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2016-2017 Staff

Sabrina Palafoutas

Reporter

Sabrina Palafoutas is in 7th grade and her beat is nature. Her favorite subjects are science and art. She enjoys digital art, anime, and gaming. She is looking forward to writing great articles this year. If she could share o...

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Matt Jones

Reporter

Matt Jones is in 7th grade and is covering ports as his beat. His favorite subject is language arts. He is interested in photography and sports. He is looking forward to maintaining an attitude in this class. If he could sh...

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Jesse Morgan

Reporter

Jesse Morgan is in 7th grade and his beat is instrumental music. His favorite subject is Social Studies/ History. He is interested in basketball, football, hip hop, comedy, video games, and MMA. He is looking forward to doi...

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Andrew Cruikshank

Reporter

Andrew Cruikshank is in 7th grade and his beat is Wrestling club. His favorite subject is math. He is interested in sports like baseball and basketball. He is looking forward getting straight A’s and publishing articles...

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Gavin Maloof

Reporter

Gavin Maloof is in 7th grade and his beat is Photography Club. His favorite subject is Language Arts. He is looking forward to publishing at least 7 news articles. If he could share one quote with the world it would be “I...

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Naveed Ramin

Reporter

Naveed Ramin is in 7th grade and his beat is Anime Club. His favorite subject is math. His interests are basketball, baseball and football. He is looking forward to learning how to do different things on the computer.  If he...

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Elliot Boyer

Copy Editor

Elliot Boyer is in 8th grade and his beat is Board Game Club. His favorite subjects are math and social studies. His interests are track and field, piano, and political studies. If he could share one quote with the world it would...

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Jocelyn Castaneda

News Editor

Jocelyn Castaneda is in 8th grade and her beat is the Yorba Linda Sheriff. Her favorite subject is history. Her interests are playing softball and going to the movie theater to watch movies. She is looking forward to lear...

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Ashlynn Elliott

Campus Editor

Ashlynn Elliot is in 7th grade and her beat is color guard and Spanish. Her favorite subject is History. Her interests are writing, softball, horseback riding, and ice skating. She is looking forward to writing and publishing g...

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Krissy Kuwahara

Layout Editor

Krissy Kuwahara is in 8th grade and her beat is physical education. Krissy's favorite subject is science. Some of her interests are soccer and drawing. She is looking forward to writing articles for the Matador Messenger...

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James Farrell

Reporter

James Farrell is in 7th grade and his beat is the school board. His favorite subject is literature. He is very interested in politics and sports. He is looking forward to writing and publishing articles for the Matador ...

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Heba Kharouf

Publicity Editor

Heba Kharouf is in 8th grade and her beat is vocal music, band, and orchestra. Her favorite subject is concert choir and language arts. Her interests are school, soccer, math, and writing. She is  looking forward to writing a...

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Natalie Smith

Reporter

Natalie Smith is in 7th grade and her beat is Yorba Linda sports. Her favorite subject in school is math. Her interests are sports and animals. She is looking forward this year is publishing articles. A quote that she would...

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Kaylee Barkley

Sports Editor

Kaylee Barkley is in 8th grade and her beat is Esperanza sports. Her favorite subject is history. Her interests are playing softball and riding in the desert. This year she is looking forward to having good school year....

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Ethan Brocki

Reporter

Ethan Brocki is in 8th grade and his beat is art. His favorite subject is physical education, newspaper, and history. His interest are sports, specifically hockey. He is looking forward to this year by getting good grades and...

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Lauren Farer

Layout Editor

Lauren Farer is in 7th grade and her beat is women's sports. Her favorite subject is social studies. Her interest are sports, fashion, and photography. She is looking forward to learn more while still having fun.  If she coul...

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Brandon Flick

Reporter

Brandon Flick is in 7th grade and his beat is GATE and homework club. His favorite subject is math. His interests are in sports. He is looking forward to meeting new people. If he could share one quote with the world it would...

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Sofia Arnold

Technology Editor

Sofia Arnold is in 7th grade, and her beat is leadership. Her favorite subject is language arts. her interests are all kinds of animals. She is looking forward to start interviewing, researching, and writing articles. If she co...

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Matt Kim

Video Editor

Matt Kim is in 8th grade and his beat is science. His favorite subject in school is physical education. His interests are playing basketball and hanging out with friends. Matt is looking forward to get good grades in his classes th...

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Kabir Singh

STEM Editor

Kabir Singh is in seventh grade and his beat is math. His favorite subject is math. His interests are playing basketball and Overwatch. He is looking forward to  learn new facts about health and newspaper. If he could sh...

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Micah Vosper

Reporter

Micah Vosper is in 7th grade and his beat is English Language Development (ELD). His favorite subjects are history and newspaper. He is interested in skating, football, and basketball. He is looking forward to learning how...

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Korey Barnes

Reporter

Korey Barnes is in 7th grade and his beat is PTA. His favorite subject is science. His interests are to write about his idol Russell Westbrook. He is looking forward to the activities and all the articles he might write. If...

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Elyzabeth Andersen

Editor in Chief

Elyzabeth Andersen is in 8th and her beat is new students. Her favorite subject is math. Her interests are playing and helping her cousin. She is looking forward to being the editor in chief. If she could share one quote with...

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Daniel Jochum

Editor in Chief

Daniel is in the 8th grade and is covering the PYLUSD superintendent as his beat. His favorite subject is math. His interests are video games, reading, and water polo. He is looking forward to learning in newspaper this year. I...

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Michael Fernandez

Reporter

 Michael Fernandez is in 7th grade and his beat is the health class. His favorite subject is newspaper. His interests are playing baseball, skating, and hanging with friends. He is looking forward to writing good sport article...

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McKenna Overman

Photo/Layout Editor

McKenna Overman is in 7th grade and her beat is Esperanza Sports. Her favorite subject is social studies. Her interests are volleyball and softball. McKenna is looking forward to learning new skills and  different activities ...

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Alexis Talke

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Alexis Talke is in 7th grade and her beat is Mr. Valburg and Mr. Marshall. Her favorite subject is science. her interests are video editing and watching youtube. This year she is looking forward to having fun and making more ...

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Eleni Katsivalis

Sports Editor

Eleni Katsivalis is in 7th grade and her beat is Esperanza sports. Her favorite subjects are math and science. She is interested in softball and soccer. Eleni is looking forward to having a great year with the newspaper staff....

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Bella Knight

Technology Editor

Bella Knight is in 7th grade and her beat is Esperanza sports. Her favorite subject is English. Her interests include dance, art, photography, and music. She is looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things. If...

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Ryen Hernandez

Photo and Layout Editor

Ryen Hernandez is in 8th grade and her beat is social studies. Her favorite subject is history. She is interested in soccer and drawing. She is looking forward to learning how to write articles for the Matador Messenger. ...

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