Staff Bios

Ainsley Davis is a senior and second-year reporter. She loves reading, writing, and drinking chai tea, and hopes to study journalism at UNLV next year. Although soft spoken, Ainsley finds her voice through writing features and opinion pieces, where she can discuss the topics she’s passionate about. She has traveled to the UK, Scotland, France, and Iceland, but her dream is to live in Seattle or Portland and write YA books. She also enjoys drawing and makes illustrations for the news website.

Amanda-Joy Lee, senior, is a newcomer on staff. Her favorite pieces to write are short-stories and opinion. Born and raised on Honolulu, Hawaii, she moved to Nevada at 15 years old. She enjoys reading, volunteering, playing games, and going to conventions or concerts. Her dream school is University of Washington to study creative writing, storytelling, and public speaking. Her favorite foods are pasta, boba, chinese food, ramen, sushi, and steak, and her favorite Pokemon is Ditto.

Angeli LaGuardia is a senior, and one of the newest additions to the news team. She’s interested in trend pieces but looks forward to stepping out of her comfort zone and writing a variety of other articles. Although she is an avid lover of writing and journalism, Angeli is mostly known for her passion for singing and being involved in Madrigals and Concert Choir. Outside of school, Angeli loves to spend her time at church and play volleyball with friends. Following graduation, she hopes to pursue journalism or music.

Bryce Becker, sports editor, is a sophomore. He is from Del Webb Middle School, and wrote for “The Wrangler,” his middle school newspaper. He loves writing sports and news pieces. Bryce’s favorite pastime is soccer. He hopes to attend college and play soccer professionally. Bryce has two more years of high school to look forward to and hopes to enjoy every moment.

Senior and Co-Editor-In-Chief for “The Roar,” Emerald Green is an introspective girl with a sense of humor. Her favorite subject is English because it comes naturally to her and teaches her how to express herself more efficiently when communicating with others, for one of her biggest fears is being misunderstood. She enjoys having insightful conversations with others because she believes that reflecting on other perspectives is one of the best ways she can grow as a person. When she’s not concentrating on school work, she spends her time sketching, reading, and mostly binge-watching, but she has the most fun spending time with her closest friends. Her idols include her parents, Michael Cera, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Zendaya, and Zoe Saldana; her favorite comedian is John Mulaney. Emerald plans on pursuing stand-up comedy and a career that involves writing in the entertainment industry.

Izzie Thornley is a sophomore, and this is her first year on staff, and she is excited to entertain readers. When Izzie is not at school, she is usually found at the pool. She is a member of the varsity swim team. She enjoys listening to Charlie Puth again and again with her little brother, watching scary movies, hanging out with family and friends, and telling bad jokes. She hopes to go to college in California and get a job she loves. As Jordan Kimball says, “Tick tock. Let’s make it rock.”

This is sophomore Kassidy Weber’s first year on staff. She is very excited to show her work here on the news team. She moved here freshman year from Washington. She enjoys science and history, but always makes time for art. She loves to draw both traditionally and digitally. She also enjoys listening to music from the Hamilton Musical, She references the quotes from time to time. Such as “Excuse me, are you Mr. Aaron Burr, sir?” and “Every action has its equal opposite reaction.” She enjoys older TV shows such as “Three’s Company,” but she watches a lot of Gordon Ramsay’s shows, such as “Kitchen Nightmares.” She wants to visit Ireland, Norway and London and go to college here or back in Washington to become an animator. One of her favorite quotes from“Hamilton: An American Musical,” is “There’s a million things I haven’t done but just you wait, just you wait.”

Kiley Brown is a junior, and it is her second year on staff. She is a huge music junkie; you’ll never see her without her earbuds. Other than listening to music 24/7, she enjoys biking, re-watching “The Office” for the millionth time, and hanging out with friends. Kiley is excited to be apart of The Roar again and hopes to branch out into writing for different sections for the website.

Lorin Enns is a reporter going into his second year on the newspaper staff. As a junior, he recognizes that he has more responsibilities, which means putting in more effort in order to see the staff succeed. He loves creative writing, and takes what he’s given and runs with it. As a lover of all things musical, he enjoys playing the viola, the guitar, and the ukulele, along with participating in musical theatre outside of school. Lorin is a humorous, kind, and helpful person. He is willing to assist when needed, and crack the occasional pun when given the chance.  

Lulu Clemmons is a sophomore, and it is her first year on staff. She plays club volleyball, beach volleyball, and is on the volleyball team. Besides volleyball, she enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite movie is “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” As for her favorite show, she has rewatched “Friends” about 10 times. She is excited to be apart of “The Roar” staff this year and hopes to grow as a writer.

Madison Kitch is witty freshman reporter for “The Roar.” She’s probably best known for talking too much and being taller than all her friends. Her favorite subject is English, which is not unexpected considering she’s on news team. Humorous opinion and features are her favorite pieces to write. Her hobbies include writing, baking, and listening to pretty much all music. (except for country). She thinks that the movie “Mean Girls” is overrated, but don’t attack her.  Her favorite shows are “On My Block,” “Friends,” and “The Office.” After she graduates college (assuming she does), she wants to go into print journalism, video journalism or baking.

Oliver Van Aken is in his freshman year. This is his first year on “The Roar” staff. His favorite things to write about are news and reviews. He likes to hang out with friends in his spare time, usually going to movies, parks and parties. His favorite movies are “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Ready Player One.” He loves to travel and is taking French II H which will come in handy when he visits France this spring break.

Riley Cable is a sophomore and a new reporter on the staff. After taking a break from journalism during freshman year, Riley was excited to get back into writing for her sophomore year. When she isn’t busy with school, Riley likes shopping, listening to music and checking out new coffee shops with her friends. She enjoys writing trends and sports pieces, but she hopes to expand her writing skills and write different articles. Riley has taken part in Stuco Club, and she looks forward to joining more clubs so she can make the most out of her high school experience. Although her future plans are not specifically decided, Riley plans to continue writing and pursue journalism in some way.

Roby Aliyah Tan is a junior and a first-year reporter. She believes in the saying, “Trust the process.” It may be overwhelming during the first year but with a pinch of patience and optimism, she believes this year will end on a great note. She has a passion for traveling, has had her share of seeing some of the world’s wonders and wishes to pursue her dream to travel the world and be more exposed to different cultures.

Assistant Editor Ryan Kelleher is a junior, and this is his third year writing for the “The Roar.” Ryan is also returning as the online editor for the website. He loves writing sports pieces, specifically volleyball and football. In his free time, Ryan hangs out with friends, and plays volleyball for school and his club team. Some of Ryan’s favorites include sleep, food, family, and friends.

Sage Tippie is a senior, and this is her fourth year as a member of “The Roar” staff. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief and manages all of the newsteam’s social media. Her favorite pieces to write are trends and lifestyle features, as well as humorous opinion articles. The majority of her free time is usually spent hanging out with friends or re-watching her favorite TV shows like “New Girl” and “That ‘70’s Show.” Her favorite things include dogs, shopping, and anything chocolate. She hopes to major in communications and pursue a career involving her two passions: fashion and journalism.

Samantha Catalano is a junior, and it is her first year writing for “The Roar.” When she is not at school, she is golfing, shopping, cooking, baking, traveling and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys volunteering. She loves to watch “The Office” and “Parks and Recs,” along with anything that will make her laugh. Her all time favorite food is strawberries. Her favorite book is “Nine Women, One Dress.” Samantha’s goal is to go to college somewhere in the east.

Tyffani Caddy is a junior and a first-year reporter on newsteam. She is very into sports and trends which makes it easier to write. Her favorite quote is, “ If it doesn’t challenge you, then it won’t change you” by Fred DeVito. Her dream job is a sports journalist which was inspired by her love for sports and her passion for writing. She is a former Navy brat, so she has lived in many places in the United States. Her dream college, NYU, is in New York which is where she wishes to pursue a journalism career.

Valerie Perez is a short freshman, attending her first year on “The Roar” staff. Her personality consists of being humorous and being very spirited. She likes to spend her free time hanging out with friends and her family. Also let’s not forget how she loves watching her favorite shows such as “Friends” and “Black Mirror.” Oh, and listening to music is definitely important to her as well. Her favorite artists are Khalid and Post Malone.