Sonia Kanchan
Sonia Kanchan wishes more of us would stop and smell the roses.

“Just [read] opinions on small things that people don’t take the time to think about. Things people should focus on to give themselves a break.”

A sophomore at Jefferson, Sonia is an accomplished MUN delegate, captain of the Jefferson JV soccer team, and a soccer coach outside of school. She loves Italian food, harboring a special fondness for cheese ravioli, but appreciates different cuisines due to the culinary diversity in her family.

“My mom is Muslim, my dad is technically South Indian, so they both bring in these two different cuisines—roti [and] rice.”

This is Sonia’s first year on the newspaper staff. She’s drawn to working on sports articles and opinion pieces, but also hopes to prove her sarcastic prowess through some witty, satirical writing.

With aspirations of pursuing a career in law, Sonia cares about seeing the truth in people and situations that can otherwise be stereotyped.

“[Having real conversations with teachers] is really important here, because kids have so many opinions on teachers without knowing what’s behind them.”

As a kid, however, Sonia had a different professional dream in mind.

“I wanted to be an architect, because I thought, ‘oh, all they do is dig stuff!’”

Sonia Kanchan, Online Editing Manager

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