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Our Mission!

TYWLS Chronicles (TC) is TYWLS's first-ever digital newspaper. TC was created to support TYWLS families mentally and emotionally. We provide information from around the world in small, legible sections to help TYWLS families get an understanding of the various aspects of the world today. We bring entertainment sections as well to give TYWLS families something to be happy about during unhappy times.

TYWLS Chronicles: it's more than a newspaper.

TYWLS Chronicles began in December of 2020 by Sadiqua Khan and Afsana Rahman. They joined forces with club advisor Michael Stuart to deliver leisurely and informative news to the entire school during an ongoing pandemic. In an attempt to bring everyone closer, the Board started and will continue the legacy of spreading the importance of news in the coming years.

The Board

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Afsana Rahman

Co-Founder | Editor | Journalist | Chief Designer

Afsana is a current junior at TYWLS Astoria. She enjoys watching tv shows, her favorite show being Supernatural, and trying new things in her spare time. At TYWLS, she co-founded SLA and TYWLS Chronicles and is the founder of the Computer Science Honor Society.

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Michael Stuart

Advisor | Chief Editor

Michael Stuart is the AP Human Geography and 9th Grade Global History teacher at TYWLS Astoria. Michael has been at TYWLSA for five years and has been a teacher within the NYC DOE since 2013. In his first year at TYWLSA, Michael co-taught a journalism Intensive and was excited to be asked to mentor the student newspaper. He has been an avid reader of investigative journalism since high school, where he would often be the first student at school with a copy of the NYTimes and a cup of coffee so he could get through the news of the day before the school day started. 

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Sadiqua Khan

Co-Founder | Editor | Journalist

Sadiqua is a current junior who enjoys traveling the world. In her free time, she listens to music and watches Grey's Anatomy. Sadiqua is very involved in after-school activities including co-starting SLA and TYWLS Chronicles.

The Team

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Phoebe Grace Aseoche

Journalist

Phoebe Grace Aseoche is a senior at TYWLS. Her hobbies consist of dancing, singing, playing instruments, bullet journaling, and volunteering. Her interests are a bit varied: photography, writing short stories/songs/poems, and reading are a few. She enjoys being creative with DIYs and bullet journaling.

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Niyama Chowdhury

Journalist 

Niyama (she/her) is a current 7th grader and loves reading, writing, and drawing. In her spare time, she enjoys writing stories and researching cars. Her dream car is a Nissan 350z, She considers herself to be a "cat person".

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Tsring Dolma

Journalist 

Tsring Dolma (she/her) is a senior at TYWLS. Her hobbies include binge-watching true crime documentaries, baking-anything to do with bread- playing 2048 cupcake, and buying leggings. A goal she has before 2022 is to build up her spice tolerance. She hates porta-potties, Muji markers, plaid pants, obnoxiously loud people, pigeons, and bell peppers.

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Yangchen Gurung

Journalist

Yangchen is a current senior at TYWLS. During her free time, she likes to try new recipes and paint. She is a part of the Environmental club, SLA, Baking club, and the newspaper club. 

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Trianne Hontiveros

Journalist 

Trianne is a current junior. She is on both Varsity volleyball and track teams. She loves traveling and spending time with friends and family. She is passionate about social justice, environmental issues, and human health as she aspires to become a doctor in the distant future.

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Tayiba Hussain

Journalist 

Tayiba is a current 7th grader. Other than writing, she enjoys watching scary movies, reading, and trying new foods. Her favorite subjects include math and art. Tayiba is very involved in her major life goals. One of her major life goals is to become a doctor to help many.

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Saiyara Jerin

Journalist

Saiyara Jerin is a current senior at TYWLS. Other than expressing herself through writing, she loves to cook and explore different recipes. She enjoys going on long drives with friends, spending time with her family, and having fun.

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Sahel Lima

Journalist 

Sahel Lima goes by all pronouns. Sahel enjoys playing with their cat, going on walks, and drawing. A fun fact about Sahel is that they are double-jointed and left-handed.

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Madiha Masud

Journalist 

Madiha Masud (she/her) is a current junior at TYWLS. Some of the things she loves are knitting/crocheting and reading. Her favorite genre is Mystery. Recently, she's taken baking as a hobby.

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Mia Soret

Journalist

Mia is currently a junior at TYWLS. She has two dogs that she loves greatly. She has a Cancer sun, Taurus moon, and Libra rising. She's Colombian and Cuban! Lastly, one of her major life goals is to travel as much as possible.

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Subaita Tarika

Journalist 

Subaita Tarika is a current sophomore at TYWLS. She has a wild imagination and loves creative writing. One of her biggest sources of inspiration is music. Not a day goes by when she doesn't put on her headphones and drift away into her world of stories while listening to her favorite songs.

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Hanni Yang

Journalist 

Hanni Yang is a current sophomore at TYWLS. She has a lovely dog named Shirley Yang. Her hobbies are listening to music, dancing, and singing. Additionally, she is volunteers in Queens and wants to become a physician in the future to help take care of her family.