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The Talon Student News

The Student News Site of Mt. San Jacinto College

The Talon Student News

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...

Castin Chamberlain
Graphic Artist / Social Media

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Rafael Ibarra
Social Media Manager

Rafael Ibarra

Major:  History Certification, MSJC Career Education: Social Media Specialist Employment Concentration 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...

Jake Cruz
Producer / Weekly Beak

Jake Cruz

Major:  Film, Television and Electronic Media Jake is one of the Talon's finest and most creative editor of all kinds of video content.   He has done some amazing movie and TV reviews and is currently producing the Talon's...

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 ...

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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...