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2017-2018 Staff

Chandler Patrick

Editor-in-Chief

Chandler Patrick is a senior in her fourth and final year of journalism. She’s been Editor-in-Chief for two years now, with a background in sports writing. When she’s not writing, she’s probably studying, watching Netflix, sleeping, or worrying about college admissions. With ambitions toward clinical psychology and ultimately a PhD in the field, she knows there is still a lot of learning left...

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Jake Grosvenor

Editor-in-Chief

Jake is in his third year of Journalism as Editor-In-Chief, after being Opinion’s Editor last year. Jake found his passion for writing after his 9th grade English teacher, Mr.Dell, convinced him to join the class, and ever since he has loved it. Jake is going to NAU after this year to major in Journalism and Political Science. Outside of school, Jake loves to read books by Stephen King, his favo...

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Hope Freeland

Senior Editor

Hope Freeland is a senior editor who is in her third year in journalism. She has found that journalism is a great place to be creative with her writing. After she graduates, she would like to attend the University of Nevada in Reno to be a communications major. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano and hanging out with her friends. Hope loves to travel and her favorite place to visit is New ...

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Eli Duncan

Opinions Editor

Eli is a junior at Palo Verde high school, in his second year in journalism and first as the Opinions Editor. After reading articles by the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and watching how he can shake the entire world with his opinions, Eli knew he wanted to eventually do the same thing.  He enjoys being able to put his opinions out there without getting attacked for it like in other venues. He hopes ...

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Cole Greenberg

Entertainment Editor

Cole Greenberg is a junior and co-editor of Panther Print’s entertainment section. In his second year at the newspaper, he joined after seeing 2015’s Spotlight and recognizing the importance of critical journalism and writing. Cole, a fervent cinephile and aspiring filmmaker, recently won Best Review at the LV Review-Journal High School Awards for his piece on Moonlight. He additionally loves pl...

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Erica Sadorra

Entertainment Editor

Erica is in her second year of Journalism and is an Entertainment co-editor. She enjoys sifting through underground albums, movies and series. In her free time, she likes to go on hikes, write and draw. During school, she is involved with Palo Verde’s band. Erica hopes to be an author and attend UMN.

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Andrew Ochoa

Features Editor

Andrew Ochoa is a junior and currently writing for his second year at Panther Print. Andrew is Palo’s features editor, writing mostly about new events around school and highlighting exceptional teachers and students. His interests include continuing to build his writing and production skills and studying the state of politics, culture and art.

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Brisa Muscaglione

Features Editor

Brisa Muscaglione is a sophomore in her second year of Journalism. Among other things, Brisa is most passionate about expressing herself through writing. She always knew writing was her niche, and hopes to one day pursue a career in Journalism. She loves music, watching movies, being with her family and hanging out with her friends. After high school, she wants to attend University of Oregon. ...

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Joseph David

News Editor

Joseph is participating in his junior year of high school as news editor and reporter in his second year of Journalism. He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and has also lived in Florida and Texas. He specifically contributes to the news, opinion, and features sections. Joseph is highly passionate about politics, social issues, international/domestic affairs, history, and philosophy. His top college...

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Alexandria Margo

News Editor

Alexandria is a junior and is in her second year of journalism. She is the News editor for Panther Print. When she is not in journalism, she is reading books or watching YouTube. Along with Journalism, Alexandria is a theater ll student. She hopes to one day be a successful Geologist. She hopes to find many valuable gems and jewels over her career. For now, she hopes to make it through Physics I an...

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Kaylee Jurena

Photographer

Kaylee is a junior and in her second year in journalism. She enjoys photography and wants to continue her high school career in journalism. Ever since she was little, she has always loved to take pictures and will probably pursue a career in it.

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Vanessa Abbitt

Photography Editor

Vanessa Abbitt is a junior in her third year of Palo Verde Journalism.  She co-leads the photography group with Laura Park.  She has been playing soccer since sixth grade and has been in love with it from the moment she began playing.  She also started short distance track at Palo Verde in her sophomore year.  Besides running and playing soccer, she loves photography, reading and writing.  Vanessa ...

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Laura Park

Photography Editor

Laura Park is Co-Photography Editor of Panther Print. She is a senior in her second year on Panther Print, and she works as a wedding photographer for Cashman Professional. Laura also shoots freelance portraits for Senior Photos, Homecoming, Prom, and various other events. She hopes to attend UC Santa Barbara or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for her bachelor’s degree in finance. In the future, Laura w...

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Cassie Samuels

Sports Editor

Cassondra “Cassie” Samuels is a junior attending her first year at Palo Verde High School. This is her second year of journalism and she plans on taking it up next year and in college as well. School is very important to her; she wants to go onto college to attend her dream school, UC Berkeley, majoring in communications and minoring in journalism. Aside from school, Cassondra is also a very compet...

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Lainey Harlow

Junior Editor

Lainey is a junior in her first year of journalism at Palo Verde. Having recently moved from Aliso Viejo, California, Lainey is new to the school this year. Outside of school, she enjoys Cross Country running, reading, and hiking. Lainey’s favorite types of articles include entertainment pieces, reviews, and opinion pieces. Lainey hopes to attend UCSD and major in political science....

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Brittany Blanco

Junior Editor

Brittany Blanco is a sophomore at Palo Verde and is in her second year of Journalism. She has a love for covering entertainment and has worked her way towards becoming a Junior Editor with her best friend, Kaitlyn. Dancing, playing the guitar, and biking are some of her favorite things to do. Also in her free time, she loves to volunteer for Key Club or hang out with her friends. Brittany definitely wants...

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Kaitlyn Suwanvichit

Junior Editor

Kaitlyn Suwanvichit is a Sophomore in her second year of Journalism. She is a Junior Editor, so of course, she loves to write everything. She loves writing with her best friend, Brittany, who is also a Junior Editor. Kaitlyn loves helping out her community, and has been a member of Key Club since freshman year. Her time spent as a Panther has been very enjoyable so far. In the future, Kaitlyn has plan...

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Michelle Trajtman

Reporter

Michelle Trajtman is a sophomore at Palo Verde High School and is just starting her first year of journalism. She is incredibly passionate about politics and loves to write opinion articles, as well as sports. Michelle has always loved to write and would love to major in Journalism at Columbia University. She has been on the volleyball team since freshman year and also enjoys playing tennis and watch...

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