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2022-2023 Staff

Kristina Kugaevskaya
Editor-in-Chief

Kristina Kugaevskaya

Kristina is a senior at Glendale High School. She is the co-president of the Book Club and the Creative Writing Club, and she is the secretary of the Red Cross Club. In her spare time, she loves reading, baking, and going out into nature. In the future, she hopes to travel Europe and pursue a career in writing.

Erica Mae Valdellon
Spotlight Editor

Erica Mae Valdellon

Erica is a senior at Glendale High School. She is on the varsity track team and a member of the culinary program. She enjoys going to the beach and exploring nature. She loves playing the piano and loves drinking boba (favorite drink: strawberry matcha). She is willing to give it her all this year. She is interested in majoring in nursing next year and hopes that her last year ay GHS will go well. ...

Jada Holmes-Williams
Reviews Editor

Jada Holmes-Williams

Jada Holmes-Williams is a sophomore at Glendale High School. She is on the GHS track team. Some of her hobbies include drawing, reading, and writing, and she also loves going on walks.

Maria Bagumian
Social Media Director

Maria Bagumian

Maria is a senior at Glendale High School. She speaks three languages fluently, and she is currently learning Spanish as well. She is a member of the Armenian Club, she is a three-year journalism staff member and she is currently attending college. Maria is looking forward to participating in school activities even more for the upcoming school year.

Mariam Alzebdah
Staff Writer

Mariam Alzebdah

Mariam is a junior at Glendale High School. She paints with words, she speaks with pictures. She enjoys writing poetry and taking pictures. Movies and film run in her bloodstream.

Mari Avagyan
Staff Writer

Mari Avagyan

Mari is a freshman at Glendale High School. She is not involved in any clubs right now, but she is planning to join one as soon as possible. She enjoys listening to music and reading, and she is also an advanced hip hop dancer.

Brandon Belen
Staff Writer

Brandon Belen

Brandon is a freshman at Glendale High School. He came from Le Conte Middle School in LA, so this is his first time in the Glendale Unified School District. Brandon likes to listen to music all of the time, and he likes to skateboard in his free time.

Samantha Bordey
Staff Writer

Samantha Bordey

Samantha is a sophomore at Glendale High School. She is on the track and field team, and a member of the Filipino Club. In her down-time, she enjoys reading, watching films, and enjoying the company of her friends and family.

Cassandra Dela Cruz
Staff Writer

Cassandra Dela Cruz

Cassandra is a freshman at Glendale High School. She enjoys listening to a lot of music, hanging out with her friends and sleeping. She loves to play volleyball and is part of the San Gabriel Elite Volleyball Club. She also participates on a karate team as one of her hobbies.

Alex De La Garza
Staff Writer

Alex De La Garza

Alex is junior at Glendale High School. He is on the varsity lacrosse team and has been playing lacrosse for almost 5 years. He enjoys watching films and collecting vinyls. 

Nicole Duarte
Staff Writer

Nicole Duarte

Nicole is a sophomore at Glendale High School. She is part of the girls junior-varsity soccer team, and she is the secretary of the Best Buddies Club. She finds inspiration from nature and the people around her.

Sareen Hagopian
Staff Writer

Sareen Hagopian

Sareen is a freshmen at Glendale High School. She is a member of the GHS softball team. Some of her hobbies showing off to scouts every Sunday, watching Netflix, and drawing.

Araksya Harutyunyan
Staff Writer

Araksya Harutyunyan

Araksya Harutyunyan is a senior at Glendale High School. She has been a student in journalism since her freshman year. She’s a singer and is passionate about what she does. She loves to write articles and enjoys her journalism class.

Edmond Hayrapetyan
Staff Writer

Edmond Hayrapetyan

Edmond is a senior at Glendale High School. He enjoys training in MMA, lifting weights and listening to music.

Giselle Hernandez
Staff Writer

Giselle Hernandez

Giselle is a sophomore at Glendale High School, and this is her first year at GHS. She is on the lacrosse team and enjoys pumpkin pie, no matter the season.

Erica Hovanesian
Staff Writer

Erica Hovanesian

Erica is a freshman in Glendale High School. She is in both the culinary and journalism classes. She enjoys playing sports, such as swimming, tennis, soccer, and dance. Also, she likes reading, drawing, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family.

Dylan Ipina
Staff Writer

Dylan Ipina

Dylan is a Senior at Glendale High School. He is a part of the Art Club and volunteers at the Fire Department. Some of his hobbies are drawing, skateboarding, and playing guitar. He also enjoys listening to music and going out a lot. 

Sophia Marinas
Staff Writer

Sophia Marinas

Sophia is a freshman at Glendale High School. She is a new staff member of the Explosion staff and is excited to be join the Art Club, Creative Writing Club and many other clubs that are of interest to her. You can find her writing fun little scripts for comics in her free time. She also seems to find drawing a fun hobby to do, as well as playing RPGs.

Edita Melkumyan
Staff Writer

Edita Melkumyan

Edita is a senior at Glendale High School. She is a journalism staff member, she enjoys music and she is a future doctor majoring in psychology. She also likes to draw and get creative during her free time.

Rebecca Perez
Staff Writer

Rebecca Perez

Rebecca is a freshman at Glendale High School. She is a member of the journalism program and plays flute in the GHS marching band. She enjoys listening to music, watching online court shows, reading, and maintaining her personal vendetta against Dictionary.com. (All hail Merriam-Webster!)

Aniella Pieprzyca
Staff Writer

Aniella Pieprzyca

Aniella is a sophomore at Glendale High School. She is on the track team and is looking forward to competing this year She enjoys shopping, going to concerts when she can, and hanging out with friends.

Anahit Sargsyan
Staff Writer

Anahit Sargsyan

Anahit is a junior at Glendale High School. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She plays tennis in her free time and loves to travel. She has been to many places around the world, but her favorite is Rome. She likes online shopping and watching shows, instead of sleeping, and her favorite shows are Lucifer, Criminal Minds, Armenian Full House, Originals and any Marvel movie. She a...

Ilona Serobyan
Staff Writer

Ilona Serobyan

Ilona Serobyan is a freshman at Glendale High School. She is in the a member of the GHS journalism staff. During her free time, she enjoys skating, listening to music and going on late-night walks.

Alexander Shirvanian
Staff Writer

Alexander Shirvanian

Alexander is a sophomore at Glendale High School. He plays football for the Glendale Nitros. He loves to play cards and enjoys nature.

Angel Stepanyan
Staff Writer

Angel Stepanyan

Angel is a junior at Glendale High School. She likes to swim and to hang out with her friends. She was a member of the swim team during her sophomore year. She enjoys watching Armenian TV shows and movies on Netflix.

Polina Svigach
Staff Writer

Polina Svigach

Polina is a freshman at Glendale High School. She is part of the Women’s Studies class and a member of the journalism staff. Polina also does dance and used to do it professionally. She enjoys reading thrillers and romance novels, knitting, drawing or anything else to do with art.

Dashiell Takeuchi
Staff Writer

Dashiell Takeuchi

Dashiell is a junior at Glendale High School. He speaks a bit of Japanese, having taken it in school from kindergarten to 10th grade. He enjoys webcomics, art, and books (webnovels included).

Shaylee Thomas
Staff Writer

Shaylee Thomas

Shaylee is a freshman at Glendale High School. She enjoys dancing and creating new ideas and projects.

Hasmik Tumasyan
Staff Writer

Hasmik Tumasyan

Hasmik is a sophomore at Glendale High School. She is a member of the color guard team and the Creative Writing Club. She enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, writing, and listening to music.

Samantha Verduzco
Staff Writer

Samantha Verduzco

Samantha is a senior at Glendale High School, which means that the credits are about to roll. (YAY! But it's also sad.) She has been a member of the journalism staff for three years. She hopes to not be lazy this year and to join a club (at the very least). She enjoys watching Netflix, reading, traveling, listening to music (which is why she mainly reviews albums), sleeping (if it was a sport she would be...

Jon Livingston
Advisor

Jon Livingston

Mr. Livingston is the advisor for the Journalism class at Glendale High School. He is also the ASB advisor and the advisor for Stylus, the GHS yearbook. He is currently in his 23rd year of teaching, and he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, watching Laker games, cheering on the UCLA football team and playing video games.

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