Ameerah DeChabertAtlanta Teen Voices Editor
Jahleelah ShaheedTeen Arts, Culture, & Entertainment Editor
Mikael TrenchTeen Multimedia Editor
Mikael, 18, is a freshman at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta where he plans to major in animation. Mikael has a mad passion for cinema, particularly anything animated, sci-fi, horror or by Quentin Tarantino. He hopes to be an independent stop motion filmmaker in the future, and all his stop motion work can be found on his Youtube channel, Cyclops studio. He looks forward to continuing at VOX because he can expand his knowledge in journalism and cultures as well as find opportunities in his future career. Click for Mikael's work!
Akhil VaidyaTeen VOX Investigates Editor
Akhil is a senior at Johns Creek High School and is the Teen Editor for the 2016 VOX Investigates issue on race. He is a self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys struggling to speak Spanish. You can often find him writing essays for fun, shouting at the television, or in the drive-through line at Taco Bell.
Sebastian Van ErkTeen News & Features Editor and Board Member
Thalia ButtsTeen Board Member
Dasia EvertszTeen Board Member
Jhoanna AndersonTeen Staff Contributor
Chayla BetheaTeen Contributor
Billaé BlandingTeen Staff Member
Catherine BoydTeen Staff Member
Prentiss BullardTeen Staff Member
K.J. CarterTeen Staff Member
Jason CrichtonTeen Staff Member
Jonathan DavisTeen Staff Member
Samaria DriverTeen Contributor
Samaria is a sophomore at Riverwood High School. She has an older sister who is an alumna of VOX. She enjoys making music and questioning the norm. She also codes. She hasn’t decided specifically what she wants to do when she grows up, yet she does know she wants to do something in music or computer science. She was born in Long Island.
Emma FarnhamTeen Staff Member
Kenneth FranklinTeen Staff Member
Rem HellmannTeen Staff Member
Rebecca JeltuhinTeen Staff Member
Matt KeeTeen Contributor
Raymond KelsoTeen Staff Member
Faith LucasTeen Staff Member
Destine MansonTeen Staff Member
Ayanna MartinTeen Staff Member
Hannah MartinTeen Staff Member
Hi I’m Hannah, I would say for the most part I’m pretty quiet, I really like the darker things of life. I like to be alone but around people; I usually contradict myself. I’m nice. I go to North Atlanta High School. I love to draw, but I don’t draw much unless my creativity is at a good place.
Maya MartinTeen Staff Member
Troy MaxwellTeen Contributor
Simone McGregorTeen Staff Member
Jabari McLeodTeen Staff Member
Aye, wassup! It’s DJ Bar-Bar! Also known as Bari, J-Bar, Bari-Bar, J-Cleod, Cloud, and Jabarbeque. I’m currently a senior attending Dekalb School of the Arts, where I major in Drama, and minor in creative writing and vocal. I am unapologetically black, and a lover of black girls. I love rap and 90’s r&b, and have an unhealthy obsession with J.Cole. I try to see the light in everyone, and if you ever need a listening ear, mines is always available!
Isis MorrisTeen Staff Member
Shalom ObiagoTeen Staff Member
Jola OyedepoTeen Contributor
Kimani PalmerTeen Staff Member
Amaris PowellTeen Contributor
Mac RoweTeen Staff Member
Mackenzie is a freshman at Oglethorpe University. He is a psych major, and in his free time he likes cosplaying and doing makeup! He hopes to write a lot of investigation pieces. Click for Mac's work!
Richa SehgalTeen Staff Member
Khalil A. ShipmanTeen Staff Member
Khalil, 15, attends Druid Hills High School. He is in love with writing poetry, fiction, and news of course! The kid is in for having fun, and watching media via the interwebs. Whatever you need he'll have it done with ease if truly important to you! His name means friend, so when you need him he's there!
Kayla SmithTeen Contributor
Tiana SmithTeen Staff Member
Zachari TellezTeen Staff Member
Kennedy ThedfordTeen Staff Member
My name is Kennedy and I am a VOX teen staffer. I go to Martha Stilwell School of Arts where I study theatre and orchestra. I love reading, and obsessing over BB-8 and anything related to the Olympics. I’m most excited to learn more about film, editing, interviewing people for my stories and watching some cool movie previews.
Holyn ThigpenTeen Contributor
Holyn is a junior at Dekalb School of the Arts, where she majors in creative writing and minors in media arts. She loves tea, pretentious foreign films, angsty 60’s music and Leonardo Dicaprio. She spends her days sipping lattes about town, buying Chipotle burritos and chillin’ with her cats, and of course writing. She hopes to have an amazing year publishing at VOX!
Alex ThomasTeen Staff Member
I love learning about people. People’s stories, their quirks, everything about them just makes me really curious. I love to sing, and create documentaries. I absolutely love all types of music, and exploring new places. My favorite pair of shoes ever is my high top black converse. I’m still on this fast paced journey to find myself, but it’s great. I’m super quirky. I love goats. My mind moves much faster than my mouth, or my hand. I love ziplining and rock climbing. I love taking pictures of people.