About Us

Our Approach

The Arrow is written, designed and run by the students of the Advanced Journalism and Journalism 1CP classes at Westlake High School. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the writers and do not necessarily represent those of the Conejo Valley Unified School District, Westlake High School administration, faculty or student body. We welcome feedback. Letters must be signed by the writer.  

Meet the Staff

2020-2021

Karie Lynch

Advisor

Co Editor-In-Chief

Hi, my name is Songhee Lee, and I’m a senior at WHS. Outside of school, I love to play both the piano and clarinet, listen to true crime stories (and lose sleep over it) and bake. 

Co Editor-In-Chief

My name is Lindsey Romano, and I’m a senior at WHS. Outside of school, I am a competitive dancer. I love reading and writing, spending time with friends and family, watching football and listening to music.

Co EditorInChief

My name is Lauren Pak, and I’m a senior at WHS. I love to dance, boogie board, hangout with friends and take pictures. I listen to The 1975 and The Neighborhood — you should too, you won’t regret it!

Co-Web Editor-in-Chief

My name is Kyra Berg, and I am a senior at WHS. I like dancing, writing, hanging out with friends and playing with my dogs. I also love listening to music.

Co-Web Editor-in-Chief

My name is Abigail Thompson, and I am a senior at WHS. I like singing, dancing, acting, reading and spending time with friends and family. I am looking forward to working on The Arrow this year!

Sports Section Editor

My name is Owen Kobett, and I am the Sports Section Editor. I am a captain on the Westlake Cross Country Team, I volunteer and am part of a local Youth and Government delegation.

Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

Feature Section Editor

My name is Soumya Monga, and I’m a junior at WHS. You’ll probably find me singing, with my family and friends or reading mystery novels. I also love to cook and write in my spare time.

Co-News Section Editor

My name is Allan Tieu, and I am a junior at WHS. I like to play video games and hang out with my friends. I really like dogs, and my favorite color is mauve. 

Co-News Section Editor

My name is Angela Ling, and I’m a junior at WHS. In my free time, I enjoy reading, drawing and snacking. I also love to go to the beach and play card games with friends. 

Opinion Section Editor

My name is Sophie Robson, and I’m a senior at WHS. I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends and baking treats. If I’m not reading or writing, however, you can probably find me watching rugby with my family. 

Business Manager

Photo Editor

My name is Alyssa, and I am a sophomore at WHS. I love to play club soccer and bake desserts. When I’m not on the field or in the kitchen, I’m playing with my puppy Scout or watching Friends.

Graphics Editor

Staff Writers

My name is Olivia Delgrosso, and I’m a sophomore at WHS. When I’m not doing homework or playing field hockey, I like to spend time with friends and family.

My name is Vivian Stein, and I’m a sophomore at WHS. I’m a member of WHS’s Winterguard Team. I also volunteer with horses and hang out with my friends. I enjoy watching movies and reading.

My name is Roman Walker, and I am a sophomore at WHS. I am a staff writer for The Arrow. When I am not having a mental breakdown over schoolwork, I enjoy playing video games and hanging out with my friends. 

Hi, my name is Nadia Grdodian, and I’m a sophomore at WHS. I am a staff writer for The Arrow. I play tennis and like horseback riding. I moved to California from New Jersey about three years ago.

I am Makenna Norman, and I’m a sophomore at WHS. I play the violin in orchestra and the mellophone in marching band. In my free time, I’m usually crocheting or watching The Office. 

Hi, I’m Juliana, but you can call me Julie. I’m a sophomore at WHS, and my pronouns are she/her. I like to play soccer and watch anime. My favorites are hunter x hunter, darling in the franxx and my hero academia. I also love playing Among Us.

My name is Harrison Weinberg, and I am a sophomore. I enjoy playing video games and chatting with friends. I also like playing with my dogs. I’m excited to write for The Arrow this year.