About

The Conant Crier is a news site written for and run by students. We aim to provide accurate, relevant, interesting, and diverse content to the Conant High School community. The Crier serves as a forum for public dialogue and encourages praise and criticism from our readers. We invite readers to write letters to the editor as well as comment on published content. Comments are moderated, and no abusive or otherwise inappropriate content will be published.

Letters to the editor can be sent to [email protected]. Name and year must be included with the letter, or it will not be published. For the sake of clarity and/or space, the Crier reserves the right to edit or condense any submitted material. The Crier cannot guarantee publication upon submission.

 

Crier Staff 2021-2022

 

Ella Saputra

Editor In Chief
Ella Saputra is the Editor-In-Chief of the Crier and a junior at Conant. This is her third year on the Crier staff. Outside of school, Ella enjoys playing violin and spending time with family and friends.

Johanna Selmeczy

Editor In Chief
Johanna Selmeczy is an Editor-in-Chief and a senior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Johanna is a part of Conant Theatre, Speech Team, Improv and NHS. Outside of Conant, Johanna enjoys playing guitar and writing creatively.

Maria Ahmad

Features Editor
Maria is a Features Editor for the Conant Crier and is a junior. This is her second year on the Crier staff. She plays soccer at Conant and does travel soccer at FC United. Outside of school and soccer, Maria likes to bake, watch Netflix, and listen to music.

Jessie Hairrell

Features Editor
Jessie Hairrell is a Features Editor and a senior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier Staff. She enjoys playing volleyball and plays at Conant and at a club outside of school. You can find her spending time with her friends and family in her free time.

Minnah Saif

Social Media Editor
Minnah Saif is a Crier social media editor and a junior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier staff. At Conant, Minnah is part of HOSA and the PRIDE program. Outside of school, Minnah likes baking, shopping, and watching Grey’s Anatomy.

Dev Patel

News Editor
Dev Patel is News Editor and a junior at Conant. This is his second year on the Crier staff. At Conant, Dev is a part of Debate, Hack Club, and NHS. Outside of Conant, Dev enjoys coding, swimming, and learning new skills.

Nivedha Krishnan

News Editor
Nivedha Krishnan (Nivi) is a News Editor and a senior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Nivi is part of the Public Forum Debate Team, JV Girls Badminton, Scholastic Bowl, and RISE. Outside of school, Nivi spends her time singing Carnatic Music (South Indian Classical Music), writing short stories, and trying new drinks (usually in the area of teas and coffee). She also enjoys watching TV shows/Movies from around the world and listening to a wide variety of music.

Jamie Okulanis

Opinions Editor
Jamie Okulanis is an Opinions Editor and a Junior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Jamie is a part of PRIDE. Outside of Conant, she enjoys reading and watching new shows on Netflix.

Neela Gilbert

Social Media Editor / Writer
Neela Gilbert is a Social Media Editor and Writer, as well as a senior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Neela is a part of RISE, Student Council, and NHS. Outside of Conant, Neela plays SAA Softball, works part time, volunteers, bakes (a lot) and watches Gossip Girl.

Ria Patel

Entertainment Editor
Ria Patel is an Entertainment Editor and a junior at Conant. This is her third year on the Crier staff. At Conant, Ria is a part of RISE, Junior Class Council, Student Council, and Service Club. Outside of Conant, Ria enjoys cooking, reading, biking, and watching Netflix.

Ananya Maddulapalli

Opinions Editor
Ananya Maddulapalli is Opinions Editor and a junior at Conant. This is her third year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Ananya is apart of the Conant Marching Band, Conant Theatre, and RISE. Outside of Conant, she enjoys playing the clarinet and tenor saxophone and being with her dog.

Amelie Pineda

Graphic Designer
Amelie Pineda is a graphic designer and a junior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier team. At Conant, Amelie is involved in SAPC and is on the girl’s lacrosse team. Outside of Conant, Amelie enjoys drawing and creating anything.

Ava Dombrowski

Writer / Graphic Designer
Ava is a sophomore at Conant and this is her first year as a writer on staff. In her free time, she does soccer, badminton, and theater. Her hobbies include drawing, playing the trumpet, and participating in Boy Scouts. She is looking forward to drawing and creating artwork for the Crier.

Colette Covert

Writer
Colette Covert is a writer and a sophomore at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier staff. Outside of Conant, Colette enjoys reading, playing various sports, and acting.

Emma Hughes

Writer
Emma Hughes is a writer and a freshman at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier Staff. Outside of Conant, Emma enjoys singing, playing her flute, writing short stories, and reading.

Nandana Voolapalli

Writer
Nandu Voolapalli is a writer and sophomore at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Nandu is a part of Model UN, SAPC, Rise, and HOSA. Outside of Conant, Nandu enjoys watching Netflix and reading books.

Natalie Moore

Graphic Designer
Natalie Moore is a graphic artist and a junior at Conant. This is her first year contributing to Conant Crier. She is also involved with Conant Soccer and Junior Class Council. When she’s not at Conant, she reads and creates art.

Vasu Janjrukia

Web Developer / Multimedia Editor
Vasu Janjrukia is the Web and Multimedia Editor for the Crier and is a senior at Conant. This is his third year on the Crier. Whenever he’s not doing homework or at school, you can probably find him watching YouTube videos.

Abhay Paidipalli

Web Developer
Abhay Paidipalli is a web developer, and this is his first year on the Crier Staff. Outside of Crier, Abhay is involved in clubs like Hack Club and Math Team, and plays the tenor saxophone. He also runs a non-profit that provides free education to students in need.

Soham Gupta

Web Developer
Soham Gupta is a Web Developer and junior at Conant. This is his first year on the Crier staff. At Conant, Soham is involved in Hack Club and Math Team. Outside of school, Soham volunteers to teach younger students STEM and enjoys working on coding projects of his own.

 

Faculty Adviser: David Gwizdala [email protected]

Assistant Adviser: Katie Sall [email protected]