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2015-2016 Staff

Jakob Mendelsohn

Jakob Mendelsohn

A veteran staff member, Mendelsohn came into his own this year and proved not only to be a great classroom leader, but also a competent writer. He proved his versatility by writing about new technology in the Middle Schoolproduced...

Preston Pfleegor

Preston Pfleegor

When The Neersyde needed coverage of anything political over the past two years, be it the results of the U.S. primaries or President Trump's first 100 days in office, Pfleegor was Johnny on the spot. His enthusiasm for politica...

Skyler Zur, Editor

Skyler Zur

Skyler was the editor of The Neersyde this year and, as was the case last year, really anchored our staff and wrote some insightful and thought-provoking pieces such as "The Problem with Extra Credit" and "Holocaust Theme Adds More Gravity to Monu...

Rissy Dalton

Rissy Dalton

Dalton became one of two inaugural editors for The Neersyde this year, earning that distinction through her hard work and talented writing. Possessing an effervescent personality and always excited to try new things, Dalton ...

Caroline Moody

Caroline Moody

Along with Dalton, Moody became the other inaugural editor for The Neersyde this year, earning that distinction for her two consecutive years of hard work. A talented writer and photographer, Moody can be counted on to write...

Alexandra Denholtz

Alexandra Denholtz

Despite being a rookie this year, Denholtz has taken to journalistic writing quite quickly. Equipped with a tenacious work ethic and refreshing humility, Denholtz has done great work for The Neersyde. She has reported on middl...

Hudson Hale

Hudson Hale

Hudson has come a long way since he first came aboard The Neersyde staff. Although he struggled with journalistic writing at the outset, he has slowly come to understand the format and has made great strides in the process, as evide...

Coby Leibowitz

Coby Leibowitz

A two-year veteran of the staff, Leibowitz has made some key contributions to The Neersyde this year, mostly in the realm of sports which is his passion. He wrote a compelling piece about Deflategate at the beginning of the year and how it relates to Benjami...

Justin Muhlbaier

Justin Muhlbaier

Like many of the seventh graders on this year's staff, Justin has had to get used to the format of journalistic writing, and even though he struggled early on, he's written some excellent pieces, including "An Assembly of Understanding" and "Are Our Fields Safe?". His creati...

Parth Patel

Parth Patel

Although quiet, Patel is a respectful young man who keeps his head down and plows forward, writing solid, substantive articles along the way. Like many of his classmates, he has grown in his writing this year and has has produced...

Hannah Perez

Hannah Perez

Hannah is an intelligent and mature young lady who has a knack for connecting larger world issues to the middle school mindset. She's just as comfortable contrasting Benjamin's commitment to instill compassion in its students...

Carter Stewart

Carter Stewart

Despite being a seventh grader who is new to the School and the staff, Carter proved himself to be an intelligent and able journalist. Some of his most recent articles have been his best, including "Should Women Have the Right to Fight?" and "Will onCampus Be on Target?"....

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