The Apache Pow Wow

2020-2021 Staff

Cassidy Chhay

Editor in Chief

Cassidy really wants to live in a van and travel around, but doesn't have her drivers license yet despite being 17 years old. She has an affinity for historical fashion and really thinks bonnets and capes should come back into st...

Margaret Lin

Editor in Chief

Margaret is a senior who doesn't quite know how to feel about it yet. This is her fourth and final year in the newspaper. In her free time, she enjoys re-watching Studio Ghibli films and growing her upsettingly long playlists. She'...

Jocelyn Thao

Editor in Chief

Sometimes Jocelyn wonders what it would be like to live as a housecat, free from the shackles of the pressure to succeed in society. She is a fervent toe-sock enthusiast and enjoys practicing hand lettering, journaling, reading Quo...

Rebecca Tao

News Editor

Rebecca enjoys taking care of houseplants, especially monsteras and orchids. She likes her coffee with almond milk and her caffeine pursuits extend to frequently supporting local businesses and cafes. In her free time, she plays...

Leslie Chen

News Editor

Leslie is a junior who is ~very~ excited to be here. In her free time, she enjoys listening to lo-fi music and finding baking recipes on Pinterest. She is very, very passionate about Muji stationary and getting seven hours of...

Michelle Lee

Opinion Editor

Michelle is a tired senior that is constantly battling senioritis. She enjoys eating unholy amounts of spicy food while her skin suffers for her bad decisions. In her free time she enjoy bothering her cats even though she is sli...

Emma Chen

Opinion Editor

Emma is excited for her senior year at AHS! She loves Boiling Point, ballet, and her dog, Alfie. When Emma's not studying, at dance practice, or working on an extracurricular activity, she loves to spend time with her family and friends...

Tanya Lee

Student Life Editor

Tanya is a senior who really doesn't want to be a senior. To get her mind off of things, she drowns herself in mystery puzzle games, junk food, and her YouTube channel. She's addicted to music (her playlists currently have a total...

Robinson Lee

Student Life Editor

Robinson Lee exists. This construction of flesh, water, and blood cannot believe he is already a junior but still clings onto his hobbies of video games, reading, and complaining about politics. Recently, he has been enthralled ...

Anya Yang

Features Editor

Anya is a junior that currently holds the lives of six houseplants in her hands. She's a big fan of cheesecake, Studio Ghibli films, and anything light pink. In her free time, Anya enjoys making poached eggs and oddly specific...

Abby Choy

Features Editor

Abby is now a certified senior with all the benefits of the title: chronic back pain, a desire to gift desserts to everyone looking in her direction, and a tendency to reflect back to her earlier years. On the side, she's also...

Jenny Qiu

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Jenny Qiu is currently a senior who spends a lot of time baking and cooking in the kitchen. She loves to travel the world and explore new cultures and cuisines. In her free time, she enjoys eating watermelons, watching tv on the...

Ariana Parizadeh

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Ariana is a chaotic little senior that could still pass as a 12-year-old. She loves to be active and enjoys running, hiking, and biking. During quarantine, she's one of the many who became obsessed with cooking and has set off ...

Enzo Goebel

Sports Editor

Enzo, a natural born perfectionist, and now a sophomore, spent countless hours pondering over what he should write for his staff profile. If he could, he would have written a lengthy paragraph. Suffice to say that would be too...

Zoe Lin

Sports Editor

Zoe is currently a junior and in her second year of Pow Wow! She is an avid reader who enjoys going on spontaneous trips and learning new things. In her free time, you can find her scrolling through TikTok, watching Netflix, or...

Ashley Zhao

Campus Focus Editor

With the summer heat as another reason not to go outside, Ashley has been spending her days as a junior snacking on watermelon slices and chilling out under the air conditioner with her rabbit. If she ever gets the chance to leave...

Melody Lui

Campus Focus Editor

Melody is attending her last year at Arcadia High School and she hopes that her senior year will be as spectacular as the movies portray it to be! Melody loves finding new songs to add to her playlists and puts these playlists to...

Kylie Ha

Photography Editor

Kylie is a junior who loves the Grinch and Carmex with her whole heart. If she's not rewatching the Grinch, she's probably watching Forensic Files, shark-week documentaries, or The Office. Kylie is guaranteed to be found reapplying...

Kate De Prima

Design Editor

Kate is a current junior and likes to think she knows whats going on. When she's not zoning out to Phoebe Bridgers' album Punisher or thinking about cartoons, she's drawing, writing, badly playing guitar, or making another pai...

Becky Chen

Publicity Manager

Becky is an incoming junior who can't tell if she randomly falls asleep because she's stressed, or because of her horrible sleep schedule. But when she IS awake, you can catch her rewatching shows (because she doesn't want to c...

Merrick Hua

Staff Writer

Merrick is a senior who speaks frequently about eating baked beans. He has a soft spot for lizards, and hopes to expand his collection of lizard-themed jewelry. In his spare time, he can either be found crying in the corner or...

Greg Wang

Staff Writer

Gregory Wang is a senior that really likes anime and has no hopes and aspirations for the future. He is a massive fan of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru and Saekano, and prefers slice of life and romantic comedies ...

Lilian Chong

Staff Writer

Lilian is a ravenous sophomore entering her second year of high school. She can't wait for upcoming bonding events; however, she is still uncertain and curious about how these events will work this year. She is hoping that she...

Sofía Nagy

Staff Writer

There is much to know about Sofía, and much she has to say, but she has to (painfully) comply with the sentence limit (just this once). Let’s go with some basic information: Sofía is a driven high schooler who likes being...

Chloe Wong

Staff Writer

Chloe is a freshman here at AHS who's excited to be in her first year of Pow Wow! She enjoys writing, listening to music and playing the piano. She's extremely nervous to start high school, and her favorite color is blue. ...

Maggie Sun

Staff Writer

Maggie likes collecting hairpins she never wears and phone cases inspired by art and pop culture, past and present. She is currently inspired by Rococo architecture and likes walking outside to look at extravagant houses. You...

Bryan Lim

Staff Writer

Bryan likes to doodle whenever he's bored and his proudest moment is when he almost 100% completed Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. He thinks that water is pretty neat. He also procrastinates a lot.

Kate Larrick

Staff Writer

Kate is a senior with a pet dwarf bunny named Baobao and an inexplicable inclination towards all things water related. Naturally, she is a competitive swimmer, her favorite place is the beach, and she often finds herself danc...

Janell Wang

Staff Writer

Janell is a sleep-deprived sophomore and her favorite color is blue. One of her hobbies is origami. Her favorite foods are sushi and pasta....

Linda Qiu

Staff Writer

Linda is a senior who is barely keeping her ahead above water in the lukewarm kiddy pool that is her life. She enjoys acquiring new hobbies but never mastering any. When she isn't working, she is sleeping. And when she isn't s...

Jorge Espinoza-Gonzalez

Staff Writer

Jorge Espinoza-Gonzalez is the loud friend that likes to make you smile. He likes to travel, play tennis, learn guitar, and possibly learn how to properly skateboard. His closet contains an overwhelming amount of burgundy clothi...

Vritti Godani

Staff Writer

Vritti is freelancing sophomore and is currently trying to process the fact that she is not a freshman anymore. She loves to dance and can always be caught listening to music. She also has an unhealthy shopping addiction and ho...

Amanda Chang

Staff Writer

Amanda is a sophomore who can be found tucked under a blanket at home happily reading news articles and doodling. Although she is quiet and often prefers solitude, she still enjoys spending time with her friends and 3 siblings...

Shirley Huang

Staff Writer

Shirley is a spontaneous being always in search of adventure. She enjoys spending her free time listening to music, painting, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She dreams to one day travel the world, having...

Sean Yang

Staff Writer

Sean likes to play games and watch videos, but he enjoys sleeping the most. He likes to listen to music to take his mind off the pain of doing college applications. His favorite color is orange.

Joy Herrera

Staff Writer

Joy is a senior writer who is anxious to get to second semester. She enjoys traveling to distant places (her favorite is Prague). Some of her hobbies including vegetating on her bed reading, writing, or watching Netflix. ...

Angela Chien

Staff Writer

Angela is a staff writer, a cat lover, and a senior at Arcadia High School. As a night owl, she enjoys the solitude of daydreaming away on her computer, occasionally getting lost in her 3 am thoughts. She is your standard INFP:...

Audrey Sioeng

Staff Writer

Audrey is a meandering junior who, when her nose is not stuck in another book, can be found gushing to her friends and family about her latest obsession. Most common subjects of said fangirling are her latest read, various Chin...

Logan Johnson

Staff Writer

Logan is very fun and honest. He loves music and has recently started learning the acoustic guitar. Alongside that, he loves sharing and recommending music as he listens to almost everything. Logan also enjoys drawing and designing...

Pamina Yung

Staff Writer

Pamina’s favorite color is purple and her favorite scent is lavender. She’s an only child, so she spends a lot of her free time playing solo games on her Nintendo Switch. But what Pamina is addicted to more than video games ...

Catherine Chan

Staff Writer

Catherine is a sophomore at AHS who wants nothing more but to go on a travel spree after COVID-19 is over. The first place she has in mind of visiting is Greece or anywhere tropical to compensate for the unproductive summer s...

Avari Wang

Staff Writer

Avari is constantly stress baking for her friends and family. She is also a Grey's Anatomy and bucket hat enthusiast. She usually doesn't have free time, but when she does she is usually at a dog park or painting. She sleeps ver...

Siddharth Karthikeya

Staff Writer

Sid is an avid baseball follower who’s a die hard Dodger fan. In addition to sports, he also enjoys writing and singing although he’ll probably never sing in public since he’s pretty shy about it. His favorite colors are pin...

Nicholas Chhay

Staff Writer

You really thought he was done. No! He only just started. This strange specimen is called Nicholas Chhay. Not much is known about him, but what we do know is that his favorite color is black, and that he likes to play gacha game...

Madison Yee

Staff Writer

Madison is currently a freshman who is always looking to try new things! Recently, she has been constantly watching Netflix shows and online shopping 24/7. You can usually find Madison traveling somewhere new or hanging out w...

Brandon Chan

Staff Writer

Brandon Chan is currently a senior in the midst of AP and college app stress. To offset that stress, he enjoys baking, watching Netflix, and playing basketball. He loves to travel to new places with his family, especially nat...

Lorin Teng

Staff Writer

In Foothills Middle School, Lorin Teng joined the Marching Band, WEB, and Newspaper Club. She likes art, socializing, ice skating, and playing the flute and piano. She has 4 hens and 12 chicks (Weird, right?), and a childhood dog...

Emily Banuelos

Staff Writer

Emily Banuelos is currently a sophomore, and enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family. She loves traveling, trying new eateries, going on hikes, shopping, arts and crafts, photography, volleyball, and dance. She has ...

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