Staff

Rebecca Anderson
Rebecca Anderson is a junior at East and currently a writer for the Howl. Rebecca has had a love for writing since she was little, when she would scribble poems in crayon and create short stories on sticky note pads. Since then, she’s participated in writing classes throughout her life and is excited to try out journalism for the first time. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to hone her writing skills and work with the rest of the staff. Rebecca is a jack of all trades, with interests in the arts, video games, politics, and more.
Samantha Anderson
Samantha Anderson is a senior and staff writer for the Howl. Despite her busy schedule which includes school, soccer, and work, she enjoys reading, bike riding, and listening to podcasts in her free time. As an active participant within the school, Samantha is a member of the National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, and girls’ varsity soccer team. While pursuing a journalism major is not in her future, Samantha loves to take a variety of English classes to challenge herself as a writer and is excited to contribute to the Howl this year.
Aryav Bothra
Aryav Bothra is a junior at East and is currently a staff writer 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.
Deshna Chitrarasu
Elizabeth Dyer
Elizabeth Dyer is a senior and staff writer for the Howl. She is looking forward to a great year of learning more about journalism and writing about what goes on around the school. Elizabeth is a member of the band program, where she also finds she spends a lot of her time during and after school. She is one of the drum majors of the marching band and enjoys building her leadership and musical abilities through this role. Elizabeth is also a leader in the school’s Ecology Club. She is passionate about the environment and looks forward to helping the school move towards more environmentally friendly habits. When she’s not practicing the trumpet, playing piano, or studying, Elizabeth may be found reading or spending time with family and friends.
Liam Fitzpatrick
Kennedy Hampton
Mariel Herrera
Charles Jaegle
Alex Prince
Alex Prince is a senior at East and is currently a writer for the Howl. His first spark of interest for writing occurred in eighth grade, when his English teacher encouraged him to enter his short story from class into the district writing contest. Subsequently finishing first in the fictitious short story category, Alex has been compelled to strengthen his writing skills and express his many, and sometimes scrambled, thoughts into tangible words for those around him to enjoy. Alex has a particular intent in people and their passions, leading him to become intrigued by movies, art, and music, in particular.
Kaitlin Riley
Ruchir Sukhadia
Sriya Veeramachaneni
Lucy Weiher
Lucy Weiher is a senior at East and is currently a staff writer for the Howl. Since she isn’t any good at math or science, she figured she should stick to something she’s decent at. She plans to study journalism after high school and is looking forward to getting out of Oswego. Born in Chicago to two parents that have a great appreciation for the arts, Lucy grew up writing stories, drawing, and reading practically every book on the library shelves. When she is not busy doing hours of homework each night, she participates in the theater program at OE as a member of crew, painting sets and fixing costumes.