The Apache Pow Wow

2019-2020 Staff

Sandi Khine

Editor-in-Chief

Sandi is a senior and she's totally lit about #SNRSZN. She is extremely excited for her fourth and final year in Pow Wow and favors writing her own satirical pieces for the paper. In her free time, she enjoys watching Shrek on...

Brandon Chen

Editor-in-Chief

Brandon is a dog person in his fourth year of Pow Wow. He loves exploring the unknown, be it conquering new peaks of Angeles National Forest, reading a new book and discovering new stories, or finally figuring out the solution...

Alyssa Rave

Editor-in-Chief

Alyssa is in her fourth year of Pow Wow and, with an adoration for writing and literary analysis, she still considers it her favorite class. She is unable to go a whole day without creating at least two to-do lists, but her penchant...

Jocelyn Thao

News Editor

Perhaps the one thing holding Jocelyn's life together is her Google Calendar...and bonds (just not the financial kind). She doesn't understand why several people in her life seem to be disgusted at the existence of toe socks, ...

Margaret Lin

News Editor

Margaret is a stressed junior who is already looking forward to summer vacation. This is her third year in Pow Wow. She can be found holed up in the storage room of the orchestra room around audition time, but is usually runni...

Samantha Rivera

News Editor

Featured on my strange addiction, she has tried everything from chlorophyll water to vegan air. Instead, Samantha can be found going to cafes or boba shops where most of her energy comes from wet leaves (also known as tea). Alth...

Tanya Lee

Opinion Editor

Tanya is an exhausted junior who turns to food and music to solve her problems. A huge fan of BTS, Stray Kids, NCT, TXT, Lauv, and so many more, she's always looking for new music recommendations *wink wink*. She plays flute an...

Conner Hua

Opinion Editor

Conner would describe himself as a quirky individual with various idiosyncrasies. He can usually be found at a boba place 3-4 times a week or browsing the applications "VSCO" or "Tik Tok". ...

Emma Chen

Features Editor

Emma loves dance, public speaking, and playing cards, though she has yet to win a game. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and her dog, Alfie. She prefers pho over ramen most of the time and is on a missi...

Jocelyn Liao

Features Editor

Jocelyn loves to try new eateries, drink boba, and sleep at odd hours! Her favorite color is light pink and also likes to cook and bake. She enjoys hanging out with her friends in her free time or watch Netflix in bed all day!...

Abby Choy

Features Editor

Abby Choy is someone who bounces between being excitedly shouting about stuff or being nonexistent. Things she gets excited about ranges from baby crocodile noises to e p i c Minecraft montages. In her spare time, Abby likes ...

Cassidy Chhay

Features Editor

Cassidy is a junior that has no idea where she is going and is just seeing where things take her. She goes through phases where she’s obsessed with certain people and is constantly quoting things that no one gets. Her playli...

Ariana Parizadeh

Student Life Editor

Ariana, a junior, is a petite Persian gal with a not-so-petite appetite. She loves running a lot and would like to become a part-time marathoner when she graduates. You can find her rewatching episodes of Gilmore Girls or disc...

Rebecca Tao

Student Life Editor

Rebecca loves writing, figure skating, and Conan O'Brien. When she's not staying after school for AP Biology, she is running Cross Country or competing for Speech and Debate. Her favorite subject is English and she likes her cof...

Anya Yang

Sports Editor

Anya is a sophomore who would one day love to give a TedTalk. In the meantime, you can find her chattering endlessly about her strange dreams, Food Network shows, and various mishaps she’s had on her trusty skateboard. Anya is...

Michelle Lee

Sports Editor

Michelle is a very tired junior that is already counting down the years until her retirement. When she is not daydreaming about her retired life, she is generally looking for tasty things to eat and reading bad fanfictions. She is v...

Lisza Lo

Campus Focus Editor

Lisza is currently in her final year at Arcadia High School! She loves boba, 88rising, and all things food. She is trying her best to balance her somewhat-existing social life, academics, and extracurricular activities. When ...

Gavin Do

Photography Editor

Gavin is a junior here at Arcadia High School and one of his biggest aspirations is to be a VSCO girl. His journey started from the fresh waters of freshmen year when he discovered the hydro flask and to this day, people have be...

Jenny Qiu

Design Editor

Jenny Qiu is currently a junior who spends a lot of time on Netflix and YouTube. Her favorite fruit is watermelon. In fact, she has an Instagram account solely for rating watermelons. In her free time, she enjoys eating water...

Josie Chen

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Josie is a senior who is ready to make her final year count! In her free time, she enjoys watching Grey's Anatomy (SEASON 16 LET'S GO!) and watching movies. She loves listening to anything from Taylor Swift and Lana del Rey and ...

Kali Tam

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Kali is a senior who consumes an unhealthy amount of boba to increase her energy levels since she dislikes coffee. She has never finished a TV series before but is hoping she'll change that by watching all 6 seasons of How to...

Moriah Chang

Executive Copy Editor

Moriah is currently a senior at Arcadia High School! She enjoys spending her time hanging out with friends and family, planning in her bullet journal, and going to church. White is also her favorite color!...

Roselind Zeng

Executive Copy Editor

Roselind is now the definition of a procrastinator in final form, now that she’s in senior year. She has a healthy appreciation of sleep, food, and memes. In her spare time, she bugs her friends, watches anime and rants, do...

Jasmine Oang

Publicity Commissioner

Jasmine is the definition of the mom friend. If she visits, she'll (maybe) bring snacks and clean your room (or at least tidy it up). When she's not looking after her friends and cleaning, she's busy doggo spotting and melting o...

Brandon Chan

Staff Writer

Brandon Chan is an energetic, hard-working, and warm-hearted 16 year-old. He loves to play basketball, play soccer, hang out with his friends, and travel to different places with his family. A few of his favorite places he has...

Anabell Xu

Staff Writer

Anabell is a senior and is very, very tired. If she could change her name to anything, it would be Caoimheán, the most but also somehow the least-popular of all names. She would like it to be known that her name isn't misspelled ...

Lilian Chong

Staff Writer

Lilian, a freshie, is basic girly and enjoys browsing through tik toks and going online shopping for hours. Although her class year is very strange, she tries her best to blend in with the other quirky, unusual freshies. She is a...

Abhiyan Kota

Staff Writer

Abhiyan is someone who could be considered hyperactive. He is filled with energy, especially around friends. He loves to hike and do thrilling things, let it be riding roller coasters, ziplining, and more. He is also a member of ...

Bonnie Chen

Staff Writer

Bonnie is currently a freshman at Arcadia High School. She goes on Netflix or Youtube a lot in her spare time and especially enjoys listening to music!! She really needs to improve her time management skills so she doesn't sl...

Alan Lee

Staff Writer

Alan is a senior at Arcadia High School who is tenor sax section leader in the Arcadia marching band and color guard. he also has 3 doggos, Lucky, Mew Mew and Coco, and enjoys playing video games, such as Minecraft and League ...

Enzo Goebel

Staff Writer

Enzo Goebel is a freshman staff writer on the Apache Pow Wow with a passion for ice hockey and playing violin. He speaks fluent Italian, loves to travel, and choking down exotic delicacies with his dad wherever he goes. During ...

Leslie Chen

Staff Writer

Leslie is a sophomore who's excited to be in her second year of Pow Wow! She's very, very passionate about her sleep and pet turtle. In her limited free time, you can find her scrolling through Twitter memes, dying over AP work,...

Kylie Ha

Staff Writer

Kylie is a sophomore here at AHS and a part of the cross country and long-distance track and field team! She enjoys eating spicy chips, french fries, and watching Netflix shows (like The Flash, Office, We Bare Bears, and more)! He...

Braden Wong

Staff Writer

Braden Wong is an avid writer who has always had a penchant for deep and inspiring topics. Though he wasn't able to read until he was six years old, he spent many hours with books and nights writing essays with his dad, which...

Ethan Chen

Staff Writer

Ethan Chen is a freshman writer who enjoys creative activities such as graphic design, writing fiction, and photography. He also appreciates gaming, biking, casual running, and trying new food. He is currently enrolled in the...

Shirley Huang

Staff Writer

Shirley yearns to run away and escape. She dreams of traveling the world, having a life filled with endless sights to see and amazing food to eat. Not even the serve jet lag after will discourage her. But for now, she will have...

Emily Banuelos

Staff Writer

Freshman Emily Banuelos has been playing volleyball for four years now and is on the frosh/soph AHS volleyball team. She enjoys going out with friends and family whenever she has free time away from school activities. Her passion is...

Kaytalie Shang

Staff Writer

Kaytalie is deeply entrenched in multiple fandoms, an assorted mix of mostly anime. Her absolute favorite amongst them is Kagerou Project. Hoodies are a must, and she'll wear them all times of the year. Her hobbies include acting o...

Janell Wang

Staff Writer

Janell is a freshman who is both nervous and excited to start high school. She loves to read books and sleep a lot. One of her hobbies is origami, the art of paper folding. Her favorite color is blue....

Victoria Cheng

Staff Writer

Victoria is a sophomore who loves art, badminton, taking pictures, cooking, and selling clothes. Her favorite color is black because it goes well with any other color. She listens to pop, rap, lofi, and sometimes EDM music. Latel...

Ashley Zhao

Staff Writer

Ashley is currently a sophomore who has an addiction for all kinds of fruit, but namely enjoys snacking on mango and watermelon. Some of her hobbies include baking cookies, crafting miniatures, and designing graphics on her c...

Charles Su

Staff Writer

Charles' name has no other rhyme than Bharles. Being your standard Redditor, he would rather spend his time alone and laughing at the stupidest of memes. He also has a knack for antique items and history, along with a fascina...

Kate De Prima

Staff Writer

Kate is a current sophomore and is continuously bitter that dogs are not allowed at school. She’s big on drawing and is prone to geeking out over animated movies. She can kind of play guitar and piano, but only practices lik...

Zoe Lin

Staff Writer

Zoe is a sophomore who spends a lot of her time online shopping and watching Netflix. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, photography, and hanging out with her friends. She also has two dogs and her favorite color is blue!...

Emily Chen

Staff Writer

Emily is a junior and is on her third year writing for Pow Wow! Her hobbies include drawing, reading comics, petting her cat, and listening to the same movie soundtrack on repeat for hours at a time. She also bakes, if adding eggs...

Branden Leong

Staff Writer

Whazzup! Branden loves playing poker and Neptune's Pride with his friends, but also solving hard math and logic problems. He mostly spends his free time learning whatever he can off the internet, including coding, physics, automatio...

Leilani Wetterau

Staff Writer

Hey there! Besides Pow Wow, Leilani does soccer and is part of Girl Up and Allies here at Arcadia! Three things that make her happy are food, The Office, and photography ...

Annalise Xiao

Staff Writer

Annalise is a sophomore who loves watching Netflix, shopping, and doodling! Besides POW WOW, she is also in Arcadia's marching band, volunteers at a library, and tutors kids at an afterschool. Her favorite color is navy blue and a...

Vibha Venkataraman

Staff Writer

Vibha, who is currently a sophomore, loves writing articles and designing graphics for the Apache Pow Wow! In addition, she enjoys playing badminton, painting, watching Netflix and eating! She is very excited to be a part of the 2...

Nicholas Chhay

Staff Writer

Hi, this is Nicky and some of his hobbies include sleeping and gaming. Nicky usually procrastinates a-lot. Finally, Nicky's favorite color is black.........thats all. ...

Melody Lui

Staff Writer

Melody is a Junior this year and loves to touchy anything fluffy. Dogs, cats, fluffy pillows and blankets, and kiwis among many other fluffy items. Melody likes sleeping the most, but when she isn't sleeping she enjoys smiling and ...

Pamina Yung

Staff Writer

Pamina loves to hang out with her friends and have fun. Her favorite thing to do when she’s alone is listening to upbeat and modern music. She adores shoes and her favorite color is any shade of blue. This girl is a tea conno...

Caitlin Wang

Staff Writer

Caitlin is currently a junior and this is her third year in Pow Wow. Besides stressing over homework for AP classes or studying for the SAT, she enjoys going to trendy places in California with her friends and family. Photography...

Robinson Lee

Staff Writer

Robinson Lee is a sophomore who has a crippling addiction to many video games though the constraints of life hold him back. When he is not severely cringing in despair over Korean-Japanese relations or listening to a random mix o...

Vritti Godani

Staff Writer

Vritti loves to dance and has been doing it for about 10 years! She loves shop and her favorite color is blue. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends....

Becky Chen

Staff Writer

Becky is a loud sophomore who is still trying to register the fact that she's not a freshman anymore. She's clumsy and can be short-tempered, but is still outgoing and willing to make new friends! Although she tells people he...

Kaitlin Lee

Staff Writer

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of its previous life, Kaitlin Lee emerged from the catastrophe known as junior year, and is now finally a senior. Watch her now, between her crying sessions and college apps, balance many ex...

Tiffany Zhu

Staff Writer

Tiffany is a freshman who loves the color blue. She is a clumsy being who loves a good book. She also loves to eat and obsess over Netflix. ...

Linda Qiu

Staff Writer

Linda spends most of her days getting lost in a computer screen. When she isn't at school or sleeping, you can find her holed up in her room or at a park with her dog. Her favorite things are In-N-Out, Crocs, and Spider-Man....

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