Union St. Journal

2022-2023 Staff

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...

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...

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...

Izzy Krauss
Web Editor

Izzy Krauss

I'm Izzy Krauss, a freshman at CCHS. This is my first year on the USJ. I joined journalism because I enjoy writing and reading different perspectives. I really enjoy reading, theater, and any sort of music. I have played volley...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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...

Nour Kreishan
Video Editor

Nour Kreishan

I'm Nour Kreishan and I'm a sophomore at Cherry Creek High School. This is my first year at USJ and I'm glad to be here. I love to listen to the different stories and perspectives this diverse school has to offer and I'm grateful to...

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....

Marie Webster
Chief Sports Photographer

Marie Webster

I'm Marie and I'm a sophomore here at Creek. I play soccer and am going to manage the girls' swim team in the winter. I enjoy all types of writing as well as binging marvel movies, playing with my dog, and hanging out with my...

Wryn Duepre
Chief Photographer

Wryn Duepre

My name is Wryn Duepre and I am a junior at Cherry Creek Highschool. I am an avid photographer and pet keeper outside of journalism. I started journalism because I wanted to practice my writing in a more impactful setting a...

Staff Writer

Owen Youngblood

I bike outside of school.

Georgia Yatrakis
Staff Writer

Georgia Yatrakis

I am a sophomore and this is my first year at the USJ. I play soccer, and really enjoy writing when I can!

Angela Xu
Staff Writer

Angela Xu

Hi, I'm Angela! I'm a sophomore that joined the USJ this year. I enjoy reading and writing as expected of someone that joined journalism. Who would've thought?

Vee Williamson
Staff Writer

Vee Williamson

Hi! My name is Vee Williamson and I'm a junior. This is my first year working for the USJ and I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to write. When I'm not in school I am usually doing anything music related whether that's ...

Sydney Smith
Staff Writer

Sydney Smith

Hi! I'm Sydney and I'm a sophomore at Creek. This is my first year in journalism and I joined because I wanted to try something new and I like writing. I love going to concerts and playing soccer. My favorite movie is A Bronx Tal...

Jackson Sloan
Staff Writer

Jackson Sloan

Hello, I'm Jackson Sloan. I joined USJ this year as a freshman because I want to write accurate and enjoyable news. I enjoy writing, reading, and playing on the computer and with my puppy, Willow. ...

Staff Writer

Gabby Schrock

My name is Gabby Schrock and I am a sophomore here at Cherry Creek High School. This is my first year in the USJ and I am very excited. I am also a Cherry Creek cheerleader and present much spirit for my Bruins. I also like t...

Ayushi Sah
Staff Writer

Ayushi Sah

Hello, I am a sophomore at Cherry Creek. This is my first year on USJ and I'm very excited to learn a new kind of writing. I enjoy writing fictional novels in my spare time, and read fiction novels. I'm bilingual; I speak Hind...

Natalia Perusquia
Staff Writer

Natalia Perusquia

Hi, my name is Natalia and I'm a senior. This is my first year writing for the USJ. I enjoy going to concerts, spending time with my friends, and going shopping. I'm excited to learn about journalism and contribute to the USJ!...

Gillian Neale
Staff Writer

Gillian Neale

Hi, my name is Gillian Neale. I'm a sophomore at Creek and this is my first year with the USJ. I enjoy writing, playing basketball, and playing guitar.

Binderiya Lkhagvatseren
Staff Writer

Binderiya Lkhagvatseren

Hello! I'm Binderiya Lkhagvatseren and I'm a sophomore. I just joined the USJ this year and the reason I joined was because I think there is a lot a skills you can gain from journalism. I enjoy playing video games, watching tv...

Jonathan Lee
Staff Writer

Jonathan Lee

Hi! I'm Jonathan and currently a junior at Creek. This is my first year at the Union Street Journal and am excited to write for the paper. I wanted to start doing journalism because I've always liked to write and take photos, ...

Tanvi Jain
Staff Writer

Tanvi Jain

Hi! My name is Tanvi, I'm a sophomore and this is my first year on USJ. I love reading, writing, and playing tennis. I'm excited to share my voice on the USJ.

Staff Writer

Avery Hutchins

My name is Avery Hutchins and I am a sophomore at Cherry Creek High School. I am a very active student and participate in extracurricular activities that require a lot of time and effort everyday. I am a baseball player for...

Maddie Hart
Staff Writer

Maddie Hart

I'm a sophomore and this is my first year in the USJ. My hobbies are camping, hiking, skiing, reading, and ukulele. I have a twin and a brother at the school with me. I'm doing journalism because it sounded really fun and I like...

Jude Gorden
Staff Writer

Jude Gorden

I'm Jude Gorden, a sophomore at Creek, and this is my first year writing for the USJ. I really like music and read in my free time too. Journalism interests me, so I thought I'd try out the USJ to get a feel for it. ...

Cael Clancy
Staff Writer

Cael Clancy

Hi my name is Cael Clancy, and I am a junior here at Cherry Creek. I'm a part of the baseball team and DECA team here at Creek as well. I really enjoy snowboarding and being in the outdoors. This is my first year in USJ and I'...

Nick BeDan
Staff Writer

Nick BeDan

Howdy, I'm Nick and I'm a freshman here at Creek, this is also my first year being in the USJ. A little about me is that I am a very musical and athletic person. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, meaning I can play bass guitar, 6-str...

Aram Bazarian
Staff Writer

Aram Bazarian

I’m Aram, I’m a sophomore and this is my first year on USJ staff. My passion has always been in English reading and writing which is a major part of why I decided to do journalism. I enjoy writing all sorts of things, fro...

Ephraim Bantshi
Staff Writer

Ephraim Bantshi

Hello! my name is Ephraim and im a sophomore at CCHS , this is my first year at USJ , I joined journalism due to I believe it is very interesting .

Meron Banjaw
Staff Writer

Meron Banjaw

Hi, My name is Meron. I am a sophomore at CCHS and this is my first year at the USJ. I enjoy reading, cooking, and watching horror movies.

Staff Writer

Isabel Alley

Hi I am Isabel Alley and a sophomore here at Creek. This is my first year being a part of the USJ. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and playing with my dog. I joined journalism because I want to i...

Blayne Aina
Staff Writer

Blayne Aina

I'm a freshmen at Cherry Creek High School. I am from Hilo, Hawaii. This is my first year in the USJ. I really enjoy martial arts such as kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and muay thai. I also really enjoy playing vide...

Contributing Photographer

Marcus Hudiburgh

Seth Fine
Advisor

Seth Fine

Mr. Fine period.

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