• Arielle Fernandez
    Arielle Fernandez
  • Samantha Wilson
    Samantha Wilson
  • Mackenzie O’Mara
    Mackenzie O’Mara
  • Lauryn Kern
    Lauryn Kern
  • Andrada Stanciu
    Andrada Stanciu
  • Jewel Granados
    Jewel Granados
  • Kiara Ivas
    Kiara Ivas
  • Kenneth Talusan
    Kenneth Talusan
  • Zhen Yu
    Zhen Yu
Arielle Fernandez

Hi I’m Arielle, like the mermaid, but spelt different. I am a proud member of The Howl and spend most of my time, working on spreads and forgetting to spell check almost everything I write. When I’m not doing that, I’m probably watching my favorite movies or I’m at work. I’m so excited to see all the possibilities the yearbook has in store, and can’t wait for everyone to see it!

Samantha Wilson

Hey, it’s Sami. I am a procrastinator, but I always get my stuff done. When I’m not doing yearbook, I’m probably sleeping … or stressing over all the work I still have to do, but not doing it. I’m excited to be in yearbook and be a part of something great.

Mackenzie O’Mara

Hi, I’m Mackenzie and I’m “that one really tall red head.” I enjoy being one with nature while listening to music that nobody ever knows. I am known for wearing sunglasses when it’s dark, pants that are too big, jackets when its hot and Birkenstocks, no matter the season. I am the most honest person you will ever meet – it sometimes scares people. And my theory on life is do something wild without fearing the results because whatever they are … it’ll be a cool story.

Lauryn Kern

Hey, I’m Lauryn with a ‘y’ and I’m in the Dental Assistant program. I like turning off my caps lock for aesthetic, eating bean and cheese burritos and taking way too many AP classes. When I’m not in school stressing out about spread due dates, and homework, you can catch me working at TJ-Maxx for minimum wage. I’m excited to be a part of journalism this year and share the stories of the student body.

Andrada Stanciu

Hey! I’m Andrada and all I do is play tennis. I barely have a social life and I’m not entirely sure why I decided to take journalism since I’m so busy, but I guess I realized that I like writing and taking pictures of people while they make memories. Besides that, I really enjoy traveling. This summer I went to Italy and Romania. Also, did I mention yet that I’m Romanian? ‘Cause I’m Romanian. In my spare time I like to pretend I have a huge social life by making plans with people who end up canceling on me haha. I hope that made you realize that I have no chill. Other than finding my chill this year, I hope to heighten my skills as a journalist.

Jewel Granados

Hi, I’m Jewel, I’m a junior in the hospitality program and this will be my second year on The Howl staff. My friends know me as the chill person in the group. I’m a pretty calm person to be around, so my friends use me as an outlet whenever they have a crisis. Out of C122, I’m usually hibernating, playing softball, watching dumb but entertaining YouTube videos, or attempting to potty train my four-month old corgi. When that doesn’t work out, I like to read books, but sleeping will always be my number one past time. I love being part of the staff and I hope to refine my skills as a journalist.

Kiara Ivas

Hey there! I’m Kiara, and this is my second year on The Howl staff. Although I am more of a photographer than a writer, I hope to improve my writing skills enough to publish my first article this year. This is also my third year of being on the Desert Oasis Color Guard team, which is a great sport to participate in when I’m stressing about deadlines. If the weather is not in my favor, cat videos are the second best thing for de-stressing. I have learned so much just by being around such amazing people and I can’t wait to see what this year has to offer!

Kenneth Talusan

My name is Kenneth Talusan, and I’m a really quiet person, even when I’m around my friends. I am a junior in the Dental Assisting program and this is my second year as a staff member of The Howl staff. I like to sleep a lot, so I’m tired most of the time during school. I like to play games like “Hearthstone” and “League of Legends” when I have free time. My family and I love to travel; last year we visited all of the states in the US (not including Alaska and Hawaii, but we went there before). My goal this year is to improve my writing, as well as designing spreads and modules.

Zhen Yu

Hey! My name is Zhen. I’m extremely outgoing, especially around my friends. Staying in journalism was actually a last minute decision at the end of my freshmen year, and boy am I glad I went with it! I’m a super nerdy Chinese boy who plays “League of Legends” in my freetime. I love going back to China whenever I have the opportunity; too bad it’s so expensive! I’m extremely sarcastic so please excuse me if you don’t understand my jokes, but please, I’d rather you not fake laugh. I’m always open to make new friends so please say “Hi” if you see me walking around! My goal? To put it simply, “Chill out on the procrastinating bro.”