Currently a senior at Westwood High School, Kate Lee '19 is a fierce believer in the written word. She dreams of living as a writer and constant creator, and hopes to encourage the same passion for the arts in others. Besides writing, she loves to read, sing, and travel. Her favorite books are The Book Thief, The Shadow of the Wind, and All the Light We Cannot See. She is a huge fan of Kerouac and Ginsberg, Mumford & Sons and Hamilton, and Victor Logan, her pet plant.
Pritika Paramasivam ‘19 is a senior at Westwood High School. She is a firm believer in the idea that reading can provide more perspectives in all aspects of life. Pritika’s favorite books have to be The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas and the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. You can find her listening to alternative music and drinking tea (any kind!). In the future, Pritika hopes to use medicine and policy to advocate for those in need.
Anjali Suresh '20 is an awkward llamacorn who is also a chocolate connoiseuse and Mickey Mouse aficionado. When she isn't drowning in IB homework, she's either pulling an all nighter to finish her new book, napping, traveling, watching anime and Disney movies, or taking pictures. She loves drinking tea and writing poetry. She aspires to be a polar bear or a fox one day. If you're ever looking for her, just follow the aroma of chocolate.
Visual Arts Editor
alisha Rawal '19 is a proud austinite who detests capital a's. She enjoys painting with acrylics and drawing with graphite, charcoal and prismacolors. Her art is inspired by the likes of Van Gogh, Matisse, da Vinci, and Michelangelo, and of course her styrofoam heads Urth and amadeaus.
MusiC/Film & Videography Editor
It may be innate or it may have come from experience, but what’s true for Anthony Pham '19 is that music is constantly present, an inseparable piece of his identity. From early on, his musical sense was fostered with piano, a casual pastime that turned into a cornerstone that enabled him to walk this path. Anthony has been able to expand his reach in playing different styles of music, to compose for his school’s orchestra, and to delve into the world of contemporary film score. Inspired by the works of Hans Zimmer, he continually explores orchestral scoring and piano composition. Anthony continually looks to broaden his musical repertoire and listens to learn new techniques, and has found to appreciate and keep open ears for the critical role of music in everything from an effective form of personal expression, a complement to theatrical story lines, and a crux of cultural art. He feels music to an endless degree and hopes to spread those sensations to those around him. As a musician, he strives with passion.
Bianca Widjaja ‘19 is an artist who believes in the superiority of pen and ink and the importance of travelling. She jumps at the chance to visit museums (her favorite is the Art Institute of Chicago!), and enjoys watching documentaries or TED talks about anything at all. You can often find her drinking tea and rewatching Dead Poets Society and Disney movies when she’s not busy with Model UN or some other project that she forgot to do. Her favorite artist is Henri Matisse, and her EE is on the influence of Japanese Prints on the impressionist art movement.
Jenny Xu '19 is an aspiring journalist and junior in high school. In her free time, she enjoys figure skating and running hurdles. Two of her life essentials include bubble tea and stuffed animals, and if for some reason you're ever looking for her, chances are she's camping out in the press room.
Emily Lu ’19 first fell in love with the power of storytelling when she joined her middle school journalism program. Now as a senior at Westwood high school, she strives to continue to find and voice unique stories that bring perspective into a shared human experience. Aside from journalism, her other interests include pole-vaulting and chasing sunsets.
With her eyes set on a career in Genetics, Sanika Pelnekar '19 strives to expand her horizons in whatever ways she can. She enjoys listening to music in her spare time, an act she couples with whatever short-term project strikes her fancy at that moment. In her spare time, she can be found on her computer cranking out stories or busily filling her journal with random thoughts. She is also an avid reader and will stay up all night finishing whatever literary work she is working on.