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About Us

The 2022-23 Hitching Post Staff

Courtney Roum 


 Hi I'm Courtney and I am a junior. Aside from journalism, I am a part of the CMHS cross country and track team, as well as the Eco-Wild Club! I am looking forward to writing and editing article this year!

Ava Rice


I'm a junior and love journalism. I'm excited to publish articles and write some of my own!

Jason Strotman

Chief Technical Officer and Staff Writer

I’m Jason and I am a junior! Other than writing articles, I also  help with the website 🙂

Chloe Hills

Advertiser and Staff Writer 

My name is Chloe Hills, and I am a freshman. I am a swimmer, and I have been swimming for eight years. I swim for Costa Mesa Aquatics Club. I enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with my friends.

Lilli Kaehler

Staff Writer

Hey! The names’ Lilli, but Li is good too. I'm a sophomore, and a lot of what I write here is about the peculiar, overlooked stuff. But, I’m also very much into human rights issues. When I’m not writing, I'm usually drawing, listening to music, or performing in our school’s drama program.

Veta Allen

Staff Writer and Creator of "The Walk with Veta"

My name is Veta Weed-Allen and I am a senior here at Costa Mesa High School, the school I have attended since seventh grade. I am involved in choir and journalism here on campus and enjoy hanging out with friends and family in my free time.

Shervin Tavakoli

Staff Writer

My name is Shervin Tavakoli and I'm a senior. I enjoy school and spending time with my friends and family. I also love soccer and writing about it. 

Julian Holden

Staff Writer 

My name is Julian, I’m 17 and I like to listen to music, run, and buy clothes. I run track too.

Ethan Piper

Staff Writer

Hey, I'm Ethan. I'm a junior and this is my second year in journalism. Besides writing articles for the Hitching Post, I enjoy playing guitar, listening to/making music, watching baseball, fishing, and playing video games.

Mia Linares

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Mia Linares and I am a sophomore here at CMHS. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, listening to music, and reading.

Angel Gayosso

Staff Writer

My name is Angel Gayosso and I’m a freshman at Costa Mesa High School. I love to play soccer and participate in school activities. I also enjoy spending time with families and friends.

Camila Mendez Ramirez

Staff Writer 

Hi, my name is Camila Mendez Ramirez. I am currently 17 years old and am a senior. My favorite class during my time here has been Mr. Arias's Spanish class. After high school, I plan on going to community college and pursuing a degree in liberal arts. 

Jack Valentine

Staff Writer 

Hi I'm Jack. Some things that you should know about me are that I love making music and I'm a kind person. I enjoy writing and riding my bike. I also like walking outside and enjoying the outdoors.I'm so excited for this school year. I hope you are too.

Laney Vande Wetering

Staff Writer 

Hello my name is Laney, I'm a freshman and this is my first year in journalism. I paint and draw and I'm also in the school choir. I like reading, music, volleyball and animation.

Aimee Robles

Staff Writer

My name is Aimee Robles, I’m a sophomore and this is my first year in journalism. Other than writing, I like to read, listen to music, draw, and take time to enjoy the little things, like spending time with my friends and family.

Addi Madriaga

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Addi Madriaga, I’m currently a freshman. You’ll also see me out on the volleyball court. When I’m not writing, I spend most of my time going out with my family. I love writing about the environment, listening to music, hanging out with friends, eating noodles, reading romance and mystery novels, and watching Austin Reaves play. 


Shanna Tavakoli

Staff Writer 

My name is Shanna Tavakoli, and I like to read and bake. I also enjoy taking walks around parks and watching movies!

Rose Thysell Quintanilla

Staff Writer

Hi I’m Rose Thysell Quintanilla and I’m a freshman. I play soccer and I'm on the club team the Slammers. I love music and singing. 

Saburo Wase

Staff Writer 

I am Marshallese meaning I am from the Marshall Islands. I have a handful of family members that have gone or still go to Costa Mesa High School 

Isamar Vasquez

Staff Writer 

My name is Isamar Vazquez. I like to go to the gym and play soccer. I also like to cook. 

Gabriela Herrera

Staff Writer



Riley Debernarde

Staff Writer 

I'm a freshman and like to write. I'm excited to write for this newspaper and get some articles published!