STAFF 2021-2022

Ben Fuhrman, Editor-in-Chief Ben Fuhrman, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. He is a member of the CHS Ultimate Frisbee Team, the CHS Jazz Ensemble, and the President of the FBLA club. Outside of school, Ben enjoys skiing, hanging out with friends, and playing the bass guitar. He is excited to be part of this amazing staff and is looking forward to producing a quality newspaper.

Jared Garelick, Design Editor Jared Garelick, ‘23, is a junior at Columbia High School. He has been a member of Model UN since freshman year, and outside of school works as a Teacher’s Assistant at One River Art School in Millburn. In his spare time he likes to watch TV, play video games, and draw. This is Jared’s second year on The Columbian design team, and is looking forward to creating great issues for this year.

Emma Kosik, Editor-in-Chief Emma Kosik, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is the bass drum section leader of the Columbia Cougar Marching Band and the president of the Mental Health Club. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and television and going to see live music with friends. She also collects comic books and loves spending time with her cats. After she graduates, she plans to travel and study communications in college.

Sydney Mannion, Design Editor Sydney Mannion, ’22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is a captain of the CHS Girls Varsity Swim Team, and President of the Red Cross Club. She has loved playing Ultimate Frisbee for four years with Sparkle Motion, and is a captain this year. Sydney has been a designer on The Columbian for three years, working on both the print and online versions, and she is excited to see and shape the future of the paper.

Cassandra Ratkevich, Editor-in-Chief Cassandra Ratkevich, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is a co-captain of the Columbia Girls Varsity Soccer Team and is the senior class secretary. Cassandra is also the co-president of the MapSo Cares and treasurer of FBLA. Outside of school, Cassandra is a freelance journalist for Matters Magazine and deputy-managing editor of the online news platform Newspective. Cassandra is passionate about journalism and plans to continue her study of it in college.

Courtney Plaza, Editor-in-Chief Courtney Plaza, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She has played Columbia Field Hockey for four years and is co-President of the Girls Helping Girls Period Club. Courtney also writes as a freelance journalist for the Village Green, and hopes to continue her journey in media and communications through college. She enjoys reading, experimenting with film, and hanging out with friends in her free time.

Olivia Chung, Opinions Editor Olivia Chung, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She has played on the Columbia Girls Soccer Team for four years and is the Vice President of FBLA. Olivia has always been passionate about writing, and hopes to further her passion for creating enticing and impactful stories throughout college. She also enjoys drawing (very mediocrely) in her free time, as well as spending lots of time with her dog, Max.

Kate Eigen, Opinions Editor Kate Eigen, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is a member and captain of the Columbia Volleyball Team and a proud member of the student youth board at her Temple. In her free time, Kate enjoys being with her friends, family, and dogs. Kate loves to write, listen to music, and watch movies. 

Eloise Glantz, Sports Editor Eloise Glantz, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is a member of the Columbia High School Musical and the National Honor Society. Eloise enjoys watching sports, specifically the New York Mets, and is excited to write about them in the Sports section. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and watching TV. Eloise hopes to continue with her passion for sports-writing in college and in her future.

Lyra Graff, News Editor Lyra Graff, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She has played frisbee on Sparkle Motion for four years and is a member of Model UN. Lyra enjoys learning about international relations and current events and is excited to carry her interests into the News section. In her free time, she likes to read, watch tv, and listen to music.

Jack Griffith, In-Depth Editor Jack Griffith, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. He was a designer for The Columbian for the past two years. He is a three year varsity ultimate frisbee player and is a co-captain this year. Outside of school, Jack enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. He loves being on The Columbian and is very excited to be part of the amazing staff.

Olivia Jacobson, Opinions Editor Olivia Jacobson ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is a member of MYF (Morrow Youth Fellowship) where she does community service and group activities. Olivia enjoys watching tv, making movies with her friends, baking, and trying new things. Throughout high school, she has always read The Columbian and is now excited to be on it!

Jack Maitlin, Sports Editor Jack Maitlin, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. He has played for the Columbia Baseball Team for four years and is a two-year varsity co-captain. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the gym, and watching sports. He hopes to continue his passion for sports-writing in college and beyond.

Sadie Ordower, A&E Editor Sadie Ordower, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is a member of the Columbia Girls Soccer Team and the Columbia Swim Team for four years. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with friends, her three dogs, and playing club soccer for STA. Sadie loves to write and plans to continue to do so in college and beyond.

Priya Pai, News Editor Priya Pai, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She has played Columbia High School Soccer for four years and is co-President of the Girls Who Code Club. Priya enjoys researching and discussing global events, and will continue this interest throughout college. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with those close to her. 

Lucy Parry, News Editor Lucy Parry, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is a co-leader of the Students for Justice Club and a member of the CHS a capella group “Noteworthy.” Lucy enjoys writing and keeping up to date on current events and hopes to continue this interest in college. She also enjoys listening to music in the car and hanging out with friends in her free time.

Sarah Prosetti, Photo Editor Sara Prosetti ’23, is a junior at Columbia High School. She is a TA for Mr Fisher’s Traditional Photography class, and has had her photos up in the Art Ark Gallery in San Jose, CA and in the NJ Teen Arts Festival June 2021. She also shot photos for the 2021 CHS Hall of Fame Dinner with Owen Bellard.

Calliope Reeves, In-Depth Editor Calliope Reeves, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is a Senior Editor of the yearbook club and co-founder of the Red Cross Club. Calliope also is a four year varsity soccer player and enjoys playing club soccer for Steel United. In her free time, Calliope can be seen going to the gym, tutoring, or driving with friends. Calliope hopes to pursue her passion for storytelling in college.

Andrew Rowley, Sports Editor Andrew Rowley ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. He has played on the Varsity Boys Basketball Team for four years and has been a three year co-captain, and is a member of the National Honors Society. Andrew enjoys spending his free time watching sports, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.

Sylvie Ziefert, A&E Editor Sylvie Ziefert, ‘22, is a senior at Columbia High School. She is part of the Varsity Girls Volleyball team and is an active member of FLES (Foreign Language for Elementary Students). In her daily life she enjoys spending time with friends, especially her wiener dog Archie. Sylvie loves that she can combine her passion for the arts with her interest in communications in writing for The Columbian and hopes to continue this throughout college.