2022-2023 Staff

Emma Kimbler
Editor-in-Chief

Emma Kimbler

Emma is a senior and one of the two Editor-in-Chiefs this year. This is her 3rd year in Newswriting. She plays on the Varsity Girls Tennis team at Burroughs. Additionally, she is a member of Interact Club, Friends of Rachel, and...

Mahnoor Ahmad
Editor-in-Chief

Mahnoor Ahmad

Mahnoor Ahmad is a senior at Burroughs High School and this is her fourth year writing for the Blockbuster. She's involved in activities such as Interact Club, Friends of Rachel, California Scholarship Federation, and National...

Hailey Mouw
Staff Reporter

Hailey Mouw

Hailey Mouw is a sophomore at Burroughs High School, and this is her first year in Newswriting. A few of her favorite things to do are cooking dinner for her family and playing with her little sister. She loves to write stories....

Farris Javaid
Staff Reporter

Farris Javaid

Farris Javaid is a sophomore at Burroughs High School and is a new member of Newswriting. He enjoys playing basketball and lifting. In his free time, he spends time outside and with his family.

Cole Gilmartin
Staff Reporter

Cole Gilmartin

Cole Gilmartin is a sophomore at Burroughs High School, with this year being the first writing for the Blockbuster. He has interests in taking pictures and writing. As for outside of school, he enjoys writing classic horror stories...

Isabella Frisbee
Staff Reporter

Isabella Frisbee

Isabella Frisbee is a sophomore at Burroughs High School and this is her first year being on the Blockbuster staff. She is part of the Interact Club and CSF. She is on varsity soccer, varsity swim, and orchestra. She enjoys spending...

Amelia McCollister
Staff Reporter

Amelia McCollister

Amelia is a sophomore. This is her first year being a part of the Blockbuster Blast and Newswriting. She likes to read, draw, paint and take pictures in her free time.

Emaan Ahmad
Staff Reporter

Emaan Ahmad

Emaan Ahmad is a freshman at Burroughs High School and this is her first year of Newswriting. She enjoys playing the cello, making crafts, cooking, and trying different activities. She is excited to contribute to the Blockbuster...

Brodey Zade
Staff Reporter

Brodey Zade

Brodey Zade is a sophomore at Burroughs High School, with this year being his first writing for the Blockbuster. He has interests in writing and opinion-based work. As for outside of school, he enjoys playing games, both video an...

Ailani Esparza
Staff Reporter

Ailani Esparza

Ailani Esparza, senior at Burroughs, is a new member of the Blockbuster staff. She is very excited about Newswriting and has so much to contribute! She enjoys baking and driving around while blasting Taylor Swift. Her favorite...

Douglas Bui
Staff Reporter

Douglas Bui

Doug is a senior at Burroughs High School. He has good music taste and is athletic. He enjoys playing the piano, playing sports, and spending time outdoors. He's accomplished in swimming and is pursuing his last years as a high...

Lynkim Phan
Staff Reporter

Lynkim Phan

Lynkim Phan is a sophomore at Burroughs High School, and this is her first year as a Blockbuster staff member. She is part of Interact Club, California Scholarship Federation, and Link Crew. She enjoys spending time with friends...

Amanda Ngo
Staff Reporter

Amanda Ngo

Amanda Ngo is a senior at Burroughs and this is her first year with the Blockbuster. She is involved in several Burroughs activities, including tennis, Key Club, and CSF. Outside of school, Amanda likes to spend her time hanging...

Anthony Scanlan
Staff Reporter

Anthony Scanlan

Anthony Scanlan is a junior at Burroughs this year and is in his first year of Newswriting. He is ready to step out of his comfort zone and try something new. He likes animals, writing, listening to music, sketching, spending...

Julia Hechanova
Staff Reporter

Julia Hechanova

Julia Hechanova, a sophomore at Burroughs, is ecstatic to be a part of Newswriting this year. She loves to meet new people and learn about their backgrounds and cultures. She is a part of Link Crew and Interact Club, and aspires...

Kaitlyn Klamt
Staff Reporter

Kaitlyn Klamt

Kaitlyn is a sophomore. This is her first year being a part of BHS Blast and the Blockbuster. At school, she participates in AVID and FCA. She is a student-athlete who does cross country, soccer, and softball. In her free time,...

Lisha Bryant
Staff Reporter

Lisha Bryant

Lisha Bryant is in their second year of Burroughs High School and is excited to now be a part of Newswriting this year. She loves to get involved with the school and meet new people as much as possible. They are a part of the...

Christian Gilbert
Staff Reporter

Christian Gilbert

Christian is a freshman and new to Newswriting. He enjoys fishing, hiking, drawing and participating in the Robotics Club.

Jonah Gilbert
Staff Reporter

Jonah Gilbert

Jonah Gilbert is a senior at Burroughs, and it is his first year writing for Blockbuster. He spends most of his free time in the Robotics Club but also participates on the soccer and swim teams. When not involved in school activ...

Angelina Placencia
Staff Reporter

Angelina Placencia

Angelina is a freshman at Burroughs High School. This is her first year of Newswriting. She has lived in Ridgecrest all of her life and enjoys spending time with her family. Angelina enjoys reading, playing violin, and watching...

Lola Chierotti
Staff Reporter

Lola Chierotti

Lola is a sophomore at Burroughs High School and this is her first year writing for the Blockbuster newspaper. She enjoys writing and photography, and is in programs such as the California Scholarship Federation (CSF). After being...

Logun Gutierrez
Staff Reporter

Logun Gutierrez

Logun Gutierrez is a senior at Burroughs High School. This is his second year as part of the BHS Blockbuster. He loves to watch and play any sports that he can. In his free time, he likes to read, play basketball, and listen to...

Sarah Quick
Staff Reporter

Sarah Quick

Sarah Quick is a senior at Burroughs High School. This is her second year in Newswriting and she can't wait. She enjoys being with her friends, playing tennis, and sleeping. In her free time, she also enjoys baking, hiking, and...

Addie Gerber
Staff Reporter

Addie Gerber

Addie is a junior in her second year of Newswriting. Addie has lived in Ridgecrest for four years now after moving from Arizona. After constantly traveling with her family, Addie has found a love for the outdoors. Some of the...

Sophia Pendergast
Staff Reporter

Sophia Pendergast

Sophia is a junior and is in her third year of Newswriting.  After living overseas for four years and traveling to six different countries, she has developed a love for travel. In the future, she hopes to have a career that will...

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