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The Student News Site of Mt. San Jacinto College

The Talon Student News

2023-2024 Staff

Pia Henson
Editor in Chief and President

Pia Henson

Major:  Geology Hello! My name is Pia Henson, this is my fourth 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...

Gianluca Canseco
VP and Managing Editor / Writer / Photographer

Gianluca Canseco

Hello! My name is Gianluca Canseco. I am working on transferring to (Hopefully) UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. This is my second year at MSJC and my second year as a part of the Talon Student Newspaper....

Daniel Cabrales
Video Editor in Chief / 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...

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...

Emma Rodriguez
Writer / Photographer

Emma Rodriguez

Hello everyone! My name is Emma Rodriguez and I am majoring in journalism, this is my last semester here at MSJC. I have always had a passion for writing, storytelling and photography and eventually being able to purse that as...

Scarlett Coit
Writer / Photographer

Scarlett Coit

Hello! My name is Scarlett Coit & I’m currently working towards earning an Associate’s Degree in Journalism, & will later transfer to a four-year university to complete my Bachelor’s. I’m interested in photojournalism,...

Noemi Saucedo
Writer / Photographer

Noemi Saucedo

Hello! My name is Noemi Saucedo. At The Talon, I am a writer and photographer for MSJC’s Student Newspaper. My major is in communications, and I aim to transfer to a university for media and cultural studies. Much of my work...

Vanessa Miranda
Writer / Photographer

Vanessa Miranda

My name is Vanessa Miranda, I am a first-year student at MSJC, pursuing degrees in Sociology and Journalism. I’ve always had a deep love for the outdoors and understanding of the dynamics of human interactions, and a passion...

Gabriel Lozano
Writer / Photographer

Gabriel Lozano

Hello! My name’s Gabriel Lozano and I’m a freshman here at MSJC. I am a journalism major and love writing in my freetime. I started writing fiction when I was around 6 or 7 and continue to this day. As such, I began to get...

Terrance Sylvas
Writer / Photographer

Terrance Sylvas

Major: Communications Hello everyone! My name is Terrance and I'm super-duper excited and ecstatic to get this semester rolling! I am majoring in communications, and this is my second and final year at MSJC as I am looking...

Alice Romero
Writer

Alice Romero

I’m Alice, an English major at MSJC. President of the Creative Writing Club and now writer for the Talon. I enjoy the freedom of fiction where I can express feelings one can’t say just by telling. But I’m also somebody with...

Sammie Killingsworth
Writer

Sammie Killingsworth

My name is Samirrayah, 21 years old, and raised in Southern California. I'm a mother & student journalist at MSJC studying journalism. I enjoy photography, art, hiking, writing, music, cooking, and traveling. I love learning...

Maggie Rottino
Writer

Maggie Rottino

Hi everyone! My name is Maggie and I am a freshman at MSJC and my major is English! My hobbies are reading, going to the gym, watching movies and spending time with my friends and family. This is my first year with The Talon and...

Jaden Wright
Writer

Jaden Wright

Hello, my name is Jaden. I am a Journalism major here at MSJC and this is my firstsemester with the Talon. I’m hoping to transfer to a university in fall 2024 to pursue abachelor's degree. I love all things sports and I look forward to sh...

Andrew Sanchez
Writer

Andrew Sanchez

Hello everyone my name is Andrew Sanchez, I am working on finishing up my A.A here at MSJC with a degree in communications, journalism, and criminal justice. I joined the Talon to see if I can see myself being a writer or sports...

Ethan Ostronic
Writer

Ethan Ostronic

Hi! My name is Ethan Ostronic and I am a Journalism major. I am a writer and podcaster. My hobbies include watching various sports, as well as playing pick-up basketball. Most of the things that I write about tie into sports, and ...

Cat Hill
Writer

Cat Hill

Hello, my name is Catherine Hill, I am seventeen years old, and I’ve been at MSJC for four years. I am a communications major who is transferring to Cal Poly Pomona. I currently have an AA in communications, an AS in administrative...

Mark Burns
Writer

Mark Burns

Hi, my name is Mark and I am currently majoring in Journalism. This is my first year with TALON. I enjoy making content for my viewers in my free time. I hope to write useful and entertaining information for those who read my...

Alyssa Brookshire
Writer

Alyssa Brookshire

Hello everyone! My name is Alyssa Brookshire and I'm a journalism major here at MSJC! It is technically my first and last year at MSJC as I previously attended a university in NYC and am transferring fall semester(hopefully...

Avery Saucier
Writer

Avery Saucier

Hi there! My name is Avery. I'm a journalism major originally from Kingston, Massachusetts. Much of my writing, both formal and informal, focuses on the cultural and sociopolitical changes taking place in the 21st century, especially...

Lainey Park
Writer

Lainey Park

Hi! My name is Lainey Park. This is my first year at MSJC and I'm currently majoring in Journalism. I've loved writing my whole life and have always wanted to write for a living in some capacity. In my free time I enjoy visiting...

AnnaBelle Morris
Writer

AnnaBelle Morris

Hi, My name is Annabelle Morris. It is my second year at MSJC and I am majoring in Journalism. I am pursuing an associate degree and I plan on transferring to a four-year university. I have always loved writing and telling stories....

Jhun Rhoy
Writer

Jhun Rhoy

Hello, My name is Jhun (John) Rhoy and this is my first year writing for The Talon. I am a full-time student at Mount San Jacinto College majoring in journalism and will soon be transferring to Cal State San Marcos later this...

Andrea Jean-Roberts
Writer

Andrea Jean-Roberts

Hello, my name is Andrea-Jean Roberts! This is my second semester at MSJC and I am an English Literature major. I am a writer and social media influencer. I am curious about people and the world. I want to express my observations...

David Abularach
Writer

David Abularach

Hello, my name is David Abularach and my current major is Journalism. This is currently my second semester at MSJC as I previously transferred from Sacramento City College. My goal is to one day be in a sports debate show where I ca...

Hokulea Rezentes
Writer

Hokulea Rezentes

Hi everyone! My name is Hokulea Rezentes and I'm a journalism major! This is my second year at MSJC and I love writing stories for people to read. Although I don't plan on transferring, I'm excited to get my associate's and have...

Matthew Sanders
Writer

Matthew Sanders

Hello! My name is Matthew Sanders. I am majoring in Political Science. I have a passion for understanding the intersection of governments and the global economy. I want to analyze how our everyday lives are shaped by our relationship...

Cody Trang
Writer

Cody Trang

Hi! I’m Cody! Currently a history major at MSJC! Writer (nominally) at the Talon.  Glad to be here!

Jared Solorio
Writer

Jared Solorio

Hello! My name is Jared Solorio and I am a writer for the Talon. I am majoring in English and working towards an associate's degree, with the goal of transferring to a university to earn my Bachelor’s. I am also a member of,...

Mia Rotell
Writer

Mia Rotell

Hi! My name is Mia Rotell and I am a writer and editor for The Talon! I'm going on my second year at MSJC and my second semester at The Talon. I'm extremely passionate about writing and storytelling, which makes me put my all into my ...

Hailey Dennis
Writer

Hailey Dennis

My name is Hailey, this is my first year apart of the Talon. I’m a child and adolescent development major, and love writing in my free time. This will be my second year at msjc. Go Eagles!

Tyler Hills
Writer

Tyler Hills

Hello everybody! My name is Tyler Hills, I'm 32 years old, this is my 4th 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...

Derrick Spearman
Writer

Derrick Spearman

Hello, my name is Derrick and I am a Journalism major here in MSJC. I like to write about sports, politics, and social issues. My goal is to one day become a sports journalist or a beat writer for a major sports team. I am a big...

Junaid Khan
Writer / ICC Rep

Junaid Khan

Hello, my name is Junaid Khan but all my friends call me June. I am currently a communications major completing my last year at MSJC. I hope to build my writing skills and better inform my peers while being apart of The Talon.

Cade Paredez
Digital media / photographer

Cade Paredez

Hi, my name is Cade I am a member of the digital media team and photographer here at the Talon. My current major is Film and Media this is my second year at MSJC and first with the Talon. And when I am not working for the Talon...

Bella Morales
Podcast editor

Bella Morales

Hi Everyone! My name is Isabella Morales or Bella for short :) I am a first year here at MSJC andI'm hoping to transfer to a 4 year for Film and Television. I am a podcast editor for The Talon but I love working on all thin...

Tierra Feagin
Social Media Team

Tierra Feagin

Hello! :D My name is Tierra Feagin and I am majoring in communications. This is my first year with The Talon and my second year as a student at MSJC. I also enjoy making crafts, music, drawing, and video games.

Matthew Wyant
Writer / Podcaster

Matthew Wyant

Major:  Communication My name is Matthew Wyant, I am writer and podcaster for the club. For hobbies I like to sing, swim, hike, and I love aquascaping.

Victoria Beattie Phillips
Photographer / Social Media

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...

Fatima Saucedo
Writer / Podcaster / Graphic Designer

Fatima Saucedo

Howdy :] I'm Fatima Saucedo! I'm a studio arts major and planning on transferring in 2025 to a four-year university focused on arts! I'm currently a podcast member for the Talon, but I hope to branch out into being a writer and...

Angela Hope Doungpanya
Photographer / Podcast

Angela Hope Doungpanya

Hello! My name is Angela Hope Doungpanya. This is my second year at MSJC, and I hope to transfer to UCR, UCSD, or California Northstate University. I am majoring in nursing and hoping to become an RN (registered nurse). I am very...

Diego Trejo
Writer / Photographer / Outreach Coordinator

Diego Trejo

Hi, my name is Diego Trejo. I am majoring in sociology, with a long-term goal of gaining my master's in urban planning. I have always had a deep passion for social, political, and cultural commentary or critique and hope to express...

Kimberly Mata
Writer / Photographer / Secretary

Kimberly Mata

Hello, my name is Kimberly! I am majoring in Psychology and I plan to transfer out to a 4 year university! I love taking pictures of moments or places that signify something to me or catch my interest. Besides taking pictures...

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...

Eddie Landeros is happy to be Club Advisor for The Talon.
Club Advisor

Eddie Landeros

Hello! My name is Eddie Landeros and I am the Club Advisor for The Talon. I am also the Marketing and Media Specialist for the Career Education department here at MSJC which involves taking photos, making videos and graphics and...

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