About The Staff
As architects of their Global Studies concentration, the Cohort 4 Global Scholars chose to create a school newspaper, The Prism, and to mentor the next cohort of Global Scholars when they join the staff next semester. Borne out of their desire to keep alive stories in the news that often “go away” after a short life in the media cycle, the students designed a newspaper that would address those stories as well as to provide a forum for a student-written publication of news (school and otherwise), features, Op-Ed pieces, sports and entertainment stories. The name of the newspaper, The Prism, represents their mission as student journalists: to report the story from all angles.
Meet the Editors
The editorial board is a rotating assembly of students, whose job is to write, edit, provide leadership, & direction for the team.
Chloe Albucker is a freshman at Lawrence Woodmere Academy, serving as the Editor-In-Chief of the Prism Press. She also assumes the general responsibilities of a journalist with her recurring articles highlighting her political views: “CEASE THE IGNORANCE.” When straying from studying the precepts of journalism, Chloe acts as co-president of the yearbook committee, an honorary member of LWA’s Cultural Celebration and Understanding Team, an engaged participant in the upper school Debate Club, as well as a founding member of the Five Towns Saving Lives Youth Coalition Council. She enjoys indulging in pleasure of creating, observing, and appreciating all forms of artistry, as it reflects her inner longing for expression. Chloe Albucker is thrilled to be able to lead this passionate congregation of adolescents in this newspaper committee and hopes to assist them in unleashing their potential by inspiring us all to utilize the beautiful power of our voices!
Anthony RussoDeputy Editor
Anthony Russo is a Senior at Lawrence Woodmere Academy, serving as Deputy Editor of the Prism Press. He conducts interviews and writes about his findings, in addition to editing articles. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and spending time with his family, and is always adamant about learning new things. He is also an active member within the school community, as he founded the debate club in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to being a founding member and Vice President of the Saving Lives Five Towns Youth Coalition.
Marina RabinovichFaculty Advisor
Born in the former Soviet Union, Ms. Marina Rabinovich came to America at the age of six armed only with her stuffed Russian rabbit, mysteriously named Steven, and an unshakable love of literature. Though Steven sadly did not survive the vicissitudes of adolescence, Marina’s love of books never wavered. This conviction in the power of the written word led her to pursue English education, and she has been a teacher for a decade in both private and public schools. When Marina is not busy preparing curricula or researching new teaching methodologies, she can be found reading psychology and wellness articles, listening to thrillers with little literary merit, doing yoga in a pitch-black room, and pretending to meditate. A staunch believer in student voice, self expression, and the power of a good story to heal any hurt, she is thrilled to be advising Prism Press this year.
Meet the Writers
We make the words!
Cayla Carrion, member of the Class of 2024, is a Journalist for The Prism Press. Cayla also plays for the Lady Tigers Varsity Volleyball team. When not in school, Cayla enjoys listening to music, traveling, and watching movies.
Ellen Zwerling is a freshman at Lawrence Woodmere Academy - class of 2025. In her free time, she takes pleasure in reading, playing volleyball, and going to the beach. She has two black labradors, Luna and Bella. She plans to have a great first year at Lawrence Woodmere Academy!
Shae Lewis, a member of the class of 2023, is a journalist for the Prism Press. Her main focuses this year will include the pop culture section of the website and serving as one of LWA’s news-anchors. Shae is also an honorary member of the yearbook committee and the LWA student council. Outside of school, she loves listening to music, shopping, and taking spontaneous trips!