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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


Afsana Rahman

Co-Founder | Editor | Journalist | Chief Designer

Afsana is a current senior 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 TYWLS Chronicles and is the founder of the Computer Science Honor Society.


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. 


Sadiqua Khan

Co-Founder | Editor | Journalist

Sadiqua is a current senior 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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Hayley Martinez Vasco

Journalist | Designer

Hayley is a current 9th grader and loves gaming and watching Disney movies. She enjoys playing volleyball and video games with friends and family in her spare time. She is in Student Junto and Student Council and plans on keeping those positions until she graduates high school.

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Grace Fitzgerald

Journalist | Designer

Grace is a current 9th grader. She plays different sports and dances. She enjoys traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Hanni Yang


Hanni Yang is a current junior at TYWLS of Astoria. She has a gorgeous dog named Shirley. Hanni likes linguistics and she is addicted to plushies. She really likes science and math courses. Hanni desires to become a doctor to help people.

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Alifha Mozumdar 


Hi, I am Alifha. I like to do many things that are new. My favorite animal is a cat and I am excited for you to read my articles.

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Sahel Lima


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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Zara Imtiaz


- Current Junior at TYWLS

- In my free time I like to read, design and make clothing, and watch TV shows (i love Shameless)

- I love literature and chemistry

- I also love listening to music (Kendrick and J. Cole are my favorite!)

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Madiha Masud


I am a senior at TYWLS. My hobbies consist of drawing, knitting, and painting. I have a cat, she is now 6 months old! I recently got her, actually brought her home without informing my mom this summer. Her name is Mishti, which means sweet in Bangla! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and one member in my family: my cat 🤍

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Mia Soret


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


Subaita Tarika is a current junior at TYWLS. She enjoys writing, reading, and listening to music. Her favorite subjects are English and Psychology, as she hopes to pursue a career in those fields.

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