The Crimson

2021-2022 Staff

Alexa Paterno

Alexa Paterno

Alexa is a sophomore at Bernards High School and is a second year journalism student. Alexa took this class because her mom encouraged her too, and she is excited to conduct interviews and write opinion and sports articles. Alexa's...

Mario Fontanella

Mario Fontanella

Mario is a junior in his second year in journalism. He has one younger sister, and a dog, named Eli. He plays soccer, basketball, and baseball. He has been playing soccer for 2 years, he has played basketball since he was 6, and...

Risa Rivetti

Risa Rivetti

Risa is sophomore at BHS, 15 years old, and in her first year of journalism. She enjoys playing softball and has done so since fourth grade. She also enjoys studying science in school and hopes to one day become a doctor, as she...

Gianna Galesi

Gianna Galesi

Gianna is a second year Journalism student and section editor. She is a junior who loves to write and spends her free time reading and drawing. Psychology is the most interesting subject to Gianna in school. She believes that...

Morgan Sikes

Morgan Sikes

Morgan Sikes is a sophomore at Bernards High School and in her first year of journalism. While she hasn't decided what she wants to write about, she just likes to write. She is a member of the school's book club as well as the...

Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor

Alex is a senior at Bernards High School and enjoys writing about pop culture, student life, and entertainment. Alex is one of five siblings, and enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys hanging out with friends and plays...

Bailey Olson

Bailey Olson

This is Bailey! She is a freshman at Bernards High School this year. She plays soccer and basketball. She has 2 siblings, an older brother and a younger sister. She is interested in journalism because she enjoys researching topics...

Colby Stevinson

Colby Stevinson

Colby is a first year journalism student. He is a junior at BHS and loves to hang out with friends and family. He also enjoys playing video games on his Xbox. He has two dogs named Quimby and Biscuit. His favorite class is History.

Mei Salemi

Mei Salemi

Mei loves to hang out with family and friends, learn, read, and run! She loves journalism and her favorite subject is science. She has two dogs, Tucker and Jasper, that her family adopted during quarantine during covid-19

Madison Ferruggia

Madison Ferruggia is a junior in her second year in journalism. She hasn't quite decided what topics she would be interested in writing about, but there are multiple that she would. Madison is a member of both the lacrosse and...

Gracie Bessasparis

Gracie Bessasparis

Gracie is a sophomore at BHS and an intro to journalism student. Gracie has been playing softball since she was 5 and basketball since 6th grade. She is interested in writing articles about sports and opinions. Gracie likes to...

Will Harvey

Will Harvey

Will is a sophomore at Bernards High School and taking his first year of journalism. Will enjoys racing quads, and has one older brother.

Timothy Pagonis

Timothy Pagonis

Tim is a sophomore at BHS and is a first-year staff writer. He enjoys writing about controversial issues. Tim's favorite subject is P.E and in his free time, he enjoys football, and has an interest in cars.

Charlotte Zaun

Charlotte Zaun

Charlotte is a sophomore at BHS, and is an opinion section editor as well as a second-year staff writer! Charlotte enjoys writing about current events in our school and around town. She loves conducting interviews and learning...

Scarlett Campbell

Scarlett Campbell

This is Scarlett Campbell! She is a senior at Bernards High school. Scarlett was class president and a peer leader for three years and is currently president of Best Buddies Club, Debate Team, and STEMentor Club. She spends her...

Matt Mariani

Matt Mariani

Matt is a third year journalism student. He enjoys writing about sports, especially football and basketball. He enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends during his free time. He plays for the high school basketball team...

Spencer Saltz

Spencer Saltz

Spencer is a sophomore at BHS and is in the class of 2024 taking his second year in journalism. He plays soccer and basketball, enjoys topics of sports and history and has two siblings. Spencer loves writing about sports and opionated...

Ava Highland

Ava Highland

Ava is a junior at BHS, and in journalism 2! This is her third year in journalism, she loves writing and editing articles for the entertainment section. Ava enjoys playing tennis for the school team, as well as doing tech crew...

Jane Holmes

Jane Holmes

This is  Jane Holmes and she is a Senior at Bernards High school. She is one of 5 kids. She have been doing Journalism since her Sophomore year and she Love it. She enjoy writing about current events that are happening at the...

Sydney Kaul

Sydney Kaul

Sydney Kaul is currently a senior at Bernards High School. She enjoys writing about current events that affect her town as well as reporting on important international issues. She has always had a love for writing of all kinds....

Meghan Shelley

Meghan Shelley

Meghan is a senior at BHS, and this is her third year working as an editor for The Crimson. She especially enjoys writing and editing articles relating to entertainment and opinions. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking,...

John Perling

John Perling

Class of '22 Editor-in-Chief on the Crimson. I started as a staff writer as a freshman. I write for sports and news, mostly. "If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature" - Julian Assange

Matt Lesnik

Matt Lesnik

Matt Lesnik is a senior at Bernards, in his fourth year of journalism. He is an avid sports fan, enjoying football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. In their 2020 season, Matt covered Bernards' football team for Central Jersey...

Shane Rich

Shane Rich

Shane is Editor-In-Chief of the Crimson Newspaper and has been on staff since his sophomore year. Shane is the Host of "The Crimson" Podcast and his own show, "The Shane Rich Show" where he discusses all things sports. He enjoys...

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