is a sophomore and is a first-year member of the Purbalite. When she isn’t in her room gaming the day away, she can be found recording song covers or listening to music.   

Owen Pogany

Owen Pogany

Staff Writer Owen Pogany is in his first year on the purbalite. He can be found running with his cross country and track team or eating.

Ava Bell

Ava Bell

Staff Writer Ava Bell is a sophomore and a first-year member of the Purbalite. When she is not writing, she can be found learning and talking about space, drawing, or spending time with family and friends. ...

Stevi Simonelli

Stevi Simonelli

Sophomore Stevi Simonelli is in her first year on the Purbalite. When she is not writing, she can be found studying astrology, collecting crystals, and playing with her dogs.

Kevin Hutchinson

Kevin Hutchinson

Staff Writer Kevin Hutchinson is in his first year on the Purbalite. When he isn’t reading classic novels, writing stories, or overusing the term “fresh,” he can be found watching ’80s movies and obsessing over Tom Holland....

Ava Weidensall

Ava Weidensall

Ava Weidensall is in their first year on the Purbalite. When they’re not rehearsing, they can be found singing, drawing, or listening to music.

Eli Traud

Eli Traud

Staff Writer Eli Traud is a sophomore and a first-year member of the Purbalite. He can be found playing with his dog, hanging out with friends and family, or eating an entire pizza by himself.

Taslima Chapagai

Taslima Chapagai

Staff Writer Taslima Chapagai is a sophomore and a first-year member of the Purbalite. When she is not binging the latest TV show, you can find her studying for her chemistry test. 

Sneha Bhandari

Sneha Bhandari

Staff Writer Sneha Bhandari is a sophomore and a first-year member of the Purbalite. She normally can be found at Dunkin' Donuts, spending time with her friends, or at South Park talking a walk.   

Sara Scheeser

Sara Scheeser

Staff Writer Sara Scheeser is in her first year on the Purbalite. She can be found on the soccer field, with friends, or drinking Dunkin. 

Abby Hutchinson

Abby Hutchinson

Staff Writer Abby Hutchinson is in her first year on the Purbalite. When not on the basketball court, Abby can be found jamming out to music, hanging out with her friends, or eating ice cream

Brooke Bayer

Brooke Bayer

Staff Writer Brooke Bayer is a sophomore and in her first year on The Purbalite. She likes playing basketball, cuddling with her dog, Roxxy, cooking, and watching Hulu. ...

Grace Spozarski

Grace Spozarski

Staff Writer Grace Spozarski is in her first year on staff. In her time away from school, Grace can be found spending time with her friends and playing with her dog.

Dominick Ditoro

Dominick Ditoro

Staff Writer Dominick Ditoro is a junior and a first-year member of the Purbalite. When he isn't running around the track, he can be found listening to Mac Miller, or hanging out with his friends and girlfriend. ...

Leila Usanovic

Leila Usanovic

Staff writer Leila Usanovic is in her first year on the Purbalite. In her free time, she can be found hanging out with her dog, Aussie, chatting with friends, or watching horrendous, low-budget movies. ...

Elias Olexa

Elias Olexa

Staff Writer Elias Olexa is a sophomore and a first-year member of the Purbalite. When he isn’t listening to Pink Floyd, he can be found running, spending time with his friends and family, or in the nearest Gamestop....

Sam Tobiczyk

Sam Tobiczyk

Sam Tobiczyk is a sophomore and a first-year member of the Purbalite. In his free time, he can be found listening to indie music or watching indie movies.

Maddison Houser

Maddison Houser

Sophomore Maddison Houser is a second-year staff writer. When she isn’t listening to music and reading, you can find her binge-watching Netflix shows.

Colton Brain

Colton Brain

Colton Brain is a senior and a third-year staff writer. He is a big sports fan and especially loves football and baseball. He loves to give his takes on the NFL and MLB.

Doug Sudor

Doug Sudor

Staff Writer Doug Sudor is a sophomore and in his first year of writing on the Purbalite. When not found at the ice rink, he can be found playing video games, watching Star Wars, or playing football. ...

Sajan Dangal

Sajan Dangal

Staff writer Sajan Dangal is in his first year on staff. Typically he can be found watching YouTube or reading manga.

Paul Kercher

Paul Kercher

Sophomore Paul Kercher is in his second year on staff. When he is not writing about sports, he is probably playing, watching, or listening to sports.

Grace Hampton

Grace Hampton

Grace Hampton is a senior multimedia editor and is in her third year on staff.  She is all in for Baldwin and can often be found cheering on the sidelines, at competitions, or playing lacrosse.  Nothing can stop her from getti...

Izzy Swanson

Izzy Swanson

News Editor Izzy Swanson is in her second year on staff. She can be found playing soccer, listening to Brockhampton, or in the nearest coffee shop.   

Lena Barakat

Lena Barakat

Magazine Editor Lena Barakat is a senior and this is her third year on The Purbalite. She likes running with her teammates, cuddling with her cat Harold Finch (aka Henry), eating buffalo chicken dip, and listening to The Kinks...

Brooke Scanlon

Brooke Scanlon

Multimedia Editor Brooke Scanlon is a junior and is in her third year on staff. She normally can be found at taekwondo, singing, or at Chick-fil-A. If she ever has free time, she can be found spending time with friends or watching...

Ethan Franco

Ethan Franco

Ethan Franco is a senior and a second-year staff member. He usually spends his time working on programming with a noticeable lack of sleep.

Alli Schroeder

Alli Schroeder

Senior Alli Schroeder is a multimedia editor in her third year on staff. When she is not writing, she can be found making her own clothes or earrings, and fangirling over Stevie Nicks. 

Victoria Di Cesare

Victoria Di Cesare

Senior Victoria Di Cesare is a sports editor who has a passion for scoring bangers and breaking ankles on the soccer field. Her favorite TV shows at the moment are Grey’s Anatomy and Vampire Diaries. In her free time, she enj...

Lindsay Bonetti

Lindsay Bonetti

News Editor Lindsay Bonetti is a senior and this is her third year on the Purbalite. When she’s not on the softball field, she can constantly be found rewatching Pride & Prejudice (2005) and listening to Taylor Swift and One ...

Ethan Spozarski

Ethan Spozarski

Ethan Spozarski is a multimedia editor in his second year on staff. He is known for his love of sports and can be found working on his Madden franchise team.  

Mason Hurley

Mason Hurley

Multimedia Editor Mason Hurley is a senior and three-year staff member. He always has a clean pair of Jordans, Nikes, Adidas, or Yeezys on, and may be seen in bright yellow Air Force Ones. 

Elizabeth Perston

Elizabeth Perston

Elizabeth Perston is a features editor and third-year writer on the Purbalite. When she’s not browsing Pinterest, she can be found thrift shopping and planning outfits for the next month.

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