The Nest

2011-2012 Staff

Nick Tirado

Nick 's passions are writing and rock and roll.  His goal is to pursue journalism as a career.  All he has to do is survive this year as Co-Editor-in-Chief for The Nest.  He works hard each day to ensure the success of our...

Sayvanna Fabian

Sayvanna is the glue that keeps The Nest together.  As Managing Editor, Sayvanna’s job is to keep all departments of the paper running smoothly.  Her organizational skills are the reason Mr. Dring has not yet lost his mind. ...

Muneib Chater

After becoming a news reporter for The North Albany Academy's Morning News, Muneib began to highly admire the world of journalism. He's reported for the Millenial Youth and PBS News Hour mainly writing articles concerning change...

Kiya Hudson

Kiya is a senior who stepped up and assumed the role of Arts & Entertainment editor for The Nest.  She's embraced this new position and is constantly hunting down the next big story for her section.  She loves music and fashion. ...

Mike Allinger

Mike is the Sports Editor for The Nest.  Not only is Mike dedicated to creating a comprehensive and compelling sports section for the paper, he's also a varsity captain of the Albany High football team.  Mike is a hard working,...

Shane Allen

Shane is the man behind everything visual for The Nest.  He shoots pictures, writes stories and could teach a class on photo shop...everything you could ask from Photo/Graphics Editor.  He enjoys music and skateboards.  He...

Matt Shore

Matt is a senior at AHS and one half of the news editing team.  He's quiet, but don't let that fool you.  Matt is focused and dedicated to bringing local and national news to The Nest.  His coverage of the Occupy Movement put...

Jocelyn Daly

Jocelyn is a sophmore and the other half of the two-headed news editing monster for The Nest.  She has a natural knack for writing and it shows in all of her work.  She's got a voice and plans to share it with you all from her...

Caree McCann

Caree is a senior and Opinion Editor for the The Nest.  She's got something to say and it would be in your best interest to listen.  Her unique outlook on life keeps us all smiling and she keeps Mr. Dring supplied with all the...

Salina Masih

Senior Salina Masih is one of our Opinion Editors and the lady responsible for working with Mr. Dring on headlines and general details for The Nest.  There's no doubt that Salina is the reason we keep laughing even when we're...

Athena Muhammad

Athena is a sophomore and a Staff Writer for The Nest.  Her enthusiasm and willingness to cover any story makes her the Swiss Army Knife of the student paper.  Whether it's Arts & Entertainment, news or club coverage, Athena...

Steven Finn

Steven Finn is a thinker and an observer of human interaction.  He puts the writer in staff writer.  Steven enjoys a good short story and even crafts the occasional poem.  As a regular contributor and de facto leader of Inkblot,...

Troy Norton

Troy (or Tron if you're in the know) is a junior with exceptional skills and command of the written word.  He's a talented student and frequent contributor to The Nest and Inkblot, Albany High's poetry and writing club.  He's...

Briahna McCray

Briahna is a senior at Albany High. She's a music fan and loves to write, so it made sense that she join forces with The Nest to share her unique views with you all. She's a fantastic staff writer who intends to cover stories...

Loveona Griffin

Loveona is a staff writer who loves movies and music. She'll be assisting the A&E section all year with her straight-forward, no-nonsense take on popular music and cinema. Be sure to leave Loveona a comment or email with your...

Alyssa Generali

Alyssa is a news reporter, A&E contributor and sports fan all rolled into one fantastic staff-writing senior for The Nest. She's a writer with no boundaries. You'll be seeing Alyssa's name attached to all sorts of headlines...

Aaron Friedman

Aaron is a senior staff writer with a serious interest in national and world news. He jumped at the chance to cover Occupy Wall Street and will be tackling stories that impact our world and lives throughout the year. Email Aaron...

Serafina Bell

Serafina is a 16 year old junior at Albany High school.  She loves to read and write, and hopes to become an English teacher in the future.  Serafina's strong communication skills have afforded her the ability to cover Albany...

Shanell Hanna

Shanell has more interests than anyone you know. She's involved with the Falcon Council, the Drama Club and she's also a staff writer for some new paper called The Nest. She's a senior who loves music and roller skates. Yes,...

Michaela Pickett

It's almost impossible to list all of Michaela's interests as she seems to be involved with everything here at AHS.  She is currently covering afterschool clubs and special interest stories for The Nest.  There's no club she...

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