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  • June 2, 2023

About Us

The 2020-21 Hitching Post Staff

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Vanessa Leath


My name is Vanessa, I am a senior at CMHS, and outside of the paper, I am also a CMHS cheerleader. I love staying active and having fun with friends, as well as learning about the world, politics, and advocating for change.


Ava Rice


I’m a sophomore at CMHS and am passionate about the affairs of the world. I take deep interest in interpersonal relationships, politics, the environment, history and media. 

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Courtney Roum

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Courtney Roum, I'm a sophomore and aside from writing articles for The Hitching Post you can usually find me outside running cross country and track here at CMHS!

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Lilli Kaehler

Staff Writer

Lilli, Li, you call me whatever you want. As a writer here, I tend to have a lot of passions, my biggest however, will always be art and the niche. I love writing about art, weird/overlooked subjects, and sometimes even a mix of the two! For me, it’s all about passion and interest in the weird and artistic.


Shervin Tavakoli

Staff Writer

My name is Shervin Tavakoli, I’m in 11th grade at CMHS. This is my second year in the student-led journalism program. I enjoy learning and spending time with friends, as well as playing soccer for school and my club team. Here in journalism I love to write about soccer, which is in the sports section of our webpage.

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Ivan Cortes Arias

Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Ivan. Aside from writing, I enjoy playing Football for Mesa, and playing video games. My favorite pastime outside of school is listening to music. My favorite artists are Kanye West, d4vd, and Jay-Z.


Sofia Ambriz

Staff Writer

Hi I’m Sofia and I am a sophomore. I enjoy reading mystery, fantasy and all fiction. Other than writing articles, I write creative stories whenever I have the time. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family. 

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Ashlyn Denker

Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Ashlyn Denker. I’m a cheerleader and I enjoy going to the beach with my friends and shopping at Fashion Island. I’m apart of the National Junior Honor Society and Key Club.


Jammal Campbell

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Jamal, I love listening to music, working out, going to Target, eating spaghetti, and spending time with friends outside or at the mall. I played basketball last year, and will soon be on the CMHS track team.

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Michelle Mejia

Staff Writer 

My name is Michelle, and I'm a sophomore. I enjoy reading mysteries. Other than writing articles, I love to paint, draw, write, run, and spend time with my friends and family. My favorite food is pizza. 

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Ethan Piper

Staff Writer 

Hey, I'm Ethan. I'm a sophomore. Besides writing articles for The Hitching Post, I enjoy playing guitar, listening to/making music, going to the beach, watching baseball, and playing video games.

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Mia Linares

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Mia and when I'm not writing, I like to spend time with my family and two dogs. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and listening to music. I love all animals, especially dogs and cats.

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Eylani M.

Staff Writer 

My name is Eylani. Besides writing articles, I'm a cheerleader. I enjoy spending time with my friends and shopping, and going on walks with my dog, Theo. My Favorite place to eat is Olive Garden, and I love their five cheese pasta.


Jason Strotman

Staff Writer

Hello, I’m Jason! I'm a sophomore, and I enjoy theater and writing. I hope you enjoy reading my articles!


Danny Rivas

Staff Writer 

Hello, I am a writer here at Mesa. I am on the CMHS soccer team and enjoy cycling and geography.

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Jason Briggs

Staff Writer

Hi, I am Jason Briggs. I play football sometimes. I also listen to music on occasion. 



William Almeida

Staff Writer

Hello, I am a sophomore at CMHS and a wrestler. I like playing video games in my free time.


Natalie A. Sanchez

Staff Writer 

Hi, my name is Natalie Sanchez and I'm currently a junior. Apart from writing articles For The Hitching Post,  I enjoy hanging out with friends, baking, and reading.

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Lila Juelfs

Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Lila Juelfs. I really like to bake. My favorite thing to bake is cookies. I enjoy going to the beach and the mall with my friends. I also like reading, especially mystery books.

Jose Toscano


Jose is a senior at CMHS and interviews politicians who affect our area.