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avatar for Amelia KillackeyAmelia Killackey

Amelia Killackey is currently a junior at The Packer Collegiate Institute and is one of the layout editors for the Packer Prism this year. Amelia continues to pursue journalism in hopes to expand on her love for writing and politics. She is also very passionate about truth in the media and hopes to translate this into her articles. Amelia can be found at Harvard Model Congress or Model UN. She also loves skiing and debating about current events. She is excited to contribute new ideas to the Prism. Amelia can be reached at amkillackey@packer.edu

avatar for Antonio MotaAntonio Mota

Antonio “Tony” Mota is currently a junior in the Packer Collegiate Institute and the head of the technical side of the Packer Prism wesbite. He has written for the Prism before and is excited to continue contributing and to start managing the website. In his free time, you can find him hanging out with his friends, playing video games, browsing Reddit memes, or watching Netflix. A fun fact about Tony is that he aims to be trilingual, as he already knows English, Latin, and is beginning to learn Chinese. Tony can be reached at anmota@packer.edu.

avatar for Audrey TaplitzAudrey Taplitz

Audrey Taplitz is currently a sophomore at The Packer Collegiate Institute and a reporter for the Packer Prism this year. She is looking forward to starting journalism due to her love of writing and interest in staying updated in her community. In addition to working on the Packer Prism, she enjoys playing sports and spending time with her friends. Audrey can be reached at autaplitz@packer.edu.

avatar for Carly MrazCarly Mraz

Carly Mraz is currently a sophomore at The Packer Collegiate Institute and is the Opinion- Editorial editor (alongside Hannah) for The Prism this year.
Carly is a member of the Harvard Model Congress club here at packer and a player on the Girls soccer team. Outside of school, Carly is almost always dancing, hanging out with friends, or wasting time watching Tik Toks. Carly can be reached at camraz@packer.edu.

avatar for Daniel BiroDaniel Biro

Daniel Biro is currently a sophomore at The Packer Collegiate Institue and is a reporter for the Packer Prism this year. He joined the publication noticing a lack of content regarding fashion and style. This is his first year in journalism and he hopes to one day have his own column. Daniel is a member of the packer track and field and debate team this year. He has an extreme passion for fashion with big hopes and dreams for his future fashion career. He will never be caught not dressed to impress. In his free time he can be seen rewatching Call Me By Your Name over and over again. Daniel can be reached at dabiro@packer.edu

avatar for India BrechtIndia Brecht

India Brecht is currently a Junior at The Packer Collegiate Institute and a reporter for the Packer Prism this year. During her 9th grade english class she developed her love for writing and was exposed to the creativity and community that Packer holds. Additionally, she is the captain for the girl varsity soccer team. She is never caught without a coffee in hand! India can be reached at inbrecht@packer.edu

avatar for Lily CrowellLily Crowell

Lily Crowell is currently a senior at The Packer Collegiate Institute and the Content Editor for the Prism this year. This is her third year on the Prism and she is excited to continue to report on student issues and school events! In her spare time, Lily is a dancer, choreographer, and independent writer. Lily can be reached
at licrowell@packer.edu.

avatar for maddie gunnellmaddie gunnell

Maddie Gunnell is currently a senior at The Packer Collegiate Institute and the social media editor and Cylinder editor for the Packer Prism this year.

Last year, she was the photo editor and is excited for her second year at the Prism. She hopes to make the Prism more accessible to the Packer Community, and broaden the web and social media content.

She loves History and writing, and is extremely passionate about journalism and its importance in today’s society.

Maddie loves her dog more than she loves the rest of her family, and most of all loves taking pictures of her dog.

Maddie can be reached at magunnell@packer.edu

avatar for Mele BuiceMele Buice

Mele Buice is currently a junior at The Packer Collegiate Institute and a second year reporter for the Packer Prism this year. She joined journalism because of her love of the Prism and to experience a new type of writing. In addition to writing, Mele plays soccer for Packer and dances 5 days a week. She also loves to spend time with her friends and family. She is looking forward to an amazing year in journalism! Mele can be reached at mebuice@packer.edu.

avatar for sogermainsogermain

Sophie Germain is currently a junior at the Packer Collegiate Institute and is a Web Content Editor this year. This is her second year writing for the Prism, and she is excited to continue sharing her opinions and insights with the community. Outside of the Prism, she is a part of Model Congress, a tour guide, and a member of the varsity girls tennis team. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, volunteering at a non-profit called Safe Horizon, and hanging out with friends.

avatar for sywoldsywold

Sylvan Wold is currently a sophomore at the Packer Collegiate Institute and a reporter for the Packer Prism this year. She decided to join the Prism because of her interests in analytical writing and video making. This is her first year working on the Prism. Aside from journalism, Sylvan runs for the varsity cross country and track teams and enjoys getting involved in the Packer community by participating in clubs like Letters are Better and Family Composition. Sylvan can be reached at sywold@packer.edu.

avatar for vichernoffvichernoff

Violet Chernoff is currently a junior at the Packer Collegiate Institute and is the Content Editor for the Prism this year. This is Violet’s second year on The Prism. She loves writing articles about obscure topics, and hopes to continue improving. When she’s not writing articles, Violet can be found rewatching Harry Potter or attempting the NYT crossword. Violet can be reached at vichernoff@packer.edu.

avatar for yusufhaqueyusufhaque

Yusuf Haque is currently a junior at The Packer Collegiate Institute and the layout editor for the Packer Prism this year. He has worked as a reporter and assistant layout editor, and has worked on a number of pieces for the Prism. These include topics such as sports, profiles, and entertainment. Outside of the Prism he is a member of the debate club, a leader of miscellaneous skills club, and on the varsity soccer team. He also is able to solve a Rubik’s Cube. Yusuf can be reached at yuhaque@packer.edu

avatar for zarizvizarizvi

Zak Rizvi is currently a junior at The Packer Collegiate Institute and is the Sports Editor for the Packer Prism. Over the past year, he has written on a variety of topics for the Prism, ranging from news and features profiles to sports previews. Outsides the Prism, he can be found on the Varsity Soccer Team, Swim Team, and Ultimate Frisbee Team, and often frequents the Miscellaneous Skills Club.

Zak Rizvi can be reached at zarizvi@packer.edu