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2017-2018 Staff

Brook Vitovsky

Brook Vitovsky is a junior who is starting her third year on the TALON as the art director. When she's not at school, she is usually at home drawing, both traditional and digital. Besides from drawing on her free time, she reads,...

M. Clark

M. Clarke is a senior in her second year of the TALON. She is interested in getting the opinions of people and seeing what they can create when given a subject. When outside of school, she works with individuals who have intel...

Sarah Liz

Sarah Liz is in her third year at UME and is currently a Junior. She is a very social and friendly person and loves to talk to everyone. Sarah enjoys writing and has yearned to be a professional photographer. You can usually find...

M. Snook

M. Snook is a junior at UME Prep who is starting her first year at the TALON. She has been a writer and a photographer for many years and has professionally photographed weddings as well as written many stories and compositions....

J. Coulter

J. Coulter is a junior who is new to the news world but experienced at writing and editing. Quiet and analytical, he has a passion for studying how the world works, contributing to his love of science and sci-fi. His favorite...

LH Wordsmith

LH Wordsmith (aka L. Horton) is a senior and loves journalism! She wants to do Cyber Security in college, hopefully at SMU. You can usually find her acting, playing piano, singing, reading or hanging out with friends. She is a vice...

TJ Yother

TJ Yother is a freshman. This is her first year of journalism. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography, listening to music, and traveling. One of her goals is to visit all 50 states. So far, she has been to 9 of the 5...

S. Neufeldt

S. Neufeldt is a new student at UME Prep Academy and is currently a freshman in high school. She very much enjoys eating substantial amounts of food as well as playing volleyball. When not doing considerable amounts of homework, yo...

“Darlene”

Darlene aka "Giant" is a sophomore who is all about those memes. In her words: “I bleed memes.” She wants to see memes incorporated into the TALON to attract a new crowd. She is probably looking at new memes right now. She...

D. Combs

D. Combs is a loud, energetic, weird, and wifed up sophomore at UME Prep. If you need him, you can find him on Snapchat (sc:daymonc). A fan of memes, he defines himself as a "dead meme."  He loves Chick-Fil-A and is usuall...

A. Burkey

A. Burkey is a freshman in her first year of newspaper writing. She is a huge sports fan, playing five years of softball, two years of cross country and track, and two years of volleyball. She loves listening to music and hanging ...

A. Vogel

A. Vogel is new to UME and a high school freshman. She has been homeschooled for the majority of her life. She enjoys factual writing and likes expressing her ideas, stories, and opinions through writing. In her free time, you ...

A. Cervantes

A. Cervantes is a Sophomore at UME Prep. She loves traveling and has been in many states. If she had one place to go it would definitely be somewhere with mountains. A. Cervantes loves shoes, and loves to hang out with friends ...

G. Smith

G. Smith is a sophomore who just recently joined UME Prep. He is a big sports fan and has played soccer for several years. He loves BACON, eating lots of food and his favorite place to eat is Whataburger. He plays football, basketball,...

K. Johnston

K. Johnston is a senior who is a big sports fan especially a fan of the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox.  She plays both basketball and softball. If you know her out of school, you know she loves to write baseball players letters...

M. Mendoza

M. Mendoza is a senior at UME Prep and is starting her second year of journalism. She loves to spend time with her dog and spoils him rotten.When she has free time she loves to spend it with her friends and family....

C. Marshall

C. Marshall is a senior in her second year of journalism at UME. She served in the UME Drumline last year playing the cymbal. Her favorite thing to eat is pizza. She has a blue Mini Cooper that she is probably driving right now.

K. Meinecke

K. Meinecke is a junior at UME Prep, and this is her second year writing for the TALON. She loves Netflix, hiking, animals, and coffee. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and go on trips.

A. Mejia

A. Mejia is a freshman who has never worked on the Talon before. She's usually the quietest and most serious person in the room, but when she leaves school, she's the most outgoing person ever. On the weekends she spends her time...

D. Lopez

D. Lopez is a sophomore and his first year writing for the TALON. He likes to go out a lot taking pictures of interesting things and he’s usually around Bishop Arts District or at the indoor soccer zone by Redbird Mall. ...

“Aubrey”

Aubrey "the Beanstalk" is a sophomore at UME Prep. He plays on the varsity football team at his school. His favorite place to eat is QT. He plays baseball, football, and basketball. When he has free time he enjoys hanging with...

S. Luna

S. Luna is a sophomore in high school in her first year with the TALON. She is a big country fan along with being a dancer of 12 years. When she is not hanging out with friends, you will catch her dancing while listening to country...

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