The Southerner

2020-2021 Staff

Nate Cohen
Print Editor-in-Chief

Nate Cohen

Nate Cohen is a senior at South High School and a print Editor-In-Chief of The Southerner. He first joined the paper sophomore year and has since written stories on topics ranging from cycling trails to class participation. O...

Casey Choung
Print Editor-in-Chief

Casey Choung

In his senior year at Great Neck South, Casey Choung looks forward to working on The Southerner as Editor-in-Chief and having more time to work on his pathetic YouTube channel. Other than these things, Casey enjoys shooting hoops,...

David Wang
Web Editor-in-Chief

David Wang

David Wang is a senior at GNSHS and the Web Editor-in-Chief of The Southerner. He most enjoys writing feature articles—appreciating them for their storytelling capacities. In his spare time, he can be found strumming on his...

Kathryn Lee
Web Managing Editor

Kathryn Lee

Kathryn Lee is the Web Managing Editor of The Southerner and has been writing articles for two years. Outside of the newspaper, Kathryn enjoys debate, Quiz Bowl, and the Oxford comma. ...

Nicole Yip
Print Managing Editor

Nicole Yip

Nicole Yip is a senior at South High School. She joined The Southerner as a freshman and is now a managing editor.  Outside the paper, Nicole is the president of the history club and a member of Rebels Connect. During her free...

Jolie Lenga
Print Managing Editor

Jolie Lenga

Jolie Lenga is a senior at South High School and a Managing Editor of The Southerner. Since joining the paper in freshman year, she has written stories on all-things entertainment—from restaurants, to seasonal recreation, to ...

Daniel Niu
News Editor

Daniel Niu

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

Alexander Voses
Opinions Editor

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...

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...

Farah Daredia
Entertainment Editor

Farah Daredia

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...

Cari Raphael
Sports Editor

Cari Raphael

This is Cari’s first year on The Southerner, but her second year in the journalism class. Cari hopes to pursue a career in sports journalism. Her favorite topics to write about are human interest, sports, and history. She ...

Louie Chung
Sports Editor

Louie Chung

Louie Chung is a junior 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...

Melanie Ranieri
Special Features Editor

Melanie Ranieri

Melanie Ranieri is a sophomore at South High School and a Special Features Editor of The Southerner. She enjoys creating Special Feature layouts and writing articles about inspiring entrepreneurs and influencers. Melanie thrives...

Grace Fong
Special Features Editor

Grace Fong

Grace Fong, a junior at South High School, and is a  special features section editor of The Southerner. She first joined the paper freshman year and has enjoyed immersing herself in the various types of journalism. Besides ...

Elena Zhang
Staff Writer

Elena Zhang

Elena (A.K.A. Leona) Zhang is a staff writer on The Southerner. They are genderfluid and accept any pronouns, but they go by they/them as a default. They love writing, and started journalism in their sophomore year. Outs...

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...

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