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2019-2020 Staff

Jeanine Martinez

Editor-in-Chief

Position: Editor-in-Chief, Yearbook and Journalism Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: My favorite things to do are painting, writing, and letting people know that they are beautiful ;) Favorite Foods: Raspberry Mousse Choco...

Janelle White

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: I enjoy drawing traditionally and digitally, and writing creatively. Favorite Foods:  biko Astrological Sign: Aquarius Music Playlist:  Two Door Cinema Club, Beach Bunny, The Front Bottoms Favori...

Izabel Vazquez

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Position: Assistant Editor-in-Chief Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: Reading, journaling, listening to music Favorite Foods: Kuy teav Astrological Sign: Capricorn Music Playlist: Taylor Swift, The Marías, Halsey, Mari...

Leslie Tello

Copy Editor

Position: Editor Grade: 11 Hobbies: Drawing, Reading Favorite Foods: Spaghetti, Pizza, Tacos Astrological Sign: Libra Music Playlist: Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Foreigner, Coldplay, Early Bruno Mars ...

Treasure Olson

Copy Editor

Position: Yearbook Copy Editor, Journalist Grade: 11th Grade Hobbies: Embezzling taxpayer dollars, hiring a good lawyer when I eventually get caught, writing, filming stupid videos from my couch, being a master chef working ...

Madison McGinty

Photo Editor

Position: Photo Editor Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: I enjoy photography, reading, and traveling. Favorite Foods: Fruit, All of them! Astrological Sign: Sagittarius Music Playlist: Listens to all types. Favorite Th...

Dani Gonzalez

Photo Editor

Position: Photo Editor Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: Reading, drawing, acting, and photography Favorite Foods: Popcorn and French Fries Astrological Sign: Scorpio Music Playlist: Rock and Alternative music. My favorit...

Gustavo Meza

Layout Editor/Journalist

Position: Journalist/Layout and Design Editor Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: I enjoy playing baseball, film-making, and traveling. Favorite Foods: BURRITOS! All types, I don't discriminate :) Astrological Sign: Leo Mus...

Joanna Lee

Multimedia Editor

Position: Multimedia Editor Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: I mostly enjoy doing Digital Art, Watercolor, and Acrylic paintings in my free time. I also love to code and design! Favorite Foods: Dim sum, Jajangmyeon (Korean black bean noodles), ...

Katherine Jensen

Multimedia Editor

Position: Multimedia Editor Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: I enjoy cheer, dance, reading, and stargazing. Favorite Foods: Any type of Asian food. But the best would be good old fashioned Ramen. Astrological Sign: ...

Faith Pedraz

Layout Editor

Position: Editor / The Fantastic Four Grade: 10th grade Hobbies: Drawing, Dancing, & Procrastinating Favorite Foods: Sushi; Seafood Astrological Sign: Aquarius Music Playlist: Kpop, Coldplay, Chainsmokers, Lindsey Sti...

Demiana Shenouda

Scheduler

Position: Schedule Editor  Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: Listening to music, reading, and cooking Favorite Foods: Egyptian foods  Astrological Sign: Aries Music Playlist: R&B, Hip-pop, Egyptian music, De...

Scarlett Price

Announcements

Position: Multimedia/Journalist Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: Cheer, Pacific Islander, Fan-fiction, Drama Favorite Foods: Chocolate Astrological Sign: Leo Music Playlist:  Dodie Clark, Twenty-one Pilots, Musicals, 8...

Sarah Martinez

Journalist

Position: Staff Grade: 9th Hobbies: drawing, writing, not typing in capitals, crying and breathing Favorite Foods: I don't really like foods but I love candy Astrology Sign: Sagittarius Music Playlist: My playlist...

Joshua Martinez

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 11 Hobbies: I like playing instruments on my spare time, and I like drawing too Favorite Foods: Mexican/Latin american food, and the chocolate bundt cake from Costco Astrological sign: Pis...

Kimberly Garnica

Journalist

Position: Staff Grade: 10th grade Hobbies: Spending time with family/friends, watch movies, listen to music, sleeping Favorite Foods: Pasta, tacos, cookies, waffles, cheesecake, french fries Astrological Sign: Ta...

Ethan Bunn

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: I love reading, listening to music, tapping the glass of the Walmart aquariums, and seizing the means of production.  Favorite Foods: Mushrooms Astrological Sign:...

Yesenia Garcia

Journalist

Position: Staff Grade: 10th grade Hobbies: I like to draw and listen to music, which help relax and keep me calm Favorite Foods: I like seafood, sushi, Mexican and Italian food Astrological Sign: Libra Music Playlist:...

Caitlynn Kelley

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 10th grade Hobbies:  Practicing the violin, reading, watching the news, studying foreign languages, learning about historical events, learning about different cultures Favorite Foods: Chicke...

Daniella Carrasco

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: Piano, Drawing, Writing, and Photography Favorite Foods: Vegetable Gisado Astrological Sign: Taurus Music Playlist:  Birds of Prey - Wrongchilde Labios Rotos  - Zoe Den Sista Sangen - Ke...

Tayler Avila

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 10th Hobbies: Play soccer and paint Favorite Foods: Sushi Astrological Sign: Pisces Music Playlist: Everything but country and rock Favorite Things to Watch: Forensic Files, The office, ...

Jasmin Perez

Journalist

Position: Staff Grade: 11th Grade Hobbies: Singing, writing, daydreaming, challenging people to staring contests, and playing jiggly puff's song on repeat for 10 hours. Favorite foods: Curry, mediterranean salad, salmon, dark chocolate,...

Jessind Caro

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 10th Hobbies: Cheer, dance, and writing Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo, Pampazos, and Pozole Astro Sign: Capricorn Music: Banda, Hip-hop, Cumbia, and Bachata Favorite thing to watch:...

Kayla Ferrer

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 12th Grade Hobbies: Drawing, painting, listening to music Favorite Foods: Chicken/Pork Adobo, Egg, Rice Astrological Sign: Sagittarius Music Playlist: Lizzo, Tom Misch, Lauv, Troye Sivan,...

Emily Dugan

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: drawing, cosplay, video games, irish dance, calligraphy, reading, playing instruments, photography Favorite Foods: pizza, mozzarella sticks, cheese curds, fries, bro...

Naretzi Velasquez

Journalist

Position: Yearbook Journalist, Journalist Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: Playing volleyball and watching Dodgers games Favorite Foods: Nacho fries and wings Astrological Sign: Pisces Music Playlist:  r&b, hip hop Favorite Things to W...

Miah Alamillo

Journalist

Position: Staff Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: I enjoy listening to music, singing, creative writing, and being active on social media. Favorite Foods: I love to eat Steak and Mash potatoes, Fettuccine Alfredo with chicke...

Pamela Carlin

Journalist

Position: Staffer Grade: 12th Hobbies: Running, Crafting, and Swimming Favorite Food: Ceviche, and Calamari Astrology Sign: Aries Music Artists: James Bay, for King and Country, Tom Odell, John Mayer, Luke Combs,...

Daniella Rodriguez

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 10th grade Favorite Foods: Pasta Astrological Sign: Aries Music: Almost every genre Favorite Things to Watch: The Office, That 70s Show Favorite Quote: "I'm pretty tired, I think I...

Ashley Sanchez

Journalist

Position: Yearbook Journalist, Journalist Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: Favorite Foods:  Astrological Sign: AquariusMusic Playlist:  Favorite Things to Watch: Favorite Quote:  Favorite Animal:  ...

Shanelle Diaz-Cruz

Journalist

Position: Staff Grade: 10th Hobbies:  I enjoy drawing in my free time I also enjoy reading comic books as well. Favorite Food: Italian, Mexican, Asian food, a lot of food Astrological sign: Capricorn Music...

Jana Lee

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 12th Hobbies: I love to listen to music, read, and sleep. Favorite Foods: My favorite foods range from Asian food to Western food. Astrological Sign: Libra Music Playlist: I listen to B...

Shiloh Emanuel

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: Basketball Favorite Foods: Jambalaya, Gumbo, and Jerk Chicken Astrological Sign: Scorpio Music Playlist: I like good music in general so my playlist is all over ...

Ruby Magana

Journalist

Position: Journalist Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: Listening to music, watching sports Favorite Foods: burritos and naretzi Astrological Sign: Gemini Music Playlist: Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Nav, Drake Fav...

Kage Blakeney

Journalist

Position: News Editor Grade: 11th grade Hobbies: Writing, Drawing, Reading, Working out, Hanging out with friends Favorite Foods: Carne Asada Fries, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Waffles, Oreo mint Ice Cream Astrological Si...

Paige Zimmerman

Yearbook Journalist

Position: Yearbook Journalist Grade: 11th Hobbies: Play/watch sports, outdoor activities, and travel Favorite Foods: Sushi and Chipotle Astrological Sign: Aquarius Music Playlist: Everything but country Favorite Things...

Angel Kuo

Yearbook Journalist

Position: Yearbook Journalist Grade: 12th grade Hobbies: Swimming, Photography Favorite Foods: Char Siu Bao Astrological Sign: Sagittarius Music Playlist: Conan Gray, Girl in Red, Haroinfather, Mxmtoon Favorite Things to Watch: Black ...

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