The student news site of Bellarmine Preparatory School

The Bellarmine Prep Lion

The student news site of Bellarmine Preparatory School

The Bellarmine Prep Lion

The student news site of Bellarmine Preparatory School

The Bellarmine Prep Lion

2021-2022 Staff

Tashi Landers-Quinn
Executive Editor

Tashi Landers-Quinn

My name is Tashi. I am a senior at Bellarmine Prep, and a proud member of the Journalism Staff. I play lacrosse, ski, mountain bike, and rock climb. I enjoy walking on the beach, playing guitar and being bad at karaoke.

Leo Bessler
Executive Editor

Leo Bessler

Hi, my name is Leo Bessler and I am a senior at Bellarmine. In school, I enjoy history and the sciences. Outside of school, I am a rower for Commencement Bay Rowing Club on American Lake and I am looking to continue rowing into...

AJ McCann
Executive Editor

AJ McCann

AJ is a senior this year and very pleased to be part of the Journalism staff. She is involved at Bellarmine with the girls soccer program and is a part of Team 24. Her hobbies include playing sports, going on walks, and spending...

Maren Jones
Executive Editor

Maren Jones

Maren Jones is a senior who is eager to be a part of the Journalism staff. At Bellarmine she is involved in Link Crew, Diversity Club, Key Club, and the Hiking Club. She enjoys soccer, hiking, and art.

Taraneh Moeini
Executive Editor

Taraneh Moeini

  Taraneh Moeini is a senior and is extremely excited to be on The Lion staff this year. She has two shih tzus that she loves more than anything else in the world. Her favorite movie is "Wall-E," and her favorite book...

Allie Bunn
Reporter

Allie Bunn

Allie is a senior this year who is very excited to be part of the Journalism staff. At school, she is a Sustainability representative and Link Crew Core team member. Her favorite activities include dancing ballet and performing...

Joey Langdon
Reporter

Joey Langdon

Joey is a junior this year and is ecstatic to be a member on the Journalism staff. He enjoys attending and staffing ModelUN conferences, working on the Robotics team, helping to lead the Sustainability and Lion Pride club, and...

Claire Comerford
Reporter

Claire Comerford

Claire is a senior this year who is super excited to be a part of the Journalism staff this year. Outside of school she enjoys reading, being outside and spending time with her friends and family.

MaryRose Johnson
Reporter

MaryRose Johnson

MaryRose is a senior this year who is excited to be part of the Journalism staff. At Bellarmine she enjoys playing soccer, being a Eucharistic minister, a link crew member, and more. Outside of school MaryRose loves being outdoors,...

Josie Jaback
Reporter

Josie Jaback

Josie Jaback is a junior and is excited to be a part of the Journalism staff this year. Her favorite activities include playing soccer for Bellarmine, hiking, and baking. She loves reading and being with family.

Roma Sharkey
Reporter

Roma Sharkey

Roma Sharkey is a junior and a new member of the Journalism Staff. At Bellarmine, she is involved with the girls soccer program, Link Crew, and Campus Ministry. When she’s not playing soccer, you can find her spending time with...

Lilly Burgess
Reporter

Lilly Burgess

Lilly Burgess is a junior this year and super excited to be a part of the journalism staff. At Bellarmine she enjoys playing softball. Outside of school she is passionate about reading, drawing, and backpacking.

Nelly Ramos-Laguna
Reporter

Nelly Ramos-Laguna

Nelly Ramos-Laguna is a senior this year and is excited to join the Lion journalism staff. At Bellarmine she enjoys being a part of the cross country team, Capstone program, Link Crew, Diversity club, and Sustainability club....

Ruby Serra
Reporter

Ruby Serra

Ruby Serra is a junior and a newcomer to the journalism program. She enjoys doing Track and Field, being the Glee club leader and being a part of Ohana club. At home she is usually playing piano, baking, or reading.

Toni Spellacy
Reporter

Toni Spellacy

Toni Spellacy is a senior this year and it is her first year pursuing journalism. At Bellarmine, she is a sustainability representative, and you can often find her telling people to recycle. Along with this, she is an excited...

Xavier Nazzal
Reporter

Xavier Nazzal

Xavier Nazzal is a junior and a newcomer to the Lion Journalism staff who finds interest in comparative religion, world history, the development of Christianity, skepticism, and literature. Xavier hosts a podcast on comparative...

Kelen Tamurian
Reporter

Kelen Tamurian

Kelen Tamurian is a senior this year and is excited to be on the Journalism staff. Kelen is passionate about writing and has published a book called “Simply Not Enough” that details the mental health journey of a teenage girl...

Lion Staff
Writer

Lion Staff

The Lion staff loves to fill in and write about anything Bellarmine Prep-related.

Oliver Smith
TA/Intern

Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith is the sports broadcast TA/intern.  He is a junior at Bellarmine and has been here since freshman year. He loves the community as it is so welcoming, fun, and enthusiastic. He is very excited to be able to engage...

The author enjoys the lovely landmark of the San Carlos Institute. Photo by Dan Mohrbacher
Teacher/Adviser

Jeanne Hanigan

Jeanne (Dressel) Hanigan B'84 practices what she preaches or, in this case, what she teaches. An English literature, AP Composition and Journalism teacher at Bellarmine Prep, she is also the founder of the online venue, www.writesociety.com,...