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2022-2023 Staff

Mariska Ramos
Editor in Chief

Mariska Ramos

Hello, my name is Mariska, and I’m currently a sophomore at GEMS American Academy. In early 2020, I moved to Abu Dhabi from the USA. Though I spent most of my time here online, I really enjoyed all the in-person events held a...

Dalal Al Mukhtar
Editor in Chief

Dalal Al Mukhtar

Hey everyone! My name is Dalal, I’m fifteen years old and a sophomore. My family and I are originally from Iraq but I’ve lived here in Abu Dhabi since I was born! Some of my hobbies include non-fictional writing and show ...

Humaid Alqubaisi
Staff Writer

Humaid Alqubaisi

Hello! My name is Humaid, I’m fifteen years old and currently in my sophomore year at GAA. I’ve lived in the UAE my whole life and have been attending GAA for roughly 5 years now. In my free time, I like to spend time with...

Safa Enas Rahman
Staff Writer

Safa Enas Rahman

My name is Safa, I’m 17 years old and I am a senior here at GEMS American academy. My family is originally from India. We moved to the UAE 10 years ago. Some of my hobbies include soccer and listening to heavy metal. I like...

Lilou Claudel
Staff Writer

Lilou Claudel

My name is Lilou, I’m  15, and I’m from France and I’ve lived in the UAE for 14 years. This is my second year here at GAA. In my free time I like to write stories, listen to music, and to watch TV/Films....

Jaehyun Park
Managing editor

Jaehyun Park

My name is Jaehyun Park, you can call me Jae if you prefer. I'm 18 years old and I am a senior here at GEMS American Academy. My family is originally from South Korea and we moved to the UAE 6 years ago. Some of my hobbies are pla...

Malak Wagdy
Managing editor

Malak Wagdy

My name is Malak, I'm 15 years old and I am a sophomore here at GEMS American Academy. My family is originally from Egypt. We moved to the UAE 4 years ago. Some of my hobbies include going out and watching movies....

Reem Ablooshi
Section Editor

Reem Ablooshi

My name is Reem Alblooshi, I’m 16 years old and a junior here at GEMS American Academy. My family is originally from the UAE and Morocco and we’ve been living here all my life. Some of my hobbies include reading, photography, a...

Lurushka Wyngaard
Photographer

Lurushka Wyngaard

Hello, My name is Luruschka. I am currently a Gems American highschool student , I have moved from South Africa but have been living here for 8 upcoming years. My hobbies include Art ,drawing realistic sketches and traveling around w...

Abigail Ross
Photographer

Abigail Ross

Hi! My name is Abby, I am fifteen years old and I am currently a sophomore at GEMS American Academy. I moved from the USA to Abu Dhabi into GEMS in 2018 and have been here for five years. I know all about the school and have m...

Abishta Nair

Abishta Nair

Hey! My name is Abishta and I'm a staff writer for the GAARoars News Outlet. I’m 16 years old and a senior at GEMS American Academy. My family’s from India and we moved to the UAE during the year of 2021. Some of my hobbie...

Maryam Ikram
Contributor

Maryam Ikram

Hello! My name is Maryam Ikram and I am a Staff Writer at the GAARoars News Outlet. I’m 18 years of age and currently a senior at Gems American Academy. My family and I are originally from India but we’ve lived in the UAE fo...