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2016-2017 Staff

Angela R.

Print Editor-in-Chief

Hi! My name is Angela, and I'm one of Smoke Signal's Print Editors-in-Chief this year.  We have such a great writing and layout staff, I can't wait to see what we accomplish!

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Alaina Taimuty

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Alaina. I am a level II in Journalism and I am a level IV photographer. I really enjoy writing and photographing events, so I thought journalism would be a great class for me. Outside of school, I am captain of...

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Raeanne Heuler


Hi, my name is Raeanne and I'm a level 2. I am excited to be apart of the Newspaper staff this year and I'm looking forward to writing for Smoke Signals. I love writing and design so I hope I can put these skills to good use.

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Morgan Marisa

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Morgan, but you can call me anytime. Big fan of cheesy romantic comedies, sleeping in, and anything involving dogs. My role models include the entire cast of Friends and the Office, Ghandi, and Mark Wahlberg. Inspired...

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Cassidy T.

Layout Editor in Cheif

Hey kids! My name is Cassidy, but my friends call me mom. I am a level III journalism student and this year and I will serve as the Layout Editor-in-Chief. Along with journalism, I am involved in photography and yearbook. Spending...

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Andi M.

Special Features and Sports Editor

I am Andi. I am the sports and special features  section editor, alongside Jenny. I have two years of experience writing for Smoke Signals. I cover a wide array of issues in my articles. I mainly write for the Life and Style...

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Rachel B.


Hi, I'm Rachel and I have several talents such as excessive sleeping, eating an unhealthy and alarming amount of Taco Bell at one time, and being irrationally afraid of cats and stinkbugs. I aspire to be Morgan Freeman in every...

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Jenny F.

Special Features and Sports Editor

My name is Jenny and I love to write.  This is my second year in Journalism and I have the awesome opportunity of working alongside of Andi as an editor for the Sports and Special Features sections.  In the past, I have been...

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Olivia Nix


My name is Olivia and this is my first year on the Smoke Signals writing staff. Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Furthermore, the things that drives me in the world are Netflix and food. I enjoy reading...

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Walter V.


Hi, my name's Walter. This is my first year in journalism, so I'm a Level II. I'm a writer so I write things. I've never done anything like this class before but it seems like it will be a good class. I spend a lot of time traveling...

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Alex K.


I'm Alex and this is my first year in Journalism. All jokes aside, when the day is done, nothing is better than curling up with a steaming cup of joe. ,--."" __,----( o ))...

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Stephanie U.


Hey, I'm Steph! I'm a level II layout staffer in journalism. I joined because my friends recommended it and I love photography. I enjoy taking a variety of types of pictures, especially of my dogs and friends. Some of my other...

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Samantha S.

Business Editor-in-Chief/PT Focus and Life & Style Editor

My name is Samantha and I am a Level III in journalism. This year I am one of the Business Editors-in-Chief and PT Focus and Life & Style Section Editors. I love writing for our news magazine and have a great time coming...

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Olivia B.


Honorary Christmas elf. Aux cord aficionado. Pun master. Appeals to the youths. Lowkey learning layout... Stay tuned for updates. Follow my finsta @no_bondz for a glimpse into my comedy of a life.

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Devon Milley


If I'm not writing, I'm swimming or sleeping. I LOVE COOKIES :) I also enjoy El Campesino and Netflix.

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Calista G.


My name is Calista, and I am a Level II in journalism. I mainly work with the layout of our news magazine, Smoke Signals. Although this is my first year in journalism, I am excited to work with the students to make our news mag...

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Meah W.

Print Editor-in-Chief

My name is Meah and I am a level IV in Journalism.  I am this year's Print Editor-in-Chief.  I enjoy writing and I am looking forward to another year of Smoke Signals.  I have been in Journalism for three years now, and each...

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Julia C.

Business Editor in Chief/PT Focus and Life & Style Editor

Hi! My name is Julia. I am considered a level III.25  instead of a level IV because I went cyber last year, AKA the worst decision  of my life.  Anyways, I am back and better than ever. I am a business editor-in- chief and...

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Payton R.


As a level II just joining journalism as a writer, I hope to bring some creative and thought-out writing to Smoke Signals. I enjoy free writing stories, and I am always brimming with ideas. As a former member of the middle school...

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Angelina B.


I am a level II for Journalism. I enjoy working with Photoshop and InDesign. You'll see me photographing school events for my Level III Photography class, too.

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Mack M.


Hey what's up, my name is Mack Mendenhall, Mac 'n' Cheese, Big Mac, Mack Attack... whatever you wanna call me. I'm a Level II journalist and a die-hard Mountaineers fan. I'm probably best known for quitting soccer senior year,...

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Jess N.


Gym enthusiast who dabbles in writing and Metallica.

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Caitlin M.


Commonly seen rollin' around PT in a camo Jeep.

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Chloe M.


Hi! I'm Chloe and I'm a Level II journalist. I joined the Smoke Signals staff because of my love for writing and passion for journalism. Most days you can find me with a cup of hazelnut coffee, watching the Today Show.  I have...

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Johanna C.


Lives at Chipotle. Cult leader. Onion enthusiast. Richard Nixon enthusiast. Enthusiast enthusiast. Type of person that would eat children if they could fit a whole one inside of their mouth. Enjoys writing and looking at pictures...

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Lindsay P.

Layout Staff

Hello, it's Bean. :) I am a beginner journalist but an advanced level IV photographer. Outside of school you can catch me taking pictures,  playing soccer, and getting swole at the gym....

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Lily T.

Web Editor-In-Chief

Hi, I'm Lily and I am a level IV web editor-in-chief for Smoke Signals. I also edit entertainment and outside the bubble articles. I took journalism this year because I love writing and creating the news magazine. When I'm not...

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Mara R.


Likes Chick-fil-a and Michael Scott. I never miss a beet. Sub-par writer, forever in layout. 2 sport athlete, left bench/group C in both. Catch me working (my shaved ice stand) on the corner. ur mom.   © 2016 Wu's Sha...

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Gianna P.


Always Pugglie. Never Ugglie. Writer, Level II Journalist, and slightly above average runner. Catch me on insta @pugglie06 Finsta Pending...

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Abby T.

Web Editor in Chief

My name is Abby, and I am a Level IV writer in journalism. I am the Website Editor In Chief, as well as a section editor for Entertainment and Outside the Bubble. I love journalism because it allows me to blend my passion for...

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Gianna E.


I'm just a small-town girl, living in a lonely world... I'm also a part of the writing staff.

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