The Zephyr

2021-2022 Staff

Bibi Diwa Darwish
News Editor

Bibi Diwa Darwish

Bibi Diwa Darwish is in her senior year at West High and her second year as a staff reporter for The Zephyr. She was born in Afghanistan and came to the United States in 2019. She loves taking pictures, drawing, reading books, a...

Ashlyn Balanon
Opinion Editor

Ashlyn Balanon

Jasmin Ladher
Staff Reporter

Jasmin Ladher

Jasmin Ladher is a freshman at West High, who as well as being new to the school, she is also new to the area. Jasmin was born in Punjab, India and moved to the Bay Area where she was raised. After recently moving to Tracy, she...

Dennise Guzman
Staff Reporter

Dennise Guzman

Arianna Sataua
Feature Editor

Arianna Sataua

Arianna has been attending West all four years, and for her last year she is trying to make a big difference in the Zephyr. She loves to write and read. She is going to further her education in college and become a criminal justice...

Bailey Stiefel
Staff Reporter

Bailey Stiefel

Karina Zuniga
Staff Reporter

Karina Zuniga

Aida Millar
Video Editor

Aida Millar

Aida Miller is a freshman and a first-year journalism student. She works as both a writer, but mainly as Video Editor in the classroom. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, and of course, spending time with her...

Dylan Ozturk
Staff Reporter

Dylan Ozturk

Dylan Ozturk was born in Walnut Creek, California. He is studying at West High School,  currently a freshman student. He is a dedicated journalism student and is very happy start a new chapter in his life.

Alexander Dwayne Feliciano
Staff Reporter

Alexander Dwayne Feliciano

Otherwise known as Alexander Dwayne Malicay Feliciano Ichikawa, Dwayne is of Japanese-Filipino descent with a crazy family history. Dwayne’s parents came to the U.S. in the 90s and in 2004, he was born. Dwayne was raised in...

Ellie Chiles
Editor-In-Chief

Ellie Chiles

This is the third year Ellie Chiles has been in journalism, and her second in the Editor-in-Chief position. She is a freshman who previously wrote for The Pony Express, the newspaper at Monte Vista. She is very passionate about...

Aiden McCullar
Staff Reporter/Broadcaster

Aiden McCullar

Hello everyone! My names Aiden McCullar and I’m a hardworking junior who’s going to work extra hard to bring the best of articles to the table! You can count on me to bring the hot takes and great opinion pieces everyone seems...

Ava Andrews
Sports Editor

Ava Andrews

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Ava Andrews is in her freshman year. This is her first year as staff and is our Sports Editor and Photographer. She was born in Lodi, CA and has lived all around California since birth. She is involved i...

Maya Gill
Copy Editor

Maya Gill

Introducing junior, Maya Gill! Born in French Camp, CA, Maya has been attending Tracy Unified her whole school career.  Entering her 1st year in journalism, she has gained the position of Copy Editor. Maya is involved in many...

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