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Uncovering the secrets of your packages

Nathan Silva, Student Services Coordinator, stands beside the package shelf with the packages piled up even though it is just the beginning of school after winter break. Students on the other hand also use this opportunity as a way of bonding. “I love talking to Mr. Silva while getting my packages,” Emily Shao (‘26) said. “We actually know each other because I get so many packages.” Due to the “exchange of gifts,” the hard work also brought Mr. Silva deeper into the Webb community.

Path 1: You click “place your order” on Amazon. Two or three days later, your package reaches you miraculously from Mr. Silva’s hands.  

Path 2: You click “place your order” on Amazon. Two or three days later, you walk into Stockdale Community Center but Mr. Silva claims that he does not have your package yet. Why?  

“Some people that are really on their phone expect their package to be ready when they come to pick it up, but I always have to tell them they are still in the process,” Mr. Silva said.  

When your order arrives on campus, it is first sent to the security, then divided into faculty or students’ packages. The staff scans the label using the Envoy system, which auto-generates an email for you to get your package. However, receiving the email does not mean your package has arrived in the Stockdale Community Center. The last part of the process involves security driving the packages from the circle to to Stockdale Community Center in a big tote, where Mr. Silva organizes them in the backroom.  

“I would say there is a 99% success rate,” Mr. Silva said. “Even though the 1% does exist, usually in a couple days that issue is resolved.”  

Maintaining such a proud success record requires an organized storing strategy. In the backroom of Mr. Silva’s office, there is a shelf just for the students’ packages. In order to be able to locate your order right away from the mountain of packages, Mr. Silva alphabetizes them A to Z from the left side of the building to the right side.  

While overlooking the deliveries, Mr. Silva has also noticed interesting shopping trends among Webb students. “Stress buying is a big thing,” Mr. Silva said. “When people get busier, like the end of semester, there is a large influx of deliveries. Overall, there’re more Amazon packages now than ever compared to a few years ago.”   

Though the workload is hard and tedious, Mr. Silva finds joy in seeing the students’ smiling faces when they receive the orders. 

 “You clicked ‘buy’ on your phone, and at the very end of the process is me handing it to you, “Mr. Silva said. “The completion of the process is the best part for me.”  

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Lisa Peng
Lisa Peng, Co-Editor of Photography
Zodiac signs might not mean much to you, but once you meet Lisa Peng ('24), you will see that she embodies her astrological sign, a Capricorn. Lisa, like a Capricorn, is known for being persistent, hardworking, loyal, ambitious, and often making her achievements seem like they take no effort at all. Over the summer, Lisa exemplified these traits by immersing herself in rigorous programs that exposed her to different creative writing styles. She attended the New York Times program where she learned new techniques and practiced her writing skills. As a Photography Editor at the WCC, Lisa will make full use of the techniques she learned and continue her love for highlighting individual people. In other words, you had better keep an eye out: you may be featured in her next story.  Besides being a part of the WCC, she is also bringing her Capricorn energy to as a day student prefect and plans to be involved in organizing more Webb events. This year, Lisa plans to keep up her hard work taking on her new editing position while also incorporating many new creative pieces to the WCC using her greatest talent: an effortless ability to bring things from her imagination to reality. Favorite Song: "Fallin' Flower" by Seventeen 
Chloe Wang
Chloe Wang, Social Media Manager
Upon meeting Chloe Wang ('24), her laid-back personality reveals itself. Besides spending a relaxing summer back home in China, Chloe also ventured into the Inner Mongolia, casually unwinding on a camel's back while she rode through the desert and grasslands. As she returns to Webb, Chloe continues to express her carefree nature when hanging out with her friends at the Claremont Village, playing video games, experimenting with makeup, and watching anime. Chloe seeks to expand and learn more about her own culture, especially when she is away from home, and especially while she is experiencing new and different ways of life, such as living at a boarding school in a different country. Chloe has the quiet strength of immersing herself in her own world and is focused on improving her journalistic skills and her knack for innovation. As the Webb Canyon Chronicle’s Social Media Manager, Chloe hopes to increase the readership for the website by promoting the WCC on social media. Cross paths with Chloe Wang on campus, and her dynamic personality is impossible to miss.  Song: Melody – 陶喆 

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