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The Purple Tide

The student news site of Chantilly High School (Chantilly, VA)

The Purple Tide

The student news site of Chantilly High School (Chantilly, VA)

The Purple Tide

2021-2022 Staff

Kristine Brown

Kristine Brown

Kristine Brown, MJE, has been advising publications for 18 years. In addition to advising CHS's newspaper and broadcast staff, Brown teaches at Indiana University's High School Journalism Institute and presents at various journalism...

Delaney Brooks

Delaney Brooks

Delaney Brooks is a sophomore in her second year writing with The Purple Tide. When she isn’t writing articles, she’s likely at colorguard practice or spending time with her three parrots.

Sixuan Wu

Sixuan Wu

Sixuan Wu is a senior and the Online Editor of The Purple Tide. As a 1.5 generation immigrant, she enjoys learning about different cultural experiences. Sixuan loves losing herself to the world of fantasy, and when she is not...

Caroline Donovan

Caroline Donovan

Caroline Donovan is a freshman and it is her first year on The Purple Tide. She enjoys drawing and writing in her free time. She also likes playing sports and seeing her pets.  

Aishwarya Suresh

Aishwarya Suresh

Aishwarya Suresh is a senior and this is her first year as a part of the Purple Tide. Her hobbies include playing the piano, singing and writing. In her free time, she likes to read trashy, toxic romance novels and regrets her ...

Sharon Santos

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

Siddharth Dhadi

Siddharth Dhadi is a senior 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. In school, he is involved in Student...

William Evangelista

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gaby Gutierrez

Gaby Gutierrez is a junior and the news editor for the Purple Tide. Gaby loves to watch 2000s rom coms, play Scattegories with her family, discover new hobbies, and listen to music. Her favorite shows are New Girl, Gilmore Girls,...

Jared Dallos

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

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

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

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

Rachel Neathery

Rachel Neathery is a sophomore in her second year writing for The Purple Tide. She loves spending her time honing her passion in the arts, such as digital painting and playing the piano. Besides exploring her interests, she’ll...

Gabby Walter-Ortuño

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

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

Roshni Ahuja

Roshni Ahuja is a senior and this is her second year of the Purple Tide. This year she will be the Arts & Entertainment editor. She enjoys painting, playing guitar and being on the school's debate team. Roshni also likes to...

Jocelyn Cheung

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

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.

Irene Si

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...

Anagha Gummadivalli

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. ...

Shivani Sethu

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...

Zoe Rosas

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

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...

Rhea Rajeev

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...

Jada McGlothin

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

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...

Nayana Celine Xavier

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...

Shreya Baskaran

Shreya Baskaran

Shreya Baskaran is a senior and the Sports Editor on The Purple Tide and this is her third year on the staff. She enjoys writing and reading. In her free time she likes hanging out with her friends, spending time with her dog,...

Cassie Clark-Barnes

Cassie Clark-Barnes

Cassie is a senior and one of the Editors-in-Chief for The Purple Tide. In school she looks forward to any class where she can read or write, and outside school she is usually seen playing guitar, listening to music on Spotify...

Anjali Ashok

Anjali Ashok

Anjali Ashok is currently a junior and in her third year of The Purple Tide. Outside of school, she is heavily involved in dance and often experiments with new styles to broaden her interest. She often spends her free time binge-watching...

Shreeja Tangutur

Shreeja Tangutur

Shreeja Tangutur is a senior and this is her third year on The Purple Tide. This year, she will be the Unity and Social Media Director for the publication. She is involved in clubs such as Artificial Intelligence Club and Future...

Mahika Sharma

Mahika Sharma

Mahika is a senior in her third year with The Purple Tide. Constantly looking to further her passion for rhetoric, she is heavily involved in Model UN, debate club and the writing center. When she's not people-watching in the...

Terra Nagai

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...

Nithya Muthukumar

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...

Gayatri Dhavala

Gayatri Dhavala

Gayatri Dhavala is a senior and the Business Manager of The Purple Tide. She enjoys talking about philosophy, writing spontaneously, eating at fancy restaurants and hanging out with her one true love: Netflix!

Katelyn Chu

Katelyn Chu

Katelyn Chu is a senior and an editor-in-chief of The Purple Tide. Outside of school, she explores her passion for writing as a board member at the Chantilly Writing Center, and as a member of the Red Cross Greater Capital communications...

Christine Cheung

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

Aarthika Krishnan

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

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