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The Talon

2016-2017 Staff

Lauren Alison

Copy Editor

Lauren Alison, a senior at RHS, is in her second year of working on the Talon as Copy Editor. As a kid, she danced at RARA for seven years as well as playing softball. When not in school or working on homework, Lauren can be found...

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Elizabeth Bulat

Staff Writer

This is Elizabeth's fist year on the Talon. She enjoys running, photography, and the outdoors. She is on the cross country, basketball, and soccer team at Rochester.

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Amanda Capaldi

Lifestyles Editor

Amanda is in her third year on The Talon staff and serves as the Lifestyles Editor. She won 3rd place from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association for a lifestyles feature on hookah smoking, and four honorable mentions...

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Kathryn Chatman

Staff Writer

Kathryn Chatman is a first-year writer for The Talon. A lacrosse player and member of both Green Club and National Honor Society, Chatman enjoys writing, Netflix, and spending time with loved ones.

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Carly Craig

News Editor

Carly Craig is serving her second year on the staff, currently serving as the News Editor. She is passionate about dogs and flannels. She also loves traveling in her Crocs.

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Grace Crites

Staff Writer

Grace is currently a junior at RHS. This is her first year on the Talon staff and she is very excited to experience what it is like to write for the school newspaper. Grace plays golf, basketball, and tennis for Rochester. In...

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Christian Fend

Staff Writer

This is Christian Fend's second year on the Talon. Fend is on the Rochester High school varsity soccer team, and also plays soccer for Rochester Soccer Club. On top of this Fend is a member of the National Honors society. Fend ...

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Morgan Gallagher

Design Editor, Co-Photo Editor

Morgan is entering her second year on the Talon staff. She is a fan of contemporary art, Elvis Presley, and the color yellow. Her hobbies include 35mm film photography, books, and bass guitar.                          

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Taylor Garber

Staff Writer

Taylor is in her first year on The Talon staff as a writer. She loves reading, music, and travelling.

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Patrick Jordan


This is Patricks's first year as a writer for the Talon. In his free time he mainly plays video games. He am also involved in the Rochester theater program (R.A.T.S., improvisation, productions).

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Lauren Karmo

Sports Editor

Lauren Karmo is in her second year on the Talon and as of this year is the current Sports Editor on staff. She is often found in the stadium, whether it be for marching band or lacrosse, and enjoys being creative with her music,...

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Alexa Luttrell

Staff Writer

This is Alexa's first year on The Talon. She is interested in writing, video productions and music, and hopes to one day become a filmmaker.

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Angela Mammel

Feature Editor

Angela Mammel is in her second year on The Talon staff, and she serves as the Feature editor. Writing, theater, and mentoring are a few of her biggest passions, and she hopes to become a theater citric or a special education teacher...

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Ollie Najar

Opinion Editor

Ollie has been apart of the Talon for two years and is the standing Opinion Editor. He is also a varsity soccer captain, writer and music enthusiast.

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Jenna Norgrove

Staff Writer

Jenna plays varsity basketball, softball, and volleyball for Rochester High School, and plays on the Motor City Hit Dogs 16u travel softball team.  This is Jenna's first year writing on the Talon.  Jenna enjoys spending time...

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Mahnoor Rauf

Staff Writer

Mahnoor Rauf, junior at Rochester High, is in her second of year writing for The Talon and She runs cross country, and also participates in FNHS, NHS, and SSNHS.

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Maggie Roehling

Staff Writer

Maggie Roehling is a senior in her third year on staff. She has played soccer since she was 2-years-old, but recently tore her ACL, so she has not been able to play. She enjoys taking photos, and this is her first year as Business...

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Chris Sandler

Staff Writer

This is Chris's first year on The Talon as a Staff Writer. He plays tennis for Rochester High Schools varsity team, and enjoys eating Asian food, along with spending time with his family.

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Makenzie Shubnell

Entertainment Editor, Co-Photo Editor

Makenzie Shubnell is a second year Entertainment Editor for The Talon and She is a part of National Honor Society and loves everything about music, photography, and art. It's rare to see her without headphones...

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Taylor Simmons

Staff Writer

Taylor Simmons is a junior in her second year as a Staff Writer for The Talon. She is also apart of the Girl's Lacrosse team, and also participates in Green Club.

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Sara Trumza

Staff Writer

Sara Trumza is involved in the Rochester cheer program, Spanish National Honor Society and Model United Nations club. This is her second year writing for The Talon.

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Ninotchka Valdez


Ninotchka is currently a senior in her third year of working on the Talon. She held the Feature Editor position during her first year on staff, and now holds the position of Editor-in-Chief. She serves as a Senior Class Ambassador,...

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Audrey Weber

Staff Writer

This is Audrey's second yea as a staff writer for The Talon. In her free time she loves to run and bike. She is also apart the Rochester High School Cross Country and Track team.

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Victoria Wendt

Staff Writer

Victoria Wendt is a junior at Rochester High School. This is her second year on The Talon as a Staff Writer. She was a member of the JV softball team last year.

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