Union St. Journal

2021-2022 Staff

Raegan Knobbe
Editor-in-Chief

Raegan Knobbe

I’m Raegan Knobbe, and I’m the Editor-in-Chief and current Sports Editor of the Union Street Journal. I’m a junior and this is my second year on staff. My specialty is sports journalism and I hope to pursue a career in th...

Carly Philpott
Editor-in-Chief

Carly Philpott

I'm a junior and this is my third year on staff, but my first year as Editor-in-Chief. As a journalist, I hope to present factual news and information to the student body, parents, and faculty of Creek. Outside of school and journalism,...

Norah Rudnick
Managing Editor

Norah Rudnick

Hello, my name is Norah Rudnick, and I’m a writer for the USJ. I’m constantly reading and binge-watching Marvel movies. This is my freshman year at CCHS. You can probably find me spending way too much time on notes or over-annotating...

Emily Gleason
News Editor

Emily Gleason

Hi, my name is Emily Gleason. I am a sophomore and I’m new to the USJ. I enjoy reading, playing with my dog, and spending time with my family.

Amanda Castillo-Lopez
News Editor

Amanda Castillo-Lopez

I’m Amanda, a sophomore at Creek, and this is my first year writing for the USJ. I enjoy reading and writing, which are both big reasons why I enjoy journalism. I’m excited to contribute to the USJ this year!

Lily Deitch
News Editor

Lily Deitch

I’m Lily, a sophomore at Creek. This is my second year on the USJ staff, and I am so excited to be this year’s news editor! Journalism is so fun for me because I love to write, and the newspaper gives me a voice I wouldn’t...

Nick Rui
Design & Features Editor

Nick Rui

Hey guys, my name is Nick. This year I am a sophomore at Creek and an assistant editor for the USJ. I hold a firm belief that cereal is both a soup and a salad.

Madison Seckman
Design Editor

Madison Seckman

Hello! I am the Design Editor and a senior. This is my third year with the USJ and second as an editor, and it’s been the best! I love writing, drawing, and playing soccer, and I have a hamster, dog, and two guinea pigs. The...

Adam Nowlin
Sports Editor

Adam Nowlin

Hi, I’m Adam, and I’m a senior at Cherry Creek. This is my second year of Journalism, as well as my second year here at Cherry Creek, after moving from California in 2020. Besides having a swell time in Journalism, I am very...

Alex Gribb
Opinions Editor

Alex Gribb

Hi, I’m Alex Gribb. This is my first year at the USJ, and I’m a sophomore. If I’m not studying I’ll either be watching marvel movies or playing basketball. I love to do Taekwondo and read books that make me feel smart....

Katya Roudakov
A&E Editor

Katya Roudakov

Hello! I’m Katya, a sophomore and first-year USJ member at Creek. I love writing, reading, and history, and I’m super excited to be able to record current events and join a new community at school. When I’m not doing th...

Aila MonLouis
A&E Editor

Aila MonLouis

I am currently a sophomore and this is my first year as an editor. During my free time, I love to hang out with friends, read, and write. I write to keep the Creek community close and share stories to help readers stay informed...

Olivia Darnel
Staff Writer

Olivia Darnel

Hello, my name is Olivia Darnel. I am a sophomore this year and a new member to the USJ. I enjoy reading, watching tons of movies and listening to music. Have fun reading!

Lou Leclercq
Staff Writer

Lou Leclercq

Hey, I’m Lou Leclercq and I’m a senior at Cherry Creek High School. This is my first year being part of the USJ and my first time in journalism. I’m French and I have lived in 3 different countries! I love spending time...

Lianka Pechova
Staff Writer

Lianka Pechova

Hi! I’m Lianka, a sophomore, and a new member of USJ. I joined mostly because Mr. Fine told me to but also to improve my writing. When I happen to not have too much homework, I enjoy writing, baking, and archery.

Staff Writer

Laila Seddiki

Hi my name is Laila Seddiki. I’m a freshman this year at Cherry Creek High School. I’m in the USJ as apart of the writer staff because I’ve always considered taking up journalism as future career. One of things I like to...

Gabby Clark
Staff Writer

Gabby Clark

Hey! My name is Gabrielle but I go by Gabby.

Finn Elliott
Staff Writer

Finn Elliott

Hi, I’m Finn, and I’m a freshman at Creek. I decided to join journalism because I don’t have experience in creative writing and thought it looked interesting. I’m also looking forward to conducting interviews and being...

Ella Griffin
Staff Writer

Ella Griffin

Hi! My name is Ella Griffin. I’m a freshman and new to the USJ. I joined the USJ because I like to write and know what is going on at school. I like to play soccer and hang out with friends in my free time....

Aurora Miller
Staff Writer

Aurora Miller

Hi! My name is Aurora, Auri for short. I’m a sophomore and a new member of the USJ. My pronouns are she/her, and I constantly have exactly 9 different thoughts in my head at a time that even I can’t sort through. You can find...

Annabelle Crouch
Staff Writer

Annabelle Crouch

My name is Annabelle Crouch and I am a junior at Creek. This is my first year on the USJ, and I joined journalism because I enjoy writing. I spent 3 years living in England and my passion is traveling. My dream destination is...

Anna Mae Simek
Staff Writer

Anna Mae Simek

Hi, my name is Anna Simek. I’m a senior here at Cherry Creek High School and this is my first year with the USJ. I love to read and write and I hope to take journalism further and hopefully one day become a sports reporter....

Anna Christensen
Staff Writer

Anna Christensen

I am a sophomore and a new USJ member. I joined the USJ because I enjoy writing and knowing what is happening in my community constantly. I like to cook, and I dance for the poms team at Creek.

Lydia Foster
Staff Writer

Lydia Foster

My name is Lydia, I’m a sophomore at Creek and this is my second year writing for the USJ. I spend most of my time reading, writing, listening to music and binge watching some show I’ve already seen too many times.

Bre Mennenoh
Contributor

Bre Mennenoh

Hey! My name is Bre; I’m a senior and the features editor for the USJ this year. I’m extremely excited to learn new things, expand my journalism skills, and meet all the amazing new people apart of the staff!

Nate Meredith
Contributor

Nate Meredith

Kanye is the greatest musical artist of our generation. He has truly changed the rap game with his soulful production and his brilliant lyricism. Ye paved the way for almost all current artists, and he still finds himself comfortably...

Peter Philpott
Middle School Contributor

Peter Philpott

Greetings, I’m Peter Philpott. I’m an eighth grader at CMS and a contributor for the USJ. I love baseball, board games, and band, and I play both trumpet and French horn. I’m really happy to be writing for the Journal and...

Seth Fine
Advisor

Seth Fine

Mr. Fine period.

Sydney Topelson
Business Manager

Sydney Topelson

Hello! I’m Sydney Topelson, a senior at Cherry Creek High School. This is my first year of Journalism and writing for the USJ. I’m an active member in DECA and enjoy watching and playing sports, as well as hanging out with...

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