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2015-2016 Staff

Taylor McCabe

Taylor McCabe is a first year journalism student. She has had a passion for reading and writing for her whole life. She writes poetry and enjoys drawing portraits of herself and her friends in her spare time. She is attending...

Kayli Sandoval

This is the first year of writing in Journalism for Kayli Sandoval at UCHS. As a freshman, she didn’t really know what to expect and she really hoped that she would enjoy writing for The Commander. After just the second semester...

Carissa Guzman

Carissa Guzman is a senior at UCHS. Her interest in photography peeked at a young age of 10 years. Ever since then her passion just kept growing. When she’s not taking pictures, you’ll probably find her either sketching, painting,...

Kailey Whithers

Kailey Withers is a junior at University City High School. She went to CPMA Magnet Middle School and before that went through two elementary schools due to her dad being in the ARMY. Her father now takes up photography as his...

Cameron Doyle

Cameron Doyle, a Staff Writer for The Commander, is a senior at University City High School. This past summer [2015], Cameron had an internship with TouchGrove, LLC; here she learned how to code and use WordPress to write articles...

Alison White

Alison White is a senior in her first year of journalism. She joined because of her passion for writing and art. When she isn’t busy with school or work, she enjoys playing video games, eating, sleeping and drawing. Alison’s...

Alex Volk

Junior Alex Volk, a staff writer, is attending his first year in journalism. With a sincere and creative aspect, Alex enjoys writing for the paper. Although he did not intend to take journalism this year, he is glad he stumbled...

Anthony Garbino

Anthony Garbino is ecstatic to be back for his second year of being a part of The Commander. He loves writing for the paper. Now with experience underneath his belt Anthony is the Co-Editor for the Sports Page and make it the b...

Bilal Mohamed

Bilal Mohamed is a second year staff writer for the Commander. He is very passionate about skateboarding, writing and art. He enjoys drawing and painting very much. He plans to go to The University of San Francisco and become a...

Averie Wehr

Averie Wehr, the business manager for The Commander, is a junior at University City High School. She is usually busy organizing papers and trying to coordinate advertisements. When she's not working on the paper, Averie enjoys w...

Karyssa Newsome

Karyssa Newsome is a Senior and Features Editor for the Commander, and is now in her fourth year of journalism at UC High. She enjoys reading and writing and hopes to one day become a successful journalist and novelist or work ...

Kennedy Wilson

Senior Kennedy Wilson joined Journalism her sophomore year. Though she stumbled upon the class, she loves to write and be a part of The Commander staff.  This year, she has become Co-Editor-in-Chief, which she tackles with a s...

Dorian Uson

Dorian Uson is a Junior and in her second 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 San Diego School of Creative Performing Arts (SCPA)...

Sebastian Rodriguez

This year marks the second and last year in Journalism for Senior Sebastian Rodriguez. With a year under him, he has become fond of writing articles for The Commander. As a native of San Diego, Sebastian enjoys spending time at ...

Micahrae Osteria

Micahrae Osteria is currently in her second year of journalism as a News Editor. She had always been interested in writing for a school newspaper, as well as writing about events that are taking place. She's a huge fan of music,...

Kate Atkins

Kate Atkins is a senior at UC High. In the summer before starting ninth grade, she tried running with the UC Cross Country Team and loved it. She ended up making the Varsity Team and has been running ever since. Along with running,...

Emi Zeger

As an Editor-in-Chief, Emi Zeger is excited to do her best to improve the student paper. She was hooked onto journalism in middle school helping produce the Standley Spectrum, and writing for The Commander has taken her through...

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...

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