The Gaucho Gazette

2018-2019 Staff

Grace Yarrow

Editor-in-chief

Grace is a senior and this is her second year on staff. In her free time, she plays the violin as the concertmaster of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra and covers events at the Petaluma Arts Center. She intends to double...

Kayla Briceño

Editor-in-chief

This is Kayla's second year in journalism and she is a senior. She joined to practice self-expression, enhance writing, public speaking, and her leadership skills, as well as to help reach larger audiences, especially by translating...

Nellely Azpeitia

Editor-in-chief

Nellely is a senior and this is her third year on staff. She enjoys listening to music and writing in her free time. She joined journalism because she is passionate about giving a voice to the Latino community at the school as...

Andrew Gotshall

Broadcast editor, page editor

Andrew is a junior and this is his second year in journalism. In his free time, he is fond of running with his dog, hiking, and biking. He is especially passionate about photography and cinematography. He originally joined journalism...

Lucia Garay

Content editor, page editor

Lucia is a junior and is on staff for her second year as Content Editor. While her dedication to social justice takes up a good portion of her time, she also enjoys running, baking, reading, writing, drawing, and walking her dog. I...

Aalyna Silva

Page editor

This is Aalyna’s second year in journalism as a senior. She works in her free time at Round Table Pizza, in addition to babysitting her three-year-old sister, drawing, practicing digital art, running with her dog, and teach...

Sydney Pearce

Page editor

Sydney is a senior and this is her second year on staff. After graduation, she plans to attend Mills College to get a degree in art history with a minor in chemistry in hopes of becoming an art conservator. She enjoys rock cl...

Alejandro Paredes

Page editor

This is Alejandro’s third year in journalism and is a page editor and copy editor. He loves to read and study culture and languages (speaking English and Spanish fluently, Italian and French proficiently, and being in the process of lea...

Sue Jacob

Page editor

Sue is a senior and this is her second year in journalism. In her free time, she likes to play piano and hang out with friends and family. She joined journalism to try something out of her comfort zone and ended up loving the...

Celeste Chavez

Page editor

Celeste is a senior and this is her second year as a staff member. Her hobbies include running, meditating, hiking, going to the beach, and going on picnics. She is the president of the Environmental Club on campus and is an enviro...

Alice Antony

Page editor

Alice is a second-year staff member and is a senior. She plans after high school to attend Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo to double major in psychology and journalism and to minor in computer science or communications. She enjoys s...

Kaitlyn Wong

Reporter

Kaitlyn is in journalism for the first time this year as a senior. She joined for the unique community and tightly knit family staff members feel they are a part of. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends or take...

Violet Wang

Reporter

Violet is a junior and currently in journalism for her first year. She really enjoys being able to stay up-to-date on current events through being in the class. She has been doing dance for 10 years, swim for three, and runs the Yo...

Elizabeth Wang

Reporter

Elizabeth is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. Although she doesn't have much of it, her free time is spent trying to find the perfect coffee-to-milk ratio, baking cookies, or taking pictures. She initially joined...

Natasha Thomas

Reporter

Natasha is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. She has little free time, as she works at Peet’s Coffee, but in that time, she loves listening to music, especially hip-hop and R&B. She says through journalism she...

Kevin Sittner

Reporter

Kevin is a senior and this is his first year on staff. He enjoys journalistic writing so he can write for something bigger than himself. He helps to organize the Corona Creek Elementary School newspaper, played varsity tennis for three...

Brooke O'Flaherty

Reporter

This is Brooke’s first year on staff, and she is a junior. She enjoys doodling — doodling thoughts, stresses, and joys. Her favorite part about journalism is the feedback aspect of the collaborative process and receiving construct...

Cash Martinez

Reporter

Cash is a senior and this is their first year as a reporter for the Gaucho Gazette. In their free time, they play bass guitar. Next year, they will attend San Francisco State University as a journalism major with a minor in linguisti...

Daniel Lubliner

Reporter

Daniel is a sophomore and this is his first year in the class. In his free time, he studies, does homework, experiments with computer coding, drinks coffee, watches "The Walking Dead," runs track, bakes, and stresses about climate...

Taya Llapitan

Reporter

Taya is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. In her free time, she swims, works at Simmer Vietnamese Kitchen, walks her dog, makes food, hangs out with friends, and goes to concerts. After graduation, she will atte...

Emma Hughes

Reporter

This year is Emma’s first year in journalism, and she is a sophomore. She joined after hearing about her sister’s positive experience in the class and with the friendly environment. She also has been playing softball for 1...

Rachel Gauer

Reporter

Rachel is a sophomore and this first year in journalism; she enjoys greatly her ability to meet different people in the class. Outside school, she is fond of going on bike rides, running, being outside, and hanging out with f...

Megan Gauer

Reporter

Megan is a sophomore and this is her first year in journalism. She loves making friendship bracelets, taking walks, spending time with friends, going out to brunch, and shopping. Through journalism, she says she has learned a lot ...

Lauren Doran

Reporter

Lauren is a senior and this is her first year in journalism. She joined in hopes of improving her writing and providing herself with an outlet for expression. Although it is rare between sports, work, and school, Lauren’s fr...

Sean Donlan

Reporter

Sean is a sophomore and this is his first year on staff. He “lives and breathes” the Gaucho Weekly Roundup and enjoys hanging out with friends and going to movies. He also has four pajama sets and three shirts from the Will ...

Nathan Bingham

Reporter

This is Nathan’s first year in journalism as a junior. In his free time, he participates in North Bay Rowing: “it’s all I do,” he says. His favorite thing about journalism is the nice and welcoming atmosphere. He plans ...

Kayla Alcorcha

Reporter

Kayla is a junior and this is her first year in journalism. Outside of school, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors, in addition to writing poetry and prose independently. She joined journalism in hopes of improving her...

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