The Zephyr

2017-2018 Staff

Casey White

Casey White, a senior among the Wolf Pack, is a part of the Journalism team. A dedicated varsity football player, a workout enthusiast (you can find him in P.E two periods a day) and a future sports scouter. White brings new perspective...

Ajaybir Heir

Senior Ajaybir Heir is a new addition to the Journalism team. Heir was born in Fremont, CA. His favorite subject is Statistics because he finds that numbers are stable and reliable. Heir’s favorite teacher is Mr. Castor because...

Andrew Escobar

Andrew Escobar is a senior in West High School’s Journalism class. He is a 5’10”, Hispanic, multi-instrumental senior, striving to be a successful psychologist. Escobar was born in San Jose and moved to Tracy in the 7th grade atte...

Nicolas Huynh

16-year-old senior Nicolas Huynh is a recent addition to the Journalism staff and is eager to contribute to the school newspaper. Huynh has lived in Tracy his whole life. His favorite subject is Animation because he likes to draw...

Chrissy Martinez

Chrissy Martinez, a senior at West High, is very carefree, outspoken and vibrant.  Martinez plans to go to California State University Long Beach after high school and major in Broadcast Journalism, one of the main reasons why...

Galilea Avina

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....

Natalie Mangskau

Senior Natalie Mangskau enters her third year of Journalism as the Editor-in-Chief for The Zephyr. A part of West's water polo and swim team she loves competing with her teammates. Mangskau is interested in pursuing a career i...

Parbhjot Kaur

Parbhjot Kaur is a new addition to the Zephyr and an incoming freshman to West High. She’s looking forward to a smooth first year in high school. With an inventive and inquiring personality, Kaur hopes to get involved with the...

Melanie Gonzales

Melanie Gonzales, sophomore at West High, is a new addition to the Zephyr team. She hopes to inform students, staff and faculty about the news happening at West. She enjoys spending her time playing the trumpet, clarinet and oboe...

Seemani Dash

Seemani Dash, a junior in her second year of journalism, is involved with Space and Engineering Academy, CSF and dance team.  She also spends most of her time after school practicing as a competitive dancer for a local studio....

Veron Hollins

Junior Veron Hollins returns to Journalism after mysteriously disappearing for an entire year. Veron was born in Oakland California, and at age 10, he moved to Tracy where he started middle school.  Fast  forward to now, and...

Ashley Christopher

Senior Ashley Christopher is excited to return to The Zephyr for her second year. As Opinion Editor, she is hoping to shed some light on topics that are not commonly discussed in a school setting as well as generate more studen...

Hailey Fargo

17-year-old senior Hailey Michelle Fargo is a recent addition to the West High Zephyr team. Fargo was born in Fremont and had moved to Tracy in the fourth grade. Her favorite subject is English because it helps her emotionally...

Andrea Rivera

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....

Jasjot Kaur

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...

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 ...

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