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By the youth. For the youth.

The Editorial Board


Lily Wolfson & Ryan Pelosky



Zack Pelosky & Grace Schuringa

Associate Editors

Siri Ratnam & Sammy Underberg

Managing Editors

Milo Mandelli-Valla 


Copy Editors

Siri Ratnam, Einthiri Mudili & Ria Dangayach


Executive News Editor

Milo Mandelli-Valla


Local News Editor

Allison Markman


National News Editors

Grace Schuringa & Hannah Katzke


Global News Editor

Einthiri Mudili


Opinion Editors

Lucy Goldberg 

Features Editors

Zaki Mustafa

Sports Editor

Zaki Mustafa

Arts Editors

Lucy Goldberg 

Science Editors

Bhavya Surapaneni & Ananya Vinay

Youth Initiatives Editor

Lucy Goldberg 

Photo Editor

Eli Diker

Directors of Outreach

Ritta Shahada

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.

Contact us at to get involved or learn more about The Iris.

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