2021-2022 Staff

Tamara Buchanan
Reporter

Tamara Buchanan

Tamara Buchanan is a senior at Novato High School and a second-year reporter for The Swarm. After high school, Tamara hopes to go to a four-year university and major in political science. In her free time, she spends a lot of time with her friends, ...

Gloria Miros
Reporter

Gloria Miros

Gloria Miros is a Novato High senior and first-year reporter for The Swarm. She is a student in the MSA Creative Writing program. Outside of school she enjoys cooking, reading books, and going on hikes. After graduating she hopes to study English or sc...

Hunter Smith
Reporter

Hunter Smith

Hunter Smith is a junior at Novato High School and a first-year reporter for The Swarm. When he is not at school he is either working at the Marinwood pool as a lifeguard or playing for Novato’s football and lacrosse teams. In his free time, he like...

Amanda Ross
Reporter

Amanda Ross

Amanda Ross is a junior Swarm Reporter at Novato High. She enjoys swimming, playing water polo, and hanging out with friends. Amanda joined the swarm as a sophomore and plans to continue reporting through her senior year.

Hannah Nicholas
Reporter

Hannah Nicholas

Hannah Nicholas is a sophomore at Novato High and a first-year reporter for the Swarm. She participates in the Novato High water polo team and the swim team. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, baking, and watching movies.

Elijah Chandlee
Reporter

Elijah Chandlee

Elijah Chandlee is a Junior at Novato High School. This is his first year in journalism and he is excited to explore a range of topics. Elijah has many differing interests, especially in social studies and music. Follow him on Instagram @saenobae and...

Marguerite Marley
Reporter

Marguerite Marley

Marguerite Marley is a Novato High junior. She is the captain of the Novato High junior varsity cheerleading team, as well as the president of the Novato High Mock Trial team. Outside of school she enjoys arguing with her friends about stupid things, wa...

Ashleigh Judson
Reporter

Ashleigh Judson

Ashleigh Judson is a first-year reporter and junior at Novato High.  She enjoys horseback riding, immersive books, boogie boarding at Stinson, and loves listening to R&B music.

Gavin McMickin
Reporter

Gavin McMickin

Gavin McMickin is a senior and first-year journalist for The Swarm. He plays varsity basketball and lacrosse for Novato High. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, hot tubbing, and camping.

Andrew Halsing
Reporter

Andrew Halsing

Andrew Halsing is a sophomore at Novato High and a first-year reporter for The Swarm. He currently plays basketball and water polo. Outside of school, he enjoys watching sports, playing video games, and being with friends and family....

Natalie Note
Reporter

Natalie Note

Natalie Note is a Novato High junior entering her second year of reporting for The Swarm. She enjoys writing and is a part of the Creative Writing discipline in MSA. Note spends her free time reading, spending time with her pets, and eating an abnorma...

Lavinia Kizer
Reporter

Lavinia Kizer

Lavinia Kizer is a senior at Novato High School and a first-year reporter for The Swarm. She attends Marin School of the Arts, entering her fourth year in the Advanced Dance program. In her free time, she enjoys playing violin and tennis. ...

Ella Echo
Reporter

Ella Echo

Ella Echo is a senior at Novato High School and first-year reporter for the Swarm. She has been a part of the MSA dance program for four years and spends most of her time at dance practice or work where she is a dance instructor for little kids and babysits. I...

Sathya Chaib
Reporter

Sathya Chaib

Junior Sathya Chaib is in her third year of journalism but her first year at the Swarm. In her free time, she likes reading, playing games, and hanging out with friends. Once she graduates she plans on studying communication/journalism in college, or...

Estelle Mengelberg
Reporter

Estelle Mengelberg

Estelle Mengelberg is a senior and a first-year reporter for the Swarm. She plays water polo for Novato High and enjoys spending time with her cat and two dogs. She also loves to bake, cook, ski, and hike during her free time....

Surabhi Chinta
Reporter

Surabhi Chinta

Surabhi Chinta is a sophomore at Novato High School and a first-year reporter for The Swarm. She enjoys playing basketball, spending time with her dog, and reading mystery books in her free time.   

Grace Rickey
Reporter

Grace Rickey

Grace Rickey is a senior reporter in her second year of journalism with The Swarm. Rickey's also in her fourth year of creating writing for MSA and hopes to pursue a field in writing. Outside of school, Rickey is the captain of the girl's varsity golf team...

Kalyani Ryaru
Reporter

Kalyani Ryaru

Kalyani Ryaru is a junior at Novato High School and is a first-year reporter for The Swarm. At school, Kalyani plays trombone in the Marin School of the Arts Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, spending time wit...

Brett Huser
Reporter

Brett Huser

Brett Huser is a senior at Novato High and a second-year reporter for The Swarm. He plays varsity basketball and baseball for the school. Outside of school, he enjoys being outdoors, working out, watching sports, and driving around with friends. Brett plan...

Brett Brewer
Reporter

Brett Brewer

Brett Brewer is a Junior at Novato High school and is a second-year reporter for The Swarm. In his free time, he likes swimming and eating pasta. At Novato High, he is also a varsity swimmer and a varsity water polo player.

Alexis Weiss
Reporter

Alexis Weiss

Alexis Weiss is a junior at Novato High School and a second-year reporter for The Swarm. Alexis has been a part of MSA’s Creative Writing Program for three years and plays for Novato High’s varsity volleyball program. She enjoys spending time with f...

Ben Schlotman
Reporter, Co-Editor

Ben Schlotman

Ben Schlotman is a 3rd-year staff writer and co-editor of The Swarm. He's also enrolled in the Cinematic Arts program at MSA. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with friends.  Please do not harass him if...

Emma Winton
Reporter, Co-Editor

Emma Winton

Emma Winton is a junior at Novato High and has taken up the titles of reporter and co-editor for her third year writing for The Swarm. She’s in MSA for Creative Writing, loves frogs, and according to Spotify is in the top 2% of Taylor Swift listener...

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