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2016-2017 Staff

Zoe Cheung

photographer

Zoe Cheung is in her first, and hopefully last, junior year at EHS. In her free time she enjoys suffering, as well as playing flute and piccolo, but when you think about it they’re pretty much the same activity. She is currently striving towards her childhood dream of living full-time with a local colony of ducks. Zoe is also very interested in ...

Emma Bailey

staff writer

Emma Bailey is a Sophomore at EHS and has assumed the coveted and rare position that is staff writer! Emma’s greatest accomplishments include: (almost) being a house volleyball champion, the ability to eat an entire box of Mac n’ cheese, standing at a skyscraping 5’3”, and much, much more! When asked about her writing style, Emma simply resp...

Max North

sports editor

Eenie meenie meinie moe, catch a tiger, by, his toe. Oh, Hi, didn’t see you there. I’m Max, and I now own you and everything that belongs to you. I am the sports page editor around these parts. Now, the only way you remain in Zephyrus is by following the New World Order. What’s the New World Order you ask? Here it is, it’s real simple, turn...

Brooke Sheehy

staff writer

Sit back and relax folks because it’s time for you to meet today’s eligible bachelorettes! And here they are. Bachelorette number one is a workaholic who spends her days at Hallmark, a dry cleaner, in Edina, Minnesota. At 16 years of age, she is an enthusiastic unlicensed driver and has not killed anybody in over a week. Her hobbies include pai...

Uma Bhati

photographer

When she’s not marching in Edina’s Marching Band or preparing for a DECA competition, Uma Bhati can be found smashing birdies on the badminton court and henna-ing for her closest friends. She is secretly good at playing the ukulele and also has a secret fear of butterflies. Seriously though, who has a fear of butterflies, they are harmless and beautiful...

Grace Wolf

photographer

Writing...Editing... Photography... Art. Long ago, Windigo and Zephyrus lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when Windigo attacked. Only Zephyrite seniors, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the School needed them most, they  graduated. A couple months passed and my brother and I discovered a new Zephyrite, a sophomore na...

Katie Schiller

artist

If she’s not in the library, Katie Schiller can be found chatting with teachers or braiding stranger’s hair. Some of her best talents are dad jokes, puns, and being able to watch the same series 5 times through on Netflix. Her biggest weakness is not being able to interpret sarcasm. She believes that sleep is for the weak... school week, that i...

Matthew Egger

staff writer

Matthew Egger came into the world on a bitterly cold, late December day. Perhaps that explains his apparently cold persona shrouding his true and friendly demeanor. In addition to enduring the Winter of 2013, Matthew has traveled outside of the cliched Edinian spring break havens of Florida, California, Mexico etc. etc. His adventures have ranged from...

Anjali Aralikar

staff writer

If Anjali could be described by one quote, it would be “I’ve got one foot in darkness and the other one in a hello kitty roller skate” (Matthew Gray Gubler) which is actually a tweet she admires for its relatability or mostly because she is a scorpio. When she isn’t lip syncing to her favorite songs alone in her room or collecting reaction gif...

Lily Jones

staff writer

On July 2, 2001 the world changed forever when a gentle stork carried Lillian Jones from the heavens and dropped her in the the always exciting suburbia of Edina, Minnesota. Some of her biggest accomplishments since then include making the C3B soccer team in 8th grade, dropping out of both band and choir, being the second alternate on a lyrical dance te...

Eva Hadjiyanis

staff writer

Eva Hadjiyanis isn’t your average sophomore that’s outgoing, smart at math, and a band geek, because she has the most crazy obsession with Harry Potter and isn’t afraid to show it. Infact, she was the first American EVER to get a letter by owl and received a wand from Ollivander personally (not the lame one you can buy at Barnes and Noble). S...

Simone Vaillancourt

staff writer

Simone (Salmon) Vaillancourt is a sophomore at EHS, and is excited to start writing for Zephyrus. A vegetarian enthusiast who dislikes vegans (apparently it’s a thing), Simone likes to eat disappointment sandwiches on the daily. Even so, you can find her flyfishing mostly every weekend (ironic we know). Proud of the Canadian blood running through ...

Morgan Sheehy

staff writer

Morgan Sheehy, commonly known as Moshee, is a sophomore at EHS and a first year staff writer on Zephyrus. She has been gifted with a notable amount of “talents”, but she takes the most pride in her incredible accuracy and precision in the art of gaming. She would like to take the time to credit her superhuman abilities to her many years spent trainin...

Greyson Mize

staff writer

With a resume chock full of empty space, Staff Writer Greyson Mize is a force to be reckoned with in all career realms. Although he has many talents, Mize plans on majoring in goat herding and minoring in Johnny Cash impressions. After college he hopes to move to Vestmannaeyjar (an island located in Iceland with a total population of one) and start...

Maren Naegele

features editor

Maren is a sweet, caring, and “shy” girl who apparently “hates” being the center of attention; but her loud voice and talkativeness around friends shows otherwise.  You can always count on her for a late night facetime or just a funny text to brighten your day.  In August of 2014 she moved to Minnesota from California, and she won’t let...

Sandra Chen

photographer

While not binge watching Youtube videos and dying because of crappy Wifi, Sandra A (there’s literally just an A on her birth certificate) Chen can be seen rereading her favorite Harry Potter chapters (obviously from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). While just 5’4” tall, don’t underestimate this aspiring 2nd degree Black Belt or you’...

Ellery Mahlum

features editor

Standing 5 feet and 11 inches tall, Ellery Mahlum can easily be spotted around Edina. When she’s not on a midnight mission to Jerry’s to indulge in her unhealthy addiction to Talenti Ice Cream, Ellery enjoys traveling to foreign places, going on 30 day backpacking trips (without her phone!), binge-watching New Girl, and of course spending Monday n...

Cecilia Orth

staff writer

Cecilia Orth wants to live in a world filled with handwritten birthday cards, no Donald Trump, and no judgement for listening to Christmas music year-round. Cecilia, better known as “CC” is a Hufflepuff, an introvert with great hair, and a new Zephyrite. She is the new voice of the people. Sorry people. CC does not know how long she’ll remain o...

Josie Al-Najim

photographer

Josie Al-Najim is glad that photographers get to have a Bio on the website this year. She has been taking pictures from a young age, when she would take her father’s camera and take 12 pictures of the same thing. When she’s not running around with her camera, Josie is working through new shows on netflix or playing with her dog, Tali. Tali is very...

Isabel Thompson

online editor in chief

Isabel is extremely excited to be this years online editor in chief. She feels blessed with the opportunity to completely rewire a website with her advanced tech skills which she learned from her mother that still uses a Nokia flip phone. Isabel is unmistakable in a crowd with her quirky non sequiteurs and muscular teeth. She is looking forward to a yea...

Lillie Westbrook

print editor in chief

Lillie Westbrook is the daughter of Gillian Anderson (where she gets her red hair and icy aura) and David Bowie (her passion for breaking the paradigms). Not only has she worn a denim shirt for all three of her Zephyrus staff photos, they are all different, and two of them were meant to be purchased by men. Lillie is said to live in the past, and i...

Christina Orth

public relations editor

Christina Orth not only uses journalism as a creative outlet, but as a way to put her considerable charm to good use. Standing at an impressive 4’11, many underestimate her willingness to write the occasional “who wore it best?” column. A self-proclaimed oatmeal raisin cookie and coffee connoisseur, she is always down for a mid-afternoon fika b...

Colette Bruder

print copy editor

Colette Bruder was born in Minnesota on October 23rd, 1998. She shares her birthday with her rumored and not yet confirmed boyfriend, Ryan Reynolds. Colette is a diligent  binge watcher of netflix, procraster of homework, and avid reader of college confidential.  As a former a Varsity cheerleader, Colette discovered that the stereotype of “cheer...

Nikki Lund

art editor

She’s young as morning and fresh as dew.  Everybody loves her and so do you!  Nikki is Edina High School's honorary ray of sunshine.  She is the art editor for zeph and since she's the least artistic person she knows, the job is a perfect fit!  If she's not working on Zephyrus, you can find her scoping out people's art for Images, the school’s l...

Rebecca Edgington

human resources editor

Rebecca Edgington has taken over as this year as Human Resources Editor, and also sits on the Ed Board. This extraordinarily talented senior has a passion for singing and acting in the theatre. Rebecca misses her long hair dearly, and yearns for the day when it will come back to her. If she had to pick one day of the week, it would be a laid back, ...

Ben Gustafson

in-depth editor

Ben “BennyGeezy” Gustafson came into this world on Thanksgiving of 1999 (unfortunately the hospital food wasn’t exactly the Thanksgiving dinner that his parents were looking forward to). Of his many achievements, Ben believes his most impressive was finishing in 3rd place at the 2008 Minnesota State Cup Stacking Championships. When asked about...

Tanner Jones

opinion editor

I'm Tanner Jones, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I've learned after 21 years - you never know WHAT is gonna come through that door.

Greta Morton

culture editor

He was a boy, she was a girl. Can I make it anymore obvious? Except the girl is junior Greta Morton, and the boy is her unconditional love for Zephyrus. Morton has had it up to the top of her head with teens these days. Admittedly, the five feet and three inches it takes to get to the top of her head are not all that impressive, but that’s beside...

Annie Amen

online copy editor

When she’s not honing her British accent and mentally packing for an imaginary vacation, Annie Amen enjoys playing trumpet and piano, as well as begging her friends to let her watch Doctor Who on their Netflix accounts. Annie can typically be found near a source of reading material, and once she starts reading, nothing short of a national crisis can...

Jenna Simon

news and politics editor

Jenna Simon is currently studying furiously during her junior year at EHS, in hopes of cementing a firm and tasteful legacy for her school. She has yet to miss her favorite weekly occurrence, the Collab Time Forums, and even sneaks in if she arrives too late to get her ID scanned. Jenna currently plays clarinet in the band. At least, we think it’s...

Will Schwinghammer

humor editor

Will Schwinghammer is currently a junior at Edina High School. He is very excited to have made the scwitch from being a schtaff writer as a sophomore to being the editor of the humor page as a junior. Schwinghammer guarantees he will produce a schwag humor page each month for the student body’s reading pleasure. He schwears by it! On a typical da...

Gage Aulik

artist

Gage Aulik, less popularly known as ‘Gage the Mage’ is taking his second year on the Zephyrus team as an artist. He spends his free time gaming hard and really likes to wear white shirts. Also ater in the year you will see him wearing all sorts of sweaters, also you will see him walking on the wrong side of the hallway. He spends lots of hours with...

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