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The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

2019-2020 Staff

Alyssa Masiewicz

Alyssa Masiewicz

Alyssa Masiewicz is a senior and has been on The Occidentalist staff for three years now. She was on the Editorial Board her sophomore year and worked her way up to editor-in-chief her junior and senior years. She is on the Tra...

Riley Ashbury

Riley Ashbury

Riley Ashbury is a senior who joined The Occidentalist four years ago. Throughout growing, she has learned what it means to be on a team and how to become not only a better writer but a stronger one too. Riley has joined the E...

Will Stanton

Will Stanton

Will Stanton is a senior in his second year of newspaper. He enjoys playing videogames, reading books and looking at photos of apes online. He joined newspaper to get better at writing and editing.

Lily Galnares

Lily Galnares

Lily Galnares is a junior who joined newspaper sophomore year. Her current position  is a staff writer and graphic designer. Lily has a strong passion for art, specifically writing and drawing. Joining the Newspaper class has...

Anna Sperry

Anna Sperry

Anna Sperry is a junior who has been writing for The Occidentalist for over two years. As she has learned more about journalism and writing, Anna has become a part of the Editorial Board and has learned how to page design. She...

Kristin Taylor

Kristin Taylor

Kristin Taylor is a junior who has been in newspaper for three years. She is a staff writer and a lead page designer. She was trained in page design her freshman year and has been doing it ever since and she really enjoys it....

Ashley McFadden

Ashley McFadden

Ashley McFadden joined The Occidentalist as a sophomore in the 2019-2020 school year. She was added to the Editorial Board her first year and became a page designer her second year. Now she's a Co-editor in chief. She joined ...