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2017-2018 Staff

Myla Zapf

Staff Writer

Myla Zapf is a junior here at University City High School. She is very creative and fun to be around. On her free time she enjoys playing piano and hanging out with her friends and going on adventures. She hope to one day own...

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Sydney Lemkul

Staff Writer

Sydney Anne Lemkul is currently a Freshman in UCSH and is starting her first year in journalism. She enjoys doing absolutely nothing however on the small chances she actually goes asleep on time she like to play soccer with he...

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Jane Ballard

Staff Writer

Jane Ballard is a dynamic and conscientious freshman at UC High and new to journalism. Jane is a busy member of the UC High Dance Team and enjoys participating in many additional dance classes each week with San Diego Danceworks....

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Emma Truchan

Staff Writer

Emma Truchan is a Freshman at UC High, making this her first year in the journalism program. She is an avid reader and writer, and hopes to further develop her writing skills during her time writing for The Commander. Emma also...

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Kyla Esquivel

Staff Writer

Kyla Esquivel is a Senior at University City High School. This is her first year in Journalism and she is very excited to be on the staff. She is co-captain of the UCHS Dance Team and has been dancing since she was three. Kyla Esqui...

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Julia Moyer

Staff Writer

Julia Moyer is a junior here at University City High. She is a fun-loving spirit and is always down to try new things. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, finding new things to do and of course, eating....

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Jocelyn Rocha

Staff Writer

Freshman Jocelyn Rocha is a student at UC High. She was born and raised in San Diego CA. Rocha enjoys playing soccer and has been playing since she was five years old. Rocha can come off as very awkward because she is but hidden...

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Jake Hable

Staff Writer

Jake Hable is a freshman student currently attending University City High School.  He enjoys reading, writing, and running.  Some other hobbies of his are; hanging out with friends, playing video games, and sleeping.  He has...

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Rachel Stodolsky

Staff Writer

Rachel Stodolsky is a Freshman at UCHS. She is quiet at first but after you get to know her then she won’t stop talking and the weirdness does not go away. Rachel enjoys writing her own stories, drawing, and babysitting. You can fin...

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Dean Ormsby

Staff Writer

Dean Ormsby is a Freshman at UC High who writes for the Commander. Being a Freshman, this is his first year as a high school journalist. He did not have any experience as a writer before he joined this class, however he has a...

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Summer Ingalls

Staff Writer

Meet Summer Ingalls. Summer is a freshman at UCHS and is currently in her first year of the Journalism course. Summer loves creative writing and poetry. She is looking forward to staying in Journalism for all of her four years throu...

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Abby Cosgrove

Staff Writer

Abby Cosgrove is a tall freshman who loves swimming, writing, listening to music, and has a passion for reading books to the point where it’s worrying (especially Harry Potter). Her hobbies include sleeping, reading, watching...

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Megan Hudson

Staff Writer

Megan Hudson is a Freshman at UC high. She is an adventure seeker who loves trying new things. You can always find her at the beach eating a poke bowl. Her favorite hobby is Dance, and she is on the UC Dance Team. She enjoys...

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Dillon Carr

Staff Writer

Dillon is an outdoorsman. He likes to spend time in the wilderness. Dillon’s absolutely dream job is to be a Marine Corps Infantryman. Dillon spends his off time either shooting in gun competitions, hiking, or hunting. He wants...

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Summer Ingalls

Staff Writer

Meet Summer Ingalls. Summer is a freshman at UC High and is currently in her first year of the Journalism course. Summer loves creative writing and poetry. She is looking forward to staying in Journalism for all of her four years throu...

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Daniella Jurado

Staff Writer

   Last month, the Seattle-based e-commerce company Amazon confirmed that it signed a lease for an office in University City’s Campus Pointe office complex which is said to have space for 500 employees.    According to...

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Rodney Pascua

Sports Editor

   To push toward immigration reform, on September 5, the Trump Administration announced plans to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a program that protects people who came to the United St...

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Elaina Martin

Opinions Editor

   Every other Thursday, UC High’s Casas de Luz Club meets in Bio-Med Teacher Leslie Chadwick’s room in order to get students involved with projects, such as the Tijuana home build.    According to the Casas de Luz websit...

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Helen Tadesse

Staff Writer

   On November 2, UC High student participants will compete in the school’s annual male beauty pageant, which is held in the gym, to find this year’s Mr. Centurion.    “All the [Mr. Centurion contestants] will perform a danc...

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Kayli Sandoval

News Editor

Junior Kayli Sandoval is currently in her third year of UC High’s amazing journalism program. She loves working for The Commander and is always trying to recruit fresh writers. Last year, Sandoval was one of the sports editors. ...

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Elaina Martin

Opinions Editor

Freshman Elaina Martin is the opinions co-editor for the Commander. Although this is her first year, she is looking forward to taking Journalism all through high school. School is very important in her life, and either wants to...

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Rodney Pascua

Sports Editor

Senior Rodney Pascua is a sports editor, and this is his first and last year being a staff member of the Commander. Rodney’s a captain on the UC High Football Team, and he’s also a thrower for the track team. Although he’s...

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Helen Tadesse

Photo Editor

Helen Tadesse is a senior at UC High and this is her first year in journalism. This year she has taken the position of photo editor and is enjoying it a great deal. Her other activities at UC include being in the ArtsTech program f...

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Shana Neto

Opinions Editor

Opinions editor and Commander artist, Senior Shana Neto, is now in her second year of journalism. Last year she was on the paper’s staff but got a promotion by the end of the year. As argumentative and stubborn as she may seem,...

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Micahrae Osteria

Features Editor

Senior Micahrae Osteria is currently in her fourth year of journalism as a Features co-editor. She's Filipino, bisexual, and an avid supporter of feminism. On her downtime, she enjoys going to thrift stores, hanging out with friends,...

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Mina Orlic

Sports Editor

This 2017-2018 school year marks Sophomore Mina Orlic’s second year as a journalism student. Now a sports editor, she hopes to continue to improve on the skills that make up a great journalist. Mina is interested in all things...

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Stephanie Carreto

Artist

Stephanie Carreto is currently a senior at UC High. It is her second and last year being a part of The Commander. Her hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, skating, as well as playing soccer, football, and softball. Stephanie...

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Antonia Le

Editor-in-Chief

Antonia Le is currently a senior at UC High, though if you ask her, she’ll say that she has the mind of an eighty-year old with the personality of a five-year old. This is her second year writing for the UC Commander, and she...

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Jenna Harper

Features Editor

Jenna Harper is the co-features editor for The Commander this year, and a sophomore here at UC High. She plays water polo and is a swimmer, playing for both club and high school. She loves art, sometime even creating it herself,...

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