Manwela Katas

Manwela Katas, Editor

Manwela Katas is a Senior at Centreville High and enjoying her second year on the Journalism staff. She joined the Journalism program because she was curious about the class and its involvements. Afterschool, Manwela likes to spend quality time with friends and family. In the future, she hopes to have a career in interior design and Mass Communication. She would also love to have an owned property on Santa Monica beach for herself and her family.

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Review: People We Meet on Vacation

Review: People We Meet on Vacation

Manwela Katas
May 17, 2023

People We Meet on Vacation is a romance fiction novel by New York Times best-selling author Emily Henry. The book was published in May 2021 and has attracted much attention since. Emily Henry’s inspiration...

22/09/2022. London, United Kingdom. Official Portrait of Prime Minister Liz Truss in No10 Downing Street. 10 Downing Street. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street

Liz Truss Resigns Just After 45 days

Manwela Katas
October 22, 2022

Liz Truss, the third female prime minister of the United Kingdom, claimed the title of Conservative Party leader of the United Kingdom on September 5th, 2022. However, on October 20th, 2022, she announced...

Coptic Priest and Imam hand-in-hand after restoring peace in Al-Hurraya neighborhood.

The Persecution of Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt

Manwela Katas and Loor Elbedour
May 6, 2022

Archpriest Arsanios Wadeed was stabbed to death while strolling in the waterfront promenade corniche in Alexandria, Egypt. The Coptic Orthodox Church announced its condolences, calling him a “martyr”...

THE NEW NORMAL: New Storyline

THE NEW NORMAL: New Storyline

Manwela Katas
May 2, 2022

In life, we go through many events that change the entirety of our storyline, but COVID-19 created a whole new story for me. Before COVID-19, I would dedicate my entire life to school; school was all I...


SAT Changes

Manwela Katas
February 15, 2022

On January 25, 2022, the College Board announced new changes happening to the SAT exam. The paper-pencil test will be taken digitally on a computer or tablet that is provided by the school or a personal...

Review: Malibu Rising

Review: Malibu Rising

Manwela Katas
February 11, 2022

Malibu Rising is a historical fiction novel written by New York Times bestselling author, Taylor Jenkins Reid. The story follows four famous siblings (The Riva’s): Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit. Their father,...

The cover of the book (Published by the Penguin Publishing Group)

Review: The Midnight Library

Manwela Katas
December 2, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide, Overdose, Depression This review may include slight spoilers for the book The Midnight Library The New York Times bestseller, The Midnight Library, a fantasy novel written...

Poster by Theatre Centreville

Theatre Centreville Presents: A Christmas Carol

Manwela Katas
November 17, 2021

A Christmas Carol, a retelling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story (published in 1843) , is in its last week of rehearsals for Theatre Centreville's 2021 fall musical, A Christmas Carol. The show...

Photo by Paulo H Carvalho / Agência Brasília

COVID-19 Vaccine Made Available for Children Ages 5-11

Manwela Katas
November 9, 2021

The FDA and CDC Authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 to 11 in the US. Children ages 5 to 11 are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine as of November 2, 2021. It...

Opioid Crisis in the US

Manwela Katas
October 14, 2021

The US is suffering from an opioid crisis due to physicians over prescribing painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, morphine, methadone, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. After surgeries, physicians...

Movie Review: Hes All That

Movie Review: He’s All That

Manwela Katas
September 17, 2021

Padgett Sawyer is the main character in romantic teen comedy film "He's All That", portrayed by TikTok star Addison Rae. This movie was released by Netflix on August 25, 2021 and is a gender-swapped remake...

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