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2017-2018 Staff

Karen Arias


  12th grader 2nd year in newspaper Editor-In-Chief Meet Me Monday "I Decided to be Editor-In-Chief because I believe I have leadership characteristic and I love learning and helping others. Being an Editor-In-Chief...

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Brittany Glidden


East for 13 years 11 years in East Highlights. Adviser "I love empowering students to express themselves."...

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Riley Rosser

Business Associate

12th grader 1st year in newspaper Business Associate "The grind never ends"...

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Adriana Sanchez

Profile Interviewer

10th grader 1st year Profile interviews "I think it's cool to hear people's different perspectives"...

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Maddie Miller

Copy Editor

11th grader 1st year in newspaper Copy Editor "I chose these positions because I love to write, and I really love to edit things and challenge myself"...

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12th grader 1st year in newspaper Digital Editor "I chose this position to challenge myself and East Highlights"...

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Alondra Lavariega

Graphics Manager

12th grader 1st year in newspaper Graphics manager and Geo filters "I choose to be graphics manager because it made sense since I am the Yearbook Editor-In-Chief and I have access to multiple photos"...

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Michalea Davis


12th grader 2nd year in newspaper Reporter "I love to write, so I thought why not report"...

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Jasima singmouangthong


1st year in newspaper In-Depth-Writer "I chose to be a sports editor because I love sports in general and I enjoy taking action photos of them"...

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Ashlee Dickerson

Section Editor

11th grader. 1st year in newspaper. Co-Section-Editor Feature-Editor |"I like writing stories for about people, and Mrs.Glidden said it'd be a good idea."...

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Madison Beck

Co-section Editor

11th grader 1st year in newspaper Co-section-Editor Feature-Editor "Mrs.Glidden  thought that since I have taken graphic design it'd help for the newspaper"...

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Talia Johnson

Section Editor

12th grade 1st year in newspaper Section Editor controversy blogger "I feel like what's right"...

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Brandon Kuri

Business associate

12th grade 1st year in newspaper business associate Sales "I'd like to try to be as effective in promoting East and so I found this gig and decided why not help out."...

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Kaitlin Swick


12th grader 3rd year in newspaper Editor-In-Chief "I chose to be an editor-in-chief because I know I can handle it and this class has a lot to offer these new students"  ...

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Nikolas Bowers


Grade 12, 3rd year in Newspaper, Editor-in-Chief, Events Editor, "I take newspaper for many reasons, but my main goal more specifically would be to advance my journalistic abilities while also helping my fellow classmate...

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Cole Bathje

Broadcast team

Grade 12, 1st year in Newspaper, Broadcast team, Morning Announcements, "I want to take my talents to a new level."...

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Sam Paraggua

News and Digital Editor

Grade 12, 2nd year in Newspaper, News Editor, Food Videos, "I was actually put in this class when I didn't even sign up for it, but now I am really happy to be here since the stories I write are always interesting."...

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