Talon

Julian Lehrer

Julian Lehrer

October 6, 0993

Julian’s hobbies include playing baseball, playing street hockey with his friends, and listening to alternative rock music. Some have dubbed him a baseball savant, as he often spends more time reading baseball-related articles and conducting research for his fantasy baseball team than studying for su...

Benjamin Porat

Benjamin Porat

June 16, 0992

Benjamin Porat has written for the Talon for four years. In his free time, he enjoys walking his dog. Benjamin was the managing editor for the 2015-16 school year.

Varsha Sarveshwar

June 16, 0991

Attending the University of California, Berkeley, Varsha Sarveshwar served as print Editor-in-Chief for the 2015-2016 school year and as the content editor for the 2014-2015 school year. In her free time, Varsha enjoys following American politics and reading historical nonfiction.

Nicole Schwartz

Nicole Schwartz

October 6, 0990

Nicole Schwartz has an appreciation for jokes with awkward punch lines and will laugh at nearly any Yo Mama joke ever imagined. She enjoys writing, yet not reading poetry, which she spontaneously scratches in her journal for later reflection. She is outspoken and embraces large debates and discussions i...

Ashwarya Srinivas

Ashwarya Srinivas

May 6, 0990

Ashwarya Srinivas is very excited to be a part of journalism this semester. She enjoys writing, but has a greater passion for all things technical. She aspires to be either a bioengineer or software engineer, to help others make their daily lives easier. Some of her hobbies include reading and re-reading ...

Medha Vallurupalli

Medha Vallurupalli

October 6, 0989

Medha Vallurupalli served as print and online editor-in-chief during the 2017-18 school year; online editor-in-chief and news editor during the 2016-17 school year; online news editor during the 2015-14 school year; and staff writer during the 2014-15 school year. She graduated from Oak Park High Sc...

Grace Ye

Grace Ye

June 15, 0988

Grace Ye was born on Aug. 3, 1998 in a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has an older sister named Linda Gee and a younger brother named Peter Ye. Grace likes to run and, much like those cheesy inspirational underdog movies, has managed to become a Varsity runner on the Oak Park Cross Country and Track...

Bareerah Zafar

Bareerah Zafar

June 14, 0987

Bareerah Zafar was born on July 5,1998 in Karachi, Pakistan. She has been living in America since she was two. She is a writer, a student, and a full-time nerd. Her hobbies include wishing she had studied for that one test, telling herself that she is going to write today, pretending that she can sing...