2019-2020 Staff

Karen S. Davis, CJE


Where I Was Born Kingston, NY Why I joined The Spartacus As a former TV writer, producer and exec- turned- educator, I have a passion for helping budding journalists find the right words, the truest images, the most powerf...

Taisa Strouse

Co-Editor in Chief

Taisa Strouse is Co-Editor in Chief of The Spartacus together with Sofia Paredes.  This is her fourth year on The Spartacus, where she's had various roles, including Sports Editor last year.  Taisa is on both the Varsity So...

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...

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

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...

Gabriella Marchesani

Staff Writer

Gabriella Marchesani, Staff Writer, is a Senior who strives to improve her skills as an aspiring journalist, whether it is by reporting, photographing, writing or editing on The Spartacus. She has gained experience through the Co...

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...