The Apache Pow Wow

2016-2017 Staff

Aaron Chan

Aaron is currently a junior. His favorite thing to do is to play games, any online games. He likes to go outside and explore new places. His favorite color is any blue, and his snack of choice is Doritos.

Alyssa Rave

Alyssa is 100% a dog person who loves to hike, bike, camp, and read. When she isn't doing homework, you can usually find her playing scrabble. She thinks The Apache Pow Wow is a fantastic class and hopes to continue writing for...

Amber Chong

Amber is “literally ded inside” except not literally!!! She loves breakfast food, positivity, and corny jokes. You can probably find her decorating her hypothetical apartment or scavenging for Pinterest recipes while listening...

Anabell Xu

Anabell is a fourteen-year-old dog lover who enjoys writing and debating. Her favorite hobbies include reading books, eating ice cream, browsing the internet, and sleeping.

Andrea Liu

Andrea greatly enjoys art, cold weather, dogs, and wholesome internet memes. She is a proud Hufflepuff and a true Hoseok enthusiast, and has an uncanny devotion for stationary shops, Becca highlighters, and WW2 movies. She retains...

Andrew Lim

Andrew Lim got into college. This is his greatest achievement thus far, aside from graduating elementary school and middle school. He also likes eating food.

Andrew Muliadi

This man is a legend. He enjoys math a lot and spends much of his time watching anime. His name is Andrew Muliadi.

Andrew Wang

Andrew's favorite movie series is Star Wars. He aspires to be a veterinarian when he grows up. He enjoys spending time with his friends, watching Netflix and occasionally indulging in a good meme.

Ashley Lee

This is Ashley's first year on the Pow Wow staff. She enjoys socializing with others and meeting new people. She is in orchestra and likes to play her viola during her free time. She hopes to travel to more places in the future.

Atussa Kian

Atussa Kian is 15 years old and a freshman at Arcadia High School. She developed her eye for good writing through the vast amounts of books she would devour growing up. Some of her other passions include fashion and film. She...

Braden Wong

Braden Wong is currently a cautiously concerned freshman attending Arcadia High School. As a Boy Scout, he enjoys viewing life through the occasional lenses of nature and asking deep questions in hopes of acquiring a deeper understanding...

Bradford Yau

Bradford is a junior who has many hobbies, chief of which is playing tennis. Also, he watches many sports, which vary from the NBA to USC football and basketball. His favorite color is red, and his favorite tennis player is...

Brandon Chen

Brandon is a young student who loves to read and write. His strong interest in current events motivates him to pursue this passion. Other hobbies include hiking, backpacking, photography, music, and playing with his dog.

Brian Soong

Brian is what some may call a 'Photoshop legend.' He enjoys running and being savage to the people that sit around him. His favorite color is dark purple, and he basically likes any drinks with boba in it.

Camille Marquez

Email enthusiastic and likes anything blue. Always in the mood to watch a movie. Fan of cacti.

Carolyn Hsu

Carolyn loves reading, painting, and writing. She grew up with the Percy Jackson series, and now devotes most of her free time to keeping up with EXO and Hamilton and eating hot wings. Carolyn will always desperately need to add...

Cathleen Huang

Cathleen is currently a senior, and she is in Orchestra and Gov Team. She likes dumplings and the color green. She enjoys looking at the night sky.

Charles Xu

He once killed two stones with one bird. He can speak Japanese, in Russian. He has embarrassing moments just to see how it feels. He is a lover, not a fighter. But he is also a fighter so don't get any ideas. He is...a sort of...

Chelsea Cheng

Chelsea Cheng is a senior at Arcadia High and a writer for The Apache Pow Wow. She enjoys culinary experiences, traveling, drawing, and making a difference in the community. She has a bubbly personality and is always willing to...

Christian Lowe

He is just a freshman who made it onto two varsity teams, water polo and the swim team. He enjoys doing nothing and taking naps in his free time. His favorite color is blue.

Christie Wang

Christie is writer for Sports, Calendar, and Web. At school, she is a member of the volleyball team, Red Cross Club, and Kare for Kids. In her free time, she volunteers at Methodist Hospital and Arcadia Assistance League. Her...

Christina Read

Christina is a senior who has been in Pow Wow all four years of high school, first as a writer and now as co-editor of the Sports section. Besides Pow Wow, she plays soccer, runs track, and loves baking. Her favorite color is...

Christine Law

Christine Law is currently a sophomore and has been in Pow Wow for two years. She enjoys reading mystery novels, drawing, and looking at dog memes in her spare time. Her favorite color is light pink.

Christy Qiu

Christy is so happy to be a part of POW WOW! She is a Potterhead (& a proud Gryffindor!), an otaku, a K-pop/K-drama fanatic, a major foodie, and a professional procrastinator. She enjoys eating sweets, watching funny Youtub...

Cindy Tse

Cindy's favorite animals are fish and birds. Her hobbies include dancing and logic puzzles. She enjoys collecting plushies, although they've already overtaken most of the space in her room.

Collin Gaja

Sophomore Collin Gaja grew up in Taiwan and America. He enjoys all forms of rock music and EDM. His hobbies are playing the guitar and playing video games. His favorite color is any and all shades of blue, or any dark color....

Donna Sayphraraj

Donna is a senior and Academics section editor. She loves three things: snowboarding, Quiz Bowl, and a dog named Zeus. Her favorite authors are Han Kang and Leo Tolstoy, and her favorite subjects are history and math. She can't...

Elaine Vuong

Elaine is currently a junior and enjoys watching anime and reading manga. Her favorite subject is English, and is taking Japanese. She also likes spring green and its complementary color, rose. One interesting thing about her...

Elena Ton

Elena spends a majority of her time petting dogs and watching cute animal videos. She is very appreciative of every dog owner that allows her to pet their dog. In her spare time, Elena paints, draws and designs like every typical...

Ellie Lee

Ellie really likes to watch the Flash in her free time. Ellie's favorite color is green and loves green milk tea! Ellie's favorite iphone app is 2048.

Elyse Yao

Elyse is a disillusioned idealist chasing too many dreams at the same time. She spends too much time on Reddit, video games, and cat gifs.

Emily Wu

Emily is a senior and in her third year of Pow Wow. When she's free, you can find her engrossed in a book or getting boba with friends. She also enjoys watching TV shows, especially Game of Thrones and Scandal.

Flora Ung

Flora Ung is currently a senior and Fundraising Chair. During her free time she enjoys hiking and exploring the community. Her favorite things in the world are poke and puppies.

Frances Cheung

Frances Cheung is currently a sophomore and enjoys creative writing, reading adventure novels, and watching dramas or comedic variety shows. She's always had an interest in the art of poetry and often attempts creating her own...

Giselle Yeh

Giselle, currently a junior, enjoys collecting tsum tsums, so if you see a girl who brings a different tsum tsum to school every month, it's probably her. She loves to draw, read manga, and watch anime. Her favorite breed of dogs...

HaEun Park

HaEun's favorite hobby is currently biking and her favorite color changes frequently but most recently has been purple. She loves Pow Wow because of the people and the experience. She is also a huge animal and environmental lover!!

Holly Lung

Holly is a high school senior enjoying the perks of a lax schedule while simultaneously suffering from the uncertainty of her future. Her hobbies include taking on various DIY projects and attempting to recreate Tasty video desserts....

Jacqueline Chang

An excitable senior addicted to savory foods, Jacqueline enjoys long walks to the pantry for Limón Hot Cheetos. Her taste in music ranges "up down and sideways," from Twenty One Pilots to the Hamilton soundtrack. On the rare...

Jocelyn Hu

Jocelyn enjoys swimming, shopping, and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite color is purple, and her favorite food is ice cream. She enjoys binge watching Netflix and YouTube when she has time. She is also a total music...

Jocelyn Liao

Jocelyn is a kind-hearted girl who loves to spend time with her friends on her free time. She loves to cook, bake, and eat. Her favorite color is a fluffy pink shade that covers all four walls in her bedroom. All she wants in...

Josie Chen

Josie is a hardworking sister of two younger brothers. She enjoys watching romance movies and shopping with friends. She also likes to play tennis, and her favorite subject is English.

Julia Lin

Julia lives for instant noodles, Studio Ghibli, and Disneyland. She is a Junior Hitlist member and has been in Pow Wow for her entire high school career thus far. Her life motto is "Eat spaghetti to forgetti your regretti."

Justin Chen

Justin is a freshman who loves playing video games and sleeping. His favorite color is green, and he has a passion for golf and journalism. He is very outgoing and friendly, and never fails to make someone laugh.

Justin Cun

Justin enjoys spending his time with friends and family. His favorite sports include track and field, basketball, and golf. His favorite school subjects are Chemistry and English.

Kaitlin Lee

Freshman Kaitlin Lee is a big fan of all sorts of book series, such as Harry Potter, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Percy Jackson. She also enjoys listening to Welcome to Night Vale and is currently excited for season two of ...

Kaitlyn Liao

Kaitlyn is The Apache Pow Wow's fun, bubbly, and fabulous Calendar Editor. This energetic teenager goes crazy over K-Pop and KUPKAKES (and yes, she spells cupcakes with Ks). She loves to express her creativity through choreographing...

Kayli Mak

Kayli mainly enjoys sleeping, collecting a wide variety of cringe-worthy puns, and watching crime shows. She is terrible at sports, and humors herself by doing Color Guard, which often leads to many self-inflicted, flag-related...

Kimberly Lo

Kimberly is a current senior who is fortunate to be a four year member of Pow Wow. Her favorite things in the world include boba, tennis, Kdrama, League, and anything adorable (alliteration!). Kimberly has had a blast in Pow Wow...

Kristen Chan

Kristen is a junior who loves to read and has a passion for dance. Her hobbies include watching anime, K-dramas and Netflix. She enjoys listening to songs by Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara and Clean Bandit. Kristen aims to complete...

Kristen Tran

Kristen's interest in writing bloomed when she fell in love with reading. She struggles with tests on the weekdays and finds herself tackling difficult cake recipes in the weekends all while trying to get peace and quiet in a...

Maggie Wong

Maggie is a Libra who enjoys long walks during sunset, petting dogs, and trying too hard. Her likes include Thai food, feminist prose, and angry girl music of the indie rock persuasion. At any given moment in time, she can be...

Maruko Myint

Maruko is a slightly short Burmese-American girl. She likes Korean-dramas/celebrities and enjoys binge watching k-pop videos in her free time. She is a huge Disney enthusiast and counts down the days to her next Disneyland visit....

Natalie Samadi

Natalie loves dogs (especially shiba inus) and llamas. She enjoys playing badminton, sewing, and spending time watching YouTube videos and never hesitates to snack. Some of her favorite snacks and junk food include original and...

Nathan Guo

Nathan procrastinates on a daily basis. When he is not procrastinating he likes to eat, sleep, and run. Nathan's favorite show is Parks and Recreation and loves Ron Swanson in a non romantic way.

Nicole Soong

Nicole loves watching Korean drama and listening to K-Pop. Her favorite color is blue, any shade of blue is fine with her. She loves to hang out with friends and she loves to try out new cafe here and there. ...

Noelle Natividad

Noelle Natividad is proudly named after two Christmas songs and enjoys reading, writing, and traveling. She strongly believes that blue is the best color, Hercules is the best Disney-animated movie, feminism is the future, faith...

Paul Lee

Paul is a nice person who rejoices when he makes others happy! His favorite color is blue and his hobby is watching anime (YOUR NAME AND ORDINAL SCALE ARE LIT)! His personality, like many others, is split between home and school;...

Pearl Yang

Pearl is a senior at Arcadia High School. She enjoys spending her free time cooking yummy food, spending time outdoors, petting dogs, and bopping to the Hamilton soundtrack. She lives at Trader Joe's and is eagerly awaiting the...

Rachel Lee

Rachel enjoys traveling, hiking, watching Netflix, and walking her dog, Pepper. Her favorite places include London, Paris, and Cancun, and she hopes to travel around the world one day. Her favorite colors include the whole range...

Reiko Inoue

Reiko likes to spend her free time writing sappy stories, drawing people when they are not looking and talking to her many pets. She often listens to Ingrid Michaelson and dances badly to the music. Arrested Development and Ghibli...

Roselind Zeng

She has an extreme love of cats and art. Chronic procrastination is an essential part of her schedule. Staying up late is a fun thing to do....

Ryan Fann

Ryan is currently a junior and has been with Pow Wow for all three years of high school. He enjoys playing chess, playing tennis, reading comics and manga, and sleeping. He also dabbles in video production and DJ'ing.

Sandi Khine

Sandi is a freshman who is constantly freaking out and just needs to b r e a t h E for a solid three minutes. She needs hair brushes that actually work and is willing ​to sell her soul for more chocolate. You can find her crying...

Sarah Wang

Sarah is an archer, photographer, musician, and artist who enjoys movie-going, dog spotting, traveling, and food-tasting. She is most often found spending time with her yellow Labrador Honey and two Netherland (not-so) dwarf bunnies,...

Simone Chu

Simone is a cat person who enjoys playing the ukulele and singing for her beloved cat. She will probably never get over the Moana soundtrack. Her favorite TV shows are Supergirl, The Flash, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, and Fresh Off the...

Tiffany Chen

Tiffany is a current junior at Arcadia High School and has been in The Apache Pow Wow for 3 years. She loves taking pictures of nature, people, food, etc and posting them on her Instagram (@tiifany.chen). Her favorite TV shows...

Tiffany Liang

Tiffany is an egg enthusiast who eats 1-2 eggs on a daily basis. She owns two dogs that look the same, and enjoys finding new ramen places to eat.

Tiffany Luo

Tiffany, who is currently a junior at Arcadia High School, enjoys spending her leisure time relaxing at her oak wood desk table with her kindle in hand. On a daily basis, she brings a cold cup of raspberry tea with her to school....

Trinity Chhay

Trinity Chhay is a short, clumsy girl who sings along to every Disney song. Yes, her last name has two h's, shockingly. "We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s...

Veronica Yu

Veronica enjoys baking and watching movies during her free time. She loves all Disney and Studio Ghibli films. Additionally, Veronica enjoys spending time outdoors, biking and hiking with friends and family.

Vivian Kwang

Vivian enjoys watching a variety of Disney films or jam-packed action movies with superheroes. Her favorite animals include elephants and sloths. On most days, you can find her buried in a book or spending time with her dog.

William Wang

William likes to go hiking because it reminds him that even when he feels at really high highs, he's actually quite low in terms of altitude. He like mangoes. But he's actually allergic to them. You see, life is funny like that....

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