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The Hornet

The Hornet

Serving the Fullerton Community Since 1922

The Hornet

Hornet Fall 2023 Staff

Jake Rhodes
Editor-in-Chief

Jake Rhodes

Jake Rhodes is the Editor-in-Chief for The Hornet Newspaper. He has been on The Hornet Newspaper for three semesters. He is a JACC award winning journalist in Sports Game Story as well as Enterprise News Story/Series for an investigation into Title IX concerns at Fullerton College. Jake is also a national...

Pedro Saravia
News Editor

Pedro Saravia

Pedro Saravia is the News Desk Editor for The Hornet Newspaper. He previously wrote for Inside Fullerton magazine. Pedro is a JACC award winning journalist for his work investigating Title IX issues at Fullerton College. Pedro enjoys going to the gym, playing and watching soccer, and hanging with his...

Sara Leon
Arts & Culture Editor

Sara Leon

Sara Leon is the Arts and Culture Desk Editor for The Hornet.  She is a three-time award winning student journalist and has been on the newspaper for three semesters.  Sara is also the current JACC Student Representative for all community college journalism students in Southern California. Sara enjoys...

Quinn Cisneros
Sports Editor

Quinn Cisneros

Quinn Cisneros is a second semester Sports Desk Editor for The Hornet Newspaper.  He is a JACC award winning journalist for his involvement in a Title IX investigation. His interest in journalism came from his passion of sports. He enjoys watching, playing, and writing about sports. Quinn's end goal...

Guadalupe Gonzalez
Copy Editor

Guadalupe Gonzalez

Guadalupe Gonzalez is a first semester staff reporter and Copy Editor for The Hornet Newspaper. When not writing, she enjoys sewing, reading, and watching thriller or horror movies and spending time with her two cats. Her goal in journalism is to be a news reporter for a newspaper media outlet. ...

Cesar Garcia
Staff Photographer

Cesar Garcia

Cesar Garcia, a mechanical design engineer and a photographer for The Hornet newspaper. He skillfully navigates the dual worlds of precision and creativity. In his engineering career, he excels in designing innovative solutions. As one of the newspaper's dedicated photographers, Cesar captures life's...

Jose Vazquez
Staff Photographer

Jose Vazquez

Jose Vazquez is a returning staff photographer for The Hornet. Jose wants to tell people's stories and cover points of interest in our culture's conflicts, politics, history, and the obscure. His focus currently is on the emerging music and art scene in Southern California. Jose is currently studying...

CJ Womack
Staff Reporter

CJ Womack

Ché Womack Jr. (CJ) is a first semester staff reporter on The Hornet. After freelancing on Substack and writing his own political-opinion pieces, CJ joined The Hornet to further develop his journalistic abilities. CJ is the producer for The Hornet’s podcast, ‘Around The Hornet,’ and produces two...

Ronette Johnson
Staff Reporter

Ronette Johnson

Ronette Johnson is a first semester staff reporter for The Hornet. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the United States where she visits and documents National Parks via photographs and video recording. One of Ronette's goals in journalism is to expand and hone her skills in order to become a successful...

Bela Penn
Staff Reporter

Bela Penn

Bela Penn is a staff reporter in her first semester at The Hornet. She enjoys reading, live music, and playing with her cat Ellie Blue. She hopes to one day become a published author.

Ciara Gonzalez
Staff Reporter

Ciara Gonzalez

Ciara Gonzalez is a staff reporter in her first semester at The Hornet. She likes to read, play with her dog Dino, and spend time with her friends and family. Her goals for the future are to get a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and work for a news organization as a reporter. ...

Brandon Kearney
Staff Reporter

Brandon Kearney

Brandon Kearney is a staff reporter in his first semester at The Hornet. Brandon enjoys horror, literature, philosophy, and anthropology. With music as a particular area of interest, Brandon hopes to be able to document the life of various music subcultures. In his eyes, each scene has a unique way of...

Brian Mack
Staff Reporter

Brian Mack

Brian Mack is a first semester staff reporter for The Hornet newspaper. In his free time, he loves watching anime, sports, and playing video games. He also enjoys sneakers and reading comic books. His goal in journalism is to continue to learn and improve the various skills required in to be in the field....

Romina Gonzalez
Staff Reporter

Romina Gonzalez

Romina Gonzalez is a first semester staff reporter on The Hornet. She joined The Hornet to get a better look into what goes into writing articles. As of now, Romina is trying out different careers she's interested in pursuing for the future. During her free time, she likes watching reality TV and hanging...

Matthew Gonzalez
Staff Reporter

Matthew Gonzalez

Matthew Gonzalez is a second semester staff reporter for The Hornet. Aside from being a staff reporter, he is also into sports photography. Matthew's passion in sports comes from watching and covering football, soccer, and basketball. During his free time he enjoys working out or listening to music....

Evelyn Salazar
Staff Reporter

Evelyn Salazar

Evelyn Salazar is a second semester staff writer with The Hornet Newspaper. Her favorite things to do when not writing are shopping and baking delicious pastries. Her goal in journalism is to work as an interpreter in the courts system.

Jessica Langlois
Advisor

Jessica Langlois

Jessica Langlois is advisor to The Hornet and Inside Fullerton magazine. She has been teaching at Fullerton College since 2019. Previously, she taught at UC Berkeley, Cal State Northridge, and Loyola Marymount University. In her career, she has reported on the television industry, infrastructure and...

Eli Young
iF Photo Editor & The Hornet Photographer

Eli Young

Eli is a photography and journalism major from Compton, CA. They spend their free time playing Dungeons & Dragons and going on night walks in downtown areas for some street photography. Their end goal is to become a full-time photojournalist.  However, a big goal of Eli's is to open an art gallery...