The Student News Site of University of California - San Diego

The UCSD Guardian

The Student News Site of University of California - San Diego

The UCSD Guardian

The Student News Site of University of California - San Diego

The UCSD Guardian

2022-2023 Staff

Senior Staff Writer

Seamus McNulty

Senior Staff Writer

Benjamin Liou

Carter Castillo
News Editor

Carter Castillo

Second year Comparative Politics Major and passionate student journalist. Proud owner of a 2012 Toyota Prius.

Staff Writer

Erik Wieboldt

I'm a third year Neurobiology and Critical Gender Studies Double Major, I'm interested in medicine and advocacy. My pronouns are they/them. I love writing...

Opinion Editor

Marcella Barneclo

Marketing Staff

Daniella Salgado

Communication major with a love for people from all different walks of life. I enjoy playing ukulele, song writing!

Data Visualization Staff

Madeline Lascola-Hutcherson

Maddie has a passion for nature, traveling, and coffee! If not preparing Karen's latte she can be found attempting to keep her garden alive or contemplating...

Data Visualizer

Sophia Fang

Learning three languages, proficient in none

Keita Kobayashi
Photo Editor

Keita Kobayashi

Photo team, best team (W.I.P)

Sophie Nourbakhsh
Photographer

Sophie Nourbakhsh

I'm a simple woman, Mrs. Fundamental like I play for the Spurs

Justin Lu
Photographer

Justin Lu

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Justin finds time to compile KR&B playlists and enjoy good food whenever he's not covering events. Other interests include...

Gauri Swarup
Photographer

Gauri Swarup

Business econ major, Coming from Singapore, I love travelling, music and photography!

Photographer

Kathleen Shiroma

A history major and ethnic studies minor from LA! In my free time, I love to read, try different coffee shops, and make different playlists that are mostly...

Dave Vo
Layout Designer

Dave Vo

A hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian dedication that supercalifragilisticexpialidociously recapitulates the magnanimous, stream-of-conscious jaunt of Dave...

Adalia Luo
Design Co-Editor

Adalia Luo

Minivan driver and professional nuisance. Scorpio woman. Xtra-flavor blasted goldfish aficionado....

Design Staff

Wakaba Aihara

Always extremely caffeinated, Wakaba is a sucker of anything related to cats, thrifting, matcha-flavor, and horror movies. Also addicted to dying their...

Sonia McSwain
Design Co-Editor

Sonia McSwain

Still a little bit silly, still a whole lot of goofy. Lover of the hit 2016 film "La La Land" and F1 driver Carlos Sainz jr.  Sonia is an English literature...

Copy Editor

Sophia Hinds

Sophia is a Marylander who would ideally like to major in Digimon and minor in napping.

Kokoro Igawa
Copy Reader

Kokoro Igawa

Kokoro is a second-year sociology and social inequality major who lives for bagels, Taylor Swift, correcting grammar, and crushing the daily NYTimes games.

Chaz Cepielik-Weeks
Copy Associate Editor

Chaz Cepielik-Weeks

Chaz Cepielik-Weeks, 21, UCSD undergrad, gives his address as 10114-9050 Gilman Drive, but spends most of his time in Tijuana. He began writing at the...

Copy Reader

Alexandra Mirman

Alexandra is a second-year media major who loves photography, playing the piano, and going ice skating. She also helps broadcast school sports games live...

Kurt Johnston
Sports Editor

Kurt Johnston

Kurt is a third year international studies–political science major who probably cares too much about sports. Interests include writing, NYT Mini Puzzles,...

Jonathan Zhang
Staff Writer

Jonathan Zhang

Foodie fanatic and comedy connoisseur.

Senior Staff Writer

Kelly Loo

Third-year geoscience major and chemistry minor. Probably writing a Google Maps review right now.

Senior Staff Writer

Maxine Mah

When she's not writing lifestyle articles, Maxine can be found traversing the deck of UCSD"s Canyonview Aquatics Center or huddled in a corner of Geisel...

Sofia Shaw
Staff Writer

Sofia Shaw

Sofi is a second-year history and art history student who is passionate about soup, music, and blowing their money in local coffee shops.

Lea Vasquez
Staff Writer

Lea Vasquez

My friends and family were getting annoyed with me for always talking about my opinions on movies and shows. So, I got a job that lets me write about it...

Arshia Singh
Staff Writer

Arshia Singh

lover of all things movies and music, warm-scented candles, philosophy, sour candy, and silver jewelry. usually has a book in one hand and a yerba in the...

Medha Upadhyay
Senior Staff Writer

Medha Upadhyay

Medha enjoys reading books and watching films and then either gushing or complaining about them nonstop.

Assistant A&E Editor

Kamiah Johnson

Kamiah is a Visual Arts (media) major, minoring in Communications. She is a film and television enthusiast and an advocate for physical media....

Fabian Garcia
Senior Staff Writer

Fabian Garcia

"logophile [ law-guh-fahyl ] noun 1 a lover of words."

Bailey Bujnosek
Senior Staff Writer

Bailey Bujnosek

Bailey is a fourth-year English literature and psychology double-major who watches too much reality tv. She likes listening to Mitski, Ricky Montgomery,...

Staff Writer

Anshul Govindu

Today is October 13, 2023. You heard it here first; the 49ers and Warriors are both winning the championship this year. Come back in June when I'm right.

Max Rivett
Contributing Writer

Max Rivett

Opinionated.

Miriya Huie
Staff Writer

Miriya Huie

Exploring different styles of writing to find a better world....

Vivian Dueker
Features Editor

Vivian Dueker

California native and avid rock climber, Vivian pursues her interest in the social sciences through investigative articles on student-centered issues.

Staff Writer

Mehri Sadri

When she isn't stalking Twitter for new article ideas, Mehri can be found (gladly) coordinating local government's policy and outreach efforts through...

Contributing Writer

Chelsea Blankenchip

Chelsea is a doctorate student in UCSD's Biomedical Sciences Program who has a passion for science communication. Her research focuses on bacteria but she...

Staff Writer

Kashish Nizami

Kashish, who also goes by Kash, is double major in Global Health and Global South Studies, with a minor in Climate Change Studies. She is a lover of books,...

Senior Staff Writer

Abby Lee

When not reading or writing about science, Abby enjoys cafe-hopping, grocery shopping and jogging really slowly.

Ishir Talapatra
Assistant Opinion Editor

Ishir Talapatra

Passionate about global politics and New York sports. Both equally depressing.

Artist

Nicholas Regli

Graduating 2024 Cogsci: HCI & Studio Art Double Major

Artist

Angela Liang

Angela is part of the artist-turned-graphic designer pipeline for the job security. Jk graphic design is actually her passion. Food, naps, and cats keep...

Allen Chen
Illustrator

Allen Chen

Allen Chen is a third year HCI Design major, and a lactose-intolerant ice cream lover.

Matthew Risley
Senior Staff Writer

Matthew Risley

I mostly write about film. Some of my favorite directors are Jean-Luc Godard, Wong Kar-wai, Tsai Ming-liang, and Andrei Tarkovsky.

A&E Co-Editor

Xuan Ly

Xuan is a third-year global health major and art history minor. She loves seahorses, laying on the grass, and anything by Ocean Vuong. ...

Ava Beisenstein
Marketing Director

Ava Beisenstein

When Ava isn't writing niche papers on ancient archaeology or marine life, you can find her throwing frisbees or eating cheese curds. Voted "Most Likely...

Alexander Olsen
Managing Editor

Alexander Olsen

Alexander is a fourth-year computer science student, a niche internet micro-celebrity, a hobbyist photojournalist, and thinks you should listen to Geese.

Ifunanya Okoroma
Data Visualization Editor

Ifunanya Okoroma

Ifunanya (if-uh-nahn-yuh) is a third-year data science student who spends their free time trying to be the most pretentious human being alive by consuming...

Elise Jonas-Delson
Chief Copy Editor

Elise Jonas-Delson

Marjorie Pradhan
Copy Reader

Marjorie Pradhan

copy that?

Ava Bayley
Art Editor

Ava Bayley

As the Art Editor, Ava spends the majority of her time double majoring in Human Biology and Sociology, working as an EMT, and pursuing medicine as a care...

Andrew Pan
Design Co-Editor

Andrew Pan

Slay!

Reyana Menon
Design Co-Editor

Reyana Menon

Local gossip!

Millie Root
Photo Editor

Millie Root

Millie loves the way light reflects off bus windows, artisenal teas, and community co-ops. Join Millie on the journey of a lifetime to tell important stories...

Donovan Perez Schipper
Sports Editor

Donovan Perez Schipper

Donny loves sports so he writes about them. Donny studies politics and stuff outside of the newspaper, but mostly just chills on ESPN and hangs with my...

Bradley Beggs
Lifestyle Editor

Bradley Beggs

Education Graduate Student Bradley Beggs is know for his wit, charm, and humbleness. When he's not editing for The UCSD Guardian, he's wrangling 24 third...

Hector Arrieta
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Hector Arrieta

I'm the goblin of the office (I sleep on the couches)

Features Co-Editor

Oishee Misra

Oishee loves art, history, philosophy, economics, books, and writing. Her ideal day is one that is spent lounging around a bookstore with a cup of coffee.

Eunice Kim
Features Co-Editor

Eunice Kim

Eunice dangles pencils from her philtrum outside and during writing profiles as well as practices poetry and worse memes while sidling up next to her boyfriend....

Sparky Mitra
Opinion Editor

Sparky Mitra

Sparky appreciates the multidimensional nature of every person, every viewpoint and every story. She also dabbles in bioengineering and political advocacy....

Kaitlin Lee
News Editor

Kaitlin Lee

Haiku: Me, senior, crazy! Major?: Cognitive Science Send me cat TikToks

News Editor

Nilou Shahbandi

Raymond Tran
Editor-in-Chief

Raymond Tran

Outside of the newspaper, Raymond enjoys playing video games, making animal noises, and watching shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Glee, and Avatar The La...

Jocelyn Brossia
Editor-in-Chief, Advertising Director, Webmaster

Jocelyn Brossia

I like cold swims, dreams, data collection, bad art, and the Oxford comma.

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