The Leopard

2019-2020 Staff

Kayla Lien

Editor-In-Chief

Kayla Lien is a senior at East High School. She enjoys writing but hates writing bios and would rather die than do this. It doesn’t get any easier, no matter how many years she’s had to do this. Kayla likes intensely re...

Sofia Cannon

Health & Relationships Editor

Sofia Marcela is a sarcastic optimist who loves poetry and hates when people don’t use their turn signal. She’s bilingual and although raised in several places, spent most of her childhood in Georgia with her Puerto Rican m...

Kesha Palmer

Opinion Editor

On April 16th, 2003 in Washington, Seattle, Kesha Palmer was born. Now she is 16 attending East High for her junior year. She still isn’t into many sports, but she is still in orchestra and plays the viola. Although Utah isn’...

Alex Campbell

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Hello, my name is Alexander Campbell and I’m the editor for Arts and Entertainment in the Leopard student newspaper. I’ve been attending East for three years now, and will graduate in 2021. In my spare time I’m a varsit...

Ruby Bernier

Podcast Editor & Writer

Ruby Bernier is currently a junior at East High School and is in her second year of journalism. She is 16 and was born on December 18, 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has lived in Utah her whole life. Ruby enjoys learning ...

Amber Hawkes

News Editor

Amber Hawkes is a Junior at East High School. She was born in Salt Lake and moved to the San Francisco Bay, in northern California for a few years. She loves to go hiking with her friends or play with her baby brother. She has a...

Casey Hansen

News Editor

CaseyHansen is 17 years old, and was born on March 26 2002. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah and has lived in the same house since he was born. Casey loves to play video games such as Planet Zoo, Starcraft, and Pok...

Hannah Grine

News Writer

Hannah Grine is a sophomore at East High School. She loves to write, paint, draw, and watch mystery shows and horror movies on Netflix. Hannah chose journalism, last year and this year, to better her writing skills, learn how to fi...

Griffin Kelley

Opinion Writer

Griffin Kelley is currently in his Junior year at East High School and is in his second year of journalism. He was born on October 9, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His mother was born in New York and moved around the country her...

Tanya Trinidad

Opinion Writer

Tanya Trinidad is currently a sophomore at East high school. This is her first year in journalism, and she hopes to speak out and give light to important social issues. She loves to paint, write poetry, take pictures, and read...

Vasilii Zhorin

Writer

Someone said “some of us born humans, and some of us take long to become them”. Vasilii Zhorin certainly not a human, he is worse than that, he is just a cog in this machine called life. Right now he is nothing, he did not...

Kamalu Vogelgesang

Writer

Kamalu was born on January 13, 2002 in Kailua, Hawaii on Oahu. Kamalu has lived in Hawaii, Washington, and moved to Utah in August of 2018. Since he was 9 Kamalu has moved 9 different times. He is the youngest of 3 siblings...

Jacob Vincent

Writer

Jacob Vincent is a 17 year old young man from Juba, South Sudan, but was originally born in Cairo, Egypt in 2002. Jacob moved to the United States in September 2003. His family came here to live the life of better opportunities an...

Paulina Vazquez

Writer

Paulina is a Sophomore at East High School. She was born May 25, 2004 in Utah. The last time she moved was when she was three, so she doesn’t remember living anywhere else than Salt Lake City. She is the oldest of four. S...

Albert Noinoi Tuiaki

Writer

Noinoi tuiaki is a senior at East High School and this is his fourth year attending East and his first time ever taking journalism. He was born on November 5th 2001 in the LDS children hospital. Noinoi grew up in Glendale Utah...

Izzy Torres

Writer

Izzy Torres is a senior at East High and currently taking his first year of journalism. He has lived his whole life in Salt Lake, and mostly has enjoyed it due to all the nice people he has met throughout the years. He like...

Janet Martinez

Writer

Janet was born on July 9th, 2002 and is therefore currently 17 years old. She is a senior at East High School for the school year of 2019-2020. Janet is proud of her family and she is Mexican American-- her parents and her ...

Elizabeth Martinez

Writer

Elizabeth Martinez is a senior at East High School starting her first year of journalism. She is 17 years old and was born on June 22, 2002 in Fort Worth, Texas. She moved to Salt Lake when she was very young and has been liv...

Maria Martinez

Writer

Hey, my name is Maria Martinez and I am a 15-year-old sophomore at East High school. I live in Salt, Lake City but was born in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. I came to the United States at age 3 and I’ve been here for almost 1...

Carter Landeros

Writer

On February 12th,2003 in Salt Lake City Utah, Carter Landeros was born. He is 16 years old and is attending East High for his junior year. He can’t do a lot of sports and that is because he was diagnosed with epilepsy in ...

Harry Kwon

Writer

Harry Kwon is a senior here at East High, and he couldn’t be more excited about how close he is to graduating. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and currently lives with his father and sister. He spends his free tim...

Tori Hutchinson

Writer

Tori Hutchinson is a freshman at East High; she was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2005. She has lived here her whole life and hopes to one day live out of state. Tori is 14 years old and enjoys traveling, tumbling...

Jesse Figueroa

Writer

Jesse Figueroa is a Senior at East and this is his first year in journalism. He was born on May 21, 2002 right here in Utah. He lived in West Valley City for 7 years then he moved to Salt Lake City with his mom and brother. ...

William Snow

Writer

Will Snow is 17 years old senior who loves writing and public speaking. Will enjoys playing and watching sports, he loves spending time with his friends and family. Will spent a portion of his summer serving the people of C...

Kathleen Hernandez Lopez

Writer

Big cinnamon colored eyes gazed straight into the soul of her mother-- that’s when this new mom knew the little human in front of her was to be named Kathleen Hernandez-Lopez. She was born on May 26th, 2002 in Salt Lake City, Uta...

Autumn Dohm

Writer

Autumn is a senior at East High, this is her first time ever having anything to do with journalism other than her best friend being a shining star in the writing community. Autumn is part of the theater productions at East a...

Daffodil Buchert

Writer

Welcome. You’re here to read about Daffodil. Let’s make this quick. Daffodil Buchert is a Sophomore who avoids talking about herself, opting to talk about her more interesting friends and family, so writing a bio all a...

Dylan Bills

Writer

Dylan Bills is a 15-year-old student at East High School. He loves to ski and skateboard with his friends. He has pretty good grades and loves to write. He has been competing in Big Mountain Skiing since he was ten years ol...

Lauren Shields

Writer

Lauren Shields was born in Salt Lake city in 2002 and today is a senior at East High School. She has lived in Salt Lake for 17 years (all her life). She enjoys playing tennis with the East High Womens Tennis Team, and was c...

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