The Voyager

2018-2019 Staff

Lauren Casole

Editor-in-Chief

For three years now, Lauren Casole has been a member of The Voyager Staff. She is thrilled to be the Editor-in-Chief for the 2018-19 school year and is looking forward to another great year. Besides working with The Voyager, Laure...

Maanasi Natarajan

Editor-in-Chief

Maanasi Natarajan is a senior and an Editor-in-Chief of The Voyager. This is her third year on the staff, and she is thrilled to be back for another great year of reporting. Aside from writing, Maanasi is very involved in you...

Srishti Ramesh

Online Editor-in-Chief

Srishti Ramesh is a senior and an editor-in-chief of the Voyager, specifically for the online edition. She has been writing for the Voyager since freshman year and considers herself a well versed person who enjoys to write all...

Julia Dodd

Online Editor-in-Chief

Julia Dodd is a senior who is Editor-in-Chief of the online edition of the voyager. She has been a part of the voyager for three years; she went from staff reporter to managing editor to editor-in-chief other the online edition. Julia...

Bryce Dershem

News Editor

This is Bryce Dershem’s second year being apart of The Voyager staff. Bryce is delighted to be the news editor for the 2018-2019 school year. Alongside being a member of the Voyager staff, Bryce is a member of Eastern’s acad...

Haley Allsebrook

News Editor

Haley Allsebrook is a junior here at Eastern. This will be her second year writing for The Voyager as News Editor. She hopes to be writing for The Voyager her last year of high school which will be next year. This year will al...

Matt Steinsaltz

Features Editor

Matt Steinsaltz is a Junior at Easter, who is working on the Voyager staff for the second year. This year he will be the features editor and can’t wait to get started. Matt is an avid Philly sports fan, and Yankees fan, who loves...

Jacob Safier

Features Editor

Jacob Safier is a junior at Eastern this year. He is one of this year’s feature editors of The Voyager. He likes writing most about stories that impact the community and well as national political stories. In his free time,...

Olivia Covington

Features Editor

Olivia Covington is a senior at Eastern Regional High School. She was born in Brick, New Jersey and grew up in Toms River. She transferred from Camden Catholic sophomore year to attend Eastern. This is her second year writing...

Jessica Bonamassa

Opinion Editor

Jessica Bonamassa, currently a senior, continues to pursue what she enjoys most: riding out in the woods, being with family, and writing. This year she’s dedicated to maintaining happiness, uncovering her spirituality, and helping...

Ava Hancock

Opinion Editor

Ava Hancock is a junior at Eastern who is a second-year writer for the Voyager. After a great experience last year, she now returns as an opinion editor. Apart from writing, Ava enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling....

Victoria Lapinson

Entertainment Editor

Victoria (Val) Lapinson is a member of the class of 2020 returning to the Voyager for her second year as an entertainment editor. Her passions are music, literature, animal science, and cooking. An eclectic soul, her music tas...

Josh Meyers

Entertainment Editor

Josh Meyers is a sophomore at Eastern and this is his second year of being on the Voyager Staff. He can’t wait to be one of the entertainment editors this year. He loves to write about Philly sports and will write about ent...

Anthony Cutrera

Sports Editor

Anthony Cutrera, one of the Sports Editors for The Voyager, is a senior in his third year on The Voyager staff. When Anthony isn’t writing, he enjoys watching sports and hanging with his friends. He is not only a member of The ...

Eric Horn

Sports Editor

Eric Horn, a senior in his third year on The Voyager, is one of the editors of a nationally recognized sports section.  Though his primary responsibilities have to do with sports, Eric also enjoys writing opinion articles. When ...

Nancy Bowne

Copy Editor

Nancy Bowne is a senior who is now a photography editor and has been a copy editor since her sophomore year. She also has been a theatre critic with the Eastern Greater Philadelphia Cappies team for three years, and will be le...

Evelyn Steele

Photo Editor

Evelyn Steele has always had a passion for writing and photography and has combined both passions by being on the voyager staff. She is the photo editor this year and is often taking pictures at different school events including...

Cynthia Meas

Art Editor

This is Cynthia’s second year on the Voyager as a student of 2021. Her hobbies are drawing for fun, cooking and spending a lot of time sleeping. Cynthia hopes to have another good year writing for the Voyager and watching it...

Jenna Preston

Staff Reporter

Jenna Preston, making a new arrival to The Voyager, is just beginning her freshman year at Eastern Regional High School. She has always found herself passionate about writing, finding it a powerful outlet to express her inner...

Nicole Hall

Staff Reporter

Nichole Hall is a senior here at Eastern and is excited to join the Voyager family. She has been in Key Club since junior year and has been riding horses for seven years. Interested in nerd culture and animals of all shapes and s...

Jonathan Costa

Staff Reporter

Jonathan is a senior, and this is his first year on the Voyager staff. In addition to the Voyager, Jonathan is also on the Eastern Swim team. Out of school, Jonathan loves watching sports and going to swim practice. Jonathan is l...

Laura Frantz

Staff Reporter

Laura is a junior at Eastern Regional High School and is excited to be in her first year of journalism. She has always loved to read and write and can’t wait to contribute new and fun articles to the Voyager. In the future, ...

Julia Kirk

Staff Reporter

Julia Kirk is a senior at Eastern High School and is looking forward to her first year as a part of The Voyager staff. Aside from her love of reading and writing, she enjoys running cross country and playing softball. She is al...

Sophie Ferguson

Staff Reporter

Sophie is a senior who is taking her first year of journalism. She has a passion for writing and dance which both are creative outlets she uses to express herself. On her free time when she’s not dancing or doing homework, ...

Jake Fritz

Staff Reporter

Jake Fritz is currently a junior at Eastern, working his first year as writing staff. He decided to enroll in journalism after he read the Spring issue of last year’s Voyager, and was impressed by the quality and depth of the...

Ahmed Abdou

Staff Reporter

    Ahmed Abdou is a senior at Eastern Regional High School, his last year before graduating. He began Journalism in his 2018-2019 school year, his first year taking the course. Inspired by last year’s newspaper progres...

Lelah Tekhna

Staff Reporter

Lelah Tekhna is a junior at Eastern. After transferring to VMS in 7th grade, she developed a love for creative writing. This is her first year writing for the Voyager. Currently she’s interested in fashion, music, and art, as ...

Sasha Tuddenham

Staff Reporter

As a current junior at Eastern Regional High School, Sasha Tuddenham decided to join the school newspaper to learn the art of journalism.  She strives for good grades and success with all of her endeavors, never backing down f...

Samantha Frankel

Staff Reporter

Samantha Frankel is a current junior at Eastern High School. She is an enthusiastic writer and first year journalism student excited who is eager to learn. She hopes that writing for The Voyager will help her peers enjoy readi...

Andrew Shinkle

Staff Reporter

As an incoming freshman at Eastern, Andrew Shinkle made the decision to join The Voyager to pursue his love of writing, and to gain the valuable experience of contributing to a newspaper. Aside from being a member of The Voya...

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