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2013-2014 Staff

Allen Siegler

Junior Allen Siegler is not afraid to give his opinion. Throughout his three years on The Commander staff, he has written many controversial articles on subjects ranging from local school and community problems to nationally debated...

Valerie Bennett

Junior Valerie Bennett is an aspiring staff writer, this being her second year writing for the UC Commander. Valerie loves to write sports and feature articles, as well as any interesting story thrown her way. She also enjoys...

Kimberly Fitchmun

Kimberly Fitchmun is the business manager for the 2014-15 UCHS Commander. As such, she is in charge of coordinating  advertisements that go in the hard copy of every issue. She is a senior, with this being her fourth and final ...

Kennedy Wilson

Junior Kennedy Wilson joined journalism last year. Though she stumbled upon the class, she loves to write and be a part of The Commander staff.  This year, she has become one of the News Editors.  In her coming years at UC,...

Emi Zeger

Emi Zeger is a Co-News Editor. This is her second year as a News Editor and third year in journalism with the Commander. Zeger has been involved in journalism since she was on the Standley Spectrum staff in middle school. Sh...

Samantha Wang

Samantha Wang is thrilled to be a part of The Commander for her fourth year. As Editor-in-Chief, she hopes to make the paper more interesting, relatable, and student-centered this year. Wang is excited for this year and all th...

Pranaya Anshu

Pranaya Anshu is honored to be the Editor-in-Chief of The Commander for the 2014-2015 school year. She first joined The Commander staff as a sophomore and  progressed to an Opinions Editor position by her junior year. Her goa...

Karyssa Newsome

Karyssa Newsome. She’s a junior and the Sports Editor for the Commander Newspaper. She enjoys reading and writing and hopes to one day become a successful journalist and novelist. When you take the time to get to know her, y...

Hata Velic

   Hata Velic has been a part of Journalism since her freshman year. She is now a senior and is working as an editor her third year. Hata joined Journalism for her love of writing, and is currently a News Editor. During her ex...

Camille Cudaback

Camille Cudaback started writing for the Commander as a sophomore. She greatly enjoys her time spent writing for the paper and is currently the Features Editor. Camille joined journalism due to her love for writing. She loves ...

Wai Chun Leung

Joining Journalism for the first year, Freshmen Wai Chun Leung sees how a whole class works as a team. He enjoys writing opinion articles and wishes to write more in the future. He loves the friendly atmosphere in the class and...

Alicia Gregor

Sophomore Alicia Gregor is a beach volleyball playing, vegetarian who loves to spend time outdoors with her friends. She loves going surfing, hiking, spending time with friends, and learning new things. She rides a longboard and...

Nicolette Brannan

  Senior Nicolette Brannan is the Photo Editor for the 2013-2014 school year.  She joined Journalism in January 2014 as a photographer after hearing that the newspaper was in need of one. Nicolette was interested in exploring...

Jillian

Jillian “Kamikaze” Kopkowski is a Polish actress, singer, dancer, and writer, often seen dressed in colorful, flamboyant clothes. Jillian earned her nickname from her insane personality and undying passion for her beliefs....

Jessica

Jessica Almario is a freshman at UC High. She was born and raised in San Diego, CA. This is her first year in Journalism. Although she was not confident about her writing skills in the beginning of the year, she has improved greatly...

Eric Johnson

For Freshman Erik Johnson, it was his first year of high school and first out of many years of journalism. He likes to write sports and news articles more than any of the rest. He enjoys this class because it’s easy, fun, and...

Christen Cromer

An amazing writer as well as a dedicated athlete on the field, Senior Christen Cromer is excited for his first year as a staff writer on the UC Commander. He enjoys writing sports articles and features with news articles being ...

Averie Wehr

Averie Wehr, business manager and staff writer for The Commander, is a freshman at University City High School. She’s usually busy trying to coordinate advertisements into the paper and communicate with clients. Wehr has be...

Alex Patchett

Alexandria Patchett is a returning journalism student from her early high school years who joined staff her senior year. Patchett has loved reading her entire life and her steady devouring of novels has led her to a passion to...

Mrs. Susan Bristol

Mrs. Susan Bristol, advisor for the school newspaper the Commander, has been teaching English and journalism at University City High School her entire career, ever since 1993. She also went to University City High School (class o...

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