Smoke Signals

2017-2018 Staff

Anoushka Gupta

Anoushka is a first-year member of Journalism.  She is also a part of Academic Decathlon and UNICEF.  Her passions are Broadway, horror novels, and extremely morbid facts.

Jamie Park

Jamie is a Senior at West High. She is a staff writer for Smoke Signals. She is obsessed with the color pink, enjoys listening to music, going to the beach, making friends, and watching Netflix. She is not afraid to put hers...

Abril Antonini

Abril Antonini is a Sophomore at West. She enjoys creative writing and is a part of the West High drill team. She has been dancing for 5 years, loves animals, and nature. Abril's goal is to  be a zoologist in the future.

Christine Nguyen

Christine Nguyen is a sophomore staff writer for Smoke Signals. She enjoys listening to music, reading, and dancing. She plays tennis as well as the piano in her spare time.

Jeff Grundy

Jeff Grundy is a junior staff writer for Smoke Signals. It is his first year on staff. He is a news junkie and enjoys reading in his spare time. His life goal is to become an editor for the Washington Post.

Danielle Perea

Danielle Perea is a freshman staff writer for Smoke Signals. She loves learning, music, and astronomy. In her space time, she plays tenor saxophone and practices photography.

Ashley Kang

Ashley Kang is a senior at West High School and the News Editor for Smoke Signals.  She is passionate about the environment, and hopes to study it further in college.  She enjoys hummus, avocados, Harry Potter, and reading....

Todd Potter

Todd Potter is the Smoke Signals sports editor this year. He is a senior and this is his second year on the Smoke Signals staff. He really enjoys writing, especially poetry.  He is also interested in social justice issues, suc...

Barbara Lopez

Barbara Lopez is a senior at West and is the Entertainment Editor for Smoke Signals. She enjoys film, music, and making new friends.

Ysabella Atehortua

Bio: Ysabella Atehortua is a Senior at West High school and has been in Journalism for three years now. Her passion is environmental studies and hopes a prominent member of the field in her future.

Rachel Kim

Rachel Kim is the Editor-in-Chief for Smokes Signals. When she is not playing volleyball for West High or writing/editing articles for Smokes, she is probably watching Degrassi or sleeping. She also enjoys hummus like Ashley ...

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