CREATOR AND EDITOR IN CHIEF
Sam Goodman is an eleventh grader at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California. There, he works on his school newspaper, The Standard, as the Senior Managing Editor, and his school yearbook, The Canyon, as the Editor in Chief. With an interest in fashion, and design, Goodman created Beautiful Bizarre Magazine in hopes of generating content that is stimulating and eyebrow-raising. "Beautiful and bizarre aren't as polarized as people think; that's the whole idea behind this project. Sometimes it can be hard for people to find the beauty within themselves. That is what we do here," Goodman said.
"Do you ever walk down the aisle of a grocery store, or a hallway at school, and suddenly you're on a runway? ... anyway ..." —Sam Goodman
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lauren Onelum is a twelfth grader at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California. There, she is the Editor In Chief of her school yearbook. Onelum has an interest in tea, French merchandise, Gucci slides, vintage clothing, and pretending she's from the 1800s. "I think that I'm beautiful but in a bizarre way. My laugh, my obsession with anything old, drinking smoothies with kale in them, my eclectic sense of style, the way I'm a nerd one second and then a party obsessed girl the next— they're beautiful bizarre," Onelum said.
"I hope our readers will embrace their eclecticism and find pride in being utterly themselves." —Lauren Onelum
Bella Wayans is an eleventh grader at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California. There, she works on her school newspaper as the Editorial Editor in Chief Features Editor and literary magazine as the Art Editor. Wayans has a passion for writing and art and hopes to use Beautiful Bizarre as a platform to express herself in an entertaining way. "Through self expression you can learn more about yourself and you can share a part of that experience with others," Wayans said.
Anna Hargerger is an eleventh grader at Sierra Canyon School. There, she is the Design Editor in Chief of The Standard newspaper and the Design Editor of The Rambler literary magazine. Anna is an aspiring poet, writer, and lover of san serif fonts, Abba, and Joan Didion. Oh, and also, graphic design is her passion.
Kassidy Evans is an eleventh grader at Cleveland High School. Though she has always enjoyed and participated in many forms of art, Evans has developed a special love for painting, influenced by her mom, a painter, and the works of Gustav Klimt and Richard Stine. Since then, Evans has completed almost 30 original pieces. "I always best express myself and the beautiful oddities of life through painting," Evans said.
Marisa Groch is an eleventh grader at Calabasas High School. Since its inception, Groch has provided Beautiful Bizarre Magazine with photography for our culture section, posing for stunning photos for trends and favorites articles. Groch has also begun writing for our fashion section.
Makenna Kovacs is an eleventh grader at El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, CA. There, she performs on her school dance team. With a passion for playing piano, guitar, ukulele, and writing poetry, Kovacs hopes her work inspires her readers, providing them with a place to be as raw and emotional as they feel the need to be. “Beauty is not only surface level. It can manifest itself in strange and unusual places,” Kovacs said.
Fine Arts Editor
Alexa Stiles is an eleventh grader at Sierra Canyon School and is the Design Editor of her school newspaper, The Standard. Using art to communicate her feelings and unleash her emotions, Stiles is very passionate about human rights and loves to read, write, and draw of course! She's also a professional napper.
Tamanna Sood is a tenth grader at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California. There, she works on her school newspaper as a staff writer, and literary magazine as an Assistant Editor. Sood has been taking art classes for seven years and loves to express her Indian-American identity through her work.
Dani Weintraub is an eleventh grader at New Roads School. Weintraub is passionate about art, travel, music, photography, makeup, and adventuring with friends. Taking nude figure drawing at school, Weintraub uses art as a way to express things that she can't with words.
Audrey Bresler is an eleventh grader at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California. There, is she in Honors Photography III. With a passion for theater, film, and almost everything art related, Bresler, starting photography six years ago, hopes to take beautiful, eye-catching photos that others can enjoy.
Issac Harris is an eleventh grader at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in Los Angeles, California. Harris makes his films independently, submitting to festivals and using school equipment. Harris is passionate about filmmaking, music, movies, and photography. Harris hopes that his films inspire emotion in his audience. Harris finds sharing his films to be like sharing a memory or an old story. "I’ve found my voice through a lens, so I hope that my films can help viewers find their own lense," Harris said.
Josh Park is an eleventh grader at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles, California. There, he works on his school's literary magazine, The Rambler, as the Photo Editor. With a passion for photography, surfing, anything French, and cooking, Park hopes to pursue a career in the culinary arts. Park hopes his work stimulates his viewers. "I identify as beautiful because even though I like being different and unique, I'll usually choose the more pretty than the unique," Park said.
Calliope Music Group
Calliope Music Group (CMG) is a music management and promotion group founded by Aidan Schechter, a music student and producer at Emory University, and Bailey Gore, a music business student at the NYU Steinhart School. The company’s purpose is to bring new musicians to the world of commercial music through social media strategy, management, promotion and marketing, and licensing and placement.
These artists have contributed content but are not part of the official staff.
Alec Reinhardt— Music
Becca Goldman— Art
Chrome PR— Features
Dahlia Low— Photography
Eric Abell— Film
Erin Jones— Photography
Eva Rose— Music
Eve Gross-Sable— Art
Hadas Bar— Art
Harper Starling— Features
Jackson Baker— Culture
Jasper Harris— Features
Jenna Meadows— Features
Joeli Schwartz— Photography/Film
Jordi Kligman— Features
Justin Mandel— Music
Kallie Stevens— Art
Kendra Landau— Culture
Lauren Sammons— Features
Lizzy Suman— Art
Ricky Rebel— Features
Zoe Wernik— Photography
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