2012-2013 Staff

Angel Garcia

Angel Garcia

The date: July 5th 1995. A day after the majestic beauty of fireworks had diminished from the skies of our nation’s day of independence, a phenomenon of epic proportions had occurred inside the walls of Emanuel Hospital in Turlock,...

Rubani Virk

Rubani Virk

Other than being a food enthusiast, Rubani Virk has a strong passion for writing which enticed her to remain in Journalism since her Freshman year and continue to write for the absolutely sensational student newspaper, the Roaring...

Debby Haynam

Debby Haynam

It was a quiet August morning when I entered the world; my life has not been quiet since. I was homeschooled by my mother until eighth grade; yes I had friends, no I was not socially awkward (most of the time), and no I did not...

Cami Larsen

Cami Larsen

Upon entering her senior year, Cami Larsen, was thrilled to finally end the four long years her eager freshman self was animated to begin. The short months of summer filled her with memories, lessons, motivation, and desire...

Tommy Moreno

Tommy Moreno

In every culture across the world, there is always one—one man who is so wonderful and inspiring that they tell of his stories from generation to generation. This man’s name is Tommy Moreno. Legend has it that he saved the...

Taylor Beckwith

Taylor Beckwith

 Being an involved humanitarian as well as a competitive golfer keeps Taylor Beckwith pretty busy. She has been an avid golfer since she was five years old and after countless summer tournaments, now plays for the girl’s golf...

Charity Bearden

Charity Bearden

She is a fun, straightforward sophomore who loves school. Charity Bearden enjoys to cheer and has been doing it since she was seven years old. This year she will be taking a break from cheer leading because she is having a baby...

Annika Jasek-Rysdahl

Annika Jasek-Rysdahl

If by chance you stop byPitman High School’s swimming pool, you are likely to see Annika Jasek-Rysdahl there. Annika spends most of her time playing water polo and swimming, and she wouldn’t want it any other way. Her passion...

Noelle Neilson

Noelle Neilson

 Ever since Noelle Neilson was little, she has loved to travel. The first time she went on a plane she was one year old. When Noelle was six, she went on a trip toParis,FranceandLondon,England.  She loved theEiffelTowerand Big...

Nathan Rohani

Nathan Rohani

Though March 15, 1997 is the date on the birth certificate, Nathan was actually born on December 6, 509 on a distant planet to an alien race. Since coming to the Earth, his family has settled in Turlock, a big change from the...

Caelan Fox

Caelan Fox

Caelan Fox, also known as Caelan the Indomitable, is the greatest warrior to ever live and one of the best strategist of the last thousand years. His achievements number in the hundreds but his most well known achievements are...

David Gallardo

David Gallardo

“And you are?” “David.” “Oh, come on to the front of the class and tell everyone about yourself.” “Okay… So, hello everyone, my name is David Gallardo and I’m a seventeen year old high school senior....

Steven McKiernan

Steven McKiernan

Steven McKiernan, a former PHS staff writer, has decided to opt out of his 4 year scholarship to Duke University to help lead The Roaring Times to another successful school newspaper; only this time, he will be writing as a sen...

Esmeralda Lopez

Esmeralda Lopez

  Make up (“check”), hair (“check”), dressing room (“got it”), on to stage (“I’m always ready”)… Lights, camera, (“smile, be confident, love life”), and ACTION! Yes, it’s Esmeralda Lopez presenting...

Becky Moua

Becky Moua

As a bookworm who ventures into outer space, towards the nebulas and planets, Becky Moua zips through in her spaceship trying to capture the remaining books throughout the galaxy. During her breaks from book hunting, Becky listens...

Jennifer Morfin Pablo

Jennifer Morfin Pablo

Life is a river, it can be either bumpy or smooth, but either way one must make the most of it. Jennifer Morfin, mainly known as Jen or Jenny, finds enjoyment in reading books such as This Lullaby, Just Listen, and Delirium. Mus...

Jorge Ramirez

Jorge Ramirez

Jorge Ramirez, an aspiring entrepreneur with exorbitant dreams of obtaining an intercontinental business, won’t allow the odds against him to deter him a single bit. This boy inhaled his first gulp of oxygen on May 17, 1995;...

Amandeep Sanghera

Amandeep Sanghera

Amandeep Sanghera, a senior at John H. Pitman, turned away an opportunity to be the number-one draft pick in the 2012 NBA draft to contribute his writing talent for the school newspaper. He is currently putting his best efforts...

Elina Sahagun

Elina Sahagun

     Elina Sahagun is seventeen year old student currently enrolled in her last year of high school. Although this is her first year involved in journalism, she is determined and aspires to bring her best to this wonderful...

Carly Gray

Carly Gray

She's a dance loving, softball playing, text messaging machine who loves to spend time with her family. Carly Gray is a junior at Pitman High Schoolwho dances for Deborah Morgan Dance Studio and plays softball for a Ceres recreational...

Alex Raposo

Alex Raposo

As a sophomore at Pitman High School, Alex Raposo juggles school, homework, two competitive cheer teams, and the responsibility of supporting her brother at his baseball games. She aspires to major in marine biology at CSUMB....

Jessica Barroso

Jessica Barroso

On August 20, 1998, a future caregiver was introduced to the world. Now a 14-year-old freshman, Jessica Barroso of Turlock, Californiaplays softball during her spare time. Jessica loves meeting young children and tending to their...

Caitlyn Costa

Caitlyn Costa

Even though her first steps were on the living room floor, she thought of it as a stage. Caitlyn Costa has been from Children’s Choir to High School cheerleading. Although she’s been a performer all her life, she’s had a...

Alyssa Culp

Alyssa Culp

If you ever have trouble laughing at yourself, Alyssa would be happy to do it for you. Alyssa was born on November 18, 1998 at Emanuel Hospital and is currently a freshman at John H.PitmanHigh School. In her free time, Alyssa...

Chloe Dubuisson

Chloe Dubuisson

Once in a life time something extraordinary happens, this extraordinary event took place in Normandy,France on June 15, 1998 when Chloe Dubuisson was born. After all her worldly travels, Chloe settled down inTurlock,CA, and attendedJulienElementary...

Dalveon Gallon

Dalveon Gallon

 My name is Dalveon Andre Gallon and I am a freshman. I was born on June 22, 1998. I have a female German shepherd named Geronimo and a Copper Spaniel-Pomeranian mix named Scout who is a male. My favorite kind of food is Italian...

Jenna Grigsby

Jenna Grigsby

Marching to the beat of her own drum, music fanatic Jenna Grigsby enjoys traipsing around Deborah Morgan Dance Studio and playing high school volleyball.  In her free time, it is possible to find her with headphones in her ears...

Josilene Quintana

Josilene Quintana

 In 1998, on the 20th night of April, the fourth daughter of a family was born. Her mother decided to name her “Jocylin” but the nurse made a mistake and wrote “Josilene” instead. Even though it’s spelled in a uniqu...

Jake Yates

Jake Yates

 A freshman from Manteca, California, Richard Yates, also known as Jake,  has many talents. Other than being a graphic designer, he also enjoys drafting and skating. He has moved 6 times in his life and plays multiple sports....

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