ABOUT THE RED & BLUE
Seventy five years ago, San Joaquin Memorial High School opened its doors to hundreds of students. The longstanding tradition of rigorous courses at SJM has always included a strong journalism program; although the journalism of seventy five years ago looked a lot different than what it is now. However the primary campus news-source is driven by the same spirit and motivation.
Thanks to the guidance of Maria Lorenzo ('01), and her daring journalism students, The Red and Blue became an integral part of SJM's campus environment that printed quality news content.
In 2020, SJM was blessed to see the return of The Red and Blue - with a few exciting changes. For the first time ever, The Red and Blue went completely electronic. This innovative transition was helmed by Emma Farris ('21), who now studies film production and business at Chapman University. It is her greatest honor to have given new life to the program that changed hers.
The Red and Blue continues to publish reliable news while exploring the endless possibilities of a digital creative platform.
Welcome to The Red and Blue!
Get To Know Your Favorite Journalists
Emma is the Editor-in-Chief at The Red & Blue! She’s been involved in journalism since her sophomore year, and now that she’s a senior it has become one of her strongest passions. Emma loves all forms of storytelling: books, music, TV shows, movies...so much so that she’s planning on attending film school next year. Get ready for some really fun content!
Xochitl is a senior at SJM. She enjoys hiking, writing, and trying new things. This is her second year in journalism, and she could not be more excited for this upcoming year! She hopes to major in communications or film next year to continue working on projects she loves. Xochitl is super stoked for what The Red have in store so keep a lookout!
Social Media Manager
Nina Darnell is currently a senior. She enjoys hanging out with her dog, Sophie, and plays with her anytime she is not in school— which is a big chunk of the day. She loves making TikToks with her parents and friends and likes to have lots of fun.
Emmit Boyer is currently a senior serving as a reporter for The Red & Blue, specializing in topics regarding current events and politics. He is a “rare individual,” primarily enjoying debating on political issues, often to the chagrin of his friends. Emmit enjoys writing creatively and conversing for long periods of time, which are the two things that ultimately led him toward journalism and independent writing.
Faith is a senior who enjoys gardening, decorating, travel, and baking! She is very excited to be a writer for the Red and Blue and looks forward to you reading our works!
Jacob Zarate is a writer for The Red and Blue. and is currently a sophomore at San Joaquin Memorial. He enjoys writing entertainment articles and specializes in book reviews. When he is not writing, he is reading profusely to expand his ever growing vocabulary.
Hannah Chuhlantseff is a senior at SJM. She enjoys a variety of things, but her main interest is sports. She plays varsity lacrosse at SJM and grew up in a family of athletes who play sports. Writing about them has always been her passion.
Jacob Tashjian is a senior at SJM. He’s been a part of the varsity boys tennis team since freshman year, an actor in Panther Playhouse since sophomore year, and a member of journalism since junior year. He specializes in writing reviews, oftentimes in satirical and comedic fashion.
Joseph Olivares is a San Joaquin Memorial alumni ('07) and current teacher. He has the pleasure of seeing young minds flourish and loves his cute little dog, Lando.