2020-2021 Staff

Callan Engstrom

Editor In Chief

Callan Engstrom is a senior at Canyon High School, and is your 2020-21 Editor In Chief! She loves dogs, iced lattes, dancing, and theater. She spends her time involved in Canyon’s RSE Theater program, and is the ASB Commissioner...

Ben Malo

Editor

Hey! I’m Ben, and I play waterpolo and swim. My favorite show is Breaking Bad and I watch a ton of movies. My favorite movie is Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese. I also love watching the Lakers and my favorite basketball...

Siraj Bajwa

Editor

Siraj Bajwa is a Pakistani-American-Muslim and a junior at Canyon. This is his second year writing articles for Smoke Signals. He loves reading, especially diverse fantasy and contemporary (modern) novels. His favorite book is Love ...

Sara Sweeney

Writer

Sara Sweeney, "Sweeney",  is a Junior at Canyon. This is their first year writing for Smoke Signals. Their favorite activities are reading and creative writing. They love the movie Treasure Planet, and their favorite book is...

Yasmine Shmara

Writer

Grade 11 Food: cheesecake Drink: pink lemonade Movie: Hannibal Favorite Quote: “The beginning of purpose is found in creating something that only you understand.” -Tyler Joseph Vacation spot: Hawaii Favorite ac...

Elissa Kalache

Writer

Elissa Kalache Junior My Favorites: -Fitness -Training -Gunna -Don Toliver -Travis Scott -Newport Beach -Palestinian -Quote: “The wound is not my fault, but the healing is my responsibility.”...

Jasmine Sehgal

Writer

Grade 10 My favorites list: Food: Macaroni and Cheese School Supply: Notebooks Drink: Lemonade Movie: Titanic Book: The Fault in our Stars Favorite Quote: “Live your life full of ‘oh wells’ then ‘what ifs’”- C...

Soven Saste

Writer

My name is Soven Saste and I am a freshman. I am excited to become a writer for Canyon this year. Things I like include: My favorite food: Cookies My favorite school supply: Notebook My favorite drink: Chai (Indian Mil...

Eliza Rahmikhudoeva

Writer

Hi! My name is Eliza Rahmikhudoeva, and I’m in 11th grade. My favorite meal is chicken alfredo pasta (with no broccoli, because apparently some places put it in. I learned that the hard way). I like to read -- my favorite g...

Natalia Medina

Writer

Grade 9 My favorites list: Food: cheesecake School Supply: Markers Drink: Apple juice Movie: Spirited away Book: Aftershocked Favorite Quote: "i was about to ask if ocho was uno in spanish” Sports: Volleyball...

Noelle Martinez

Writer

Hello! I am Noelle Martinez :) I am a senior this year at Canyon High School.  My favorite food is sushi or any kind of japanese food. My favorite school supply are colored pens. They make writing school notes and other school...

Jacob Jennings

Writer

Hello, my name is Jacob Jennings. I am a Polynesian-American who took an interest in doing journalism. My favorite activities are playing video games and listening to politics. My favorite location for vacation is Catalina Iislan...

Conan Hammond

Writer

Freshman  I’m a social warrior with a passion for using my platform to amplify the voices of the overlooked. My goal is to travel the world for at least fourteen years and experience different cultures than mine and gain a ...

Sarah Gooneratne

Writer

Hi! My name is Sarah and I am in 9th grade. I enjoy playing basketball and playing and listening to music. I also love to write and am happy to be a part of this year’s Journalism team!

Egypt Dean

Writer

Grade Level: 9 I enjoy listening to music, and love cooking and baking. I like to draw and read, and I really enjoy hanging out with my friends. My hopes and dreams are to become someone big and successful one day....

Brandon Ahn

Writer

 Hi, I’m Brandon Ahn and I am currently in the eleventh grade. I love pizza with a cold sprite. I dislike reading but love TV shows like South Park and movies like Avengers. I like spending my time taking walks or playing video games. In...

Georgia Axiotis

Writer

Georgia Axiotis is a Junior at Canyon High School who loves writing, painting, photography, archery, and taking long hikes through the woods. Her favorite movies are the “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “1917”. As of l...

Ben Malo

Writer

I love playing water polo Im into rap I like the Chapelle show I have a brother and a sister I hate Chem I fear hippos I enjoy history I have dreams of becoming a history professor

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