Dana Huch

Dana Huch, Managing Editor

Dana is the Post’s managing editor, assisting in both day-to-day and broad leadership of the paper. She also works as a general assignment reporter, producing human-interest stories and occasionally serves as a staff photographer. Dana is a junior at Los Altos High School, and joined the Post in January 2021.


Passion and resilience keeps Books Inc. thriving for more than a century

STORY BY DANA HUCH AND SIDDHANT KANWAR, PHOTOS BY EMILY MCNALLY When Books Inc. founder Anton Roman struck it rich during the Gold Rush, he used his loot to build the chain’s first bookstore and publishing house in Shasta, California. 170 years later, Books Inc. remains the oldest independent bookseller on the West Coast. But lately,…

Los Altos High librarian and published Y.A. novelist Gordon Jack shares with students his love of storytelling

STORY BY DANA HUCH, PHOTO COURTESY GORDON JACK With ears alert and pen poised to capture realistic characters in his novels about high school misadventures, Gordon Jack is a keenly observant author undercover as a librarian. In the Los Altos High School library, he’s able to both draw inspiration from and teach students with his…

West Currier escapes from life’s distractions into an igloo

STORY AND PHOTO BY DANA HUCH Along with the actual pandemic has come a consequential pandemic of widespread ennui, excuses and unenthusiastic throwing-ins of the towel. But surrendering to the opportunity for a socially acceptable laze-cation was never an option for West Currier. When the Woodside Priory School junior isn’t busy with school, it’s hard…

Chloe Burcell and Justin Emgushov are each other’s fashion consultants and biggest cheerleaders

STORY AND PHOTOS BY DANA HUCH Cameras flashed as Los Altos High School junior Chloe Burcell turned away from the paparazzi. Sporting a black tank top, black sweatpants and wearing dark sunglasses, Burcell was trying to maintain a low profile. Thankfully, the paparazzi was only her joking boyfriend, Justin Emgushov, wearing a hoodie, sweatpants and…

Riley Carolan, loaf novice, starts popular Castilleja bread baking club

STORY AND PHOTO BY DANA HUCH Where’d all the bread flour go? Since the beginning of quarantine, a surge in at-home bread baking has taken place, causing an unprecedented demand for bread flour. Castilleja junior Riley Carolan has been a zealous participant in what she dubbed “the quarantine activity.” “I’ve always admired people who can…

Artist of the Month: Dasha Korepanova delights with her whimsical creatures

STORY BY OLIVIA HEWANG AND DANA HUCH, PHOTO BY TOMOKI CHIEN Dasha Korepanova used to sell her character designs in exchange for virtual currency in a video game. Now, the Los Altos junior is inundated with so many requests for commissions — paid in real money, not in-game “spuds” — that it’s become difficult for…