Sword & Shield

2021-2022 Staff

Alexa Stephens
Advisor

Alexa Stephens

Hello, This is my second year as advisor of the Sword & Shield.  I am so excited to work with such an amazing group of talented individuals!  I hope that we can provide you with up to date information that keeps you connected...

Erin Jeon
Editor-in-Chief

Erin Jeon

Hi, I'm Erin and I'm the editor-in-chief of the Sword & Shield this year. This is my third year with S&S, and I spent my last two years with the Features section. Some of my favorite things are puzzles and Taylor Swift....

Pranav Moudgalya
Managing Editor

Pranav Moudgalya

Hey! I’m Pranav, one of this year’s Managing Editors. I’ve been in journalism for three years and am very excited to take journalism at Uni to new heights. Whether building a community in class or printing a high quality...

Neha Bhardwaj
Managing Editor

Neha Bhardwaj

Hey, everyone! I'm Neha, one of your managing editors. I have been a part of the Sword and Shield for three years, and I love the way that this publication allows students to have a voice and create a community on campus. When...

Juliet Curtis
News Section Editor

Juliet Curtis

Hi, I'm Juliet Curtis, a junior at UNI, and a news editor for the S&S. I love being a part of S&S because it pushes me to be more connected to UNI. I love getting the chance to explore so many aspects of our school community...

Caitlyn Kim
News Section Editor

Caitlyn Kim

Hi! I'm Caitlyn, one of this year's news editors. I have been a part of journalism for the past four years and am so excited to work with writers to create engaging and relevant articles for the UHS community to read!

Mohit Kosuru
News Copy Editor

Mohit Kosuru

Hello, my name is Mohit Kosuru and this is my second year in Advanced Journalism. As a senior, I am excited to be a copy editor for the News section and all the freedom that comes with journalism.

Yasna Rahmani
Features Section Editor

Yasna Rahmani

Hello, my name is Yasna and I am senior editing for the features section of S&S. I have been in journalism for 2 years now and will be starting my 3rd this year. Some of my hobbies include biking and journaling. I am very...

Krishna Khawani
Features Section Editor

Krishna Khawani

Hi! I'm Krishna and I'm one of the Features Editors for this year! I've been a part of S&S for three years now, and this is my second as an editor. I'm so excited to help bring features back to life this year!

Anabel Howery
Features Copy Editor

Anabel Howery

Hello! I’m Anabel and I’m the copy editor for Features this year. I’m currently a junior and am part of the tennis team here at UNI. Some of my hobbies are writing and drawing, and I also love playing games in my free time.

Evan Choe
Opinion Section Editor

Evan Choe

Hi! I'm Evan and I am one of your opinion section editors for this year. I've been in journalism for the past two years and I can't wait to see what is in store this time around. Fun fact about me is that I love geography.

Jax Armstrong
Opinion Section Editor

Jax Armstrong

My name is Jax, I'm a section editor for opinion, and this is my 3rd year in journalism. I've spent the past three years writing/editing for opinion section, though I briefly wrote for A&E. Some of my hobbies are going to...

Miriam Klaczynska
Opinion Copy Editor

Miriam Klaczynska

Hi! I’m Miriam, a current senior at UHS, and this year’s Opinion Section Copy editor. I’ve been with S&S for 2 years, and I’m beyond excited for this following year. I adore literature and creative writing, and you...

Faraaz Aziz
A & E Section Editor

Faraaz Aziz

Hi, my name is Faraaz and I am the section editor for Arts and Entertainment. Last year I wrote for the A&E section, and I love to feature the talented artists of uni.

Luke Liao
A & E Copy Editor

Luke Liao

Hi, my name is Luke Liao and I am the copy editor for the Arts and Entertainment section. This is my third year in journalism and I am excited to bring my interest in film, music, and art to the Sword and Shield.

Chaitanya Kotra
Sports Section Editor

Chaitanya Kotra

Hi, I’m Chaitanya Kotra! I’m a senior and one of the sports section editors this year. I’m looking forward to getting involved with yet another aspect of journalism, and helping promote the excitement surrounding sports...

Andrew Ke
Sports Section Editor

Andrew Ke

My name is Andrew Ke and I am a junior and the Sports Section Editor for Sword & Shield. This is my second year apart of the newspaper (I was a staff writer for the sports section last year) and I enjoy contributing to it.

Amitis Tajallaei
Sports Copy Editor

Amitis Tajallaei

Hi! I'm the Sports Copy Editor. This is my second year in Advanced Journalism and I was one of the sports writers last year. I am a senior and apart from journalism I am co-president of Philosophy Club and a part of JCL.

Jonathan Rho
Podcast Manager

Jonathan Rho

Hi! My name is Jonathan Rho. I am a sophomore here at Uni, and am excited to be the podcast manager for the Sword and Shield. I’m looking forward to starting this brand new project, and getting to know our students and staff.

Radhika Trivedi
P & G Section Editor

Radhika Trivedi

Hey y'all! I'm Radhika Trivedi, your P&G editor for this year. I am a senior in my third year of Journalism. I am super excited to be working with our amazing photographers and graphic designers to bring more creativity to...

Sophia Choi
Social Media Manager

Sophia Choi

Hi, my name is Sophia Choi. I’m a sophomore and one of the social media managers for the Sword&Shield this year! I love to write in my free time and use journalism as an outlet to express my creativity. I’m so excited...

Baran Ashtiani
Social Media Manager

Baran Ashtiani

Hey y'all! My name is Baran Ashtiani and I'm one of the Social Media Managers this year for Sword and Shield. This will be my third year in journalism. Last year, I was a part of photography and graphics, and I'm so excited to...

Julie Sakamoto
Business Manager

Julie Sakamoto

Hi there! My name is Julie Sakamoto and I will be serving as your Business Manager this year. I am currently a senior, and this will be my third year on Journalism. I have been an Opinions Writer in the past. You can see me around...

Nour Khayat
Staff Writer

Nour Khayat

Hi, I'm Nour Khayat a senior and new staff member for the Sword & Shield. I will be writing for the News section, and am excited to contribute work in addition to collaborating with others for the UNI newspaper. I play on...

Salwa Usmani
Staff Writer

Salwa Usmani

Hi! I am Salwa Usmani and I'm a senior and I'm excited to be one of the opinion section writers this year. My interests include fashion design and music. This is my first year writing in advanced journalism and I can't wait to...

Jack Guo
Staff Writer

Jack Guo

Hi, I am Jack Guo. This is my first year in sword and shield and I am writing for the arts and entertainment section.

Edward Liu
Staff Writer

Edward Liu

My name is Edward Liu and I am a senior and first-time staff writer in advanced journalism at Uni. I work in the opinion section and love to to explore the world through the lens of writing.

Reagan Gregory
Staff Writer

Reagan Gregory

Hi my name is Reagan, I am a senior, and this is my first year doing advanced journalism. I am excited to be combining my love for music and arts by writing for the A&E section. Looking forward to having a great year in Sword...

Heejae Lee
Staff Writer

Heejae Lee

Hello! My name is Heejae Lee and this is my first year in Advanced Journalism. I'm very excited to be writing for our opinion column. In my free time, I like drawing and bird watching.

Alex Lindenberg
Staff Writer

Alex Lindenberg

Hi, I’m Alexandra Lindenberg, a senior at University High School. This is my first year writing for the S & S Newspaper and I’ll be working on the News Section. I’m really excited about being apart of an amazing team...

Ryan Noorizadeh
Staff Writer

Ryan Noorizadeh

Hey, I'm Ryan. I'm a Sophomore and I'm an A&E Staff Writer.

Alex Meng
Staff Writer

Alex Meng

My name is Alexander Meng and I will be one of the sports section staff writer for the Sword and Shield this year. This is my first year of writing for the Sword and Shields and I am very excited and proud to join this team.

Pranav Gonuguntla
Staff Writer

Pranav Gonuguntla

Hello! I’m Pranav and I am a current junior at University High School. I will be one of the News Section Writers for the Sword and Shield this year. This is my first year writing for the Sword and Shield, and I am incredibly...

Noah Scherson
Staff Writer

Noah Scherson

Hi, I'm Noah Scherson and I am one of the sports writers for Sword and Shield. I love sports and I am very interested in the work ethic and grind that many athletes endure as they seek success in their sport.

Sebastian Favela Reyes
Staff Writer

Sebastian Favela Reyes

My name is Sebastian Favela Reyes and I am a sophomore and Sports Section Writer for Sword and Shield. Some of my hobbies are playing soccer, swimming and biking and I love going to the beach. In my free time I like playing games,...

Karina Pandurangadu
Staff Writer

Karina Pandurangadu

Hi, my name is Karina Pandurangadu. I'm a junior writing for the features section of S&S. This is my first year writing for features and I'm excited to explore the interests of the student body. I like costume design and soccer.

Lila Sepici
Staff Writer

Lila Sepici

Hi! I'm Lila and I'm a senior and one of your features section writers this year. I love making new connections and sharing things I create! I can't wait for a great year in Sword and Shield.

Farah Hamza
Staff Writer

Farah Hamza

Hi, I am Farah Hamza, one of your features section writers in Sword & Shield. This is my second year in journalism. I really love writing about the most viral topics. In fact, writing is one of my passions, it offers you the...

Mae King
Staff Writer

Mae King

Greetings stressed students! I’m Mae King, a current Junior and first year Opinion Writer at S&S. Throughout this year, expect a combination of satirical and informative stories from me! As an avid lover of axolotls, reptiles,...

Alyssa Tang
Staff Writer

Alyssa Tang

My name is Alyssa Tang and I’m currently a junior. I’m excited to join Advanced Journalism and the Sword & Shield this year as a staff writer in the News section. In my free time, I enjoy playing the erhu (chinese two-string...

Alexandra Suttner
Staff Writer

Alexandra Suttner

My name is Alexandra Suttner and I'm a sophomore Staff Writer for the sports section of the Sword and Shield. I am thrilled to be a part of the Advanced Journalism staff and have the opportunity to represent UHS athletes. This...

Arjun Gupta
Staff Writer

Arjun Gupta

My name is Arjun Gupta, and I am a sophomore and first-time staff writer in advanced journalism at UNI. I work primarily in the opinion section, and love that journalism allows me to express opinions about topics that are meaningful...

Nicole Chen
Staff Writer

Nicole Chen

Hi, I'm Nicole! I'm a junior and a first time staff writer for the features section. I've always loved expressing myself through writing, whether it be poetry or journaling, so I'm excited to delve into the medium of journalism...

Joey Park
Staff Writer

Joey Park

Hi my name is Joey Park. I am a junior and a writer for the news section in Sword and Shield. This is my first year writing for Sword and Shield and I also play on the boys waterpolo team.

Kylash Chettiar
Staff Writer

Kylash Chettiar

Hi, my name is Kylash Chettiar. I am a junior at University High School and a sports writer for the UHS: Sword And Shield. I was first introduced to journalism when I switched into this class as an extra elective; I honestly h...

Sydney Gaw
Staff Writer

Sydney Gaw

Hello! I'm Sydney Gaw, and I am currently a staff writer for the Sports section. I am a junior, and this is my second year on the Sword and Shield. I love writing human interest stories, especially ones that cover local sports...

Veronica Kuo

Veronica Kuo

Hello, I'm Veronica, a junior. This is my first year with S&S and I am excited to write for the Features section!

Emily Sun
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Emily Sun

Hello! My name is Emily Sun and I am a junior at UHS. I will be working on the P&G section on the Sword and Shield.

Pranay Gonuguntla
Podcast Staff

Pranay Gonuguntla

Hey, my name is Pranay. This is my first year working on the school's newspaper and as a part of the new podcast team. I am excited to be working with others in the Sword & Shield and am looking forward to reconnecting the...

D'artagnan Osier
Photographer/Graphic Artist

D’artagnan Osier

Hi! I'm D'artagnan, a current sophomore and cheerleader here at Uni. This is my first year on advanced journalism, and I'm super excited to be working in the P&G section!

Roger Xu
Podcast Staff

Roger Xu

I am Roger, a sophomore at Uni, and I love technology and AI. I am part if the podcast group in Sword & Shield.

Timi Fang
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Timi Fang

Hello, I'm Ziyan Fang, also known as Timi who is a sophomore at University High School. I will be a graphics designer and/or photographer for 2021-22 school year.

Karolyn Maeda
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Karolyn Maeda

Hi, my name is Karolyn Maeda! I'm a sophomore and a photographer who creates graphics for the Sword And Sword. I love creating art and being a part of the track and cross country team at Uni. I am so excited to be a part of the...

Siara Gunawardhana
Podcast Host

Siara Gunawardhana

Hey! I am one of the moderator's for the podcast committee. I am currently a junior, and I am taking Advanced Journalism. At uni, I am also a part of JCL and Junior Council. I can't wait to see what the year will bring!

Sage Lamott
Podcast Host

Sage Lamott

Hello! My name is Sage Lamott, I'm a senior and one of your podcast hosts for Sword and Shield this year! I've been involved in journalism for 2 years now, serving as a writer for arts and entertainment my first year. I'm involved...

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