Tongva Times Staff Signs Off

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As Editor in Chief, Deandra brings a lot of energy to the room. She always has good things to say about the work that everyone presents to the newsroom no matter how bad it is. She always encourages others to work hard and inspires those around her. The quality that makes her stand out the most is her ability to give advice on how to improve even when people feel that they can’t. – Raymond


Whether it was sharing first drafts or finalizing pages, Angelina always had her attention focused on the newspaper, working hard as the Addendum Editor. It’s her open heart and ears towards the suggestions of others that I hope will stay with her next year. Her kindness and spirit are at the core of everything she does. – Tiffany

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Brendan is a quirky
writer. His articles never
fail to make me smile
or laugh. His diligent
work as a Poll Specialist
is greatly appreciated,
especially for gathering
“Staff Picks.” The staff is
really going to miss his
homemade enchiladas
and chicken tenders next
year! – Angelina

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Although I initially
thought Cassandra
was quiet, I got to
know her sense of
humor and vintage
style better this year.
I have seen her grow
as the newspaper’s
Entertainment Editor.
She is always one of
the first editors to be-
gin editing and puts extra work
and effort into her pages every
issue. – Marleld

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Chris is on top of his job as Poll
Specialist the minute we’re done
brainstorming for our next issue.
Chris is a math nerd, so the
Tongva Times can always trust
his calculations. When he isn’t
busy with numbers, Chris loosens
up the staff with his blunt sense of
humor. The best thing about Chris is
his endearing and honest grin. – Jannelle

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Christine is such a fun person to be
around. Not only is she easy to
talk to, but she makes some
of the most honest, yet funny
comments. She is a great Staff
Photographer and it seems
as though she was at every
sporting event, snapping the
best shots of our athletes in
action. – Cassandra

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I appreciate Jady so much because de-
spite all she had to do as the Business
Manager, she still set aside time to help
me with my tasks. Her bubbly person-
ality always lit up our newsroom and
she could turn any stressful situation
into a funny one just by making a joke.
I am really going to miss Jady when she
graduates, but I know her awesome
personality will take her many great places in
the future. – Nyah

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No one has a more extensive movie
knowledge or steadfast, passionate
position on topics that interest him
than Garrett. It’s been an amazing
experience taking journalism with a
character like him. Although his
position is Staff Photographer,
he taught me how to integrate
a strong opinion into my articles.
I look forward to writing persuasive
essays next year! – Kelly


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Jannelle is a junior but her work ethic reflects solid maturity and intellect. She excels as the Opinions Editor. Everything that she does is done well. She motivates those around her with her bubbly personality and calms the staff from the stress of the newsroom. – Jady

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Jasmine A. is the most
goofy person I know, but
in the best possible way.
As the newspaper’s Art
Researcher, she’s the un-
official third photographer
on the staff. Her infectious
laughter always makes my
day. She’s an incredible artist
and an even better friend.
– Kaylin T.

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Jasmine L. is an essential
part of the Tongva Times.
As the Social Media
Manager, she is one
of the most active staff
members, monitoring
our website, Twit-
ter and Facebook
accounts. She is also a
fantastic person in general. It
has been an honor to have worked
with her. – Linus

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Kaylan K. is a warm-hearted person
who is kind to everyone. Everyday
she comes into class with a smile,
ready to go. She works very hard as
the Features Editor and always helps
other staff members with their jobs.
She is also a superb writer! All of her
articles are well-written and go into
depth on the subject she is writing
about. – Jasmine V.

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Kaylin T. took on the role of the World
Editor as a junior and she has contin-
ued to grow more skilled throughout
the year. The news in this section of
the paper is usually negative but
she kept an upbeat spirit when
carrying out her job. Kaylin is
helpful, cheerful, and adept at
giving support and laughs to
anyone in need. – Chris

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Kelly always listens to everyone, even
when she probably doesn’t want to.
Though she can be shy at times, when
she is in class, she is always hard at
work as one of our Poll Specialists.
Kelly enjoys joking around and
having fun, but when she needs to
hunker down and get work done,
she goes into a mode that is both
frightening and entertaining to watch
at the same time. – Garrett

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Linnus is an interesting, eloquent
little freshman. He has a never-
ending hunger for information
and he’s always researching
something on his Chromebook.
He is a hard working Staff Writer
and very open to listening to oth-
er people’s criticism. I hope that
he keeps this mentality throughout
high school. – Christine

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Marled is an amazing Layout
Artist who not only knows how
to creatively put together any
page in the newspaper, but is
also ready to lend a helping
hand. Throughout the year,
Marled never shied away from
giving advice and, no matter
what, you can always count on
Marled. She is 100% dedicated to all that
she does. – Venisa

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Nyah is one of the friendliest
people that you will ever meet.
She is easy to talk to and is never
afraid to voice her opinion. As
the Tongva Times’ Advertising
Manager, she is someone you
can trust with your money! Her
positivity keeps the staff’s energy
level high and she has a great
sense of style (reflected in her ex-
tensive knowledge of what is “Hot
or Not”). – Kaylan K.

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Rodin is the Sports Editor. He comes to
class everyday with a great attitude, he
participates and gives advice to writ-
ers that need help, and he’s just a
fun guy to be around. His position is
a tough one to excel in, but Ro fills
the role with poise and dedication.
The sports page wouldn’t be half as
good as it is currently without Ro’s
dedication. – Brendan

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Tiffany is a natural as Layout Artist.
She’s the kind of person who will do
amazing things on the computer and
scarcely take credit for her work.
I’ve seen her come in during
lunch and afterschool even
when she wasn’t asked to, just
to lend a hand. Thank you for
dedicating your artsy craft
and genuine energy to this
newspaper. – Deandra

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Venisa is one of the nicest staff mem-
bers on the newspaper and she is a
really good writer. She has a great
sense of humor and loves to laugh.
She is an enthusiastic Layout Artist
as she works on the pages of the
newspaper with eagerness every
month. – Ro


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