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Senior Finds Comfort in Content Creation

Graphic provided by Reece Cotto
The design of the characters from the YouTube channel imitates the cover of The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road.

Senior Reece Cotto and his friend Jacob Watson were playing video games when they suddenly thought “what if we just record this?”

“Ever since I was a little boy I wanted to be a YouTuber,” Cotto said. “I loved people like Markiplier and PewDiePie, and one day my friends and I were like ‘let’s do it.’”

Senior Reece Cotto

Reece started his YouTube channel “WashUpTv” with class of 2021 Jacob Watson in June 2021.

The channel was originally made up of the two until they decided to add their friend Nicholas Scafuri, also alumni from class of 2021.

“I can’t talk into a microphone or a camera by myself because it’s super awkward,” Cotto said. “It’s easier to just hangout with my frien

Logo for the YouTube Channel (Graphic provided by Reece Cotto)

ds and just record it.” 

The channel consists of them vlogging and playing a variety of video games like Mario Party 2 and Grand Theft Auto. They post videos twice a week. Their goal is to achieve 1,000 subscribers. They took inspiration from a YouTube channel called “SuperMega” for the characters they use for thumbnails. 

“Jake is an art major so he knows a lot about editing and drawing,” Reece said. “He helps make the workload less. It’s a lot easier to make videos with other people than it is by yourself.”


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Caroline Gullion
Caroline Gullion, Editor-in-Chief
This is Caroline Gullion's second year on the newspaper staff and she is an editor for the 23-24 school year. She is also a part of the yearbook staff. Caroline's favorite thing to write are student interviews and she loves her cat named Mia.

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