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The Spectator

The student news site of Lake Forest Academy

The Spectator

Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
New College Counselor: Keily Pacheco
New College Counselor: Keily Pacheco
Riko Kishitani: All School President
Riko Kishitani: All School President
Podcast

To start the semester, Health Director Anna Kliner sits down with Sage Ye '22 and Max Ma '23 to discuss the current influx of Covid cases, boosters, close-contacts, LFA's mitigation efforts, and advice for best managing this moment of the Omicron variant.
Past Podcasts

Traditions are the focus of this Spectator podcast, and in it, Marianela Gonzales, member of the Modern & Classical Languages Department, discusses being a first-generation Bolivian, and the cultural and personal significance of how her family approaches traditions and the holidays. Also, Shylee Saladi ’22, elaborates on the strength of the Indian community at LFA, the passion with South Asian holidays are celebrated. Both go into and some favorite LFA traditions as well with hosts Sage Ye 22’ and Nick Biscula ‘23.
Sage Ye and Bela De Jesús spend the first podcast of this school year sitting down with Nirali Dalia, LFA’s new School Counselor and returning alumna. Listen as they discuss how the community is dealing with the crossroads of academics and the pandemic, as well managing anxiety, normalizing care of our mental health, and focusing on empathy and grace as we continue to push through such difficult times.

James Kuhns and Nick Alutto spend their final podcast as LFA seniors returning to interview Head of School José De Jesús, as he reflects on both the challenges of the past year, as well as the progress he’s excited for the school to take on going forth. Listen as they discuss the differences between the medial triumph of first semester versus that exhaustion of second semester, the incoming Deans and how they’ll be restructuring the curriculum, addressing the needs of the community at large after last summer’s murder of George Floyd, and the excitement of De Jesús finishing up his private pilot’s license.

James Kuhns, Nick Alutto, and Rohan Miglani interview the faculty sponsor of LFA's eSports club, Joe Ward, as well as player and coach, Garrison Sloan. Listen as they discuss how they got this innovative new way to compete going at LFA.


James Kuhns, Nick Alutto, and Rohan Miglani interview LFA’s Head of School José De Jesús for this latest podcast of The Spectator. Listen as De Jesús discusses the difficult decisions that have gone into leading LFA since the onset of the pandemic. Hear him reflect on the weight of his decision-making, and dealing with the hardest moments of determining how best to keep the community safe. Join James, Nick and Rohan as they get to know our Head of School more intimately, and in honor of the holidays, hear about one of his favorite things--music.


The Spectator staff wanted a format to allow for telling more in-depth stories about the students and teachers that make up LFA's community, and in The Spectator's third podcast, James Kuhns, Nick Alutto, and Rohan Miglani interview Director of Health Services Anna Kliner. Listen as Kliner discusses the substantial buy-in that the LFA community has given to Covid precautions, and how it allowed the in-person semester to actually happen. Join James, Nick and Rohan as they get to know this new, vital faculty member whom we depend on to help keep us safe.


James Kuhns, Nick Alutto, and Rohan Miglani interview Ramya Herman for this second podcast of The Spectator. Listen as Ramya discusses what it's like to be a published author, with her book of poetry, Headspace of a Headcase, now available at Barnes and Noble. Learn about her process, the journey to publishing her work, and as she and the hosts try at a little pick-up poetry competition.
(Recorded 9/17/20)


James Kuhns, Nick Alutto, and Rohan Miglani interview Frank Gu for the first first podcast of The Spectator. Listen as Frank discusses what it was like to be quarantined in China, observe some cultural differences in lock-down, and manage school and AP testing from his home abroad. (Recorded 5/12/20)
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Anusha Srivastava, Managing Editor of Production | November 8, 2022

The first female Prime Minister of Italy: Giorgia Meloni, a politician and journalist, representing the Fratelli d’Italia, or Brothers of Italy, and serves as the head of the national-conservative and right-wing populist political party. Joining the bullpen of politics at a very early age as a Youth Front activist, Meloni was officially elected as a seat in the Chambers of Deputies in 2006. Meloni’s...

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Asia region threatened: Water disasters

Nghi Doan, Managing Editor of News | November 8, 2022

In historical, never-seen-before proportions, different parts of Asia have reported many cases of flooding and storms in places such as Pakistan and the Philippines. Since June 14, 2022, flooding in Pakistan has devastatingly affected many lives. Due to the above-average rainfall this year, about one-third of the country is submerged underwater. In addition, nearly 1.7 million homes were destroyed,...

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November 10, 2022

As we arrive at one of the most stressful times of the year for highschool seniors, it is important to reflect on the opportunities Lake Forest Academy students are given. Among many other traditions, the college fair held at LFA is a great way for students, especially seniors, to ask questions and explore schools before their application cycle. The 2022 college fair was held for the first time...

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Our Stories: Shylee Saladi–Making sure others less fortunate are able to eat

May 17, 2020

"For the past month, my family and I have been at home, ordering groceries, only going out when necessary, and making sure that others who aren't as fortunate as us are able to eat. We have been quite worried about the growing cases of COVID in Illinois as it keeps rising even with the stay-at-home order in place. In Glencoe, I feel that people are taking this very seriously as I have not seen many...

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