Staff

Saba Ahmed
Saba Ahmed is a junior at East and is currently a writer for the Howl. She is part of Scholastic Bowl, MSA, and the school’s badminton team. Saba has always been interested in current events and the way journalism can highlight voices and issues in the world that may go unheard of. This is her first time writing for any news outlet and she is very excited to be part of the Howl this year.

Aryav Bothra
Aryav Bothra is a senior at East and is currently the Personality Editor for the Howl. When not completing homework from a variety of challenging classes, Aryav pursues his interests in debate, science, and, of course, writing. Part of many clubs at East including Mu Alpha Theta, Business Professionals of America, Model UN, and Science Olympiad, there are no shortage of activities to keep him busy. Despite participating in so many clubs and taking many AP classes, Aryav’s wistful love for writing has always been in abundance. From a young age, the idea of writing has always fascinated him, being a source of great pride and interest for Aryav. Developing his skills with years of English classes and self-interest, Aryav is excited to finally bring his writing to the world with the Howl.

Vivian Campbell
Vivian Campbell is a junior attending Oswego East High School. She has prominent experience in rigorous AP and honors classes. Vivian´s extracurriculars include Book Club, National English Honors Society, Student-Athlete Leadership Training, the East Volleyball Team, and more. She has had training to write at a higher level and excels in creative writing but here for the Howl, she is exposed to all and any styles. Vivian finds comfort and interest in writing and is serious about her contribution to others through her work. Vivian, always eager for opportunities to compose has experienced this from a young age, intrigued in music pieces and poems which indulge in creativity which she will pass to when working with the Howl.

Beliah Christian
Beliah Christian is a senior at East and a new writer for the Howl. She participates in a variety of clubs and activities at school including Business Professionals of America, National Tech Honor Society, Société Honoraire de Français, and Varsity Badminton in the spring. Her interests lie with the business world, where she hopes to become a corporate lawyer and study business law. Beliah’s interest in writing has increased since being in high school, and she hopes that writing for the Howl will stem a passion or hobby for it in the future.

Kelsey Gara
Kelsey Gara is a junior at East and is a writer for the Howl. When she’s not on TikTok, hanging with friends or listening to music like Frank Ocean and Tyler, The Creator, Kelsey is working diligently in her challenging classes and practicing her instrument for the band. Her plan for the future is to start writing screenplays for major motion pictures, TV shows and plays in New York. She has been interested in writing since she could hold a pencil, and could not be more excited to start writing for the Howl.

Hafsah Haq
Hafsah is a junior at east and at the moment she is in student council, key club, and MSA. She doesn’t have any interests right now, but she will keep searching until she finds the one perfect for her. As for sports, she’s interested in badminton and volleyball but isn’t actually on one the teams. This is her first year in journalism and even though she isn’t good at writing, she thought this would be a perfect opportunity to improve. 

Charles Jaegle
Charles Jaegle is a senior at East and the current Sports Editor for the Howl. He competes with the varsity football team in the fall and runs on the track team in the spring. His primary focus concerns covering sports-related media at the high school. In addition to sports writing, Charles loves watching professional basketball, football, and baseball. He is a hardcore fan for all Chicago sports teams and roots for all of them heavily. His passion for covering sports began early on while watching SportsCenter and reading Sports Illustrated since elementary school, and he can’t wait to continue working with the Howl for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Kayli Link
Kayli Link is junior at East and is staff writer for the Howl. She has an interest in all sorts of arts. Whether it be music, video games, painting or film and movies they are all of her interest. She has loved art since she was younger than she can remember, but that love for art has only grown since, as well as her appreciation for writing. So with a combination of her love for the arts and writing, she can’t wait to share those interests through the Howl.

Rhea Marlovits
Rhea Marlovits is a junior at Oswego East High School and a writer for the Howl. Rhea is enrolled in multiple honors classes and when she is not in the classroom, you can usually find her putting in work on the soccer field. Writing has always played a large role in Rhea’s life as she finds comfort in being able to express herself and what’s going on in the world around us through words. Rhea is incredibly excited to continue to further her writing skills in journalism this year.

Payton McCullum
Payton McCullum is a senior at East and a writer for the Howl. Payton is a musician in Oswego East’s band program. He participates in the school’s jazz band, marching band, and wind symphony. Payton is also a member of OE’s boys’ volleyball team. When he isn’t competing as an athlete or performing as an artist, Payton likes to read and write. Payton is very excited to be a part of the Howl for the 2021-2022 school year.

Nepeta Porter
Nepeta is a senior at East and a writer for the Howl. Her primary interests and focuses are inclusivity and fashion, with an emphasis on the combination of the two, and how those two combine in the school setting is especially important to her. To her, writing is and always will be one of the most effective ways to convey a message and initiate change. Her passion for fashion and inclusivity root in the way she expresses her femininity, something she didn’t realize was so important to her until her later high school years. She happily anticipates the beginning of her journalism year.

Grace Praxmarer
Grace Praxmarer is a junior at East and a new member to the Howl. She competes as a varsity athlete on both the cross country and track team and one day hopes to compete in the Chicago Marathon. When she is not occupied with school and athletics, she has a passion for traveling and the outdoors. She has visited 29 states and plans to visit the other 21 in the future as she pursues a career in photojournalism. While she currently lives in Illinois, she plans to move away immediately after senior year to one of the many beautiful places she has visited – the top of the list being Colorado. She is excited to kick off her journalism career as a member of the Howl.

Annika Srivastava
Samantha Trujillo
Samantha Trujillo (better known as Sam or Sammy T), is a writer for the Howl. She spends most of her time either consumed in her work or playing for the school volleyball team.

Savina Trujillo
Savina Trujillo is a junior at Oswego East and writes for the Howl. She is active elsewhere in the school as a member of the National English Honors Society as well as on the varsity volleyball team. Savina also stays busy with taking AP English and History classes and competing in club volleyball.  She looks forward to contributing her love for writing in this year’s publication of the Howl.

Jackson Wezeman
Jackson Wezeman is a junior at Oswego East and a new member of the Howl staff. For the past two years, Jackson has been a swimmer on the Oswego Swim and Dive team. While not swimming, Jackson watches baseball and football, and is a fan of all Chicago sports teams. Jackson also takes an interest in music, where he plays the drums, piano, and guitar. He also plays drums in his church band. Jackson has always taken an interest in creating things. Whether it be making music, doodling, or news articles, Jackson loves to express his creativity and personality. Jackson is excited to bring his creative passion to the Howl.

Teddy Wynard

Teddy Wynard is a senior at East and is a newcomer to the Howl staff. The previous two years he has been a part of the Yearbook Staff and took his writing adventure to the next step with joining the Howl for his first year and also being a part of the Yearbook staff for his third year. He is currently the managing editor for the Wolf’s Eye and enjoys writing the most in his classes. Teddy’s passion for writing struck gold his sophomore year when East won the SPC Journalism Conference. He enjoys covering sports and movie/tv show news the most and looks to bring his writing skills to the Howl this year.