New Year, New Staff: Rebecca Oliphant

Rebecca Oliphant is a new Living Earth teacher and Girls Volleyball varsity coach at WHS. She earned a degree in biology from Sonoma State University and her teaching credential from San Jose State. This is her ninth year of teaching: the previous eight years were spent at James Lick High School in San Jose. Oliphant loves animals, getting fit, and being outdoors. She often goes hiking with her dogs and gardens succulents and vegetables. Her favorite types of food are sushi and Indian food. Justin Timberlake and P!nk are her go to music choices. She’s also very interested in knowing more about her students. “I didn’t grow up in the age of social media so it’s interesting how a high schooler grew up with social media from day one,” Oliphant explains. “It’s also nice to get to learn about different cultures from students.”

Sandra Than is currently a senior at Washington High School. She was born in San Francisco but has lived in Fremont for most of her life. This is her first time writing for the paper, but she’s very excited to be a part of it. Arts and gaming is what she’s most interested in covering. As expected, Sandra herself indulges in painting and digital art both in school and outside. Through journalism, Sandra hopes to improve her writing skills and get to know more about relevant and important news.

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