By the youth. For the youth.

The Editorial Board


Lily Wolfson & Ryan Pelosky



Grace Davis & H. Harrison Coleman IV

Associate Editors

Kaden Pradhan & Phoebe Weinstein


Managing Editors

Morgan Wright, Zack Pelosky, & Julia Stern


Copy Editors

Erica Lee, Sadie Perkins, & Sophia Noh


Executive News Editors

Kaia Fisher & Matthew Kuster 


Local News Editor

Dylan Turkewitz


National News Editor

Allison Markman


Global News Editors

Bhavya Surapaneni, Elizabeth Heywood, & Megan Tanuwidjaja


Opinion Editors

Ayaan Ali, Naya Kurdy, & Zander Kurita


Features Editors

Katya Tolunsky & Estelle Anderson


Sports Editors

Scarlett Beard & Milo Boublik

Arts Editor

Sasha Abner

Youth Initiatives Editors

Eleanor Keohane, Ritta Shahada, & Emma Resetarits


Layout Editor

Ellora Devulapally

Photo Editor

Eli Diker

Directors of Outreach

Benjamin Rubin, Grace Liang

Our Mission

Founded in New York City, The Iris is a newspaper produced by high school students from across the world. We are dedicated to printing underreported, accurate news; versatile opinion pieces; and captivating stories. We recognize the importance of social media in communicating news stories but realize that it can often be one-sided or fail to convey the whole story. The Iris seeks to address this phenomenon and firmly believes in the importance of informed journalism. We will use this platform to uplift marginalized voices; we are an actively anti-racist and anti-discriminatory newspaper. We strive to report comprehensively and concisely through a reputable platform where students can amplify their voices. Above all, The Iris seeks to inform thought, discourse, and in turn, action among the youth of our world. 


We felt our newspaper name, The Iris, fitting. Indeed, Iris is the messenger of news for the Olympian gods. As one, we hope to deliver news to our readers as Iris does to the gods.

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