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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

2022-2023 Staff

Katelyn Chu
Editor-in-Chief

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...

Cassie Clark-Barnes
Editor-in-Chief

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...

Mahika Sharma
Editor-in-Chief

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...

Gayatri Dhavala
Business Manager

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!

Shreeja Tangutur
Unity and Social Media Director

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...

Sixuan Wu
Online Editor

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...

Roshni Ahuja
Arts & Entertainment Editor

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...

Anjali Ashok
Features Editor

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...

Gaby Gutierrez
News Editor

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,...

Siddharth Dhadi
Opinions Editor

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...

Shreya Baskaran
Sports Editor

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,...

Rachel Neathery
Copy Editor

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...

Haley Oeur
Copy Editor

Haley Oeur

Haley Oeur is a junior and this is her second year on the Purple Tide. In her free time, she likes to experiment with songs on her piano and guitar until she can’t remember the original melodies. She also enjoys reading predictable...

Claire Baek
Staff Writer

Claire Baek

Claire is a freshman at CHS and this is her first year working with The Purple Tide. Outside of school she enjoys doing rhythmic gymnastics and reading. Claire also loves participating in Model UN and hanging out with her friends...

Delaney Brooks
Staff Writer

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.

Logan Earle
Staff Writer

Logan Earle

Logan Earle is a junior in his first year of writing for The Purple Tide. He is a youth basketball coach, plays basketball in his free time, swims and swim coaches. He likes to make sports graphics on photoshop and keep up with...

Brianna Edwards
Staff Writer

Brianna Edwards

Brianna Edwards is a senior and this is her first year working for The Purple Tide. She is an avid reader, a writer, a board member of Asian Student Association and on the Chantilly Swim and Dive team. As a laughaholic, Brianna...

Tyler Ellison
Staff Writer

Tyler Ellison

Tyler Ellison is a junior in his first year of writing for The Purple Tide. He plays piano and is a part of the Chantilly's Marching Band. He also takes part in theatre at a local business called "Not Just Dance". He enjoys listening...

Kaylee Granados-Martinez
Staff Writer

Kaylee Granados-Martinez

Kaylee Granados-Martinez is a sophomore in her first year of Journalism. She enjoys learning about new things any chance she can get. Kaylee also enjoys playing the piano, going to the gym, and cheery cola.

Kaydence Greene
Staff Writer

Kaydence Greene

Kaydence Greene is a novice Journalist for The Purple Tide. Her favorite after school activities include debate, forensics and spending time with her friends and family. She is very passionate about modern feminism, mental health...

Korbin Haskins
Staff Writer

Korbin Haskins

Paria Karimi
Staff Writer

Paria Karimi

Paria Karimi is a senior at Chantilly High School who joined the Purple Tide this year. In her free time, Paria enjoys reading, journaling and spending time with her cats. In school, Paria tutors for the Chantilly Writing Center,...

Abhigna Koochana
Staff Writer

Abhigna Koochana

Abhigna Koochana is a junior working for The Purple Tide. She is passionate about tutoring and is involved in clubs like Red Cross, ESOL peer tutoring, and Math Honor Society. In her free time, she likes to binge good books, bake...

Rachel Lee
Staff Writer

Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee is a senior and this is her first year writing for The Purple Tide. In school, she can be seen exploring her diverse interests, serving as an officer for MHS and tutoring for the Writing Center. In her free time, she...

Josh Lim
Staff Writer

Josh Lim

Josh (Seo) is a freshman and this is his first year associating with The Purple Tide. Seo is producing music with his friends, competing in gaming events and bikes at Shenandoah National Park every weekend. He loves to listen...

Tyler Nguyen
Staff Writer

Tyler Nguyen

Tyler Nguyen is a freshman who, naturally, is in his first year of working for The Purple Tide. His interests include piano, going down Wikipedia rabbit holes, urban planning and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. He...

Gowri Potti
Staff Writer

Gowri Potti

Gowri Potti a senior and this is her first year on the Purple Tide. She is also involved in other clubs at school such as Key Club, Neurology, and Model Judiciary. Outside of school, she is a dancer and she also likes to draw...

Megan Rudacille
Staff Writer

Megan Rudacille

Megan Rudacille is a senior in her first year on the Purple Tide. Outside of school, she’s involved in the drama department, the speech team and Young Democrats. She loves playing guitar and scream-singing her favorite songs...

Advik Sood
Staff Writer

Advik Sood

Advik Sood is a freshman in his first year of journalism. He likes debate and watching shows at home. His favorite vacation place is on any mountain.

Sakina Tahir
Staff Writer

Sakina Tahir

Sakina Tahir is a junior and this is her first year working for The Purple Tide. Outside of school, she enjoys playing badminton, writing poetry, and gardening. In her free time, she can be found hanging out with friends or playing...

Cedric Tchommo
Staff Writer

Cedric Tchommo

Cedric Tchommo is a Freshman at Chantilly High School. He plays tennis as well as basketball and likes to read and write in his free time. DISCLAIMER: Cedric only signs autographs if the many fans requesting one have their own...

Vyas Yaddanapudi
Staff Writer

Vyas Yaddanapudi

Vyas Yaddanapudi is a senior on the Purple Tide. He enjoys watching anime, reading, and hanging out with friends. Within school, he is involved in Key Club, Tutoring Club, Robotics, National Honor Society, Computer Science Honor...