El Diablo

2017-2018 Staff

Sophie Hughes

Online Editor

Sophie Hughes is a junior at DHS. She is an online editor for El Diablo. She lives in the theatre and has a different haircut every month. In her free time, she sings sad Broadway songs and watches vine compilations.

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Saylor Stottlemyer

Features Editor

Hi! My name is Saylor Stottlemyer and I'm the features editor for the 2017-2018 school year! Besides Journalism (which I love), I do Cross-Country during the fall, swimming during the winter, and track during the spring. I am...

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Maddy Gleason


My name is Maddy Gleason and I attend Durango High School as a 10th grader. I love my dogs, Lego and Molly, and to be outside. I play tennis and I run, my passion in life is to help people, and I enjoy being with my friends, ...

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Jack Whistler


Jack Whistler is a Durango native, ski enthusiast, and fresh to the El Diablo newspaper. A 10th grader that attends DHS, Jack, enjoys cross country, track, and theater as well as mountain biking, traveling, and spending time with...

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Ramon Perez


I am Ramon Perez, I am a Senior at Durango High School and I have worked hard to get where I am now. I have sacrificed many things to live here in Colorado and am pursuing more things every day I wake up here. I view each day...

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Liana Bygel

Online Editor

My name is Liana Bygel,  I am a online arts editor for El Diablo. Other than the newspaper I am also on the high school golf and dance team. I love to travel and I want to be able to use what I learn this year as I travel later...

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Mo Murray

Sports Editor

My name is Mo Murray, I'm a junior at DHS and a sports editor for El Diablo. I am also involved with girls soccer, link crew and theater. I really love writing, painting, playing music and watching excessive amounts of The Office...

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Tatum Behn


Hi, my name is Tatum Behn and I'm a senior at DHS! I am a photographer for the newspaper and I also like to travel, hike, and hangout with my friends outside of school!

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Irie Sentner

Specials Editor

I'm Irie and I'm a Specials editor this year. Apart from El Diablo, I'm in DECA and Programming Club. I love skiing, reading, and playing with my dog.

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Beech Moenning

Sports Section Head

I began taking the journalism class as a freshman and now, as a junior I am the head sports editor for the el diablo newspaper. I run both cross-country and track which both happen to be something I am very passionate about. I...

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Ian Mattox

Advertisement Editor

Ian Mattox is a sophomore at Durango High School and is excited to be the Advertisement Editor  of El Diablo Newspaper staff for 2016-17.  He enjoys many activities outside of school including soccer, skiing, biking, and rafting...

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Lilah Slaughter

Feature Online Editor

Lilah Slaughter is the online feature editor for El Diablo. As a Junior, she has been part of El Diablo for three years. First, as a reporter, and then as an editor. She enjoys writing for El Diablo because it gives her the opportunity...

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Tierney Brennan

Specials Online Editor

Tierney Brennan is very enthused to be working as El Diablo's specials online editor this year. She is extremely grateful for this opportunity and can not wait to began working with her fellow editors and reporters. Outside of...

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Brianna Brown

Specials Editor

Brianna Brown is a specials editor for El Diablo. As a Junior, she had been journalism class for two years. This will be her first year as an editor. She really excited about working on the paper as an editor and perfecting...

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Haley Szczech

News Head Editor

My name is Haley Szczech and I'm a junior at DHS. I've been a journalist with the newspaper since my freshman year, and this year I am the News Head Editor. Outside of El Diablo, I am involved with Troupe 1096, the theatre troupe...

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Jenna Beckley

Staff Photographer

My name is Jenna and this year I'm the Head Photographer for El Diablo! I share this position with Maddie, a very good friend of mine. I am a senior this year, and I plan on attending Montana State University or CU Boulder next y...

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Maddie Dearien

Staff Photographer

Hi my name is Maddie, I am a senior and a co-head photographer for the newspaper. Along with being part of this, I play soccer, figure skate, and am also part of NHS, Interact, and MYAC. ...

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Gwen Stoddard

Online Sports Editor

Gwen Stoddard is the online sports editor. Although this is her first year as an editor of El Diablo, she is a talented writer and previously worked as a reporter. When not writing, she plays soccer and enjoys hiking, camping,...

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Caroline Knight

Co-Head Editor

Hey I'm Caroline! I'm a junior at DHS and a co-head editor for the El Diablo this year. I love skiing bumps, hugging dogs, and annoying Paxton (my fellow head-editor). Outside of journalism, I'm involved in NHS, DECA, and varsity...

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Emma Jaber

Arts Editor

Hi I'm Emma! I've been on the El Diablo staff for 3 years, but this is my second year as the arts editor. At school, I enjoy working on the paper and participating in Interact. When I'm not at school, I'm either playing tennis,...

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Cassandra Blau


My name is Cassandra Blau I have been on the newspaper staff for 3 years and have been a photographer for two years. Outside of school I run Track and dance.

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Afton Mann

Art Section Head

Hi I’m Afton, and I’m a senior at Durango High School. I am the Head Arts Editor of the El Diablo Newspaper. This will be my second year as a Head Editor and my third year on staff. Outside of newspaper, I enjoy being the...

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Carter Reiter

Sports Editor

Hi! I'm Carter Reiter and I'm a Senior at DHS. I've been on Staff since my sophomore year and this year, I'll be the Managing Editor. Outside of newspaper, I am involved with Student Council, where I'm the Student Body Co-President,...

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Paxton Scott

Co-Head Editor

Hi all! My name is Paxton Scott I am a co-head editor at El Diablo. As a rising senior at DHS, I am looking forward to making my last year of high school count. I initially joined the El Diablo my Freshmen year because I wante...

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