The Lane Tech Champion

2022-2023 Staff

Megan Mesikapp
Editor-in-Chief

Megan Mesikapp

Megan is a senior and this is her second year with The Champion.  She has a strong passion for journalism, and spent this past summer at the University of Missouri studying it. Megan is on Lane’s Dance ...

Alex Burstein
Editor-in-Chief

Alex Burstein

Alex is a senior in his fourth year with The Champion. Alex loves covering news and sports in the Lane community and beyond. He also broadcasts for a variety of Lane sports. When not reporting or broadcast...

Saskia McDonogh Mooney
Editor-In-Chief

Saskia McDonogh Mooney

Saskia is a senior, this is her third year with the Champion. She loves writing and editing, and is planning to pursue a career in English. She spends her free time reading, working, drinking coffee, and p...

Yaniya Gilford
Managing Editor

Yaniya Gilford

Yaniya is a senior at Lane and is a member of the Omega Program. This is Yaniya’s second year at The Champion. Yaniya participated in the Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) over the summer while al...

Ruby Thompson
Managing Editor

Ruby Thompson

Ruby Thompson is a senior in her second year with The Champion. She can often be seen taking photos on the sidelines during Lane sports games, and she loves covering local school news. She has spent a su...

News Editor

Mariah Shaikh

Mariah Shaikh is a senior, and this is her second year writing for the Champion. She’s currently learning Arabic and is dedicated to mastering it. In her spare time, she can be found painting, reading,...

Nina Figurelli
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Nina Figurelli

Nina is a senior and this is her second year writing for The Champion where she covers A&E reviews and features. She is part of the Omega Program, and she enjoys reading and hanging out with friends in...

Charlotte Price
Assistant Editor

Charlotte Price

Charlotte Price is a junior at Lane Tech and this is her first year writing for the Champion. She dances at Dance and Music Academy in a pre-professional company and is on the varsity track team at La...

Avaani Julka
Assistant Editor

Avaani Julka

Avaani is a senior, and this is her second year working with The Champion. While she enjoys covering news stories, her favorite stories to write are opinion and A&E pieces. When she’s not writin...

Meghan Mansfield
Assistant Editor

Meghan Mansfield

Meghan is a senior and this is her second year being a part of the Champion. She enjoys covering, and playing, sports. She eats a lot of ice cream and loves to walk in nature. 

Photocourte
Reporter

Annika Northey

Annika is a junior and is just starting her first year with the Champion. She is eagerly anticipating this school year so that she can spend time collaborating with the editors on articles. Writing ha...

Annie Goode
Reporter

Annie Goode

Annie is a junior and this is her first year writing for the Champion. She is on Lane’s lacrosse team and enjoys reading, listening to music, and hanging out with friends in her free time. ...

Finnegan Kiely
Reporter

Finnegan Kiely

Finnegan (Finn) Kiely is a junior, and this is his first year with the Champion. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, toasting pop tarts, sleeping and biking. He will hopefully be playing on the...

Julia Koziol
Reporter

Julia Koziol

Julia is a senior and this is her first year with The Champion. She is a part of the student council as a senator and she is the communications and promotional editor of the Lane Tech yearbook. Julia w...

Gavin Kole
Reporter

Gavin Kole

Gavin is a senior and this is his first year with the Champion. He plays football for Lane and loves music. Gavin spends lots of time on the field training for football....

Reporter

Marian Keilman

Marian is a senior and this is her first year with The Champion. She enjoys cooking  and spending time with her friends. Marian spends a lot of her time working at a pizza restaurant and caring for her plant...

Reporter

Sana Kanwal

Sana is a Junior and this is her first year with The Champion. Sana is a part of Lane’s Muslim Culb and Food Pantry Commitee and hopes to join more clubs this year. In her free time, Sana loves to sk...

Oliver Gerharz
Reporter

Oliver Gerharz

Oliver is a senior in his first year with The Champion. He is a member of the Photography Club and Horror Movie Club. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends, biking and playing Dungeons and...

Reporter

Taylor Fost

Taylor is a junior and this is her first year with The Champion. She is a circus performer and practices with Actors Gymnasium in Evanston, IL, and she runs the Environmental Thrifting Club here at Lane. In...

Reyli Espinosa
Reporter

Reyli Espinosa

Reyli is a junior and this is his first year with The Champion. He is a member of the eSports and D&D club. In his free time he enjoys biking around the city and learning about history....

Ava Duman
Reporter

Ava Duman

Ava is a senior and this is her first year writing for the Champion. She runs on the Lane Tech Cross Country team and works a part-time retail job at Evereve. In her free time, she loves to bike, paint,...

Kathryn Condon
Reporter

Kathryn Condon

Katy is a senior and this is her first year with The Champion. Katy is part of the Omega program and loves writing, reading and baking. In her free time Katy works at a restaurant, is a volunteer tuto...

Ashton Boncimino
Reporter

Ashton Boncimino

Ashton is a junior in his first year with The Champion. He has enjoyed all kinds of art since he was very young, but he is mainly interested in visual art and music. In his free time, Ashton likes to ...

Tess Adelstein
Reporter

Tess Adelstein

Tess is a senior and this is her first official year with the Champion. Outside of school she enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her friends. She has an interest in entertainmen...

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