Sword & Shield

2022-2023 Staff

Anabel Howery
Editor-in-Chief

Anabel Howery

Hello, my name is Anabel Howery and I am the Editor-in-Chief this year. Other than writing, I enjoy playing tennis with friends both in school and out of school. I also like creating art and am learning how to play bass guitar...

Sydney Gaw
Managing Editor

Sydney Gaw

Hello, I'm Sydney, and I am one of our managing editors! I absolutely love writing, whether it's features articles for the S&S or short stories for UHS' Crossroads Magazine. I am also the Girls' Sports Commissioner and enjoy...

Juliet Curtis
Managing Editor

Juliet Curtis

Hi, I'm Juliet Curtis, a senior at UHS, and I love our team here at S&S. I started S&S in sophomore year as a news writer, then became a news section editor, and here we are now! In my free time, you can find me at UCI...

Karolyn Maeda
Creative Designer

Karolyn Maeda

Hi, I'm Karolyn Maeda! This is my second year on S&S and I'm so excited to be one of our creative designers. I absolutely love experimenting with all types of art, reading mystery books, and listening to anything by Phoebe...

Farah Hamza
Creative Designer

Farah Hamza

Hi, my name is Farah Hamza. I will be one of the Sword & Shield creative designers this year. I love art, and I use graphics to express myself most of the time. I am so excited to give our magazine a creative, aesthetic look...

Justin Pollack
Social Media Manager

Justin Pollack

Hey! I'm Justin, this year's Social Media Manager. I'm currently a sophomore and this is my second year in journalism. I'm so glad to be part of S&S this year and look forward to be content creating and managing the social...

Victoria Fang
News Section Editor

Victoria Fang

Hey! I'm Victoria, one of your news editors this year. This is my second year with the Sword & Shield and I'm eager to explore the countless possibilities journalism has to offer. In addition to collaborating with my peers,...

Alyssa Tang
News Section Editor

Alyssa Tang

Hi! I’m Alyssa Tang, currently a senior. I’m excited to be one of the news editors for Sword & Shield this year. Writing is my creative outlet whether it is journalism or poetry. In my free time, I enjoy playing the erhu...

Veronica Kuo
Features Section Editor

Veronica Kuo

Hi, I'm Veronica, a senior, and one of your Features editors! This is my second year in S&S and first year as an editor. I am looking forward to writing and editing articles about obscure things at UHS.

Nicole Chen
Features Section Editor

Nicole Chen

Hi, I'm Nicole, and I'm one of the features editors for this year! I'm a senior and this will be my second year on the Sword & Shield. I've been able to form so many new connections through journalism and I'm excited for the...

Mae King
Opinion Section Editor

Mae King

Greetings stressed students! I’m Mae, a current senior and one of the Opinion Editors at S&S. This is my second year on staff for S&S, and first year as an editor. As an avid lover of axolotls, reptiles, and more, I...

Arjun Gupta
Opinion Section Editor

Arjun Gupta

Hi! I'm Arjun and I'm one of the Opinion Editors this year! I’ve been with S&S for 2 years, and I’m beyond excited for this upcoming one. I'm looking forward to connecting with all the other incredible writers in Journalism,...

Jonathan Rho
A & E Section Editor

Jonathan Rho

Hello! I'm Jonathan Rho, one of the A&E Editors this year. I am so excited to showcase this years talented artists at Uni, along with our amazing writers. In my free time, I enjoy collecting vinyls, playing my electric guitar,...

Bruno Rodriguez Diaz
A & E Section Editor

Bruno Rodriguez Diaz

Hey everyone! I'm a sophomore, and I'm super excited to help give the arts here at uni the coverage they deserve. Outside of journalism, I participate in MUN and Mock Trial. I spend my free time working out, hanging out with friends...

Alexandra Suttner
Sports Section Editor

Alexandra Suttner

Hi! I'm Alexandra, a junior, and one of the sports editors this year! This is my second year writing for the Sword & Shield. I am looking forward to helping my classmates write articles for this section.

Alex Meng
Sports Section Editor

Alex Meng

Hi! My name is Alexander Meng and I am one of the sports section editors of this year. This is my third year in journalism and I'm really excited to again contribute to the Sword and Shield.

Eithar Takesh
Staff Writer

Eithar Takesh

Hey Trojans! I’m Eithar, one of your sports writers for the S & S. Although this is my first year in Advanced Journalism, I plan on bringing a new and interesting insight into the various awesome sports found at UHS.

Leah Schulman
Staff Writer

Leah Schulman

Hi, my name is Leah Schulman and I am a junior writing for the sports section of S&S! As a student athlete myself, I am excited to give Uni athletes the chance to be represented and bring a new point of view to S&S.

Maya Madhat
Staff Writer

Maya Madhat

Hi, my name is Maya Madhat, and this is my second year in Sword&Shield. As a senior, I'm so excited join the Opinion section this year. Other than writing, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, and watching criminal documentaries....

Tracy Le
Staff Writer

Tracy Le

Hi, I'm Tracy! I'm a Senior and this is my second year in News! I love expressing my passions through writing and staying alerted on what's happening around me. In my free time, I enjoy debating in MUN, trying to stay afloat in...

Jan Krawczyk
Staff Writer

Jan Krawczyk

My name is Jan, this is my second year at UHS and I am the opinion editor for Sword and Shield this year. I feel that my opinion can help the reader's understanding of our lives.

Lauren Kim
Staff Writer

Lauren Kim

Hi, I'm Lauren and I'm one of the features editors for this year! I'm a junior and this will be my first year on the Sword and Shield. I am looking forward to writing features articles for Sword and Shield.

Jared Kim
Staff Writer

Jared Kim

Hello, my name is Jared Kim. This is my first year of writing in the opinion section, and my 15th year of having opinions! My interests are extensive, however I'm especially interested in debate, philosophy, and volleyball. I...

Ashaley Jiang
Staff Writer

Ashaley Jiang

Hi, my name is Ashaley Jiang and I'm a sophomore in my first year of advanced journalism. I am thrilled to finally be a part of the team and share the various arts and entertainment aspects of UHS with other students. In my free...

Jerry Hu
Staff Writer

Jerry Hu

I'm always real

Nazanin Ghiassi
Staff Writer

Nazanin Ghiassi

Hi, I'm Nazanin Ghiassi! I'm currently a junior and I'm glad that I have been given the opportunity to write in the Opinion Section. This is my first year in journalism and I am excited to explain my thoughts and ideas!

Arpi Gharadaghian
Staff Writer

Arpi Gharadaghian

Hi! My name is Arpi Gharadaghian. I'm a junior and this is my first year as staff. I am very passionate about writing and excited to be writing for the Sword and Shield this year. I enjoy doing work in theater, whether that be...

Sophia Choi
Staff Writer

Sophia Choi

Hi, I’m Sophia and I’m writing for the A&E section this year! I love expressing my creativity through writing and I’m excited to be contributing to the A&E section this year.

Anya Behrns
Staff Writer

Anya Behrns

Hi! My name is Anya Behrns - though I'm a Uni senior, it's my first year writing for features at S&S! I love digital art and creative writing, but more than that I love people. I'm excited to use this opportunity to connect...

Elizabeth Wu
Staff Writer

Elizabeth Wu

Hi I'm Elizabeth Wu and this is my first year writing for the Sword And Shield. I'm a junior and I'll be working on the News Section.

Vincent Tsai
Staff Writer

Vincent Tsai

Hi, my name is Vincent Tsai. I am a sophomore and a writer for the features section this year. I love to exercise on the daily with sports such as soccer, track, and volleyball. Other than exercising, I love to talk. Journalism...

JD Szeto
Staff Writer

JD Szeto

Hi, I'm Jonathan Szeto. I'm an A&E Section Writer and I'm currently in 10th grade. I look forward to writing for this section and gaining experience as a journalist.

Nikki Piedad
Staff Writer

Nikki Piedad

Hey! I'm Nikki Piedad, a sophomore and writer for the News Section of S&S. When I'm not busy being awesome, you'll probably find me out birding, spiraling down the social media hole, or thinking about how I want to eat fried...

Adam Kunin
Staff Writer

Adam Kunin

Hi, I'm Adam Kunin and this year I am one of the sports writers for the Sword and Shield. I am a huge sports enthusiast and currently play on the baseball team here at Uni. This is my first year with the Sword and Shield, and...

Angela Hou
Staff Writer

Angela Hou

Hello! My name is Angela Hou and I am a Sophomore this year. This is also my first year writing for the Sword & Shield and I will be working on the Features Section of the newspaper. I hope to help Uni students get informed...

Bella Duong
Staff Writer

Bella Duong

Hi, my name is Bella Duong and this is my first year as an Opinion Section Writer for the S&S. As a new sophomore, I am excited to be able to contribute to the S&S and the new experiences this year will bring.

Sarah Chen
Staff Writer

Sarah Chen

Hi! I'm Sarah Chen, a sophomore and first year news writer for the Sword & Shield. I look forward to writing articles and reporting the exciting new events in the Uni community. I enjoy reading, doing calligraphy, traveling,...

Kaylee Changsek
Staff Writer

Kaylee Changsek

Hi, I'm Kaylee Changsek, a Junior and a new staff writer, but this is my second year of journalism. I am very excited to be a sports writer for the Sword and Shield, and to learn everything that goes on behind the scenes to share...

Maya Berger
Staff Writer

Maya Berger

Hi, my name is Maya Berger. I am a junior writing for the sports section of Sword & Shield. I'm excited to be a part of S&S and give our UHS athletes a chance to be represented. I love to play soccer and read in my free...

Mia Barajas-Kua
Staff Writer

Mia Barajas-Kua

Hi, I'm Mia Barajas - Kua and i'm currently a senior. This is my first year in journalism and i'm so excited to be writing for the news section of S&S.

Roshana Akhtari
P & G Section Editor

Roshana Akhtari

Hello! I am Roshana Akhtari and I am the P&G Editor! I am a sophomore who loves photography and digital art but outside of Journalism I play lacrosse and wrestling!

Yazmin Tinoco
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Yazmin Tinoco

Hey everyone! My name is Yazmin Tinoco, I am currently a sophomore. This will be my first year on Sword and Shield. This year I will be apart of the P & G staff on S&S. I'm so excited be able to capture and share special...

Rissa Liu
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Rissa Liu

Hi, my name is Rissa Liu. I am a sophomore, and this is my first year in advanced journalism. Currently, I am in the Photo and Graphics section. I am excited about recording those marvelous events in the following school year...

Leyah Eagar
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Leyah Eagar

Hi! My name is Leyah Eagar! I am currently a sophomore, and this will be my second year in Journalism, and my first year on the Sword and Shield staff! Besides photography, in my free time, I enjoy playing my guitar, figure skating,...

Roger Xu
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Roger Xu

Hello, my name is Roger, a photographer in P&G and a current junior here at uni. My hobbies are engineering and other mechanical arts. I might not be loquacious, but I am pretty approachable.

Malea Weaver
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Malea Weaver

Hi my name is Malea Weaver, and I am a sophomore. This is my first year doing pictures and graphics for Sword & Shield and I am so excited!

Natalie Torres
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Natalie Torres

Hi my name is Natalie Torres, I am a sophomore and this will be my first year on P&G for the school newspaper, The Sword Shield. I am excited to capture pleasurable moments for the school to enjoy.

Sabrina Bahrun
Photographer/Graphic Artist

Sabrina Bahrun

Hello! I am Sabrina Bahrun, a sophmore from University High School. This being my first year in staff, I am excited to have an impactful and collaborative year! In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, hanging out with friends...

Pranay Gonuguntla
Podcast Editing Manager

Pranay Gonuguntla

Hey! I am Pranay and this is my second year here with the Sword & Shield. I will be working as the Podcast Manager for my senior year and I am excited this year to collaborate with an amazing team to offer a new voice for...

Harper Richardson
Podcast Host

Harper Richardson

Hi, my name is Harper Richardson and I'm a rising senior. This is my first year in journalism and I'm excited to be a podcast host. Outside of school, I enjoy lacrosse, mock trial, and activism through March For Our Lives.

Dartagnan Osier
Podcast Host

D’artagnan Osier

Hi! My name is D’artagnan Osier, and I’m a junior. This is my second year on Sword & Shield as well as my second year as a podcast host! I’m so excited to discover more about Uni!

Ryan Noorizadeh
Podcast Host

Ryan Noorizadeh

Hi, I'm Ryan, I'm a Junior and I'm a Podcast Host. I used to write for Arts and Entertainment, but recovered from that.

Siara Gunawardhana
Podcast Host

Siara Gunawardhana

Hey Uni! My name is Siara Gunawardhana and I am a senior on S&S. I am one of your podcast hosts this year! I have been on Journalism since my freshman year, and I am so excited to produce some entertaining and fresh podcasts...

Pranav Gonuguntla
Podcast Editor

Pranav Gonuguntla

Hi, my name is Pranav Gonuguntla. I will be a part of the Sword & Shield podcast team for this year. I am super excited to embark on the journey of editing recordings from the voice of you, the Uni community.

Ivan Chen
Podcast Editor

Ivan Chen

Hi, I'm Ivan, I in the podcast team, the only person the podcast team in period 4 so im lonely here but other than that I think its going to be a fun year.

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