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The Talon Student News

The Talon Student News

The Student News Site of Mt. San Jacinto College

The Talon Student News

2022-2023 Staff

Olivia Voelkel
Editor in Chief / President

Olivia Voelkel

Hello, I am Olivia!  This will be my second semester with the Talon. I am a journalism and English major.  I am working towards transferring from MSJC with an associate degree in both journalism and English. My passions include...

Pia Henson
Writer / Vice President / Social Media

Pia Henson

Major:  Geography Hello! My name is Pia Henson, this is my second semester with The Talon and my second year at MSJC as a Geology major. I’m most passionate about art, music, and environmental conservation. Outside of sch...

Lily Diephouse
Writer / Secretary

Lily Diephouse

Writer/Secretary Major: Journalism Hi, my name is Lily, I have just started my path to get my AA in journalism and communications to later transfer and get my bachelor's in either of the two. My favorite things to do...

Melissa Luna
Writer / Editor / Outreach Coordinator

Melissa Luna

Major: English and Liberal Arts Hello, I am Melissa! My pronouns are she/they. I will be transferring from MSJC withassociate degrees in English and Liberal Arts. I am an aspiring writer, editor, andcommunity college professor w...

Daniel Cabrales
photographer / videographer / social media manager

Daniel Cabrales

Hey! I'm Daniel. This is my first year at MSJC and my first year apart of The Talon. I'm currently pursuing my Biomedical Engineering Degree. I'm excited to put my photo and video skills to use here. Ive been learning photo/video...

Writer

Emily Salas

Hi everyone! My name is Emily Salas and I'm 19 years old. I will be 20 years old this year on May 5th. This is my first year at MSJC. My major is a veterinarian, I really love animals and want to work with them. I joined Journalism...

Joseph Munoz
Writer

Joseph Munoz

Hi, my name is Joseph Munoz. I graduated from Paloma Valley High School in June of last year. I am currently majoring in journalism at MSJC with the goal of someday becoming a sports writer. My favorite teams are the Los Angeles...

Destani Jordan
Writer

Destani Jordan

Major: Kinesiology Hello ! My name is Destani Jordan My major is Kinesiology. Outside of being a full time student I am a full time caregiver. I care for adults with mental disabilities, from ages 18-59. I started my career l...

Tyler Scott
Writer

Tyler Scott

Hello, my name is Tyler! This is my first semester with Talon. I am a journalism major, and I am looking to transfer from MSJC with my associate degree in journalism. Passions I have include sports, reading, and church. My goal is ...

Kenny Wood
Writer

Kenny Wood

Hello, my name is Kenny ! This is my first year with the Talon and second semester with MSJC . I am a journalism major trying to pursue my dreams of having my own sports show on the big screens . My passions include watching sports...

Sidney Jimenez
Writer

Sidney Jimenez

Hello! My name is Sidney. I have returned to MSJC after graduating in May 2021 with an associates in film to purse an associates in Journalism. I hope to combine the two and become a film critic. I hope to bring a fresh perspective...

Christian Morgan
Writer

Christian Morgan

Hello, my name is Christian Morgan. This is my second semester here at MSJC and my major is journalism. Journalism is one of the few passions that I have in my life such as basketball, acting, art (drawing), modeling, music,...

Tyler Hills
Writer

Tyler Hills

Hello everybody! My name is Tyler Hills, I'm 31 years old, this is my 2nd semester at MSJC, and this will be my first time onboard any newspaper. I'm absolutely thrilled to be here! I am majoring in journalism, with hopes...

Susan Shalikar
Writer

Susan Shalikar

Major: Journalism  Hello, my name is Susan! I am in my first year at MSJC doing Journalism. I’ve always loved to write and share my stories with everyone! I spend most of my time writing, reading, sewing, playing video ga...

Camryn Friday
Writer

Camryn Friday

Hi there! :] My name is Camryn Friday! Let me get all the last name questions answered *ahem*: yes, it's my real last name, it’s spelt like the day of the week, my ID isn’t fake, and I’m glad my last name isn’t Monday (...

Davina Gomez
Writer

Davina Gomez

  Hi! My name is Davina Gomez. My major is journalism, I love reading and writing. My favorite type of books are suspense and romance. I'm a cat mom x3. I'm excited for this new journey, i can't wait to see how much I...

Derrick Spearman
Writer

Derrick Spearman

Hello, my name is Derrick Spearman and I'm a Journalism major here in MSJC. My goal is to one day become a sports journalist or a beat writer of a major sports team. I'm a big fan of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dodgers and even...

Gabrielle Abad
Writer

Gabrielle Abad

Major: Aerospace Engineering Hi! My name is Gabrielle, I'm an aerospace engineering major with lots of love for airplanes, space (sci fi), the environment, and video games! I hope to share my passions with you all through w...

Hugo Aguilar
Co-Editor, Writer, Video Content Producer/Editor, Photographer

Hugo Aguilar

Major: Advanced Audio Technology Hi my name is Hugo:) I am apart of The Talon. My Hobbies are that I like to draw, watch anime, play video games, watch tv shows and movies, I like to hangout with friends, I like to go to the movie...

Alia Mamea
Writer / Social Media

Alia Mamea

Hi, I am Aliah! My major is journalism; I love reading and watching sports. Especially football I am a big 49ers fan. I love hanging out with my family and friends. My dream is to be a sports journalist or sports commentator....

Tyler Brown
Writer / Social Media

Tyler Brown

Major:  Communication Hello, I'm Tyler, I’m 18, and I’m a freshman here at MSJC. I’m a Communication major and I would like to transfer from here with an associate's degree. I’m a really big sports fan, baseball is ...

Victoria Beattie Phillips
Photographer

Victoria Beattie Phillips

Hi my name is Victoria. I admire photography and enjoy being behind the lens. Pictures tell a story often times without words so I try to capture a part with every snap. At a young age I enjoyed disposable cameras to take photos...

Joseph King
Photographer / Writer

Joseph King

Hello everyone. My name is Joseph King. My friends call me Joey. And my comedian father calls me Joe King. It is my first year at MSJC, and I am majoring in journalism. I have chosen this path due to my experience with certain...

Joseph Palos
Photographer/Writer

Joseph Palos

Hello, my name is Joseph Palos. I am majoring in journalism, with hopes to one day become a photojournalist. I am passionate about the arts and anything related to them. I consider myself something of a cinephile, and will never...

Serenity Karee
Editor/Writer

Serenity Karee

Major: Journalism Hi. I am Serenity, and this is my first semester here at MSJC. I am originally from Atlanta, GA, and I have been living in California for 7+ years.  The things that I am very passionate about are my faith,...

Julian Alonzo
writer

Julian Alonzo

My name is Julian Alonzo, and I will be transferring from MSJC with a degree in journalism. I enjoy reading and writing, which is what sparked my interest in the subject, but am most passionate about music. My goal is to land...

Alyson Chan
Writer/Social Media

Alyson Chan

Hello! My name is Alyson Chan. This will be my first semester working with the Talon. I am majoring in Communications for Media Studies and hope to become a social media producer soon! I strive to work in the film, radio or music...

Dr. Michele Weber
Director / Adviser

Dr. Michele Weber

My name is Dr. Michele Weber and I am a full time Communication Faculty here at MSJC San Jacinto Campus. Additionally, I am the faculty advisor to the Talon Student Newspaper and The Communication Club on campus. I graduated with...