The Irvington Voice

2020-2021 Staff

Felicia Mo

Editor-in-Chief/News Editor

Felicia (12) will be Vol. 29’s co-EIC, as well as the co-News Editor for two years. She looks forward to getting back in the groove from her extended summer in COVID-19, especially since distance learning will downplay the fact...

Alice Shu

Editor-in-Chief/Humor Editor

Alice (12) is excited to be Vol 29’s co-EIC and co-Humor editor! This is her third year with the Voice and her second year as a Humor editor. In her spare time, she enjoys rewatching Haikyuu!! and dodging anime recommendations. To...

Kelly Feng

News Editor

Kelly (11) is very excited to be a Volume 29 News Editor and finally join the cool kids club. This is her second year with the Voice and first year as an editor. In her free time, she likes to watch anime while pretending she is a...

Joy Kuo

Student Life Editor

Joy Kuo (12) is joyful to be the Student Life Editor for her second year in Irvington Voice. Joy joined Irvington Voice because she enjoys engaging with the Irvington community and sharing peoples’ stories. In her free time, Joy ...

Megan Dhingra

Student Life Editor

Megan Dhingra (12) is a Student Life Editor and will be entering her third year with the IHS Voice. She enjoys going on short road trips, preferably to San Jose, because it is more interesting there. She likes to binge-watch crime ...

Isabella Lam

Opinions Editor

Isabella (11) is an Opinions Editor for the IHS Voice. She’s excited to start her second year of journalism, although not nearly as excited to be doing it in quarantine. She’s started baking as a means of relieving her bor...

Darsh Singhania

Opinions Editor

Darsh Singhania (12) will be this year’s Co-Opinions Editor and is looking forward to crushing the souls of all his writers. He is excited to start writing and editing opinions on a variety of topics including COVID-19 and i...

Shivangi Gupta

Entertainment Editor

A rising senior at Irvington, Shivangi (12) is thrilled to be the co-entertainment editor alongside her friend Kritika Sachar (12) in her second  year at The Voice. Having an addiction to cheesy romcoms and free-form dancing, the a...

Kritika Sachar

Entertainment Editor

Kritika (12) is thrilled to be the Entertainment editor for Volume 29 this year! She has been in the Voice for three years, and is excited to work with all the new staff-writers in the team. In her free time, Kritika likes to...

Serena Yeh

Features Editor

Serena (12) is a Features Editor in her second year with the Voice. When she’s not contemplating the meaning of life, she’s probably playing Animal Crossing or planning service events. She also likes crafting and would genuin...

Nikoo Alizadeh

Features Editor

Nikoo (12) is excited to be entering her third year as a member of The Voice. She has been a part of The Voice since her sophomore year and she has been a features editor for two years. She enjoys rewatching her two favorite TV ...

Rachel Kavalakatt

Humans of Irvington High Editor

Rachel Kavalakatt (12) is excited to be Humans of Irvington High Editor at the Irvington Voice. She started Humans of Irvington High two years ago with the mission to capture the heart of the Irvington community through telling perso...

Anushka Nair

Humans of Irvington High Editor

Anushka (11) is thrilled to be HOIH Editor along with Rachel this year! She joined the Voice her sophomore year because she wanted to write about events on campus and enjoyed interviewing the diverse student body at Irvington. In h...

Geetika Mahajan

Humor Editor

Geetika (11) is this year's humor editor, which she owes to obsessively watching SNL as a middle schooler. Her hobbies include baking cakes at one AM, watching sitcoms, and befriending stray cats. In her free time, she can be fo...

Will Peng

Sports Editor

Will Peng (12) is the Sports Editor for the Voice, and this will be his second year on the team. He can recite all 45 presidents of the United States, and has a plethora of historical anecdotes to fill any conversational sile...

Justin Kim

Graphics Editor

Justin is the graphics editor for Volume 29. It’s his third year in the newspaper and all he’s done is draw some stuff and make podcasts with his friend Prahalad. Currently, he’s worried how he’ll make graphics without a...

Sanjana Gudivada

Photo Editor

Sanjana is a senior who is the photo editor for The Voice. In her free time she grinds for college apps and the SAT and works out whenever she feels like it. Her daily diet involves boba or homemade Indian food, nothing in between...

Geoffrey Zhang

Web/Social Media Manager

Geoffrey Zhang (12) is this year’s web and social media manager. He advocated for a full transition to web, and thanks to COVID, that’s happening. If this website is down, he’s probably editing it. Otherwise, he’s probably ...

Prahalad Chari

Broadcast Manager

Prahalad (12) is the broadcast manager for The Voice, and this is his third year on the staff. He has been running the podcast "The Voicebox" for two years and won’t stop talking about its “two international listeners.” A s...

Jay Phatak

Staff Writer

Jay Phatak (11) is a Staff Writer, and it is his first year at The Voice. He hopes that The Voice will be a rewarding experience, since he wants to develop strong writing skills. Apart from The Voice, he spends most of his ti...

Urmi Mandal

Staff Writer

Urmi Mandal (10) is a staff writer for the Voice. This is her first year with the Voice, and she’s excited to learn more about Irvington through writing. In her free time, she enjoys watching Avatar: The Last Airbender on r...

Tanmay Lakhotia

Staff Writer

This is Tanmay’s (11)  first year with the Voice. He hopes to learn new things and have a lot of fun in the class! In his free time he likes road cycling, watching The Office, and playing his guitar. He also loves photograp...

Suyash Lakhmani

Staff Writer

Suyash (10) is extremely excited to join The Voice and to be a Volume 29 staff writer! This is his first year with The Voice, and he hopes to become more involved in his school and to make amazing friends through it! When he isn...

Sadhana Chari

Staff Writer

Sadhana (10) is excited to start her first year in journalism. In her spare time, she likes to read stereotypical sci fi dystopia books and complain about how all of them are basically the same at this point. She also binge r...

Mykal Mashack

Staff Writer

Mykal (10) is a first-year staff writer for The Voice. She has a deep love for writing and hopes that The Voice will be a great way to gain experience and meet new people. If she’s not busy reading, writing, or drawing, she’s pr...

Cindy Yu

Staff Writer

Cindy Yu (11) is a first year staff writer for the Voice. She joined journalism because she wanted to explore the power of communication and the written word. In her free time, you can find her either running at cross country...

Aditya Bashyam

Staff Writer

Aditya (10) is a staff writer from the Irvington Voice. This is his first year here, and he joined because of his passion for writing. If he isn’t cramming all of his work into an intense 5 minutes before school, he reads, sings,...

Mr. Phillips

Advisor

Mr. Phillips has been teaching Journalism and English at Irvington for 12 years.  He loves Journalism way more than the rest of his classes, and you can tell them he said that.  Outside of school, he likes to do as much trail ru...

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