The Oracle

2019-2020 Staff

Julliana Chang

Julliana Chang

Since joining staff in Jan. 2020, Julianna Chang has been covering local news and designing page layouts as a News Editor. When she's not falling asleep at board meetings, she can be found watching HGTV or eating instant ramen.

Madeleine Chen

Madeleine Chen

Junior Madeleine Chen joined The Oracle staff in August of 2020. As a Graphics Artist, one of her favorite hobbies is drawing, however, she also enjoys hiking and mountain biking with friends and family.

Clair Koo

Clair Koo

Clair Koo is a freelance Graphics Artist for The Oracle since May 2020. In her free time, she loves kissing her dog, drawing with markers, and munching on snacks!

Raphael Semeria

Raphael Semeria

On staff since August of 2020, Sophomore Raphael Semeria enjoys listening to the stories of local community members on behalf of The Oracle. When he is not scrambling to contact sources, he can be found at a potter's wheel or...

Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang, a senior, is a Graphic Artist for The Oracle who creates any graphics needed to help understand and visualize the story. In her free time, she enjoys watching cat videos and movies from the 90s.

Sophie Fan

Sophie Fan

Sophie Fan, a Junior who has been on staff since Jan. 2020, is the Graphics Editor for The Oracle. When she's not handing out graphics assignments left and right, she can be found watching Among Us streams and browsing Depop.

Kristy Blackburn

Kristy Blackburn

Kristy Blackburn is in her 17th year of advising The Oracle and is always excited to see what new content her journalists create. She is also an active board member with the Journalism Education Association of Northern California....

Katie Shih

Katie Shih

Sophomore Katie Shih has been on staff since Jan. 2020 and is currently a Centerfold Editor. When she's not busy working on layouts and writing stories, Katie likes to read, attend ballet class, and snuggle with her pet bunny...

Catherine Chu

Catherine Chu

Having been on staff for 2 years, Catherine Chu is a news editor who enjoys covering all kinds of stories. Nonetheless, she is always down to have a conversation about physics or music.

Mia Knezevic

Mia Knezevic

Junior Mia Knezevic has been on staff since Jan. 2020, and currently holds the positions of Features and Photos Editor. When she isn't writing stories or designing layouts, Mia enjoys drinking coffee, spending time with her two...

Sophia Lu

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.

Grace Liu

Grace Liu

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.

Melissa Ding

Melissa Ding

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.

Genna Bishop

Genna Bishop

Senior Genna Bishop is the Online Editor on The Oracle. She has been on staff for two years. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends and explore new places around the Bay. She also loves to go to the beach and...

Ryan Manesh

Ryan Manesh

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.

Madison Nguyen

Madison Nguyen

Senior Madison Nguyen is one of two Managing Editors on The Oracle. Outside of this, her most cherished pastimes are driving to grab coffee at a local coffee shop, watching early 2000's romantic comedies, and thrifting.

Nikki Suzani

Nikki Suzani

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.

Angela Wong

Angela Wong

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...

Arjun Shah

Arjun Shah

Arjun Shah is a Sophomore who has been on staff since Jan. 2020 and is a Lifestyle Editor. When he's not rushing to meet deadlines, he likes writing and playing basketball.

Kate Mallery

Kate Mallery

Senior Kate Mallery is a Copy Editor on The Oracle. When she's not editing pages or studying, Kate enjoys playing water polo, swimming, practicing guitar, and hanging out with friends.

Annika Bereny

Annika Bereny

Since joining the staff in January 2019, Junior Annika Bereny has helped design many a spread as a Centerfold Editor and gotten many a scoop as the SEC Liason. In her free time, you can find her drinking limeade or giving political...

Dori Filppu

Dori Filppu

Senior Dori Filppu joined staff in January 2020 and serves as a Features Editor. Outside of the Oracle, Dori enjoys spending time with her friends, baking, and going to the beach.

Haley Pflasterer

Haley Pflasterer

Junior Haley Pflasterer is a Lifestyle Editor for The Oracle. You can always find her listening to music and catching up on her books-to-read list. If she's not reading, you can find her in a cheer gym as a competitive cheerleader,...

Julianna Chang

Julianna Chang

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.

Jessica Zang

Jessica Zang

Jessica Zang is a Forum Editor for The Oracle, and has been on staff since Jan. 2020. When she's not spending hours perfecting InDesign layouts or writing fun articles, she enjoys daydreaming at the park, crocheting bucket hats,...

Calvin Cai

Calvin Cai

Senior Calvin Cai is a Sports Editor on The Oracle staff for his third year. In his free time, Calvin enjoys wrestling, playing fantasy football, and watching sitcoms.

Sophia Stern

Sophia Stern

Junior Sophia Stern is The Oracle's Business Manager for the 2020-2021 school year and has been on staff for two years. In her free time, Sophia enjoys playing lacrosse, discovering new music and going on hikes with friends.

Jocelyn Wang

Jocelyn Wang

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.

Ryan Li

Ryan Li

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...

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang

On staff since Jan. 2019, Jessica Wang ensures that stories and layouts are top-notch as editor of the Forum section. She enjoys imparting sage InDesign advice and contributing writing, photos and graphics to the paper. Her non-Oracle...

Devon Lee

Devon Lee

Senior Devon Lee is one of two Sports Editors on The Oracle. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports.

Liza Kolbasov

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.

Joshua Yang

Joshua Yang

Joshua Yang, a senior, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Gunn Oracle for the 2020-2021 school year. Apart from editing stories and checking Slack notifications nonstop, he loves browsing through local bookshops, reading poetry, and...

Jennifer Gao

Jennifer Gao

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.

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