2018-2019 Staff

Stacy Wiener

Stacy Wiener is a staff writer for the Matador, currently taking English 12 and Theatre Arts as English courses.  She is Co-President of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance club (GSA), as well as 4 year member of the drama cl...

Chloe Setters

Chloe Setters is a freshman at Smithtown East and a staff writer for East’s Matador.  This is her first year of journalism. She enjoys writing short stories and reading novels in her free time. A few of her favorite books are...

Alexis Albert

Alexis Albert is a staff writer for the Matador in her junior year. This is her first year on the Matador writing staff. She’s currently enrolled in AP Language and Composition. She’s most passionate when writing about p...

Colleen Stack

Colleen Stack is a staff writer here at The Matador. This is her first year in journalism.  She is on the Smithtown East varsity cheer team and in Leadership. She also enjoy reading about college sports especially when it comes...

Miles Morris

Miles Morris is an 11th grade staff writer for The Matador.  He takes English class with Ms. Gallucci and he has been trying to write a novel for the 2018 NaNoWrimo writing competition.  Miles is a budding journalist who is...

Ava Carnemolla

Ava Carnemolla is the head of public relations for The Matador. She is currently enrolled in AP Research and has previously succeeded in other AP English courses. Ava is also a part of English Honor Society and is a media relation...

Alexis Yang

Alexis Yang is Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Matador and a senior at Smithtown High School East. This is her second year taking Journalism. As a journalist, she intends to educate the public in an unbiased manner. She is taking AP L...

Janet Liu

Janet Liu is a senior at Smithtown High School East and a staff writer for The Matador. She is currently taking AP English Literature and Composition, and she took AP English Language and Composition in her junior year. She loves t...

Nick Passarella

Nick Passarella is a staff writer at the East Matador. He currently takes English 12, and has always enjoyed English class. He enjoys doing movie and television reviews (comedy, horror, and superhero sagas)  along with sports...

Brianna Foster

Brianna Foster is a senior at Smithtown High School East. This is her second year working for The Matador, and she is now a managing editor. Brianna Foster became interested in journalism through a love of activism and voic...

Sophie DeNicola

Sophie DeNicola is a managing editor on The Matador’s staff this school year. She takes AP Research, and has previously been enrolled in the grade nine and ten English Honors courses, and AP Seminar. She is most interested in sport...

Grace Faulhaber

Grace Faulhaber is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Matador, specializing in the layout of each printed and digital issue of Smithtown High School East’s newspaper. Grace is currently the president of the National English Honor So...

Joey Gentile

Joey Gentile is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Smithtown High School East’s school newspaper, The Matador. He is currently taking AP Literature and has been on the honors track since ninth grade. Joey is the Vice President of Habita...

Lauren O’Hara

Lauren O’Hara is an 11th grade Staff Writer at Smithtown East. Previous to this year she was on the English Honors course, but currently she is enrolled in English 11. She is a current member of English Honor Society, French Ho...

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