Panther Print

2013-2014 Staff

Samantha Burton

Junior Samantha Burton is in her second year of being Co-Editor-in-Chief for Panther Print and her third year in journalism. She has been writing since before she can remember, has won numerous writing awards and has been published several times. She has learned a great wealth of information from her experience in journalism so far and is eager to continue learning. She hopes to attend a top university...

Madi Purdue

Madi Purdue is a junior and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Panther Print, supervising the Opinions section and the marketing team. She has been on the staff for two years, starting off as a Sports reporter and then moving up halfway through her first year to Sports Editor. Madi was promoted to Co-Editor-in-Chief as the staff prepared to launch the newspaper website. She has written in various modes...

Briana Gray

Briana Gray is a Features Editor in her second year of journalism and has been writing since she discovered her love for it back in the fourth grade. She is also a part of the Belladonnas dance team at Palo Verde. She likes dancing better than writing, but don’t tell the Panther Print adviser, Mr. Dell! Briana hopes to grow up to become a pharmacist and raise a family. Despite what some may think,...

Hannah Thompson

Hannah Thompson is a junior and the senior Sports Editor for Panther Print. She has been a part of the journalism staff since her freshman year when she began as a Sports reporter. Hannah became a Sports Editor during her sophomore year. In the future she hopes to become a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine for a college or professional football team. She lettered in swimming her freshman...

Cory St. Pierre

Cory St. Pierre is a senior and an editor for the Sports section of Panther Print. After a two year absence from journalism, he has risen through the ranks from a Sports reporter to a Sports Editor this year. Cory has had a passion for sports from a young age along with a knack for writing. He is looking to apply his leadership skills to help the younger sports reporters succeed in this section. Cory...

Mateo Silva

Senior Mateo Silva is a senior in his second year of journalism and first year as a News Editor. He may struggle from time to time but perseveres because he must. He has gained a vast amount of knowledge while writing for journalism and dreams of becoming a writer when he retires from a career in politics, international relations or one day becoming a school principal. His hobbies include music, reading...

Toby Westerfield

Toby Westerfield is a senior and News Editor for Panther Print. He has been on the newspaper staff for four years, mostly because no one has told him to leave.  He is a skilled writer who has risen in the ranks from a humble reporter in his freshman year. He hopes to become an essayist and to pursue a degree in writing at UNLV. In his position as an editor he aspires to make the smart seem even smarter....

Christian Garza

Christian Garza is a senior and an Entertainment Editor in Journalism II.  He has always enjoyed writing since he was a little kid and has  been a part of the Panther Print staff for two years. He  hopes to gain experience writing articles to prepare himself for a career in videogame journalism. Next year he plans on going to CSN, perhaps continuing on to UNLV after completing some of his general...

Thomas Reymond

Thomas Reymond is a junior and this is his first year on Palo Verde’s journalism staff. He started as a reporter for the Opinions section who proposed some innovative strategies for marketing the pvpantherprint.org website. Because of his exceptional writing skills and knowledge of music and movies, Thomas was recently promoted to Entertainment Editor. He enjoys working on creative projects for the...

Cush Wilson

Cush Wilson is a senior reporter. He has been on the the journalism staff for two years and its his second year covering the sports section of the paper. My goal for this year is to make  the front page more than once this year. After I graduate from Palo im hoping to go to UNLV.

Josh Benjach

Josh Benjach is a freshman on the Panther Print staff and an Entertainment reporter. He wants to have fun learning new writing skills, editing skills and hopefully be able to write good news articles. Josh would like to become a chef and own a restaurant of his own. He wants to pass high school, go to Stanford University in northern California and study medical science to become a doctor if he can’t...

Matthew Clancy

Matthew Clancy is a senior and an Entertainment Reporter for Panther Print. He has zero years of experience as a staff member but three high school years of experience as a writer in general and is hoping to gain some experience as a journalist in this class. Matthew enjoys playing video games, working out, spending time with friends and going to the movies and other social events.

Windsor Cunningham

Windsor Cunningham is a freshman and an Opinions reporter for Panther Print. This is her first year in journalism, and she plans to continue writing for the newspaper staff as she attends Palo Verde. She hopes to improve her writing skills because she would like to pursue writing or photography as careers in the future. She also has a strong interest in volleyball and ice skating and takes all honors...

Jazmin Ferreira

Jazmin Ferreira is a sophomore and an Opinions reporter in her second year on the Panther Print staff. During her first year  she was a sports reporter, so she enjoys writing for all sections. Her main objective is to learn from all her peers in the staff because she looks up to them as people and writers. Jazmin would also like to become a more creative writer with strong voice and personality in...

Alexis Galvan

Alexis Galvan is a freshman and a Sports reporter for Panther Print. This is her first year as a reporter, but she has been an enthusiastic writer for four years. Through her journalism career at Palo, Alexis wishes to learn new writing techniques, develop better people skills and get to know what the students of this school are all about. When her life beyond high school begins, Alexis will aspire...

Sedona Goodbar

Sedona Goodbar is a freshman reporter for the Features section. This is her first year on the Panther Print staff, but she has had previous experience in yearbook writing for Space Center Intermediate in Houston, Texas about two years ago. Through journalism, she hopes to learn to become a better communicator, writer and to improve on time management and leadership skills . In the near future, Sedona...

Michaela Jackson

Michaela Jackson is a junior and a reporter for the Sports section of Panther Print. This is her first year in journalism, and she thoroughly enjoys writing for the school newspaper. Michaela is looking forward to working on the Panther Print staff for the next two years. In the future she hopes to become an author, screenwriter and a journalist. She will inspire others to never give up and make their...

Christian Martinez

Christian Martinez is a senior and Entertainment reporter for Panther Print, and this is the first time he has written for this newspaper. He writes short, concise film reviews regularly as a hobby and has filled numerous composition books with these reviews since he was twelve. He wishes to educate the public on how to view films and analyze them. His main mission is to demonstrate to individuals...

Gabi Monaco

Gabi Monaco is a freshman and an Entertainment reporter for Panther Print. She writes as a critic but mostly loves to write about her opinions on any subject. She hopes to be able to gain the courage to speak up about many things and express her feelings to people without having to write them down and keep them “locked away.” Gabi also wishes to become an author or a photographer. She writes short...

Montserrat Navarro

Montserrat Navarro is a News reporter and has been on the journalism staff for one year but has had many years of experience writing. She was part of the Writing Club at Palo Verde High School for a short period of time. Montse hopes to explore beyond the school and inform readers about what goes on in the world and the local community.  In the future she hopes to become an entrepreneur who will open...

Holly O’Donnell

Holly O’Donnell is a freshman and writes for the Features section of the paper. She has only been on the Panther Print squad since the beginning of her freshman year. She has never had any experience in journalism and writing for q newspaper, but she has had plenty of experience with creative writing and loves writing freely. Holly hopes to gain new writing skills as a member of the staff because...

Tiana Onouye

Tiana Onouye is a freshman excelling in her first year as a Sports reporter. Her number one goal in journalism is to become a better writer and get over here fear of talking to upper classmen. In the future Tiana wants to go to the college of her dreams, UCLA, and become a major in athletics. Some occupations that define Tiana are cheerleading, volleyball, track and gymnastics. She is more athletic...

Denzel Reyes

Denzel Reyes is a freshman and a News reporter for Panther Print. He hopes to make people aware of the events happening around the world through his articles. In the future, he would like to pursue a career in writing or some other aspect of  journalism. Being an active participant in the news world, Denzel is consistent in finding accurate information he can use in his articles.

Avery Sevy

Avery Sevy is a sophomore and an Opinions reporter who has a passion for writing. This is her first year in journalism, and she is just trying to improve her writing abilities as the year progresses. She’s also a former student of video production for PVTV. She has a goal of becoming a songwriter and a professional makeup artist/hair dresser thorugh Eastern Oregon University.

Gabriela Silva

Gabriela Silva is a recent transfer from Brazil. She is a junior and a reporter for the Features section. Gabriela has a passion for journalism, and her dream is to go to college, major in journalism and have a career writing for fashion media.  She seeks to become a strong contributor to Panther Print in her role as a member of the Features staff.  In Gabriela’s free time, she reads a lot, works...

Jasmine Stovall

Jasmine Stovall is sophomore and a reporter for the Features section of Panther Print.This is her first year in journalism, but she is very enthusiastic and interested in the class. Jasmine has had a passion for writing for several years, and she loves interviewing people because she can easily spark up a conversation. In the future Jasmine plans to attend Ohio State University with a major in pharmacology...

Abbie Thompson

This year is Abbie Thompson’s freshman year as a Sports reporter for the Panther Print staff. She hopes to gain writing experience from journalism that will help her become a better author in the future.  Abbie has participated in cross country and plans on participating in track when the season begins. She loves sports, exercising and particularly likes racing in 5k’s. Abbie is a straight-A student...

McKenna Topps

McKenna Topps is currently a reporter for the Entertainment section during her freshman year in journalism. She writes as a critic and an opinionated person for Panther Print and hopes that with this experience she will become less afraid and learn how to contribute her voice to important decisions. Though she enjoys journalism, she wishes to use her writing abilities as an author or go into psychol...

Matthew Townsend

Matthew Townsend is a sophomore and currently a reporter in the News section for Panther Print. This is his first year on the staff, and he is hoping to gain the knowledge necessary to write for a professional newspaper. He has practiced and enjoyed writing since kindergarten. After graduation Matthew is planning to attend Boise State University, where he would like to study chemical engineering or...

Jessica Ventura

Jessica is a freshman in the News section of Panther Print and a reporter that hopes to write for the newspaper until she graduates. She has been writing for many years, enjoys it and will use this opportunity in journalism to strengthen her writing abilities. Jessica is also an inspiring photographer and hopes to better her skills. In the future she plans to attend UCLA to take writing classes and...

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