Sage Jezierski, co-editor in chief


Olivia Wegmann-Krider


Lainey Maniak, copy editor

After joining Zephyrus in her sophomore year, Sage Jezierski quickly ascended through the publication’s ranks, moving from staff writer to student life section editor before finally landing as one of this year’s co-Editors-in-Chief. As such, she has held a significant place in the hearts and minds of staff members. 

Three years at Zephyrus means Sage has written a multitude of articles, but she still remembers her favorites: the issue marking the anniversary of Covid-19 was memorable, as was the opinion piece she wrote after the overturning of Roe v Wade. “It was just something I was passionate about so it was fun to write,” she said. 

She may be well known for her writing within the paper, but her work outside of Zephyrus is just as important. Sage has spent her days at Edina High School in a multitude of clubs, namely Model UN in the fall and Girls’ Track and Field in the spring, where she competes in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. 

Reading has taken up a decent chunk of her free time, having recently finished “The Paris Apartment” and “Gone Girl,” (which she maintains was a better movie than it was a book). “I’ve been reading a lot of psychological thrillers…I recently rewatched all of ‘New Girl,’ and I’m also obsessed with the ‘New York Times,’” Sage said. “I really like the mini-crosswords.” 

Despite her love for writing and literature, Sage’s favorite class was Comparative Government. “I want to go into political science, so it was kind of like a precursor to that,” she said. “[I’m] going to Emerson College, which is in Boston, and I’m double majoring in journalism and political communication, and minoring in French.” 

While her future might be filled with dreams of foreign and domestic affairs, for now, Sage spends her days working at Paper Source on 50th and France, and unfortunately, her wallet has fallen victim to the Crisp & Green fiesta bowl, a favorite food from the salad restaurant down the street. “I actually get it five times a week and I’m running out of money because of it,” she said.

This piece was originally published in Zephyrus’ print edition on May 18, 2023.