The Observer

2021-2022 Staff

Online Editor-in-Chief

Ela Jalil

Ela Jalil is a senior and the Online Editor-In-Chief. This is her fourth year taking journalism. Outside of the Observer, Ela enjoys advocacy work, and is an officer of the English Honors Society. Ela loves watching rom-coms and sit-coms (es...

Editor-in-Chief

Olivia Yasharoff

Olivia Yasharoff is a senior and one of the Print Editors-In-Chief. This is her fourth year taking journalism. In her free time she loves to paint with watercolors, watch sitcoms and go thrifting. She is very excited for her fin...

Editor-in-Chief

Jeremy Fredricks

Jeremy Fredricks is a senior and one of the Print Editors-in-Chief for The Churchill Observer. He’s in his fourth year of Journalism. Previously, he served as the Copy Editor, Assistant Opinions Editor and Staff Writer. He’s...

Copy Editor

Maya Bhattiprolu

Maya Bhattiprolu is a senior and the Copy Editor for the Observer. This is her fourth year taking journalism.When she is not writing for the Observer, you can find her running for the cross country and track team at Churchill. Sh...

Photo Manager

Caroline Harless

Caroline Harless is a sophomore and a Photo Manager for the Observer. In her free time, she likes to bake, play guitar, and teach her dog new tricks. She is looking forward to working with the staff in-person this year!...

Photo Manager

Nate Levine

Nate Levine is a Photo Manager for the Observer and is among the class of 2024. He enjoys going outside and playing golf, as well as hanging out with friends whenever he can. When he isn’t active, he spends all of his time with ...

Social Media Manager

Nur Yavuz

Nur Yavuz is a senior and the Social Media Manager for the Churchill Observer. In her fourth year of Journalism, Nur is up to get bubble tea any day of the week, and can’t say no to grabbing food with friends. When she is not w...

Online Editor

Rachel Mattison

Rachel Mattison is the Online Editor of the Observer and a member of the Class of 2023. She loves to hang out with friends, travel and play sports. She is involved in SGA and is on the softball team. Her favorite ice cream fl...

News Editor

Austin Vinner

Austin Vinner is the News Editor for the Churchill Observer. He is a senior at Winston Churchill High School in the graduating class of 2022. In his free time he enjoys watching shows on Netflix and sleeping. He likes working ...

Observations Editor

Elijah Savett

Elijah Savett is a senior and Observations editor for the Observer. This is his third year on staff, and he’s excited to have this position for the 2021-2022 school year. Elijah enjoys playing basketball with his friends and...

Observations Editor

Jasper Bernstein

Jasper Bernstein is an Observations Editor for the Observer. Jasper is a member of the class of 2022. In his free time, Jasper enjoys spending time with his friends, watching football and quarantining from COVID-19. This is h...

Opinions Editor

Ha-Yeon Jeon

Ha-Yeon Jeon is an Opinions editor and a member of the Class of 2024. When she is not writing for the Observer, she enjoys spending time with her friends, reading obscure novels and going hiking. She loves trying new foods, esp...

Opinions Editor

Liam Klein

Liam Klein is a junior and is the Opinions Editor for the Observer. This is his third year taking journalism and he was previously the Assistant Online Editor. In his free time, Liam enjoys playing baseball, basketball and spendi...

Features Editor

Melissa Redlich

Melissa Redlich is a junior and is the Features Editor for the Observer. This is her third year taking journalism, and she loves being a part of the class. When she is not writing for the Observer she loves to play volleyball an...

Arts Editor

Jordan Pashkoff

Jordan Pashkoff is a junior and is the Arts Editor for the Observer. Other than writing, Jordan loves to listen to music, play lacrosse and hang out with friends. She loves Taylor Swift and her favorite album is Red. Her favo...

Sports Editor

Justin Greenzaid

Justin Greenzaid is a Sports Editor for the Observer and is a part of the class of 2023. In his free time, Justin loves to play lacrosse and is on the Varsity lacrosse team at WCHS. He also enjoys listening to music in his free ...

Sports Editor

Ryan Weiner

Ryan Weiner is the Sports Editor of the Observer and a member of the Class of 2023. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing baseball and spending time with his friends. He is involved in Churchill’s Model UN club. Ryan’s favorit...

Assistant Arts Editor

Paige Tasin

Paige Tasin is a junior and is the Assistant Arts Editor for the Observer. She runs cross country and track for WCHS. She loves spending time with her friends and family, reading classics and watching movies....

Assistant Online Editor

Amir Abbas-Yazdi

Amir-Abbas Yazdi is an Assistant Online Editor for the Observer and is a part of the class of 2024. When he’s not at school, Abbas enjoys spending time with family, playing table tennis with his brothers or playing video games...

Assistant Online Editor

Caitlin Murphy

Caitlin Murphy is a junior and is an Assistant Online Editor for the Observer. This is her second year taking journalism. Other than writing, Caitlin is involved in SGA and is a member of Churchill's soccer team. She also loves to ...

Assistant News Editor

Michael Demske

Michael Demske is an Assistant News Editor for the Observer and plans to graduate with the 2023 class. Michael loves sports and plays baseball for both a club team and Churchill’s team. He also loves to write and would like t...

Assistant News Editor

Jeremy Chung

Jeremy Chung is a sophomore and is the Assistant News Editor for the 2021-2022 Observer. This is his second year taking journalism. When Jeremy is not writing for the Observer, you can find him practicing on the tennis courts...

Assistant Features Editor

Jack Gans

Jack Gans is a member of the class of 2023 at WCHS and the Assistant Features Editor for the Churchill Observer. He loves to go outside on walks and to play sports with friends. He also enjoys biking and lifting weights. Jack wants...

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