The Cardinal

2017-2018 Staff

Ashley Ventimiglia

Junior Contributor

After years of hard work and determination, Ashley Ventimiglia had climbed the ladder in the intense sport of running. She had endured extensive training year round to obtain her outstanding ability to run races in outstandingly f...

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Emma Kadilak

Senior Contributor

Any time high school seniors get asked about their future a look of sheer panic takes over there face. When asking Emma Kadilak a smile takes her face, because she has what most seniors don’t. A plan. Kadilak already has three college...

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Vincent Patierno

Junior Contributor

A two-time author, a varsity Cross Country leader, and a member of the Executive Board for the graduating class of 2019, just to name a few, are all accomplishments things that can chronicle Vincent Patierno. Describing Patier...

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Brooke Davidson

Senior Contributor

Brooke Davidson is loving her last year of high school.  She is a senior on the varsity bowling team, explaining that her parents met in a bowling league and encouraged her to try out for the team just last year.   ...

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Brandon Stratton

Junior Contributor

When it comes to junior Brandon Stratton he is just happy to be here at Canfield High School. He loves the amount of things that you can do here and wished that when he was a freshman he could do more of them. With the vast var...

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Olivia VanDevender

Senior Contributor

For the graduating class of 2018, the time to choose a career path is quickly approaching. For Canfield senior Olivia VanDevender, the choice is clear. “I’m going to Bowling Green University,” she said. VanDevender expres...

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Brianna Ventimiglia

Junior Contributor

In the lives of teenagers, the struggle of growing up, and becoming more mature is  continuous. Most children have trouble adjusting to having adult conversation. Brianna Ventimiglia found an unusual strategy to become m...

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Audrey Altiere

Sophomore Contributor

Here at Canfield High School, Audrey Altiere is more than just another face in the crowd.  As a sophomore, Audrey cheers for the Canfield Varsity Basketball team.  She loves to spend time with, and is always surrounded...

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Cece Economus

Junior Contributor

From middle school to high school, Conor Crogan has had his eyes set on basketball, and has played at all levels on the court. “It’s more competitive and Coach Muck yells more… You are going from being the star on the ...

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Lilly Economus

Junior Contributor

Lilly Economus is a Junior at Canfield High School. Her fashion sense has always been a significant part of her personality. Economus has always had a somewhat spirited and unique flare about the way she dresses. “The way I d...

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Taryn Rothbauer

Senior Contributor

Student at Canfield High School, Taryn Rothbauer finds ways to combine passions of politics and school activity through the debate program in school. “I'm into a lot of things. I'm into speech and debate it into politics,...

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Jared Cross

Senior Contributor

When met with the presence, or even simple thought, of Jared Cross a myriad of feelings and ideas come to mind. To most he is the lovable speech kid, known for his humour, and perhaps his love of the wonderful world of card games...

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Jackson Horvat

Senior Contributor

Everyone, at some point in childhood, has to be an author, illustrator or both. An example of this being a 1-2 page children’s book about a rabbit who meets a turtle and they become friends. Canfield High School's own, Jackson Horv...

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Christina Rivera

Senior Contributor

Senior year is filled with emotions. Trying to savor the final moments as a high school student while foreseeing a finish line is an interesting dynamic for most. For Christina Rivera it means her basketball career is coming to...

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Vince Machuga

Freshman Contributor

Vincent Machuga is a freshman at Canfield High School. He has lived in Canfield  all of his life.  Vince had a love-hate relationship with his classes for the first semester, but he plans on putting in a lot of work thr...

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Svetha Nallapaneni

Junior Contributor

Svetha Nallapaneni is a Junior at Canfield High School and has enjoyed dance from a very young age to today. “When I was little it wasn’t really my choice, my mom kind of put me in it,” said Nallapaneni when asked ab...

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Emily Yurchison

Junior Contributor

Music is something that most people enjoy, and junior Emily Yurchison is no different, but her time in band class has helped her truly love and appreciate it. Yurchison started playing the clarinet in band in the fifth grad...

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Serena Pasquale

Junior Contributor

After being a cheerleader all of middle school, Serena Pasquale began to miss the football field once high school began. Performing on the football field in front of the cheering crowd was one of her favorite things to do. ...

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Isabella Audia

Junior Contributor

Isabella Audia has always seen herself as an outgoing person, and its reflected in the multiple activities she takes part of here at Canfield High School. Audia does not limit herself to basic choir. She also sings with the all gir...

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Dominic DeRamo

Junior Contributor

There are a variety of organizations available at Canfield High school for the students to join. One that’s appealing to Dominic DeRamo is Speech and Debate. DeRamo said “I’m part of the Speech and Debate team and I’m...

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Sophia Campos

Junior Contributor

It is questionable to most people if extra curricular activities are meaningful, or will move into your everyday life. What students expose themselves to in high school can affect their character in the long run. Sophia Campos,...

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Jessica Lee

Junior Contributor

Stanford is known as the Harvard of the west, and getting accepted is a strenuous process. Some Canfield students might think that Stanford is in Jessica Lee’s future, but she does not have the same aspirations as her brother...

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Gabby Sammarone

Junior Contributor

If you’ve ever seen Gabby Sammarone in the halls, you've probably seen her wearing her signature baggy jeans or her fashionable fitted tops. When describing her sense of style, Sammarone refers to it as “retro and vintage.”...

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Kailey Charnesky

Freshman Contributor

The transition from middle school to high school can be intimidating, but Kailey Charnesky faced the challenge with a sense of optimism. Her adventurous drive has gotten her involved in everything from music and art to track and...

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Diem Mi Le

Junior Brat

Out of all the students that walk through the halls of Canfield High School, each have different hobbies and interests. In fact, more kids every year are getting involved with making music. Diem Mi Le has been apart of the mixtape gan...

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Grace Mangapora

Sophomore Contributor

Most of us have expectations to meet, sometimes those expectations makes us lose who we truly are. That is not the case with Grace Mangapora, the youngest child of the (locally) famous basketball family, known not only for the their...

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Sophie Hodge

Junior Contributor

Everyone has characteristics and interests to make themselves standout. Chipotle, speech and debate, art club, and music are just a select amount of things that influence Sophie Hodge to be her genuine self. Sophie is inv...

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Candice Kraykovich

Junoir Contributor

Cheerleading, music, fashion and art are all things that inspire 16 year old Candice Krakovich to be the creative person she is. Cheerleading has been a part of Candice’s life since she can remember. She started cheer w...

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Kaleigh Ceci

Sophomore Contributor

Football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and softball are just a few of the many sports you can letter in at Canfield High School. But sophomore Kaleigh Ceci won’t be lettering in a sport this year, she’ll be lettering in ...

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Carmen Luongo

Senior Contributor

Gary Zukav once wrote in his 1989 New York Times bestseller, The Seat of the Soul that, “Our deeper understanding leads us to another kind of power, a power that loves life in every form that it appears, a power that does not ...

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Natalie Maras


With this school year quickly getting underway, the seniors of Canfield High School, Class of 2018 has to start figuring out where they want to go to college and perhaps what they want to do in their future.   All first...

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Jack Villano

Senior Contributor

Many students spend a lot of time with their siblings. They live in the same home as them, eat dinner with them and go to school with them. To Jack Villano, though, he and his younger brother do something that few siblings can...

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Aidyn Jones

Junior Contributor

Art is something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. Not many people can master the skill of art, but is seems that Aidyn has a talent. When I was...

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Gina Landers

Junior Contributor

Teenagers. Their desire to be out and about constantly thrives, their need to be independent from their parents is a priority, and hanging out with their friends is a necessity. However, when it comes to sixteen-year-olds, Gin...

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Dana Brown

Senior Contributor

The Canfield Fair is full of fun times and great food. It’s a family friendly place where children can learn about animals and have fun, but for Dana Brown it’s about showing her horse, Bentley, in the 4H program. The 2017 ...

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Paul Breinz

Senior Contributor

For Paul Breinz football is a priority now and always has been. As a senior captain of the football team and already nominated as a Big 22 player, Paul has some high expectations for himself along with his team for the 2017 seas...

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Tina Maalouf

Senior Contributor

When you ask little girls what they want to be when they grow up, most of them say they want to be famous models. Ones that get to wear cute clothes, beat their face with makeup, and get to walk down the runway. That dream...

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Jaclyn Edelstein

Senior Contributor

One Octave has provided a talented girl a home to expand her horizons and pursue her passion. One Octave is an all female choir group at Canfield High School that explores the world of combing female voices of different r...

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Rosellen Hansing

Sophomore Contributor

In a high school setting being your true self can be extremely grueling. Especially with the worries of social standards, norms, and opinions. But for Rosellen Hansing, this is her year to show CHS who she truly is. Canfi...

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Jillian Mt. Castle

Sophmore Contributor

With the 2017 - 2018 school year commencing, students take the time to reflect on what defines themselves academically and socially. For some, the major focuses are sports or social standards driven. For Jillian Mt. Castle, the...

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Emma Bucheit

Junior Contributor

Canfield High School’s junior, Emma Bucheit, has a lot on her plate. Between classes in school to her photography and band, Emma barely has time for anything else. She also enjoys horseback riding in her spare time. Her main ...

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Ashley Thompson

Sophomore Contributor

You may think having an older sister could be torture, but for Ashley Thompson, it was a blessing. She and her sister are 3 years in age, but have been best friends since the day her sister, Bree, laid eyes on her. Growing u...

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R.J. Thomas

Senior Contributor

  R.J., or Rock, as his friends call him, is a senior this year and is on Canfield High School’s soccer team. He enjoys hanging out with friends and going to parties during the summer. Mr. Rock and the soccer team...

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Sam Bechara

Senior Contributor

Sports conditioning, family vacation, hanging out with friends, are all things that might happen during the summer of a normal high school student. Loud. Adrenaline. The stench of human body odor in the air. Are things that happ...

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Riley Wilkins

Sophomore Contributor

A home, by technical definition, is a place where someone lives or dwells. As a synonym for house or residence, a home is somewhere one permanently lives, but to many people, the word home means so much more than its denotati...

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Eva Lamberson

Senior Contributor

Eva Lamberson is currently a senior entering her fourth year of speech and debate at Canfield High School. She is the program’s president, which consists of designing spirit wear, planning the Canfield tournament, enforcing...

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Emerson Fletcher

Senior Contributor

Who knew softball would consume so much of Emerson Fletcher's life? Softball is something that Emerson has put so much time and effort into for years. Eleven years to be exact. Growing up, Emerson got into the sport and has...

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Jill Baker

Senior Contributor

Mimi and Cubbi are the two most important animals to Jill Baker. Both dogs are senior Jill Baker's best friends and mean the world to her. Mimi is five years old with black fur and Cubbi is three years old with brown and w...

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Kiera Toohey

Senior Contributor

To many people, driving can be quite a boring activity. Sitting in one stationary spot as well as paying attention to everything around may not seem enjoyable to most. Some may even see it as scary, as they put their lives and...

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Satyam Patel

Senior Contributor

In a predominantly white, Christian school like Canfield High School, students are exposed to very few diverse cultures.  Patel, though, along with a few others, is Hindu. “Canfield is definitely accepting of new...

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Victor Labra

Senior Contributor

Some people seek fame, longing for the joy that stardom, recognition and possessions may bring. In every human being there is a nature that drives us to be “seen.” For some, that validation comes from making the high school...

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Nate Cordova

Senior Contributor

Lots of people can be good at something they devote their time to, but what separates them from the great ones? The answer is one word: Motivation. Nate Cordova is a senior at Canfield High School who seems to truly underst...

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Lindsay Davis

Senior Contributor

Love, hope, certainty, and acceptance are just a few words that are used to describe Christianity. To Lindsay Davis, being a believer in Christ is a part of her everyday life, not just on Sundays. Davis is a senior at Canfield High School an...

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Abbi Havrilla

Sophomore Contributor

When looking into Canfield High School, there is a variety of sports, clubs and committees to be a part of as an attending student. For sophomore Abbi Havrilla, there was one thing that she was not officially a part of but en...

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Tara Santoro

Sophomore Contributor

With the new school year coming up, all of the fall sports are beginning their seasons. Among all of the fall sports, one in particular is girls soccer. A sophomore by the name of Tara Santoro is a member of the Canfield Soccer...

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Cameren Johnson

Freshman Contributor

When asked what hobbies Cameren Johnson likes to pursue in his free time, one specific activity came to mind: video games. Johnson’s strong fascination for this digital pastime started in fourth grade. His friends had alre...

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Alana Marzich

Senior Contributor

Cardio, flexibility, endurance, weight lifting, yoga, etc… are all different types of exercises. Exercising and physical activity is a good way to stay in shape and to be healthy. There are some people who enjoy working out...

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