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    Name: Kaylan Kha

    Position on the Paper: Editor-in-Chief

    Perfect Date: a poorly lit dinner at Olive Garden, where I can stuff breadsticks into my bag

    Words to Describe You: super funny, but a bad driver

    Favorite Activity: recreating vines in hopes of becoming a Viner when Vine 2 comes out

    I’m Looking For: someone to buy me Harry Styles concert tickets


    Name: Marleld Duran

    Position on the Paper: Production Chief

    Perfect Date: baking or cooking so I can pretend like I’m Gordon Ramsay

    Words to Describe You: scatterbrained, tired

    Favorite Activity: taking four hour naps to avoid any responsibilities

    I’m Looking For: someone that can pronounce and spell my name correctly


    Name: Angelina Liang

    Position on the Paper: Opinion Editor

    Perfect Date: when the optician asks which lens is better

    Words to Describe You: internally and eternally emo

    Favorite Activity: having an existential crisis right before an important deadline

    I’m Looking For: a math tutor



    Name: Christopher Lung

    Position on the Paper: World/community editor

    Perfect Date: Netflix and… more Netflix

    Words to Describe You: breathtaking, confused, procrastinator, funny (looking)

    Favorite Activity: watching worth it videos while eating cup noodles at home

    I’m Looking For: a 5 on both ap physics tests


    Name: Jannelle Dang

    Position on the Paper: Features Editor

    Perfect Date: Adventures in overcast weather

    Words to Describe You: Oblivious, straightforward, mildly narcoleptic

    Favorite Activity: Making lists, because check marks are satisfying

    I’m Looking For: The perfect lip balm—please send recommendations


    Name: Stephanie Foo

    Position on the Paper: Student Life Editor

    Perfect Date: Filled with hearty laughs and good memories

    Words to Describe You: clumsy, sincere, and passionate

    Favorite Activity: writing poems to get everything off my heart

    I’m Looking For: a good place to eat and talk


    Name: Annie Phun

    Position on the Paper: Sports Editor

    Perfect Date: Who knows? Haven’t been on it yet.

    Words to Describe You: sarcastic, indecisive, sleep-deprived

    Favorite Activity: writing

    I’m Looking For: the perfect date


    Name: Kaylin Tran

    Position on the Paper: Entertainment Editor

    Perfect Date: Medjool date, preferably dried

    Words to Describe You: allergic to everything, easily frightened

    Favorite Activity: singing in the shower

    I’m Looking For: a better grade in math



    Name: Rodin Batcheller

    Position on the Paper: Addendum Editor

    Perfect Date: Scarlett Johansson

    Words to Describe You: Funny, forgetful, funny

    Favorite Activity: Laughing

    I’m Looking For: Food



    Name: Ethan Tan

    Position on the Paper: Layout Artist

    Perfect Date: eating cajun food and watching Silicon Valley

    Words to Describe You: dead, idiotic, sleepy, angry, nihilist

    Favorite Activity: sleeping, watching Silicon Valley

    I’m Looking For: someone to be my alarm clock


    Name: Jason Kwan

    Position on the Paper: Layout Artist

    Perfect Date: chilling

    Words to Describe You: chill, tired

    Favorite Activity: chilling, napping

    I’m Looking For: someone to chill with


    Name: Chloe Law

    Position on the Paper: Layout Artist

    Perfect Date: June 29th

    Words to Describe You: tired, stressed, late, but mostly late.

    Favorite Activity: Eating popcorn chicken while crying over math

    I’m Looking For: Someone who’s later than me


    Name: Megan Tran

    Position on the Paper: Art Researcher

    Perfect Date: Watching the sunset at the beach and “forgetting” a sweater so I can “borrow” his.  

    Words to Describe You: frequently forgetful and constantly confused

    Favorite Activity: Eating chicken and saying “mhmmmm chicken”

    I’m Looking For: Someone who has a three letter name


    Name: Michael Hong

    Position on the Paper: Poll Specialist

    Perfect Date: Anything and Chill but actually chilling

    Words to Describe You: calm, chill, lazy, relaxed, memey

    Favorite Activity: listening to music on a walk

    I’m Looking For: answers to life’s mysteries



    Name: Joshua Raymundo

    Position on the Paper: Poll Specialist

    Perfect Date: not forgetting the girl’s name

    Words to Describe You: stupid funny

    Favorite Activity: eating. Just eating.

    I’m Looking For: A fellow Panic! fan






    Name: Christine Tran

    Position on the Paper: Photographer

    Perfect Date: Souplantation, so I can sneak muffins home

    Words to Describe You: usually sleepy, quiet or loud no in between

    Favorite Activity: using my sister’s Netflix account

    I’m Looking For: someone to feed me food


    Name: Jasmine Lam

    Position on the Paper: Photographer

    Perfect Date: Not having one

    Words to Describe You: clumsy, ditzy, chill

    Favorite Activity: Not going on dates

    I’m Looking For: My wallet. I lost it some time ago. Oh, and my soul.


    Name: Nyah Toomes

    Position on the Paper: Promotions and Publicity Manager

    Perfect Date: Going to an art museum and then going out to eat, preferably somewhere with pasta.

    Words to Describe You: open minded, friendly, late to everything, kinda funny though

    Favorite Activity: Ordering UberEats and watching Dr.Phil or bad X-Factor auditions on YouTube

    I’m Looking For: Music and food lover, but no country. Must have a car… and a license!


    Name: Elizabeth Campos

    Position on the Paper: Promotions and Publicity Manager

    Perfect Date: April 25. Because it’s not too hot and not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.

    Words to Describe You: Loud, dramatic, did I mention loud?

    Favorite Activity: Looking at pictures of dogs.

    I’m Looking For: A guy who drives a Dodge Challenger and lets me borrow his chapstick.



    Name: Kevin Pham

    Position on the Paper: advertising manager

    Perfect Date: 4.6 billion years ago

    Words to Describe You: a really funny potato with a touch of suffering on the inside

    Favorite Activity: naps, sitting and thinking about responsibilities but not doing anything about it

    I’m Looking For: a fight with the person who made education a corrupt institution


    Name: Brittany Snow

    Position on the Paper: Business Manager

    Perfect Date: I don’t know man

    Words to Describe You: Quiet, sarcastic, blunt, nice

    Favorite Activity: Watching horror movies

    I’m Looking For: My contact prescription. I lost it a while ago and I’ve been winging it ever since.



    Name: Lana Hy

    Position on the Paper: Webmaster

    Perfect Date: March 14, because I can get a 10-inch customized pizza at Blaze for only $3.14.

    Words to Describe You: Italian sausage, parmesan pizza and matcha green tea ice cream maniac

    Favorite Activity: Going to Baskin Robbins

    I’m Looking For: the secret to opening Drew’s door

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