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Annie Shafran

Annie Shafran, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Annie Shafran is currently a Senior at West Morris Mendham High School. She is involved with Relay for Life and is a Peer Leader. This will be Annie's third year in journalism. During her Sophomore year, Annie joined journalism and began her writing career as a staff writer. Halfway through, though, she became the editor for the Arts and Entertainment section. starting her Junior year, Annie became the head Editor for The Patriot. Entering her third and final year with the paper, she is very excited to make the year memorable. Outside of school, Annie enjoys art. Ever since she was young Annie had always had a love for creating art. While she does enjoy drawing, her main love falls to painting. Oils and acrylics are two of her favorite mediums to work with. Annie also loves playing music. She started playing the drums when she was eight. In the past year, she also picked up the guitar, a little bass, and even the didgeridoo! She loves anything creative: music, painting, writing. She even wants to pursue art in the future. Frequently, Annie's hair color changes. While it is naturally brown, in the past two years it has been various shades of green, blue, purple, turquoise, pink, and red. Annie also enjoys going on hikes and ski trips with her family and two dogs. Annie originally took journalism because she needed something to fill up her schedule. However, she quickly fell in love with all of it. While Annie is excited to graduate from Mendham and go out in the world, she will miss working on The Patriot.

All content by Annie Shafran

Furthering Contemporary Egalitarianism

Annie Shafran, Editor-in-Chief
September 21, 2021
Image of the Mendham Carnival poster off of Stay Happenings. 
Image is a poster advertising the Mendham Labor Day Carnival. It took place on September 3rd to September 6th at Borough Park. The carnival was put on to raise money for the Past Time Club.

A Sound End to Summer

Annie Shafran, Editor-in-Chief
September 21, 2021
This lookout is one of the last standing structures in Mesa Verde where Annie is for her brothers graduation for the summer. Annie visited the rock formation coming back from Long House, one of the many cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde.

[Photo] Mesa Verde, Colorado

Lindsay Lee, Staff Writer
September 23, 2021
Left to right: Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera, winners of the award for best makeup and hairstyling for Ma Raineys Black Bottom, pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool, courtesy of CNN)

2021 Oscars Leave People In Shock

Annie Shafran, Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2021
Image courtesy of US Weekly

Is Blood Thicker Than Water?

Annie Shafran, Editor-in-Chief
March 11, 2021
Image of Bernie in the USS Starship Enterprises Captains chair, courtesy of  @lylamiklos Twitter.

Bernie Wanted to Be Warm, Not a Meme

Annie Shafran, Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2021
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Remy: The Rat of All Our Dreams

Annie Shafran, Editor in Chief
November 30, 2020
Image courtesy of Eliza Lang

The Next Yo-Yo Ma: Eliza Lang

Annie Shafran, Editor in Chief
November 21, 2020
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The Harm that Socializing Comes With

Annie Shafran, Arts & Entertainment Editor
May 14, 2020
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The Quarantine Reunion No One was Expecting

Annie Shafran, Arts & Entertainment editor
May 4, 2020

Start March Off Strong

Annie Shafran, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 23, 2020

Streaming Services Are Ruining Music

Annie Shafran, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 13, 2020
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Los Angeles Remembers Basketball Legend, Kobe Bryant

Annie Shafran, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2020

A New Age Of Disney

Annie Shafran, Staff Writer
September 27, 2019
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The Trifecta of the Athletic World

Annie Shafran, Staff Writer
September 15, 2019
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