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Student Written, Student Produced

The Barron Perspective

Student Written, Student Produced

The Barron Perspective

2023-2024 Staff

Mr. Jago
Editor-In-Chief

Mr. Jago

Mr. Jago is an English teacher, soccer coach, and softball coach at Woodbridge High School. Graduating from Kean University in 2013, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism/Communications. Mr. Jago earned in master's degree ...

Kevin Modeszto
Managing Editor

Kevin Modeszto

Kevin Modeszto, a senior at Woodbridge High School, is a second-year journalism student and first-year managing editor for the Barron Perspective. He is in many school clubs and honors societies, including the Academic Competit...

Jack Brenner
Managing Editor

Jack Brenner

Jack Brenner is a senior attending Woodbridge High School and a third-year journalism student (now managing editor). His favorite subject in school is English and the journalism offerings, where he enjoys writing about sports...

Jacob Oatman
Managing Editor

Jacob Oatman

Jacob Oatman is a managing editor at Woodbridge High School in his third year at The Barron Perspective. He is excited for the course. Oatman was involved with the school's basketball program last year. Oatman enjoys playing ...

Josh Ruck
Managing Editor

Josh Ruck

Josh Ruck is a Senior attending Woodbridge High School, a current editor for the Barron Perspective. Ruck is a member of the school's golf and bowling teams. Ruck hopes to attend Louisiana State University and study some form of ...

Melani Torres Managing Editor.
Managing Editor

Melani Torres

Melani Torres is a senior attending Woodbridge High School. She is a third-year journalist and Managing Editor for the features section. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, and moved to Woodbridge NJ her sophomore year. She has been apart of Varsity Track f...

Emma Czerniak
Editor

Emma Czerniak

Emma Czerniak is a senior at Woodbridge High School. This is Emma’s first year helping out with the Barron Perspective and she is one of the news editors. Emma hopes to attend Coastal Carolina University to major in business...

Savannah Alamo
Editor

Savannah Alamo

Savannah Alamo is a Senior at Woodbridge High School, taking her third year of journalism and working as an editor for the Barron Perspective. During her down time, she enjoys playing soccer and contributing her time to the sc...

Tyler Weber
Editor

Tyler Weber

Tyler Weber is a Sports editor at Woodbridge high school, he is in his first year at The Barron Perspective. He is excited for the course. Weber was involved in the school's baseball team for the last three years and he is ente...

Brooke Updale
Editor

Brooke Updale

Brooke Updale is a senior at Woodbridge High School. She is a first-year journalism student and is excited to be an editor of the entertainment section. Born and raised in Woodbridge, Updale is involved in Woodbridge High's T...

Kiara Guadalupe
Editor

Kiara Guadalupe

Kiara Guadalupe is a senior at Woodbridge High School. She is a first-year journalism student excited for her future reporting for The Barron Perspective. Kiara is captain of the cross-country team and is also a part of the WHS t...

Megan Shala
Editor

Megan Shala

Megan Shala is a senior at Woodbridge High School. She is thrilled to start her first year of Journalism as an editor. Shala is an active member of the school’s theater program, performing in shows such as the Spring Musica...

Fiona Van Tassel
Editor

Fiona Van Tassel

Fiona Van Tassel is a senior at Woodbridge High School and a first-year Journalism student. She is the editor for the Arts and Extracurricular section and a member of JROTC. She loves to write stories and read books. Some of her fav...

Matthew Mazzulla first year journalist.
Editor

Matthew Mazzulla

Matthew Mazzulla, a sophomore, takes the role of photojournalist and features editor of The Barron Perspective. As a dedicated cadet, he actively participates in both his school’s Army JROTC program and Civil Air Patrol’s Capt ...

Briana Mena
Editor

Briana Mena

Briana Mena is a senior here at Woodbridge High School as well as a current news editor for the Barron Perspective. Briana is a member of the school's SOS club where she helps host adoption events and fundraisers for local animal sh...

Jack Bromm
Editor

Jack Bromm

Jack Bromm in a sophomore in his second year of journalism. He is happy to become the editor of  the sports section for The Barron Perspective. He Plays hockey and golf for his high school. Bromm is looking to become a sports...

Brett Ayers
Reporter

Brett Ayers

Brett Ayers is a freshman and first-year reporter for the Barron Perspective. Alongside writing for the newspaper, Ayers is also a volunteer firefighter for the Fords Fire Department.

Hasnain Alam
Reporter

Hasnain Alam

Hasnain is a first year journalism student. As a Sophomore at Woodbridge High School, he enjoys trying new things and hanging out with friends. He is a music lover, specifically rap music, and is always looking to expand his musical...

Darius Alejandro
Reporter

Darius Alejandro

Darius Alejandro is a sophomore at Woodbridge school School, and a first-year reporter for the sports section of the Barron Perspective. Darius is a huge sports fan. He loves both watching and playing sports, with his my favorite sp...

Surekha Edwards
Reporter

Surekha Edwards

Surekha Edwards is a sophomore at Woodbridge High School, helping out as a first-year reporter for the Barron Perspective. She plays soccer for the school’s girls soccer team. For fun she loves to watch sports, read, and play...

Jalen Avila
Reporter

Jalen Avila

Jalen Avila is a Junior at Woodbridge High School. This is his first year in journalism and he is more than ecstatic to be a part of the Barron Perspective as a reporter for the entertainment section. Not in many clubs, Jalen keeps ...

Taryn Braff
Reporter

Taryn Braff

Taryn Braff is a junior at Woodbridge High School and this is her first time taking a journalism class, where she will work as a reporter and staff writer. She likes to write about relevant topics/trends, along with writing & readin...

Justin Pagan
Reporter

Justin Pagan

Justin Pagan is a Senior and Cadet Operations Sargent Major in the Woodbridge High School  JROTC, as well as a Raider for the Raider Competition. Justin is a first year journalism student and staff writer for the Barron Perspective....

Santiago Fontaina
Reporter

Santiago Fontaina

Santiago Fontaina is a senior at Woodbridge High School. He is a Staff Writer for the features section in the WHS newspaper. He is 17, and he likes to watch sports, and listen to music. He attended Matthew Jago Elementary Scho...

Emma Aponte
Reporter

Emma Aponte

Emma Aponte is a current sophomore at Woodbridge High School. This is her first year as a staff member of the Barron Perspective. Aponte is a part of the swim team here at WHS and has been swimming since she was young. She enjoys...

Loana Larenas
Photojournalist

Loana Larenas

Loana Larenas is a Sophomore attending Woodbridge High School. This is her first year reporting for the Barron Perspective. Larenas attended  Perth Amboy High School for her freshman year, where she was a member of the girls...

Samantha Pressey
Photojournalist

Samantha Pressey

Samantha is a current senior at Woodbridge High School and a first year photojournalist for the Barron Perspective. At WHS, Sam is a member of the cheerleading team, the choir, the S.O.S. club, National Honor Society, Tri-M, and...

Emma Lopes
Photojournalist

Emma Lopes

Emma Lopes is currently a sophomore at Woodbridge High School. This is her first year being a Photojournalist as well as being in journalism. Emma has been dancing out of the school since she was three and is starting her first...

Umar Chohan
Photojournalist

Umar Chohan

Umar Chohan is a junior at Woodbridge High School who participates in International Culture Club and Muslim Club. His favorite hobbies are tennis, volleyball, stop motion, modeling, and coding. His aspirations for the year are...

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