The Port Press

2020-2021 Staff

James Connor

Contributor

James Connor is a senior at Northport High School and a reporter for The Port Press. His writing focuses on investigative journalism within the school district and technological reporting. He utilizes his passion for computer...

Nick Crafa

Contributor

Nick Crafa is a sophomore at Northport High School and a contributor for The Port Press. Nick is a current member of the Northport Cross Country team, and loves to play soccer in his free time. Nick plays with the Northport Tige...

Elias Giuliano

Contributor

Elias Giuliano is a senior at Northport High School, a nature photographer, a baker, a musician, and a tea addict. He lives with his mother, father, grandmother, and his only siblings — his dog and two cats. In his free time,...

Harrison LeBow

Contributor

Harrison LeBow is a junior at Northport High School. Harrison is in the National Honor Society, the Northport Jazz Band, and S.H.A.R.E. Harrison is also a rank leader in the Northport High School Tiger Marching Band. He enjoys ...

Liam Mickulas-Mesco

Contributor

Liam Mickulas-Mesco is a 10th grade student. He enjoys writing about current events in pop culture, and likes to make personality quizzes. His favorite subject is History and English, and an odd fact about him is that he wants...

Jake Blumenthal

Freelancer

Jake Blumenthal is a freshman at Northport High School. He loves sports — as he has played baseball — and he plays video games in his free time.

Peyton Brill

Freelancer

Peyton Brill is a junior at Northport High School. She loves to sing, act, and dance, and is a part of the Northport Powdered Wigs, the Northport Tour Choir, the Northport Treble Choir, the Northport Jazz Choir, the International...

Ali Crosley

Freelancer

Ali Crosley is a senior at Northport High School. She loves performing, and is a part of the Northport Powdered Wigs, the Northport Tour Choir, the Northport Jazz Choir, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, the International Thespians...

Kaitlyn Foster

Freelancer

Kaitlyn Foster is a sophomore at Northport High School. She is an avid sports fan who loves to write. She is a blackbelt in jiujitsu and a softball shortstop. She wrote for the Northport Middle School's The Paw Print and is n...

Luke Frisoli

Freelancer

Luke Frisoli is a junior at Northport High School. He participates in a myriad of different school activities. Luke enjoys listening to music, reading Stephen King, acting and watching others act, listening to comedians, and playing...

Jake Kalinowski

Freelancer

Jake Kalinowski is a senior at Northport High School. He loves to act and sing, and has performed in shows at the John W. Engeman Theater, at the Northport Community Theater, and with the Northport Powdered Wigs. Jake is also...

Carter LaCorte

Freelancer

Carter LaCorte is a freshman at Northport High School and a freelancer for The Port Press. Always a massive fan of the Islanders, Yankees, and all things hockey and baseball, Carter started his own blog, Carterhud.com, in 2016. He has written over 1000 articles ...

Jules Nguyen

Freelancer

Jules Nguyen is a sophomore at Northport High School and a freelancer for The Port Press. She loves to read, and especially enjoys mysteries and psychological thrillers such as the Nancy Drew books and Megan Miranda's novels. Ju...

Ella Piscatello

Freelancer

Ella Piscatello is a current sophomore at Northport High School. Ella shows a keen interest in music-related activities and clubs. She is passionate and dedicated to singing, dancing, and acting as she has been involved in numerous...

Mckenzie Schuvart

Freelancer

Mckenzie Schuvart is a senior at Northport High School who has always had a passion for writing. She has written for Northport Middle School's Paw Print and Art and Literary Magazine, the NHS Art and Literary magazine, and now for The Port Pr...

Juliana Tjornhom

Freelancer

Juliana Tjornhom is a senior at Northport High School and freelancer for The Port Press. She is an avid reader and sailor, and she enjoys playing the piano and violin. Her journey as a musician has allowed her to share her pass...

Alexandra Weber

Freelancer

Alexandra Weber is a senior at Northport High School, who enjoys reading, playing the guitar and drums, listening to and writing music, acting, and photography. She is a part of the Northport Tour Choir, Jazz Choir, and Powdered...

Julia de Masi

Photographer

Grace Gillin

Social Media Manager

Grace Gillin is a junior at Northport High School and is the Social Media Manager for The Port Press. Grace enjoys listening to music, swimming, dancing, and spending time with her family. She is a member of the school’s AOF and ...

Amelia Semple

Assistant Editor

Amelia is a junior at Northport High School, and when she isn’t studying heavily for school, she loves entertainment, books, and writing. She is a theater lover who also loves drawing and designing clothes and jewelry. Her main g...

Griffin Crafa

Editor-in-Chief

Griffin Crafa is a member of the Class 2021 and Editor-in-Chief for The Port Press. Griffin is an officer in the Northport High School Tiger Marching Band, Vice President and Treasurer of Italian Club, and Co-Chair of the Mat...

Mrs. Cavaliere and Ms. Milazzo

Advisers

Mrs. Cavaliere is one of the advisers for The Port Press, and you can find her running about the NHS Library with a megaphone and pom-poms (even though she has never been a cheerleader), most likely pushing databases and Nood...

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