Loyola Blakefield News is a student-run digital outlet that provides news, insight and reporting on the people and events at Blakefield. The team also examines hot topics in pop culture, politics, sports and more!
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Former college player and current Math teacher Ms. Biron joins the JV lacrosse team as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Read about how she's translating her knowledge of the women's game into that of the men's.
Hunter Craig is now a senior here who started as his Loyola career as a 9th grader. Over the past years, Hunter has participated on the varsity lacrosse and soccer teams as well as numerous clubs such as the Business Club. In his free time, he loves to go skiing, spend time outdoors, and hanging with his guys. His favorite movie of all time is Gladiator and his favorite place to grab something to eat is Vito’s. Hunter hopes to be accepted into his top colleges and enjoy the rest of his final year at Loyola.
Ben Gallagher entered Blakefield as a 9th grader in the fall of 2015. He plays on the varsity soccer team, and he played on the JV baseball team during his freshman year. Outside of sports, Ben is the Vice President of the Ping Pong Club, and he peer educates. He was glad to be a part of the newspaper last year because it received so much attention from the school community. Ben looks to keep that attention by being more active on Twitter and producing even more hard-hitting stories.
Matthew Lala is a senior here at Loyola. He entered Loyola in the 6th grade and has thoroughly enjoyed his time at the school. He is a member of the varsity soccer team and various clubs such as the Business Club, Ping Pong Club, and the Boosters Club. Matthew’s outside interests consist of playing soccer, eating at local hot spots, and just hanging with the guys.
Mason Rush entered Loyola in the 9th grade and is a senior here at Loyola. Aside from writing for the paper, Mason plays on the varsity football and lacrosse teams and participates in the Ping Pong Club, American Politics Club, and Business Club. Outside of school, Mason enjoys his guitar, watching movies, and just being a guy.
Ian Bodyk is one of the few members of the Class of '2020 who has been at Loyola since the 6th grade. He is a new addition to the Loyola newspaper this year and participated in the Sports Broadcasting Club last year as well as being a part of the JV soccer team. One of Ian’s goals for his junior year is to further his involvement in the Loyola community and do more community service. He has enjoyed every second of being a Loyola Don and has had an extraordinary experience here. Ian enjoys coming to school because he likes hanging out with his friends and learning something new every day.
Alex Breschi, son to Kelly and Chuck '89 and brother to Grace, is a senior here at Loyola. He is a member of the varsity lacrosse team and is the leader of the Boosters Club. Alex is also a member of the Yearbook Club and he is a student ambassador. He is interested in writing, learning the ways of the force, and going to church on Sundays. Alex enjoys coming to school so he can learn and so he can see his pals. Alex loves Loyola and looks forward to coming here every day.
Oliver Campanella was accepted into Loyola Blakefield in the 6th grade and has successfully managed to survive a whole five years here needing only two more years to graduate. Unconventionally, Oliver is in fact not an active member in the Loyola community. With no goals of the future in mind, hopefully Oliver’s induction into journalism will be able to change that.
Kenneth Cooper is a young, bright-eyed senior who came onto the Loyola Blakefield scene as a freshman in 2015. He’s been a member of the It’s Academic! team since his arrival, and he’s also joined a myriad of other clubs such as the Creative Writing Club and Games Club. He’s also one of the illustrious Blakefield Players, acting in such plays as Ah, Wilderness!, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Front Page. Outside of school, he’s an avid comic book reader and enjoys playing Uno with Grandma. He’s eager to bring you the most pressing news of Loyola.
Jordan "Bones" Elbert entered Loyola in the 9th grade after graduating from Sacred Heart in Glyndon. He is an active member in the Loyola community, as he plays football and participates in the Philanthropy Club. He has a strong passion for film; he even has his own blog. You can usually catch him in the hallway chatting with friends or yelling about the New York Giants. He has high hopes for his senior year.
Trent Gertiz started here in the 6th grade and is now a member of the Senior class. Along with the Loyola Blakefield News team, Trent participates on the varsity golf team and different clubs and activities such as the Boosters and Business Clubs. Trent’s passion for writing started in the 8th grade when he took a creative writing class. Outside of school, Trent enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends.
Matt Gordon entered Loyola in 6th grade and is excited to write for the school paper. He is the definition of a working class hero who goes to class and does his homework. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Matt joined the school paper because of his love for writing and his favorite news outlet, The Onion.
Conner Hepting began at Loyola in 2013 as a 7th grader. Throughout his time at Loyola, he has participated in basketball, soccer, lacrosse, Patriots Club, Boosters Club, and flag football. As a senior, Conner will play his third year of varsity basketball, participate in the Boosters Club, and senior board. He really enjoys all history and English classes. In his free time, Conner plays a lot of basketball, hangs out with his siblings, and watches sports. This year in journalism, he hopes to become a more developed writer in order to help him in his college courses next year.
Noah Mercado joined the Loyola Blakefield community as a freshman in 2016. At school, he plays piano in the Loyola Jazz Combo and is a member of the Creative Writing Club and Film Club. His favorite classes include English and science. Outside of school, Noah is an avid mini-golfer, movie watcher, dog walker, and filmmaker. He looks forward to working as a member of the Loyola Blakefield News Team in the upcoming year.
Alex O’Brien is a senior at Loyola Blakefield and has been here since sixth grade. He enjoys writing creatively, as well as informatively, and he is especially interested in movie and video game reviews. He is also a member of the Creative Writing Club. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing video games.
John Peterson joined Loyola Blakefield in the 6th grade and is now a senior. His favorite subject is history, and he takes a particular interest in American history. He plays on the varsity soccer team and plans on trying out for the golf team in the spring. John is a member of the Ping Pong Club and hopes to become a more involved member of the Boosters Club this year. His interests outside of school include country music, trucks, and politics. For the school paper, John wants to write about sporting events and politics.
Jack Schramm is a member of the Class of 2020 and entered Loyola in the 8th grade. He is a part of the Ignatian Service Club and is always looking forward to helping others as well as the community. He loves to watch movies and read books. Outside of school, Jack is involved in baseball and lifeguarding at Dulaney Swim Club. This year, Jack hopes to write reviews on the new hit movies of 2018 and 2019. He is looking forward to this school year and spreading the news across the Loyola community.
Matthew Wilson is a senior this year and active in many clubs and activities around campus to fill his resume to make up for the lack of sports he is involved in . He is involved in the Service Club, Boosters, Ping Pong Club, Business Club, and many more. During his free time, he likes to kayak, play unofficial sports, and hangout with the guys. He's new to this whole journalism thing this year, but he hopes to release some funny articles to put a smile on the reader's face.