2019-2020 Staff

Karen S. Davis, CJE


Karen S. Davis is an Emmy-winning Producer/Writer, nationally certified Journalism Educator, avid photographer, digital storyteller and proud adviser to The Spartacus and Spartan TV. I Was Born Kingston, NY Why I joined The...

Sofia Paredes

Co-Editor in Chief

Sofia Paredes was named Co-Editor-in-Chief alongside Taisa Strouse in the spring of 2019. She is a senior and a member of the Varsity Girls Swimming and Water Polo teams. She is also on the board of Girl Up and the Science Nati...

Maria Silva

Online & Humans of Country Day Editor & Reporter

Where I Was Born Florianópolis, Brazil Why I joined The Spartacus I joined The Spartacus because of my love for writing and to ensure that the student body is both informed and engaged with what is happening in our comm...

Sasha Vaygensberg

Staff Reporter

Morgan Dent

Staff Reporter

This is the first year at MCDS and first for Junior Morgan Dent on The Spartacus.

Andrew Weaver

Staff Reporter

Junior Andrew Weaver is a musician, award-winning poet, Model UN negotiator, Eagle Scout and most recently, an investigative reporter.  He is passionate about protecting the planet and politics. This is his first year on The...

Jackie Ludicke

Staff Reporter

Jackie is a Junior at MCDS. This is her second year on the staff.

Sofia Vasileva

Staff Reporter

Sofia Vasileva is a new member of the 2019 Spartacus and a freshman of the class of 2023. She was a member of the National Junior Honor Society and wrote poems for the literary magazine in middle school. She hopes to discover ...

Mia Batista

Staff Reporter

Where I Was Born: I was born here in Miami, Florida  Why I joined The Spartacus: I joined the Spartacus because after taking Journalism in 10th grade, I grew an affinity for making news reports.  What I’m Passio...

Giulianna Bruce

Staff Reporter

Where I Was Born Miami, Florida Why I joined The Spartacus I joined the Spartacus to inform the student body and the teachers at Country Day, as well as write about subjects that will interest them. I also joined the Spa...

Julian De La Cadena

Staff Writer

A new member to the 2019 The Spartacus staff, Julian hopes to become an active member and reporter on the team this year. He is currently a Junior and plans to be a part of the swim and water polo teams as he’s done previous...

Sophia Gostfrand

Staff Writer

Sophia Gostfrand is an 11th grade student reporter at Miami Country Day School. In the Spring, she plays varsity girls softball. Sophia is also involved with the Best Buddies club at school. This is her second year on The Spart...

Ryan Mendelson

Sports Reporter

Where I Was Born Miami, Florida Why I joined The Spartacus To further my knowledge in the field of writing and to stay proactive in the community. What I’m Passionate About Basketball, Football, Family and Fri...