The student news site of Grayslake North High School

Knights Media

Knights Media

Knights Media

2022-2023 Staff

Varun Gullapalli
Executive Editor

Varun Gullapalli

My name is Varun Gullapalli, and I am a  junior. I love writing, and journalism gives me the opportunity to share my writing with my school. I love writing about opinions and my beliefs on many topics and issues. I also love...

Natalie Smith
Executive Editor

Natalie Smith

I'm a senior at Grayslake North and I'm executive editor for the newspaper. I enjoy writing, playing soccer, and I am also on the school's cross country and track team.

Imani Ongalo
Managing Editor

Imani Ongalo

My name is Imani Ongalo, junior at Grayslake North. Last year I was a features editor for The Knight Times. I competed in the Sectionals competition and placed 3rd and 5th. I was then entered into the state competition along wi...

Renee Morris
Staff Writer

Renee Morris

My name is Renee. This is first year in journalistic writing. I am really looking forward to this year.

Features Editor

Emma Silk

Hi. I'm a senior at Grayslake North and now a part of the school newspaper. I work as an editor, which is something that is really enjoyable. I have always loved storytelling and being able to enjoy those stories through books,...

Staff Reporter

Ben Huyett

My name is Ben. It's my first year as a staff member for Knights Media.

Staff Reporter

Michael Barrera-Juarez

My name is Michael Barrera I am a senior at Grayslake North High School. I am taking journalism to help bring information that is going around the world and in the school to the students through my publishing stories in The Kni...

Shiloh Petersen
Staff Reporter

Shiloh Petersen

Hi. My name is Shiloh Petersen. I am a freshman here, and I've always been interested in writing. I'm excited to start my first year here at North!

Samantha Johnson
Staff Reporter

Samantha Johnson

Hi. My name is Samantha Johnson and I'm a senior at GNHS. This is my first year doing journalism, and I am excited to start working for the North Knights Media.

Dani Ebbole
Staff Reporter

Dani Ebbole

Hi. My name is Dani Ebbole. I am a sophomore at Grayslake North High School. This is my first year on the Knights Media staff; I am very excited to be a part of this team. I play volleyball, and I also enjoy spending time with...

Staff Reporter

Marlo Anderson

Hi! My name is Marlo Anderson. I'm a sophomore at Grayslake North High School. This is my first year taking journalism, but I've always loved writing. I'm looking forward to getting to write about this amazing school.

Kenia Estrada
Production Editor

Kenia Estrada

My name is Kenia. This is my third year at North and on The Knight Times. I'm a big fan of K-Pop, and I like to dance and sing a lot. I'm excited for this school year and seeing everyone again. I like to watch anime, Minecraf...

Camden Blackwell
Staff Reporter

Camden Blackwell

Hello. My name is Camden Blackwell. I'm a junior here at Grayslake North High School, and I'm involved in lacrosse both in and outside of school. Lacrosse isn't all I'm interested in, though. Snowboarding is another one of my...

Staff Reporter

Caera Race

Hi! My name is Caera Race! I am a senior at Grayslake North High School and a new member of The Knight Times. I take pride in being a part of this loving family. I'm an aspiring writer interested in posting my own works one day,...

Siena Pietraszak
Staff Reporter

Siena Pietraszak

Hello! I'm Siena Pietraszak, a sophomore here at Grayslake North. I'm so excited for my first year as a writer for The Knight Times!

Jose Jimenez
Staff Reporter

Jose Jimenez

Hi. My name is Jose Jimenez. This is my first year in journalism, and I am very excited to have this experience and the opportunity to be in this class.  I am looking forward to this year and can't wait to write for this year's...

Staff Reporter

Scarlett Perez

My name is Scarlett. This is first year in journalism. I am looking forward to this year!

Ava Salas
Staff Reporter

Ava Salas

My name is Ava Salas, I am a sophomore at Grayslake North High School. This is my first year on staff of The Knight Times. I'm very passionate when it comes to writing non-bias pieces about current events. I love writing about eq...

Chloe Keefe
Staff Reporter

Chloe Keefe

Hello. My name is Chloe Keefe. I am new to the GNHS newspaper, and I am excited to start writing about the school and its students.

Christian Taylor
Staff Reporter

Christian Taylor

My name is Christian Taylor. I am a Senior at Grayslake North. I am involved in lacrosse both in and outside of school. Lacrosse isn't the only thing I like to do outside of school. I am a coach at Team One, and I am also a tutor...

Emily Gaeding
News Editor

Emily Gaeding

l am a senior at Grayslake North, and this is my first year as a editor. I play softball and am involved in other clubs like National Honor Society. I am a class representative for Student Council. l am looking forward to this...

Christopher Palacio
Staff Reporter

Christopher Palacio

Hello. My name is Christopher Palacio, and I am a senior at Grayslake North. In my leisure time, I like to spend it playing games and finding new music to listen to. I have 3 dogs: Ollie, Eleven, and Nala. I usually watch and...

Asa E Bassett
Staff Reporter

Asa E Bassett

This is my second year on the staff, and I love to write stories for the school newspaper.

Carolina Lozano
Feature Editor

Carolina Lozano

My name is Carolina Lozano. I'm an editor for The Knight Times. Last year I was entered into a state competition and won second place for "Best Single-Page Story Package". I'm looking forward to being a part a different side of ...