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

2021-2022 Staff

Andrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett is a first year staff as a junior. He can be found playing sports or at sheetz in his free time.

Nathan Bobuks

Nathan Bobuks

Nathan Bobuks is a sophomore and a first-year club member.

Brooke Seaman

Brooke Seaman

Brooke Seaman is a sophomore and a first-year club member.

Alisha Katel

Alisha Katel

Alisha Katel is a freshman and first-year staff writer. She can be found playing video games or listening to Glass Animals.

Hailey Dietz

Hailey Dietz

Hailey Dietz is a sophomore and a first-year club member.

Simran Rijal

Simran Rijal

Simran Rijal is a sophomore and a first-year staff member. She can normally be found chilling, listening to music, and reading thrilling, romantic books. 

Sophia Kozar

Sophia Kozar

Sophia Kozar is a junior and a first-year club member.

Dibya Ghimirey

Dibya Ghimirey

Dibya Ghimirey is a junior and a first-year staff writer. She can be found reading trashy romance books, stretching in her room, and taking her Vitamin D gummies. 

Kalonga Mwenda

Kalonga Mwenda

Kalonga Mwenda is a junior and a first-year staff writer.

Avery Barrett

Avery Barrett

Avery Barrett is a freshman and a first-year club member.

Seth Franco

Seth Franco

Seth Franco is a sophomore and a first year staff writer.

Ava Rickman

Ava Rickman

Ava Rickman is a senior and a first-year staff member. They are interested in films of different genres and many different art forms like ceramics, painting, and literature.

Mandy Wu

Mandy Wu

Mandy Wu is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer of the Purbalite. You can catch her reading a book, watching reruns of Gilmore Girls, or listening to One Direction. ...

Alizabeth Klein

Alizabeth Klein

Sophomore Alizabeth Klein is in her first year on Purbalite Staff. When she is not boxing or running track, she likes to read and try different foods.

Allison Huschak

Allison Huschak

Allison Huschak is a sophomore and a first-year club member.

Olivia Rechtorik

Olivia Rechtorik

Sophomore Olivia Rechtorik is a first-year staff member of the Purbalite. In her free time, she can be found listening to music, collecting CDs, or singing with the Baldwinaires.

Kenzie Hirt

Kenzie Hirt

Kenzie Hirt is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer.

Ethan Stock

Ethan Stock

Ethan Stock is a freshman and a first-year staff writer.

Evelyn Esek

Evelyn Esek

Sophomore Evelyn Esek is in her first year on Purbalite staff. She is in the BHS color guard and loves knitting, creating chalk drawings, and listening to classic rock.  

Brendan Harris

Brendan Harris

Brendan Harris is a sophomore and a first-year club member.

Hannah Ferkett

Hannah Ferkett

Hannah Ferkett is a sophomore and a first-year club member.

Kaitlyn Schmidt

Kaitlyn Schmidt

Kaitlyn Schmidt  is a sophomore and a first-year club member.

Asmita Pokharel

Asmita Pokharel

Asmita Pokharel is a first-year staff member. In her time away from school, she can be found hanging out with her friends, watching soccer, or looking at the stars. 

Eliza Swanson

Eliza Swanson

Eliza Swanson is a sophomore and a first-year member of the Purbalite. She can be found on a run, listening to Rex Orange County, or baking a new dessert. 

Leyna Laurent

Leyna Laurent

Leyna Laurent is a senior and a first year club member.

Khushila Dulal

Khushila Dulal

Photo Editor Khushila Dulal is a junior and a second-year member of the Purbalite. When she isn’t in her room playing video games, she can be found taking walks and hanging out with her cat. 

Ayushma Neopaney

Ayushma Neopaney

  Photo Editor Ayushma Neopaney is a junior and second-year member of the Purbalite. When not taking naps with her cat, Ayushma can be found listening to her favorite songs or scrolling through TikTok....

Izzy Swanson

Izzy Swanson

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

Sam Tobiczyk

Sam Tobiczyk

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

Grace Spozarski

Grace Spozarski

Junior Multimedia Editor Grace Spozarski is in her second year on staff. In her time away from school, Grace can be found spending time with her friends and playing with her dog, Otis.

Leila Usanovic

Leila Usanovic

Leila Usanovic is a second year news editor for the Purbalite. When she’s not writing reviews and news for the Purbalite, she can be found watching comically bad movies or listening to the sweet sounds of Mitski. ...

Brooke Scanlon

Brooke Scanlon

Multimedia Editor Brooke Scanlon is a senior and is in her fourth year on staff. She normally can be found at taekwondo, writing, singing with the Baldwinaires, or on the track. If she ever has free time, she can be found spe...

Maddison Houser

Maddison Houser

Junior Maddison Houser is a third-year staff writer. When she isn’t carrying a sousaphone or swimming, you can find her writing a book or making bracelets.

Jacob Staley

Jacob Staley

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

Stevi Simonelli

Stevi Simonelli

Stevi Simonelli is a junior and first-year staff writer. She can always be found watching Netflix and ordering Chipotle. 

Ava Bell

Ava Bell

Ava Bell is a junior and a first-year staff writer. She has a love for space, playing and coaching soccer, and art. 

Sara Scheeser

Sara Scheeser

Multimedia Editor Sara Scheeser is in her second year on the Purbalite. She can be found playing soccer or lacrosse, hanging out with friends, or drinking Dunkin’.

Taslima Chapagai

Taslima Chapagai

Photo Editor Taslima Chapagai is a junior and a second-year member of the Purbalite. When she is not binging the latest TV show, you can find her taking her Apush notes. 

Sneha Bhandari

Sneha Bhandari

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

Carson Chapel

Carson Chapel

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

Paul Kercher

Paul Kercher

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

Ethan Spozarski

Ethan Spozarski

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

Kevin Hutchinson

Kevin Hutchinson

  Kevin Hutchinson is a sophomore and second-year staff member. When not writing at his typewriter, Kevin can be found throwing interceptions in touch football.

Eli Traud

Eli Traud

Staff Writer Eli Traud is a junior and a second-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.

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