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2020-2021 Staff

Benjamin Levine

Editor

I - Who are you? B- I’m Ben Levine. I- Why are you here today? B- I’m here because I’m taking journalism  I- How old are you? B- I’m 17 I- When is your birthday? B- January 20th I- Where were ...

Azayah Armstrong

Editor

I wanted to interview AJ because I've had a class with him before but never talked with him. He seems like he has some of the same similarities. Q:  Who are you? My name is Azayah but people call me AJ because it's easie...

Matt Walker

Editor

Q: How would you like to present yourself? A: How I would present myself is Matt Walker. That's my name. I get my last name from my dad, my family. I definitely want to represent that. They've obviously had a huge impact on my life...

Kate Whalley

Editor

This is Kate Whalley. In this interview, she talks about what made her want to take journalism and what influenced her to become more interested in the news.   Q: What made you decide that you wanted to take journalism? A: ...

Tessa Hughes

Editor

Tessa Hughes, an aspiring music journalist, is a Hall High Senior and editor of the Hall Record. She’s inspired by her dad as well as music. A “ I've always been interested in journalism, and I used to want to be a music...

Ignat Chubarev

Editor

Ignat is a student at Hall High School, and this is his interview for HallRecord. Q) What is your name and age? A) My name is Ignat, and I am 17 years old. Q) What is your current occupation? A) Right now my occupation...

Benjamin Chern

Editor

I. Who are you? Please write your name. B. My name is Ben. I was named Ben because it is a Jewish name. I.  What do you like to do? Tell about your hobbies, interests, favorite shows, and explain why you like it. B. I ...

Patrick Sullivan

Editor

Interviewing Patrick Sullivan on his future life, Journalism, and his school life    Q:  What year did you have the most fun in school? A: “Sophomore year, because there was no stress about colleges or anything, I was...

Luke Duzan

Editor

Luke Duzan is currently a senior journalism student at Hall high school. Luke plays lacrosse, football and rec basketball and is excited to join Hall records. Q: What's your full name?                                                                                                  A: Luke Brod...

Adolfo Chacon

Editor

Adolfo Chacon is a senior at Hall High School who is excited to join HallRecord this year.   Q: Why did you decide to take Journalism this year?  A: I thought it would be good to get my writing skills and knowledge abo...

Steve Nwachukwu

Editor

Steve Nwachukwu,17, is a high school senior in a small town in Connecticut. He talks about his current interests and future aspirations. Q: Why did you decide to take journalism?  A: I decided to take this class becaus...

Isaiah Meyer

Editor

Isaiah Meyer is taking Journalism at Hall as a 17 year old Senior in the class of 2021. He has decided to write for Hall Record because he writes well and is interested in Journalism. Q: What’s your name? A: Isaiah Meyer ...

Joseph Fineboy

Editor

I decided to interview Joseph because he sat right next to me in class, and I had never talked to him before, and I was also curious as to why he decided to take this class. Q- Who are you, what makes you, you [defining qualities]? A-...

Michael Neff

Editor

Michael Neff is an aspiring journalist who has many positive thoughts on pop culture and what he can use his skills of journalism to help him with later on in his future when going to become a computer scientist. Michael has a very o...

Sharon Yang

Editor

Sharon Yang, a senior at Hall High School, discusses her passion for either being an artist or potentially being in the field of computer science. She proceeds to explain the importance of journalism and what about journalism drew her int...

Lola Smith

Editor

 Lola Smith is a 17 year old senior at hall high school who is very passionate about lacrosse and has been playing since a young age. She further explains that she has many inspirations but the one that is closest to her hear...

Maggie Monnes

Editor

Meet Maggie Monnes, a 17 year old disability rights activist and budding journalist. Q: Why did you take journalism? A: My brother took it, and it inspired him to major in journalism. He encouraged me to take it because ...

Emily Martin

Editor

Take a look into the life of Emily Martin: 17 year old tennis player, foster care advocate, and aspiring journalist. Q: Who do you look up to the most? A: Serena Williams, fantastic athlete. Q: Any specific reason? A: I...

Nicolai Roseen

Editor

Kate Whalley sat down with Nicolai Roseen to discuss what will inform his reporting this year.  How do you feel about the way school is set up this year?  N: Last semester, it was pretty boring since it usually was just webcams and not ev...

Anthony Portal

Editor

Anthony Portal is a striving electrician who is looking to delve into the world of journalism. With questions about his goals, inspirations and aspirations, we learn about who Anthony really is and why he is becoming a journa...

Santi Vasquez

Editor

Santi Vasquez sharing his thoughts about journalism, his role models, and where he would love to report.    Q: If you had to report in one place in the world, where would you go? A: “I think I would go to Paris...

Divine Edwards Jr

Editor

Divine Edwards Jr is a Hall High senior and editor of the Hall Record. He is an accomplished football player and aspiring chiropractor/physical therapist. He is interested in politics and issues facing black lives in America. If you could writ...

Drew Seguro

Editor

Drew Seguro is a 17 year old Hall High School senior that's the captain of the Hall soccer team and is involved in the FSA club soccer team outside from school. When interviewing Drew about when he was interested in soccer he ...

Colin Monnes

Editor

Seventeen year old aspiring journalist Colin Monnes of West Hartford discusses the importance of sports in his life and worries that COVID will end up taking his senior soccer season. Q: Why are you taking Journalism? A: Beca...

Eden Raviv

Editor

Eden Raviv, a student at Hall High School, gives a little peek into her personal life and explains why she decided to take journalism this year. Q: Who are you? A: I’m Eden Raviv. I’m 17 years old.  Q: When is y...

Isaac Levine

Editor

Q What’s your name? A. Isaac Levine Q. How old are you? A. 17 Q Where do you see yourself in 5 years? A. In 5 years I will be graduating college most likely, Don’t know exactly what i will be majoring in, but hopefully...

Teddy Gianoulis

Editor

Teddy Gianoulis is a young journalist ready to talk and learn about journalism, you will learn about his personality and thoughts throughout the interview and will show you what he is interested in about journalism and just what...

Beau Adams

Editor

Beau Adams, 17, is a senior at hall high school. Journalism has become one of his many interests and he hopes to learn more about it this year with Ms.Fransen. Q; When did you realize you were interested in journalism? A:...

Nicole Glisson

Editor

This interview delves into the life of Nicole Glisson. This is a complex life filled with crocheting, STEM classes, and embracing your femininity. And at the center of it stands a true individual who never fails to care for oth...

Zachary Berkowitz

Editor

Zachary Berkowitz is a senior at Hall High School and a devoted tennis player. Looking to make his mark in improving his school through the journalism of Hall Record, Zach wants to bring new stories to the public's eyes to bring...

Hannah Karim

Editor

This interview dives into Hannah’s values, interests, and care for others. Hannah also talks about her past accomplishments and future goals. Q: Do you have any activities you’re involved in that are important to you? ...

Noah Behrens-Gould

Editor

Editor Noah Behrens-Gould, a seventeen-year-old senior who lives in West Hartford, is an avid mountain biker and hockey goalie who is thrilled to write for the Hall Record.   Q: What is your favorite animal? Why? ...

Ryan Gothers

Editor

Ryan Gothers is a young journalist, excited to learn about a variety of things in his future. Through different questions, you will learn about himself and his opinions on journalism. q - What’s your favorite activity that ...

Samuel Bastos

Editor

Sam Bastos is a 17 year old aspiring journalist who is very interested in what being a journalist is all about. Through asking about his biggest influences and his future plans, we learn how he hopes to incorporate journalism...

Wil Brunjes

Editor

Wil Brunjes is not only a 17 year-old student born on November 27th, 2002 and raised in West Hartford attending Hall High, but also an aspiring journalist interested in the studies of current events, and how our daily news is...

Hunter Keena

Editor

Hunter is a 16 old senior who is taking journalism at Hall High and is graduating in 2021. This is the interview with Hunter. Q1. Where are you from    A1. I lived in West Hartford basically my whole life. I lived in...

Maya Ellavsky

Editor

Maya Ellavsky recounts her passions, provides authentic insight on her distinctive qualities, references and credits her literature icon, shares her feelings towards her new found interest in journalism, and much more. (Q): ...

Victoria Boustani

Editor

Victoria Boustani discusses her path towards journalism and her passion for media studies. She examines her interests in social issues and recounts the book that lead her to a spiritual awakening. Q1: Why did you decide to...

Jalen Kane

Editor

Jalen is a senior at Hall High School who enjoys journalism and sports. Q1: Have you grown up in West Hartford your whole life? A1: No I grew up in Hartford before I moved to west Hartford in a village near University of Hartfo...

Cayden Goldberg

Editor

Cayden Goldberg is a very creative young man who loves to play basketball, baseball, and work as well as hopefully getting into Sports Marketing in college. However journalism has opened up his possibilities as it sounds to b...

Jake Mathieu Beaudoin

Editor

It was a quiet Saturday afternoon when I got the call, Jake Mathieu Beaudoin was taking journalism and I just had to know why. Q- What is your name A- Jake Mathieu Beaudoin Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? ...

Jacqueline Bonee

Editor

Jackie Bonee was born October 9th, 2003, at Hartford Hospital. She is currently a senior at Hall High School. Her interests include hiking, nature, and really just getting in touch with her inner self. Her relatives are from Italy,...

Gabriella Rego

Editor

Gabby Rego, a senior from Hall High School, expresses the thought that the experience of journalism is what made her take this course. She proceeds to discuss that her dream job is being a psychiatric nurse with the intent of helpin...

Meredith Swanson

Asst. Editor-in-Chief- Hall Highlights

Meredith Swanson is a curious 17-year-old who is constantly trying new things, which has led to her leading a fast-paced, busy, but fun life. While most of her time is taken up by rowing, she dedicates time to singing, writing,...

Emily Kruczek

Editor

Emily Kruczek is a marvel 18 year old senior at Hall high school, born and raised in West Hartford Connecticut, who is compassionate about what really matters in her eyes. She believes in hardwork and determination with using...

Noah LaPlante

Editor

Future star screen-writer Noah LaPlante took some time to sit with me, fellow HallRecord staff member Matt Walker, and discuss his past, present, and future career, goals, and idols, and motivation for staying focused! Q: How wo...

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...

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