The Southerner

2021-2022 Staff

Grace Fong
Web Managing Editor

Grace Fong

Grace Fong is a senior at South High School. Besides being the Web Managing Editor for the Southerner, Grace is also the captain of the badminton team, and the president and founder of Step by Step Tutoring inc. During her free...

Elena Zhang
Print Managing Editor

Elena Zhang

Elena (or Lilac) Zhang is the Print Managing Editor of the Southerner. They are gender-fluid and accept most pronouns, but goes by they/them as a default. Elena has been part of The Southerner since their sophomore year. Outside of Jou...

Louie Chung
News Editor

Louie Chung

Louie Chung is a senior at South High School and is a Section Editor of The Southerner. He enjoys writing highly relatable articles inspired by his personal experiences. Besides being part of the newspaper, Louie is also Vice President of DECA, Secretary of the Asian Culture Club, and captain of the varsity soccer team. Outsi...

Ruisong Lan
Features Editor

Ruisong Lan

Ruisong Lan is a junior at Great Neck South High School and a member of The Southerner. This is his first year writing for the paper and he looks forward to contributing as much as he can. Outside of school, he volunteers at his l...

Melanie Ranieri
Entertainment Editor

Melanie Ranieri

Melanie Ranieri, a junior at Great Neck South, is the Entertainment Editor of the Southerner. Additionally, she handles The Southerner Instagram as the Social Media Manager. Melanie thrives off the challenge of finding the coolest...

Luke Goodman
Sports Editor

Luke Goodman

Luke Goodman is a junior at South High, and this is his first year as a member of The Southerner. He looks forward to exploring the craft of writing OpEd articles, and sharing his opinions with the world. Outside of The Southerner,...

Cari Raphel
Sports Editor

Cari Raphel

This is Cari’s second year on The Southerner. Cari is the Sports Editor, again, as well as a Web Editorial Assistant. She hopes to continue her path in Sports journalism in the future. When she’s not sprinting from the sc...

Amanda Putter
Special Features Editor

Amanda Putter

Amanda Putter is a junior at Great Neck South High School and is the Special Features editor of The Southerner. She loves to write about pop culture, food, and current events. Amanda plays the trumpet in the school band and i...

Amy Susnea
Staff Writer

Amy Susnea

Amy Susnea is a sophomore at South High School and a staff writer for The Southerner. This is her first year on the paper, and she is very excited to be a part of it. Her favorite stories to write are the ones that have heart at...

Richard Zhuang
Staff Writer

Richard Zhuang

Richard Zhuang is a junior at South High School and a staff writer/columnist for The Southerner. He is excited to be on the paper and enjoys writing scientific articles. Outside of The Southerner, he is a team captain for Science Olym...

Ryan Chen
Staff Writer

Ryan Chen

Ryan Chen is a junior at Great Neck South High School and a staff writer for The Southerner. He first started writing articles in Journalism during his sophomore year, and officially joined the staff this year. He mostly...

Joy Song

Joy Song

Joy Song is a junior at South High School and a staff writer of The Southerner. Since joining the paper in sophomore year, she enjoys writing feature articles, especially on topics related to food and fitness. In addition to th...

Daniel Niu
Multimedia Web Editor

Daniel Niu

Daniel Niu is a senior at Great Neck South High School and is currently the multimedia web editor on The Southerner. Outside of the paper, Daniel participates in debate and plays volleyball.

Farah Daradeia
Senior Opinions Editor

Farah Daradeia

Farah is a junior and a member of The Southerner. She enjoys writing, especially about socio-political issues. She’s interested in political organizing and social impact, and in her free time, she enjoys reading and watches a li...

Alexander Voses
Editor in Chief

Alexander Voses

Alexander Voses is in his third year on The Southerner and enjoys writing about food, entertainment, and Armenia. Outside of The Southerner you can find him sitting in his chair on a Zoom call or playing on his Nintendo Swit...

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