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THE BEACON

THE BEACON

2023-2024 Staff

Salma Baksh
Editor-in-Chief

Salma Baksh

Salma is currently a senior and has been the editor-in-chief of The Beacon since the fall of 2022. They channel their love of politics, community, activism, and education into two clubs at Forest Hills High S...

Athena Vishudanand
Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Athena Vishudanand

Athena, a junior and an aspiring lawyer in the Law Academy has a plethora of interests that fulfill her life. She finds immense joy in reading and writing and channels this passion as a contributor to...

Ren Nebet
Head Copy Editor

Ren Nebet

Ren is a senior that joined The Beacon as a Copy Editor in 2022. They love reading and writing poetry in their spare time, and they have a strange obsession with grammar. They love that The Beacon gives them a o...

Tahiyat Raisa
Public Relations and Events Coordinator

Tahiyat Raisa

Tahiyat is a senior in the law academy at Forest Hills High School who joined The Beacon as Co-Public Relations and Events Coordinator. She loves reading novels, plays, and different types of literatu...

A. Bacchus
Public Relations and Events Coordinator

A. Bacchus

A. is a senior at Forest Hills High School.  A. is in the Zoned Program and is involved in the school's Yearbook Committee as Chief Editor. A. is also a member of We The People, the AP Government competition...

Jenny Dun
Web Editor and Designer

Jenny Dun

Jenny is a senior in the Academy of Public Service at Forest Hills High School. She was the Events Coordinator and Social Media Manager for the year 2022-2023.  At FHHS, she is the manager for the Girl’s...

Natalie Davis
Web Editor and Designer

Natalie Davis

Natalie is a senior in the Carl's Sagan STEM Program. She enjoys playing piano, rewatching Coraline, trying new foods, and exploring places in NYC. She also enjoys playing in the concert band. During the...

Arianna Baez
Social Media Manager and News Editor

Arianna Baez

Arianna is a senior in the drama academy, also a part of Good Day Forest Hills and Yearbook. She enjoys creative writing, reading, and playing music. She is thrilled to be a part of The Beacon.

Ethan Liu
Illustrator

Ethan Liu

Ethan is a senior in the Academy of Public Service at Forest Hills High School. This is his first year in The Beacon. He enjoys drawing. He enjoys being in The Beacon because it's members are welcoming...

Nadine Jamora
Feature Section Editor

Nadine Jamora

Nadine is a feature writer for The Beacon's 2023-2024 school year. She is a senior in the music program. She is an Alto for the school's concert choir and is a student leader for Forest Hills High School...

Bhargavi Patel
Entertainment/Lifestyle Section Editor

Bhargavi Patel

Bhargavi, a junior in the Carl Sagan program, has a diverse set of interests that keep her busy. She finds joy in crocheting, painting, reading, writing, and learning different languages, and she's a bit...

Autumn Marin
Op-Ed Editor

Autumn Marin

Autumn is a member of the graduating  class of 2025. She is part of the Engineering pathway of the Carl Sagan Academy. Prior to becoming the Op-Ed Editor, sophomore year she was the Assistant Editor-In-Chief('22-23)....

Nicolas Gauna
Sports Section Editor

Nicolas Gauna

Nicolas is a senior at Forest Hills High School and a Sports Editor for The Beacon. He enjoys playing and watching soccer, listening to music, watching movies and going to art galleries. Nicolas’ favorite...

Jordan Quinones
Sports Section Editor and Photographer

Jordan Quinones

Hello fellow readers! Looking for recent updates on sports and the latest events in connection to sports? Jordan is your source! The absolute most detailed photos are taken and the ideology of sports highly...

Jackson O Brien
News Section Editor

Jackson O Brien

Jackson is a senior in the Academy of Public Service. He enjoys camping, listening to music, and community service. Jackson is looking forward to being part of The Beacon and writing articles about hi...

Niyati Chauhan
Photographer and General Reporter

Niyati Chauhan

Niyati is a senior and has been apart of The Beacon since 2022. Last year, she was the Web Designer and Photo Editor. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching television, and listening to music. N...

Avigal Mirzakandova
General Reporter

Avigal Mirzakandova

Avigal is a junior in the APS program at Forest Hills High School. She loves to travel and go to warm places. She enjoys being a part of The Beacon to report news good and bad.

Stella Kakatsos
General Reporter

Stella Kakatsos

Stella is the general reporter in The Beacon. She is also in the law program and enjoys learning the different types of studies in law. Stella enjoys the process of the deciding whether guilty or not gu...

Nena Shah
Copy Editor

Nena Shah

Nena is a junior at Forest Hills High School. She is in the law academy and has passion in various areas in law. She enjoys reading and listening to music as well as traveling to new places. She is always...

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