Meet the Staff:
Bharati Ganesh is currently a senior at North, and co-Editor-in-Chief of the Knightly News. Her favorite aspect of being a journalist is shining light on the issues that impact students everyday–from limited lunch options to changing attendance policies. Outside of school, Bharati is heavily involved in politics; having interned for both local and state elected officials, worked on multiple political campaigns specializing in millennial outreach, and been an associate for the New Jersey Leadership Program (a nonprofit that aims to bring more South Asian youth into the political process). In her spare time, she loves to bake cookies and binge watch British dramas on Netflix.
Shubham Saharan is a senior and co-Editor-in-Chief of the Knightly News. In her free time (of which she has almost none), Shubham enjoys playing with her puppy, catching up on leisurely reading, and participating in various school debate teams and the school chapter of the GLI organization. She is looking forward to a fantastic year working with the newspaper’s staff.
Srinidhi Ananth is a junior, and is the Technology Managing Editor this year. She likes journalism because you get to express yourself through writing, and become very aware of issues and events happening in your community. Outside of school, Srinidhi likes to swim, sing, and work for the March of Dimes, an organization which strives to eliminate birth defects and infant mortality. Aside from these activities, she can also be seen at Kung Fu Tea, eating pizza, and making memes.
Michael Miller, a junior, is the General Managing Editor, and has been a part of the Knightly News since his freshman year. The Knightly News, a.k.a. Journalism, is great because he gets to improve his writing with personal advice, and gets to stay up to date on everything that’s happening in WW-P. In his dwindling personal life, he is a struggling ukulele player, has a passion for language learning, and has a garden. Also, he would like to think that he is a pretty good chef.
While Sarah Hudes appears to be eight years old on the outside, she is actually an eleventh grader, as well as the Senior News Editor for the Knightly News. In Sarah’s free time, she watches movies that make her cry and knits hats that are too small for any human to wear (a true Renaissance Woman). Sarah uses the Knightly News as a public diary and hopes you don’t mind her doing so.
Miriam Lubin is a part-time high school junior and a full time Ina Garten groupie (she is also the Senior Features Editor of the Knightly News). She thinks a few things are important to note about her: one, she’s learning how to play the harmonica, two, she cannot do a single pull up, and three, she’s excited for what her third year of writing for the Knightly News has to offer.
Diotima Roy is a senior at North. She started out as a Staff Writer for the Knightly News in her junior year and currently holds the position of Opinion Editor. Being a journalist allows her to express her opinion about topics she feels passionate about as well as those relevant to the student body and community at large. Although this is her second (and last) year at North, she is an active participant outside the classroom. Diotima is an officer at North’s We For She club and also a varsity cheerleader. When not reading a book or watching Netflix, she’s usually striving to finish her homework and making her dislike of chocolate known.
Currently serving as an Opinion Editor, Rafeea Tamboli decided to join The Knightly News in her sophomore year of high school. She wanted to grow as a writer, make her opinions be heard and learn more about the power of media. What Rafeea loves most about journalism is learning about new topics and interviewing people to hear their fascinating stories and opinions. Outside of being an editor of The Knightly News, Rafeea is also the treasurer of High School North’s Model United Nations and Model Congress teams. In her free time, she enjoys white water rafting, reading and eating an unhealthy amount of jalapeño chips.
Camila Angola is a sophomore and the A&R Editor. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and playing volleyball and lacrosse. She joined The Knightly News because she wanted to write for the paper, and has always been interested in journalism.
Emma Gampper is a sophomore and the A&R Editor. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling. Outside of school she likes hanging out with my friends and volunteering. She enjoys journalism because it’s a good way to develop herself as a writer and make friends.
Aashika Mehta is a sophomore and the Sports Editor for the Knightly News. She is on the Winter and Spring Track Teams and her favorite activities include watching movies, eating and playing with her cat! Aashika is a vegetarian.