Our Staff

Ingus Stegis

I joined the Cougar Connection in junior year because I love reading and editing, and I’ve flourished in the newsroom. Even though this is only my second year on staff, I’m ready to put in the work necessary of the Editor-in-Chief. Outside of writing, I play chess and video games.

Natalie Clay

As a sophomore in my second year with the Cougar Connection staff, I have found joy in not only writing, but editing articles. Outside of the newsroom, I enjoy exploring the island, snorkeling, stargazing, and watching movies.

Charlotte Tang

Charlotte Tang joined Newswriting  in her Sophomore year and was fascinated by the various skills and tasks involved in the making of a Cougar Connection issue. Her responsibilities from leadership roles and clubs fill up much of her schedule, but in her free time, you can find Charlotte shopping with friends, or watching movies at home to unwind.

Lilia Donley

I joined the Cougar Connection last year with the intention to become more aware of the events in my community. Throughout my time on the newspaper staff, I have found a passion for taking pictures and being a part of community events. Outside of school, you can find me at the beach with my friends or taking pictures at sporting events. In the future, I hope to go to a college in Southern California and pursue nursing.

Mia Kessler

As a Senior in my second year with the Cougar Connection, it brings me great joy to oblige with supporting my fellow staff writers and being in the newsroom. During my free time I seek entertainment through creative writing, studying my spiritual practitioner work and being a matcha enthusiast.

Ailee Knauff

I joined the cougar connection during my sophomore year because I love to write and relay information to others that might prove to be useful. When I’m not writing for the cougar connection I love to bake for my friends and family or read webtoons. Currently, I have been into baking pies and reading a webtoon called Lore Olympus. 

Kera Nishimura

This is my second year in the Cougar Connection as a Senior and I’m happy to be a part of the Newswriting team. Outside of school, I love drawing, watching Marvel, the Mandalorian and Old Hollywood movies. As for the future, I aspire to be an Emergency Medical Technician or Nurse in hopes to help more people. 

Madeleine San

The creativity that Madeleine San gets to express in writing articles inspired her to continue working on the Cougar Connection staff for the rest of her high school years. Her hobbies include fashion, YouTube, and walking her dog.

Dacee Tsue

This is my first year being a newswriting student for the school’s newswriting class. Other than spending time doing homework and being in class, I like to play basketball with my friends, hang out with them at the beach, pool, or anywhere.

Hannah Han

I joined Newswriting to write stories that are concise and allow people to gain information easily. As a new member of our staff I will do my best to bring out exciting stories from our school and continue to work hard throughout my time here. Besides writing I like baking and playing games.

Anson Leung

I like to play video games, watch anime, and read light novels. Although not as much as before I play Tennis as my sport. I came to join Newswriting, because Ms. Ellis invited me to join. I was interested in joining, because I simply wanted to learn how it worked.

Ashley Tsutsumi

This is my first year in Cougar Connection as a Junior and I’m happy to be a part of the Newswriting team. I joined because I was interested in trying something new and a friend of mine had told me about the class. I love dancing and listening to music. It would be great if I become a professional dancer and choreographer in the future. 

Lienne Tung

This is my first year with the Cougar Connection, and although I’m not an adept writer, joining Newswriting is a fun way for me to improve on my writing skills and meeting new people. I wish I had joined Newswriting earlier, but I am very fortunate to have had the chance to become a member in my junior year. As the year progresses, I look forward to collaborating with other members of the team, overcoming challenges through writing assignments, and broadening my sense of creativity. During my free time, I enjoy scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration, playing the piano, and going on a hike. 

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