Deedee Alpert is a 15-year-old junior at Petaluma High School. This is Alpert’s first year at both the Trojan Tribune and PHS. Her passion for journalism was first sparked on a 2019 trip to Israel, where she learned the importance of following current events and gained an attraction to religious studies. She spent the summer of 2022 continuing her interests in a foreign correspondence class at The School of the New York Times. Delighted in joining the Trojan staff, she hopes to gain experience in the study and better gauge if a career in Journalism is right for her. In her free time, Alpert enjoys playing tennis, sailing, watching Survivor and reading.
Annie Bober is 15-year old sophomore and this is her first year with the Trojan Tribune. Bober is taking journalism because she loves to write and would like to grow as a writer. She is very excited to contribute and help in any way she can for the paper. Her hobbies include playing tennis and hiking. Bober also loves to spend her free time with her friends or at the beach. She hopes to gain more skills as a writer, specifically with producing ideas for various topics and editing.
Maya Cramer is a 16-year-old junior and this is her second year with the Trojan Tribune. Cramer joined to expand her writing styles. She enjoys restoring Volvo Amazon wagons from the 60s. In her free time, she is the co-director of debate for Junior State of America and is a part of the BIPOC club. After school, Cramer dances ballet and hopes to dance professionally for her career, as well as becoming a physical therapist for dancers. Hamsters are also a big part of her life. She has had nine total, including the two she currently owns. Cramer is thrilled to be with the Tribune again this year and she cannot wait to publicize for the community.
Carson Delarosa is a 17-year-old senior and the Editor-in-Chief of the Trojan Tribune. This will mark the fourth year he has been in the class and is extremely excited to lead the staff this year and produce as many high-quality issues as possible. Delarosa is looking forward to contributing to the paper this year by utilizing his leadership skills as well as his attention to detail. He has been working very hard to achieve this position and promises he won’t let Redfield down. In his spare time, Delarosa enjoys reading comic books, sketching, and going to the gym religiously. He is passionate about pop culture such as Marvel/DC comics, Star Wars and Transformers. Delarosa is commonly found making friends with everyone he manages to come into contact with and loves to create long-lasting friendships and communities. Delarosa highly values responsibility and selflessness which he hopes to implement in his leadership. Delarosa is very excited to start the next chapter of his journalism career and further his journey.
JJ Grant, a 17-year-old senior, is entering his second year of journalism. Grant is a part of the Financial Coordinating team. He joined journalism in the hope of developing his journalistic writing skills, and he is interested in writing on various topics throughout the year. Grant enjoys hobbies such as football and track, both of which he plays for the Petaluma Trojans. Grant volunteers at the Sunrise Senior Center and as a buddy for Miracle League North Bay. He loves spending time with his family and friends. Grant looks forward to continuing the tradition of the Trojan Tribune with his classmates.
Jaden Gregorio is a 16-year-old junior at Petaluma High School and this is his first year in journalism. This year, Gregorio is taking the class to branch out into new interests and enhance his writing skills. In school, he plans to create a BIPOC club to build community and a safe space among BIPOC students on campus. Additonally, he partakes in the upcoming Environmental Club. During his free time, Gregorio enjoys graphically designing, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends. In journalism, Gregorio hopes to bring his skills with designing into the school newspaper and help create an amazing Trojan Tribune.
Aiden Griffin, a 17-year-old senior, is entering his second year in journalism and is eager to teach his incoming classmates as well as help raise money for the class as a financial coordinator. He joined journalism because he sees a career in journalism and loves to write. Griffin looks forward to connecting with his fellow journalists along with old friends. He takes multiple AP classes, hoping to challenge himself in school. Griffin likes to play video games and sports with his friends on the weekends and loves to listen to a wide variety of music. Griffin is interested in writing about sports in the future but will write about anything that he has a passion for.
Opal Guerrero is a 13-year-old freshman at Petaluma High School, and this is her first year with the Trojan Tribune. She joined Journalism to improve and enhance her writing skills and to make an impact on the PHS community. Guerrero is a member of the Art of Noise Club and the Environmental Club, and in her free time she enjoys baking, seeing live music, and spending time with her friends. Guerrero hopes to someday become a speech therapist or a veterinary technician. Guerrero is very excited to be a newcomer in journalism as a part of the Trojan Tribune.
Katie Hale is a senior at Petaluma High School and this is her first year being a part of the Trojan Tribune staff. Hale joined the Journalism class in hopes of learning more about media and news and becoming a better, more well-rounded writer. Hale plays varsity soccer for Petaluma High and is also involved in Link Crew, ASB, the Future Women Leaders of Business and Industry club, and Site Council. Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with friends and reading fiction books. She looks forward to contributing to the paper this year!
Remy Lakritz is a 16-year-old junior and has been a part of the Trojan Tribune for three years. She is excited to be an editor and to improve her writing skills this year. In Lakritz’s freshman year, she decided to join journalism because she had always wanted to write for the school newspaper and make an impact on the student body. This year, she is taking a multitude of classes such as AP Calculus A/B and AP Psychology. Outside of school, Lakritz spends her time working on her homework and hanging out with her family. On weekends, you can usually find her working at the movie theatre or hanging out with friends. After high school, Lakritz hopes to go to a four-year college (specifically a UC) and major in STEM and minor in journalism.
Emily Lara is a 16-year-old senior at Carpe Diem High School. In her fourth year of being a staff member for the Trojan Tribune, Lara has taken the position of editor. Lara has always enjoyed writing and developed an appreciation for journalism; she finds it rewarding to see her completed work in the newspaper handed out to students each month. Outside of school, Lara enjoys making jewelry, collecting vinyls and watching scary movies. Lara mostly enjoys collecting Lana Del Rey vinyls and her favorite scary movies to watch are the Insidious and Conjuring franchises. Lara is looking forward to wrapping up her high school experience and working to become a veterinarian.
Nora Lounibos is a 16-year-old junior at Petaluma High School. This is Lounibos’s second year in journalism and she is very excited for the upcoming school year. She chose to join the Trojan Tribune staff because of her interest in political and cultural current events and she wanted to share her opinions with the community. This year, Lounibos will be taking on a leadership role in the class as part of the financial team, which is an integral part of the paper. As for other extracurricular activities, she is on the cross country team and is a treasurer for Junior State of America (JSA). Outside of school, Lounibos loves to spend time with friends, bake, read and play piano.
Kieran Mannion is 16 years old and a junior at Petaluma High School. This is his first year as a staff member of the Trojan Tribune and he is looking forward to making a contribution to the team. He mainly wants to write about the sports teams of Petaluma High, as he wants to possibly pursue a career in sports journalism. Mannion is a member of the Petaluma High basketball team: he has played basketball for a majority of his life and hopes to lead the team to a VVAL championship before he graduates. He hopes to gain the ability/talent to write since he has always been interested in writing. Mannion likes to listen to music; his favorite genres consist of hip-hop, soul and jazz. Mannion is looking forward to a great year and he hopes to make this his best year of high school so far!
Nina Mitchell is a 17-year-old senior at Carpe Diem High School who has loved writing for as long as she can remember. Mitchell joined the Trojan Tribune team as a freshman, hoping to expand her knowledge and branch out into a different type of writing than she was used to. With that hope having been accomplished quite quickly, the majority of her time with the Tribune has since been devoted to improving her writing skills and providing readers with the best information possible. When she is not focusing on her writing, Mitchell enjoys going to concerts with her friends, hiking and reading. After an early graduation in December, Mitchell plans on traveling with friends and family for a semester before starting college in the fall.
Petra Mozersky is a 15-year-old sophomore who loves writing, art, and bright colors. Though this is her first year at Petaluma High School, she has lived in Petaluma for almost three years now. She is looking forward to writing in this year's paper and is also excited to meet people through it. She enjoys playing guitar and singing in the hopes of someday starting a band. She loves music, and some of her favorite artists are currently Melanie Martinez, Phoebe Bridgers, SZA, and Doja Cat. She also loves random craft projects and is always working on something new. She does not yet have plans for after high school, but she hopes that she will continue to write and be creative.
Izzy Noble is a 15-year-old sophomore at Petaluma High in his first year of journalism. Noble joined journalism because he likes to write. He also likes to skate and play instruments such as drums, guitar, and bass. Noble likes music a lot and cannot live without it. He enjoys his time with friends and siblings. He looks forward to writing for the Trojan Tribune this year.
Miriam Norwitz is a 17-year-old senior at Petaluma High School. This is her fourth year in journalism and she is an editor. In her free time, she mostly hangs out with friends, watches TV, goes to the gym and listens to music. Norwitz joined journalism because she loves writing and editing and she enjoyed being in this class for the last three years. She wishes to pursue journalism after high school for college and as a career. Her dream is to attend NYU and afterward continue to live in New York City. Norwitz is looking forward to meeting new people and having her work shared with the school. She brings her good work ethic, passion for writing and editing skills to the Tribune.
Noah O’Sullivan is a 14-year-old freshman. This is his first time working for the Tribune, or anything related to journalism. O’Sullivan loves to talk to his friends and family, while also playing games with them. He likes to watch horror movies both by himself or with family. O’Sullivan likes listening to music while doing his work or just when he has time. He likes the rain and going on long road trips. O’Sullivan is really looking forward to participating in the school newspaper!
Cameryn Schisler is a 16-year-old junior at Petaluma High School. This is her third year in journalism, and she is continuing as a staff writer and editor. Schisler joined the Trojan Tribune because, for as long as she could remember, she has always had a love for reading and writing. During her previous years on the staff, she found a new love for politics and editing others’ stories. Out of the many topics journalism offers to the public, Schisler is particularly fond of news writing as a way to help the public with their right to knowledge of the world around them. This year, Schisler is taking a multitude of classes including APUSH, AP Lang and APES. Off campus, Schisler is often found writing, baking and spending time with loved ones. Schisler hopes her passion for the Trojan Tribune will assist the school paper in having a successful year worthy of its legacy.
Hannah Schott is a 17-year-old senior and this is her first year with the Trojan Tribune. Schott is looking forward to spending her last year at PHS on the staff of the Tribune and contributing to the paper in any way she can. Schott spends a lot of time reading and writing outside of school, two things that she is very interested in pursuing beyond high school. She also loves music, and her favorite artists include Steve Lacy, Maya Hawke, and The Neighbourhood. She’s determined to go to college to become a writer and is hoping to gain some valuable experience in journalism.
Teresa Solorio is a 17-year-old senior. She is a first-year journalism staff member hoping to create memorable stories this year. Along with journalism, Solorio is also part of the yearbook staff as well as taking AP Statistics and AP Government and Economics. She is trying to keep alive the SkillsUSA organization that has been at the Petaluma High Campus for more than seven years; however, it is still recovering from the pandemic years. Solorio’s goal for this year is to take in her senior year as well as continue to build meaningful relationships with her teachers.
Maya Walter, 16, has returned to journalism for her junior year of high school as Assistant Editor-in-Chief. She is ecstatic to continue being a part of the Trojan Tribune staff again this year. Walter is also very eager to write about a variety of topics and learn more about the world. Some of her other hobbies include photography, diving, going to the beach, exercising, listening to music and hanging out with friends. She can typically be found going on trips to Target and Petaluma Market or on the field as a lacrosse player. Walter continued taking journalism this year to pursue and improve upon her love of writing and other journalistic skills. This year, Walter hopes to be a good leader in the class and make the paper the best it can be. Overall, she looks forward to working with her fellow classmates and adding to the positive atmosphere.
Hunter Klemenok is a TA for the journalism class.
Zeke Martinez is a TA for the journalism class.