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 Name and year must be included with the letter, or it will not be published.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 2022-2023

 

Ella Saputra

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

Ria Patel

Editor in Chief
Ria Patel is an Editor in Chief and senior at Conant. This is her fourth 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.

Maria Ahmad

Features Editor
Maria Ahmad is the Features Editor and a Senior at Conant. This is her third year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Maria is a part of Girls Varsity Soccer, Cougar Climb, environmental club, and is manager of the Boys Varsity Soccer team. Outside of Conant, Maria plays club soccer at FC United and enjoys baking.

Jessica Pfeifer

Features Editor
Jessica Pfeifer is one of the Features Editors and a sophomore at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Jessica is a part of Conant Theatre. In her free time, Jessica enjoys writing creatively and perusing other artistic endeavors.

Minnah Saif

Social Media Editor
Minnah Saif is a Crier Social Media Editor and a senior at Conant. This is her third 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.

Natalie Thomas

Social Media Editor
Natalie Thomas is a social media editor and web editor, as well as a junior at Conant. This is her first year as a part of the Crier Staff. At Conant, Natalie is a part of the Girls Waterpolo Team and the Student Equity Team. Outside of Conant, Natalie enjoys spending time with her pets and listening to music.

Dev Patel

News Editor
Dev Patel is News Editor and a senior at Conant. This is his third 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.

Ria Trivedi

Entertainment Editor
Ria Trivedi is an Entertainment Editor and a sophomore at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier staff. At Conant, Ria is a part of MUN and RISE. Outside of Conant, Ria enjoys songwriting and spending time with friends.

Victoria Vasileva

Entertainment Editor
Victoria Vasileva is an Entertainment Editor and Junior at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Victoria is a part of JCC. Outside of Conant, Victoria likes spending time with friends and watching movies.

Dharan Koyilada

Sports Editor
Dharan Koyilada is Sports Editor and a sophomore at Conant. This is his first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Dharan is a part of Conant Cross Country, BPA, Science Olympiad and Debate. Outside of Conant, Dharan volunteers at multiple places, including the Schaumburg Library, and does running.

Jamie Okulanis

Opinions Editor
Jamie Okulanis is an Opinions Editor and a senior at Conant. This is her third year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Jamie is a part of Writer’s Club and NHS. Outside of Conant, Jamie either has her nose in a book or binge-watching The Hunger Games.

Ananya Maddulapalli

Writer
Ananya Maddulapalli is a writer and a senior at Conant. This is her fourth year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Ananya is a part of the marching band, jazz band, pit orchestra, and NHS. Outside of Conant, she enjoys teaching clarinet lessons and playing with her yellow lab.

Anika Brahmbhatt

Writer
Anika is a writer and senior at Conant. This is her third year on staff. At Conant Anika is part of principals advisory board, RISE, and Crier. Outside of Conant, she teaches dance and works at an elder home.

Amelie Pineda

Graphic Designer
Amelie Pineda is a graphic artist and a senior at Conant. This is her third year on the Crier Staff, Amelie is apart of NHS, lacrosse, and wellness committee. Outside of Conant, Amelie enjoys drawing, and listening to music.

Ash Chang

Graphic Artist
I’m Ash Chang, I’m a part of the graphics team in the Crier staff and a sophomore at Conant. This is my second year being in the Conant staff. Outside I like to draw, game, and listen to music.

Aarya Gupta

Staff Writer
Aarya Gupta is a writer and junior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Aarya is part of the Conant Tennis Team, Debate Team, Science Olympiad Team, and BPA. Outside of Conant, Aarya enjoys reading, and plays in an Orchestra.

Alexa Orlowski

Writer
Alexa Orlowski is a writer, and this is her second year on the Crier Staff. She is currently a Sophomore. At Conant, Alexa is part of BPA, Sophomore Class Council, Finance Club, and HOSA. Outside of school, she works as a math tutor, and spends her time taking care of her ten pets.

Taira Shinohara

Writer and Web Editor
Taira Shinohara is a writer and a junior at Conant. This is his first year on the Crier Staff. Outside of Conant, Taira is a competitive figure skater and enjoys coding.

Isha Patel

Writer
Isha Patel is a writer and a freshman at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Isha is a part of Debate Club, Service Club, and Model United Nations. Outside of Conant, Isha enjoys reading and biking.

Kaitlyn Billick

Photographer
Kaitlyn Adele is a Photographer and a junior at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Kaitlyn is part of Photo and Yearbook Club. Outside of Conant, Kaitlyn enjoys planning photoshoots to do and hanging out with her friends.

Brittnee Pasillas

Writer
Brittnee Pasillas is a Crier graphic designer, and a senior at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Brittnee is a part of orchestra, Bring Change to Mind and the Student Wellness Committee. Outside of Conant, Brittnee enjoys painting and spending time in nature.

Nandu Voolapalli

Photographer
Nandu Voolapalli is a writer and a junior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Nandu is a part of model UN, debate, student equity, and CSK. Outside of Conant, Nandu enjoys to read, and write creatively.

Nathan Ytsen

Writer
Nathan Ytsen is a writer and a freshman at Conant. This is his first year in the Crier Staff. At Conant, Nathan is a member of the Grill Club. Outside of Conant , Nathan enjoys watching TV and hanging out with friends.

Sahana Prakash

Graphic Artist
Sahana Prakash is a graphic designer and a sophomore at Conant. This is her first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Sahana is a part of Digital Media Club, Badminton, and BPA. Outside of Conant, Sahana enjoys singing, writing, and sketching.

Mihir Venkatakrishnan

Photographer
Mihir Venkatakrishnan is a Crier Photographer and junior at Conant. This is his first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Mihir is part of Digital Media and Photography Club. Outside of Conant, Mihir enjoys playing tennis and spending time outdoors.

Victor Lunk

Photographer
Victor Lunk is one of the few Photographers/Videographers and a freshman and Conant. This is his first year on the Crier Staff. At Conant, Victor is part of Wrestling and Art Club. Outside of Conant, Victor likes to play video games, draw and do writing in his free time.

 

Faculty Adviser: David Gwizdala [email protected]

Assistant Adviser: Katie Sall [email protected]