Staff

Staff

Editors-in-Chief

Cleo is a senior in her third year of journalism. She enjoys writing about issues impacting the M-A community, particularly environmental issues. She is also on the M-A cross-country and track teams.

Dylan is a senior who primarily covers education and breaking news. He also writes for News Not Noise, PUNCH Magazine, and InMenlo. In his free time, you can find him at the beach or on a (shaded) running trail.

Natalie is a senior in her third year of Journalism and an Editor-in-Chief of the M-A Chronicle. She is passionate about issues affecting M-A and hopes her stories reflect underrepresented voices in the community; she also loves writing music and food reviews. Outside of school, she enjoys singing opera, performing in choir, and going on hikes with her dogs.

Sonia Freedman is a senior in her third year of M-A Journalism and is a current Editor-in-Chief. She loves to write about music, culture, and community at M-A. She also began "The Music Moment" column and contributes to our weekly newsletter. In her free time, you can find her editing Spotify playlists, extending her Duolingo streak, or reading a good book. You can also find her work on the blog for jwa.org!

This is Sarah's third year in journalism. She loves writing in-depth pieces about problems in our community, school, or society and advocating for various solutions. Outside of journalism she enjoys reading, baking, spending time in the outdoors, and playing with her dog.

Mark Editor

Celine is a junior in her second year at the Chronicle. She loves everything about journalism, especially taking photos, talking to community members, and using her writing to advocate for underrepresented voices in her area. Celine is on M-A's debate team and loves to cook and spend time with her family.

Webmaster

Collin is a senior at M-A in his second year of journalism. In addition to helping run the website, he enjoys writing about current events, politics, and issues relevant to the M-A community. He's also a member of M-A's debate team. In his free time, Collin likes to play guitar and hang out with friends.

Sports Editors

Chase is a senior and in his third year of journalism. Chase is a sports editor and loves writing about sports events and music. In his free time, he plays soccer and hangs out with friends.

Sam Leslie is a senior at M-A and is in his second year of journalism. He enjoys writing about the intricacies of M-A and reporting on their sports teams. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching sports, and listening to music.

Copy Editors

Amala Raj is a junior at M-A, and it is her first year at the Chronicle. She enjoys using journalism to highlight extraordinary events and individuals in the community. She is also a part of M-A’s Leadership, and loves being outside and going to the beach.

Ameya is a junior in his second year of journalism. He enjoys writing stories about education, sports, and local news and politics. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and watching movies.

Andrew is a senior at M-A in his first year of journalism and hopes to share his interest in classical music through his writing.

Arden Margulis is a junior and in his second year of journalism at the M-A Chronicle. During his first year, Arden wrote a two-part series on Paper Tutoring, which won First Place News Story from Santa Clara University. Arden is currently a finalist for Writer of the Year from the National Scholastic Press Association. His favorite topics to write about are government spending, education policy, along with investigative pieces. Arden writes the M-A Chronicle's weekly newsletter Bear Tracks and is currently managing Public Records Act requests to three school districts and two public agencies.

Ben Siegel is a junior at M-A and is in his second year in journalism. He is passionate about covering (and arguing about) music, as well as discussing issues that impact the local community as seen in his opinion about the need to improve Holocaust education. He also designs for The Mark.

Celeste is a junior in her second year of journalism. She is the co-writer of weekly column Bears Doing Big Things, and frequently writes Bear Bites about local restaurants. Her story on La Biscotteria was in the top 10 for the Blog Post of the Year NSPA Award. In her free time, you can find her rowing, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends.

Jolene is a senior at M-A and this is her second year in journalism. She looks forward to writing more opinion pieces about controversial topics this year. In her free time, she enjoys running track and listening to music.

Kate is a senior at M-A. She enjoys talking to people and hopes to write stories in which she can represent multiple groups and perspectives around campus. In her free time, she likes to read, play volleyball, run track, and spend time with friends.

Leehan is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. She finds interest in fashion, the arts, and M-A’s diverse student life.

Lindsay is a junior at M-A and is going into her second year of journalism. In her free time, Lindsay likes to spend time with her friends, listen to music, and play tennis and oboe.

Tessa Ellingson is a junior in her second year of journalism. She enjoys co-writing for the Bears Doing Big Things column and the social trends happening at M-A. Tessa also enjoys playing tennis and is on the varsity team.

Staff Writers

Gaby is a sophomore at M-A and is in her second year of journalism. This year, she is looking forward to writing about local issues in the Bay and on campus. In her free time she like to listen to music, run, and spend time with friends.

Brian is a senior at M-A with a storied history of journalism. His favorite stories to write tend to be about school, local and state policies, politics, and issues, making the long and vague world of bureaucracy brief and understandable. He writes creatively and plays chess in his free time.

Eileen Liu is a junior in her second year of journalism. She enjoys covering local businesses in the community and environmental issues. In her free time, she enjoys photography and painting.

Michael Roman is a senior at M-A this year and this is his second year in journalism. He enjoys writing about sports. In his free time, Michael likes to play soccer, surf, and mountain bike.

Tiffany Karp is a senior at M-A this year. She enjoys writing about local events and culture on campus. She is also a member of M-A’s Dance Team and dances competitively.

Damian is a senior at Menlo Atherton High School. This is his first year taking journalism, during which he hopes to make an impact with meaningful, informative articles. When he's not writing, Damian enjoys cooking, reading, and playing card games with friends and family.

Penelope is a sophomore at M-A, and this is her first year in journalism. She is interested in writing music reviews as well as incorporating unique student perspectives into her stories. In her free time, you can find her practicing tennis, watercolor painting, or knotting away at her growing collection of friendship bracelets.

Riona is a senior and in her first year of journalism. She enjoys drawing and photography, and hopes to take on a more artistic role in journalism this year.

Charlotte is a senior at M-A, and she is taking journalism for the first time this year. She is excited to write about M-A sports and school events. Charlotte is a Captain on the M-A lacrosse team, a member of the 12th man club, a coach for youth lacrosse, and enjoys spending time with her close friends and family.

Ellen is a senior at M-A and in her first year of journalism. She hopes to write about stories that highlight social issues within M-A’s community. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, swimming, and spending time with friends.

Tessa Goldman is a junior at M-A and in her first year of journalism. She hopes to write about school events and athletics. When not in school, she enjoys dancing and is Captain of the M-A dance team.

Logan in a senior at M-A. This is their first year in journalism, and he hopes to write about art and music, as well as a variety of other topics, in the school and surrounding community. In his free time, they enjoy playing drums, art, and reading.

Isabel is a sophomore at M-A beginning her first year of journalism. She is excited to begin her experience as a journalist and write about newsworthy events and subjects. Outside of school, some of her hobbies include playing tennis, water polo and swimming for M-A, and reading, drawing, and writing.

Becca is a sophomore at MA and is in her first year of journalism. She is excited to write about different issues and events happening at MA. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with friends and baking.

Akemi is a sophomore at M-A. This is her first year in journalism. She is interested in writing about social issues affecting our society and hopes to apply these interests onto the M-A Chronicle. In her free time, she likes reads and volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club.

Jenna is a sophomore and this is her first year of journalism. She is excited to write about activities and news surrounding M-A and the local community. In her free time, Jenna likes to create art and hang out with friends and family.

D’Anjou Paul Libunao is a sophomore at M-A in his first year of journalism. He hopes to write about the culture in M-A. In his free time, he likes to watch baseball and hang out with friends.

Karen is a junior at M-A. This is her first year in journalism. She hopes to write narratives about her own life and connect them with other students from M-A. In her free time, she likes to write poetry, spend time with her cat, Joy and family and friends.

Riya is a sophomore at M-A. She joined journalism as a chance to meet new people and write about issues that she is interested about. In her spare time, she enjoys writing songs and running with her team.

Nava is a junior at M-A. This is her first year in journalism. She hopes to write about world wide issues that affect the M-A family. In her free time, she like to read, play volleyball, debate, and play piano.

Jace Thomases is a sophomore, and this is her first year in journalism. She hopes to write about local issues that impact M-A students and beyond to provide insight on ways we can improve as a school and community together. In her free time, she reads a variety of articles relating to local, national, and international news and thinking about her views on the events she reads about.

Rose Chane is a sophomore at M-A and this is her first year in journalism. She enjoys writing about pop culture and issues affecting the M-A community. In her free time, Rose enjoys exercising, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family.

Kitty is a junior at M-A and this is her first year of journalism. She hopes to write about events and culture at M-A and the community. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, and is on the dance team.

Mateo is a junior at M-A. This is his first year in journalism. He hopes to write about a variety of issues, ranging from athletic events to administration spending. In his free time he enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, and reading.

Mackenzie is a junior at M-A and in her first year of journalism. She’s interested in writing about a variety of topics, especially those concerning our community here at school. She enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, doing art, and participating in theatre.

DonnaBella is a senior in her first year of journalism. She is excited about designing and illustrating for The Mark and the M-A Chronicle. In her free time, she enjoys art, listening to music, going on walks, and spending time with friends and family.

Avery is a senior at M-A. This is her first year taking journalism, and she is excited to write about many different topics that she is passionate about. She likes to play soccer, watch the sunset, and go to the beach.

Allegra is a junior in her first year of journalism. She is excited to write about local issues and culture. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going to concerts, not simultaneously.

Niklas is a Sophomore at M-A. This is his first year in journalism. He hopes to write about local events and politics. In his free time, Niklas enjoys exercising and going to Coffeebar!

Sarah is a senior at M-A and this is her first year in journalism. She wants to write about policies at M-A as well as satires. She likes to draw and play ultimate frisbee.

Sofia is a senior at M-A. This is her first year in journalism. She is excited to write about a plethora of topics that relate to the M-A community. Sofia is a part of the M-A dance team, and likes spend time with her dogs.

Micaela is a sophomore at M-A. This is her first year in journalism, and is excited to write about different issues and events at M-A. In her free time, she likes to dance and spend time with friends and family.

Isabel is a senior at M-A. This is her first year in journalism. She is interested in writing about mental health, culture and student life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, getting coffee at Philz, and watching Shameless.

Jonathan is a junior at M-A and is in his first year at journalism. He hopes to learn more about his community and issues within it. Outside of school he enjoys listening to music and relaxing with friends.

Amari is a sophomore at Menlo-Atherton and this is her first year in journalism! She is excited to interview a variety of people and get more involved with the school! In her free time she enjoys going to concerts, doing theater and being with her friends and family.

Huraman is a junior at M-A and in her first year of journalism. She is excited to write opinion pieces and try her hand at style watch. In her spare time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, traveling, and reading.

Peter is a senior at M-A and is in his first year in journalism. He enjoys covering community and school issues as well as school sports events.