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The Forum

The Student News Site of the Latin School of Chicago

The Forum

The Student News Site of the Latin School of Chicago

The Forum

2023-2024 Staff

Eliza Lampert
Editor-in-Chief

Eliza Lampert

Eliza Lampert (’24) is a senior at Latin and is overjoyed to serve as one of this year’s Editors-in-Chief. During her time writing for The Forum, she has covered Latin’s faculty union, the impact of the pandemic on the ...

Mia Kotler
Editor-in-Chief

Mia Kotler

Mia Kotler ('25) is thrilled to be one of the Editors-in-Chief for The Forum this year. She is a passionate writer who enjoys expressing her views and learning about issues of interest to the Latin community. Away from school, ...

Ava Tse
Managing and Standards Editor

Ava Tse

Ava Tse (’24) is thrilled to serve as a Managing and Standards Editor this year. Integrity and empowerment always come first in her journalism, and in her time at The Forum, she’s covered a variety of content, including nationwi...

Annie Hallinan
Managing and Standards Editor & Media Editor

Annie Hallinan

Annie Hallinan (‘24) is a senior at Latin who is beyond excited to return to The Forum for her third year on staff. Aside from serving as Managing & Standards Editor and Media Editor, Annie is a captain of the Girls Swimming...

Sofia Grimm
Digital Editor & News Editor

Sofia Grimm

Sofia Grimm ('25) is delighted to serve her second year as Digital Editor and her first year as News Editor. Her third year writing for The Forum, Sofia has covered both international news with a focus on its impact on Latin an...

Teddy Lampert
Web Editor

Teddy Lampert

Teddy Lampert (‘26) is a sophomore at Latin and could not be more excited to be serving as Web Editor for The Forum. He has both an avid interest in computer science and writing that he is looking forward to bringing to his r...

Olivia Harris
Media Editor

Olivia Harris

Olivia Harris (‘25) is a junior at Latin who is excited to be one of The Forum’s Media Editors this year. This is Olivia’s third year writing for The Forum and she enjoys covering student-led events. Outside of writing for Th...

Scarlet Gitelson
News Editor

Scarlet Gitelson

Scarlet Gitelson (‘26) is delighted to be serving as one of this year’s News Editors. Within her writing, she seeks to explore and understand Latin’s community, and she hopes to enable other writers to get to know the scho...

Lyla Granich
Features Editor

Lyla Granich

Lyla Granich (‘26) is honored to serve as one of the Features Editors during her sophomore year. Through tending to Latin’s cultural body in her writing, Lyla seeks to demonstrate the thoughts, trends, and phenomena that stre...

Natalie Arora
Features Editor

Natalie Arora

Natalie Arora ('25) has been writing for The Forum since her freshman year and is thrilled to return this year as a Features Editor. She looks forward to engaging with the Latin community and covering a wide range of issues. ...

Caroline McHugh
Opinions Editor

Caroline McHugh

Caroline McHugh (’25) is back for another year of writing for The Forum! During her junior year, Caroline will be serving as an Opinions Editor. Since her freshman year, Caroline has written articles discussing social media an...

Lizzy Miller
Sports Editor

Lizzy Miller

Lizzy Miller ('25) is a junior at Latin and is so excited to return to The Forum as a Sports Editor this year. This is Lizzy's second year writing for The Forum, and she loves highlighting everything going on between Latin's w...

Cherish Curtis
Sports Editor

Cherish Curtis

Cherish Curtis (‘26) is a sophomore at Latin and is thrilled to serve as a Sports Editor this year. She understands the importance of preserving memories and through the use of photojournalism, Cherish hopes to further her photography...

Eva Lapiere
Arts Editor

Eva Lapiere

Eva Lapiere (’25) is delighted to be returning as Arts Editor for her third year of writing for The Forum. Eva loves covering articles on today’s trends, brand-new films, as well as highlighting Latin students' accomplishments. Outside ...

Natasha Benjamin
Arts Editor

Natasha Benjamin

Natasha Benjamin ('25) is excited to serve as an arts editor this year! This is her third year writing for The Forum, and she enjoys writing film reviews and covering student opinions. She can’t wait to continue to share he...

Fabiana Vallenilla
Staff Writer

Fabiana Vallenilla

Fabiana Vallenilla (’27) is a freshman who is excited to be in The Forum. She hopes to grow as a writer and gain knowledge of journalism over the course of the next four years. Apart from writing, she enjoys playing field hockey...

Ellen Cassidy
Staff Writer

Ellen Cassidy

Ellen Cassidy ('27) is a freshman who is excited to have joined The Forum. She hopes to grow as journalist while also informing (or entertaining) the Latin community. Besides writing, she loves participating on the field hockey...

Aryan Patel
Staff Writer

Aryan Patel

Aryan Patel ('27) is excited for the next four years at The Forum. He enjoys reading, pumping out 80s rock music, and hopes to be a successful person in life. He currently plays golf and squash at Latin and is regularly seen banterin...

Miles Heltzer
Staff Writer

Miles Heltzer

Miles Heltzer (’26) is a sophomore at Latin. He is excited to be a member of the The Forum team this year. Miles particularly enjoys writing for the arts section, focusing on trends in the music industry, including new album r...

Edie Park
Staff Writer

Edie Park

Edie Park ('27) is honored to be writing for The Forum during her freshman year at Latin, hoping to focus on uplifting and interesting stories. Having founded an online local newspaper during the pandemic, she is excited...

Roxie Lara
Staff Writer

Roxie Lara

Roxie Lara (’26) is a sophomore at Latin and is overjoyed to begin her first year at The Forum. When she’s not writing features or uncovering her next story, Roxie is having fun at a concert or rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders...

Ashym Patel
Staff Writer

Ashym Patel

Ashym Patel ('27) is ecstatic to be writing for The Forum during his freshman year at Latin. He enjoyed reading about sports and art, and hopes to one day be an engineer and architect. Outside of The Forum, Ashym plays golf an...

Carolena Tognarelli
Staff Writer

Carolena Tognarelli

Carolena Tognarelli (’26) is a sophomore at Latin who joined The Forum this year. She enjoys writing creatively, but will never pass up an opportunity to be informative. Outside of school (and sometimes in) you can find her...

Aidyn Jones
Staff Writer

Aidyn Jones

Aidyn Jones ('26) is beyond excited to start her first year writing for The Forum! Through writing articles, she hopes to help inform members of the Latin community and is looking forward to helping to bring people together through ...

Ellie Falk
Staff Writer

Ellie Falk

Ellie Falk (‘26) is excited to be a Staff Writer on The Forum this year. She hopes to discover what it means to be a journalist through writing news articles and heavily disputed opinion articles in this year's additions to...

Lucia Meno
Staff Writer

Lucia Meno

Lucia Meno (’26) is ecstatic for her first year on The Forum. She looks forward to covering stories that dive deeper into Latin-specific customs many might not think twice of, as well as major phenomena that occur at school. ...

Rohin Shah
Staff Writer

Rohin Shah

Rohin Shah (’27) is a freshman at Latin and is delighted to write for The Forum. He hopes to become an engaged and investigative journalist, helping to better inform the Latin community about both disputed and broader topics. ...

Morgan Sirek
Staff Writer

Morgan Sirek

Morgan Sirek (‘26) is thrilled to be a part of The Forum this year. Morgan enjoys learning about and participation in Latin’s arts scene, and is looking forward to writing many articles about STEM topics as well. Along with...

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