The Zephyr

2018-2019 Staff

Cristopher Marin

Senior Cristopher Marin is back for his second year of journalism in hopes to continue his work of improving the The Zephyr and his writing skills. Marin was born in Berkeley, where he lived for two years until he moved to Tra...

Serenity Beck

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

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

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

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

Sophomore Rhiann (Rhi Rhi) Deschine begins her second year of Journalism. Born in Washington, Deschine lived in Arizona for almost twelve years and is now in California for her third year. Deschine hopes to be more involved in...

Isabel Cruz

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

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...

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...

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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