The Saxon Scope

2014-2015 Staff

Neeka Eghbali

Hey everyone, I’m Neeka and I’m a J4 and senior!  I am beyond excited to start off another great year in journalism this fall—creating magazine issues from our computers to your very hands is something I love to do.  My...

Katherine Rohloff

Hi, my name is Katherine! I am a senior and I cannot wait to continue my fourth year on the Saxon Scope. I have taken journalism ever since 7th grade. The topic I love to write about the most is personality profiles because everyone...

Brendan Coffey

Welcome to the modern day Odyssey that is my Journalism autobiography. Born and raised on a small farm in the Antarctic, my time was spent riding narwhals and harpooning my nightly dinner. It was a simple life. My life changed...

Brandon Arcari

Hi, my name is Brandon Arcari, and this is my 4th year working on the Saxon Scope. I’m a senior (SENIORS!), on the crew team (SENIORS!), and I also help out from time-to-time in theatre tech (SENIORS!). A completely random fac...

Micaela Grassi

My name is Micaela Grassi and I am a Junior at Langley. This is my third year in journalism and I am the Co-Executive Business Editor. I am also a member of Langley’s Swim Team and the Relay for Life Committee as well as being ...

Nik Popli

Hi! I’m Nik Popli, a sophomore serving as News Editor of Langley High's Saxon Scope. As an editor, it is my responsibility to make sure we report the news accurately, fairly and in a timely manner. I hope to contribute...

Brandon Purdy

Hi my name is Brandon Purdy and I am the Sports editor for the Saxon Scope. This is my third year in journalism. In my first two years I really enjoyed working with the upperclassmen and the rest of the staff. I love playing sports....

Swetha Ramesh

Hi! I’m Swetha Ramesh and I’m a Managing Editor for the Saxon Scope. I am super excited for another year of amazing stories and papers with my jcrew (journalism staff). I have met the most fantastic group of people in journal...

Matt Reichenbach

Hey guys, my name is Matt Reichenbach. I am a Junior here at Langley but this is only my second year on the Scope. Last year I was a Columnist for the Scope and did write a lot of Opinion but this year I will be one of the Feature...

Nate Shafer

Hello, my name is Nathaniel Gerald Shafer. If you're reading this you have been blessed with the knowledge of my middle name. Very few people have lived to tell about the day they learned my middle name. You might be one of the...

James Spear

Hello, my name is James Spear. I’m a junior news editor for the Saxon Scope and a varsity runner for Cross Country. I try to work hard, study fluently and succeed academically. I’ve lived overseas, and I believe that one of...

Bijan Todd

I'm Bijan. I am a very kind person. I'm not supposed to be within a hundred feet of a school…or a Chuck. E. Cheese. I love lamp. No exaggeration, I could not love a human baby as much as I love the scope. Before I finish this...

Alexandra Zablocki

My name is Alexandra Zablocki. I'm a junior and a Co-executive Business Editor for the Saxon Scope. I'm also involved in Speech and Debate, the prom committee and am the writing-editor for the Kaleidoscope. Outside of school I...

Ashley Long

I’m Ashley and I’m a sophomore here at Langley High School. I’m a design editor for the Saxon Scope, and outside of school I love to play golf.  I’m not on the golf team here this year because I just started playing but...

Nikki Orsolini

Hi! My name is Nikki and this is my second year on staff. I mainly work on design and this is my second year as a head designer for the scope as well. I went to Cooper middle school, and while there, was an editor for the Hawkeye...

Tarik Abdallah

Hi, I’m Tarik Abdallah, and this is my third year with the Saxon Scope. I am currently both a writer and photo-editor. Under this position, I help create stories from the feature, opinion, and news sections. Both on this website...

Matthew Angles

Hi, my name is Matthew Angles. This is my second year in journalism, and my first year as an Opinion editor. I’ve grown a lot in journalism, in knowledge and in height (unlike Brandon Purdy ;).   As a sophomore at Langley,...

Nate Buchanan

Hi,my name is Nate Buchanan and I am a freshman here at Langley High School. I went to Longfellow Middle School and love writing. I also enjoy swimming and participating in MUN. This is my first year on the Saxon Scope, but I ...

Helen Chambers

I am fourteen years old and just starting my freshman year. I enjoy swimming and reading, but my most time-consuming extra curricular is Dr. Who. I have watched every single episode. Taking all honors doesn't exactly allow me...

Evan Chang

I was born in Boston and moved here in 2005. My Birthday is the 20th of November. I went to Longfellow Middle School before I came to Langley. I play tennis and hockey. I am in the opinion and review section of the Saxon Scop...

Casey Charron

Hi Saxons, my name is Casey. I am a senior and this will be my second year of being on the Saxon Scope staff. In school, I enjoy learning more about math and science than humanities, and plan on majoring in engineering in college....

Hannah Curtis

Hi! My name is Hannah Curtis and I am a freshman this year. English class has always been my favorite because I love reading and writing. In seventh and eighth grade I took journalism at Cooper Middle School. I had so much fun...

Kenny Curtis

My name is Kenny Curtis, and I am a sophomore at Langley High School. My birthday is November 5, 1998. I enjoy playing soccer, running track, and playing basketball. This summer I went to Greece for two weeks to see family, and...

Cooper Davis

Hi, my name is Cooper Davis, and I am part of the staff here at the Saxon Scope. I am a freshman here at Langley High School.  There were no Journalism classes at my middle school, Kilmer, but I did write for the Kilmer newspaper,...

Christopher Dillard

Hi my name is Chris Dillard and I am a sophomore at Langley. This is my second year of Journalism. I am an Online Editor, which means I manage the website for the Saxon Scope. I hope that I can improve the website during my time...

Alex Dubois

Hi! My name is Alexandra Dubois but most people call me Alex. I’m a junior here at Langley and this is my third year on the staff for the Saxon Scope as well as my fourth year in journalism. I started taking journalism because...

Matthew Feinstein

Hi, I am Matthew Feinstein. I am a junior and this is my third year in high school journalism. I attended Cooper Middle School where I took journalism for two years. I am a member of the golf team and the Journalism and...

Will Fischler

My name is Will Fischler and I'm a ninth grader at Langley High School in McLean Virginia. I'm currently playing freshman football for Langley, and playing as a corner back. I'm fourteen years old and was born on August 21st,...

Ben Howlett

I took journalism for two years at Cooper Middle School. I really enjoyed writing articles and taking photos, but I struggled with design. As I progressed through the class, I improved on my design skills, but they were still...

Benjamin Johnson

I was born in Maryland, but moved into my house that I currently live in 12 years ago. My family has a very deep connection with Langley because my mom and her 5 siblings all graduated from Langley. In the class of 2013 my sister...

Jack Kelly

Hi, I'm Jack! This is my freshman year, and so my first year in journalism here at Langley. I took journalism at my middle school and loved it and I'm hoping I'll have even more fun here. I like to write a ton so being in journalism...

Michael Levetown

Hi, my name is Michael Levetown. I am 15 years old and my birthday is April 5th, 1999. I was born in Reston, Virginia. I lived in Vienna for around 1 year and then I moved to McLean. This is where I live today. I have three brot...

Haley Lobsenz

Hi.  My name is Haley Lobsenz.  I am currently 14 years old and attending Langley HS as a freshman this year.  I live in Reston, VA for my whole life.  I love to play sports and hang out with my friends.  This fall season,...

Lauren Malcolm

Hi, I'm Lauren and I decided to join Journalism this year because I love writing and thought reporting would be fun. I like to hear people's opinions and inside stories on different topics. As a sophomore, this is my first year takin...

Lauren Markwart

Hi! My name is Lauren Markwart and I am a freshman at Langley. This is my third year participating in journalism and I can honestly say that I love it to pieces! I was a reporter for my middle school newspaper in seventh grade...

Iain Muir

Hello, my name is Iain Muir. I was born May 9th, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois and I lived there for two years before I moved to Falls Church. After living in Falls Church for five years, I moved to Great Falls where I have been ...

Danny Orme

My name is Danny Orme and i am from great falls, VA. Last year my brother Billy and I played lacrosse together and were in the same journalism class. My nickname is ROY.

Nikhil Patel

My name is Nikhil Patel. I was born on September 3, 1999 and I am 15. I am a sophomore at  Langley High school. I live in Herndon, Virginia with my parents, my brother, and my sister. I like to watch football and I like biking.

Kristina Privitera

I'm Kristina Privitera. I am a sophomore and this is my first year working with the Saxon Scope. In middle school I was editor of our literary magazine and loved design! I took a break in my freshman year to take photography....

Lauren Seuell

What’s up Langley?! My name is Lauren Seuell, but I am called Raine by almost everyone who knows me. I am a freshman here at Langley. Having recently joined the Saxon Scope as a J1, I would just like to let you, the readers...

Emily Sirh

My name is Emily Sirh. I am 14 years old and my birthday is July 10th. I am currently a Freshman at Langley High school and this is my first time taking journalism. I play on and am a captain of the Langley freshman volleybal...

Jessica Smith

I am a sixteen year old Saxon Junior at Langley. I am a swimmer and also enjoy art, music, and skiing. I love traveling and believe documenting places by photography and writing is the best way to remember the places you have...

Taylor Snyder

Hi I am Taylor Snyder and I am a 3rd year staff writer for the Saxon Scope, In My 3rd year with the scope I have had a lot of fun and I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work for an awesome news organization, le...

Jawaiza Sulehri

Hi! My Name is Jawaiza Sulehri. I m a junior at langley high school and very excited for this school year. I moved here a year ago from Pakistan where I  have lived for most of my life. I love to read and I also write poetry...

Joseph Ulepic

I enjoy long walks on the beach, and I play lacrosse. Was once told that I look like a white biggie smalls.

Brendan Coffey

Welcome to the modern day Odyssey that is my Journalism autobiography. Born and raised on a small farm in the Antarctic, my time was spent riding narwhals and harpooning my nightly dinner. Usuall y fried chicken. It was a simple...

Ellie Cross

Hi I'm Ellie! This is my sophomore year, and my second year in journalism. I had a really great experience last year and learned a lot. I'm hoping this year will be even better, and I hope I can continue to be a Copy Editor...

Haley Curtis

Hey, I'm Haley and this is my second year of journalism! I had an awesome time writing stories and designing pages for the Saxon Scope last year and can't wait for another great year. Journalism is one of my favorite classes...

Neeka Eghbali

Hey everyone, I’m Neeka and I’m a J4 and senior!  I am beyond excited to start off another great year in journalism this fall—creating magazine issues from our computers to your very hands is something I love to do.  My...

Susie Kim

Hi, my name is Susie Kim, and I’m currently a sophomore at Langley. Last year, I was a really confused freshman wondering what I got myself into. This year, I’m ready to take journalism head on and excited for the second year...

Lindsey McKula

Hi I'm Lindsey! I'm a freshman at Langley, making it my first year in journalism and I am really excited to work on the Saxon Scope! I took this class because I have always loved writing and knew it would be a fun way to express...