2020-2021 Staff

Editor-in-chief

Kamila Walus

Kaidence Katz
Wildcat Beat Editor/ Social Media Manager

Kaidence Katz

Kaidence Katz is a junior in her third year of journalism, writing and editing for Wildcat Beat. Additionally, she holds the title of Social Media Manager. She loves the world of Journalism and Media, and hopes to continue on wi...

Erica Hayden
Trending Editor

Erica Hayden

Erica Hayden is a senior in her third year of Journalism. She intends to double major in Journalism and Criminal Law in college. She is fueled with strong dark coffee with vanilla almond milk creamer and sarcasm from her page gr...

Jessa Bezkhlebetskiy
Wellness Editor

Jessa Bezkhlebetskiy

Jessa Bezkhlebetskiy is a junior and is stuck in journalism for the third year. She still doesn't know what she’s doing honestly. Jessa is passionate about shows, movies, & books which she doesn’t hesitate to talk about w...

Ben Williams
Politics Editor

Ben Williams

Ben Williams is a senior and second-year reporter of all things trending, writing in-depth political analysis with the help of Dunkin coffee and pop-punk.

Sports Editor

Matthew Posner

Matthew Posner, Sports Editor: I'm the biggest sports fan there is whether it's football, basketball, or baseball. My dream is to be a broadcaster for the NFL. The only Jacksonville Jaguars fan in Illinois.

Charli Richards
Staff Photographer

Charli Richards

Charli Richards, senior and first year in journalism, is a photographer and avoider of writing at all costs, fueled by red bull and muffins.

Muskan Naqvi
Staff Artist

Muskan Naqvi

Muskan Naqvi is a senior in her first year of journalism. She has a caffeine addiction that fuels her last-minute articles and scribbles. She tends to fall into research rabbit-holes and loves to go on nonsensical rants about anythi...

Grace Estes
Staff Artist

Grace Estes

Grace Estes is a senior, and in her first year of journalism, she’s taken on the tough job of constantly making fun of Mr. Uhrik. 

Staff Reporter

Timothy Micula

Danny Barraza
Staff Reporter

Danny Barraza

Danny Barraza is a junior and has been in journalism for 2 years. He writes for the Trending page.

Staff Reporter

Aria Giacomino

Aria Giacomino is a Freshman in her first year of journalism. She writes for Wildcat Beat.

America Munoz
Staff Reporter

America Munoz

I am a senior, who's been a part of a spokesman for 3 years. I worked as staff reporter for my 1st year and had the honor of becoming the La Voz editor my second year. I am obsessed with caramel iced coffee and bagels with...

Liam Murphy
Staff Reporter

Liam Murphy

Liam Murphy is a senior in his first year in journalism. He joined the class because a few of his friends told him how fun it was. He's sticking around to write about one of his greatest passions: sports.

Jesse Carrillo
Staff Reporter

Jesse Carrillo

"Damn right i like the life i live because i went from negative to positive."- Notorious B.I.G.

Jeremy Cohen
Staff Reporter

Jeremy Cohen

Jeremy Cohen is a senior in his first year of journalism. His hobbies include buying, but not finishing books, and striving to get instant replay on WCAT Live

Petterson Montegrande
Staff Reporter

Petterson Montegrande

Petterson Montegrande is a senior in his first year of journalism, writing for the Trending page.

Staff Reporter

Paige Butler

Paige Butler is a senior in her second year of journalism. She’s a writer that likes fashion and music.

Victoria Benavides
Staff Reporter

Victoria Benavides

Victoria “Benny” Benavides is a senior and reporter for 1.5 years. Joined to listen to Uhrik's tangents and stayed to talk crap about politics.

Miranda Lawson
Staff Reporter

Miranda Lawson

Miranda Lawson is a senior in her first year of journalism. Her hobbies include ranting about literature, annoying her dog with show tunes, and writing articles and prose until her skeleton rots away at her keyboard....

Anabel Perez-Brennan
Staff Reporter

Anabel Perez-Brennan

Anabel “Ani” Perez-Brennan is a senior in her first-ish year of journalism, writing for Wildcat Beat. In addition to being obsessed with music and Star Wars puzzles, Ani likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain (she hop...

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