The Talon

About The Talon

The Talon’s 2017 Editors

The Editorial Board

Top row from left to right: Lauren Karmo, Tori Wendt, Makenzie Shubnell, Taylor Simmons; Front row from left to right: Bianca Mow, Elizabeth Bulat, Angela Mammel

The Talon is the award-winning, student-run newspaper at Rochester High School. The Talon earned Spartan Awards, the top honor in the state, from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In addition, in 2013 and 2015, The Talon earned top honors in the nation when the staff received a Pacemaker Award through the National Scholastic Press Association.

Each month, The Talon staff strives to produce high-quality, informative news, feature, entertainment, opinion and sports stories that are relevant to students at RHS, as well as the Rochester community through print, web and social media coverage. For more great coverage, check out @therhstalon on issuu, @falconsofrhs on Instagram, @rhstalon on Twitter and like The Talon of Facebook.

The 2017-2018 Staff

Adviser: Mrs. Aleah Facca

Editorial Board:

Editor-in-Chief: Lauren Karmo
Editor-in-Chief: Makenzie Shubnell
Copy and News Editor: Angela Mammel
Feature Editor: Elizabeth Bulat
Entertainment and Lifestyles Editor: Taylor Simmons
Sports Editor: Bianca Mow
Business Manager: Tori Wendt

Staff Writers: 

Zoya Ahmed
Colin Alison
Wyatt Anness
Gloria Baldevia
Claire Benson
Eileen Brennan
Danya Black
Ryan Gamble
Nick Garber
Ellie Gnass
Jack Harding
Chris Komarzec
Hope Laurencelle
Megan Lorenzo
Bella Malatesta
Angela Maldonado
Akhil Nagesh
Noah Peterson
Summer Rawashdeh
Violet Resh
Jonathan Sabbagh
Zoe Sawdon
Peyton Schroyer
Sharan Shibu
Alex Soave
Camden Williams




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