Union St. Journal

2021-2022 Staff

Peter Philpott
Assistant News Editor

Peter Philpott

Pleasure to meet you, I'm Peter, and I'm a freshman. I'm the USJ's assistant news editor, and my dream profession is in the journalistic field. I play trumpet, French horn, and mellophone and am part of Cherry Creek High Scho...

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!

Nick Rui
Design Manager

Nick Rui

Hi! My name is Nick and I am a junior this year at Cherry Creek High School. I am excited to return for my second year working for the USJ and first full year as design editor! This year, I hope to create more visually appealing...

Katya Roudakov
Opinions & A&E Editor

Katya Roudakov

Howdy! I’m Katya, a junior and second-year USJ member. I love writing, reading, space, and science, and I’m super excited to continue working with the USJ as A&E editor. When I’m not doing things for school, you can find...

Emily Gleason
Features Editor

Emily Gleason

Hi, my name is Emily. I am a junior and I am returning to the USJ as one of the Features Editors. I enjoy reading, playing with my dog, and spending time with my family.

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!

Amanda Castillo-Lopez
News Editor

Amanda Castillo-Lopez

Hi! My name is Amanda, I’m a junior and the News Editor for the USJ. Besides writing for the USJ, I enjoy creative writing, playing guitar, and making brownies out of brownie mix. I am passionate about covering stories in our c...

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...

Quinn Rudnick
Managing Editor

Quinn Rudnick

Hello, my name is Quinn Rudnick, and I am sophomore at CCHS - and this is my second year on staff at the USJ but my first full year as the Managing Editor. I hold a strong passion for both journalism and photojournalism, and intend...

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
Copy Editor

Aurora Miller

Hello! My name is Auri. I’m a junior at Creek and am returning to the USJ Club as a staff writer! My interests are a bit out of the box (I made a whole column out of it), I’m generally friendly, and I’m terrible at sports....

Annabelle Crouch
Sports Editor & Design Manager

Annabelle Crouch

My name is Annabelle Crouch and I am a senior at Creek. This is my second 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.

Alex Gribb
Junior Editor-in-Chief

Alex Gribb

Hi, I’m Alex Gribb. This is my second year at the USJ, and I’m a junior. If I’m not studying I will be doing Taekwondo or judging red carpet looks (Timothee Chalamet is ALWAYS best dressed). My favorite movies are Little...

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...

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.

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...

Lily Deitch
Features Editor

Lily Deitch

Hi, my name is Lily, and I'm a junior. This will be my third year working on the USJ, and I'm thrilled to be the features editor this year! When I'm not reading or hanging out with my kitten, I love being with friends and family,...

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...

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...

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...

Carly Philpott
Editor-in-Chief

Carly Philpott

I'm a senior and this is my fourth and final year on staff – second as editor-in-chief. As a journalist, I hope to present factual news and information to the student body, parents, and faculty of Creek. You’ll see a lot from...

Seth Fine
Advisor

Seth Fine

Mr. Fine period.

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