The Hawk Talk

Krutika Joshi 2019-2020

October 3, 2019

Krutika Joshi was born in Irvine, California and is currently at Junior at Madison. She served as a News editor in the past year, and is now an In-Depth editor for The Hawk Talk. She is excited to contribute to the newspaper and eager to use this opportunity to address important and prevalent topics....

Stephen Desmarais 2019-2020

Stephen Desmarais 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Stephen Desmarais was born in Washington, D.C. and has lived in Northern Virginia his whole life. He is a senior, and this is his third year on The Hawk Talk. Last year, he edited the In-depth spread, and this year, he is a print Editors-in-Chief. Outside of The Hawk Talk, Stephen is on the Madison ...

Spencer Todd 2019-2020

Spencer Todd 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Spencer Todd was born in Southern California and moved to Fairfax, Virginia in 2005. He later moved to Vienna in 2017 where he has resided since. He is currently a Senior at Madison High School and is one of the two Entertainment editors in the Hawk Talk. He has been heavily involved with the theatre depar...

Sophie Shayne 2019-2020

Sophie Shayne 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Sophie Shayne was born in Washington D.C. and is currently a junior. She is the Sports Editors for The Hawk Talk this year. She is a passionate writer, an organized student and a hard worker. Outside of the newspaper, she is a member of the Varsity Madison Dance Team and dances on a senior team at t...

Rachel Schlueter 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Rachel Schlueter was born in Atlanta, GA and is a sophomore. As a freshman, she took Journalism I and  now serves as a co-In-Depth editor for The Hawk Talk. Outside of journalism, Rachel enjoys playing softball and is on the varsity team for Madison. She also loves spending time with her friends and fa...

Naarada Samarasinghe 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Naarada Samarasinghe is a Staff Reporter for the Hawk Talk who was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Naarada joined the Hawk Talk when he applied and was accepted to join Journalism 2 in his sophomore year of high school. Other than journalism, he likes drawing, participating in his debate team, and his dog...

Kirsten Carl 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Kirsten Carl was born in Fairfax, Virginia. She is a Sophomore, and is a Lifestyle Editor. Prior to this year, she took Journalism 1. This is her first year on staff on The Hawk Talk.  In her free time she is a competitive dancer year round, and is on Madison’s dance and track teams. She enjoys hangin...

Jordan Roller 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Jordan has lived in Vienna her whole life and is currently a Senior at Madison High School. After joining The Hawk Talk last year as a staff reporter, this year she is serving as an editor for the Features section. Jordan is heavily involved in Madison’s drama department (her past roles include a sword...

Eva Ponos 2019-2020

Eva Ponos 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Eva Ponos was born in Falls Church, Virginia. She is a junior at Madison High School. She has been on the Varsity Dance Team for three years, and was a part of the team that competed in the final round of the National Dance Team Championship, for the first time in the history of Madison. She is a ta...

Aida Araia 2019-2020

Aida Araia 2019-2020

September 25, 2019

Aida Araia was born in Annandale, Virginia and is a Sophomore at Madison. This is her first year on the newspaper team and she is the Business Manager for The Hawk Talk. She enjoys writing, though not nearly as much as reading. In her free time she enjoys binge-watching, spending time with family, and pla...

Trish Truong 2019-2020

September 19, 2019

Trish Truong was born in Falls Church, Virginia and is a sophomore. She is one of the Features editor on The Hawk Talk after taking Journalism 1 as a freshman. Outside of Hawk Talk, she likes to spend time with her dog, snowboard, play soccer, swim, and travel. She hopes to improve her writing.  ...

Sonia Samantaroy 2019-2020

Sonia Samantaroy 2019-2020

September 19, 2019

Sonia Samantaroy was born in Fairfax, Virginia and is a sophomore. She is a co-news editor this year after she took Journalism 1 as a Freshman. Outside of journalism, Sonia has played soccer since first grade and currently plays club for Vienna, as well as participates in Outdoor Track for Madison. S...

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