2017-2018 Staff

Natalie Bandura

Natalie, first joined as a seventh grader, but now as an eigth grader she has already served as an issue Editor-in-chief.  She likes to write poems and stories and she excels at journalism. "I am really proud of winning the PTA...

Henry Carson

Henry is a sixth grader who has already left his mark on "Ursus." in the first issue alone, he wrote two articles and took pictures to help round out the coverage of his school. Thorough and dependable, Henry is a great addition...

Finnegan Courtney

Finnegan Courtney loves to write. He especially likes to write journalism. "Writing is just something I've always loved," said Finnegan. He became the first sixth grader to join "Ursus," but now as an eighth grader, he is the...

Paige Farlow

Paige is new to Bedford this year, and was previously at Greens Farms Academy. She enjoys drawing and playing music in her spare time. She hopes to write many great articles while a part of "Ursus".

Samantha Felner

Sam is an eighth grader who enjoys writing and taking on tough challenges for the paper.  In her first article, she gathered information and pictures from seven new teachers to help make the center spread.  Welcome Samantha.

James Fiffer

James is a seventh grader who wants to do one thing:  take pictures.  Quick with the "Ursus" camera and with a good eye, James took many photos for his first issue.  You can't have a paper without photos, and James helps the...

Nick Fischel

Nick is a welcome creative addition to the "Ursus" staff.  An eighth grader, Nick has a unique wit, and he enjoys writing articles that uncover the life of BMS students and the school in general. Who else would collect discarded...

Leilani Fleming

Leilani Fleming has been a member of "Ursus" since sixth grade, writing short articles as a reporter or laying out the pages of the newspaper. In addition to "Ursus," Leilani enjoys playing the viola, reading, and rock climbi...

Merel Kanter

Bio in production

Jaiyana Khan

Jaiyana is a cheerful girl who greatly enjoys writing. When she is not doing Ursus, you will most likely find her listening to music, writing, drawing, or talking with friends. She keeps a personal writing notebook with her at...

Max Kirkorsky

When not doing Ursus, Max likes to help backstage in play productions.  Max likes to write about the news and what is going on today.  Max likes lacrosse and football.  You'll find him wearing a shirt for the Green Bay Packers.

Betti Kobak

Bio in production

Tierney Kugel

Tierney is an eighth grader who enjoys writing about important school topics.  She is thorough, asks good questions and has a reporter's curiosity about issues.  She and her good friend Dylan are a welcome addition to the "Ursus"...

Nicholas Lolis

Nick Lolis is in "Ursus" because, in part, of his brother. “My brother works for "Inklings"; he’s my inspiration. I said, ‘You know what, I’ll try it [Ursus]’ and I thought it was fun.” In his free time, he likes to r...

Lyah Muktavaram

Bio in production

Dylan Rhoads

Dylan is an eighth grader who loves to write and read. She and her good friend Tierney have already contributed news articles and opinions and graphics to the paper. She has a journalist's good sense to ask questions and be curious.

Curtis Sullivan

Bio in production

Anastasia Thumser

Anastasia, an 8th grader, enjoys writing both fictional pieces and journalism. When not writing articles for "Ursus," she can be found swimming for the Water Rats or practicing various violin pieces. She especially likes reading...

Evan Trock

Bio in production

Rachalle Ubaldo

Rachalle joined "Ursus" because she likes to take photos, write articles and talk to people.  What better thing to do after school than the school paper.  She has already covered Pajama Day and the Fun Run.  She likes the web...

Lucia Wang

Drawn in by the writing sign outside the "Ursus" classroom, Lucia Wang joined "Ursus" as a sixth grader, and this year as an eighth grader is taking on even more complex stories and editing.  Specializing in reviews, Lucia is...

Nikhil Kanthan

Nikhil Kanthan is 8th grader at BMS returning to "Ursus" for his second year of scholastic journalism. He enjoys playing the cello, using Photoshop, and spending time with his family. "I hate cliches," says this child determined...

Bedford Middle School's Scholastic News Source