A Project for Better Journalism chapter

The Nestline Staff: 2019-2020

Staff Writer

Anna Berry

Anna likes that journalism gives you the freedom to be creative. This is her first year on the J-Crew. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” -Ronald Reagan

Staff Writer

Vaishnavi Bhat

Vaishnavi likes how hardworking and passionate the journalism program is and how everyone expresses their love of writing through interesting articles for the school. This is her first year on the J-Crew. “No rain, no flowers.”

Staff Writer

Emma Vergara

Emma enjoys the writing part of journalism and likes that she can spread information with her writing. This her first year on the J-Crew. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going, I just hope I find it along the way.” -Michael Scott

Staff Writer

Jack Simpson

Jack likes that through journalism he gets to see the world for what it is and gets to tell the truth. This is his first year on the J-Crew. “To me, writing is fun. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, as long as you can tell a story.” -Stan Lee

Staff Writer

Sebastian McNamara

Sebastian likes that everyone in the journalism program is social and pushes each other to do the best they can. This is his first year on the J-Crew. “In seeking happiness for others, you will find it in yourself.”

Staff Writer

Maya Shaffer

Maya’s favorite thing about journalism is being able to meet interesting people that she may have not met if it weren’t for interviews. She also loves that she has the opportunity to change readers’ opinions. This is her first year on the J-Crew. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Staff Writer

Diego Martin

Diego likes that journalism provides an outlet to write about your own topics and stories and elaborate on them with passion. This is his first year on the J-Crew. “It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” -George Washington

Staff Writer

Brianna Plake

Brianna likes how journalism provides a structure to writing yet still allows creativity. She also appreciates how everyone works as a team. This is her first year on the J-Crew. “Life is what happens when you are making other friends.”

Staff Writer

Mahee Bhatt

Mahee likes how she can be creative through journalism and is appreciative that everyone is open to different opinions. This is her first year on the J-Crew. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

Staff Writer

Raegan Ervin

Raegan loves writing and interviewing because she can create stories on interesting topics. This is her first year on the J-Crew. “Be in control of your own life, don’t let life control you.”

Co-Managing Editor of the Nestline

Vanessa Caceres

Vanessa joined Newspaper because she was curious about this class, and she wanted to get to know more people. She is very sociable and bubbly, and she loves listening to music. This is her second year on the J-Crew. “If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you.”

Co-Managing Editor/Business Manager

Sneha Raghavan

Sneha joined Newspaper because she likes to write, but she can never think of things to write about. She considers herself as someone of organized chaos. If one was to see her life from the outside, it would look organized, but it’s really eccentric. This is her second year on the J-Crew. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – Albus Dumbledore

Co-Managing Editor of the Nestline

Rachel Bregnard

Rachel joined Newspaper in hope of expanding her writing style and to gain a better view of the amazing world of journalism. She is extremely outgoing and loves meeting new people. She’s also in Cross Country and Track. This is her second year on the J-Crew. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Co-Managing Editor/Social Media Manager

Madison Isom

Madison joined journalism because she loves to write. Something interesting about her is that she has a twin brother and likes to write short stories as a creative outlet. This is her second year on the J-Crew.

Layout Editor

Gabby Andino

Gabby joined journalism because she wanted to get more involved in the falcon community. She can be shy at first but once one gets to know her she talks a lot and she had major back surgery 8th grade. “You have to keep evolving and recreating yourself. Read. Explore. Discover. Learning new things and expanding your mind will add versatility in your life. You shouldn’t be who you were last week. Create new habits and consistently upgrade yourself in all ways and on all levels.”

Staff Writer

Ella Hummeldorf

Ella joined Journalism because she was curious about being a journalist. She is a very creative and artistic person. She is also shy until you get to know her, then she’s loud! This is her second year on the J-crew. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Ghandi


Shetye Cypher

My love for journalism began in college after taking one class. I changed majors and it’s been my life ever since. “This above all, to thine own self be true.”

Editor-in-chief of the Nestline

Nicole Ruopp

Ruopp likes writing because through it she can talk to different people and learnĀ  interesting things about the going on’s of Tompkins such as clubs and sports teams. This is Ruopp’s third year writing for the J Crew. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right”

Editor-in-chief of the Nest

Caroline Hoffmann

Hoffmann likes to inform people about what is going on in her school and community. She joined Newspaper because she loves to write, and she wants to inspire others to speak up and share their own stories based on our news. She wants to major in journalism and hopefully work for a successful magazine. This is Hoffman’s third year on the J Crew. “When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”