Saturday , 29 April 2017

Home » 2015-2016 Staff » 2013-2014 Staff

2013-2014 Staff

DSC_00891. Name: Amanda Yocom
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: News Editor, Advertising-Publicity Manager
4. Goals after High School: Actually make it into a university
5. Why I joined Saga: I was here last year. A change from junior to senior year is not going to get rid of me.
6. My Idols: The Doctor
7. Favorite Quote(s): “I didn’t just lose the keys this time, I lost the whole damn car.” – Anonymous
“College isn’t the place to go for ideas” – Helen Keller
8. Favorite Hobbies: reading, drawing, journaling
9. Greatest Fear(s): First Dates
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I want stores to sell knee-high socks, but let you choose your pairs instead of giving you a matching pair.


1. Name: Vincent Astolfi
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Editor In Chief
4. Goals after High School: I’d like to go to college, and get a degree in something that will interest me while simultaneously allowing me to have a successful career.
5. Why I joined Saga: The Saga needed help getting online, and some fantastic teachers of mine suggested I join the class after my Freshman year.
6. My Idols: Ben Gibbard, Ben Howard, Ron Paul, Ayn Rand, Every Muppet
7. Favorite Quote(s): “If the old gods still offend, they’ve got nothing left on which you depend, so invest every ounce of your bright blood, and off with their heads, jump from the book, you’re not obliged to swallow anything you despise.” -The Shins, “Sleeping Lessons”
8. Favorite Hobbies: Friends, Food, Tumblr, Sleep
9. Greatest Fear(s): Brain Damage!
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Dogmatic armed conflict


DSC_01241. Name – Kawai Li
2. Grade – 12th
3. Position on the Saga – Staff Writer
4. Goals after High School – To fully devote my life to being a masked crime fighting vigilante, saving the poor and meek from the injustices of society, because I am the hero Valhalla deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So I will be hunted. Because I can take it. Because I am not your hero. I am a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.
5. Why you joined the Saga – To prevent people from finding out my true identity, in order to protect my loved ones and shield them from the dangerous life that has become a part of me.
6. Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, Lt. James Gordon, Tony Stark, Clark Kent, My Mom, Wally West, Hal Jordan
7. Favorite quote(s) – I have two, “Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Thomas Wayne (Batman Begins) and, “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”– Francis Chan
8. Favorite hobbies – Crime fighting, detective work, being a billionaire, drawing, cooking, watching movies, the finer things in life.
9. Greatest fear(s) – Losing those closest to me, and the possibility that those who ridicule and speak out against me may speak truth, that what my life has been devoted to…may not be true justice, but rather some corrupted version created by my own anxiety and failures. The fear of losing my sanity.
10. If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – To give proper plumbing and clean toilets to everyone across the world.



1. Name – Madi Mayor
2. Grade – 10th
3. Position on the Saga – Features Editor
4. Goals after High School – I would love to have a career in writing, and writing for a magazine is a great aspiration of mine.
5. Why you joined the Saga – I joined SAGA to gain the learning experience I will need in order to pursue the career of my dreams.
6. Your idols (people you look up to, or admire) – Lauren Conrad
7. Favorite quote(s) – “You’re welcome.”- Sadie Saxton
8. Favorite hobbies – I do gymnastics and like to go to the beach with my friends.
9. Greatest fear(s) – I’m afraid of spiders and anything that has the ability to crawl on me.
10. If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? – If I could change one thing, it would be for there to be no racism and for everyone to be treated equally.


DSC_01191. Name: Zackary Mitchell
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Editor-in-Chief
4. Goals after High School: To get into a UC school and figure out what I want to do with my life.
5. Why I joined Saga: I joined Saga because I loved it last year, and I really enjoy writing, and editing.
6. My Idols: Jim Morrison
7. Favorite Quote(s): “Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.”
-Jim Morrison
8. Favorite Hobbies: Playing water polo, reading, listening to music and just hanging out.
9. Greatest Fear(s): Being disgusted with who I become.
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I wouldn’t change a thing. Things are the way things are for a reason, whether it ends good or bad, it will end.


DSC_01011. Name: Alyssia Malloian
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Staff writer
4. Goals after High School: To attend a Four year college, and to throw all my attention into my studies to get where I want to be in life.
5. Why I joined Saga: I have a passion for writing
6. My Idols: My dad
7. Favorite Quote(s): When an opportunity is knocking on your for, take it.
8. Favorite Hobbies: Tumbling
9. Greatest Fear(s): Snakes, sharks, bugs, and not graduating high school…..and my cheer coach
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Homeless animals. It breaks my heart


DSC_01221. Name: Emily Evans
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Opinions Editor
4. Goals after High School: I plan on attending a four-year university, going to medical school, and becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon or have a career in Sports Medicine.
5. Why I joined Saga: I joined Saga because I wanted to take a fun elective my senior year and still be able to do something productive and be involved in the school.
6. My Idols: Ezra Koenig & Donald Glover
7. Favorite Quote(s): “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us gets better too.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
8. Favorite Hobbies: Riding horses, playing soccer, watching Lost or Friends, going to concerts, hanging out at the beach
9. Greatest Fear(s): SHARKS.
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: If I could change one thing in the world, I’d make sure that everyone was open-minded and willing to accept other people’s differences.


DSC_01201. Name: Liz Austin
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Staff Writer
4. Goals after High School: College – I want to get into Berkeley and major in English, and eventually go to medical school and be a doctor.
5. Why I joined Saga: I really like to write, and Ms. Bisera is my favorite teacher, so I figured why not.
6. My Idols: My parents, I guess. They’ve always set an example for me.
7. Favorite Quote(s): “Nothing in this world worth having comes easy.”
8. Favorite Hobbies: Reading, writing, playing tennis, listening to music, hanging out with friends.
9. Greatest Fear(s): Definitely drowning. I can’t even watch movies that involve the character being underwater for too long. I have to remind myself to breathe.
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I’d want medical care to be provided in developing countries the same way it is here.


DSC_01041. Name: Sydney Smith
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: TA/staff writer
4. Goals after High School: I really hope to go to school up in the Northwest, namely Gonzaga University. I am not sure what I want to study yet, but I am considering business.
5. Why I joined Saga: I wanted to develop my writing skills and discover if I have any talent in journalism
6. My Idols: My grandmother and my parents
7. Favorite Quote(s): “Live a life that’s worth writing about” -unknown?
8. Favorite Hobbies: Baking, eating the things that I bake, hanging out with friends, watching movies, people watching
9. Greatest Fear(s): Spiders
Waves
Murderous Clowns
Snakes that are within 20 feet of me and not in a cage
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Saving animals and the environment and whatnot. Earth is cool.


1. Name: Matthew Green
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Staff Writer
4. Goals after High School: I plan on going to Grossmont college and then to transfer to SDSU to study criminal justice because I plan on being a police officer. I also want to travel the world and go on a cross-country trip with my best friend Joseph Hope-Hull to visit all of the major league baseball stadiums.
5. Why I joined Saga: I joined Saga because I wanted to learn more about the school, our community, and to spread news to as many people as I can.
6. My Idols: My parents, Tony Gwynn, and Jackie Robinson
7. Favorite Quote(s): “There’s heroes and theres legends, heroes get remembered but legends never die. Follow your heart and you’ll never go wrong.”
8. Favorite Hobbies: Baseball and spending time with my friends
9. Greatest Fear(s): I’m fearless!
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I’d like for people to just take a step back and look at the horrible things they are doing and find ways to fix these on their own.


DSC_00841. Name: Nathaniel Park
2. Grade: 11th
3. Position on the Saga: Staff Writer
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. My Idols: Ellen Degeneres, Walt Disney
7. 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
8. Favorite Hobbies: Reading. Thrift shopping for books, movies, and records. Tumblr.
9. 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
10. 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.


DSC_00881. Name: Jonni Mullis
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Staff Writer
4. Goals after High School: I’m hoping to go school, and get my general ed done at community, and then transfer to an arts school for photography.
5. Why I joined Saga: Well, considering I plan on going somewhere with journalism I figured Saga would be a good place for me to start. Plus, Mrs.Bisera is the sweetest human being on the face of the planet, and being in another class with her is a blessing in itself.
6. My Idols: Ezra Koenig.
7. Favorite Quote(s): “There are words I’ve saved,
Words I don’t want to use too much
Cause
They might wear out.
I saved some words mostly because
There are days
When I can’t stay kissed – Merritt Mallot
8. Favorite Hobbies: Writing bad poetry, reading good poetry.
9. Greatest Fear(s): I have a really big issue with disappointing people, but it seems that I’m usually my biggest critic.
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: cheaper coffee.


DSC_01081. Name: Rebekah Duembeg
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Opinions Editor
4. Goals after High School: Study Electrical Engineering and Physics
5. Why I joined Saga: I enjoy writing as well as encouraging others to form opinions on matters.
6. My Idols: Dalai Lama
7. Favorite Quote(s):
“I think, therefore I am.” -Rene Descartes
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” – Unknown
8. Favorite Hobbies: ?
9. Greatest Fear(s): ?
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Anything to make the world a better place


DSC_00901. Name: Brett Cajka
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Staff Writer
4. Goals after High School: Live a full and satisfying existence.
5. Why I joined Saga: To refine my writing and expand my journalistic capabilities.
6. My Idols: Hank Green, Cenk Uygur, Erlend Øye, Pete Townshend, Bilbo Baggins.
7. Favorite Quote(s): “Let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.”
― Jack Kerouac
8. Favorite Hobbies: Listening to and playing music, day dreaming, reading, documentaries on Netflix.
9. Greatest Fear(s): Death.
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: For people to have greater compassion towards each other.



1. Name: Ashley Dulaney
2. Grade: 10th
3. Position on the Saga:Sports Editor
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. My Idols: My Mom, and Lady Gaga
7. 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.”
8. Favorite Hobbies: playing beach volleyball, reading, and drinking tea.
9. Greatest Fear(s): Spiders, heights, and Vincent Astolfi
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Make everyone as awesome and cool as me.


DSC_0086 1. Name: Tahany Huerta
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Features Editor
4. Goals after High School: Be accepted to an art’s school where I can study Fashion Design, then hopefully be a fashion designer or work for a fashion designer.
I hope to travel the world, as well as live in different countries.
5. Why I joined Saga: I love to write and thought it would be a fun experience (plus I just couldn’t say no to another year with Bisera).
6. My Idols: Audrey Hepburn, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther King Jr., Hemingway,
7. Favorite Quote(s): “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
― Coco Chanel
8. Favorite Hobbies: Making clothes, reading, writing, singing
9. Greatest Fear(s): Drowning
Being a failure
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: For everybody to have their own opinion or mindset but to still be able to see things from a different perspective and take those perspectives into consideration. It would shift humanity as a whole.


DSC_0105 1. Name: Isabella Martinez
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on the Saga: Sports Editor
4. Goals after High School: My goals after high school are to complete business school and enroll in a culinary academy.
5. Why I joined Saga: I have always enjoyed writing and reading.
6. My Idols: I admire my grandmother
7. Favorite Quote(s): I’m not a quote person. I instead enjoy to understand concepts.
8. Favorite Hobbies: swim, water polo
9. Greatest Fear(s): Being unhappy in my life. I want to enjoy my occupation and my family when I am older.
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I would want to improve the domestic situations for women.


DSC_00971. Name: Katie Schmidt
2. Grade: 11th
3. Position on the Saga: Staff Writer
4. Goals after High School: Hopefully get into a good 4-year college (I want to study somewhere around New York), major in something that has to do with writing. Then get a career that I won’t regret when I’m 40.
5. Why I joined Saga: To gain experience with writing about different topics while at the same time learning important skills for journalism in case I plan to major in it.
6. My Idols: Martin Luther King Jr, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, a lot of members of different alternative bands…
7. Favorite Quote(s): “And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born then it’s time to go, and define your destination, there’s so many different places to call home”
-Death Cab for Cutie “You are a Tourist”
“Never let your fear decide your fate”
-AWOLNATION “Kill Your Heroes”
“Life moves pretty fast, and if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, it might pass you by”
-Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
8. Favorite Hobbies: listening/ finding great music, going to concerts with friends, writing, procrastinating, going to the gym
9. Greatest Fear(s): deep waters, vomiting, going to prison, heights, WW3, not knowing what I want to do after college, tumblr getting shut down, all my favorite bands breaking up, you know, the usual things people worry about…
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: Every child on Earth gets an education. I know that may sound nerdy and all, but I believe if you give someone an education and a chance to learn, you’re giving them a chance to change the world.


DSC_0099 1. Name: Kianna Carson
2. Grade: 11th
3. Position on the Saga: Staff Writer
4. Goals after High School: I plan on attending a four-year university, but have yet to decide where, or what I want to do.
5. Why I joined Saga: It was something that interested me, and seemed like a good opportunity to learn about styles of writing I’ve never worked on before.
6. My Idols: Milo Aukerman, the singer for the Descendents, because he is in this world of music and punk, but still got a good education and doubles as a biochemist.
7. Favorite Quote(s): “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
-John Lennon
8. Favorite Hobbies: listen to music, go to concerts
9. Greatest Fear(s): Needles, outer space (like that movie “Gravity” that’s coming out soon), just floating endlessly is a scary thought
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?: I would make it so homeless could have safe places to stay, especially those who are in that situation because of mental disorders.


1. Name: Connor Sheehan
2. Grade: 12th
3. Position on Saga: Staff Writer
4. Goals After High School: Go to a four-year university, major in history and possibly become a history teacher along the road.
5. Why I Joined: I like writing and I like Ms Bisera, so what’s not to like about saga?
6. Idols: George Harrison, Nicolas Cage, and Chandler Bing
7. Favorite Quotes: “Use the force, Harry.” -Professor X
8. Favorite Hobbies: Playing guitar and drawing stuff
9. Greatest Fear: Being alone in the middle of the ocean
10. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?:I’m pretty sure that if everyone had a jetpack, the world would be a happier place.


DSC_0102Name: Nicholas Vaughn
Position on the Saga: Staff writer
Goals after High School: To become a professional columnist for a large news paper
Why I Joined the Saga: Because i enjoy writing and was looking for a way to further build my writing skills
Your Idols: Nicholas “the cage” Cage
Favorite Quote: “You keep your liver spotted hands off my mother, she’s a saint”
Favorite Hobbies: Shooting and skate boarding
Greatest Fears: Magicians
If you could make one change in the world, what would it be?: I would make every water fountain dispense Coke zero


 

DSC_0112Name: Kate Kassab
Grade: Junior
Position on the Saga: Staff Writer
Plans for After High School: Attend a trade school for writing and eventually become an author–hopefully
Why I joined the Saga: I enjoy writing and it seemed like it would be a good experience
Your Idols: Ned Vizzini, Ian Hecox, Trenton Woodley, Misha Collins
Favorite Quote: “Normalness leads to sadness”
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, getting attached to television shows, going to concerts, writing fiction
Greatest Fears: Public restrooms, that’s it. Public restrooms.
If I could change one thing in the world I would change the sanity of public restrooms. And other stuff.

DSC_0111Name: Chad Tubbs
Grade: 12th
Position in the Saga: Staff Writer
Why I Joined the Saga: I joined the saga because I had friends in the class who enjoyed it, because my oldest brother was a part of the class his senior year, and to improve my writing abilities
Your Idols: My idols are my two older brothers Michael Tubbs and Ryan Tubbs as well as Kiel James Patrick
Favorite Quotes: “Brick, where’d you get a hand grenade?” “Where did you get those clothes?… The toilet store?”
Favorite Hobbies: Soccer, listening to music, eating food, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and going to concerts
Greatest Fears: My greatest fears include forgetting my ticket or ID at a very crucial time so I miss whatever I needed my ticket or ID for, losing my sight, and losing my hearing
If you could make one change: I would change the fact that some people go their entire lives in fear of taking the chance to get what they truly want.


scroll to top