Meet the 2019-2020 editorial board!


Meet Arushi Mithal- Your 2019-2020 opinion editor is much more than dedicated and talented. An upcoming junior, in the class of 2021, Arushi still has room to grow. “I’ve learned a lot but I think the most important thing is there’s room to grow, and passion for journalism.” She really appreciates her year on staff. “Becoming more professional as a journalist, it felt like I was more dedicated as a journalist!” She’s even proud of her work ethic. “I always try to get stuff done early, even if it doesn’t go the way I hoped.” She is Arushi Mithal.


Astrid Code is a sophomore in the position of news editor. Since she is the only one who really enjoys news, it’s a perfect fit. Astrid says “Ever since I got on staff, I have always known that I wanted to be news editor. News is something that has been kind of put on the back burner for this publication and I’m so excited to see what it can become.”


Cerena Julia Read, who is known as Cerena Julia, will be your 2019-2020 entertainment editor. She wanted this position because she wanted her favorite media to be more known. Her favorite singer is Adele, her favorite show is Voltron, her favorite movie is Princess and the Frog. She plays hockey and long boards.


As one of our two new editors in chief this year, Snigda Narisetty is confident in her new staff and their ability to succeed. “I know we can win Spartan,” she said. This confidence of the staff’s ability is driven by a talented group of many first-time section editors. “There are so many new people that will work well together,” Snigda said. “We have lots of room to grow and improve.”


Sophomore Abby VanderBerg is stepping into the position of business manager. She is very excited to see what next year will bring. “I am very excited about this position because of my extroverted tendencies” says VanderBerg. “I am looking forward to helping the staff in the best way possible” says VanderBerg.


Kylie Clifton has been on the Northern Light staff for one and a half years, and her passion for journalism, both writing and designing, has grown tremendously. In the fall of 2019, Kylie will be our feature editor and we know she will guide us in the right direction. She says “my passion and my work ethic has grown through my love for journalism.” She is extremely positive and cheerful, and besides journalism, Kylie loves to watch new movies/shows and immerse herself in pop culture. She says “this year I have really explored designing and although I’m not overly great by any means, I am exploring it for myself.” Kylie Clifton is a great asset to our staff right now and will continue to be great in the future.


Junior Natalie Grinder is stepping into the position of Associate Digital Media Manager to assist Brianna Neuhouser and prepare to be the future Digital Media Manager next year. “I’ve always wanted to be part of the website because I feel like it’s a very important part of the staff.” says Grinder. “I’m looking forward to learning a lot from Bri and getting used to the website and social media.” Grinder is thrilled to be trusted with the future of this website.


The Northern Light’s new creative editor is Gabe Flota. He is 17 and originally from L.A., California. His hobbies include playing video games and designing articles. His favorite design was Apex Predators vs Fortnite. Gabe feel that there is always room to improve, and wants to educate the entire staff around him to a level of designing that is worthy of winning every award in the book.


Malcolm Gaynor is a very inspirational leader who has a strong motivation to improve the staff for next year. He has confidence that we WILL win a spartan award if we do the right things. He has so many plans to help the staff improve. One idea he had was to focus on one or two MIPA suggestions for every edition. This way, we can get closer to winning a Spartan. He is also hoping that journalism one can help float the website while we drag focused on improving our print edition.


Liam Fagan is the sports editor for the 2019-2020 NL staff. It is his third year on staff, and he is looking forward to writing about school sports and the unique things that happen in the PN sports scene. As sports editor, he wants to help the staff put out high quality journalistic sports writing and use the individual writing skills of the staff to tell more complete stories.


Brianna Neuhouser will be your 2019-2020 Digital Media Manager. She is 17, turning 18 in November. She is going to be a senior, entering her third full year on staff. Last year, she ran only the website. This year, our adviser, Amanda Thorpe, decided to combine social media manager and website editor into one unique position, which is now held by Neuhouser. She will also be editor in chief of the incoming journalism 1 class.