The Apache Pow Wow

2018-2019 Staff

Frances Cheung

Editor in Chief

Frances Cheung aspires to be a world-class chef. She loves experimenting with various pasta recipes and will be applying to dozens of culinary art schools this fall. Her specialty is adding honey to her ramen, to her chicken Mc...

Maggie Wong

Editor in Chief

An ideal day in Maggie's life would include a good cup of coffee, a hike during sunrise, and sitting in the sun with her best friend, Watson, who has four legs and a penchant for chasing squirrels. She is a self-proclaimed gy...

Trinity Chhay

Editor in Chief

Trinity inspires to have a life that consists of eating countless tubs of ice cream, traveling to every corner of the world, and scribbling down lyrics into her small, red journal. She does not the believe that the eyes are the w...

Maruko Myint

News Editor

This is Maruko but you can also call her Mar!! She's currently a senior and she's doing her best to get through her last and final year of high school. Her favorite things in the world are her friends, spontaneous adventures, ...

Sandi Khine

News Editor

Sandi is a distressed junior, intersectional feminist, indecisive Ravenclaw, incessant dreamer, tragic INFJ-T, and avid storyteller. You can find her creating memes, sulking over politics, or laughing at Kate McKinnon. She’s ...

Reiko Inoue

Opinion Editor

Reiko is a senior who looks like a freshman and she so loves seeing dogs during her day. Her favorite thing to do is to listen to a podcast or playlist and paint and draw for way too long. She also enjoys Ghibli movies (Spirite...

Tanya Lee

Opinion Editor

Tanya is a current sophomore who is obsessed with music. She sings, dances, plays flute and piano, and listens to music 24/7. If you ever want her to do something for you, she is easily bribed with sushi, sparkling water, ice...

Ariana Parizadeh

Features Editor

Ariana is a tiny sophomore who considers herself a very energetic person. In her free time she likes to run, read, and play piano. In addition to this, her favorite dessert is mochi and her favorite tv show is Gilmore Girls. ...

Brandon Chen

Features Editor

Brandon is an adventurous, fun-loving Ravenclaw who enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. However, when not playing with his dog, he can be found indoors binge-watching Netflix shows. He loves listening to pop music and attempts t...

Cassidy Chhay

Student Life Editor

Cassidy is a sophomore that either has way too much time on her hands or way too little. She is an avid moviegoer, follows way too many fan accounts, and is secretly a prototype android sent by Cyberlife. Her favorite movie ser...

Rachel Lee

Student Life Editor

Rachel is a senior at Arcadia High School. She loves Pepper (her dog), Disney, Christmas, and lives off the adrenaline of online orders and organized emails. Hawaii is her happy place, Parks and Recreation is her favorite show,...

Alyssa Rave

Performing Arts Editor

Alyssa is a junior in her third year of Pow Wow. She loves to kayak and pet dogs, but seeing pictures of dogs is also fine. Since sleep is a rare occurrence, she lives off of memes--feel free to help and expand her supply. ...

Cynthia Lin

Performing Arts Editor

Cynthia is currently a senior in AHS. She is a huge dog lover with a husky named Blue and a pomeranian named Fluffy. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys eating acai bowls, binging Netflix, and shopping. ...

Jeremy Du

Academics Editor

Jeremy is excited to finally be a senior this year! In his free time, he enjoys surfing Youtube, especially Tasty and Buzzfeed videos, or jamming out on Spotify. Being able to try indoor skydiving was a pretty HIGH point for him ...

Margaret Lin

Academics Editor

Margaret is a sophomore who enjoys listening to K-pop, rewatching Studio Ghibli films for the umpteenth time, and playing badminton, that is, when she's not drowning in work. She spends way too much time watching stray cats in...

Jocelyn Liao

Calendar Editor

Jocelyn loves to help people, make new friends, and bring happiness to others! Her favorite color is light pink and likes she also likes to cook and bake. She enjoys playing with her guitar, ukulele, and makeup! :D

Natalie Samadi

Calendar Editor

Natalie loves dogs (especially shiba inus) and llamas. She enjoys sewing, writing, and watching YouTube videos. Some of Natalie's favorite snacks include: Cheetos, Lays, brownies, boba, and pizza rolls. She hopes to start her...

Christine Law

Sports Editor

Christine is currently a senior and enjoys drawing, going to the beach, and watching sunsets. Her favorite dogs are Shiba Inus and she enjoys looking at dog memes in her free time. She also enjoys watching various shows, such...

Justin Cun

Sports Editor

Justin's hobbies include spending quality time with friends and family, playing sports like golf and basketball, and listening to music. His favorite subjects in school include journalism, physics, and chemistry. He is currently t...

Camille Marquez

Campus Focus Editor

Camille is craving a taiyaki fish right now. She is excited for the end of her senior year! She is a rigorous riddle-taker, ultimate Marvel fan, and fan of Spongebob-related things. Yay! ...

Vivian Kwang

Center Spread Editor

Vivian loves to go to the theaters with a classic bowl from Bibigo and a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino from Starbucks on her free time. Normally, you can find her with her nose stuck in a good YA novel, binge-watching the funniest...

Conner Hua

Photography Editor

Conner Hua is currently a sophomore at Arcadia High School. His favorite color is anything pastel. He enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music and reading the news!

Josie Chen

Photography Editor

Josie is currently a junior and an editor for Photography. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and some of her hobbies include working on her art skills, watching Grey's Anatomy, and catching up on sleep. Sh...

Jocelyn Thao

Design Editor

Jocelyn is a current sophomore who has no idea what she is doing but is doing it anyway. Despite her seemingly standoffish demeanor, Jocelyn does not actually hate everyone—it just looks like she does. This makes her feel b...

Paul Lee

Copyediting Editor

Paul Lee is a senior with countless flaws; however, he tries his very best to compensate for them! For example, he indulges in romantic anime to compensate for his perpetual singleness. He wears glasses to conceal his eye bag...

Tiffany Liang

Publicity Manager

Tiffany is a senior trying to have a good senior year. In her free time, she likes to watch "Friends" or spend time with friends. She also has two dogs named Daisy and Lily (Daisy is her favorite).

Abby Choy

Staff Writer

Abby Choy is another sophomore drifting through the sea of life on a piece of hardwood and a laptop. With her faithful laptop always ready to allow her to binge through Brooklyn 99 and listen to the same song on repeat for months,...

Ailin Atasoy

Staff Writer

An avid alt/rock fan, Ailin enjoys curating playlists for all genres and moods imaginable. She likes to (attempt to) immerse herself in different cultures and Duolingos the language of every country she visits, resulting in at lea...

Alex Kim

Staff Writer

Alex enjoys dance and carries a journal with Muji pens everywhere she goes. She's a flower fanatic, tea addict, and fairy lights enthusiast. In her free time, she learns dance routines, watches Youtube videos, eats hot Cheetos,...

Alexandra Fung

Staff Writer

Alexandra, usually known as Ally, is a sophomore who loves Rom-Coms and the occasional spicy meme. She spends most of her free time watching YouTube, drinking boba, and voicing her hatred for spicy foods. Her favorite holiday...

Anabell Xu

Staff Writer

Anabell is a junior who is not in band and gets very annoyed when her sister watches Asian dramas. She has a cat and a dog who somehow get along but she thinks that the dog isn’t smart enough to figure out that the cat is of...

Anncine Lin

Staff Writer

Anncine loves to dress in grayscale colors, but she does not think of herself as depressing. She hates dresses but loves her Adidas jacket. People always think she's spelling her own name wrong when the red squiggly line shows...

Anya Yang

Staff Writer

Anya is a freshman here at AHS! She enjoys spicy ramen, Netflix, and sleeping in (which is pretty hard to do since she sleeps at around 1am). Although she wishes she had Premium, Anya loves listening to artists like Lauv and Re...

Arina Miyadi

Staff Writer

Arina Miyadi is a creative being who is spontaneous, quirky, and colorful. She will often be found talking to people about animal rights, the environment, and veganism. Also, she simply adores creating illustrations- even though s...

Ashley Zhao

Staff Writer

Ashley is a freshman at AHS and loves listening to music while drawing or painting! Who doesn't? She is an animal lover, probably due to the fact that she owns a rabbit. She also loves to play rhythm games, and already has several ...

Becky Chen

Staff Writer

Becky is a loud girl that likes playing Tetris and being around people. Although she is extremely stubborn, she is still willing to try new things and go on adventures. If Becky’s not watching Netflix or doing homework at her fa...

Cadence Chen

Staff Writer

Cadence, who is currently a freshman, loves socializing with friends, drinking boba, and drawing. She plays guitar and listens to music during long car rides or when she's taking notes. She is also part of Cross Country and thi...

Caitlin Wang

Staff Writer

Caitlin Wang is a sophomore this year and this is her second year in Pow Wow. When she's not doing homework or busy with extracurricular activities, she enjoys watching Netflix rom coms, hanging out with friends, and going shoppin...

Charles Su

Staff Writer

Look! There's Charles Su, being a nerd again. Charles (in his natural habitat) loves eating food that's bad for him and loves spending his time looking at technology. Though he seems like a introvert he also likes spending time ...

Christie Wang

Staff Writer

Christie is a senior who enjoys her free time reading a good book, sipping hot green tea with honey, and of course, fangirling over BTS. She loves to spend time outside and can't wait to be done with high school. ...

Chuanchun Ella Tang

Staff Writer

Chuanchun Ella Tang is a freshman at AHS. She is currently in 5th period Pow Wow as a writer. She is in three writing sections including Performing Arts, Sports, and Academics. One of her hobbies is drawing; that's the reason wh...

Cindy Tse

Staff Writer

Cindy is on her fourth and final year as a Pow Wow writer. Her favorite color is mint green because its fresh and clean. In her spare time she listens to variations of All Star and folds origami animals. She also loves re-watching...

Emily Chen

Staff Writer

Emily is a sophomore who can’t live without music, art, or oxygen. She enjoys drawing, sleeping, and making memes whenever she gets the chance. Her favorite subject is biology, which she finds both amazing and overwhelming at...

Emma Chen

Staff Writer

Emma is a sophomore who loves tea, the holiday season, and spending time with family and friends. She can often be found taking dance class, in rehearsal, or studying. In her free time, she likes to take naps, read, and try new...

Gavin Do

Staff Writer

Gavin is an Instagram addict and enjoys his time trying new boba spots and trendy food places. He is a person that will never turn down a boba offered to him. He loves a good study date or just a nice hangout. He loves his Netflix...

Iris Lim

Staff Writer

Iris is an average girl; clumsy, moody, and always sleep deprived. She enjoys art, sleeping, violin, and eating. Iris' favorite subjects are science and math.

Jasmine Castro

Staff Writer

Jasmine's favorite color is purple. She loves to watch and obsess over anime. She is also a freshman.

Jasmine Oang

Staff Writer

Jasmine is a grandma at heart. When she's not pleasure reading or taking pictures of her (very cute) dog, she's probably finishing assignments in hopes she can sleep before 10 p.m. (but it rarely happens). During her free time,...

Jennifer Fuerte

Staff Writer

In an alternate reality where Jennifer could choose a career without any limitations, she would choose to be an ethical cow farmer in a secluded, wooded area, and she would primarily produce flavored cream cheese and butter. In...

Jenny Qiu

Staff Writer

Jenny Qiu is currently a sophomore who spends a lot of time on Netflix. When she isn't singing Broadway musicals in the shower, she's probably drinking mango green tea with boba. In her free time, she enjoys eating watermelon,...

Jeslyn Chou

Staff Writer

Jeslyn is passionate about animals and the environment. She loves to learn new things about our world even though it can be scary sometimes. Jeslyn also loves to hang out with friends, family and especially her dog, Leila....

Jessilin Lee

Staff Writer

Jessilin is a freshman with lots of energy. She is excited to be in highschool and start worrying about college. Her hobbies are being anxious and drawing. Her dog is her only will to live....

Jocelyn Chin

Staff Writer

This year, Jocelyn is a sophomore and it's her second year in Pow Wow! She is part of the school orchestra as a violinist. Her favorite foods include frozen mangos, lemon meringue pies, anything matcha flavored, and anything that...

Justin Chen

Staff Writer

Justin, what some would call a ¨True Legend¨, has been in Pow Wow ever since freshman year. He loves journalism, and also has a passion for gaming and golf. Don't be afraid to talk to him, he has cookies. :)...

Kaitlin Lee

Staff Writer

Kaitlin Lee has successively made her way through sophomore year and now faces her greatest challenge yet: junior year. In the little free time that she has left, you can find her writing, reading, or practicing for Speech and...

Kaitlyn Tran

Staff Writer

Kaitlyn Tran is the Sophomore Class President and she loves to help others. She loves to read and draw during her free time, and sometimes play video games! Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite book is Angelfall. ...

Kali Tam

Staff Writer

Kali is a junior who is obsessed with huskies, pigs, and hedgehogs. She spends way too much time reading books and watching Criminal Minds when she should actually be doing homework. She has a major sweet tooth, so you'll pro...

Katie Wen

Staff Writer

Katie Wen likes to listen to BTS music, watch BTS music videos, and read BTS theories in her free time. While her favorite color is blue, her biggest regret this year is getting 5 blue folders for her classes since she has no id...

Kayli Mak

Staff Writer

Kayli's most prominent hobby is thinking about things so hard that they cease to be things. She is particularly fond of turtles because (much like her), they are quite slow and when everything flips upside down for them, it is...

Kobe Yu

Staff Writer

An avid environmentalist and dog-lover, Kobe is a senior at AHS and have been in Pow Wow for two years. Some of his hobbies include baking, petting dogs, and smelling the fresh morning air. Blue is Kobe's favorite color because ...

Kylie Ha

Staff Writer

Kylie participates in the Arcadia High School marching band and concert band by playing flute, and she is currently in the cross country team :) other than doing Pow Wow! Some of her hobbies include running, cooking, baking, and ...

Leslie Chen

Staff Writer

Leslie is a freshman who is excited to be in The Apache Pow Wow this year. She has an unhealthy addiction to Pinterest and Youtube. In her free time, she enjoys rereading the Harry Potter series, hanging out with friends, and...

Lisza Lo

Staff Writer

Lisza is currently a junior and enjoys listening to music, specifically 88rising and BTS. You can probably find her at Half & Half drinking milk tea or at the mall shopping for new clothes. Her favorite color is red!...

Manasvi Chandra

Staff Writer

Manasvi is a sophomore who loves listening to K-Pop, watching dance choreography, and learning Indian classical dance. She also enjoys singing (badly) and talking. Although she has a bright personality, she prefers dark colors.

Melody Yang

Staff Writer

Melody is your typical sophomore who likes to play badminton in her free time. She even travels out-of-state to play tournaments. Her hobbies include crocheting, and she enjoys making small plushies as gifts for her friends. Sh...

Michael Tin

Staff Writer

Michael Tin is a sophomore at Arcadia High School. His hobbies include technology, engineering, building computers, and playing Minecraft. Michael also likes to compete on academic teams such as Science Olympiad and FBLA. He likes...

Michelle Lee

Staff Writer

Michelle is a very stressed person who is already getting white hairs. Other than school, she dislikes cheese and ketchup, which makes eating fast food with other people a difficult experience. Although she dislikes many things, a ...

Misha Hsueh

Staff Writer

Misha is a positive and fun person who enjoys making people smile and laugh. She loves to sleep and will complain every morning about not getting enough sleep. Because of that, her best friend is her bed. Misha LOVES to watch kdr...

Moriah Chang

Staff Writer

Moriah is currently a hard-working and busy junior in high school. Moriah enjoys spending her time hanging out with friends, shopping, or attending church services. Her hobbies include bullet journaling and practicing calligra...

Nancy Zhang

Staff Writer

Nancy is a sophomore in marching band. She enjoys writing and literature, which is why she decided to join Pow Wow this year. In her free time, she likes to watch CW superhero tv shows and binge-watch "The Office." However, you...

Noel Shil

Staff Writer

Noel Shil is currently a senior who is struggling to balance her social life, academics, and theatre. She is so excited to write for Pow Wow and be a part of such an incredible program! When she's not rehearsing in the PAC, you...

Oishika Chattopadhyay

Staff Writer

Oishika Chattopadhyay loves music and art! She has been a music lover since she was a kid and loves to channel that into her writing. Another fun fact is that she loves the iconic book series such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson,...

Parisa Haq

Staff Writer

Parisa likes to watch a lot of different tv shows and likes to go biking in her free time. Her favorite type of writing is movie/tv show scripts. She also likes to take pictures of other people and create videos!

Phillip Gan

Staff Writer

Phillip is a freshman who is a cat person and has two cats, Bonnie and Mittens. He enjoys procrastinating by watching anime, playing Touhou, and daydreaming. Drink enthusiast. Occasionally writes poetry....

Rebecca Tao

Staff Writer

Rebecca loves writing, figure skating, Conan O'Brien, art, and is a horror junkie. She is on the Cross Country and Speech and Debate team, and her favorite subject is English. Her go-to weekend activity is exploring and studying...

Rebecca Xu

Staff Writer

Rebecca is a sophomore in Band 3 and loves watching Asian dramas in her free time. She has a dog and a cat who somehow get along, even though she suspects that the dog actually thinks the cat is a dog. At home, Rebecca doesn't...

Robinson Lee

Staff Writer

Robinson Lee is a freshman with aspirations of someday becoming lawyer. Other than contemplating the meaning of life, Robinson spends too much time playing Civilization 6 and on his 3DS and watching anime. Even with the demands of...

Roselind Zeng

Staff Writer

Roselind loves to overthink and over-analyze, so homework time often decimates her sleep schedule to around three hours per night. When she's finally got some free time on the weekends, she likes to peruse through her watch l...

Samantha Rivera

Staff Writer

Samantha loves constantly jamming out to music and eating sushi or ramen. She likes to draw and sleep. One of her favorite colors is purple....

Sarah Wang

Staff Writer

Sarah is a senior who loves baking, kayaking, traveling, and playing the piano. She has a Yellow Lab and two bunnies and would very much like you to know that Taiwan is an independent country. ...

Shumin Chen

Staff Writer

Shumin loves to constantly shop at Brandy Melville to satisfy her basic girl needs. She also enjoys watching Stephanie Soo´s Mukbangs and of course, Korean drama! An unpopular opinion that she has is that boba is gross, but th...

Swetha Somasundaram

Staff Writer

Swetha has a super long last name that is 12 letters and almost no one can pronounce (except her family and her 6th grade HUM teacher). Swetha's hobbies are playing the violin, Indian Classical vocalism, Indian Classical dancing,...

Tanvi Batra

Staff Writer

Tanvi is an adventurous human that enjoys playing sports. Her favorite sport is soccer and her position is the goalkeeper. She likes to write fictional stories and write about her opinions. She writes for the following sections...

Yoko Inoue

Staff Writer

Yoko is a freshman and likes to spend her free time reading books and watching historical dramas on the couch. She plays the piano and viola and occasionally bakes bread and pastries. Yoko loves going on Wattpad and Goodreads...

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