The Avenue

2017-2018 Staff

Emmett Calto

Sophomore writer

Emmett Calto is a sophomore writer. Emmett has had Life cereal everyday for 9 years. Emmett also enjoys playing video games. He likes writing because he writes about topics that interest him.

Marc Nistor

Senior Writer

Marc Nistor is a senior at DePaul College Prep with strong Romanian Heritage. He loves to run Cross Country and work on cars. Additionally, his favorite subject in school is English because he feels like it is the class where...

Alyssa Brandon

Senior Writer

Alyssa Brandon is a senior at DePaul College Prep. She loves to travel, and her favorite place that she has been is Puerto Rico. She also has a strong interest in studying psychology and law. Her favorite class is English.  

AJ Frank Adu

Junior Writer

Frank Adu is a junior writer attending DePaul College Prep. He goes by AJ, meaning Adu Junior. He pours his milk before pouring his cereal, and has terrific spiritual leadership skills.

Michael Guerrero

Junior Writer

Michael Guerrero is a junior writer at DePaul Prep. He also enjoys photography, soccer, hockey, and sleeping. He enjoys writing for The Avenue because it is a good entrance into the world of journalism.

Cyan Renee Andalis

Senior Writer

Cyan Andalis is a senior writer at DePaul College Prep. Her favorite TV shows are Friends and The Office. She hopes that one day she will find her Chandler Bing or maybe Jim Halpert.

Magdalena Ellett

Sophomore Writer

Magdalena Ellett is a sophomore writer at DePaul College Prep. She enjoys writing, reading, and spending time with friends in her free time. She aspires to continue working in journalism and helping others.

Kiara Ruiz

Freshman writer

Kiara Ruiz is a freshman writer who loves to watch Netflix. Her favorite shows are The Office, Friends and SpongeBob. Her favorite class is English because she loves to read.  

John Mueller

Sophomore Writer

John "Jack" Mueller is a sophomore writer at DePaul College Prep. Jack has a passion for all types of sports and everything involved with them. Jack lived in London for 6 years during his childhood and had the opportunity  to...

Dashiel Gabryszewski

Junior Writer

Dashiel Gabryszewski is a Junior at DePaul College Prep. He is one of the captains of the Speech Team, President of the Theater Society, plays for Scholastic Bowl, and even has time for an existential crises on the side.

Josephine Ayala lopez

Freshmen writer

Josephine Ayala - Lopez is a freshmen writer. Josephine enjoys watching Riverdale. She became an aunt when she was only 2 years old. Josephine enjoys writing papers and reading in English class.

Alexis Villa

Senior Writer

Alexis Villa is a senior writer. Alexis’ favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip ice cream. Alexis stopped growing at the age of eleven, with a height of 5’1. She is attending the University of Missouri in the...

David Rios

Senior Writer

David Rios is a senior at DePaul College Prep. His favorite sport is cross country and he was captain this past fall for the DePaul College Prep team. His favorite class is anatomy and he loves The Cubs.

Matthew Almendras

Sophomore Writer

Matthew Almendras is a sophomore writer at DePaul College Prep. He enjoys basketball, soccer, and video games. He also likes science and loves to learn more about it. Matthew has an interest in writing because it informs people...

Rebecca Orr

Teacher and Moderator

Ms. Orr likes good grammar and traveling, especially to countries like Singapore and Hong Kong. Traveling allows her to try different kinds of food while also escaping the cold weather in Chicago. Besides traveling, her other...

Matthew Podgorny

Senior Writer

Matthew Podgorny is a senior at Depaul College Prep. He enjoys playing video games and listening to music.  His favorite cereal is fruit loops because you can eat them crunchy or soggy.  He also helps out as part of the stage...

Grace ONeill

Freshman Writer

Grace O’Neill is a freshman writer. Grace enjoys taking naps and eating a bag of munchies after school. Grace also has a turtle named Speedy who isn’t very nice. Besides napping and eating food, Grace plays on the girls basketball...

Jessica Alva

Senior Writer

Jessica Alva is a senior writer at DePaul College Prep. Jessica loves to write as it allows her to express her feelings on paper. She also has a special place in her heart for dogs.

John Pooley

Senior Writer

John Pooley is a senior writer at DePaul College Prep. His favorite class is math, except for Calculus. His favorite show is Friends and he is a nationally ranked tennis player.

Jenny Castañeda

Senior Writer, CoFounder

Jenny is one of the founders of the Avenue. She wrote articles such as anti-bullying awareness and school events like the Avenue’s trip to Depaul. "My passion is to write and inspire others by my upcoming work. I’d love to...

Trent Norberg

Freshman Writer

Trent Norberg is a freshman writer that goes to DePaul Prep. Trent's favorite sports are baseball and track and field and he likes to take action shots of action sports. He likes to write about DePaul Prep sports and clubs. Trent...

Brianna Borik

Senior Writer

Brianna Borik, or Bri for short, is a senior writer at DePaul College Prep; she has been aspiring to become a journalist since sophomore year, and is mostly interested in writing opinion articles and helping with creating content...

Olivia Wiselogel

Sophomore Writer

Olivia Wiselogel is a sophomore writer at DePaul Prep. Olivia's favorite sport is volleyball and she loves photography. She says she likes working on The Avenue because allows her to do an extracurricular outside of sports and...

Avery Downes

Sophomore, Sports Editor

Avery Downes is a Sophomore writer and Sports Editor at DePaul Prep. She is the oldest of four kids and loves to play basketball. She likes journalism because it is away for her to express herself and a way to tell people what's...

Stephanie Nguyen

Senior Writer, Head Editor

Stephanie Nguyen is a senior writer and head editor at DePaul Prep. Stephanie's favorite color is purple and she loves music. She likes journalism because she can get news out to the world that people need to know.

Maggie Hollerman

Junior writer, News Editor

Maggie Hollerman is a junior writer and news editor at DePaul College Prep Prep. Maggie can do the splits and loves to take photos. She likes to write for The Avenue because she likes being able to be creative and has always h...

Zach Burhans

Sophomore Writer

Zach Burhans is a sophomore writer at DePaul College Prep. He plays baseball and basketball and history is his favorite subject. Zach enjoys writing for The Avenue because he can express what he sees in the school and he can w...

Rafaella Ambrosio

Junior Writer, Photo&Feature Editor

Rafaella Ambrosio is an IB junior at DePaul College Prep. Rafy loves learning languages, and is an advocate for global education. As photo editor, she started The Avenue's photo journalism page on tumblr and edits the feature...

Hanna Jeong

Junior Writer, Photographer

Hanna Jeong is a senior at DePaul College Prep. She is from Korea and loves to watch movies. She likes to write because she feels satisfied after writing and she loves the art of researching and reporting.

Elena Reilly

Senior Sports Photo Editor

Elena Reilly is a senior photographer and writer at DePaul College Prep and is from Guatemala. She also enjoys walking and skiing. She says she like photography because she can be really creative through it no matter what.

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