The Forum

2022-2023 Staff

Eliza Lampert
Editor-in-Chief

Eliza Lampert

Eliza Lampert (’24) is a junior at Latin and is looking forward to serving as one of this year’s Editors-in-Chief. During her time writing for The Forum, she has covered the journey of Latin’s faculty union, the impact o...

Armaan Shah
Editor-in-Chief

Armaan Shah

Armaan Shah (‘23) is a senior at Latin and is thrilled to be serving as an Editor-in-Chief of The Forum. He has covered a wide range of topics and encourages others to do the same. In addition to working with The Forum, Armaa...

Eden Raviv
Editor-in-Chief

Eden Raviv

Eden Raviv (‘23) is eager to bring relevant stories and perspectives to the Latin community in her second year as Editor-in-Chief. Eden joined ​The Forum​ staff after she was struck by the freedom granted to the periodi...

McLaine Leik
Managing and Standards Editor

McLaine Leik

McLaine Leik (‘23) is thrilled to serve as The Forum’s Managing and Standards Editor this year! She has been writing for The Forum since her freshman year, and loves the power The Forum has to facilitate connection, addre...

Sofia Grimm
Digital Editor

Sofia Grimm

Sofia Grimm ('25) is delighted to serve her first year as The Forum's Digital Editor. Having written for newspapers with varying degrees of censorship in the past, Sofia knows how important it is to provide coverage of contenti...

Oliver Walsh
Web Editor

Oliver Walsh

Oliver Walsh (’23) is a senior at Latin and is stoked to be serving as The Forum’s Web Editor. While he has not written for The Forum, Oliver worked closely with The Forum’s staff during his junior year and is now responsibl...

Ava Tse
News Editor

Ava Tse

Ava Tse (‘24) is a junior at Latin and is ecstatic to serve as a News Editor this year. This year marks her third year of writing for The Forum, and she has written on a diverse range of content—from Latin-centric events t...

Annie Hallinan
News Editor

Annie Hallinan

Annie Hallinan (‘24) is a junior at Latin who is thrilled to be one of The Forum’s News Editors this year. In her articles, Annie has covered the Chicago Teachers’ Union, changes regarding COVID-19 policies within the Lati...

Will Baiers
Features Editor

Will Baiers

Will Baiers (’23) is a senior at Latin and could not be more excited to serve as a Features Editor. Will has a passion for spotlighting current events both within and outside the Latin community, and he hopes to leverage The For...

Mia Kotler
Features Editor

Mia Kotler

Mia Kotler ('25) is thrilled to be one of The Forum's Features Editors 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, Mia is a...

Anna Hynes
Opinions Editor

Anna Hynes

Anna Hynes ('23) is a senior at Latin and is thrilled to be serving as Opinions Editor this year. In her time on The Forum staff, she has covered various topics ranging from news to satirical commentaries. Anna can’t wait to ...

Matthew Kotcher
Arts Editor & Director of Staff Recruitment and Development

Matthew Kotcher

Matthew Kotcher ('23) is thrilled to continue to serve on The Forum as the Arts Editor and now as Director of Staff Recruitment and Development. Matthew, a senior, has been writing for The Forum since he was a freshman. He enj...

Akshay Garapati
Sports Editor

Akshay Garapati

Akshay Garapati (’23) is excited to be serving his first term as the Sports Editor for The Forum. Previously, he served as the Opinions Editor. Editing and writing have been highlights of his experience at Latin. In his free...

Ava Falk
Media Editor

Ava Falk

Ava Falk (‘23) is thrilled to be contributing to The Forum as a Media Editor. In her time writing for The Forum, Ava has highlighted staff departures and pies, and she is excited to run the paper’s social platforms. She en...

Ryan Rose
Media Editor

Ryan Rose

Ryan Rose (‘23) is a senior at Latin and is thrilled to serve as Media Editor. Starting his sophomore year, Ryan has loved writing a variety of local and national news stories through a Latin-centric lens. He is excited to run...

Cole Hanover
Staff Writer & Illustrator

Cole Hanover

Cole Hanover ('23) is a senior at Latin and has written/illustrated for The Forum since 2021. He has always read The Forum throughout his high school career and feels elated to finally be a part of it. Cole believes The For...

Brandon Shiffman
Staff Writer

Brandon Shiffman

Brandon Shiffman (‘23) is delighted to continue writing for The Forum this year. In his first year writing for The Forum, Brandon reviewed Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. When Brandon is not writing for The Forum, he enjoys pl...

Staff Writer

Winston Spreitzer

Winston Spreitzer ('24) is delighted to be returning as a staff writer to The Forum this year. In the past, he has written articles about rock climbing, Chicago crime, and board games. He is also on the Latin swim team and wate...

Myles Levine
Staff Writer

Myles Levine

Myles Levine (‘25) is thrilled to be returning to write for The Forum in his sophomore year. In his first year writing for The Forum, Myles spotlighted Latin’s college sports commits and wrote about the Texas Hostage Synagogu...

Natasha Benjamin
Staff Writer

Natasha Benjamin

Natasha Benjamin ('25) is delighted to be contributing to The Forum as a staff writer this year! Natasha joined The Forum staff her freshman year because of the freedom it granted her to write about topics she's passionate about....

Kayley McCutcheon
Staff Writer

Kayley McCutcheon

Kayley McCutcheon (‘25) has written for The Forum since spring of her freshman year and will continue to share stories with her fellow Latin peers. The Forum is a great tool for exposure of the arts and extracurricular activities, which...

Eva Lapiere
Staff Writer

Eva Lapiere

Eva Lapiere (’25) is delighted to be returning as a staff writer her second year of writing for The Forum. Eva loves covering articles on today’s trends and highlighting Latin students' accomplishments. Outside of The Foru...

Juliette Katz
Staff Writer

Juliette Katz

Juliette Katz (’25) is delighted to be returning as a staff writer her second year of writing for The Forum. Juliette loves writing about current events, and she loves highlighting Latin’s trends.  Outside of The Forum, Ju...

Caroline McHugh
Staff Writer

Caroline McHugh

Caroline McHugh ('25) is excited to be returning for another year of writing for The Forum. She enjoys reaching out to the Latin community through her articles, which report the latest trends and events throughout the school....

Staff Writer

Natalie Arora

Natalie Arora (‘25) has written for The Forum since her freshman year and is very excited to continue writing stories and helping to share school news to her peers. The Forum is a great resource to get the Romans’ perspec...

Lyla Granich
Staff Writer

Lyla Granich

Lyla Granich ('26) is excited to be joining The Forum staff this year. Having been involved in the arts all throughout middle school, she plans to address Latin's culture and creativity through The Forum. In her free time, Ly...

Scarlet Gitelson
Staff Writer

Scarlet Gitelson

Scarlet Gitelson (‘26) is thrilled to be contributing to The Forum this year. A new face to the school, Scarlet is excited to explore the Latin community through her writing. Outside of The Forum, Scarlet participates in competitive ma...

Staff Writer

Gillian Herman

Gillian Herman ('26) is thrilled to be a new addition to The Forum this year. She is looking forward to covering different topics ranging from news and opinions to sports and art. Outside of The Forum, Gillian is a part of the...

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