Staff

The GW Chronicle is student-led, with everyone from our team of editors to our newest journalists contributing articles to the paper.

Please note that this page is being updated and does not list the full staff for the 2021-2022 school year.

Leadership

Lily McLean

Editor-in-Chief

Lily McLean is a senior at GWUOHS who is passionate about American politics, international relations, human rights, and journalism. She enjoys writing about local California issues as well as exploring more complex political conflicts in depth.

In addition to focusing on the paper, Lily founded and is president of the GWUOHS Amnesty International Club. She is an editor of the yearbook and was the Student Body President of the Student Council in her junior year. She works part-time at a bookstore in San Francisco but spends much of her time on her mother’s farm in Sonoma County.

One of her journalistic inspirations in Nicholas Kristof.

Reporters

Cole B.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Lindsay B.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Brooklyn B.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Danielle Chan

Journalist

Danielle is a fun, dynamic, and creative sophomore at GWUOHS. This is her second year as part of the GW Chronicle staff, where she served as newsletter co-editor in her first year. Danielle is a strong advocate for gender inequality and co-founded the Women’s Empowerment Club at school. She spends a lot of time volunteering at senior’s homes and hospitals, and also loves to write. Having written novels, poems, and short stories, she hopes to one day become a published author. In her spare time, she loves to read old classics – Pride and Prejudice being her favorite – watch comedy films, travel, and bake. Through her writing, Danielle hopes to be able to spread a positive and inspiring message.

Muhammad C.

Journalist

Background: My name is Muhammad C and I am a Senior at GWUOHS. I am a native of of New York but am always traveling all over the world (when COVID doesn’t get in the way)

A little bit about me: I really enjoy carrying out my passion for science and computers, which is supported by the flexibility that GWUOHS offers. I spend any productive time in which I am not doing schoolwork, or school-related activities in writing.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy reading and writing.

I have had an Interest in Law, Politics, Economics, particularly about the stock market, and Culture.

Laura C.

Journalist

Laura is a freshman at GWUOHS. This is her first-year writing for the Chronicle. Laura enjoys creative writing and poetry. In addition to contributing to the Chronicle, Laura is also a class representative. In her free time, Laura enjoys reading, baking, arts and crafts, and playing with her cat. She loves spending time with family and going to the beach.

Claire D.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Jacob D.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Nyma Ehtesham

Journalist

Hi everyone! I’m Nyma and it’s my third year writing for the GW Chronicle! I especially enjoy writing about global news because I believe it’s important to not only know what’s going in our country but around the world too! Some things I enjoy are hiking, biking, playing with my dog, and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu! I’m also on the leadership team of Amnesty International. I’m so excited to provide some quality articles this year!

Croix Ellison

Science Department Co-Editor

Croix is a sophomore at GWUOHS, and a first year member of the GW Chronicle staff serving as Science Department Co-Editor. She is also, a Research Intern for the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference Council on Communities of Color where she helps state legislators explore important public policy issues. In addition, she is a Research Fellow for theBEnote and has written several published briefs on issues ranging from climate change to food insecurity. In addition, her work has appeared in ecoWURD.com, an environmental justice journalism initiative based in Philadelphia.

She previously interned for WURD radio (Philadelphia) and the Greater Washington Urban League (Washington, D.C.). 

Raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Croix is an advanced classical pianist who also studies opera at the Peabody Pre-Conservatory of Music (John Hopkins University). She regularly participates in vocal competitions, master classes and seasonal vocal academies. She has performed piano and voice at a number of major public events in Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland and Baltimore, and she is proficient in jazz piano. Croix is also a second degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and teaches children and adults as they pursue their dreams in martial arts. 

Croix has many passions for a wide array of issues: the environment, the future of climate crisis, politics, law, and how these issues impact communities of color. Croix enjoys all types of music, creative writing, and loves to read science fiction and watch anime in her free time!

Mariam E.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Esmé G.

Journalist

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Hannah K.

Journalist

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Diane K.

Journalist

Diane is a sophomore at GWUOHS and has been writing for the chronicle for two years. She is passionate about current world events, human rights, law, and music. In addition to the chronicle, she participates in a variety of clubs at school, including the Peer Mentor club, Performing Arts club, Medical Team, Amnesty International, Model UN, BioOlympiad, and Yearbook club. She has been playing the oboe in various state ensembles and always enjoys new experiences like traveling to new places around the world.

Shaina L.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Kathryn L.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Lily M.

Journalist

Hi, I’m Lily. I love music, (math rock, midwest emo, anything antifolk) and guitar. I also really like playing games. My favorite band is probably either Joyce Manor or The Front Bottoms, I saw them this September. I’ve also really liked Carseat Headrest as of late. I’m always up for a chat, and I’d love to write more about music and upcoming artists. Thanks for stopping by!

Valene M.

Journalist

Hello everyone. My name is Valene McInerney, and this is my first year at GWUOHS. I live in the gray-gold sea of grass and lone trees that is Kansas and like splotches of paint and curious life, flickering constellations, and faraway worlds real, imaginary, and unknown. I’m an aspiring writer and naturalist, and I tend to get lost in my head, a good book, or comic. I most enjoy spending my time with my family. I’m also interested in foreign languages and social activism, and hope to learn all that I can about this world and do something good for it in the time that I have. 

Ella M.

Journalist

Hello, my name is Ella Mordarski and I am a senior at GWUOHS. This is my second year writing for the GW Chronicle. I enjoy writing opinion, entertainment, and world news pieces. I am also part of peer mentors, the writing lab, and the meditation club. You can find me reading, needlepointing, baking, hiking, or watching television in my free time. 

Caleb M.

Journalist

Hello! My name is Caleb Murray and I am a junior at GWUOHS. This is my first year writing for the GW Chronicle. My interests include writing, linguistics, and ornithology and I like to play video games and occasionally bake in my free time. Considering that it’s my first year writing here, I don’t really know what my favorite type of article to write is, but I suspect I’ll enjoy miscellaneous lighthearted articles.

Noor N.

Journalist

Bio and photo coming soon!

Deya N.

Journalist

What’s up everyone! I’m Deya and I’m so excited to help express the ideas, ambitions, and concerns of the student body as a part of the school newspaper. I’m a freshman and the student council Vice President at GWUOHS this year. Some of my hobbies include reading, dancing, travelling, learning about the world, writing music, and listening to Michael Jackson. I hope to change the world someday and to see you right beside me. Let’s rock!

Adaora O.

Journalist

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Ava P.

Journalist

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Brennan-Pierson W.

Journalist

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Julian-Alexandre W.

Journalist

Julian-Alexandre is a dynamic and comical tween, truly an old soul beyond his years. He is a native New Yorker and a curious WorldSchooler! He loves art, history, poetry, and Greek Mythology. His passion lies in theater and drama. Being a Triple Threat (Singing, Dancing, Acting) has always nurtured and invoked a bold voice to express his inner thoughts and emotions. In 2018, Julian-Alexandre achieved recognition as a State Finalist for his essay submitted to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in a national writing contest called Letters About Literature, Level 1. Despite a busy schedule with academics, he manages to compete in national chess tournaments, participates in USTA tennis tournaments, trains in TaeKwonDo (presently a First Degree Black Belt). Julian-Alexandre is a Level 7 skier, and calls NorthStar in California and Beaver Creek in Colorado his alternate homes. His love of playing multiple instruments, including the piano, the guitar, the drums, the Japanese Taiko drums has helped him create differently and stay flexible mentally. (His first instrument at age 2 – Suzuki Cello). Some of the earlier lessons consists of grueling exercises – sitting upright with pennies on both feet… for 30 minutes straight! Discipline and persistence… Three years ago, Julian-Alexandre has discovered a deep interest in the political arena and the U.S. legal court system. He credits his tiger parents for always advocating early reading and writing (including womb studies), discussing world issues/ problems, and encouraging diversity and open-mindedness.

Sadie W.

Journalist

Hi everyone! My name is Sadie, and I am currently a sophomore! I am also a 10th-grade class officer, co-run the Women’s Empowerment Club, among many other things. I enjoy reading, feminist rants, and writing! I am beyond excited to work on the Chronicle this year and create articles representing the world’s happenings.


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