The Student News Site of Shadow Ridge High School

The Lariat

The Student News Site of Shadow Ridge High School

The Lariat

The Student News Site of Shadow Ridge High School

The Lariat

2022-2023 Staff

Violet Flanagan
Co-Editor in Chief

Violet Flanagan

Violet is a Senior at Shadow Ridge High School. She’s been writing for The Lariat for three years and this year she is excited to be the Co-Editor in Chief! In her free time she enjoys eating, sleeping, and listening to music. She wouldn’t be anywhere without her friends and family, and can’t wait to graduate and see what the future holds.

Mikayla Maluyo
Co-Editor in Chief

Mikayla Maluyo

Mikayla is a senior at Shadow Ridge High School. As Co-Editor, she hopes to encourage more people to write and keep up the spirit for The Lariat. She loves exploring new genres of music and reading books. Journaling has always been one of her hobbies and through The Lariat, she truly aspires to let her ideas flow.

Sam Robinson
Entertainment Editor

Sam Robinson

Sam is a junior at Shadow Ridge. This is Sam's second year in journalism, but her first as the Entertainment Editor. She's very happy to be a part of the Lariat and she is excited to write stories for the community to read. She loves writing and can't wait to write about world events and entertainment.  ...

Spencer Corbett
Athletics Editor

Spencer Corbett

Spencer is a junior at Shadow Ridge High School. In his free time he likes to play golf, spend time with his friends, and play video games. Spencer has been a sports fan his entire life and has taken a liking to Los Angeles sports teams like the Dodgers and the Lakers. Spencer also spends a lot of his time watching movies, his favorite movie being The Empire Strikes Back.  This year Spencer is deter...

Madison Rybal
Journalist

Madison Rybal

Madison is a senior at Shadow Ridge High School. She loves to do anything creative, whether it be crafts, cooking, or painting/ drawing. She especially loves to draw and her favorite things to draw are cars, anime, and scenery. Madison also creates and writes stories. She plans on making her stories into short manga series and mini comic skits. She also loves watching meme videos on YouTube. Madison...

Meleana White
Journalist

Meleana White

Meleana is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. In her free time she likes to take photos, dance, and read. Meleana has been dancing her entire life and has honed her talent in Tahitian and Hula (although she dances across the Polynesian spectrum). Meleana has always been reading her entire life preferring sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and mysteries. Her favorite book at the moment is The Da Vinci Cod...

Cooper Bishop
Journalist

Cooper Bishop

Cooper is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. In his free time Cooper likes to play sports like volleyball and basketball. He also enjoys spending time with friends and loves getting the Victory Royales on Fortnite. He is excited about writing articles about sports and entertainment.

Gustavo Crawford
Journalist

Gustavo Crawford

Gustavo Crawford is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. Gustavo is a student athlete and a dominant pitcher for Shadow's baseball team. Gustavo is also a talented skater and can do many tricks, specializing in double backflips.  Gustavo is also a very talented musician and can play jazzy songs on the guitar and piano.

Angelo Cruza
Journalist

Angelo Cruza

Angelo is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. In addition to being a journalist for The Lariat, he is also one of the news anchors for The Ridge Report, one of the school's two news channels. Outside of school Angelo likes to pick up random hobbies like cooking, sewing, or making Kandi. Angelo works out after school everyday and wants to get really buff so he can see the progress he's made when...

Chloe Reoyo
Journalist

Chloe Reoyo

Chloe, a junior, is a French and Spanish exchange student who is willing to write for the Lariat. She used to do gymnastics in Lille, the city where her family lives. She also loves to walk around Madrid, Spain where she was born and loves to cook with her grandma. She enjoys getting ready and going out with her friends even if she is a really bad dancer. Chloe only listens to French rap. She is really...

Layla Williams
Journalist

Layla Williams

Layla is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge. She is also involved in Student Council as sophomore treasurer who loves her council as much as she loves volunteering and going to her church. Layla loves being with her friends and family and she enjoys having fun with them. She doesn't know where she'd be without their support in her life and the fun they bring with them. She can't wait to see what she can do...

Savanna McDow
Journalist

Savanna McDow

Savanna, sophomore at Shadow Ridge, has an unlimited love for sports as she grew up watching some of her favorite sports teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Yankees. Growing up in a very chaotic household with three older sisters, Savanna has learned to love every bit of alone time possible. When she's not playing flag football or tennis for Shadow's teams, Savanna is more than likely curled...

Isa Fackrell
Journalist

Isa Fackrell

Isa is a first year journalism student in 10th grade. Isa is 15, and her hobbies include weight lifting, cooking, and singing. She's been lifting weights for 1 year and has done various sports. Isa comes from a family of 8 and is the middle child. She has 3 younger sisters, an older brother, and an older sister. Isa is half Mexican and half white and hopes to write articles catering to diverse groups...

Landon Larsen
Journalist

Landon Larsen

Landon is a  sophomore at Shadow Ridge High school. He runs cross country and track for the school. He is a big sports fan who likes the Broncos and the Utah Jazz. Landon enjoys watching movies and swimming in his free time, his favorite movie being Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith. He enjoys English but does not like science. He will often make jokes and hang out with friends. His favorite quote is...

Carlee Stuart
Journalist

Carlee Stuart

Carlee is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge this year. This is her second year playing tennis for the school and she has really enjoyed the sport and the friends she has made while playing. She also spends her free time cooking, baking, and spending time with friends and family. Carlee is the youngest of 4 and is now the only one left at home. She loves to travel with her family and go on any fun adventures....

Tiffany Peregrino
Journalist

Tiffany Peregrino

Tiffany is a junior who attends Shadow Ridge High School. She enjoys watching new TV shows and movies and loves to write about anything in the pop culture and entertainment world. Any time she can, Tiffany loves to attend concerts. She loves to travel as well, and in the future, she hopes to travel the world. During her free time, she likes to dance. Tiffany has been dancing for around 8 years now....

Natalya Delfrago
Journalist

Natalya Delfrago

Natalya Delfrago is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. This is her first year writing for The Lariat and she hopes to cover entertainment topics and get insight from other students. Natalya enjoys hanging out with her friends and overall just chilling out in her free time.  Besides her passion for writing, Natalya sees a future that involves helping animals. A dream of hers is to help at an...

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Tristan Roberts

Tristan is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. Whilst critical to a fault, he spends most of his time consuming and contributing to media, video Games, movies, and even articles! Whether it be his 1000's of hours logged into MMORPG's such as "World of Warcraft"  or the 100's of days spent watching films, and television, his passion may come off as entitlement, cocky even. But Tristan is dedic...

Avrie Vohs
Journalist

Avrie Vohs

Avrie is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. She spends entirely too much time reading and writing. On her weekends, she goes to baseball games and hangs out with her friends. Avrie spends all of her time with an Air Pod in her ear, listening to all sorts of music. She’s in love with true crime, so that’s why she is in the Forensic Science program. Avrie watches all sorts of movies, but the...

Alexis Farmer
Journalist

Alexis Farmer

Alexis Farmer (lexi) is a sophomore in high school. This is her first year doing journalism but has always enjoyed writing. In her free time she enjoys running, exercising and hanging out with friends/family. Lexi has loved running since middle school and plans to join Shadow Ridge's track and field team. She also enjoys subjects like geography and technology. She plans on going to college to study...

Lila Brough
Journalist

Lila Brough

Lila is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. Commonly referred to as, "Porter's Little Sister" Lila plans to break the sibling barriers and become the favorite. She enjoys singing, especially for Zion's Youth Symphony and Chorus, and plans to continue to do so. Lila loves to go to the gym with her friends after school for a quick reset before she decides to take on the mountain of homework her...

Lena Harris
Journalist

Lena Harris

Lena Harris is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. In her free time she loves to write, read, hangout with her friends, workout, swim, and listen to all kinds of music. Although she won't admit it she spends most of her time on TikTok or Twitter. She's very excited and can't wait for her second year of Track and Field this upcoming spring.  Lena is a first year journalist and is super excited...

Talor Gitman
Journalist

Talor Gitman

Talor is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. She enjoys watching movies, dancing, spending time with friends, and has been in Las Vegas for about three years. Being from San Diego, Talor also loves going to the beach with friends and family. Some of her favorite movies consist of comedies such as Grown Ups, Just go With it, or The Goonies. This year, Talor strives to write good articles, and...

Julia Willhite
Journalist

Julia Willhite

Julia Willhite is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge. She loves watching TV, sleeping, and doing homework. Her favorite TV show is Dawson's Creek. On the weekends, she moonlights as a fast food worker, serving chicken sandwiches and waffle fries to the lovely patrons of Chick-Fil-A. Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite smell is lemon. Her favorite chore to do around the house is vacuuming because ...

Trevor Page
Journalist

Trevor Page

Trevor is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School.  During his free time he likes to participate in Key Club, hang out with friends, and watch TV shows like The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries.  While he is at Key Club, he likes to volunteer and help anyone who seems to need it.  After graduating high school, he would like to attend the University of Reno.  He looks forward to writing about ...

Karissa Murdoch
Journalist

Karissa Murdoch

Karissa is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge High School. In her free time she can be found playing hockey, baking delicious snacks, spending way too much time watching TikTok with her dog Apollo, hanging out with friends, watching too much juicy reality TV, or enjoying her job at the Las Vegas Ice Center.  Karissa is a first year journalist and is super excited to broaden her horizons, write about the...

Karon Wilborn
Cartoonist

Karon Wilborn

Karon is a junior at Shadow Ridge High School. They are a veteran in school newspapers, having written for Glenn Curtiss Middle School, but this is their first time drawing for Shadow Ridge and The Lariat. Karon loves two things in life the most! Obsessing over a movie character for two weeks straight and being with their friends.  They really want to draw amazing art for The Lariat that can be turned...

Morgan Crosier
Podcaster / Journalist

Morgan Crosier

Morgan is a sophomore at Shadow Ridge high School, she participates in her open time AFJROTC helping with the Public Affairs group, Competition's and more. Outside of school Morgan is constantly exploring new and creative ideas in the visual arts including some of her favorites being Photography, Painting, Sketching and playing the keyboard. Next year as a junior Morgan, is on track to graduate early...

Mustang Mack
Hype Mustang

Mustang Mack

Mustang Mack has been a part of The Lariat since the school opened in 2003. Mack is a vital member of the journalism program because he is responsible for "hyping" up the crowd, "sending positive vibes," and informing the journalists about anything happening at The Ridge.  Mack is invaluable to this program and he spends the majority of his free time making the school a better place for all students.

Mrs. Tania Mason
Contributing Photographer

Mrs. Tania Mason

Mrs. Tania Mason is the Shadow Ridge High School Publications teacher and adviser. Not only is Mrs. Mason in charge of publications, but she is also the one who can be credited with taking all of the amazing photographs of Shadow Ridge events. She has willingly allowed The Lariat to feature her extraordinary photographs throughout the newspaper website. Mrs. Mason's photos can be seen most prominently...

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