The Talon

2016-2017 Staff

Lexi Gass

Hey there! I’m Lexi Gass and I’m a staff writer on The Talon. I’m currently a junior in high school and this is my third year of being apart of the staff. Outside of journalism, I have a passion for creative writing, singing, ...

Hayden Cunningham

Hayden Cunningham is the Editorial Chief of The Talon this year. Hayden joined The Talon because he is interested in pursuing a journalism career. Hayden wants The Talon to become a diverse thinking environment with different idea...

Audrey Serrano

My name is Audrey Serrano and I am the Newspaper Copy Chief for the 2018-2019 school year! During a free-time, I love writing fiction and playing around with photoshop because I’ve also recently gotten into graphic design. Mus...

Cindy Garraway

Cindy Garraway is honored to be the adviser for The Talon! The 2018-2019 school year will mark her 17th year teaching, and her 11th year at O'Connor teaching 12th grade English, COM 100, Newspaper, and Journalism. She...

Samantha Ruoff

Hello, my name is Sam and I am in my final year at OHS! I love to draw, listen to music, and play video games on my spare time. I am glad to be in Newspaper because I feel like I am actually apart of something big! My goals for ...

Nikki Hazelett

My name is Nikki Hazelett and I am Co Editor-In-Cheif this year, with my talented bestie, Cassidy Moore. This is my third year on the staff and I spent my first two years as the Sports Editor. I am very excited to spend my senior...

Laci Holm

This year I'm a sophomore at OHS. This is my first year in newspaper but my second year working with the journalism department. If I'm not busy watching How I Met Your Mother I'm playing with my demon hairless cat. I'm excited...

Katie Diab

Katie Diab is a staff writer on The Talon this year, for the second year. She joined The Talon to do what she loves most, which is writing. She aims to work on her writing. She wants The Talon to hopefully achieve what they hav...

Kasey Cross

Kasey Cross is a second year Staff Writer on The Talon this year. Kasey joined The Talon because she has a passion and love for photojournalism and wants to continue the success of OC Captured, as well as try every other field...

Emilie Reid

Emilie Reid is the Arts and Entertainment Editor of The Talon this year. Emilie joined the publication last year in hopes of expanding her knowledge on the activities and events that go on around campus. This year, Emilie aims ...

Seth Moller

The opportunity to be a part of the Talon staff this year was a pleasant surprise for me, having not been in journalism before. But it was last year, while in the advanced media class, that I re-discovered the human spirit through journa...

Travis Robertson

Travis Robertson is a senior and the Copy Chief of The Talon this year. This is Travis’s third year in The Talon. Travis joined The Talon because he has a love for writing and passion for journalism that can not be matched....

Cassidy Moore

Cassidy Moore is Co Editor-In-Chief with her long term friend Nikki Hazelett. She is excited to begin her fourth year on the Talon and can't wait to see what her talented staff creates. On her free time she enjoys being a part of...

Ethan Gilchrist

Ethan Gilchrist is the Editor-in-Chief of The Talon for the 2017-18 school year. This is the culmination of a four year journey for Ethan as he reaches the top and plans to take The Talon to new heights. He has been on staff o...

Alexa Fuenmayor

I’m finally at the top of the food chain this year as I will be a senior at OHS. This is my third year in the journalism department but my second in newspaper. Making up for my parents’ wishes of me being involved in a sport...