The Student News Site of Shaker High School

The Shaker Bison

The Student News Site of Shaker High School

The Shaker Bison

The Student News Site of Shaker High School

The Shaker Bison

2022-2023 Staff

Lead Web Manager

Solomiia Valihunda

Solomiia Valihunda (she/her) is a junior here at Shaker High School. She is a person of many passions - far too many to count. Creating things is her favorite pass time - be it a work of art, a poem, a thought, or a smile on ...

Social Media Director

Hannah Yu

(she/her/hers) Hannah Yu (she/her/hers) is a senior at Shaker and the Lead Social Media Director of The Shaker Bison. She acquired a great love for diverse, insightful journalism and reporting through volunteering at Dear A...

Editor

Vickie Raghubar

Vickie Raghubar (she/her) is a sophomore at Shaker High School.  It is her second year as an editor for the Bison, and in her free time she enjoys writing, drawing, and listening to music.  She also likes to read, especially ...

Editor

Srilakshiya Sudhakar

Srilakshiya Sudhakar (she/her) is currently a senior at Shaker High School. She is, for the most part, a contributing editor for the Bison Newspaper. Other clubs she participates in include Key Club, ProjectLIT, Pep/Marching ...

Editor

McKenzie Horton

McKenzie Horton (She/her)  is a senior at Shaker and has been in the Shaker Bison for three years. Her favorite job is editing. She loves to read, write, and play her flute in her free time. You are most likely to see her work...

Writer

Sarah Conroy

Sarah Conroy (She/Her) is a Junior at Shaker High School and this is her third year with The Bison as a Staff writer and second as an editor. She is also a member of Visions and The Russian club and enjoys reading and listenin...

Christina Cheng

Christina (she/her) is a junior who has been part of the Shaker Bison Newspaper for 2 years. She loves creative writing, as well as hand lettering, doodling, and music. She is on the varsity swim team and part of orchestras in ...

Podcast

Danny Hannoush

(He/Him) is a Junior at Shaker and is a part of the Podcast team in the Shaker Bison. He has been a member of the Bison for three years and is also active in other clubs and extracurricular activities. In his free time, he likes to l...

Staff Writer

Jennifer DeSantis

Jennifer DeSantis (she/her) is a junior at Shaker High School, and this is her first year with the Shaker Bison. In her free time, she likes to read, listen to music, and go for runs. She is part of the cross country team and i...

Staff Writer

Abby McManus

(She/Her) Abby McManus is a senior at Shaker High School, and this is her first year in The Shaker Bison as a staff writer. Outside of being a part of The Bison team, Abby is a co-president of the Russian club and is the class o...

Staff Writer, Editor, Advice Column,

Suhana Kiran

Suhana Kiran (she/her) is a sophomore at Shaker High School.  This is her first year working as a writer/editor with the Bison.  She hopes to be a lawyer and enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music in her free time. ...

Staff Writer, Video Team, Advice Column

Ghassan Salih

Hello, my name is Ghassan Salih (he/him). I am 15 years old and I am a sophomore. I do track as a distance runner and I am an amatuar astrophotographer. I love space and thinking about the scale of the universe. I heard about ...

Staff Writer

Samya Madhukar-

Samya Madhukar (she/her) is a freshman at Shaker High School. This is her first year working  as a staff writer for the Bison.  She is on the swim team and spends much of her time in the pool. Samya enjoys listening to music...

Staff Writer, Editor

Sabrina James

Sabrina James (They/them) is a senior in Shaker. They are a staff writer for the Shaker Bison and this is the third year working on The Bison. They like drawing, reading and playing video games in their free time.  ...

Staff Writer, Video Team

Rui Zheng

Rui Zheng (he/him) is a freshman working primarily in the Photo & Video Team for the Shaker Bison. In his free time, he enjoys drawing and painting. He is also a member of SOS, Art Club, and will be participating in the tr...

Web Manager

Rishabh Saha

Rishabh Saha (he/him) is a sophomore who is attending the Bison for the first time this year. Other than the Bison, he participates in the Robotics club as well. When he’s not busy, he will often be seen playing the piano, play...

Editor-In-Chief

Lauren Zhu

Lauren Zhu (she/her/hers) is the Editor-in-Chief of The Shaker Bison; Lauren is a senior of Shaker and of The Bison, this being her fourth year participating. Lauren also leads TEDxShakerHS, The English Council, and is a friendly face at ...

Staff Writer

Abby McManus

 Abby McManus (She/Her) is a senior at Shaker High School, and this is her first year in The Shaker Bison as a staff writer. Outside of being a part of The Bison team, Abby is a co-president of the Russian club and is the cla...

Staff Writer

Alexis Cavitt

Alexis Cavitt (she/her) is a Freshman at Shaker High School. This is her second year in the North Colonie school district, but before this, she has lived in five different states and three countries. In her free time, she likes to ...

Social Media, Advice Column

Anya Vedhathiri

Anya Vedhathiri(she/her) is a freshman at Shaker and a member of the social media team and the advice column. She loves art and photo editing, and likes to work with a clean and minimalistic style. She enjoys listening to music while w...

Podcast, Web Manager

Gia Patel

Gia Patel (she/her/hers) is a junior at Shaker High School. Gia is a part of the podcast and a web manager for The Shaker Bison. She enjoys reading very much in her spare time with a couple candles lit and a cozy blanket. Gia als...

Staff Writer

Keira Quinn

Keira Quinn is a sophomore, and a staff writer at the Shaker bison. When not writing, she’s often reading, volunteering at the town library, playing video games, or at rehearsal. Keira is a member of FCCLA, 1st Amendment 1st Vot...

Staff Writer, Editor, Advice Column

Kamellia Barrett

Kamellia Barrett is a senior at Shaker High School. First generation of her Jamaican born family. She is a big believer in the power of words and how we use them, written or otherwise (and given the chance, will rant about the...

Staff Writer

Isabella O’Donnell

Isabella O’Donnell (she/her) is a junior at Shaker High School.  It is her third year as a writer for the Shaker Bison newspaper.  In her free time she likes to read dystopian novels, listen to music and volunteer at the T...

Social Media

Hannah Nune

I’m Hannah (she/her) and I’m a freshman and this is my first year. I’m in the social media part for the Bison. I joined it because I like to design pictures and stuff on social media. I also like to draw in my free time. I...

Video Team

Hana Kim

Hana Kim is a freshman and part of the video/photography producer team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, and listening to music.

Staff Writer

Rosie Elebyjian

Rosie Elebyjian (she/her)  is a current senior at Shaker High School and this is her third year with the Shaker Bison. In her free time, she is a chair engineer, professional egg dropper, competitive tapioca pearl eater, and a whit...

Staff Writer

Julian Estrada-Velez

Julian Estrada-Velez is one of the staff writers for The Shaker Bison, and a senior at Shaker High School. They have been part of The Bison since 2021, writing about events from both inside Shaker High School and outside. Along ...

Staff Writer, Video Producer

Roshan Mehta

(he/him/his) Roshan Mehta is a senior at Shaker High School, and this is his third year participating in the Bison.  In the club, he serves as a writer and executive video producer.  Besides the Bison Newspaper, he takes p...

Podcast, Web Manager, Editor

Saurav Bavdekar

Saurav Bavdekar (he/him/his) is an editor, web manager, and podcaster for TheShakerBison. As a senior, this is his fourth year in the club. Outside of the Bison, he is also part of the TEDxShakerHS club, and robotics club. ...

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