2018-2019 Staff

Vivian Chow

author

Vivian Chow was born in Connecticut's Hartford Hospital on May 18, 2001. She lived in Farmington for the beginning of her life with her two younger siblings, Jilian and Kenneth, and her dog, Yuki. She moved a couple times, and w...

Luis Coraspe

Author

Luis Coraspe was born in Hartford and is now a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. Since Luis enjoys Mrs. Fransen as a teacher, He is taking journalism. Luis is a good listener, stays on top of his work, and doesn't give u...

Nathan bukowy

Author

Nathan Bukowy,  is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. He was born in Hartford, CT., Nathan currently lives with his mother in West Hartford. Nathan is a hard working senior who’s trying to get by like everyone else. H...

Carly Zyskowski

Author

  Carly Zyskowski, a senior at Hall High School, grew up in West Hartford living with her parents and a dog named Cody. Carly is sociable, enjoys getting involved in class, and likes collaborating with others as it’s another w...

Max Boyd

Author

Max Boyd is a 17-year-old senior at Hall. Max spent the first 14 years of his life living outside Atlanta, Georgia, until moving to West Hartford, in the summer going into freshman year. He is a 2nd year captain for the Basketball ...

Michael Rossler

Author

Michael Rossler, a rising senior at Hall, is a skilled writer and photographer. Born and raised in Connecticut, the 17 year old often spends time doing landscape design, carpentry, and, most importantly, playing video games. His major ...

Zan Lima

Author

As an aspiring journalist, Zan says that she has “always been passionate about writing.” She hopes to bring a new edge to this class. Filled with passion and professionalism  Zanela plans to use this class as a starting...

Izzy Zytka

Author

Spontaneous, modest, neutral idealist and great observer are adjectives that describes Izzy Zytka. On her free time, she loves to be outdoors, either kayaking, skateboarding or participating in any other sport.  Izzy is also...

Aleena Thomas

Author

June 19, 2001,  Aleena Thomas emerged from the maternity ward of Saint Francis Hospital, setting in motion a life of unforeseen normalcy.   Aleena is a modern teenager who enjoys the usual activities- hanging out with fr...

Aleena Thomas

Author

June 19, 2001.  Aleena Thomas emerged from the maternity ward of Saint Francis Hospital, setting in motion a life of unforeseen normalcy.     Aleena is a modern teenager who enjoys the usual activities; hanging out with...

Jaylaan Ortolaza

Author

Jaylaan Ortolaza is a 17-year-old senior at William H. Hall High School. She lives with her family of five, which includes her three sisters and mother. Naturally, she spends the weekends drinking iced caramel macchiatos from Du...

Carly Zyskowski

Author

Carly Zyskowski, a senior at Hall High School, grew up in West Hartford where she lives with her parents and her dog named Cody. She’s sociable, enjoys getting involved in class, and likes collaborating with others since it’s anothe...

Alexis Stewart

Author

Alexis Stewart is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. Born in Massachusetts, Alexis now lives in West Hartford with her family, and her dog, Panda. She enjoys singing, and is a jazz dancer in Pops ‘N Jazz. Alexis w...

Leah Simanovich

Author

Leah Simanovich, a Hall High School senior, is a 17 year old who has been living in West Hartford since birth. She lives with her mom and dad, and has an older sister who is 35 and named Inessa. “Very close...We talk everyda...

Zach Ellovich

Author

Zach Ellovich is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. When asked about his passions, he said, “I'm very social. I always have a good time. I'm an athlete, and a great eater of foods.” Playing two varsity sports for Hall (ba...

Sinead Marie

Author

Sinead Marie is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. Sinead was born in Pittsburgh, PA before moving to Minnesota, Arizona, and finally settling in West Hartford, CT in 2008. She is the youngest of three children in her family...

Sean Donovan

Editor-in-Chief

Sean Donovan is 17 years old that lives with his family in West Hartford, Connecticut where he attends Hall High School as a senior. He has been writing for the school newspaper for the past three years and is now one of the Editors-in-Chief;...

Nina Faynshtayn

Editor-in-Chief

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...

Hayden Meyer

Journalist

Hayden Meyer is a 17-year-old senior here at Hall High School and a long-time resident of West Hartford. Although she has never written in a newspaper before, Hayden thinks it would be an awesome opportunity. Hayden mainly took...

Jason Cramer

Journalist

Known mostly for his charisma, story-telling talents, and ability on the volleyball court, Jason Cramer also has a knack for journalism. Jason is one of the most passionate people when it comes to assuring the public isn't be...

Jack Wisialowski

Journalist

Jack Wisialowski is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. He intends to be a truth-seeking author for the school newspaper. Jack has an interest in story-telling that began at a young age, saying that he’s “always been a li...

Kam'Rim Mckain

writer

Kam’rim a senior attending William H. Hall High School, and is currently 16 years old. Kam’s mother passed away when he was 1 year old, so he has been living with his grandmother ever since. While he enjoys sports such as ...

Charlie Luipold

Writer

Charlie Luipold is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. He’s been a citizen of West Hartford his whole life and is therefore informed on all the activities around his school and town. This motivated senior says, “I...

Ryan O'Connor

Writer

Ryan O'Connor is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School who believes journalism is a good fit for him because it is a “neat subject.” He is interested in the media, and he wants to pursue it in the hopes that it will be...

Josh Fernandes

Writer

Josh Fernandes is a 17-year-old who has just begun his final year of high school. He has entered the new school year with a growing interest in journalism. Josh doesn’t have any experience as a journalist, but he plans to consider...

Yoav Raichelson

Writer

Yoav Raichelson is an 18-year-old senior at Hall High School. He currently lives in West Hartford, CT, with his mother, father, and younger sister, who also attends Hall.   Yoav has always been a good writer; in his p...

Lily Braidich

Writer

Lily Braidich is a 17-year-old student at Hall High School. She was born in Connecticut and has lived there her whole life. She lives with her parents, three sisters, and two dogs. Lily is taking journalism because she does n...

Joseph Dowd

Writer

Joseph Donald Dowd is an outstanding 16-year-old senior at Hall High school who is striving to be the greatest he can be. Joseph is not a new face in journalism; he wrote in his elementary school newspaper when he was in the fo...

Lindsay Fox

Writer

Lindsay Fox is 17-year-old and a senior here at Hall High School. In this class, Lindsay would like learn how to ask the right questions so that her writing can expand. Although Lindsay has never written for any kind of newspap...

Caroline Alzamora

Writer

 Caroline Alzamora is a 17 year old senior at Hall High School. She has lived in West Hartford for most of her life. She has 2 sisters, one older and one younger. Her family is Peruvian and Puerto Rican. In Caroline’s free tim...

Nathan Bukowy

Writer

Nathan Bukowy,  is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. He was born in Hartford CT., Nathan currently lives with his mother in West Hartford. Nathan is a hard working senior trying to get by like everyone else. He enjoy...

Michael DiPietro

Writer

Michael DiPietro is a senior attending Hall High School in West Hartford, CT. Michael moved from Manchester, CT in third grade and started his West Hartford education at Whiting Lane Elementary. After three supremely successfu...

Elias Heinen

Writer

As a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School, Eli Heinen has always been interested in journalism, ever since watching sports newscasters as a kid. Eli has never written for a newspaper before, which fuels his interest towards the ...

Amy Zazon

Writer

Amy Zazon is a 15-year-old junior attending William H. Hall High School. She grew up in Waterbury,CT, and attended a private school until she moved to Southbury, CT during third grade. Where she spent the rest of her elementar...

Mitchell Palczewski

Writer

Mitchell Palczewski is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. He grew up and still lives in West Hartford with his parents and his dog, Caramel. His older brother, Sam, is currently a sophomore at UMASS.   Althoug...

Luca Bonilha

Writer

Although the aspiring journalist Luca Bonilha has never written for a news source or even been on the news, he has big plans for his journalism career. Luca has traveled the world, living in China for five years, and frequently ...

Griffin Van Rye

Writer

17-year-old Griffin Van Rye has lived in West Hartford his entire life, attending Morley Elementary and King Philip Middle School before arriving at Hall. Griffin lives with his Mother and Father, and has a sister who graduated ...

Jack McHale

Writer

Jack Gerald McHale is a native of West Hartford CT, and has been his whole life. He is seventeen-years-old, and lives with his mother and father. He has two siblings who are both in college, and no longer live at home. Jack at...

Diana Taboada

Writer

Diana Taboada is a 17-year-old senior who was born in Lima, Peru. She moved to West Hartford when she was 6 years old for a better education. When she first moved from Peru, she found it simple and easy to learn English since...

Carl Nicklas

Writer

Carl Nicklas is a 16-year-old senior who attends Hall High School. Born in Hartford, he lives in West Hartford with his close-knit family of four. His mom, Senora Nicklas, teaches Spanish at Hall, and his older brother studies a...

Jaxson Meyer

Writer

Jaxson Meyer is a 17 year-old transgender senior who was born in New Britain,CT. He  moved to West Hartford at age five in order to receive a better education. Jaxson is a huge advocate for the LGBTQ+ community which is why h...

Charlie Luipold

Writer

Charlie Luipold is a 17- year- old senior at Hall High School. He’s been a citizen of West Hartford and is informed of all the activities around his school and town. This motivated senior says “I want to get to the truth of Hall...

Colin Delaney

Writer

(Colin Delaney right) Colin Delaney is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. A loyal friend, Colin is always around to help others and make people laugh. Colin enjoys sports, and is a dedicated football player who excels in ...

Ryan Druckenmiller

Writer

Ryan Druckenmiller is a 17-year-old senior attending William H. Hall High School, located in West Hartford, CT. Although Ryan has no prior journalism experience, he claims, “I am interested in knowing the aspects of being a ...

Bryan Renker

Writer

  Bryan Richard Renker is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School who has lived in West Hartford, CT his whole life. He is the youngest in the family, and has two older siblings, both of whom no longer live at home wit...

Josh Fernandes

Writer

Josh Fernandes is a 17-year-old who has just begun his final year of high school. He has entered the new year with a growing interest in journalism. Josh doesn’t have any experience as a journalist, but plans to consider majoring ...

Sophia Bolio

Writer

Sophia Bolio is a senior at Hall High School. She was born in Boston and moved to CT when she was three years old. Sophia has a brother who is 15 years old. Sophia’s hobbies include reading and playing a variety of inst...

Lucas Diaz

Writer

Lucas Diaz is a 17-year-old senior at William H. Hall High School. Lucas is taking journalism because he enjoys reading and wants to graduate from high school early. He is determined to make it through the course, stating, ...

Maggie Grant

Writer

Maggie Grant is a committed athlete, who is captain of both field hockey and lacrosse. She has been looking forward to field hockey, her favorite sport, all summer. A lifelong West Hartford resident, Maggie is the middle sister of ...

Will Hutensky

Writer

Will Hutensky is a 17-year-old senior who has attended Hall High School since his freshman year. Will was born and raised in West Hartford, CT, with his older brother Jack, and his Mom and Dad. Will attended Norfeldt Elementa...

Jason Chan

Writer

  Jason Chan is a 16-year-old senior, and a brand new journalist to HallRecord. He was born on December 25, 2001 in New York City, and will be 17 when he graduates high school. Prior to becoming a journalist, Jason wa...

Nefari Hassan

Writer

Nefari Hassan is a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. He was born at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA. After a tough upbringing, Nefari moved to West Hartford and currently lives with his uncle, step-aunt, brot...

Shayneshka Donado

Writer

Shayneshka Donado is a 17-year-old senior who goes to Hall High School. She is passionate about photography, is curious to know about the process of how papers are written, and is also interested in learning about international...

Sylvie Pidto

Writer

Sylvie Pidto is a 16-year-old senior at Hall High School. She's taking journalism in hopes of having a new, creative outlet to express her passion for writing. In her freetime Sylvie writes in a journal about her life. She describes...

Sam Montoya

Writer

Sam Montoya is a 17-year-old senior at William H. Hall High School. Although Sam was born and raised in West Hartford, his family is from Colombia. When asked what he likes to do, he said, “I like to play soccer in my free ...

Lindsay Fox

Writer

Lindsay Fox is 17 years-old and a senior here at Hall High School. In this class, Lindsay would like learn how to ask the right questions so that her writing can expand. Lindsay has never written for any kind of newspaper befor...

Hayden Meyer

Writer

Hayden Meyer is a 17-year-old senior here at Hall High School and a long-time resident of West Hartford. She has never written in a newspaper before, but thinks it would be an awesome opportunity. Hayden mainly took this class b...

Luis Coraspe

Writers

    Luis Coraspe was born in Hartford and is now a 17-year-old senior at Hall High School. Since Luis enjoys Mrs. Frasen as a teacher, He is taking journalism. Luis is a good listener, stays on top of his work, and doesn't...

Adam Liebman

Writers

Adam Liebman, 17 years old,  is a senior at Hall High School. He lived in Texas for 2 years, then moved to Massachusetts for 6 before settling in West Hartford. Adam has one brother that also attends Hall High school. Many of you m...

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