Rylee is a hard working journalist who is new to The RamPage team. This young man enjoys skateboarding, eating, social networking, and making videos. He plans on making a career in skateboarding or filming in the future. Rylee also has amazing hair.
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Senior Keione “Kiki” Gilkey is what most people would describe as “fabulous” or “sassy”. This is her first year in journalism and she plans on creating awesome articles that people would be interested in reading. When she isn’t busy with schoolwork, she enjoys shopping and blogging. Her blog is basically one of the most important aspects in her life. When she graduates, she plans on pursuing a career in nursing at University of Texas at Austin, then becoming a travel nurse. Once she is ready to start her adult life, she intends to move overseas to the U.K.
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Sophomore Algeo Rosario is a first year journalism student. He is ready to take on new challenges that sophomore year and Newswriting are going to strike at him. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing tennis, eating, and spending time on the computer. He joined Newswriting because in his elementary school he took a journalism class and really enjoyed it. He is an aspiring worker who is still undecided about his future career. While journalism is one of his career choices, he is also looking into the business and medical fields. Since grades are important to him, he is striving to maintain his 4.0 GPA.
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Blake Weldon is an adventurous young man who enjoys playing basketball, boxing, snowboarding, white water rafting, and jumping off objects in his spare time. Unfortunately for him, he often injures himself in these pursuits. As a jokester, he entertains the class with his, what he calls “Swag.” He was born on one of the Azores Islands in Portugal but he has lived in Germany, California, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Japan. His goal in life is to become a Marine. He feels that by becoming a Marine he will contribute to the safety and well-being of the United States of America. After serving as a Marine he will become a Colorado police officer. He currently has no plans to apply to college.
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Sixteen year old Taylor Ward has lived in Little Rock, Arkansas; Reykjavik, Iceland; Dyess, Texas; Ramstein, Germany; and Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father is in the military so one could call her a military brat. Taylor is a diligent student and in her spare time, likes to read. She is a competitive swimmer with four medals from the recent Junior Age Group competition (JAGS). She loves to write and likes learning about history. Currently, she is unaware of which college she intends to apply to, but she has hopes of becoming either a journalist or a teacher for English or history.
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Sophomore Lexi Tupou is proud of her Tongan heritage and is quick to share with everyone about it. Despite her intimidating stature, Lexi has never been involved in a fight. As a devout Mormon, Lexi loves church who puts God first in her life. In fact, her favorite scripture is Joshua 24:15: “Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the lord.” Lexi’s dream colleges are to attend either Georgetown or Stanford University. A (Reggae) music lover, she is always searching for new songs. She also plays the ukulele and piano. Lexi’s favorite class is newswriting where she is able to take pictures and ask questions. Lexi is very talkative and is not afraid of speaking her mind. Don’t hesitate to say hi to her when you see her around.
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Sophomore Shamar Rodrigues is a first year reporter to The RamPage. When she isn’t busy working on her articles, she practices her trumpet as a member of the school Pep Band. She enjoys playing football, rugby, and soccer, as well as boxing and Jiu- Jitsu. She is also interested in the performing arts and enjoys acting and singing. Though she’s currently looking for a fitting career choice, she knows she’d like it to be involved with any of the listed activities she enjoys. Some of her favorite pieces of literature include Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
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Hannahleigh Rios is a junior who enjoys writing and painting. She is a military child whose father is in the Navy. She has moved over nine times and has visited most states in the country. Her favorite place that she’s lived in is Monterey, California because she enjoys the cold weather and the scenery. She loves everything vintage, and enjoys film photography. Her favorite foods are sushi, pasta, and all American burgers while her favorite restaurant is “Archies Burgers” on Cannery Row in Monterey. Next summer she is leaving the country for the first time to move to Japan, and she will complete her senior year there before returning to the east coast for college.
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Junior Courtney Ortega is a second-year journalism student. A self-professed couch potato, she enjoys having family around. She loves food, baking and writing about it. She also likes painting and reading books. She hopes to major in Psychology somewhere in the Colorado area or in Oregon. Hopefully this year will rock.
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Junior Andy Larsen is a first year journalism student for The RamPage. He is the younger of two children, he spends much of his time watching sports, working on computers, and working at his part-time McDonald’s job. Despite a very busy schedule, he manages to get everything done between school, work and friends. His post-high school plans include returning to Illinois to attend Southern Illinois University before joining the military like his father. He is working to improve his writing skills to contribute better articles for the online school publication.
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Senior Addison Jackson is a second year journalism student. She has a beauty column in The RamPage that she updates twice a month. Addison hopes to become a writer for Seventeen magazine someday. She hopes student readers will enjoy reading her articles and use her tips to enhance their own beauty.
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Alyssa Guzman is an aspiring model and actress who is moving to LA within the next year. She loves to read and write, and aspires to build a successful publishing company. She also wants to start a foundation for bullied children in order to prevent them from falling into depression, anxiety and becoming suicidal. She hopes journalism will help her fulfill her dreams.
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Senior Attiana Collins is a third-year journalism student and The RamPage’s editor-in-chief. Since most of her classes this year are writing classes, she’s always writing and very much enjoys it. Among other things she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, organizing, and planning. When she isn’t at school, you’ll usually find her editing and planning things for The RamPage or joking around with her family. She plans on continuing her education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, before pursuing her Ph.D in journalism, and finally being the owner and editor-in-chief of her own newsmagazine. She will try her best this year to stay informed on all student activities and to keep the reader in the loop. She will try her hardest to make this year’s paper the best the campus has ever seen.