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2020-2021 Staff

Zachary Grover

Sports Editor

Zachary Grover is a third-year journalism student and a junior at UC High. Zachary is a sports fanatic and plays sled hockey and table tennis. He is an aspiring Paralympic athlete and enjoys going to the beach, being active, and...

Pavle Ristic

Sports Editor

  Junior Pavle Ristic is in his third year of Journalism. This will be his second season editing the sports page and is excited to continue to write about what he enjoys most. Ristic’s favorite sport is basketball wh...

Ghada Atalla

Staff Writer

  Staff writer Ghada Atalla was born and lived in San Diego.  Atalla is from Egypt and he is bilingual.  He speaks Arabic and English. This is his second year as a staff writer for the University City High School New...

Cassandra Bristol

Junior Cassandra Bristol is currently in her first year of journalism. She has been surrounded by music from a young age, and plays snare with the Centurion Sound’s award-winning drumline. She has always had strong opinions ...

Maddie Williams

Staff writer Madeline Williams has participated in the journalism family for three years now. She loves to write and is excited to expand her writing career. Maddie is most interested in writing news and feature articles. As a...

Elaina Martin

Senior Elaina Martin is enthusiastic to spend her fourth year as a Journalism student as Editor-in-Chief. Previously, she had been an Opinions Editor since her freshman year. By far, her favorite articles to write are editorial...

Josh Click

Sophomore Josh Click is in his first year in journalism. Click has enjoyed doing photography since sixth grade when he joined his middle school film photography club. He was in that club for all of middle school until his fres...

Jack O’Donnell

Jack is a Senior in his second year of Journalism. He enjoys writing sports articles for the Commander. His favorite sport is basketball, which he plays for the school. He also plays water polo. One of his favorite things to d...

Dean Ormsby

Dean Ormsby is an Opinions Editor and Secretary for the Commander. As a Senior, this is his third year as a high school journalist. Dean loves writing about anything controversial, and expressing himself through his writing. De...

Kate Wiggins

Senior Kate Wiggins is a fourth-year journalism student who has taken on the role of being the Features Editor for the first year, previously being a Sports Editor for two years. Kate loves to write for the features and sports pag...

Cole Tessitore

Senior Cole Tessitore is a second-year journalism student who loves to write and was an avid reader of the paper before joining the program. He loves to write for the Features Page and takes interest in pop culture and current even...

Summer Ingalls

Summer Ingalls is a senior at University City High School. Summer loves her school! She is currently in her 3rd and final year here in the UCHS Journalism program and she couldn't be happier to be in the program for her last ...

Josie Krupens

Josie Krupens is currently a senior at University City High School. This is her third year working for The Commander and her second year as an Opinions Editor. She has always enjoyed writing and is prepared to challenge hersel...

Emma Truchan

Emma Truchan, now in her fourth and final year of Journalism, is excited to end her high school career as an Editor-in-Chief. Previously, Emma has been an editor for the Features and Sports pages, and has been on staff since her...

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