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2016-2017 Staff

Mary Waugh

Staff Writer

I’m Mary Waugh and you can most likely find me flipping around at the gym- or obsessing over Theo James.

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Dylana Edwards-Caputo

Staff Writer

Hey! I'm Dylana, a senior here at West Ranch! I'm new to the Paw Print this year and I'm so excited to see what's in store for me. My time outside of school is spent playing with my puppies, taking photographs, and working as... 

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Allison Alben

Staff Writer

Hey West Ranch, I’m Allison. I love reading and writing fantasy stories (Harry Potter, The Remnant Chronicles, and the Selection series–the first three– are my favorites), watching Gravity Falls, The Goldbergs, Superstore,... 

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Kulsoom Hasan

Staff Writer

Hey! My name is Kulsoom, and, needless to say, nobody at Starbucks has ever spelled my name right (insert frowny face emoji here). This is my second year at West Ranch and my first year with The Paw Print. In my free time, I…... 

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Minjoon Kang

Staff Writer

Real recognize real. Ambition in my veins. Die-hard conservative. Professional In N Out eater.

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Erica Lee

A&E Editor

I’m a senior. that’s it.

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Jacqueline Hofmann

Features Editor

Hi, my name is Jacqueline Hofmann and I am not good at writing bios. I am a senior at West Ranch (hallelujah) making it my fourth year in the Paw Print as a features writer and second year as a features editor. Aside from journalism,... 

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Skijler Hutson

Staff Writer

I am not good at art but I appreciate it enough to make West Ranch Literary Magazine and publish others art. I love international affairs and global health. My political stance is that I have a strong dislike for Recep Tayyip... 

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Jasleen Arora

Staff Writer

Hey Wildcats, I am Jasleen Arora and I am a freshman at West Ranch High School. In my free time, I enjoy playing the violin, drawing, and playing for the West Ranch girls basketball team. I am really looking forward to being a... 

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Harneet Arora

Staff Writer

Hi I’m Harneet Arora and I am part of the sports section in the Paw Print school newspaper. Aside from being a studious person in class, I enjoy playing basketball, painting, and playing the violin. Some people might know me... 

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Grace Foster

Staff Writer

This is my last year in high school but my first year in journalism so better late than never! Aside from writing, I enjoy watching movies a lot more than I probably should and I have an abundance of useless film trivia. I enjoy... 

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Christine Joo

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Christine and I’m a sophomore at West Ranch. I love watching Lifetime movies, Chipotle, Buzzfeed, and cute dogs. Check out my stories!

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Alyssa Truong

Staff Writer

I’m Alyssa and I’m vegan. I like hiking and drinking/eating coconuts.

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Sarah Ziskind

Sports Editor

Guten tag my fellow Wildcats! My name is Sarah Ziskind, some people call me “Zee” or just “Z”. This is my third year in the Paw Print and third year in the sports section, which I am now the editor of. When not covering... 

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Riley Villiers Furze


My name is Riley Villiers-Furze and shockingly I’m at a loss for words. I don’t know what to write. It’s a staff biography, so do I tell you my life story? How much of my life should I tell? What do you even want to know?... 

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Morgan Smith

Web Editor

Authentic and unapologetic. #blacklivesmatter, because my life matters.

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Zoey Greenwald

Staff Writer

Currently a sophomore at West Ranch high school and a California certified Arts Scholar in creative writing, Zoey Greenwald enjoys reading, writing, singing, and baking in her free time. She’s super cool. Trust me.

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Mina Jang

Copy Editor

Let’s talk about myself. I’m a fan of Queen, Iggy and the Stooges, the Guess Who, Lou Reed, the Carpenters, and Van Morrison. If you haven’t heard of “Astral Weeks,” then go listen to the album when you can because it’s... 

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Andy Song

Copy Editor

Hi everybody! I'm a junior and the copy editor(the best position ever) for the Paw Print. Sports and food are the two biggest things in my life, and my favorite teams are the Dodgers, Lakers, and anything UCLA. I look forward... 

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Jaesung Park

Staff Writer

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -MLK That sums... 

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Lauren Lee

Web Editor

Noot noot! Hi I’m Lauren!!! My hobbies are watching anime, going shopping, and taking pictures of aesthetic food for my instagram, which is @laurenleee, if you want to go follow it. ;) I love cute things, like pastel colors... 

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Raylene Factora

Staff Writer

“Words are, in my humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” -Dumbledore Just a mere muggle trying to harness the magic of words into something tangible and impactful. :)

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Erica Gillespie

News Editor

My name is Erica Gillespie, and I was not ready to get my picture taken. This is my third year in Paw Print and I’m looking forward to another great two semesters in this program. Some things about me, I have danced for thirteen... 

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Byrce Fenenbock

Sports Editor

“Don’t misunderestimate me.”-George Dubbya Bush

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Alina Truong

Staff Writer

I’m Alina and I like sushi, cheesecake, oreos, running, kiwis, and cruises.

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Jaeun Park


My name is Jaeun (pronounced jay-yoon) Park. I am a senior. Buh-bye.

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Sydney Young

Staff Writer

Hi I’m Sydney Young. I'm a sophomore and a staff writer at the West Ranch Paw Print. I love corgis, food, and soccer. Check out my stories!

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Megan Chang

Centerspread Editor

Hi I’m Megan. This is my third year of Paw Print, and I’m the centerspread editor. In my free time, I really like sleeping and eating. I also enjoy playing soccer, going shopping, and taking photos. My favorite foods are sushi... 

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Siena Zarrell

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Siena and no, my name has never been on a Coke bottle or spelled right by a Starbucks barista.  I’m a sophomore here at West Ranch and this is my second year in the Paw Print. I was born in Seattle (Go Seahawks!)... 

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Samantha Hartung

Opinions Editor

Yes I am that tall chick who does flips :/

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Kiana Quick

A&E Editor

Hi I’m Kiana Quick, a junior and A&E editor. I have a rib injury. Yea. (: stayin’ alive stayin’ alive

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Hannah Kim

Staff Writer

Hi I’m Hannah. I love cookies and Taylor Swift. Read my stories!

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Angelina Hernandez

Staff Writer

Hey my name is Angie and I am a Sophmore here at West Ranch (although, I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts acceptance letter). I’m a flyer for our J.V. cheer team. If you wave to me on campus and I don’t wave back, it’s... 

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Aerin Choi

Staff Writer

Hi, it’s Aerin! I’m a sophomore and I like lemonade, french fries, Chick-Fil-A, and cute babies. Thank you and goodbye.

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Audrey Kim

Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Audrey and I'm a sophomore A&E reporter. I like to play tennis and eat food. Please read my stories. Thank you and have a nice day.

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Min Ju Kang

Copy Editor

Hi, my name is Minju. I play volleyball. Go Dodgers.

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Gamin Kim

Opinions Editor

Hi, my name is Gamin and I’m the Opinions Editor. My name in French means “street urchin,” but pretend you didn’t hear that because that is not an accurate representation of who I am. Feel free to talk to me about anything... 

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Jong Hak Won

Columns Editor

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” -Friedrich Nietzsche I’m not sure what this quote... 

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