Staff Writer, Kim Spriggs
My name is Kim Spriggs. I am a junior here, and I am the staff writer for the sports section. Being apart of the staff for THE HALO is something I would never trade. The friendships you find through writing and researching a big story with your editor are irreplaceable. I love writing for sports because I like to stay informed on all the latest games and players. I joined the paper because in my future career as an actress I must be able to articulate my thoughts and Ideas well. The sports section interested me because I love supporting all the athletes at the school and writing about all their achievements. Happy Reading!
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Staff Writer, Becca Blair
My name is Becca Blair and I am a junior at San Dimas High School. I am Vice President of SDHS’ Chamber Singers and Treasurer of CSF. This is my first year in journalism and I am a Staff Writer for the News. I enjoy writing for this section because there is always news to be covered and it is my job to keep readers informed. I hope to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu after high school and major in math.
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Staff Writer, Isabella Galeazzi
My name is Isabella Galeazzi, and I am in the eleventh grade. I write for the viewpoints section in The Halo. This is my first year attending San Dimas High School, as well as writing for a website/newspaper. Though I am not as efficient yet compared to everyone else, I still love to participate in this crazy journey with an amazing writing staff. Writing is a passion that I have enjoyed for years, and the position I partake in journalism is a chance to improve my writing styles. My immense amount of motivation and dedication incredibly affects me in every aspect in life, especially journalism. I am very opinionated, yet open minded at the same time. I believe with writing stories comes a responsibility to collect proper facts, as well as acknowledging what the community thinks. I hope to progress and eventually positively impact the students at SDHS, and essentially make a difference.
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Staff Writer, Angel Rios
My name is Angel Rios, I am a staff writer of this publication. My goal this year is the same as it was last year; to bring you all the quality news and information you deserve to become a more informed and educated student body. As well, I intend to bring you all of the local school wide stories that are important to you. This is my second year doing this, and although this line of work is demanding and time consuming, it is all worth it in the end. When the rewards reaped include informing the masses. Which is my ultimate goal, I will make you proud to consider this your school’s newspaper and instill pride within the student body for this publication.
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Lifestyles Editor, Tori Paul
Hi, my name is Tori Paul and I am currently a junior and I am working as the Lifestyles Editor for the Halo. I am involved in many different clubs on campus including ASL Club, in which I am the president, and I am also part of the yearbook staff. This is my second year on staff and I am super excited to be back. I very much enjoy finding different topics to write about and like sharing my opinions. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I love writing them!
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Staff Writer, Jackie Arocha
Hello, my name is Jackie Arocha and I am a junior here at San Dimas High. This is my first year writing for The Halo and I enjoy writing in the lifestyles section of the paper because it involves all of the great activities that go on in student’s lives. I love being a part of the newspaper staff because it is like one big family. This is also my first year on the school’s yearbook staff and can not wait to take on the challenge of being involved in both activities. In my free time I like watching The Office, Modern Family, and hanging out with my friends. I am looking forward to a great junior year and I hope you enjoy reading our staffs’ articles.
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Editor-in-Chief, Katie Koach
My name is Katie Koach and I am currently a senior at San Dimas High School. This is my third and final year on The Halo staff and I am now proudly the Editor-in-Chief. I also am a member of the Varsity Girls Tennis team , part of the volunteer clubs NHS and CSF, and I enjoy writing very much. I originally wrote for the lifestyles section, because it is the section that has fun light-hearted stories. My sophomore year I joined the paper, because I have a voice and I want it to be heard. When I was a junior I was awarded with the Lifestyles Editor position. I feel like when I write I am the voice not just for me, but for everyone with my opinion.
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Staff Writer, Ashley Loza
My name is Ashley Loza and I am a staff writer for the Lifestyles section. I am senior at San Dimas High School and this is my first year as a member of the journalism staff. I am a member of National Honors Society and Key Club at San Dimas High School, and I am also the co-president of the club In Your Own Skin. I enjoy writing in the Lifestyles section because I feel that I have the freedom to do many different types of pieces, whether it is fashion or popular culture. I am involved in the academics as well as the social parts of high school and like to reflect that in my topics.
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Photographer, Janelle Prince
My name is Janelle Prince and I am the Photographer for The Halo. I am a senior and this is my first year on the staff. I joined this class because I wanted to be able to contribute to The Halo and I thought taking pictures sounded appealing. I am also involved in the Christian Club here at school and at my church, Glendora Alliance Church. I love camping, snowboarding, hanging out with my friends, and playing video games.
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Staff Writer, Chelsea De Boef
My name is Chelsea DeBoef and I am a senior this year. I am a staff writer for the View Points section of the school newspaper, the Halo. I joined Journalism because I felt like it would be a great experience if I were to explore a new style of writing for myself. Joining Journalism was mainly important to me because I felt like it would be good for me to get opinions out there for the people who should be heard. This was one of the reasons of why I joined the Viewpoints style of writing. I had chosen this style because my opinions have a stand in what I strongly believe and Journalism helps get it out there. Although it may be a little difficult and demanding at times, it’s a very fun and exciting experience to get to write my own story and have it published. Journalism and the experiences that come with it have allowed my mind to be a bit more open and free.
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Sports Editor, Cynthia Vargas-Recio
My name is Cynthia Vargas-Recio and I am a senior at San Dimas High School. I enjoy being a Saint and I love being involved in my school and showing all my school spirit. I am the Sports Editor of The Halo and this is my first year being in journalism. Being apart of The Halo has been a great experience so far, the people are amazing, Mr. Milbrandt is an awesome teacher and I love being able to write about something that I love. I chose to be in journalism because when I get older I want to be a sports broadcaster and being the sports editor of the school paper would help me prepare for my future. Being able to cover professional sports stories and San Dimas sports stories is a great honor and I cannot wait to continue my journey as the sports editor of The Halo.
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Staff Writer, Amber Santoro
My name is Amber Santoro. I am a freshman at San Dimas High School. I joined the Halo to become involved in school activities and spread my passion of writing. The reason why I chose to become a Viewpoints staff writer was for the benefit of spreading my own individual ideas into the world and to inform readers of my opinions on specific topics, and possibly persuade them with reasoning and factual details to change their own view in the process.
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Staff Writer, Quintin Green
Hello my name is Quintin Green and I love being apart of The Halo and writing for Arts and Entertainment. I love being in journalism. It is awesome working with so many talented writers, and being able to give a voice to my opinions. Writing about the things that entertain students is a lot of fun as well, but what makes me happiest is just knowing that I have an impact on what students will see and listen too. I just can not wait to continue my senior year here and write the best I can for this paper.
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Staff Writer, Lauren Rhodes
Hey there, I am Lauren Rhodes and the San Dimas hallway have been lucky to been graced with my presence for the past four years. This is my first year here at The Halo, I am a staff writer for the Viewpoints section. I enjoy being a staff writer for the Viewpoint section because I believe I have very strong opinions about relevant current events that affect San Dimas High School.
I am also the Vice President of San Dimas High School Key Club 2012-2013, I am a member of National Honor Society, and the Doctor Who Club. I also enjoy volunteering at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation in the the Children’s Service Center.
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Staff Writer, Jasmine Preciado
My name is Jasmine Preciado, I am a senior at San Dimas High School. This is my first year in Journalism; I really enjoy writing for the Halo. Writing for The Halo is very hard working and I struggle at times but it is a good experience in high school. I decided to join journalism because I thought it would help and prepare my writing skills for college, and it defiantly has helped me improve. I am a writer for the section of lifestyles. I chose to write for lifestyles because I can write about anything and everything. For lifestyles there are so many topics to talk about, dances, fashion, movies, books, est. I always have something in mind to write about. I hope you enjoy reading my stories.
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Managing Editor, Carissa Atallah
Hello there, my name is Carissa Denise Atallah. This is my second year here with the Halo, and I am currently working as managing editor. I enjoy my leadership position with this publication because it combines my love for writing with my desire to learn and create through participation in extracurricular activities. You can also find me on the soccer field or the tennis courts, in the Debate Club, Christian Club, Writers’ Circle club, or simply buried in a book or behind a computer screen. I have also helped introduce the video department here at the Halo after directing the inner beauty documentary “Skin Deep” which can be found on the Halo’s Youtube page. Now that you know me a little better, get out of here and read my stories. Dftba.