The Talon

2017-2018 Staff

Kendall Deal

Hello people, my name is Kendall Deal, I am a senior and am currently in my second year of newspaper. I am the business manager of The Talon and am excited for the 2018-2019 year. I love taking sports photos, and have a passi...

Chris Bonifaz

Chris Bonifaz is a Staff Writer of The Talon this year. Chris joined The Talon because he loves keeping up with the news. Chris aims to accomplish a career in writing whether it be as a journalist or an author. Chris wants T...

Logan Frandsen

Hello folks, my name is Logan Frandsen. I am a senior and the editorial chief of The Talon, in my second year in newspaper. Dogs are a lot better than cats, and pugs are the best dog. Also, band is kind of a thing my whole lif...

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, ...

Sadrac Rainey

Sadrac Rainey is a Staff Writer of The Talon this year. Sadrac joined The Talon because he wanted to better understand story writing, and photography. Sadrac aims to improve with his creative writing, photography, and design. Sadrac ...

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...

Katie Caccavale

My name is Katie Caccavale. This is my second year in newspaper. I am the equipment boss and a staff writer. I love to capture exciting moments using photos. My favorite type of stories to write are Sports along with Arts and ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...