Tess O’Brien
Tess O'Brien is a senior at Palatine High School.  She became interested in possibly persuing journalism as a career after joining Cutlass in her sophomore year. Apart from journalism, her favorite subjects in school include Biology, Psychology, and English. She is also a member of the swimming and water polo teams, the National Honors Society, and she is the President of Service Club at Palatine. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, playing the piano and ukelele, and watching movies. She loves spending time with her friends and hopes to encourage more of them to join Cutlass as well.

Tess O'Brien, Editor in Chief

Apr 18, 2016
Lady Pirates take second place at Pirate Invite (Story/Media)
Mar 07, 2016
Robert Eggers’ ‘The Witch’ terrifies audiences (Story)
Feb 08, 2016
Are you a film buff? (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
‘Agent Carter’ opens up possibilities for Marvel (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
‘The Secret Garden’ comes to Palatine (Story)
Jan 12, 2016
Remembering Bowie: from David Jones to Ziggy Stardust (Story)
Jan 10, 2016
What to expect from Netflix this year (Story/Media)
Dec 14, 2015
Starbucks threatens the holiday season (Story/Media)
Nov 08, 2015
Megan and Molly: the new faces of Palatine swimming (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2015
District 211’s transgender policy amiss with students (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2015
Zombie survival contest winners! (Story)
Nov 01, 2015
‘Lore’ is a monster hit (Media)
Oct 23, 2015
13th Floor’s new layout leaves visitors terrified (Story/Media)
Oct 14, 2015
Manny Scott returns to Palatine (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
Palatine swimmers await a new pool (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Would you survive the zombie apocalypse? (Story)
Sep 13, 2015
Summer movies hit or miss with audiences (Media)
Sep 08, 2015
Here is the scoop (Story/Media)
Aug 21, 2015
Wizard World Comic Con returns to Chicago (Story/Media)
Aug 25, 2015
Best cosplays of Wizard World 2015 (Story)
May 31, 2015
Girls’ water polo ends another successful season (Story)
May 20, 2015
‘Insidious’ actress provides Cutlass with an inside scoop of new movie (Story)
Mar 07, 2015
Girls water polo aims to dominate the pool (Story/Media)
Feb 16, 2015
Take your best shot at predicting the winners of the 2015 Oscars (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
We’re playing “Annie” and we think you’re gonna like it here (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
2015 Golden Globes: delightful or distasteful? (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
Inside look at the girls swimming state meet (Story)
Dec 08, 2014
J.K. Rowling: the new Santa Claus (Story)
Dec 08, 2014
‘Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale’ provides a fun twist to the holidays (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Scary story winners! (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Are you the next Stephen King? (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Peter Capaldi brings a new look to ‘Doctor Who’ (Story)
Sep 07, 2014
Pop culture fans celebrate Wizard World Chicago (Story/Media)
Aug 16, 2014
Summer film festival shines in Palatine (Story)
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