Oviedo Journalism

2016-2017 Staff

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Raja

Staff Mascot

Raja became an Oviedo lion in 2001, when he first set paw on campus. After a decade traveling the wilderness of Florida, he returned to the newsroom to share his roaringly positive attitude with the staff.

Christina York

Reporter

Christina is a sophomore and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in her first year on staff. She enjoys drawing, writing and watching Spongebob. She loves her dog, Peach.

Abbie Wydra

Reporter

Abbie is a freshman and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in her first year on staff. She is a swimmer for the Oviedo High School and the Blue Dolphins swim teams. When she is not swimming, she is either sleeping, eating or doing...

Jessica White

Reporter

Jessica is a sophomore and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in her second year on staff. She likes to write stories for the newspaper, especially feature stories. Her favorite subject is english. She likes to spend time playing ...

Faiz Uddin

Print Manager

Faiz is a senior and is a Print Manager for The Lion's Tale in his third year on staff. He enjoys writing reviews for entertainment and Head to Head.

Saadhana Sridharan

Reporter

Saadhana is a sophomore and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in her first year on staff. In her spare time she goes cycling and has participated in various races and hikes. Saadhana also sings Carnatic and Choral music, as well ...

John Speer

Reporter

John Speer is a sophomore and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in his first year on staff. Among the other things, an odd amalgamation of size, friendliness and a ridiculous taste in music. He goes from GoreGrind metal music to wr...

Paige Simpson

Print Manager

Paige is a junior and is a Print Manager for The Lion's Tale in her second year on staff. She is a music and book fanatic and can normally be found enjoying both of those things. In addition, she plays golf. Her hobbies include ...

Fern Silva

Photographer

Fern is a junior and is a photographer for The Lion's Tale in his second year on staff. He enjoys music, games, and all things space.

Niyati Shah

Editor-In-Chief

Niyati is a senior and is  Editor-In-Chief of The Lion's Tale in her third year on staff. Reading about periodic tables and politics are just a few of her many hobbies, and she tries her best not to bore anyone with her endl...

Alex Sayavong

Artist

Alex is a sophomore  and is a Artist for The Lion's Tale in his first year on staff. He loves to draw fanart, and he loves playing video games, especially Overwatch. He believes that the only acceptable cheese is mozzarel...

Julian Rios

Reporter

Julian is a sophomore and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in his first year on staff. He is constantly holding Raja the Lion. He loves to draw and go to the movies with friends. Julian constantly goes to theme parks and like...

Conner Quinlan

Designer

Conner is a senior and is a designer for The Lion's Tale in his third year on staff. Worked on the 2017 Re-Design of the newspaper, and has lots of experience in InDesign, Illustrator, AfterEffect, and Photoshop. He ha...

Joyce Ng

Designer

Joyce is a sophomore and is a Designer for the The Lion's Tale in her first year on staff. She enjoys engrossing herself in music. Obsessed with aesthetically pleasing posts, she spends most of her hours on Tumblr. When she...

Aaron Nedlan

Photographer

Aaron is a senior and is a Photographer for The Lion's Tale in his first year on staff. He has a great sense of humor and snazzy comebacks make for a great addition to the class. His music selection is also superb, as it in...

Gillian Landwehr

Reporter

Gillian is a sophomore and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in her second year on staff. She enjoys writing features stories and reviews. Plus, she love puppies and soccer.

Trey Hargis

Tech Manager

Trey Hargis is a bright and brilliant junior on The Lion's Tale staff,  working online as the Online Editor.  Reigning all the way from San Antonio, Texas, Trey has trekked across the United States to establish a life in Oviedo,...

Nathan Haddad

Editor-In-Chief

Nathan is a senior and is one of the editors of The Lion's Tale newspaper. Being a political enthusiast along with constantly studying and working hard for good grades are what you'd normally find him doing. Journalism provides...

Danielle Griffiths

Reporter

Danielle is a junior and is a Reporter for The Lion's Tale in her second year on staff. She is a music enthusiast who specializes in listening to Twenty One Pilots and Halsey. In addition, Danielle is a Packers fan and likes ex...

Bryn Garick

Online Editor

Bryn is a sophomore and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in her second year on staff.  She enjoys dancing and watching Netflix when she is not busy writing or hanging out with friends.

Nevada Cullen

Reporter

Nevada is a sophomore and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in his first year on staff. He is a huge baseball fan. He covers Oviedo sports along with Doug Chiodini. He follows the Baltimore Orioles and Miami Dolphins. He curre...

Makaila Cowart

Business Manager

Makaila Cowart is currently a senior. This is her third year on staff and her second year of being the Business Manager for The Lion's Tale. She is a born-and-raised Floridian but moved to Oviedo her freshman year of high...

Connor Compton

Reporter

Connor is a junior and is a reporter for The Lion's Tale in his second year on staff. He descends from a line of witches who were persecuted in the Salem Witch Trials. Because of his heritage, he actively practices Wicca. Connor i...

Doug Chiodini

Online Manager

Doug is a senior and is the online manager for The Lion's Tales in his third year on staff. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with friends, play Ultimate Frisbee, and make bad puns. He always keeps an upbeat attitude and lift...

Olivia Bastone

Photographer

Olivia is a junior and is a photographer for The Lion's Tale in her first year on staff. She has a need for knowledge, a love for humanity, and a fascination with old records. Her passions can be displayed through her photos a...

Stacia Ahlers

Reporter

Stacia is a senior and a reporter for The Lion's Tale in her first year on staff. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the newspaper staff. She is an inspired reader and writer, and is fascinated by people and her need...

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