The Oracle

2021-2022 Staff

Jessica Wang
Editor-in-Chief

Jessica Wang

Senior Jessica Wang is the Editor-in-Chief of The Oracle 2021-2022. Outside of writing, you can find her creating a cappella arrangements for the Gunn Titones, dabbling in photography, solving puzzles and folding tiny paper cranes...

Julianna Chang
Managing Editor

Julianna Chang

Since joining staff in Jan. 2020, Julianna Chang has been editing pages and advising staffers as a Managing Editor. In addition to devoting every spare second to The Oracle, Julianna enjoys watching HGTV or TLC, reading and eatin...

Catherine Chu
Managing Editor

Catherine Chu

Senior Catherine Chu is a managing editor who enjoys convering all kinds of stories. Outside of Oracle, she is probably thinking about physics or music.

Raphael Semeria
News Editor

Raphael Semeria

On staff since Aug. 2020, Junior Raphael Semeria is a News Editor for The Oracle. When he is not scrambling to contact sources, he can be found at a potter's wheel or in the kitchen attempting to bake.

Haley Pflasterer
News Editor

Haley Pflasterer

Haley Pflasterer, a Senior, is a News editor for the Gunn 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,...

Lise Desveaux
Forum Editor

Lise Desveaux

Lise Desveaux is a sophomore and a forum editor for The Oracle who has been on staff since Jan. 2021. She loves learning about new shows to watch on Netflix and to spend time with friends and family....

Carly Liao
Features Editor

Carly Liao

On staff since Jan. 2021, junior Carly Liao is a Features Editor for The Oracle. Outside of the newspaper, she enjoys running, doing crossword puzzles and watching TV....

Becca Wu
Centerfold Editor

Becca Wu

Becca Wu is sophomore and a Centerfold Editor since May 2021. When she's not suggesting preposterous ideas for upcoming issues, she enjoys dancing, reading and always making sure her brows match the color of her hair.

Katie Shih
Centerfold Editor

Katie Shih

Junior 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 enjoys reading, attending ballet class and snuggling with her pet bun...

Safina Syed
Sports Editor

Safina Syed

Safina Syed, a sophomore, is a Sports Editor who joined the oracle staff in January 2021. In her freetime you can find her listening to music, reading and hanging out with friends.

Hila Livneh
Sports Editor

Hila Livneh

Hila Livneh is currently a junior and a sports editor for The Oracle, and she has been on staff since August 2020. When she isn't trying to find sources to interview, you can find her exploring San Francisco or in her room binging...

Arjun Shah
Lifestyle Editor

Arjun Shah

Arjun Shah is a junior 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.

Annika Bereny
Lifestyle Editor

Annika Bereny

Annika Bereny, a senior, is a Lifestyle Editor and has been on staff since January 2019. When she's not busy finding inane pop culture moments to write stories about, she enjoys photographing clouds and drinking limeade.

Irene Hong
Graphics Artist

Irene Hong

Irene Hong, a sophomore, recently joined The Oracle. She plays violin and loves listening to Kpop.

Chinyoung Shao
Graphics Artist

Chinyoung Shao

Chinyoung is a sophomore who likes to doodle frogs and fold cranes. She is a graphic artist for The Oracle....

Mihika Sane
Graphics Artist

Mihika Sane

Senior Mihika Sane is a graphics artist who has been a part of the Oracle staff since August 2020. In her beloved freetime Mihika likes to listen to music, go on walks and fill that online shopping cart.

Sophie Fan
Graphics Artist

Sophie Fan

Sophie Fan, a senior 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 browsing Depop or exploring new restaurants.

Brandon Woo
Photographer

Brandon Woo

Brandon Woo is a freelance photographer for the Oracle. In his free time, Brandon likes to watch movies, listen to music and play video games.

Nishi Goyal
Photographer

Nishi Goyal

Nishi Goyal is a sophomore and a Photographer for The Oracle. In her free time, you can find her painting (or doing anything else art-related), listening to Taylor Swift or hanging out with her cat.

Gracie Easton
Photographer

Gracie Easton

Naomi Wang
Photographer

Naomi Wang

Freshman Naomi Wang is a photographer on The Oracle team. Besides taking pictures, she spends time out of school playing racing games, running with her dog Sox and eating cake.

Yoochan An
Photographer

Yoochan An

Junior Yoochan An is a photographer who joined the Oracle staff in September, 2021. He believes photos have the power to convey messages that improve our society. He enjoys listening to music, and has a deep interest in environmental...

Chris Lee
Reporter

Chris Lee

Sophomore Chris Lee is a reporter for The Oracle. In his free time, Chris enjoys eating, listening to music and trying to stay organized. ...

Cole Ford
Reporter

Cole Ford

Senior Cole Ford is a reporter for The Oracle 2021-2022. When he's not doing work, you can find him watching anime, listening to music or hanging out with friends.

Kenneth Soh
Reporter

Kenneth Soh

Kenneth Soh, a junior, is currently a reporter for The Oracle. He likes baseball, video games and procrastinating....

James Huang
Reporter

James Huang

James Huang, a senior, is a new member of The Oracle staff and a reporter for Lifestyle. He runs cross country, plays guitar and watches shows on Amazon Prime.

Katie LaWer
Reporter

Katie LaWer

Katie LaWer, a sophomore and reporter for The Oracle. In her free time, Katie enjoys, reading, listening to music and playing soccer....

Vivian Studdert
Cub Reporter

Vivian Studdert

Vivian Studdert is a sophomore and reporter for The Oracle. Outside of school, Vivian enjoys reading, swimming and hiking.

Michael Zhang
Cub Reporter

Michael Zhang

Michael Zhang, a junior, is a reporter for The Oracle. His interests include reading, eSports and listening to music.

Madison Yue
Cub Reporter

Madison Yue

Junior Madison Yue is a reporter for The Oracle. When she is not reporting, Madison enjoys dancing, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Kelvin Xu
Cub Reporter

Kelvin Xu

Freshman Kelvin Xu is a cub reporter for The Oracle. Some of his hobbies include reading, gaming and basketball. He loves to listen to music and is a huge fan of pop.

Kaitlyn Chen
Cub Reporter

Kaitlyn Chen

Sophomore Kaitlyn Chen is a reporter for The Oracle. Outside of school, she enjoys dancing, hiking and binging shows on Netflix.

John Li
Cub Reporter

John Li

Junior John Li is a reporter and cub reporter for The Oracle. Outside of traditional school work, John likes to work on exciting new applications and play tennis.

Irene Tsen
Cub Reporter

Irene Tsen

Irene Tsen is a sophomore and reporter for The Oracle. She enjoys practicing karate, managing The Prose Train and adding more books to her never-ending TBR list.

Ellie Yuan
Cub Reporter

Ellie Yuan

Ellie Yuan is a sophomore and reporter for The Oracle. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, listening to music and learning about different countries.

Charlotte Qian
Cub Reporter

Charlotte Qian

Freshman Charlotte Qian is a reporter for The Oracle. When she's not at school or doing homework, she likes to play piano, practice golf and listen to music.

Anriya Wang
Cub Reporter

Anriya Wang

Freshman Anriya Wang is a reporter for The Oracle. In her free time, Anriya enjoys dancing, reading and taking selfies with her dog.

Amann Mahajan
Cub Reporter

Amann Mahajan

Sophomore Amann Mahajan is a reporter for The Oracle. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, reading and playing piano.

Michelle Koo
Graphics Artist and Reporter

Michelle Koo

Michelle Koo is a graphic artist and reporter for The Oracle. Outside of school, she loves to play viola, do Taekwondo and fangirl over Disney.

Paul Garofalo
Website Manager

Paul Garofalo

Paul Garofalo is a Junior on The Oracle, and is currently the online editor. One of his biggest hobbies is playing the piano, and music in general. He also likes reading philosophy books, trail biking and cooking.

Kristy Blackburn
Advisor

Kristy Blackburn

Kristy Blackburn is in her 18th 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....

Mia Knezevic
Forum Editor, Photo Editor and Oracle-SEC Liaison

Mia Knezevic

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

Jessica Zang
Features Editor and Assistant Business Manager

Jessica Zang

Jessica Zang, a senior, is a Features Editor and Assistant Business Manager 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 ...

Sophia Stern
Business Manager, Social Media Editor

Sophia Stern

Senior Sophia Stern is The Oracle's business manager and social media editor for the 2021-2022 school year and has been on staff for three years. In her free time, Sophia enjoys playing lacrosse, discovering new music and going...

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