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2019-2020 Staff

Michael Marquez


Michael is 13 years old and is in 8th grade currently. He likes to write novels and watch anime. He is not fond of socializing, or staying outside too long. Michael aspires to be a great writer and will stop at nothing to ach...

Alyssa A.


Alyssa Arriola is a 7th grader at Parks Junior High. Alyssa loves to travel. In her free time she likes to play softball or hangout with her friends. ELA is Alyssa’s favorite subjects. Once Alyssa is older she hopes to attend UC...

Elliott Choe


Elliott Choe is a 7th grader at Parks Junior High. He enjoys playing with his dog, North. He also has a sister who he likes to annoy. His favorite subjects are math and science. He has a broken foot (for now) and likes to read...

Allison L.

Staff Writer

Allison is a 7th grader who attends Parks Jr. High. She enjoys traveling, sleeping, and reading. Her favorite book series to read are the Land of Stories, Percy Jackson, and Wake. She also enjoys writing in her free time which is a reason why ...

David Ko

Staff Writer

David Ko is a 14 year old boy and he goes to Parks Jr. High School. He likes art, he especially likes drawing shoes and painting nature stuff. His likes collecting rocks and minerals. He also loves playing basketball. He is hoping...

Maya K.L.

Staff Writer

Maya Kew-Layton is in seventh grade, and reads Marvel comics. She likes to watch movies. Also likes to play video games, and she loves Lord of the Rings. Maya plays soccer and is participating in track and field.  “All t...

Rylan Chiu

Staff Writer

Rylan is an eighth-grader who is currently attending Parks Jr. High School. He enjoys playing basketball, video games, and the drums (which he plays in a band). He also enjoys traveling throughout the country. His favorite subje...

Summer Siddiqui

Staff Writer

Summer is an eighth grader at Parks. She likes doodling, photography, doing dance after school, or other artsy activities. In her free time, she likes to play basketball, or get together with her friends. She also likes to watc...

Victoria K

Staff Writer

Victoria is a 7th grader attending Parks Junior High School. She likes to write short stories or read in her spare time. Victoria enjoys learning about the past and other cultures. She hopes that while being in Journalism and w...

Cayli M.

Staff Writer

Cayli is 12 years old and a 7th grader attending Parks Jr High. Journalism is her second elective for the year 2020. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and playing Tetris. On her spare time she loves watering her plants....

Janel Kim

Staff Writer

Janel Kim is a current eighth grader at D. Russell Parks Jr. High and a student who wants to expand her growing appreciation of writing and literature. She enjoys reading as one of her hobbies, and has a vast appreciation for...

Coco Standley

Staff Writer

Seventh-grader, Coco Standley, enjoys traveling, photography, pop culture, surfing, and being on the swim team. She is excited to be studying Journalism and is looking forward to writing for The Parks Panther Press. She dreams...

Emilie Chi


Emilie Chi is currently attending Parks Junior High School. She is participating in many activities within school, and outside of school. She is a student column writer for “Gilbu News,” and is continuing to pursue writing...

Jacob Oh

Video editor

Jacob Oh is a eighth grader at Parks Jr. High. He hopes that this elective will help improve his writing skills. He loves playing sports and his favorite thing to do is go snowboarding. He also likes hanging out with friends and...

Joshua P.

Video Editor, Journalist

Joshua is an 8th grader who is currently attending Park Jr. High School. He spends a lot of his day doing homework, and in his free time, he plays video games and watches YouTube. He likes playing the drums, using his talent to ...

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