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2014-2015 Staff

Kennetha Amaechi1.) Name – Kennetha Amaechi
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – Become a 5 star published author, go to college, major in writing or in that area, have books turned into movies like the hunger games or divergent.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – To gain more experience in writing, to enhance my skills, and become more dedicated to writing and reading than I already am.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – To have articles published and become more successful in the area of journalism and writing.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – L.J. Smith, Steven Spielberg, Katrina Holmes (mom), Oprah, Nina, Dobrev, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Abbi Gaines, William Goldman
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “You must constantly look at things in a different ways” – Robin Williams
“I am that I am” – Exodus 3:14
“Everybody’s a critic” – Squidward
“I came, I saw, I conquered” – Julius Caesar
“Carpe Diem, seize the day, boys. Make your life extraordinary.” – Robin Williams
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely” – Lord Acton
9.) Favorite hobbies – Writing, reading, music, and hurdles.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Being alone, Holes, Bugs, Frogs, and Snakes.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – Ignorance (racism, inequality, braised people, bullies, killers, etc) IGNORANCE


Robby Barnes1.) Name – Robby Barnes
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – College
5.) Why you joined the Saga – Nicole told me that Madi told her there was pizza
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Become closer to Hussein over time and I plan to kill Trey
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – The Doctor, Ash Ketchum
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Enter the void”
9.) Favorite hobbies – Kendama and watching T.V.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Madi Mayor
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – Teach more people about Kendama


IMG_07091.) Name – Sienna Bostwick
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – My goals after high school are going to a four-year college and getting a degree, moving to Canada, writing a book, and saving the world.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I enjoy writing in general and I want Valhalla’s student body’s voice to be heard.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – I hope to get more comfortable talking to people and conducting interviews with people, and also write many articles in a timely manner.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – My idols are my parents, my sisters, and my boyfriend.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi
9.) Favorite hobbies – My hobbies are making YouTube videos, playing online games with my friends, and reading fiction books.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – My greatest fear in being left alone and any time with bugs or fish.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – If I could change one thing in the world, it would be that people would be open to other’s ideas.


Tiffany Brandt1.) Name – Tiffany Brandt
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – I’d love to become fabulously wealthy with little to no effort, but seeing as that is highly unlikely, I want to become a teacher or be involved as a writer in some sort of profession.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I joined Saga because I though it’d be a fun class to take, and good experience with different types of writing, considering that’s what I wish to pursue.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – This year I hope to get a lot of writing done and possibly impact someone’s opinion or views on an issue with an article.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Paul McCartney
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” – Voltaire
“Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” – Alfred Hitchcock
9.) Favorite hobbies – Reading, watching movies, writing
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Clowns, the rage virus becoming a real thing, and that I will not amount to anything ever
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would change how people see one another. If everyone was given an even playing field or were more open to others, it would be a much different place.


Leiana Clare1.) Name – Leiana Clare
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – Go to Grossmont college and then go to UC Santa Cruz
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I love writing about things I care about.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – To write more articles
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Hunter S. Thompson, Tavi Gevinson, Louis C. K.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson
9.) Favorite hobbies – Guitar
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Fear itself
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – That everyone would be a critical scientific thinker


Lexi Cleveland1.) Name – Lexi Cleveland
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Advertisement Manager
4.) Goals after High School – I would like to attend a university and start following my career path.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I enjoy writing, and I am very capable at getting information from people; a skill a journalist should have.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – I hope to enhance my writing skills with an introduction to a different way of writing than I am used to.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Stephen Colbert, Beyonce, Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, Oscar Wilde & Buddha.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
“They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.” – Oscar Wilde
“Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
9.) Favorite hobbies – Soccer, singing, dancing, & being with friends.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – The unknown.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – Stereotypes and judgement.


IMG_07121.) Name – Ella Dominguez
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – My goal after high school is to jump right into my writing career and become an author; also to send my books to a publisher.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I joined Saga because I love to write, but I’ve never written any type of journalism articles or news type works so I thought it would be a great way to expand my horizons and enhance my capability.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – I hope to (of course) become a better writer, but also just put myself out there and get over my fear of doing new things; then there is making new friends.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – I don’t have any Idols.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “I came, I saw, I conquered.” -Julius Caesar
“Common sense isn’t that common.” -Voltaire
“The stupid are cocksure, while the smart are doubtful.”
“Count to three and do it.”
9.) Favorite hobbies – Reading, writing, cheer, and swimming.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – I’m absolutely terrified of the dark, I can’t stand being in the dark even for a minute; it freaks me out.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – Send all the ignorant people to neptune.


Ashley Dulaney1.) Name: Ashley Dulaney
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Editor in Chief
4.) Goals after High School – to go to college (preferably UCLA) and be successful
5.) Why I joined Saga – Because it seemed like it would be an interesting class to take, and it would look good on college applications.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – go to print at least once.
7.) My Idols (people you look up to, or admire) – My Mom, and Lady Gaga
8.) Favorite Quote(s) – “Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.”
9.) Favorite hobbies – playing beach volleyball, reading, and drinking tea.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Spiders, heights, and Vincent Astolfi
11.) If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? – Make everyone as awesome and cool as me.


Hussein Elamin1.) Name – Hussein Elamin
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – College Degree in a science field.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – To write and to learn more about journalism.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – learn how to write all kinds of articles and be comfortable approaching strangers for interviews.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Madi Mayor
Nate Park
Daenerys
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr.Suess
9.) Favorite hobbies – Surfing, Snowboarding, Reading, and Netflix
10.) Greatest fear(s) – College and being alone.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would make myself able to drive.


Reese Ellestad1.) Name – Reese Ellestad
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Social Media Assistant
4.) Goals after High School – Move to San Francisco and be more hardcore.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – Because yearbook wasn’t my place. Shoutout to Steena, I love you.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Overthrow the system.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Mr. Bene.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Communism only works on paper” -unknown
9.) Favorite hobbies – Swim, swim, swim, swim, oh wait. I’m only good at swim. Just kidding I don’t even know how to swim.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Eyeballs, Earthquakes, Disease
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – College would be affordable.


Adam Ericksen1.) Name – Adam Ericksen
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Sports Editor
4.) Goals after High School – I want to achieve greatness because of hard work.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – To learn more about journalism and become a better writer.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – To finish this questionaire.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Dave Ghrol
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill
9.) Favorite hobbies – Trying all the different sauces at Chic-Fil-A.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Running out of ink in my pen during Ms. Bisera’s timed essays.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would cover it in gravy.


Casey Gallagher1.) Name – Casey Gallagher
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – News Editor
4.) Goals after High School – Novelist, illustrator, or whatever the future may hold
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I enjoy writing.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – A better understanding of writing as a whole.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Simon Cowell, Bubba, & Ghandi.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
9.) Favorite hobbies – Art, writing, movie, tv shows, and sports.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Heights, ants in my room.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – All forms of segregation


Laurie Goulette1.) Name – Laurie Goulette
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Features editor
4.) Goals after High School – To go to a UC or state school and major either in communications or film and possibly a minor in English.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I like to write, I wanted to get more involved in school, and I knew a lot of people taking the class.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – To be an editor, have an A, and eventually run for editor in chief.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Robert Downey Jr., Angelina Jolie, Helena Boham Carter Tiffany Brandt, Carrie Miller, Dr. Facilier (princess and the frog), Blake Lively, the witches from Hocus Pocus, Viola Davis in how to get away with murder
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
9.) Favorite hobbies – Reading, Netflixing, eating, and mexican food.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Ugly creatures, being poor.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – My relationship with Kanye West or My bank account balance or The current state of the Middle East


Alex Kotz1.) Name – Alex (Alexis) Kotz
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – College!
ESPN position
Stint as a Voice Actor
Humanitarian Trip/ Mission Trip
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I am pursuing sports journalism as a college major and I would love to be a sports reporter/ broadcaster as my career.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – I would love to gain a versatile understanding of sports and improve my skills in journalism.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – My Mom and Dad <3, Lauren Gardner (CBS Sports reporter), Erin Andrews, Bethany Hamilton, Nastia Liukin, Demi Lovato, Mariska Hargitay
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” -Walt Disney
“You aren’t a roll of tape. You don’t have to tear yourself apart, so that you can keep everyone else together.”-Unknown
“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.”- Unknown
“Just Keep Swimming”-Dory (Finding Nemo)
9.) Favorite hobbies – Listening to music, watching netflix, Swimming, Going to the beach, Running with my puppies, Reading tons of books, Twitter, and tumblr
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Being not good enough, silence, Needles X/
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – Get rid of Judgement, prejudging a person is most often inaccurate simply because you never know what the person could be facing daily.


Jacob Kramer1.) Name – Jacob Kramer
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – Being a creative writer, artist
5.) Why you joined the Saga – Because I like to write
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Entertain someone
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Robin Williams, Edgar Allen Poe
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “We’re on a mission from God.” – Jake and Elwood Blues
9.) Favorite hobbies – Reading, writing, drawing, stalling for time
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Dying
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – The World


Nicole Krum1.) Name – Nicole Krum
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – Go to a four year college
5.) Why you joined the Saga – Madi told me there would be pizza
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Graduate
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Reese Ellestad
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “2 Legitament 2 Relinquish” Anon
9.) Favorite hobbies – Eating
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Automatic doors
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would get rid of automatic doors


Jessie Lomeli1.) Name – Jessie Lomeli
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – move out of my mom’s house
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I really love to write. I want to be a professional photo journalist. I also wanted to meet new people.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – To graduate
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Bruno Mars, Johnny Depp, Laurie Goulette
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction.” – Katniss Everdeen
9.) Favorite hobbies – Reading, singing, composing songs, helping others
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Loosing Laurie. Not having my daily coffee
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would change one thing, I would restore humanity in society.


Madi Mayor1.) Name – Madi Mayor
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Social media coordinator
4.) Goals after High School – college
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I heard there was pizza
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – To further my journalism skills and gain a deeper understanding of social media
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Kim Kardashian
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Ashley, stop being so racist. – Reese Ellestad” – Madi Mayor
9.) Favorite hobbies – The Saga
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Robby Barnes
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would make a lounge


Cristina McQuillen1.) Name – Cristina McQuillen
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – After high school I plan to go to college here in San Diego so I can be close to my family and major in kinesiology/physical therapy. While I am not getting my education, I want to travel the world and learn about different cultures.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I joined Saga because I love to write about current topics that are happening all over the world.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – This year in Saga I hope to improve on my journalism skills so I can become an all around better writer.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Since I am an only child, I have always idolized my parents. They inspire me to do my best and have fun in everything that I do. They are my biggest role models, and I hope to follow in their footsteps as I continue to get older.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“All you need is faith, trust, and pixie dust.” – Peter Pan
“There are no mistakes, just learning.” – Ginger Neilson
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
9.) Favorite hobbies – While I am not at school, playing tennis, or volunteering, I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends and family, doing anything active, and all things Disney.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – My biggest fear are sharks. I am extremely afraid of them. I am so afraid that even though I really want to learn how to surf, I never will because I am afraid to go that far out into the ocean. I was that little kid at Seaworld that cried the entire time going through the shark tunnel.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – If I could change one thing about the world, I would make people more accepting. I feel like if everyone just accept people for who they are there would be less conflict in the world.


Diana Naamo1.) Name – Diana Naamo
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – News Editor
4.) Goals after High School – My goal after high school is to go to a four year university. Ideally, I would like to go to UCSD. I am not sure what I would major in but I know that I want to go to college.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I joined Saga because I enjoy journalism. Before I joined Saga, I would read the articles posted on the website and it looked like something that I wanted to do. I also want to become a better writer and think that Saga could help me achieve my goal.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – This year in Saga, I hope to be able to get a good number of the articles I write published. I also hope that I get the opportunity to write about topics that really interest me. I want this class to introduce me into the world of journalism with experience.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – I do not have any particular idols but if I had to choose, it would be my family. My parents inspire me to be humble and to not take the things around me for granted. My sisters inspire me to work hard in order to attain success.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies” – John Stewart
“Do your thing and don’t care if they like it” – Tina Fey
9.) Favorite hobbies – I really enjoy running, hiking, watching TV, and sleeping. I like to run outside. I like hiking at Torrey Pines and Cowles Mountain. I’ll watch anything that is interesting. I have no particular genre I prefer. Going to the beach is something I also enjoy doing with my friends.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – My greatest fear is being in danger and not being able to do anything about it. For example, if a bunch of poisonous spiders were crawling towards me and I was tied up, I would be very scared.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – If I could change anything in the world, I would create human equality. With human equality, everyone would have enough to eat, enough water to drink, and all of basic life necessities despite their nationality, where they live or their culture. Any human could live in luxury if they worked for it but everyone would have enough to live comfortably.


Nathaniel Park1.) Name – Nathaniel Park
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Editor in Chief
4.) Goals after High School –
-Go to a four-year university
-Travel around Europe (not backpack across Europe, because that means working hard… gross!)
-Get Married
-Get a steady job and income
5.) Why I joined Saga – I want to try to get students to start reading the school newspaper again! I think it is important for students to stay informed and I want to help be a part of that.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – To start printing again
7.) My Idols – Ellen Degeneres, Walt Disney
8.) Favorite Quote(s) –
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walter Elias Disney
“The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgement. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.” – Ellen Degeneres
“The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move… Nobody’d be different. The only thing that would be different would be you.” – The Catcher in the Rye
“My thoughts are stars that i can’t fathom into constellations.” – The Fault in Our Stars
9.) Favorite Hobbies – Reading. Thrift shopping for books, movies, and records. Tumblr.
10.) Greatest Fear(s) –
1. Being cut by sharp knives
2. Going Blind
3. Stepping on glass
4. Ventriloquist Dummies
5. Porcelain Dolls
6. The Sound of clocks ticking in the night
7. Surgery
11.) If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? – I would make it so that there would be no prejudice in the world.


Alan Patrus1.) Name – Alan Patrus
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – Get a job, maybe go to college (I do not really have any goals).
5.) Why you joined the Saga – To write articles.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Better nose for writing.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – My teachers and Will Smith.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
9.) Favorite hobbies – Football and homework.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – An all-nighter.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would change humans’ ability to understand animals.


Joanna Ponce1.) Name – Joanna Ponce
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4.) Goals after High School – go to a 4 year college/ graduate with a bachelors degree in criminal justice
– get a good paying job
– save up $ to go to Disneyworld (:
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I joined Saga because…
– I want to become an all around better writer
– This will look great on my college apps
– I value freedom of press
– I would like to share some of my unique ideas with the school; it would be fun to hear others around the school debating on an article I wrote
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – I hope that I write at least 3 BIG articles which interest a lot of students; I would like to write about topics that are controversial that appeal to a wider group of people
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – my mom- she is a very strong, caring, and appreciative woman who has earned everything she has; she is sociable, outgoing, and respectful
my dad- he is also very selfless and devoted to our family; he works hard to provide my sisters and I with all of our necessities and many of our desirables
8.) Favorite quote(s) – ” Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out alive.” – Elbert Hubbard
9.) Favorite hobbies – Swimming
-Super Mario Bros video games
-arts and crafts
-playing with my puppy, Lily (:
10.) Greatest fear(s) – spiders, snakes, sharks, bees, heights, losing a loved one
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would cure every disease in the world that cause families great suffering


Quinn Rafferty1.) Name – Quinn Rafferty
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Sports Editor
4.) Goals after High School – After high school hmmm. I will go to a four year university but after that? Ask me this question again in 5 years.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I joined Saga because why not?
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Everything. No limits.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Honey Badger. Honey Badger don’t care. Genius.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Listen to many, speak to a few” – Shakespeare (Hamlet)
9.) Favorite hobbies – Avid soccer player, professional bear wrestler, mango loving enthusiast.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Probably the typical stuff like murderers, rapist and burning to death.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – World hunger and stoping animal abuse (=^・ェ・^=)


Katie Schmidt1.) Name – Katie Schmidt
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Opinions Editor
4.) Goals after High School – Go to NYU, find something to do, maybe come back to California.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – For the aesthetic.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Overthrow the patriarchy.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – I look up to everybody because I am very short.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Rock flag and eagle” – Charlie Kelly
9.) Favorite hobbies – Writing, running, hiking, record shopping, listening to music, procrastinating.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Heights, deep waters, vomiting, tall people.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – Make it less crowded.


Darlene Shaba1.) Name – Darlene Shaba
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff writer
4.) Goals after High School – Become a doctor, start my own candy company
5.) Why you joined the Saga – Get more involved in what’s going on at school; I love creative writing
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Get my voice heard
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – My parents
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “… not, when I come to die, discover that I had not lived” – Thoreau
9.) Favorite hobbies – belly-dancing, sewing, knittingm shopping, cooking
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Death
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – Men and women would be socially, economically, physically equal


Trey SImmons1.) Name – Trey Simmons
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff writer
4.) Goals after High School – I plan on going to a 4 year University to major in chemical engineering.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I joined Saga in order to give a voice to the daily lives of the students.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – I hope to make connections and bonds with new people and broaden my knowledge of world issues.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – The soldiers in the military.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
9.) Favorite hobbies – Playing volleyball, social media and playing with my dogs.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Ghosts and Heights.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would want people to be more open minded to new ideas.


Brandon Sipes1.) Name – Brandon Sipes
2.) Grade – 12th
3.) Position on the Saga – Tech Advisor
4.) Goals after High School – Go to college. Learn computer stuff. Master computer security. Get a good job. Have a good life…
5.) Why you joined the Saga – I thought that I would be useful as a tech guy, It sounded like fun, and Mrs. Bisera.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – Be a tech guy. Write some articles.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun, Spiderman
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Life is not always a cakewalk served up on a silver spoon”
“No power in the verse can stop me” – River
“I’m a leaf on the wind, watch how I …” -Wash
9.) Favorite hobbies – Computer Programming, Water polo, Reading.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Socializing with people I don’t know.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – To have everyone understand each other (dissolve the language barrier). Not necessarily make everyone speak one language becomes each language has special traits. So I guess just have everyone be able to speak all languages. Although that would be too many; so all languages within reason.


Joab Suarez1.) Name – Joab Suarez
2.) Grade – 11th
3.) Position on the Saga – Staff Editor
4.) Goals after High School – To succeed, and to be happy. To have a good job, to live for myself.
5.) Why you joined the Saga – To learn how to write, and to be with friends.
6.) What I hope to accomplish this year in Saga – To learn how to write efficient, decent articles.
7.) Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Anyone who stands for what they believe in.
8.) Favorite quote(s) – “Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!” – Lawrence G. Lovasik
“Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.” -Deepak Chopra
9.) Favorite hobbies – Listening to music. Hanging out with friends. Reading sometimes.
10.) Greatest fear(s) – Unknown things. Death.
11.) If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – I would want the countries that are frequently in war to stop the war and make a peace treaty that will last.

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