The Purbalite

2018-2019 Staff

Lena Barakat

Staff Writer

Lena is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer for the Purbalite. You can find her jamming out to some sick beats by Vance Joy, running on her messed-up foot, or eating buffalo chicken dip. She loves chilling with her cat, Ha...

Colton Brain

Staff Writer

Colton is a sophomore and a first-year Purbalite writer. He plays football and baseball, and he has a passion for sports in general. He especially loves to give his takes on the NFL.

Evan Haggerty

Staff Writer

Evan is a senior and a first-year staff writer. He can be found making lemon batteries in physics or in the band room arguing about the finer points of timpani performance.

Andrew Golvash

Staff Writer

Andrew is a senior and a first-year staff writer for the Purbalite. He enjoys playing hockey and he can be found saucing biscuits and wheeling hard all over the ice.

Aaron Exler

Staff Writer

Aaron is a senior and a first-year staff writer for the Purbalite. He plays football, baseball, basketball and loves to watch and talk about anything sports related.

Grace Hampton

Staff Writer

Grace is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer.  She can be found cheering at games and cheer competitions or playing lacrosse.  She also loves reading and listening to any song by Adele.

Joey Shields

Staff Writer

Joey is a senior and a first-year staff writer. He enjoys playing sports, watching television, and crushing his brothers in Super Smash Bros. He loves Pittsburgh’s sports teams, and hates the New England Patriots with a bur...

Abby Fowler

Staff Writer

Abby is a junior and first-year staff writer. She loves to travel, and can be found reminiscing the 2000’s by replaying “Love Bug” by the Jonas Brothers.

Paul Briones

Staff Writer

Paul is a junior first-year staff writer. He can be found either playing the trombone by himself whilst reading the Communist Manifesto or trying to drink three water bottles a day....

Caden Harsh

Staff Writer

Caden is a junior and a first-year staff writer. When he’s not pointing the flaws in the new Star Wars movies, he can be found on the track or debating what the best movies are with his friends....

Brian Genovesi

Staff Writer

Brian is a senior and a first-year staff writer. He enjoys music, movies, and discussions on philosophy and politics.  

Elizabeth Perston

Staff Writer

Elizabeth is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer. She can be found spending a ridiculous amount of time with her cat, Pepperjack, and eating cheese. Her favorite author is Ayn Rand, although she spends more time watching N...

Alli Schroeder

Staff Writer

Alli is a sophomore and a first-year Purbalite staff writer. She has a passion for music and can be found spending her free time swimming for the varsity swim team.  

Guerin Balkovec

Staff Writer

Guerin is a senior and a first-year staff writer. He enjoys movies, music, and political discourse. He can be found arguing with random people in the hallways about literally anything.

Lindsay Bonetti

Staff Writer

Lindsay is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer for the Purbalite. She can be found playing softball, watching old Disney Channel shows, or listening to Taylor Swift on repeat.

Ethan Coulehan

Staff Writer

Ethan is a junior and a first-year staff writer. When he’s not writing really good headlines, he is talking about sports.  

Sarah Watkins

Staff Writer

Sarah is a junior and a first-year staff writer. She enjoys attending concerts and can usually be seen at Target buying the latest issue of Cosmopolitan.  ...

Pratiksha Timsina

Staff Writer

Pratiksha is a freshman and first-year staff writer. She can usually be found fan-girling about Shawn Mendes or chatting with her friends. She’s also a very proud Slytherin who adores the Harry Potter franchise....

Victoria Di Cesare

Staff Writer

Victoria is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer. She can be found on almost any soccer field in western Pennsylvania or watching Netflix with her dogs. She also enjoys various memes and music.  ...

Sarah Bagay

Staff Writer

Sarah is a junior and a first-year staff writer. She participates in Baldwin’s choir and Baldwinaires, and she also can be found writing one of her many books. Procrastinating with her activities, hobbies, and schoolwork is her ...

Brooke Scanlon

Staff Writer

Brooke is a freshman and a first-year staff writer. She normally can be found singing, dancing, or running on the track. In her free time, she can be found spending time with friends or sleeping in and experimenting with new f...

Kim Samuel

Staff Writer

Kim Samuel is a junior and first-year staff writer. She likes drawing, her favorite author is Stephen King and she can be found watching Netflix.

Mason Hurley

Staff Writer

Mason Hurley is a sophomore and first-year staff writer. He always has a clean pair of Jordans on, and may be seen in bright yellow Air Force Ones.

Elizabeth Solenday

Design Editor

Elizabeth is a senior and this is her third year on the Purbalite. She can be found twirling flags in the color guard or singing songs in the musical. She is obsessed with all things New York City and has a severe shopping addiction.

Connor Reiche

Staff Writer

Connor Reiche is a first year senior staff writer for the Purbalite. He enjoys spending time with his friends, listening to music, and playing video games.

Nick Pouch

Multimedia Editor

Multimedia Editor Nick Pouch is a senior and in his third year on the Purbalite. He can be found on the boys volleyball team or playing the saxophone in the marching band. He is also a huge Pittsburgh sports fan....

Johnny Staley

Staff Writer

Johnny is a senior and a second-year staff writer on the Purbalite. He is a track athlete and loves watching sports in his free time. He likes to write sports stories.

Tyler Zeman

Staff Writer

Tyler Zeman is a junior and a second year staff writer. He can be found on the soccer field or outside doing outdoor things.

Natalie Zgurich

Sports Editor

Sports Editor Natalie Zgurich is a senior and in her third year on the Purbalite. She is most likely on the tennis court or walking her dog. She also can be found watching hockey while procrastinating homework. ...

Flynn Travers

Staff Writer

Flynn Travers is a senior and a third-year staff writer for the Purbalite. He plays sports and watches anything sports-related. He also enjoys watching TV shows and movies.

Liam Belan

Multimedia Editor

Multimedia Editor Liam is a senior and this is his third year on the Purbalite. He plays soccer and is constantly watching or playing sports. He also enjoys video games and music....

MacKenzie Sendro

Multimedia Editor

Multimedia Editor MacKenzie Sendro is a senior and this is her third year on the Purbalite. She can either be found binge-watching any series on Netflix, or taking pictures to update her Instagram. She is mainly known for her ...

Devon Schroeder

Multimedia Editor

Multimedia editor Devon Schroeder is a senior and this is her second year on the Purbalite. She can be found running both on the track and away from her responsibilities.

Nathan Breisinger

Sports Editor

Sports Editor Nathan is a senior and this is his third year on the Purbalite. He plays hockey and baseball and he can be found watching, listening, or talking about Pittsburgh sports....

Matt Storms

Staff Writer

Matt Storms is a senior and a first-year staff writer. He enjoys watching sports, movies, and listening to music.

Prudence Nowicki

Multimedia Editor

Prudence is a senior and a third-year multimedia editor. She enjoys a majority of her time listening to K-pop, watching anime, K-dramas and enjoying all things Asian pop culture. At night she enjoys using different types of skincare,...

Erin Fader

Copy Chief

Erin Fader is a junior and the copy chief for the Purbalite. You can usually find her either cheering on the Baldwin Highlanders or sitting in a cocoon of blankets reading fan fiction. She also enjoys anything having to do wit...

Anamarie Martinez

News Editor

News Editor Anamarie Martinez is a senior and this is her third year on the Purbalite. She can be found binge-watching Netflix instead of doing her homework. She is known for changing her lipstick 13 times a day. ...

Avery Greenaway

Multimedia Editor

Avery is a senior and this is her third year on the Purbalite. She’s always in the mood for some quality sushi, and is very adamant about her preference to High School Musical 2 over the other movies in the trilogy. She loves to s...

Mitch Davis

Staff Writer

Mitch Davis is a junior second-year staff writer. He enjoys writing sports columns, music reviews, and watching hockey games. If he’s not complaining about other people’s taste in music, you can find him in the Purb room l...

Austin Bechtold

Staff Writer

Austin Bechtold is a senior and this is his second year on the Purbalite. He can be found on the boys volleyball team, at major sporting events, and always proclaiming how the Pirates will recapture their old 2013-15 form very soo...

Adam Goldsboro

Staff Writer

Adam Goldsboro is a junior and second-year staff writer and he can found on the soccer field or the basketball court.  

Gaige Grzelka

Staff Writer

Senior Gaige Grzelka is a first-year writer who often can be found dancing or filming. He has a passion for storytelling and filmmaking. Finding the truth is essential to his life … so is food.

Eli Achtzehn

Staff Writer

Eli Achtzehn is a junior and second-year staff writer. He enjoys playing the drums and can be found on the lacrosse field or in your heart.

Jaiman White

Staff Writer

Jaiman White is a junior and this is his second year on The Purbalite staff. If he’s not fighting for his right to party then he’s probably expanding the rhymes of sucker MC amateurs or dropping science like Galileo dropped th...

Fiona Selden

Staff Writer

Fiona Selden is a senior and first-year staff writer. She enjoys reading books, listening to music, and watching everything from TV shows to movies to Youtube in her spare time. When she is not doing those things, she is prob...

Astrid Senko

Staff Writer

Astrid Senko is a sophomore and a first-year writer for the Purbalite. She participates in the marching band. You can usually find her playing one of her many instruments in the band room. When she is not trying to make inani...

Grace Esposito

News Editor

Grace is a junior and news editor for the Purbalite. You can usually find her singing in the choir or watching Netflix while procrastinating instead of doing her homework. She enjoys reading and long walks on the beach with he...

Cassie Snyder

Features Editor

Cassie Snyder is a junior and a Features Editor for the Purbalite. She participates in the color guard and school musical. You can find her clueless at all times and robot dancing to no music.

Paige Crawley

Staff Writer

Paige Crawley is a senior and third-year staff writer. Athletic, organized, and extroverted are not words that could be used to describe her.

Rachel Stofanak

Features Editor

Rachel is a senior Features Editor for the Purbalite. She spends her summers living in the woods and going by the nickname Echo and her school years doing homework and going by Barb.  

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