The Oracle

2019-2020 Staff

Liza Kolbasov


Liza Kolbasov is the Editor-in-Chief, and has been a member of The Oracle staff for four years. When she is not covering pages with a copious amount of purple ink, she enjoys visiting coffee shops and writing poetry.

Nikki Suzani

Managing Editor

Nikki Suzani is a Managing Editor for the Oracle, helping to lead the staff and make edits on layouts. In her free time, she enjoys writing for the Los Altos Town Crier and competing in policy debate.

Ryan Li

Managing Editor

Ryan Li is a Managing Editor for The Oracle. Ryan has been on staff for three years, reporting on issues such as campus e-cigarette usage and freedom of the student press. In his free time, he can be found sleeping or watching...

Jennifer Gao

Managing Editor

Jennifer Gao is a managing editor, formerly a copy and forum editor, and has been on staff for four years. When she is not on that academic grind, you can find her poring over boba menus or repping navy.

Elisa Moraes-Liu

News Editor

Angela Wong

News Editor

As News Editor, Angela Wong digs up all the juiciest local news that’s fit to print—you can read all about it on the front page! While she's not digging around, you can find her and her shovel around campus, wondering when...

Jessica Zang

Forum Editor

Jessica Zang has been on staff since Janurary 2020 and is currently a Forum Editor. Outside of writing articles, she likes listening to music, reading books, and playing volleyball with her friends.

Jessica Wang

Forum Editor

On staff since Jan. 2019, Jessica Wang revises stories and designs layouts for the Forum section of The Oracle. When she's not writing articles, she enjoys running on the cross country and track teams, drawing, exploring music...

Joshua Yang

Forum Editor

Joshua Yang is a Forum Editor and a member of the AAJA JCamp class of 2019; previously, he’s reported on topics such as illicit campus Adderall usage, anti-vaccine advocates and coaching conflicts on the Gunn cross country...

Madison Nguyen

Features Editor

Annika Bereny

Centerfold Editor

Calvin Cai

Centerfold Editor

Devon Lee

Sports Editor

Devon Lee is a Sports Editor for The Oracle and has been a member of staff for 2.5 years. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports.

Ryan Manesh

Sports Editor, Business Manager

Ryan Manesh has been on the staff for 3.5 years and is currently a Sports Editor and Business Manager. In his free time, Ryan enjoys watching soccer and basketball, listening to music and reading his favorite journalistic publications.

Genna Bishop

Lifestyle Editor

Charlie Bush

Lifestyle Editor

Kate Mallery

Copy Editor

Julianna Chang

Copy Editor

Since joining in Jan. 2020, Julianna Chang has been a Copy Editor and reporter. In her free time, she enjoys diving, watching "Harry Potter" and traveling to New York City.

Mia Knezevic

Copy Editor, Photographer

Mia Knezevic is a sophomore Copy Editor and photographer on staff. She plays water polo and loves picnics, iced coffee and her dog.

Sophia Stern

Online Editor

Melissa Ding

Photo Editor

Melissa Ding is the Photo Editor of The Oracle. She regularly enjoys frequenting coffee shops, although she doesn't drink any coffee, and spending way too much money at Salt & Straw.

Grace Liu

Graphics Editor

Grace Liu is the graphics editor and has been on staff since freshman year, overseeing all artists and graphics needed for the paper. She regularly stocks up The Oracle kitchen and can be found exploring the bay for hidden eats.

Shannon Lin

Graphics Artist, Reporter

Ella Koehler

Graphics Artist

Sophie Fan

Graphics Artist

Jamie Wang

Graphics Artist

Audrey Tseng

Graphics Artist

Jocelyn Wang

Graphics Artist

Jocelyn Wang is a Graphics Artist and has been illustrating for the Oracle for two years. When not in school, she enjoys spending time with her violin, sketching dresses, binging forgotten cartoons and listening to diner music.

Sophia Lu


Sophia Lu has been a freelancer photographer on The Oracle since 2018. Outside of photography, she enjoys working in technical theater and sitting in coffee shops.

Wendy Xiong


Katie Shih


Katie Shih is a freshman reporter and this is her first semester on staff. Outside of school, she likes to read and do ballet.

Arjun Shah


Arjun Shah is a reporter, which primarily consists of writing stories and helping design layouts. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball.

Dori Filppu


Dori Filppu is a reporter on the Oracle. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and watching Netflix.

Haley Pflasterer


Haley Pflasterer is currently a sophomore at Gunn and is a reporter for The Oracle. She enjoys listening to her favorite music artists and is an all-star competitive cheerleader.

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