2016-2017 Staff

Evelyn Abramowitz

Staff Writer

Evelyn is a sophomore at Miami Country Day School and has been going to the school since first grade. As well as a journalist, Evelyn plays bass in the MCDS orchestra and also plays guitar, saxophone, and electric bass. She also lov...

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Steve Brennan


Steve Brennan is a history teacher at Miami Country Day School, having originally arrived in the United States to study history at graduate school from England. His zest for the subject is matched by his love of teaching - a com...

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Karen Davis


Karen S. Davis is an Emmy-winning Producer/Writer, avid photographer, digital storyteller and proud teacher of Journalism and Broadcasting at MCDS. Completing a Masters degree in Education, after 30 years in TV, she has found h...

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Taisa Strouse

Staff Writer

Taisa Strouse is a freshman at Miami Country Day School. It is her first year as part of the Spartacus staff and she looks forward to reporting on day-to-day life at MCDS. She is on both the Varsity Cross Country and Soccer team....

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Sofia Gostfrand

Staff Writer

Sophia Gostfrand is a 9th grade student reporter at Miami Country Day School. In the Spring, she plays varsity girls softball. Sophia is also involved with the club at school “Best Buddies.” She enjoys being a freshman and...

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Ava Hansen

Staff Writer

Ava Hansen is a Junior at Miami Country Day School and has been at MCDS since kindergarten. She enjoys playing soccer, watching netflix, and traveling. Her favorite shows on Netflix are How To Get Away With Murder and Law and Order: ...

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Lucia Bruzzi

Online Co-Editor

Lucia Bruzzi reporter and online editor is currently a Junior at Miami Country Day School. She is Italian and has been at the school since freshman year. She works hard in the academic realm and is involved in extracurricular ...

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Danny Strouse

Online Co-Editor

Daniel Strouse (“Danny”), reporter, is currently a junior at Miami Country Day School. He is involved in athletics, works hard in the academic realm and is involved in many campus activities. On the weekends Daniel enjoys t...

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Madeline Sukhdeo

Spartans Speak Editor

Madeline Sukhdeo, Spartans Speak Editor for The Spartacus, is a sophomore at MCDS, and has been part of the Country Day community since second grade. She is a part of the volleyball team, and is a second violinist in the orchest...

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Photini Kamvisseli

Staff Writer

Photini Kamvisseli is a senior who enjoys sharing news with her fellow students by being a staff writer. It is her second year on The Spartacus, and she is also an active member in Gir Up and National Art Honor Society, and t...

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Daniel Gallup

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Daniel Gallup is a sophomore, who plays bass and sings in 21 Hearts 1 Beat.  He also enjoys acting and is a part of the school’s thespian troupe. He is eager to expand his interest in creative writing, and is looking forward...

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John Sayfie

Sports Editor

John Sayfie, the Sports Editor for The Spartacus, is a junior at Miami Country Day School. He is the Vice President of the 10th Grade, and participates on the JV Basketball and Varsity Lacrosse teams. He is also a member of E...

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Karen Rosenbloom


Karen Rosenbloom is a junior at Miami Country Day. She enjoys sharing a laugh with family and friends,the exquisite culinary arts, timeless photography, endless movie nights, and crisp mornings spent with a cup of coffee in one...

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Ben Kreger

Layout Editor

Ben Kreger is Sophomore and has been attending MCDS since fifth grade. Ben is a responsible and hardworking student. When he is not studying hard for all of his classes, he can be found watching hockey or spending time with friends...

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Ian Zigel

Staff Writer

Ian Zigel, editor-in-chief, is a senior at Miami Country Day. He is a self-proclaimed film buff, environmentalist and human rights activist. He is an active thespian, member of GSA and member of CME. He enjoys watching grea...

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Amy Gallup


Ms. Amy Gallup is an avid newspaper reader, a film buff, and, in her spare time, the Humanities Department Chair.   Among the MCDS responsibilities she loves most - advising The Spartacus and the GSA and ABC clubs, introducing a new ...

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