PGHS Newsbreaker

2018-2019 Staff

Luke Herzog

Editor

Luke Herzog is a PGHS senior and co-editor of the NewsBreaker. Beyond the newspaper, Luke takes part in drama, choir, and the Young Writer’s Club. In fact, his passion for writing inspired him to become the author of two fantasy...

Michelle Lee

Editor

Michelle Lee, currently a senior at PGHS, is a co-editor of the NewsBreaker. Aside from writing for the school newspaper, Michelle plays tennis and badminton and plays flute and percussion in the marching and concert band. She...

Oscar Scholin

Journalist

Oscar is a junior and a returning three-year member of the NewsBreaker. He is a member of the BreakerBand, the BreakerBots Robotics financial team, and BreakerScience. He is also a member of the Pacific Grove POPS orchestra an...

Caroline Coen

Journalist

A native Pagrovian, Caroline Coen began her sophomore year at PGHS this fall. She spends her occasional free moment with her nose in a book. Caroline fulfilled a childhood dream these past two summers by reigning as Princess Emerald...

Matthew Mendez

Journalist

Matthew Mendez is currently a junior at Pacific Grove High School. Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, he has attended Pacific Grove schools since preschool. Matthew has been a part of the Pacific Grove Pops Orchestra si...

Isabella Rowntree

Journalist

Isabella is a junior at Pacific Grove High School who joined the News Breaker as a journalist in an impromptu decision, but is excited nonetheless. She enjoys writing during the little free time she has, and also enjoys music,...

Adrian Clark

Journalist

Adrian Clark is a junior at Pacific Grove High School. Since his start in the 4th grade, he has been in 15 plays and musicals. He has kept busy with the local school choir and honor choirs all around California. He’s also taken p...

Cristopher Rosas

Journalist

The more charismatic of the two Rosas’ on campus, Cristopher Rosas started his high school journey this school year. Despite being a hard worker, Cristopher is often found refreshing Illuminate for pending results on his assi...

Beckett Sebok

Journalist

Beckett Sebok, a 17 year old PGHS student, is excited to join the Newsbreaker for the first time! She was born at CHOMP and has lived in Pacific Grove her entire life. Beckett is currently a senior at Pacific Grove High School. S...

Seth Knoop

Cartoonist

Seth Knoop is a junior at Pacific Grove High School who draws humorous comic strips for the NewsBreakers.  Aside from comics, he also enjoys drawing in general and has a taste for cartoony and retro styles. Inspired by renow...

Veronica Serrano

Cartoonist

Veronica Serrano is currently a Junior at Pacific Grove High School, and a well known artist in PG. She was born in Colombia, South America, and has travelled to many places in the world. This has inspired her to see the world f...

Jesse Herzog

Film Critic

Jesse Herzog is a Junior at PGHS and is the Newsbreaker’s movie critic. He enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee in his free time. Jesse takes part in the various play productions at school and also is proud to be a founding member...

Robertson Rice

Sports Writer

Robertson is a junior at PGHS and a first-year journalist for the Newsbreaker. Robertson decided to join Newsbreaker so he could write about sporting events that take place at PGHS. In his freetime, Robertson enjoys running cross ...

Mitali Chowdhury

Journalist/Photographer

A junior excited to return to the Newsbreaker, Mitali Chowdhury grew up in New Jersey before moving to Pacific Grove at the end of 2017. She loves to create computer science projects, design websites, and program the BreakerBots’ ...

Mariam Esber

Journalist/Photographer

Mariam Esber was born in Damascus and lived there until the age of ten before the Syrian Civil War forced her to flee. Prior to attending PGHS, Mariam lived in both Madrid and Chicago, where she acquired a deep respect for lit...

Estefany Castillo

Journalist/Photographer

Estefany is currently a senior at Pacific Grove High School. She was born in Los Angeles, moved to San Jose, and in second grade, moved to the Monterey Bay. Aside from practicing consistently for soccer, she enjoys photography,...

Jane Lewis

Journalist/Photographer

Jane is a freshman at PGHS, and this is her first year in Pacific Grove. She has a wide variety of interests from singing to drawing to swimming. In addition to the NewsBreaker, she participates in mock trial and choir. So far...

Zoha Salman

Journalist/Photographer

Zoha Salman is currently a junior at Pacific Grove High School and an eager new member of the NewsBreaker team. She was born in Pakistan and moved around quite a bit, from the east coast to northern California, before moving to Pa...

Aram Aghajanian

Journalist/Photographer

Aram Aghajanian is a Junior at PGHS. He enjoys activities like swimming, walking, and hiking around Monterey. One of his hobbies involves taking quality photos or making simplistic photos more enticing through editing. Watch out for ...

Lillian Hardin

Journalist/Photographer

Lillian is a photographer here at The NewsBreaker. She is a freshman and hoping to improve her photo skills. She's still trying to find her bearings in high school, but she's doing her best! Lillian also writes stories in her...

Madison Snow

Photographer

Madison Snow is a junior at PGHS. Her last name is quite perplexing, since, coincidentally, she has never even seen the snow. Madison moved to Pacific Grove in the 7th grade from over the hill in Carmel, and before that she liv...

Grace Hardin

Photographer

Grace Hardin is a Junior at PGHS. She was born in Seattle, Washington and moved to Pacific Grove in fourth grade. Aside from her short lived makeup YouTube channel that racked up a whopping ninety six subscribers, she enjoys spe...

Zaynab Wafa

Photographer

Zaynab is currently a junior at Pacific Grove High School. She was born in Modesto, but moved around quite a bit in California before settling in Pacific Grove in 2012. She goes by Zaynab or Z(because her name is hard to pronounce)....

Bogdan Grots

Photographer

Bogdan Grots is a junior here at Pacific Grove High School and was born in Wisconsin. After moving to Monterey in the 3rd grade, Bogdan has been to two different schools until settling down at Monterey Bay Charter School in 5th grade...

Emmitt Withrow

Photographer

Emmitt Withrow, a 14 year old PGHS student, is very excited to have the experience of working for a newspaper. He was born in Santa Cruz and for the first two years of his life, lived in an RV on the south side of Big Sur, then...

Monique Harrison

Photographer

Monique Harrison, a NewsBreaker photographer, is a Junior at Pacific Grove High School. She has moved around quite a bit, having lived in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Monique attended many different schools, but is now settled in ...

Donna Tella

Advice Columnist

Donna Tella, the all-knowing anonymous Pacific Grove High School advice columnist, is thrilled to share her wisdom with the student body. She enjoys long walks on the beach, meaningful conversations, and spending her weekends watch...

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