The Matador Messenger

2019-2020 Staff

Beatte Kim

Editor

Beatte is an upcoming sophomore attending Valencia High School. She is interested in researching about current events, science, and medical articles. Outside of school she participates in piano, tennis, and swimming. Her favorite...

Maia Dias

Editor

Maia is going into her junior year at Esperanza High School this year taking AP Language Arts and U.S. History. She is starting water polo on junior varsity as a junior, and swimming her third season with Esperanza with her best...

Griffin Perez

Editor

Griffin is going to be a Junior at Esperanza High School. He enjoys learning about history, science and about how things work. He enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, running, playing his saxophone,and hanging out with friends. "Don't...

Troy Beckman

Editor

Troy is going to attend 12th grade at El Dorado High School in the fall. He enjoys learning and researching about contemporary scientific and technological advancements and about interesting scientific fields like astronomy or...

Hannah Yee

Reporter

Hannah is a seventh grader and her beat is PTA/REACH Foundations. Some topics she enjoys learning about are science and engineering. Outside of school, Hannah enjoys swimming.  A quote that she likes is "What, you egg."- Shakespeare...

VaniaJann DeUngria

Reporter

VaniaJann is a seventh grader and her beat is instrumental music. She enjoys researching/learning/writing about is art. Outside of school, VaniaJann enjoys drawing, painting, and books. 

Sohan Desai

Reporter

Sohan is a seventh grader and his beat is video production/photography. Topics he enjoys are technology and breaking news. Outside of school, Sohan likes playing with legos and video games. A quote that he finds meaningful is “...

Kam Crowder

Reporter

Kam is a seventh grader and her beat is year book and EHS women’s dance team. She enjoys writing and researching. Outside of school, Kam enjoys dancing, reading, and hanging out with her best friend and family. A quote that...

Julie Robertson

Reporter

Julie is a seventh grader and her beat is BYMS’ principal, Mrs. Fisher. She likes to write about entertainment such as video games, movies, and many other things. Outside of school, Julie loves playing video games, watching m...

Mason Surratt

Reporter

Mason is a seventh grader and his beat is the PYLUSD School Board. He enjoys writing about fantasy. Mason’s hobbies are martial arts, drawing, and writing. A quote he finds meaningful is “A good teacher can inspire hope, ...

Travis Joy

Reporter

Travis is a seventh grader and his beat is Anaheim PD. he likes to research technology. Outside of school, his hobbies/interests are playing Pokemon Go, skating, and surfing. A quote he finds meaningful is “Every master was once a n...

Dylan Mak

Reporter

Dylan is a seventh grade and his beat is Teck Lab and STEM. He enjoys researching about technology. Outside of school, some of Dylan’s hobbies are reading and playing games. A quote he finds meaningful is “Every master was once a n...

Joshua Moon

Reporter

Joshua is a seventh grader and his beat is Math. Topics he enjoys researching/learning/writing about are sports, music, nature, and entertainment. Outside of school, some of Joshua’s hobbies/interests/sports that he enjoys are skateboardin...

Derek Moore

Reporter

Derek is a seventh grader and his beat is YLHS men’s sports. He enjoys researching about tech and Teslas. Outside of school, Derek likes watching YouTube, walking my dog, and cooking. A quote that he finds meaningful is “...

Jonas Nunez

Reporter

Jonas is a seventh grader and his beat is Esperanza Men’s sports. He enjoys researching, learning, and writing about sports. Outside of school, some of his hobbies are gaming, playing outside, and baseball. A quote that he f...

Ethan Pham

Reporter

Ethan is a seventh grader and his beat is Math. He enjoys learning about american history. Outside of school, Ethan enjoys skateboarding and playing the guitar. A quote that he finds meaningful is “At the end of the day, a ...

Shuban Vansh Rajput

Reporter

Shuban is a seventh grader and his beat is BYMS’ principal, Mrs. Fisher. He likes researching about computers and video games. Outside of school, Shuban likes being social, playing video games, and stuff with computers. A quo...

Travis Rivera

Reporter

Travis is a seventh grader and his beat is EHS men’s cross country and track. He likes writing about sports. Outside of school, Travis likes playing soccer and playing the trumpet. A quote that is meaningful to him is “You ...

Nicky Chen

Reporter

Nicky is a seventh grader and his beat is Yorba Linda Public Library. He enjoys researching about technology and scientific discoveries. Outside of school, Nicky likes to play basketball, video games, and listening to music. ...

Brodie Davis

Reporter

Brodie is a seventh grader and his beat is the Anaheim P.D. He enjoys researching things about Russia and world issues. Outside of school Brodie enjoys playing hockey and video games. A quote that is meaningful is “I only beli...

Angelo Messina

Reporter

Angelo is a seventh grader and his beat is AVID. He enjoys researching, learning, writing about technology, music, entertainment, and breaking news. Outside of school, Angelo loves to play water polo, video games, spend time w...

Addy Campbell

Reporter

Addy is a seventh grader and her beat is the art, drama, and advanced art elective. She likes to write about fiction, like fantasy. Outside of school, Addy likes to write, draw, ride her skateboard, play video games, watch Netflix...

Mia Dorsman

Reporter

Mia is a seventh grader and her beat is Yorba Linda Women’s High School Sports. She enjoys researching about soccer and the technical aspects of the game. Outside of school, Mia enjoys playing soccer and making bracelets for...

Sean Bluemel

Reporter

Sean is a seventh grader and his beat is the Ukulele Club. He enjoys researching entertainment and music. Sean’s hobbies are playing video games, memes, and relaxing with his friends. His favorite quote is “People say nothing ...

Paige Bass

Reporter

Paige is a seventh grader and her beat is A.V.I.D. She enjoys researching nature, music, entertainment, and breaking news. Outside of school, Paige’s hobbies are playing soccer, reading, listening to music, and look at things on...

Natalie Zuhlke

Reporter

Natalie is a seventh grader and her beat is Mrs. Calloway- New students/ counseling. She likes to research topics about technology and nature. Outside of school, Natalie likes to ski, play soccer, and read. A quote that she like...

Coral Hsu

Reporter

Coral is a seventh grader and her beat is art/drama/advanced art. She really enjoys researching and learning about nature, entertainment, and breaking news because they always helped her relax at stressful times. Outside of sch...

Rylie Whittaker

Reporter

Rylie is a seventh grader and her beat is PE. She enjoys researching/ learning/ writing about sports. Outside of school, Rylie enjoys soccer and football. A quote that is meaningful to her is “It’s not whether you get knocked dow...

Hailey Whittaker

Reporter

Hailey is a seventh grader and her beat is men and women’s aquatic sports at EHS. She enjoys researching breaking news and sports. Hailey is on a club swim team called EAST (Elite Aquatic Sports Team) and plays flag football. ...

Daniela Vejar

Reporter

Daniela is a seventh grader and her beat is Yorba Linda High School women’s sports. Her favorite topics to research are sports, nature, music, entertainment, and mysteries. Outside of school, some of Daniela’s hobbies/int...

Ilena Vandiver

Reporter

Ilena is a seventh grader and her beat is the BYMS library. She enjoys researching about breaking news or one of her favorite authors’ new books. Some hobbies Ilena enjoys doing after school is hiking, swimming, playing one o...

Mackenzie Strand

Reporter

Mackenzie is a seventh grader and her beat is the Anaheim PD. She enjoys researching law enforcement, sports, technology, trends, and breaking news. Outside of school, Mackenzie likes to watch and play sports like soccer, footba...

Brady Simmons

Reporter

Brady is a seventh grader and his beat is P.E. He enjoys researching about bikes and sports. Outside of school Brady likes to play football, mountain bike, hockey, and basketball. His favorite quote is “Sometimes by losing the b...

Harshi Sanghani

Reporter

Harshi is a seventh grader and her beat is Instrumental Music-Neumayer. The topics she enjoys researching are nature, music, and technology. Outside of school Harshi likes to play kickball, roller skating, and read Harry Potter,...

Brad Sakoda

Reporter

Brad is a seventh grader and his beat is PYLUSD Supt.- Dr. Greg Plutko / PYLUSD. He enjoys researching, learning, and writing about basketball. Outside of school, Brad enjoys playing basketball, playing video games, and hangin...

Lauren Petinak

Reporter

Lauren is a seventh grader and her beat is BYMS’ marching band. She enjoys researching technology and inventions. Outside of school Lauren enjoys doing theater shows. Her favorite quote is “Look up Child.”- Lauren Daigle....

Clarise Ontiveros

Reporter

Clarise is a seventh grader and her beat is Spanish. She enjoys researching about new books because she loves to read. Clarise also loves playing the guitar and soccer. She also likes to look up on Pinterest. Clarise’s favor...

Sean Netty

Reporter

Sean is a seventh grader and his beat is the BYMS PTA. He enjoys researching about video games including Fortnite and Minecraft. Outside of school, he loves to play video games and make YouTube. Sean also really likes the Patr...

Sophie Mueller

Reporter

Sophie is a seventh grader and her beat is Social Science. She enjoys writing about animals and music. Sophia’s hobbies include soccer and listening to music. A quote that she finds meaningful is “Be who you are and say wh...

Natalie Morales

Reporter

Natalie is a seventh grader and her beat is special education. She likes researching technology, music, and entertainment. Outside of school, Natalie likes drawing and watching YouTube.  A quote that she finds meaningful is ...

Ares Mejia

Reporter

Ares is a seventh grader and his beat is instrumental music. He enjoys researching about technology and he loves learning about music and writing about nature. One of Ares’ hobbies is playing video games. He is also interes...

Jayden Mansoor

Reporter

Jayden is a seventh grader and her beat is LGBTQ+ Club. Topics she enjoys writing about are narratives because she gets to be creative. Outside of school, Jayden enjoys to watch anime and reading manga. A quote she finds meanin...

Leilah Huttner

Reporter

Leilah is a seventh grader and her beat is the Assistant Principal Mr. Maes. She enjoys researching about music and nature. Outside of school, she sings, does theater, and plays soccer. Her favorite quote is, “Try to be a rainbo...

Rory Hartzheim

Reporter

Rory is a seventh grader and her beat is Language Arts.Topics that she enjoys researching are interesting stories, school events, music, anything Christian, and nature. Also, her hobbies and interests are being a Christian, art, mak...

Alosia Harshbarger

Reporter

Aloisa is a seventh grader and her beat is Art/Drama/Advanced Art. She enjoys researching/learning/writing about animals, art, and nature. Alosia likes playing piano, drawing, and playing games. One of her favorite quotes is ...

Nia Gille

Reporter

Nia is a seventh grader and her beat is the Yorba Linda Sheriff. She enjoys writing about music, sports, and breaking news. Nia likes to sing and play soccer. A quote that is meaningful to her is “Creativity is the greatest r...

Kelly Garrity

Reporter

Kelly Garrity’s beat is Stay Fit. She enjoys researching, learning, and writing about sports. The sports Kelly enjoys playing are basketball and flag football. Kelly’s hobbies enjoys cooking, skateboarding, and going to Sky...

Alexandrya Cloonan

Reporter

Alexandrya is a seventh grader and her beat is Placentia PD. She enjoys researching marine biology and gaming. Alexandrya also enjoys talking to her online friends and playing video games. A quote she finds meaningful is “Yes....

Fred Chen

Reporter

Fred Chen is a seventh grader and his beat is Homework Club. Some topics he likes learning about are the Land of Stories series or how machines work. Outside of school, Fred likes to stay home and go on his computer and play video...

Ella Bruce

Reporter

Ella Bruce is a seventh grader and her beat is drama. She likes to research about recycling and global warming. One of Ella’s interests is to dance at McCoy Rigby Arts. A quote that is meaningful to her is , “You are braver t...

Erin Bigani

Reporter

Erin is a seventh grader and her beat is Yorba Linda High School Softball. She enjoys learning or writing about softball and baseball. Erin also enjoys hanging out with friends and playing softball.  A quote that is meaningful to h...

Natalee Alicea

Reporter

Natalee is a seventh grader and her beat is the school library. She enjoys researching nature, music, and technology. Some of Natalee’s hobbies are swimming, color guard, painting, and being outside. A quote she finds meaningful is...

Aiden Guan

Reporter

He will be attending 6th grade at Golden Elementary School. Some topics he enjoys researching are new technology and entrepreneur biographies. Outside of school, he loves to read the news and play basketball. His favorite quote...

London Gammon

Reporter

London is going to attend 6th grade in the fall at Woodsboro Elementary School. She enjoys learning about music because it helps her be creative and inspires her. Her hobbies outside of school are dancing, singing very loud, weaving,...

Surina Borbor

Reporter

Surina Borbor is going to become a 7th grader at Kraemer Middle School. She enjoys researching topics related to history and nature, and she loves finding breaking news. In her spare time she likes painting, creating digital art,...

Kaitlin Yam

Reporter

Kaitlin will be attending Kraemer Middle School in the fall. She enjoys learning and writing about animals because they are they are unique living things to learn and see. Some of her interests are playing tennis, dancing, stretching,...

Alexis Khoe

Reporter

Alexis will be attending Sierra Vista in the fall. Her three favorite topics are listening to music, playing sports, and being entertained, and outside of school she plays tetherball and video games. A quote she finds meaningful...

Matthew Rojas

Reporter

Matthew Rojas is going to attend St. Francis in the fall. He enjoys researching about nature because animals are very interesting and nice. He enjoys reading and doing math, but mainly math because he is in Advanced Math. Some...

Noah Lee

Reporter

Noah Lee is a 6th grader that is going to attend Wagner Elementary School. He enjoys playing baseball with friends, watching TV, and making rainbow looms and a quote that he find meaningful is, "Everybody wants to be famous but...

Mingyu Jeon

Reporter

Mingyu Jeon is going to attend 6th grade at Van Buren Elementary School in the fall. She enjoys learning and writing about sports, and she likes to draw in her free time outside of school. A quote she finds meaningful is "There...

Emily Mulhall

Reporter

Emily is a 6th grader that is going to attend John O. Tynes. Emily loves to research nature, and her hobbies include drawing, gymnastics and dancing. A quote she finds meaningful is, "When given a choice between being right or...

Yeeun Jeon

Reporter

Yeeun Jeon will be attending Kraemer Middle School as an 8th grader in the fall. She enjoys researching/learning about space and mysterious facts. She also enjoys writing about movies or books, such as movie/book reviews. Some...

Ethan Huynh

Reporter

Ethan Huynh is going to attend 7th grade at Kraemer Middle School in the fall. He enjoys researching topics relating to science and is interested in learning about technology and entertainment. Outside of school, Ethan likes to...

Jeffrey Jin

Reporter

Jeffrey will be attending Tuffree Middle School as a 7th grader in the fall. He enjoys researching about nature, and his hobbies include playing video games. A quote he finds meaningful is "I have no special talent, I am only...

Gabriel Jaramillo

Reporter

He will be attending 7th grade at Saint Anne Middle School. He enjoys researching about sports. And finds amusement in writing about animals, such as dogs and cheetahs. Outside of school he enjoys playing sports, but his favorite...

Brayden Bittel

Reporter

Brayden Bittel is going to enter the 6th grade at Woodsborough Elementary. Some of the topics he likes researching are technology and news that relates to our planet. In his spare time he very much enjoys reading, writing, pl...

Hannah Terry

Reporter

She will be attending 7th grade at Tuffree Middle  School.  Some subjects in school she likes to learn about are writing, reading, English, and science. A topic that she likes to research is the jungle. Outside of school she...

Teegan Tserpes

Reporter

Teegan will be attending fifth grade at Heritage Elementary S.T.E.A.M. School in the fall. He enjoys researching about Electric Cars, SpaceX, Sports, Live Events, Energy, Elon Musk, New Technology and songs, and breaking news. H...

Egan Ravindran

Reporter

He will be going into the 6th grade at Golden Elementary. He enjoys researching and learning about animals and nature. And he also loves reading non fiction books. Outside of school he likes to read, play sports, and watch TV...

Sunnie Shay

Reporter

Sunnie is going to be in sixth grader at Morse Elementary in the fall. Sunnie enjoys writing about her own opinion to persuade others. Outside of school, some of her interests are playing the cello, swimming, golfing, and ice...

Cosette McCulloch

Editor in Chief

Cosette McCulloch is a seventh-grader and works on the articles for Mr. Fenton's Vocal Music program. She enjoys researching and learning about the arts, other authors, and breaking news. Outside of school, she likes dancing,...

Taylor Moore

Photo/Layout Editor

Taylor is a seventh grader and her beat is ASB activities. She enjoys researching about cooking, baking, life hacks, and diys. Outside of school, Taylor enjoys being with friends/family, singing, acting, dancing, playing volley...

Jack Vento

Section Editor

Jack is a seventh grader and his beat is YLHS men’s sports. He enjoys researching about sports and breaking news. Outside of school. Some of Jack’s hobbies are football, golf, lacrosse. His interests are history and sport...

Kaitlyn Hwang

Publicity/Feature Editor

Kaitlyn is a seventh grader and her beat is ASB. she enjoys researching about global news, nature, music, and entertainment. Kaitlyn’s hobbies include hanging out with her friends, singing, and drawing. A quote she finds mean...

Sayde Blanchette

Editor in Chief

Sayde is a seventh grader and her beat is BYMS’ principal, Mrs. Fisher. She enjoys writing about nature, interviews with people, recipes, and fun crafts. Outside of school, Sayde plays soccer, volleyball, and basketball. She...

Kenadee Watson

Photography/Copy Editor

Kenadee is a seventh grader and her beat is stay fit. She enjoys researching/ learning/ writing about medicine, animals, nature, and soft news stories. She does many things outside of school like playing with her dog, swimming,...

Abby Phan

Section Editor

Abby is a seventh grader and her beat is BYMS’ Christian Club. She enjoys writing about exciting school events, sports, major news stories, and new advances in technology. Abby loves to swim on her swim team, to play volleyba...

Aanika Mathur

Section Editor

Aanika is a seventh grader and her beat is the vice principal, Mr. Maes. She enjoys learning about music and entertainment. Annika also enjoys dancing and art.  A quote that she finds meaningful is “I always wanted to be som...

Rylee Marshall

Photo Editor

Rylee is a seventh grader and her beat is ASB. She is interested in researching nature or breaking news. Outside of school, Rylee enjoys playing soccer. A quote that is meaningful to her is “Real Girls aren’t perfect, perfect...

Sammie Lummas

Technology Editor

Sammie is a seventh grader and her beat is color guard. She enjoys researching coding and news. Outside of school, Sammie enjoys girl scouts, color guard, and volleyball. Her favorite quote is “To be lost is as legitimate a part...

Eden Johnson

Technology/Layout Editor

Eden is a seventh grader and her beat is instrumental music. She enjoys researching music and bands, anime, breaking news, and new cures for diseases. Outside of school, Eden likes to practice her clarinet, sing, act, read, list...

Raven hale

Section Editor

Raven is a seventh grader and her beat is the LGBTQ+ club. She enjoys writing about nature, music, entertainment, and breaking news. Raven’s hobbies outside of school are musical theater, art, playing the piano, playing the ...

Valeria Flores

Editor in Chief

Valeria is a seventh grader and her beat is student counseling with Mrs. Calloway. She likes researching about sports (football and volleyball) and world wide problems, like vaping, all the plastic in the ocean, etc. Valeria love...

Emma Fajota

Photo/Layout Editor

Emma Fajota is a seventh grader and her beat is Special Education. The topics she enjoys to research are breaking news, nature, and entertainment. Outside of school, Emma enjoys playing soccer and volleyball.  A quote she finds...

Tiffany Chang

Photo Editor

Tiffany is going to be in 12th grade at Yorba Linda High School. She enjoys learning about psychology and how the world works. Some of her hobbies are playing the flute and practicing tennis. A quote that she finds meaningful...

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