2017-2018 Staff

Cole Duzan

Writer

Cole Duzan describes himself as “a male leader of Hall’s student fan section, who supports peers and friends through sporting events.” He also is a two sport athlete, football and lacrosse. When asked about what motivates...

Olivia Pomerleau

writer

Olivia Pomerleau is a 17 year old senior attending William H. Hall High School. While growing up in West Hartford, Olivia watched her mom switch from profession to profession. Olivia’s favorite career that her mom had was an u...

Barrett Kanaga

Editor

Barrett Kanaga is an 18 year old senior at Hall High School, in West Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up in Fairfield, and moved when he was in fifth grade. His love of lacrosse carried over into the West Hartford community, an...

James Gadue

Writer

Who is James Gadue? A student currently attending Hall High School, located in West Hartford, Connecticut. James was born in Hartford Hospital on April 27th 2000. He grew up and lived in West Hartford his whole life. At school he ta...

Jake Rocheleau

Editor

Jake Rocheleau is a 17 year old senior at Hall High School. Aside from being an avid three-season runner, Jake wants to pursue engineering in college. Born and raised in Connecticut, he has always focused on local stories. “...

Staff Profile

Editor

Rebecca Ungar is an 18 year old senior at Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut. She is an active member in the theatre program, works at Mission Escape Games, and is a writer at Hall Record. Rebecca also has a leopard geck...

Chastidy Hudson

writer

Chastidy Hudson describes herself as “caring, devoted, and understanding.” She also should have included her approachable personality and entertaining attitude. The full Chastidy-effect cannot be captured in a singular inter...

Tommy Cravedi

Editor

Tommy Cravedi is a 17 year old student at Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut. Born on August 31, 2000, in Newton, Massachusetts, Tommy spent the first three years of his life in Worcester, Massachusetts before moving to ...

Harry Freda

Editor

Harry Freda is a 18 years old senior who played hockey, golf, and ran cross-country at Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut. Next year he will be attending Xavier University to major in sports marketing. He was born i...

Maria Porth

Editor

  Maria Porth is a 17 year old senior at Hall High School. She was adopted from Guatemala at 9 months old and also lives in West Hartford with her parents, brother and her sister who was also adopted, but from Bolivia....

Lexi Gellerman

Writer

Lexi Gellerman is 17 years old and from West Hartford, Connecticut, where she has lived her whole life.  As a senior at Hall High School, she is very involved within the school community. Lexi is the captain of the Girls Var...

Jane Barlow

Editor

Jane Barlow was originally born in Massachusetts in March 2000. When she was going into the first grade, her family moved to West Hartford, Connecticut, where she currently lives. Jane is now a senior at William H. Hall High...

Ashlyn Delaney

Editor

Ashlyn Delaney is from West Hartford, Connecticut. She is 17 years old, and a senior at Hall High School. At Hall, she involves herself in cross country, indoor track, Chem4Kids, and is the captain of lacrosse, as well as the lea...

Katherine Washburn

Editor

Katherine Washburn is a senior and field hockey captain at Hall High School. She moved here from Massachusetts with her family at a young age, so she has completed most of her education here in West Hartford. Her post-high sc...

Brae Sullivan

Editor

Brae Sullivan is 18 years old and a senior at Hall High School. She lives with her mom, dad and two younger brothers. Brae is very active in the Hall community: President of the Community Service Club, a swimmer on the Hall tea...

Abby Rossini

Editor/Writer

Abby Rossini is a 17 year old senior at Hall. She grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut with her mom, dad, older sister, Emily, and dog, Bella. When asked who she is closest with in her family, she responded saying, “My sis...

Mia Schumey

Editor

Mia Schumey is a 17 year old senior, who participates in varsity field hockey and lacrosse at Hall High School. Mia plans to continue playing field hockey at Western Connecticut State University this upcoming fall. Also, she i...

Joe Kitz

Sports Editor

Jacqueline McConnell

Editor-in-Chief

Jacqueline is the current Editor-in-Chief of Hall's student newspaper, Hall Highlights. This year the paper merged with Hall's journalism class to create Hall Record. Jacqueline has been writing for this publication for thre...

Nina Faynshtayn

Arts and Reviews Editor

Nina Faynshtayn is an activist, writer, and self-proclaimed politico. She dedicates her time to writing about a wide range of topics and genres including international policy, activism, arts, physical sciences, and poetry. Her...

Maya Varney`

Writer

Maya is a 17 year old senior at Hall High School. She is a passionate writer who's hobbies include cooking, hang out with friends/family, and being the vice president of Voices of The Other. As a vegan, she is ardent about promoting...

Deonna

Writer

Journalism is a voice for people that may shy away from hard events in the world. Taking journalism will get different voice across with their point view. This class could open up people minds and eyes about different places in...

Brianna Le

writer

Brianna Le is the oldest of  two. Her sister's name is Julie, and they both attend Hall High School. Brianna is 16 years old; her birthday is October 16. Her hobbies include doing makeup and cheer. She is hopefully attending...

Money Mike

Editor

Michael better known as "Cool Hands" is a senior that attends Hall. Who's from Hartford but currently lives in West Hartford. He has been playing basketball since he was six years old. Journalism to him has always been appealing...

Rakayla Mckain

Writer

Rakayla is the oldest of three. She was born on September 12th, 2000. Her brother, Kamrim, has the same birthday as her, but he's a year younger. She also has a twelve-year old sister. When she was two years old, her mom passed a...

Abdiel Singleton

Contributer

I believe Journalism is information related to a situation or event that has taken place recently or in the past. I choose to take Journalism to provide an opportunity to challenge myself in hope that i will soon become a better...

Brianna Castillo

student

I'm a huge fan of those dramatic stories, you know the ones where the woman is at the airport ready to leave the country and the man comes to confess his love, there's tears and kissing, love that stuff. I want to be the one that...

Owen Denton

Writer

I am a senior at Hall that doesn't have any journalism experience, but i'm here to start learning about it. I have never been a good writer, but hopefully by the end of this class I will have improved. I work at A.C. Petersen...

Livvie P. Prestley

Writer

Livvie is a senior at Hall High School. She was adopted from Ukraine when she was a little girl and is currently living in West Hartford. She has been a cheerleader since freshman year. Journalism to her is a way of communication...

Sam Chmielewski

Student

When my family first moved too West Hartford, back when i was 6 years old, I used to write short stories to let me forget about my past friends in my old town. Today i don't write as much but i always look back at those stories...

Noah Silverman

Student Writer

Journalism is the process of writing, typically for newspapers, magazines, online companies, or any other organization that involves the publishing of a writing piece. I decided to take Journalism this year because I was hoping...

Matt Dunlap

Administrator

I am a senior at Hall, and this is my first experience doing any sort of journalism. I decided to take journalism because I wanted a different style of English class than what I've taken my past three years.  To me, journalism...

Jacob Schneider

Senior Writer

When I first heard about journalism, I realized it was different from traditional English courses I have taken. I was excited to hear that I would be passionately writing articles about topics that interest me instead of traditional...

Will Carpenter

Administratior

Will is a senior at Hall with limited experience surrounding journalism. He hopes to bring a creative writing style to the Hall Record, writing about various things. Will is a member of the Hall hockey and tennis teams, so enjoys...

Kevin A. Vazquez

Writer

Kevin A. Vazquez is a 17 year old senior at Hall High school in West Hartford, Connecticut. Journalism is the writing and publishing of current events in media. Kevin seeks to explore the community in search of current events...

Luc Anis

Writer

Luc is a senior at Hall High School. He is active, sporty and enjoys traveling and outdoor photography. He sees journalism as a great way to further his informative writing skills and have a meaningful impact on those around him....

Andrew Nicklas

Writer

I am a senior at Hall who believes that journalism is researching and recording events in order to educate an audience about events that you deem important, through writing or other mediums. I am taking journalism in an effort...

Andrew Marchesi

Writer

Journalism is defined as the process of writing about different topics that concern different kind of people with your own opinions. As a journalism student I think that journalism is a good way to develop your writing skills, and ...

Craig

Writer

Senior at Hall Highschool, Libero for Hall Volleyball and graduate of Boys State 2017. I enjoy mythology, psychology, sociology, and history.  I'm a believer of free speech and I believe journalism is a form of telling events...

Sophie Finn-McMahon

Writer and Photographer

I am a senior here at Hall High School who has a fascination with journalism. My fascination with journalism began in 9th grade when my English class did a unit on photojournalism. I became even more intrigued by it due to this...

Josh Onyirimba

administrator

I think that journalism is people using their voices to research and discuss topics that they are interested in. With that being said, I am taking journalism because of my interest in sports, politics, and current events. My greatest...

Hannah Baxer

Writer

Hannah joins the Hall Record with a passion for writing as well as other activities at Hall. With an interest in running sports, politics, and social media, she brings lots of interesting topics to the "table". She enjoys going...

Willem Landis

Senior Reporter

Willem Landis joins the Hall Record team with twelve years of writing experience. Looking to major in Political Science, Willem mostly enjoys writing about big picture topics. He's looking forward to trying a new style of writing...

Cameron

Administrator

James Cameron Matino is a Senior at Hall and works as a busser at the Ocho Cafe. He is a writer that delivers the facts and the truth, whether people like it or not. Cameron works to create apolitical and non-biased articles pertaining...

Michael Zhou

Contributer

I am a senior that goes to Hall. I believe journalism is a powerful way to express one's thoughts and views about current world wide problems. Being a very quiet and nonverbal person, I find that writing is a much easier and...

Minjae Kim

registrator

My name is Minjae Kim and I'm currently taking Journalism. Journalism is researching, asking questions in person then writing down your ideas and thoughts so other people can see. I'm taking journalism so that I can have my opinion...

Nia Braccidiferro

Writer

Nia is a sixteen year old senior at Hall High School. She decided to take journalism because she wants to go into the field after college. Her greatest hope is to show open mindedness through her work. She has lived in West Hartford...

Brendan Moore

Writer

He feels that journalism is your written interpretation of an event. He took the class because it seemed very interesting to him. His hope is to become a better writer through this process. He plays hockey for Hall-Southington,...

Michael Farley

Chief Executive Officer

My definition of journalism- The process of research, writing, and publication in the interest of spreading information for the public good. I am taking journalism because journalists perform a public service. Journalists act...

Bryan Albee

Writer

Bryan is seventeen years of age and currently attends Hall High School as a senior. He has lived in the town of West Hartford his whole life. He shares a home with his parents and three siblings. He has participated in Track and...

Jack Hosey

Writer

  Jack is a Senior at Hall. He's laid back, easy-going, and loves long walks on the beach, but really, he just wants to to have a good time. There is NO such thing as a typical Friday night for him. The most important...

Isabelle Amato

Contributer

Isabelle is a senior at Hall who has multiple friends who took Journalism and recommended the class. While here, she hopes to complete thorough research and interview her peers in order to become a strong journalist. This means...

Colin Kuzia

Administrator

Journalism to me is the process of sharing information with others by articles, stories and broadcasts. I took this this class to strengthen my writing skills as well as learning more about journalistic writing and how it is used....

Griffin Smith

Administrator

Journalism is writing for news, magazines, and broadcasts, as well as preparing for news to be broadcasted. I am taking this class to add another type of writing to my pallet, in order to make me a more versatile writer. My greatest...

Carlos Moore

Administrator

Carlos currently lives in West Hartford Connecticut. He is a senior at Hall. He loves to hike and hang out with his friends. He spends almost all of his summer working at a camp in Torrington CT. Carlos lifeguards and helps teach...

Emma Henderson

Adminstrator

Journalism is the process of conveying ideas and information into a writing piece. I am taking the course to improve my writing skills and to switch up from the average English course. Throughout the semester I hope to become...

Hannah O'Connell

Writer

Hannah is a 16 year old senior at Hall. Some of her many interests include swimming, running, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family. She believes a journalists job is to inform the public about the truths, and...

Nick DeMichele

Writer

Nick is a senior at Hall who doesn't have much experience in journalism but he hopes to bring in stories from beyond the walls of Hall. Nick works at Ben and Jerrys, AC Petersons, the Hartford Stage, and he's got an internship...

Noah Fox

Contributor

Noah is a senior at Hall who comes into this class wanting to write articles, in addition to having people read his work. He believes journalism is imperative to a free society, and feels it is interesting that Hall allows its...

Kelly Fransen

Teacher

I come to this website with over 20 years teaching experience. Journalism is my favorite class because it combines everything I love, including writing, reading, history, current events, and social activism. In the end, I hope...

Staff