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2014-2015 Staff

Dorian Uson

Dorian Uson is a sophomore and this is her first year at UC High. She has always enjoyed writing and took a creative writing class last year at iHigh. In middle school, Dorian went to SCPA for sixth, seventh and half of eigth...

Joseph Nourani

Joseph Nourani is excited for his first year on the journalism staff. He loves writing, especially for the paper, and also loves hiking with his dog and surfing when he’s not buried in schoolwork. Joey loves photography;...

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...

Anthony Garbino

Anthony Garbino is excited for his first year of being a part of The Commander. He loves getting into the feel of writing for the paper. Though he has only been a part of The Commander staff for a few months he is ecstatic about...

Bilal Mohamed

Bilal Mohamed is a first year staff writer for the Commander. He is a passionate skateboarder who spends almost all his time out skating with friends whenever he isn't busy with schoolwork. Bilal wishes to work for Thrasher...

Andrea Olivas

Senior Andrea Olivas is excited to be part of The Commander staff for her first year. She is looking forward to getting involved with school activities in a completely different way, as well as sharing her experiences through...

Sebastian Rodriguez

This year marks the first in Journalism for Junior Sebastian Rodriguez. Though only a few months in, Rodriguez has already fallen in love with the class and is excited to be able to finally write for The Commander. Though a nati...

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...

Micahrae Osteria

Freshman Micahrae Osteria is a new trainee to Journalism, and though she didn’t think that it would be a class for her, she was absolutely wrong. So far, she’s enjoying the whole idea of writing for The Commander, but that m...

Marwa Azim

Freshman Marwa M. Azim was born in Moskow, Russia and raised in San Diego. It is her ninth year living in America. This is her first year as a journalism staff writer. When not writing for the paper, she likes to read books or...

Lois Lui

  From the tropical island of Taiwan and new to the beautiful city of San Diego, Senior Lois Liu is beyond excited to write for The Commander this year. Liu has had two years of experience under her belt as an editor ...

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...

Alexis Fojas

  This is Senior Alexis Fojas’ first year as a member of UC High’s journalism team. She works as the sole Art Editor (or Artist) for the school newspaper, creating all of the pieces of artwork seen in the paper. She en...

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 ...

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