The Griffin Chronicle

2017-2018 Staff

Emily Cochran

Staff Writer

My name is Emily Cochran, and I am a freshman here at Los Alamitos High School. I enjoy drawing, listening to music, and spending time with my friends, and am looking forward to meeting new people in high school!

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Rylee Burchett

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Rylee Burchett. I'm a senior, and I'm involved in drama and journalism. I love to draw and write and basically channel my energy into anything creative!

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Amelee Olimon

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Amelee. I go to Los Al high school and I love to dance; I'm in intermediate 1 dance at LAHS. I like to learn about new things and I love dogs. I have 3 of them.

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Eva Rojo

Staff Writer

My name is Eva Rojo and I’m a freshman. I’ve enjoyed writing ever since I could remember. I read a lot, like a lot, and I guess the writing passion came up when I couldn’t find the thing I wanted to read.  So I just wrote ...

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Ryan Welz

Staff Writer

I am a senior with a knack for writing and an interest in journalism. You can find me in Seal Beach chilling with friends or, most likely, hanging out at home. I strive to better my skills as a writer this year, and plan on pursuing...

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Samantha Reinard

Copy Editor

Hi! I am Samantha Reinard, a senior here at Los Al. I enjoy cooking, hiking, and travelling.

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Svati Balaji

Staff Writer

Hi, I am Svati: a 16 year year old girl with a huge desire and ambition to change something in this world before my time is up. I love reading books and listening to music (I know this sounds generic, but I love doing them. Not...

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Piper Johnson

Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Piper Johnson and I love to read and write! I'm very excited to be apart of the Griffin Chronicle this year.

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Genavie Salazar

Staff Writer

My name is Genavie Salazar. I'm a junior and am still fairly new to Los Al because I just transferred here 2nd semester of last school year. So far, so good. I hope to expand my horizon this year being a student at Los Al for...

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Elsa Ayala

Staff Writer

I'm Elsa Ayala, and I'm in tenth grade. Whenever I'm not doing ballet, I'm focusing on creative writing.

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Julie Mayuga

Staff Writer

I am a senior here at Los Al. I am in advanced dance and am a horseback rider. I love to watch reality TV shows and play video games. In the future, I hope to be a journalist writing for a popular newspaper.

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Rachel Baldauf

Editor in Chief

I am a junior at Los Alamitos High School and am the editor-in-chief of The Griffin Chronicle. When I'm not writing for the Chronicle, you can find my articles in the News Enterprise or at In my free time, I also...

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Max Hawk

Staff Writer

Max Hawk is a junior at Los Alamitos High School. He's been in journalism for two years and is a member of the Cappies team. He also enjoys writing on his own time, and his main hobby is photography.

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Hunter Hughes

Director of Data Development

Hunter Hughes is a junior who serves as the Director of Data Development for the Griffin Chronicle. He has been with the Griffin Chronicle since the beginning of this year. He is also involved in a variety of other extracurricular...

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