The Southerner

2022-2023 Staff

Joy Song
Web Managing Editor

Joy Song

Joy Song is a writer and the Web Managing Editor of The Southerner. She enjoys writing articles about topics within Food, Lifestyle, and Opinion sections. In addition to the newspaper, Joy is on the board for South High School...

Melanie Ranieri
Print Managing Editor

Melanie Ranieri

Melanie Ranieri, a senior at Great Neck South, is the Print Managing Editor of The Southerner. Additionally, she handles The Southerner Instagram as the Social Media Manager. Melanie thrives off the challenge of finding the co...

Richard Zhuang
News Editor

Richard Zhuang

Richard Zhuang is a senior at South High School and the News Editor for The Southerner. He is excited to be on the paper and enjoys writing scientific articles. Outside of The Southerner, Richard is Vice President of Science Ol...

Amanda Putter
Features Editor

Amanda Putter

Amanda Putter is a Senior at Great Neck South High School and is the 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 is the Vice...

Audrey Huang
Entertainment Editor

Audrey Huang

Audrey Huang is a junior and Entertainment Editor for The Southerner. It is her first year in the newspaper, and she is excited to publish a variety of unique and interesting articles for the school community. In addition to ...

Cari Raphael
Sports Editor

Cari Raphael

My name is Cari Raphael. I am a senior, and this will be my third year on the Southerner. I am the Sports Editor, which goes hand in hand with my passion for sports journalism. I, like many on the paper, found my love for writin...

Kelly Hon
Special Features Editor

Kelly Hon

Kelly Hon is a junior at Great Neck South High School; she is really excited to be a staff writer and the Special Features Editor for The Southerner. This is her first year of officially being on the paper, and she can’t wait...

Sophia Liu
Senior Opinions Editor

Sophia Liu

Sophia Liu (she/her) is a senior and the Senior Opinions Editor. She can eat tubs and tubs of ice cream and applesauce if no one stops her. She looks forward to being a crazy cat lady in her 50s (or 20s). :)) ...

Sophie Fang
Staff Writer

Sophie Fang

Sophie Fang is a junior at South High School. It’s her first year at the Southerner and her second year in journalism. She is a staff writer and enjoys writing articles for the paper. In her free time she likes to read, sleep, ...

Grace Lee
Staff Writer

Grace Lee

Grace Lee is a sophomore at Great Neck South and this is her second year taking journalism. She hopes to inform and educate others on school events and enjoys writing news articles. In her free time, Grace likes to walk her d...

Amelia Liao
Staff Writer

Amelia Liao

Amelia Liao is a sophomore at Great Neck South High School. It is their first year on The Southerner and second year in journalism. They are currently a staff writer. They have a running podcast called The Interview Show. They c...

Amy Susnea
Editor-in-Chief

Amy Susnea

Amy Susnea is a senior at GNSHS and the editor-in-chief of The Southerner. She first joined the paper as a freshman and has written articles about topics close to her heart since then. Outside of the paper, she enjoys hiking, l...

Luke Goodman
Senior Columnist

Luke Goodman

Luke is currently a senior at Great Neck South, and senior columnist for The Southerner. Luke’s column shines light on members of the South High community whose contributions may often be overlooked. He looks forward to dev...

Ryan Chen
Multimedia Editor

Ryan Chen

Ryan Chen is a senior at Great Neck South High School and the Multimedia Editor of The Southerner. Throughout his second official year on the paper, Ryan hopes to craft multimedia content depicting the many different facets, o...

Chengguo Wei
Cartoonist

Chengguo Wei

Alexis Dorf
Social Media Manager

Alexis Dorf

Alexis Dorf is a Junior at Great Neck South and social media manager of The Southerner. Alexis has written for the paper since her sophomore year; since then she has discovered her love for feature and entertainment stories. As...

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