Staff

 

Manolo Barco

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Media Adviser

Contact Information:
mbarco@mdc.edu

Manolo Barco, 45, is entering his twelfth year as media adviser to Miami Dade College’s student newspaper. Barco has worked as a criminal justice reporter at the Dallas Morning News in Texas and as a staff writer at the Miami Herald. His work has also appeared on the sports pages of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. A graduate of Florida International University and Miami Dade College’s North Campus, Barco served as editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Falcon Times in 1994.

 

Aracelia Diez

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Student Media Assistant

Contact Information:
adiez@mdc.edu

Aracelia Diez, 36, serves as the student media assistant for The Reporter training students in design and assisting with website maintenance. Diez has an associate in science degree in graphic design technology from Miami Dade College and a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Florida Atlantic University. While at MDC, she served as art director for The Reporter during the 2013 – 2014 school year. She aspires to be part of an editorial design team or printing studio.

 

Christian Ortega

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Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor

Contact Information:
christian.ortega005@mymdc.net

Christian Ortega, 22, is a mass communications and journalism major at Kendall Campus. Ortega, who graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in 2014, will serve as editor-in-chief and sports editor for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. He aspires to be a sports journalist.

 

Corbin Bolies

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A&E Editor

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corbin.bolies001@mymdc.net

Corbin Bolies, 20, is a journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Bolies, who attended Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, will serve as A&E editor for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. He aims to be a political correspondent for The New York Times.

 

Heidi Perez-Moreno

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Briefing Editor

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heidi.perez003@mymdc.net

Heidi Perez-Moreno, 18, is a journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Perez-Moreno, who graduated from iPreparatory Academy in 2018, will serve as briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She aspires to be a journalist.

 

Teresa Schuster

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Forum Editor

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teresa.schuster001@mymdc.net

Teresa Schuster, 15, is a dual enrollment student at Kendall Campus majoring in political science. Schuster, who is homeschooled, will serve as forum editor of The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She aspires to work in the political arena.

 

Looni Miranda Ingran

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Social Media Director/Photographer

Contact Information:
looni.miranda001@mymdc.net

Looni Miranda Ingran, 18, is a mass communications major at Wolfson Campus. Ingran, who graduated from Sports Leadership and Management, a public charter school in Miami in 2017, will serve as social media director and a photographer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. He aspires to work in the film and photography industry.

 

Valentina Gonzalez

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Wolfson Campus Bureau Chief

Contact Information:
valentin.gonzales001@mymdc.net

Valentina Gonzalez, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Gonzalez, who graduated from Asociacion Colegio Granadino at Manizales, Colombia in 2016, will serve as Wolfson Campus Bureau Chief of The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She aspires to become a broadcast journalist.

 

Alexa Hernandez

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Staff Writer

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alexa.hernandez004@mymdc.net

Alexa Hernandez, 18, is a journalism major in the Honors College at North Campus. Hernandez, who graduated from Hialeah Senior High School in 2018, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2018-19 school year. She aspires to be an environmental journalist and is passionate about global issues including political, economic, and environmental problems.

 

Kaley Peniche

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Illustrator

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kaley.peniche001@mymdc.net

Kaley Peniche, 20, is a graphic design major at Kendall Campus. Peniche, who graduated from Felix Varela Senior High School in 2016, will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She aspires to be a creative director.

 

Aminah Brown

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Illustrator

Contact Information:
aminah.brown001@mymdc.net

Aminah Brown, 19, is a sophomore at Kendall Campus. Brown, who graduated from Bridgeprep Academy of Arts and Minds in 2017, will serve as an illustrator and writer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She aspires to work in the film industry.

 

Ethan Toth

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
ethan.toth001@mymdc.net

Ethan Toth, 20, is a mass communications major at North Campus. Toth, who graduated from Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus in 2017, will serve as staff writer in the A//E section of The Reporter  during the 2018-19 school year. He spends his time as a co-host for the Three Angry Nerds podcast and cramming as many movies and television shows into his day as possible.

 

Genesis Sotomayor

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Staff Writer

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genesis.sotomayor001@mymdc.net

Genesis Sotomayor, 20, is a mass communications major at Wolfson Campus. Sotomayor, who graduated from Miami Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She aspires to be a journalist.

 

Alina Halley

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Staff Writer

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alina.halley001@mymdc.net

Alina Halley, 18, is a mass communications major at North Campus. Halley, who graduated from Coral Reef Senior High School in 2018, will serve as staff writer for The Reporter during the 2018-19 school year.  She aspires to one day be White House Press Secretary.

 

John Hermida

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Photographer

Contact Information:
john.hermida001@mymdc.net

John Hermida, 21, is a civil engineering major at Kendall Campus. Hermida, who graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in 2016, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2018-19 school year. He aspires to be an engineer.

 

Vladimir Christian Mompremier

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Photographer

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vladim.mompremier001@mymdc.net

Vladimir Christian Mompremier, 18, is a mechanical engineering major at North Campus. Mompremier, who graduated from Doctors Charter School in 2018, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. He aspires to be a photographer and mechanical engineer.

 

Alexzandria Windley

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Staff Writer

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alexzandr.windley001@mymdc.net

Alexzandria Windley, 21, is a history major at Kendall Campus. Windley, who graduated from Princeton Christian School in 2016, will serve as staff writer for sports and A/E for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She has an unhealthy obsession with classic films and believes that in order for a movie to be a true ‘classic’ it has to have been released before the year 1980. Windley also spends her time listening to John Mayer, supporting Everton and converting coffee drinkers into tea lovers.

 

Patrick C. Gross

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
patrick.gross002@mymdc.net

Patrick C. Gross, 18, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Gross, who graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School in 2018, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. He aspires to be a writer for a major news network.

 

Claude Cadet

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Staff Writer

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claude.cadet002@mymdc.net

Claude Cadet, 20, is a journalism major at North Campus. Cadet, who graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High School in 2017, will serve as a sports writer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. He aspires to work for ESPN radio.

 

Jose Tovar

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Staff Writer

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jose.tovar007@mymdc.net

Jose Tovar, 18, is a mass communications/ journalism major at Kendall Campus. Tovar, who obtained his GED in August of 2017—two months after arriving in Miami from Venezuela—will serve as a sports writer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. He aspires to be a sports journalist or sportscaster at ESPN.

 

Vanessa Gimenez

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Staff Writer

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vanessa.gimenez001@mymdc.net

Vanessa Gimenez, 18, is a mass communications major in the Honors College at InterAmerican Campus. Gimenez, who graduated from John A. Ferguson Senior High School in 2018, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She aspires to be a filmmaker.

 

Natasha Fernandez

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
natasha.fernandez008@mymdc.net

Natasha Fernandez, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major in the Honors College at North Campus. Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Lakes Educational Center in 2018, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year. She aspires to be a broadcast journalist.

 

Sean Mow

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Photographer

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sean.mow001@mymdc.net

Sean Mow, 22, is a photographic technology major at Kendall Campus. Mow, who graduated from Felix Varela Senior High School in 2015, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2018-19 school year. He aspires to be a professional photographer and graphic designer.

 

Natalie Gutierrez

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Staff Writer

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natalie.gutierrez007@mymdc.net

Natalie Gutierrez, 17, is a junior in the School for Advanced Studies at Wolfson Campus. Gutierrez is currently working on completing her associates degree while simultaneously graduating high school as a part of the Class of 2020.  She will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Dante Nahai

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
dante.nahai001@mymdc.net

Dante Nahai, 20, is an English major at Wolfson Campus. Nahai, who graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 2017, will serve as a staff writer in the A/E section of The Reporter during the 2018-19 school year. He aspires to be a comic book writer.

 

Elizabeth Garcia

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Photographer

Contact Information:
elizabeth.garcia052@mymdc.net

Elizabeth Garcia, 20, is a mass communication/ journalism major in the Honors College at Wolfson Campus. Garcia, who graduated from Mater Academy East Charter School in 2017, will serve as photographer for The Reporter during the 2018-19 school year. She aspires to be a surfing photographer, traveling, and working for professional surfing magazines.

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