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The Student News Site of Colonia Middle School

The Patriot Post

The Student News Site of Colonia Middle School

The Patriot Post

2021-2022 Staff

Caren Calafiore-Brock
Assistant Advisor & Editor

Caren Calafiore-Brock

Caren Calafiore-Brock is on Staff at Colonia Middle School and assists with the CMS Patriot Post. She has twin daughters, Frankie and Maria Brock, who attend Seton Hall University. She taught CCD At St. John Vianney. Ms. Broc...

Shrihan Srivastava
Journalism Class Reporter & Staff Editor

Shrihan Srivastava

Shrihan is an 8th grader in Colonia Middle School, and he is very passionate about Math and Science. He enjoys it much more than most other academic subjects and he can easily study for hours in them and barely get tired. He i...

Kellie Hastrup
Journalism Class Reporter & Staff Editor

Kellie Hastrup

Kellie is an eighth grader at Colonia Middle School. She loves drawing, reading, editing, and listening to music. Her favorite books are The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. Her favorite movies are "Stargirl" and "The Fault...

Jeremy Mercado
Journalism Class Reporter & Staff Editor

Jeremy Mercado

Jeremy Mercado is a normal kid at first sight, but once you get to know him you realize you were completely wrong. He likes everything fiction and anything magical. He dreams of being an architect once he grows up. He has two si...

Camilla Moran
Journalism Class Reporter & Staff Editor

Camilla Moran

Camilla Moran who also goes by Cami, is an 8th grader who is in Ms. Skiba’s Journalism class. Camilla’s favorite subject is Language Arts, and has a way with words when she writes. Her favorite hobbies are music, drawing, and...

Prisha Patel
Journalism Class Reporter & Staff Editor

Prisha Patel

Prisha Patel is an 8th grader here at Colonia Middle School. She is a 13 year old girl who loves to bake and do art. Her birthday is on February 24th, she has a sister who is 2 years younger than her. She always tries to fulfil...

Veronika Pankiv
Journalism Class Reporter & Staff Editor

Veronika Pankiv

Her name is Veronika Pankiv. She’s a very quiet person and likes to keep things to herself, and doesn't like communicating. She was born in Ternopil, Ukraine on December 15th, 2007, and most of her family lives in Odessa, vil...

Gabriella Komorek
Journalism Class Reporter & Staff Editor

Gabriella Komorek

Gabriella (Gabby) Komorek is a student from Colonia Middle School that attends both the Journalism class and Newspaper Club. She enjoys reading books, writing literature, and listening to all kinds of music. She is interested in ...

Alexa Beck
Journalism Class Reporter & Staff Editor

Alexa Beck

Alexa Beck is an 8th grader at Colonia Middle School. She is a Gemini (birthday June 16th). She hopes to go to Rutgers University and become a veterinarian. She likes to watch "Murder Mystery Makeup Monday" videos by Bailey Sarian...

Victoria Bartusik
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Victoria Bartusik

Victoria is a 14 year old 8th grader at Colonia Middle School. She aspires to become an attorney when she is older, and is studying hard to accomplish her goal. Though you will find her working most of the time, she enjoys ta...

Gargi Gade
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Gargi Gade

Gargi Gade is an 8th grade student at Colonia Middle School. She is a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys dancing, singing, drawing, and writing. She enjoys writing stories and that is why she chose to be a part of the Newspaper C...

Abhay Ganesh
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Abhay Ganesh

Abhay Ganesh is a 7th grader at Colonia Middle School, and a member of the Newspaper Club. He enjoys sports like basketball and kickball, and hanging out with friends. His favorite subject is reading and writing, which is why he be...

Dominick Mazzerella
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Dominick Mazzerella

Dominick Frank Mazzarella is in the 7th grade. He is 12 and will be turning 13 in March. Dominick is aiming to become a Mechanical Engineer as a full time career. Dominick also is looking to become a CFD (Colonia Fire Departmen...

Siya Modi
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Siya Modi

Siya Modi is a 13 year old journalist at Colonia Middle School. Her main interests in school are writing, art, science, and history. She's a real fan of reading old and historical books. She sees herself as logical, grounded, a...

Alexa Payne
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Alexa Payne

Alexa is 14 and an 8th grade student at Colonia Middle School and a member of the CMS Patriot Post. She likes to read, watch movies, Netflix shows and YouTube videos. She likes animals and animated films. She also likes Hallo...

Sharaya Soni
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Sharaya Soni

Sharaya Soni is a fourteen year old 8th grader at Colonia Middle School. Her favorite things to do are read and bake. In her freetime, Sharaya likes to learn new things, play volleyball, and watch T.V. Her favorite things to wat...

Mariella Spina
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Mariella Spina

Mariella Spina is a thirteen year old student in eighth grade at Colonia Middle School. She likes to read and write her own stories. Outside of school, Mariella plays on a club softball team. She also likes to hang out with som...

Riley Timinski
Journalism Class Reporter

Riley Timinski

Riley Timinski is an 8th grade student at Colonia Middle School. She is also a competition dancer at "Dancin’ In the Spotlight". She enjoys spending time with her friends, and listening to music. Riley also loves to travel and ...

Rohanpreet Singh
Journalism Class Reporter

Rohanpreet Singh

Rohanpreet Singh is a 13 year old 8th grader at Colonia Middle School. He loves playing and watching sports such as basketball, soccer and football. His favorite teams are the New York Nets, Juventus, and the Seattle Seahawks. He lo...

Laila Ribeiro
Journalism Class Reporter

Laila Ribeiro

Laila Ribeiro is a student from Colonia Middle School that is a part of the Journalism Class. She enjoys reading books and listening to music when she is bored. Her favorite genres to read are romance and murder mystery. In her free...

Simran Ram
Journalism Class Reporter

Simran Ram

Simran Ram is a 13 year old 8th grader whose birthday is August 15, 2008.  Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, and sometimes drawing. Her favorite genre of music is pop and one of her favorite music groups is Tw...

Jiya Parmar
Journalism Class Reporter

Jiya Parmar

Jiya Parmar is currently an 8th grader at Colonia Middle School. She loves going out with friends, shopping, and spending time with people. She spends her free time watching Netflix or with her family. She loves listening to ...

Michaela Murphy
Journalism Class Reporter

Michaela Murphy

  Michaela Murphy is a 13 year old student at Colonia Middle School. Her dream college is NYU and she wants to study law. She likes to try just about anything, and will try out for anything even if she has no clue what to...

Luka Kulvicas
Journalism Class Reporter

Luka Kulvicas

This is Luka.  She is an 8th grader at Colonia Middle School. Next year, she will be attending Colonia High School. Luka is a part of CMS’s cheerleading team. Some of her hobbies are cheer and reading. Luka is on 2 competiti...

Kiara Fleming
Journalism Class Reporter

Kiara Fleming

Kiara Fleming is a sports and music lover. Her favorite sports are track and softball. She is also a big fan of basketball even though she cannot play the sport that well. In her free time, she listens to music and watches sh...

Emily Cholewa
Journalism Class Reporter

Emily Cholewa

Emily Cholewa is 13 years old, and an 8th grader at Colonia Middle School. She loves to read, and her favorite book series include The Shadowhunter Chronicles, Divergents, and The Hunger Games. After school she dances competi...

Alexander Azevedo
Journalism Class Reporter

Alexander Azevedo

Alexander Azevedo is an 8th grader at Colonia Middle School and a "Patriot Post" writer. Alex, as people name him, is known as kind with a good obsession for drawing, mostly drawing animated characters. As an average 13 year old boy, ...

Gurwin Singh
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Gurwin Singh

Gurwin Singh is an 8th grade student at Colonia Middle School and an active member of the Newspaper Club.  Gurwin loves poetry and books especially Harry Potter and the Shatter Me series.  She plays percussion in all of the b...

Ayana Sears
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Ayana Sears

Ayana is an 8th grader at Colonia Middle School who is in the Newspaper Club. She enjoys art, loves reading, and likes listening to music. She has three other siblings and enjoys spending time with her family. Ayana’s favorite ...

Dariana Shihadeh
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Dariana Shihadeh

Dariana Shihadeh is a 13 year old who goes to Colonia Middle School. She’s a very creative and expressive person. She likes to draw, write, bake, listen to music, read, and play music. She also loves to watch tv in her free t...

Giana Barbosa
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Giana Barbosa

              Giana Barbosa is an 8th grader that is in Mr. D's 1st block class. If you're really interested, you can make up the rest of  her schedule. Giana plays soccer, her position is goalie, and she loves playin...

Courtney Lake
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Courtney Lake

Courtney Lake, is an 8th grader who was also in Ms.Skiba's Language arts class. She is creative and outgoing. She knows how to start a conversation and is very easy to talk to. Courtney can make friends very easily because she...