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2021-2022 Staff

Nick Pettis
President / Video Content Editor

Nick Pettis

Major:  Film, Television and Electronic Media   Hello everyone! My name is Nick Pettis. I’m a Video Content Producer/Editor, Writer, and Website manager for MSJC’s The Talon. I look forward to providing content for...

Cynthia Carillo
Vice President / Writer

Cynthia Carillo

Major:  Child Development Hi my name is Cynthia! I am the vice president finishing up my child development major. Constantly learning new things. Also proud to be battling epilepsy.

Rafael Ibarra
Social Media Manager

Rafael Ibarra

Major: History Employment Concentration Certificate: Social Media Specialist (Certified January 25, 2022) I have been with The Talon since January 2020; I did sports photography but shifted to Social Media Team early in the...

Kayla Lewis
Co-Editor / Poet / Writer

Kayla Lewis

Major:  Journalism Hello there! My name is Kayla Lewis, and I am a journalism major. I am also pursuing at least a minor in digital media. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, and an equally proud U.S. Navy veteran. I h...

Ava Sarnowski
Writer

Ava Sarnowski

Major: Musical Theatre Hello there! My Name is Ava Sarnowski, I’m an aspiring performer with a passion for writing. I hope to provide the best stories I possibly can for the MSJC Talon, and am looking forward to growing as...

Lily Diephouse
Writer

Lily Diephouse

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 are read, write, dance,...

Olivia Voelkel
Writer

Olivia Voelkel

Major: Journalism Hello, I am Olivia! This is my first year on the Talon, and I am a journalism major. I am working towards transferring from MSJC with an associate degree in both journalism and English. My passions include...

Gina Sanford
Writer

Gina Sanford

Major: Journalism Hey, I'm Gina! I love to sing, dance, and act. I am also passionate about makeup and fashion.

Marley Mittleman
Writer

Marley Mittleman

Major: Journalism Hi there, I'm Marley(: I'm excited to be apart of The Talon here at MSJC! Besides writing, I'm most passionate about spending time outdoors, watching movies, baking, any animal ever, and mac n' cheese. I hope...

Matthew Coleman
Writer

Matthew Coleman

Major: Journalism Hey! My name is Matthew Coleman, I am joining the Talon Newspaper team in the Spring 2022 semester, and enjoy covering the sports teams. I have had my own personal sports blog in the past as well.

Anthony Orrico
Writer

Anthony Orrico

Major:  History and Journalism My name is Anthony Orrico. I am 29 years old and are a history/journalism major in my sophomore year at MSJC. I cover mainly currents events and politics for the MSJC Talon. ...

Jonah Rauch
Writer

Jonah Rauch

Major:  Communication  

Pia Henson
Writer

Pia Henson

Major: Geology Hi, I’m Pia! It’s my first year on The Talon and at Mt. San Jacinto College. Apart from school, I am a part of the Menifee Art & Boutique where I sell and display my paintings. I’m most passionate about...

Ashley Liermann
Writer

Ashley Liermann

Hi there! I’m Ashley L. I call myself a ~ Positively Creative Dreamer ~ because I love being creative in all forms with hopes to inspire and bring smiles to others through my work. I have a passion for art in writing stories,...

Victor Ortiz, Jr.
Co-Editor / Writer

Victor Ortiz, Jr.

Victor Ortiz, Jr. joined The MSJC Talon newspaper team in August 2021 as a staff writer and co-editor. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Puerto Rican parents, he grew up everywhere since his family was military throughout Victor’s ...

Jake Cruz
Producer/ Writer / Video Editor

Jake Cruz

Did he just throw my cat out of the window?                   -Deputy Kovacs(Grand Budapest Hotel)

Jovanny Herrera
writer / video

Jovanny Herrera

Major:  Computer Science Hello everyone, I am currently a computer science student who is pursuing a career in being able to use computers for creative usages. I am interested in anything music, film or art and joined to be...

Martin Manibusan
Video Content Editor

Martin Manibusan

Major: Journalism Hello my name is Martin Manibusan, I am 18 years old and have just currently joined the Talon Newspaper. I love to film, direct, edit, dance, and write. I am currently looking to transfer from MSJC to UCI...

Kurt Songco
Graphic Artist

Kurt Songco

Major:  Computer Science Hi all. My name is Kurt Songco, and I am a Computer Science Major at MSJC. I am currently a graphic designer at The Talon. My passion is art and I love to experiment with different art mediums. I enjoy ...

Castin Chamberlain
Student Alumni Adviser

Castin Chamberlain

Major: Community Policy and Social Advocacy "Castin Chamberlain is a Community Advocacy and Social Policy major at Arizona State University. In addition, at MSJC, they majored in Social Justice. Castin enjoys being with their d...

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Adviser

Dr. Ron Newman

Club Advisor "I graduated from California State University, San Bernardino in 2006 with a Master’s degree in Communication Studies. Since that time, I have been a Speech Communication instructor at several community colleges...

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...

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...