Keeping you in the loop on the Nueva Upper School.

The Nueva Current is a student-run newspaper that has grown from a minor news website to an official school newspaper, providing members of the Nueva community with articles, updates, and opinion pieces. Although it started in 2016 as a small news source with only one member, the paper was officially founded as a student publication in the fall of 2017, and put out our first print issue then, as well, with a staff of less than a dozen members. Now, The Current has six editors and almost two dozen staff and contributors, and we welcome submissions to grow our contributing members!

Our Mission

The Current is dedicated to providing students a platform for sharing stories and experiencing events from their peers’ perspectives.

For this reason, all students are encouraged to suggest content to the site via the Contact page. Approved content is published on the site and shared with the community.

EDITORS

Willow T. C. Y.

Willow T. C. Y.

Editor-in-Chief

Willow, the Editor-in-Chief this year and a politic-loving breed of Asian American, joined The Nueva Current her freshman year as the Managing Editor. This year, she wants to focus on pushing the level of writing to its maximum potential and expanding the influence and reputation of the paper.

She enjoys a lot of things to an unhealthily large amount: food, reading, bouts of both procrastinating and working, playing volleyball, Aaron Sorkin works, working on the paper, politics, code-switching, complaining about others’ email unresponsiveness, and, most importantly, commas.

Isabel C.

Isabel C.

Managing Editor

Joining the paper in the fall of 2017 of her sophomore year, Isabel started her journalism career as the paper’s Culture Editor in their staff of nine. Despite not being enrolled in the official journalism class for the fall of 2018, Isabel worked outside of her other classes to produce work for the paper, and became the paper’s first Managing Editor. Back in the class once more in the spring of 2019, Isabel aims to help produce engaging pieces of work with other staff members that represent the opinions and thoughts of the staff and student body.

In her free time, Isabel can be found competing gymnastics, eating food, working at the local candy store, reading, or snuggling with her two cats.

Jordan M.

Jordan M.

Design Editor/Club Co-Lead

Jordan, the Design Editor of the paper this year, began his career at The Nueva Current in his freshman year as a staff writer. His main goal for the paper is to achieve a style that speaks to the school’s culture, the community, and the articles that are contained within each issue. He enjoys traveling and photographing various places around the world, eating and making food, playing soccer, and is interested in studying psychology.

Elizabeth B-P

Elizabeth B-P

Web Editor/News Editor

Elizabeth has been Op-Ed section editor since her sophomore year and currently enjoys juggling work with The Nueva Current, the Nueva Literary Magazine, and the Nueva Yearbook. Outside of school, she does all sorts of writing work—short stories, poetry, novels, screenplays, anything—and loves Netflix binges, Toblerone chocolate, and good books. She is currently working on her twelfth novel and participates in NaNoWriMo annually.
Grace H.

Grace H.

Opinion Editor

Amanda W.

Amanda W.

Feature Editor

STAFF

Aliya G.

Aliya G.

Culture Editor/Club Co-Lead

Aliya joined The Nueva Current as a freshman and took over the roles of Culture Editor and Club Co-Lead in the fall of 2018 at the beginning of tenth grade.
Alyssa H.

Alyssa H.

Staff Writer

Callisto L.

Callisto L.

Staff Writer

Zulie M.

Zulie M.

Staff Writer

Luke M.

Luke M.

Staff Writer

Willow T.

Willow T.

Staff Writer

Nikhil T.

Nikhil T.

Staff Writer

Antonetta T.

Antonetta T.

Staff Writer

Mirielle W.

Mirielle W.

Staff Writer/Sports Columnist

Eugenia X.

Eugenia X.

Staff Writer

Joshua Y.

Joshua Y.

Staff Writer

CONTRIBUTORS

Jenna L

Jenna L

Contributor

Anna P

Anna P

Contributor

Anna K.

Anna K.

Contributor

Leo I

Leo I

Contributor

Nehmat V

Nehmat V

Contributor

Quincy A.

Quincy A.

Contributor

GRADUATED STAFF

Scott B

Scott B

Editor-in-Chief

Scott attended The Nueva School with a passion for history and journalism. Supported by the head of school, administration, and his faculty advisor, he founded The Nueva Current in 2016 and served as Editor-in-Chief. His hobbies include bothering editors and writers for content and reading books written by or about dead Romans.
Jessa M

Jessa M

Managing Editor

Jessa worked as the Managing Editor with the amazing team at The Nueva Current. Jessa has a passion for theater, food, cooking, harassing editors, writers, and actors, sending emails, and wearing black.
Justin S

Justin S

News Editor

Justin was the Student Life editor for The Nueva Current. In his free time–though the concept of free time is all but foreign to him–he enjoys sporadically striking piano keys and blundering about on a stage. He also knows where you live and wants you to write for him!
Julie G

Julie G

Culture Editor

Julianna graduated in 2018 and when she was not learning in school, she loves theater, adventuring with friends, and watching Netflix on her couch.
Anika K

Anika K

Sports Editor

Anika had a lot of fun working for The Nueva Current alongside her editorial position on the literary magazine. When she was not editing sports articles for the Current, you could find her struggling with Adobe Illustrator, finding her soul at SoulCycle, or brunching with friends.
Elaine W

Elaine W

Sports Editor

Elaine spent time editing for The Nueva Current in its first year, having worked on other Nueva publications like design work for the yearbook and literary magazine. In her free time, Elaine is either eating cornflakes, making cool things in art class, or pestering Anika.
Ishani G

Ishani G

Reviews Editor

Ishani’s passions include aerial silks, advocating for social justice, and performing experiments in biology and chemistry. She is an avid film and television enthusiast, often evaluating media through the lens of representation of race, gender, and sexuality.
Julia R

Julia R

Copy Editor

Julia spent time working for The Nueva Current as a copy editor. When she isn’t editing, she can be found at physical therapy in excruciating pain, performing in school productions, and falling off a balance beam doing gymnastics.
AJ N

AJ N

Copy Editor

AJ is a was at Nueva from 2014-18, and served as a copy editor for The Nueva Current. He appreciates the clever use of syntax and style, whether it manifests in English prose or Java code. AJ could frequently be found working near the iLab or spending an inordinate amount of time commuting on public transit.
Sinead C

Sinead C

Photo Editor

More commonly known as Sinbad the Sailor Queen, Sinead spent most of her time at Nueva taking photos for both The Nueva Current and Yearbook. When she is not taking photos you can find her stressing about all sorts of things including history essays and what to wear to prom.
Aiden H

Aiden H

Entertainment Editor

Aiden spent his time on The Nueva Current as an Entertainment editor, reviewing movies and TV shows and providing feedback for other people who did the same.

GRADUATED WRITERS

Ricardo G

Ricardo G

Reviewer

Ethan W

Ethan W

Reviewer

Varun M

Varun M

Contributor

Viraj G

Viraj G

Contributor

Tyler K

Tyler K

Contributor

Swetha T

Swetha T

Contributor

Steven D

Steven D

Contributor

Paco P

Paco P

Contributor

Sonali S

Sonali S

Contributor

Riki S

Riki S

Contributor

Justin X

Justin X

Contributor

Jim L

Jim L

Contributor

Adithi G

Adithi G

Contributor

Jack M

Jack M

Contributor

Neel G

Neel G

Contributor

Donya Z

Donya Z

Contributor

FACULTY ADVISORS

LiAnn Yim

LiAnn Yim

Faculty Advisor

FOUNDERS

Scott B

Scott B

Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

Scott is attending Amherst College, following his graduation from The Nueva School. He has a passion for history and journalism. Supported by the head of school, administration, and his faculty advisor, he founded The Current in 2016 and served as Editor-in-Chief. His hobbies include bothering editors and writers for content and reading books written by or about dead Romans.
Jessa M

Jessa M

Managing Editor, Emeritus

Jessa is attending Brown University, following her graduation from The Nueva School. She was thrilled to work as the Managing Editor of The Current, with the amazing team of staff and contributors. Jessa has a passion for theater, food, cooking, harassing editors, writers, and actors, sending emails, and wearing black.
Cole Godvin

Cole Godvin

Faculty Advisor, Emeritus

Cole Godvin came to work at Nueva via the Crossroads School in Santa Monica where she served as Chair of Student Publications for four years. At Nueva, she taught English, advised the Yearbook and helped orchestrate the launch of The Current.  Prior to teaching journalism Cole worked in media and communications in Los Angeles and New York at the L.A. Times and Saatchi & Saatchi.