Portola Pilot

Annie Qiao
Annie Qiao is the 2018-2019 Features Editor for the Portola Pilot. Having been both Photo Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief in previous years, she’s thrilled to use her skills to bring a new, refreshing take on the Features section and help spotlight as many groups and people on campus as possible. When she’s not helping the publication be the best it can be, she can be found petting her lovely cat Riceball, playing the tuba or watching the newest episodes of Buzzfeed Unsolved and Worth It on YouTube.

Annie Qiao, Features Editor

May 29, 2020
Thank You, Momma J (Story)
May 12, 2020
Leaving Home for Nonessential Reasons Will Lead to Preventable Danger (Story/Media)
Apr 15, 2020
Social Distancing Should Not Be Ignored (Media)
Apr 13, 2020
‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Takes the World by Storm (Media)
Apr 10, 2020
Bernie Sanders Ends Campaign for 2020 Presidency (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Manufacturers Must Avoid Mindless Expansion With Foldable Phones (Media)
Feb 13, 2020
Music Should be Rated by Lyrics, not Language (Media)
Jan 27, 2020
Ace-ing Your Morning: Teacher Edition (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
Silent Zones Are a Much-needed Space for Concentration and De-stressing (Media)
Jan 22, 2020
Intersectionality Must Be Celebrated Sparingly (Media)
Jan 08, 2020
A New Year Needs New Resolutions, Not Recycled Ones (Media)
Dec 20, 2019
Social Studies Department Blocks Out Grades Over Winter Break (Story/Media)
Dec 11, 2019
A Definite Date Will Dismiss the Turmoil of Thanksgiving (Media)
Dec 03, 2019
Maxing Out on Common App is Not a Common Problem (Media)
Nov 20, 2019
Freshman Sets the Pace for Girls’ Tennis Team (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
AP Classroom Provides Wealth of AP Knowledge (Media)
Nov 19, 2019
Online Movement Nears Goal to Plant 20 Million Trees (Media)
Nov 19, 2019
Christmas Celebrations Should Wait Until December (Media)
Nov 11, 2019
Sophomore Lends a Helping Hand to her Community (Story)
Nov 08, 2019
Portola Cannot Sleep on Pushing Back School Start Time (Media)
Nov 07, 2019
Late Father Influences Science Teacher (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Trick-or-Treating Should be Associated with Fun, Not Age (Media)
Sep 27, 2019
Students’ Bikes are Packed like Sardines in the Rack (Media)
Sep 18, 2019
Girls’ Volleyball Remains Hopeful Following Defeat against Beckman High (Story/Media)
Jun 04, 2019
Swing into Summer with Brass, Percussion or Strings (Story)
Jun 03, 2019
Recent Lawsuit against Major Drug Manufacturers Reflects Growing Drug Crisis (Story)
May 31, 2019
Staff Editorial: Kicking Littering to the Curb, a Solution to the Trash Problem on Campus (Media)
May 02, 2019
‘Snowplow Parenting’ Leads to Avalanche of Negative Consequences (Story)
Apr 25, 2019
Boys’ Volleyball Comes up Short in Game of the Week (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Four Freshmen Stand out in Spring Sports (Story/Media)
Mar 12, 2019
Social Media Inflates Culture of ‘Victimhood Chic’ (Story/Media)
Mar 01, 2019
Boys’ Basketball Takes First Shot at CIF (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Science Olympiad Advances to State From Regionals (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Boys’ Basketball Makes it to Second Round of CIF (Story)
Feb 15, 2019
Visual and Performing Arts Goes Green with Digital Programs (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Ranking Los Angeles’ Best Teams this Year (Media)
Jan 09, 2019
Shining a Spotlight on Studio Music’s Student-Led Bands (Story/Media)
Dec 03, 2018
Dumplings Worth Waiting For at a Din Tai Fung Restaurant (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2018
All the World’s a Stage for the Annual Fall Play (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
Fishing for the Best Poke in Irvine (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Saachi Pavani, an Ace for Varsity Girls’ Tennis (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Leo Peña Splashes Into October’s Athlete of the Month (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
No Instruments Required: Portola High’s First A Cappella Group (Story/Media)
Oct 09, 2018
Testing Life Hacks (Media)
Sep 18, 2018
ASB Digs Kamdyn Tenorio as September’s Athlete of the Month (Story/Media)
Sep 07, 2018
Bulldogs are Back to the Bleachers for Pep Rally (Story)
Jun 08, 2018
So long for Summer! (Story)
Jun 06, 2018
A Word with New Hires (Story)
Jun 06, 2018
President Trump And North Korea Face a Major Upcoming Decision (Story)
Jun 04, 2018
Ethan Hung ‘Serves’ as an Example to Student Athletes (Story)
May 29, 2018
Drama’s Growth and Talent is No Act (Story)
May 16, 2018
Fashion Through the Decades (Story)
May 14, 2018
A Twist on Fundraising: Students Participate in First Club-a-Palooza (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
ASB Plans First Spring Carnival (Story/Media)
Mar 29, 2018
Spreading the “Love” of Tennis (Story)
Mar 24, 2018
Debunking the History and Mystery Behind the Four-Leaf Clover (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
History Buffs Display Strengths at History Competition (Story/Media)
Mar 20, 2018
Spring Dance Concert Breaks Ground for Dance Program (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Appears after 35 Years (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
PNN Shifts Anchor for Second Semester (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2018
ASB Announces Winter Formal Theme at Pep Rally (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
Should Finals be Before or After Break? (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
What’s the Rush? (Story)
Dec 18, 2017
Basketball Defends Undefeated Home Record against New Zealand (Story)
Dec 11, 2017
Leaping into the First Dance Company (Story/Media)
Dec 01, 2017
Cooking Up the Best KBBQ in Irvine (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Cross Country Coach Awarded for Character (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
A ‘Niu’ Perspective on Ethan Niu (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2017
Bulldogs Slam Saddleback Valley Christian High (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Behind the Scenes of Forthcoming Preparation (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
A Step in the Right Direction at the Forthcoming Dance (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
September Game of the Month: Girls’ Volleyball’s Unexpected Loss (Media)
Oct 04, 2017
Portola Prepares for a Spirited Tour Across America (Story)
Apr 22, 2017
Students Elect 2017-18 ASB Leaders (Media)
Apr 20, 2017
Boys Volleyball Serves up Win Against Irvine (Story/Media)
Mar 09, 2017
Students Shoot for the Stars at Hollywood-Themed Winter Formal (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Boys’ Tennis Defeated by Varsity (Story/Media)
Feb 09, 2017
Girls Water Polo Scores Another Victory Against Northwood (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2017
Campus Control and Calligraphy-Capable: George Mares (Story/Media)
Feb 01, 2017
A Sweet Candy Gram Fundraiser (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Girls Tennis Serves up First Home Win (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
False Start for Spirit Week (Story/Media)
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