Behind The Scenes Of The Chronicle Staff

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Name: Matt Varca      Grade: 28th      Team:  Advisor

What beverage could you drink forever? Water has been the most consistently favored beverage, but Q Ginger Beer has a special place in my heart.

What is your favorite thing to do on a cold winter afternoon? Bowling

What song do you sing in the shower? I’m not much of a shower singer because I try to save my voice for the car.

Hi, my name is Matt! I am the recovering sweet potato addict, music loving, stressed out babysitter for the Grandview Chronicle.

 

EDITORS:

Name: Caleigh Daugherty   Grade: Junior   Team: Editor in Chief

What’s the easiest way to win your heart? McDonalds and a pair of Vans.

What’s your favorite word? Snazzy

What superpower would you like to give yourself? Why? I would like to be fluent in every language because I love to travel and you can experience so much more if you can communicate successfully.

Just your typical stressed out Spotify addict. If I’m not at home enjoying a Big Mac, you can catch me in the halls wearing a sweatshirt and Vans while carrying a tray of snazzy cupcakes and ranting about how amazing France is. If I’m not doing any of those things, chances are I’m at a concert.

 

Name: Ashley Wiedeman       Grade: Senior       Team: Editor

What Netflix show could you binge watch? Teen Mom. Who doesn’t love a good reality show?

If you could be a celebrity for one day, who would you be? I would be Carrie Underwood because she’s incredibly talented and look at those calves.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I would be a maroon crayon because I look good in that color.

A super busy person that is just trying to make it to college. I love going on crazy adventures with my friends even though they just include taking pictures, rapping Fergie, and hoping my car can make it up the next hill.

 

Name: Danielle Armitage      Grade: Senior      Team: Editor

What Netflix show could you binge for hours? Grey’s Anatomy

What is the easiest way to win your heart? Concert tickets and good conversation.

What is your biggest fear? Being kidnapped.

I like to eat tacos, go hiking, rave, and play lacrosse.

 

 

 

 

Name: Jace DiCola      Grade: Junior      Team: Editor

What song do you sing in the shower? Losing You, by Boy Pablo

If you could eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life what would it be? Why? Chili’s! It can be expensive or cheap, casual or romantic and it’s always going to have strong Vine energy.

Favorite pickup line? If you were a Transformer, you would be Optimus Fine

A constant carrier of sodas and snacks, and the driver of the car with the terrible music blasting out of it. If I’m not reporting or doing homework then I am definitely playing Spiderman on the PS4. If you ever have an idea or concern for an article let me know because I love sticking my nose in places they don’t belong 😉

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Name: Jade Winton      Grade: Senior       Team: Social Media Editor

Which Netflix show could you binge for hours? On My Block along with a big bowl of poppy corn.

What’s the easiest way to win your heart? If you can rap Fergalicious by Fergie.

If you could live in any store, what would it be? The Krusty Krab, that’s where my homie squidward is at.

The average for me having a blonde moment is one in five minutes (dying my hair next week). If you need a quality dad joke you know who to go to. I enjoy doing outdoor activities like hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, etc. Another one of my hobbies is taking Ashley Wiedemans clothes, thanks Ashley.

 

Name: Simone Gray      Grade: Senior      Team: Social Media

What’s your favorite word? Moist

If you were to become an ice cream flavor, which one would it be and why? Cotton Candy because I am a sweet treat.

Most illegal thing you’ve ever done? Bad girls never tell all their secrets.

My whole life has been all about ice hockey because what Canadian’s life isn’t. After graduating from high school this year I plan on going to college to become a Physical Therapist for children and disabled children.

 

 

Name: Brisen Wright      Grade: Senior     Team: Social Media

Which beverage could you drink forever? Water. Therefore, I won’t die.

If you could live in any store, what would it be? Chipotle. Chipotle’s my life. I love Chipotle.

If you were stranded on any country which one would it be? USA because that's where my crib is at.

I love to longboard, like to work, and make the most out of adventures.

 

 

 

Name: Yaxuan  Yu      Grade: Senior      Team: Social Media

You have a time machine, Where are you going? The 1920’s because I love Jazz music.

If you could eat one restaurant the rest of your life what would it be? Huoguo, doesn't matter which restaurant.

If you could master one language immediately, what language would you choose to be fluent in? French, in the process right now.

Raining and snowing are all my favorite weather. I love rollercoasters but I hate bugs flying in my face.

 

Name: Julia Cacciavillani      Grade: Sophomore     Team: Social Media

If you were to become an ice cream flavor, which one would it be and why? I would be matcha green tea because it’s a little gritty but overall a good attempt.

If you could eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Why? I would eat at Fontana sushi because I could literally eat sushi and bento boxes for the rest of my life and love it.

Most illegal thing you’ve ever done? Ran across the street and got hit by a car.

I look basic until I open my mouth and then I just start looking stupid. Aspiring artist and writer, although most of my masterpieces stay inside my head.

 

Name: Ezzie Vanegas      Grade: Freshman      Team: Social Media

What’s your biggest fear? Losing someone, let’s go with that.

What’s your hidden talent? I can bend my fingers back.

Most illegal thing you’ve ever done? Telling my parents I did my homework when I haven’t.

Honestly I’m an unusual person who has interest in the Japanese culture who also happens to come from a Guatemalan family. I can speak 3 languages, mostly English and Spanish. Also I love eating and sleeping, simple.

 

 

SPORTS:

Name: Ava Bonavia      Grade: Junior     Team: Sports Editor

If you were stranded on any country which one would it be? New Zealand

What’s the easiest way to win your heart? Food

If you could live in any store, what would it be? Altar’d State

I am fun loving cheerleader who enjoys traveling and going to the beach. I love newspaper and can’t wait to write stories this year!

 

 

 

Name: Jared Chartrand      Grade: Senior     Team: Sports

If you could be a celebrity for one day, who would you be and why? Conor McGregor because he has amazing suits and he’s the world’s best fighter. October 6th UFC 299 McGregor within 4.

What is your favorite thing to do on a cold winter afternoon? Shred the gnar or watch movies snuggled up with the boys HSM4LYFE.

Most illegal thing you’ve ever done? Raced a cop in his police Charger.

I’m Colombian and very proud of that and I love my family more than anything else. Cars are a close second though.

 

 

Name: Jackson Taylor      Grade: Senior     Team: Sports

What’s your hidden talent? I’m a singer/songwriter

Favorite pickup line? Hey I’m an art major

What’s the easiest way to win your heart? Money

My name is Jackson I’m a senior and I'm 17 years old, I love basketball and journalism. I also love to hang with the homies cause they hold it down.

 

 

 

 

Name: Kenzie Wager      Grade: Junior     Team: Sports

If you could be a celebrity for one day, who would you be? Why? Erin Lim from the Rundown because she is my journalistic hero, duh.

What song do you sing in the shower? Literally any blackbear song. My favorites have to be “Weak When You’re Around”, “90210”, and “Rich White Girls” from blackbear’s band mansionz.

Which Netflix show could you binge for hours? It would be to basic to say Grey’s Anatomy so I’m gonna go with The Office.

I’m really passionate about athletics and super pumped to be part of Sports this year in Newspaper. I spend most of my time on the softball field or with my cat watching Netflix.

 

Name: Kristina Boyko    Grade: Sophomore    Team Sports

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Why? I would be olive green cuz I hate olives.

If you can master one language immediately, what language would you choose? Why? я бы хотел выучить английский язык, потому что я говорю только по-русски.

Which beverage would you drink forever? Coffee because sleep is for the weak.

I am an avid coffee enthusiast, and unsuccessful songwriter. My favorite pastime is having sleepovers, playing fetch, painting nails, having intense pillow fights, watching movies, and going on walks with my best friend; which also happens to be my dog.

 

Name:  Lizzy Leung      Grade: Sophomore     Team: Sports

Which beverage would you drink forever? Aloe Vera, juice of the gods.

What song do you sing in the shower? Rap God by Eminem (I’m not very good).

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Why? Sky blue, because it’s just a reflection of the ocean.

My name is Lizz, I’m a sophomore and I run Cross Country. I might be 4’7” but I’ll still kick your butt. 

 

 

FEATURES:

Name: Sami Stuart      Grade: Junior     Team: Features Editor

If you could master one language immediately, what language would you choose to be fluent in? French, so I can walk around the Champs-Elysses with a croissant and beret, and pretend that I’m a sophisticated, successful French woman… even if it’s just for a while.  

What’s your hidden talent? It’s not really hidden, but I’m a professional binge-watcher. If that doesn’t count, I can touch my tongue to my nose. If that’s not good enough, I don’t know what to tell ya.  

What’s your biggest fear? Being kidnapped, heights, sharks, oblivion, snakes, public speaking, and losing those close to me. Yes, I know that’s more than one.  

I enjoy long walks on the beach, watching Netflix for 5 hours straight, traveling the world, Krispy Kreme donuts, and dogs. Big into dogs.

 

Name: Paige Montgomery  Grade: Senior  Team: Features

What is your favorite thing to do on a cold winter afternoon? Drink some stellar tea (because I’m always cold, it’s yummy, and hydrate or die-drate) and either watch tv or read a book.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Why? Olympic blue (look it up), because it’s pretty but not too bright that it hurts your eyes after looking at it for a while.

You have a time machine, where are you going? Honestly, I like the time I live in now because electricity is a thing, traveling is super easy, and computers are super handy.

Paige plays a couple of instruments, a few sports, and really likes cool socks.

 

Name: Kate Kerner      Grade: Freshman    Team: Features

What is your biggest fear? SPIDERS! I hate spiders. I know they help the environment, but I hate their eyes and their legs feel like needles which I have a phobia of.

If you could master one language immediately, what language would you choose to be fluent in? French. Being a Canadian, I would love to be able to move to Quebec and live with my relatives there.

What’s your favorite pickup line? Are you a candle, because you light the fire in my heart.

I’m proudly Canadian, I represent GSA, I’m a huge theatre nerd, I’m a young child, I take writing really seriously, and I want to be an author. I’m a huge music nerd, and I’m in a long-term relationship with Netflix and my couch.

 

Name: Joseph Loya Ontiveros      Grade: Freshman      Team: Features

If you were stranded on any country which one would it be? Japan.

What’s your biggest fear? Pauper!

What’s your worst gross habit no one knows about? DON’T HAVE ONE!!

I am handsome. Last, but not least, I love winter because I love playing snow fight!

 

 

 

Name: Josiel Loya Ontiveros     Grade: Freshman     Team: Features

If you were stranded in any country which one would it be? I would be here Colorado, because it is a safe place, and I already know most of this county's place, so I basically feel like i’m in home.

What superpower would you like to give yourself? Why? I would give myself the power to heal… I would like to have a healing power because the I could be immortal. I would be able to heal people's pain away, and make them feel no longer pain but love… this power could lead to the next generation in life.

What is your favorite thing to do on a cold winter afternoon. I would normally love to enjoy playing video games, but in the afternoons i would be more likely be in the gym.

I love to workout, play games and hangout with my family. I love to workout in the afternoons right after school but if I had summer break I would normally love to workout in the mornings so I have more time in the afternoon. After the gym obviously playing video games right after working out, but if I had homework that will come first.

 

Name: Rayne Ware      Grade: Freshman     Team: Features

Favorite pickup line?No bad vibes, bro. Get away from me if do have some.

Favorite song to sing in the shower? All kinds, but mostly sin city and bohemian rhapsody!

If you could live in any store, what would it be? Forever 21

I’m a freshman, I am a proud FBLA member, I am also a proud glee binger person, and i’m currently married to my bed.

 

 

 

OPINIONS:

Name: Jori O’Grady    Grade: Sophomore    Team: Opinions Editor

What’s your hidden talent? I can fast clap

If you could live in any store, what would it be? The Tattered Cover

What’s your favorite word or hated word? Jovial, Sestina, Mellifluous, Hiraeth, Luminesce, Vellichor

I’d like to think of myself as a curious, energetic, and open minded person. I love learning and trying new things. You can always find me reading something or listening to music. I am a published writer, and often go to open mics and slam poetry competitions. I am an editor for our literary and arts publication, Meraki, an advisor for The Tattered Cover, and a thespian. I hope to one day travel the world and become a Peace Corps volunteer.

 

Name: Brynn McCabe      Grade: Junior       Team: Opinions

If you could eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Definitely Watercourse foods. It’s a vegan restaurant in Denver and their food is amazing and they have so many different things to choose from.

If you were to become an ice cream flavor, which one would it be and why? I’d be the Ben and Jerry’s “peanut butter and cookies” flavor because there’s peanut butter and...yeah… that’s all you need.

What’s your hidden talent? I’m pretty good at the game Starcraft 2 if I try.

I’m 5 foot  and a quarter of an inch tall(yes, the ¼  matters), I enjoy swimming, cooking vegan food, and playing video games. I also spend far too much time on Discord, and someday I hope to live in a van, traveling and advocating for the lives of farm animals.

 

Name: Mia Nguyen      Grade: Junior      Team: Opinions

If you could master one language immediately, what language would you choose to be fluent in? Mandarin Chinese--it’s such a fun language to learn and I love the culture!

You have a time machine, where are you going? Definitely Victorian England, I mean, have you seen the ballgowns?

Which beverage could you drink forever? Honey milk tea with miniature bubbles and salted milk foam. Hands down best drink known to mankind.

I’m told I’m super bubbly (I’ll tell you right now I’m in a constant state of wanting to scream and cry) and apparently I always look lost in the hallways (because I usually am). I play varsity tennis, tend to take classes I can’t handle, and have an unhealthy obsession for mochi ice cream. Oh, I also love elephants. Elephants are great. 🙂

 

Name: Celina Raymond      Grade: Freshman      Team: Opinions

Favorite pick up line? My doctor said I lack vitamin U.

Which beverage could you drink forever? Ginger ale

What's your hidden talent? I can rant for hours upon hours.

I am an emo, love talking, but hate small talk, and love learning first hand about cultures. I am full of queer pride and team spirit especially for swim and dive and any running sport. I am very competitive and passionate about a lot of things.

 

 

 

Name: Emma Wilson   Grade: Freshman  Team: Opinions

What superpower would you like to give yourself? Why? I would give myself the power of teleportation. You could transport anywhere to where you want to go, at any time you want!  If you think about, if you want to shop wherever you want, you can!

If you were stranded on any country which one would it be? If I were to be stranded on any country, it would probably be South Korea just because of food and the atmosphere… and the FOOD.

If you were to become an ice cream flavor, which one would it be and why? Rainbow sherbet for sure.  I mean, the aesthetic of the colors but also the deliciousness of all the tropical flavors. It’s a fun flavor.

I am a sleep deprived mess since I started high school.  However, I am having fun and surviving for the most part.  I try to chill out when I can ^-^

 

BROADCAST:

Name: Max Reid      Grade: Junior     Team: Broadcast Editor

If you could eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life what would it be? Why? I’ve been kind of obsessed with Qdoba's nachos right now, so probably that.

What is your favorite thing to do on a cold winter afternoon? Play video games or watch movies with a blanket, it’s very relaxing.

What’s your favorite word or most hated word? My favorite word is rad, and I don’t have a least favorite word. Words are cool.

Hey! I am the resident ginger of the Grandview Chronicle, the manager for broadcasting, and an aspiring filmmaker/screenwriter. I am also a senior editor for Meraki and a link leader, so please watch our videos!

 

Name: Spencer Britain      Grade: Senior      Team: Broadcast

If you were to become an ice cream flavor, which one would it be and why? Definitely mint oreo. Because mint is just cold spicy when you get right down to it, and I really like spicy, hot or cold.

You have a time machine, where are you going? I would definitely flashback to the 80s. Aside from the lack of constant technology, absolutely bangin’ music scene, and fear of Russia, people un-ironically saying “grody” among other reasons would be just too good to pass up.

What superpower would you like to give yourself? Why? Definitely the power to fly. Because then I could have all the thrill of flight with exactly 0 of the costs associated with the license!

Hi, Spencer here, a.k.a. eclectic Grandview senior looking forward to helping spearhead the Chronicle’s new Broadcasting team! In my spare time, catch me tinkering with my Impreza (unfortunately not a WRX yet though), hanging out with my main man Brandon, or trying not to skip out on schoolwork. Oh, and yes, I’m the kid with the laptop you may have noticed playing Despacito loudly in the cafeteria.

 

Name: Sean Shrestha      Grade: Senior      Team: Broadcasting

You have a time machine, where are you going? If I was able to keep my memory, I would travel back to the day I landed in Nepal 2016.

What superpower would you like to give yourself? Why? Reading minds or time travel… Reading Minds for fun and time travel to fix mistakes.

What’s your worst gross habit no one knows about? While eating spicy food I spit a lot

Hello, my name is Sean. I enjoy being around people that I can talk to anything about an not be looked at differently. Catch me behind the scene, almost always.

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