The Zephyr

2018-2019 Staff

Jada Hallman


Driven and passionate, senior Jada Hallman is the Editor-in-Chief of The Zephyr and is looking forward to an exciting and eventful year. This is her fourth year as a part of the Zephyr staff and takes great pride in her extensive ...

Jasjot Kaur

Copy & Features Editor

Jasjot Kaur (JJ), born in Tracy, California, is a senior at West High. This is her third year of Journalism and she is Features and Copy editor.  When explaining why she joined Journalism, Kaur said, “To explore more of my...

Andrea Rivera

Sport Editor

Andrea Rivera is our Sports Editor  for the West High School Zephyr. She wants to practice her photography skills and learn the art of journalism. Rivera started her schooling at Marsh Creek Elementary in Brentwood, California....

Natalie Mangskau

News Editor

Junior Natalie Mangskau enters her second year of journalism as a News editor for The Zephyr. Apart of West's water polo and swim team she loves competing with her team mates. Her hobbies include comic book reading and being with...

Galilea Avina

Opinion Editor

Sophomore Galilea Avina, a first year journalism student, plans to add a lot to the paper. Avina was born in Stockton and raised in Tracy alongside her brother. Avina’s hobbies include; playing basketball, reading and photography....

Serenity Beck

Staff Reporter

Senior Serenity Beck is a first year journalism student that is excited to bring new ideas into her  journalism class. In the first grade, she began to learn how to play the violin and the piano in sixth grade and is now a par...

Samantha Elopre

Staff Reporter

Senior Samantha Elopre has stepped into her first year of Journalism. Elopre was born in San Francisco, California and has two little sisters, whom she loves to spend her time with, as well as an older brother. Because of meeting...

Cydney Macon

Staff Reporter

Born in Sunnyvale, California, Cydney Macon moved to Tracy when she was only two-years-old. Now a sophomore, Macon embraces her passion for writing as a hobby and has joined journalism in search of a new experience. Macon is not...

Manasvini Kala

Staff Reporter

Freshmen Manasvini Kala, (Mansi) born in Pleasanton, California is a new addition to the Journalism staff and is eager to be a part of the West High Zephyr school’s newspaper. Kala is an active member in the Space and Engineering...

Rhiann Deschine

Staff Reporter

Freshman Rhiann Deschine (Rhi Rhi) was born in Bremerton, Washington, and attends West High school. After living in Washington for about half a year, Deschine’s family moved to Arizona and eventually moved to California when...

Isabel Cruz

Staff Reporter

Senior Isabel Cruz is a new member of Journalism and is eager to share her intriguing writing style to The Zephyr.  Isabel was born in Daly City, California and has a younger brother named Diego who’s 13.  At school, she enjoys...

Hannah Dominguez

Staff Reporter

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, senior Hannah Dominguez is the treasurer of club Project Smile. Dominguez also does Cross Country for the third year and she loves it. Her favorite class taken was Human Physiology with Ms. Ceja her junior year...

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