head and Managing editor
Grace Deng is the Head and Managing Editor for Pudong Press, “the only journalism club at SAS.” When not making fun of Pudong Press’ editor-in-chief for constantly advertising Pudong Press as “the only journalism club at SAS,” she enjoys voraciously devouring news about politics and international relations, playing piano, and taking ridiculous photos of her cat. As winner of SAS’ English department’s excellence award her sophomore year, she also enjoys buying new books that she promises she’ll read but never does.
Michelle Zhou is one of the two Heads of Photography at Pudong Press. She is mainly interested in street photography and candids. She has completed the New York Film Academy summer high school program for photography and has had her photos featured on several websites. Her speciality is smartphone photography, and she has an uncanny eye for composition and capturing the perfect moment.
At any time, Jessica Wu can be found either sleeping or eating something somewhere. She wholeheartedly enjoys participating in different clubs like Model United Nations and Student Council, as well as learning amazing new pieces of information in class, but enjoys procrastinating and YouTubing for hours on end even more. Her primary and favorite pastime, however, is laughing at lame jokes, so here’s one. How does a train eat? It goes CHEW CHEW! AHAHAHAAAAA
Colin Jun (ByeongKyu Jun) covers a broad range of subjects at the Shanghai American School and within the Shanghai community. Previously, he wrote several articles as the writer of the school newspaper club in Korea. Other than working as a writer for Pudong Press, he serves as an executive for the school organization Stress Zero. When he is not writing articles, he mostly spends his time by reading articles about Korean and global politics, learning foreign languages and listening to music. Reflecting his deep interest in social studies, he also reads books and articles about history or economics. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a new student and freshman at SAS, Joshua Guo is very excited to be part of the Pudong Press community. He is very glad to have the opportunity of looking into major and minor events happening around the world and looks forward to sharing that information through writing articles. His hobbies are sleeping and just chilling in a moderately cold room watching Youtube and eating snacks. He is very friendly so if you see him feel free to say hi to him, and you’ll most likely get a positive and equally if not more friendly response. Joshua didn't know what else to say so he added a bunch of smiley faces when he turned this bio in for publishing.
Brent Cheung is a senior at SAS best known for being the saltiest person to ever step foot on a SAS campus. During his downtime (when he isn't salty), he can be found playing tennis, gaming, or doing some organizational work for SAS Pudong. Brent has strong opinions that he shares to a great extent, sometimes resulting in undesirable outcomes especially as the goal of a journalist is to be unbiased. Brent’s current goal is to study political science or international relations as he wants to understand the complex world of politics to eventually enter it himself.
Ryan Strong is a senior at SAS. He was born on November 10th, 2000 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He lived around the area for about 14 years of his life. Then, rather shockingly, he moved to Salvador, Brazil. He spent two and a half wonderful years there until he moved to Shanghai. He enjoys reading, discussing politics, and running for Cross Country. As a new writer, he is excited to work for Pudong Press.
Abigail "Abi" Zhang
Abi Zhang is a freshman new to SAS and has always been interested in writing. When not typing an essay or a spur-of-the-moment excerpt of a story, she can be found dancing, singing, or maybe even doing both at the same time. Abi also enjoys badminton and swimming, as well as playing the piano and taking pictures. She first discovered her passion for writing when her Chinese essay won an award in the fourth grade, and since then has written many more short stories and essays for both school and for fun. Abi is very excited to learn and experience more of journalism with Pudong Press.
Jung Hoo Shim
Although Jung Hoo Shim doesn’t consider himself to have a skillful hand, he still enjoys writing his opinions and letting others challenge them. He is also one of those writers whose character is expressed in his writing, so anyone who reads his work unknowingly will still know who the author is. He likes to read about whatever interesting that is happening out in the world, and is a big fan of politics. He spends most of his spare time surfing the internet and debating people on trivial, highly controversial issues.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Like every other freshman and a new member of the Pudong Press, Evan has got many things to write about and many things to do worth writing about. There are a few inanimate things that keep Evan going toward these actions. Number one: The Weezer. Greatest freaking band in the world. Number Two: Running. Really teaches you to persevere in brutal conditions. Number Three and the most important one: Writing. The very pitch of a key descending before ascending again fuels Evan's head, Evan's body and Evan's happiness. Anyways if that was too hard to read, you just need to know one thing. Evan Pan writes for Pudong Press.
Cynthia Wang only uncovered her interest in the art of language in her freshman year of high school. After being awarded the English department’s excellence award and discovering an innate appreciation for poetry in that year, she decided to pursue writing in other forms during her sophomore year. Besides writing, she often entertains herself with various activities such as playing violin and reading books she spontaneously bought.
Jessica Pu has always liked writing, though she admits that even the simplest and smallest of writing topics and prompts can lead to a ridiculous word count; she simply does not know where to stop, and therefore never gets anything done. However, ever since participating in a poetry slam in middle school, she has written a slew of poems which all, luckily, end at some point. Besides poetry, she also loves creative writing, and enjoys reading a variety of book genres.
Kenneth Shu is your average concerned writer who likes to write with a twist. Sure his writing may seem monotonous and bland, but that’s only journalistic formality and you’re probably reading one of his New York Times style articles. The articles may be a bit longer than others on the Pudong Press webpage, but they are guaranteed to be very interesting and informative, and are definitely not compensating for something else. He specializes in political discourse and societal analysis; so don’t expect him to produce a Kardashian article anytime soon, unless it is somehow involved with the political situation. He may be a bit brash and colloquial, but his radical and unrestraint approach is just what is needed to produce effective writing on what is going on around the world. He is not afraid to tell the truth, so don’t expect him not to roast you. However, he is a very approachable and friendly person, so if you need any assistance or requests to have something done or written then don’t be afraid to ask him to do so.
Despite being an amateur photographer, Synnova delights in using her limited talents to capture the everyday grind of school. When she is not dedicating her time to her photography she enjoys noodling around on the guitar, knitting scarves, cooking a five course meal, reminiscing about the simpler and purer times of childhood, doodling, reading entire books in one sitting, contemplating the meaning of life and looking at cute pictures of dogs.
Gabrielle Zhu spends her free time drawing, sketching, or painting, in a process she sometimes accidentally calls “art-ing”. She regularly enjoys reading books and then proceeding to rant about them to anyone willing to listen. Of all the literature she reads, poetry has always been a soft spot. Besides reading poetry, she also avidly writes poetry, and serves as one of the co-presidents of Poetry Club.