The Purple Tide

2021-2022 Staff

Irene Si
Editor-in-Chief

Irene Si

Irene Si is a senior and this is her fourth year with the Purple Tide. She’s also a tutor at the school’s Writing Center. In her free time, she loves to read poetry, play Sudoku and go on picnics with her family. She’s an ice...

Christine Cheung
Editor-in-Chief

Christine Cheung

Christine is a senior and in her second year of The Purple Tide. She loves making other staff laugh and creating music, journal spreads or food with fancy sauces. She hopes to help make awesome print issues and foster a fun class...

Aarthika Krishnan
Editor-in-Chief

Aarthika Krishnan

Aarthika is a senior and Editor-in-Chief of The Purple Tide. She enjoys writing fantasy and romance novels, daydreaming, making fun of her friends and cuddling with her two adorable kittens.

Shivani Sethu
Managing Editor

Shivani Sethu

Shivani Sethu is a senior and the managing editor of The Purple Tide. She enjoys playing and listening to music, as well as hanging out with her dog, Jessie Waitforit Sethu. She also tutors elementary schoolers in English and...

Rhea Rajeev
Business Manager

Rhea Rajeev

Rhea is a senior and this is her second year in The Purple Tide. She loves to socialize and meeting new people when she can. She likes to coach, tutor, online shop and spend time with friends and family outside of school. She a...

Gayatri Dhavala
Business Manager

Gayatri Dhavala

Gayatri Dhavala is a junior and the Business Manager of The Purple Tide. Not only is she extremely passionate about writing, but she also spends her free time eating ridiculous amounts of spicy pasta, crazy dancing in her roo...

Cassie Barnes
Online Editor

Cassie Barnes

Cassie Barnes is a junior and in her second year writing for The Purple Tide. In school, she enjoys completing her English assignments, and in her free time, she loves snapping photos with a digital camera, playing her guitar and ...

Mahika Sharma
Online Editor

Mahika Sharma

Mahika is a junior and this is her second year with the Purple Tide. She’s also heavily involved in Model UN, Debate Club and the writing center. When she’s not agonizing over the mechanics of GamePigeon 8 Ball, you can find...

Nithya Muthukumar
News Editor

Nithya Muthukumar

Nithya is a junior and this is her second year on the Purple Tide. She is heavily involved in Debate, Red Cross and the Writing Center. Outside of school, she enjoys playing volleyball with her friends, listening to music and...

Terra Nagai
Sports Editor

Terra Nagai

Terra Nagai is a senior and this is his third year in The Purple Tide. He enjoys playing soccer, as he is involved in the school team, his club team and his local semi-professional team. He loves to listen to music and hang out...

Anjali Ashok
Arts&Style Editor

Anjali Ashok

Anjali Ashok is currently a sophomore and in her second year of The Purple Tide. Outside of school, she is heavily involved in dance and also enjoys binge-watching shows. She often spends her free time baking, reading and hangin...

Nayana Celine Xavier
Academics Editor

Nayana Celine Xavier

Nayana Celine Xavier is a senior and the Academics Editor for the Purple Tide. When she’s not advocating for e-waste recycling, you can find her searching for the perfect GIF (pronounced JIF!) and constantly confusing the use...

Katelyn Chu
Opinions Editor

Katelyn Chu

Katelyn Chu is a junior and the Opinions Editor of the Purple Tide. She furthers her passion for writing by serving as a board member for the Chantilly Writing Center, writing articles and advocating for Food Allergy Research...

Shreeja Tangutur
Features Editor

Shreeja Tangutur

Shreeja Tangutur is a junior and the Features Editor for the Purple Tide. She is an active tutor and is involved in clubs such as Artificial Intelligence Club and Future Business Leaders of America. In her free time, she loves to ...

Anagha Gummadivalli
Copy Editor

Anagha Gummadivalli

Anagha Gummadivalli is a senior and copy editor for The Purple Tide, who is in her fourth year of journalism. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels and playing cards with her family. ...

Jada McGlothin
Copy Editor

Jada McGlothin

Jada McGlothin is a junior in her second year of the Purple Tide. She enjoys playing field hockey and soccer with her friends and doing yoga with her mom. During her free time, she’s an avid napper.  ...

Blake Jocuns
Copy Editor

Blake Jocuns

Blake Jocuns has been a part of The Purple Tide for four years and is now a senior. They are an avid volleyball player and are always striving to get better. With a love of art and music, there is always some creative new idea...

Shreya Baskaran
Copy Editor

Shreya Baskaran

Shreya Baskaran is a junior and this is her second year on The Purple Tide. She enjoys writing, playing volleyball and the guitar. In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends and meeting new people. ...

Sharon Santos
Staff Writer

Sharon Santos

Sharon Santos is a senior and this is her first year at the Purple Tide. Sharon enjoys watching movies and TV shows. In her free time, she can be found taking and editing pictures and videos.

Siddharth Dhadi
Staff Writer

Siddharth Dhadi

Siddharth Dhadi is a junior on the Purple Tide this year. He enjoys watching shows and hanging out with friends. He loves football, soccer and tennis. Siddharth also likes to help other people.

William Evangelista
Staff Writer

William Evangelista

William Evangelista is a freshman and this is his first year on The Purple Tide. In his free time, he enjoys playing football and watching TV. William is also a staff writer this year.  

Siddharth Dhawan
Staff Writer

Siddharth Dhawan

Siddharth Dhawan is a freshman and this is his first year on the Purple Tide. He enjoys playing video games and listening to music. In his free time, he also plays the piano.

Andrew How
Staff Writer

Andrew How

Andrew How is a senior and is his first year on The Purple Tide. He likes to listen to music and play video games in his free time. Andrew also enjoys learning History in and out of class.

Mahati Thiyagarajan
Staff Writer

Mahati Thiyagarajan

Mahati Thiyagarajan, a freshman, is a part of The Purple Tide. She loves to read books and play music on her clarinet. Writing is an activity she likes to do for fun. Mahati enjoys playing basketball and badminton in her free time....

Kimmy Tran
Staff Writer

Kimmy Tran

Kimmy Tran is a junior and it is her first year with The Purple Tide. She's an outgoing person who also enjoys self-care and time to herself. In Kimmy's free time, she’s always binge-watching horror films....

Grant Stables
Staff Writer

Grant Stables

Grant Stables is a sophomore and it is his first year at The Purple Tide. Outside of school, he likes to write reviews. During his free time, he watches movies and is mauled by his cat.

Gaby Gutierrez
Staff Writer

Gaby Gutierrez

Gaby Gutierrez is a sophomore and this is her first year on the Purple Tide. Gaby loves to play Scattergories with her family, try out new and different hobbies and watch 2000s shows with her mom such as Alias and Veronica Mars....

Jared Dallos
Staff Writer

Jared Dallos

Jared Dallos is a sophomore and a staff writer for the Purple Tide. In his spare time he likes to play video games, play basketball, hang out with friends and watch his favorite sports teams, especially the Giants, play. He is...

Maya Dulnev
Staff Writer

Maya Dulnev

Maya Dulnev is a senior in their first year writing for the Purple Tide. They heavily enjoy music, going outside and finding birds around their neighborhood. When they’re not outside, they can be found playing guitar or read...

Maddie Bernet
Staff Writer

Maddie Bernet

Maddie Bernet is a freshman and starting her first year with The Purple Tide. She likes to read and play sports during free time. She also loves to bake with her family.

Owen Lepiksaar
Staff Writer

Owen Lepiksaar

Owen Lepiksaar is a senior and this is his first year of The Purple Tide. He enjoys working on music in his free time and is a lifeguard. Owen is often confused with his twin brother, and he hopes that he will be able to create...

Rachel Neathery
Staff Writer

Rachel Neathery

Rachel Neathery is a freshman in her first year writing for The Purple Tide. She enjoys spending her time in the arts such as drawing and playing the piano. Rachel advocates for taking a stance on bringing awareness to issues...

Gabby Walter-Ortuño
Staff Writer

Gabby Walter-Ortuño

Gabby Walter-Ortuño is a freshman and in her first year on the Purple tide. Gabby loves to learn new things and help people. In her free time she enjoys reading, painting and exercising.

Colin Denny
Staff Writer

Colin Denny

Colin Denny is a freshman and this is his first year with The Purple Tide. He is involved with the cross country team and plays football for fun. Colin also likes to spend time with family in his free time.

Roshni Ahuja
Staff Writer

Roshni Ahuja

Roshni Ahuja is a junior and this is her first year of the Purple Tide. She enjoys painting, playing guitar and being on the school's debate team. Roshni also likes to read and write in her free time.

Jocelyn Cheung
Staff Writer

Jocelyn Cheung

Jocelyn Cheung is a junior and in her first year of The Purple Tide. She enjoys playing the flute, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite cousin, Christine, is also a part of TPT… Go read...

Thalia Sabit
Staff Writer

Thalia Sabit

Thalia Sabit is a senior in her fourth year writing for The Purple Tide. She enjoys reading, staying outdoors and caring for her gecko.

Zoe Rosas
Staff Writer

Zoe Rosas

Zoe Rosas is a junior and is in her second year at the Purple Tide. In her free time, she enjoys painting and photography. Zoe is passionate about writing and loves to incorporate it into her life. ...

Kusum Rao
Staff Writer

Kusum Rao

Kusum Rao is a senior and this is her second year on The Purple Tide. She enjoys dancing, reading, writing, making art and hanging out with her friends. She loves journalism and can’t wait to contribute to Chantilly’s new...