Gabe Guo: Editor-in-Chief

Hi, I’m Gabe, and I’m excited to be our Editor-in-Chief this year! Throughout my high school experience, the East Side News has always been my favorite club. It has a fun, welcoming environment where everybody can express their thoughts and discuss current events freely.

In my free time, I develop websites, compose music, and watch Netflix. If you want to know more about me, you can visit

I am looking forward to a great year!

Daniel Krieger: Managing Editor

Hello! I’m the Managing Editor. I’ve always had an interest in writing, and used to write stories when I was young. Upon entering high school, I quickly learned of the Newspaper Club from my English teacher, Mrs. Lanzone, and decided to join. While I didn’t write a lot, I did enjoy seeing my name in an issue once in a while. It wasn’t until the latter half of my sophomore year that I became a more active participant. I started writing a lot, usually having more than one article in each issue. I decided to run for editor, and was intending to become East or Feature Editor. I had no idea that I would become Managing Editor! I am very excited to have this position and I plan on working hard to make the East Side News the best it can be. I don’t just write for the newspaper, however. I love reading and playing video games, I make scented candles, and I just love procrastinating. I wear all black and a studded belt because I’m edgy and cool, and I dye my hair a lot. I’m a member of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Sources of Strength, and the Superintendent’s Inter-High Advisory Council.

Elise Yu: East Editor

Hi there! My name is Elise, and I am the editor for East news. I am currently a junior, and have been in Newspaper Club since I was a freshman. During the first two years of high school, I was an active journalist for the Buffalo News NeXt. Some of my favorite pastimes include: watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, reading the Harry Potter series, playing tennis, and (occasionally) practicing my cello. I enjoy writing about social and political issues and refrain from including my personal bias when writing. If you have any questions regarding the East Side News or regarding East in general, I will be happy to help you. I look forward to having another great year with the East Side News!

Anna Bella D’Amico: Feature Editor

Hello, my name is Anna Bella D’Amico, and I am the Feature Editor for the East Side News. I am a senior, and have been involved with the newspaper since freshman year. It is my job to keep the readers up to date on the most important stories at both an East and national level. I am determined to bring you the unbiased truth, regardless of the subject matter, because I think it is important to have an informed and educated generation. When I am not writing, I’m the captain of the Girls’ Varsity Bowling Team, and Senior Class Vice president. I am excited for what this year will hold and the stories that are waiting to be written. GO FLAMES!

Edward Baillargeon: Entertainment Editor

I have always had a passion for film since I was a child and love sharing my thoughts on a movie I just saw. I was originally from Armada, Michigan, with my brother Philip, you will hear from him later, and am a senior. I am always open to suggestions for any movies or TV shows to watch or for you reading this to write something you want to talk about for the section. I am also president of Film Appreciation Society, so if you want so see some good movies once or twice a month, see me, Mrs. Pankow, or Mr. Raskopf about that. I am also one of the voices of the 7:30 morning announcements with my co-host Amanda Cohen. I am also sure that some of the students reading this will always remember me as “Edward B., the Tech Corner guy” because of the show I hosted in middle school. But back on to my work at newspaper, I always like talking about the latest movies and sometimes TV shows, and am a major internet meme enthusiast. Also, WHAT’S THE DEAL with this being my third and last year as editor?! Had to insert a Seinfeld joke there. So see me if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing any article ideas. From movies, books, TV shows, video games, music, celebrities, and more, my entertainment section has you covered about what to see and keep up on the biggest news in entertainment.

Philip Baillargeon: International Editor

Hello, all! It’s your friendly neighborhood International Section Editor, Philip Baillargeon here. I originally hail from Armada, Michigan, and I’m currently a sophomore here at Williamsville East. In addition to being an editor here at the East Side News, I am Wind Ensemble Secretary, a Sources of Strength Peer leader, active member of Film Appreciation Society, and Stage Crew picky-uppy guy. I love being backstage and getting into the nitty-gritty with our school play and musical, along with any other performances throughout the year. This is my first year editing the newspaper, and I am looking forward to making the world a better place by promoting education and transparency.. From Norway to Zimbabwe, the International Section has you covered! Happy writing!

Jaiha Lee: National Editor

Hi! I’m Jaiha Lee, editor of the National News section. I’m a junior this year, and I’ve been a part of Newspaper Club since freshman year. But I’m also a member of FBLA, play the violin in symphonic orchestra, and volunteer to teach English for Journey’s End, a refugee organization in Buffalo. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, some of my favorites which include Moonlight, The Breakfast Club, I Am Not Your Negro, and White Chicks, late night drives and listening to music. Coffeehouses are one of my favorite parts about Newspaper Club, and I highly recommend anyone who appreciates good food and enjoys spending a Friday night with their friends to come join us! I’m looking forward to seeing how this year unfolds and all the interesting articles published in our paper!

Neel Cheruvu: Sports Editor

Hi! I’m Neel Cheruvu. I am the sports editor for the East Side News. I am a junior and have been a member of Newspaper Club since I arrived at East. I love the Buffalo Bills and sports in general, putting that passion into my writing and giving East the best sports content possible. I enjoy listening to Lil Uzi Vert and NAV while I do stuff. I also play Varsity Tennis and am a member of FBLA and Science Olympiad. I’ve been the sports editor since last year and hope to replicate last year’s success this upcoming year. Go Bills!

Julianne Guercio: Photographer

My name is Julianne Guercio and I’m the photo editor for the East newspaper. This is my third and final year in the club and I’m excited for what’s to come!