The Student News Site of Suncoast High School

The Legend

THE STUDENT NEWS SITE OF SUNCOAST HIGH SCHOOL
The Student News Site of Suncoast High School

The Legend

The Student News Site of Suncoast High School

The Legend

2016-2017 Staff

Traci Lowe

Traci Lowe

Traci Lowe has been the adviser for The Legend Newspaper for 7 years. In addition to the newspaper, Ms. Lowe has a passion for politics and writing, and teaches debate and journalism.

Yana Rankine

Yana Rankine

In her third year on the staff, Yana Rankine has truly been legendary by landing the spot of Editor in Chief. Each year her preference of writing changes, starting strong in news writing her sophomore year, and ending with a passion...

Ameenah Rashid

Ameenah Rashid

Three years ago, Ameenah spent her first day in Newspaper trying to switch out. She’s glad she didn’t succeed because she discovered a new passion in journalism and the ability to write about everything from fashion to poli...

Alexis August

Alexis August

Alexis is the Opinions Editor for The Legend newspaper at Suncoast. She is a senior and hopes to attend either the University of California Berkeley or New York University. Alexis is an avid traveller and writer, she has been to all...

Jacob Magnuson

Jacob Magnuson

Jacob Magnuson is a copy editor and staff writer at The Legend. Controversial topics are the backbone of his journalistic repertoire. Interests in politics and social issues juxtapose his hobbies in computer science and recre...

Ariana Villanueva

Ariana Villanueva

Senior Staff Writer Ariana is 17 years old and enjoys public speaking and aspires to go into the field of public relations. She likes to write for the Legend in order to raise awareness on current events.  In her pastimes, she ...

Jamie Vergara

Jamie Vergara

Jamiegrace Vergara is a staff writer for The Legend. She is currently a senior in the International Baccalaureate program. She has a passion for speech and debate as well as psychology. Jamiegrace is a mentor for the Suncoast Sa...

Victoria Vera

Victoria Vera

Victoria Vera is a first year staff writer on The Legend. She is a proud, funsized Colombian with atrocious eating habits she blames on her hispanic heritage. Inspired by her favorite book To Kill A Mockingbird, Victoria aspires to be a...

Daniel Torrez

Daniel Torrez

Daniel Torrez is a staff writer for The Legend at Suncoast High School. Daniel is a big bundle of mediocrity, kindness, and constant hunger. Although he is not the smartest student, he aspires to leave Florida after high school...

Jack Swank

Jack Swank

Jack Swank is a staff writer for The Legend newspaper. He is in 9th grade and in the IB program. Jack enjoys to write about technology and the world around him. When he is not in school or writing, he is either scuba diving or pl...

RJ Smith

RJ Smith

Randall Scott Smith Junior, better known by his stage name, RJ, is a staff writer for “The Legend”. RJ is a Florida native, and has never left the United States of America. RJ is known for having the longest hair of any male st...

Jimmie Smith

Jimmie Smith

Jimmie Smith is a Staff Writer for The Legend. He has been writing for The Legend for two years. He rarely tackles politics, but often discusses the Internet. With his innovative thinking about upcoming changes in the world, ...

Sara Samadi

Sara Samadi

Junior Suncoast student Sara Samadi is a first year staffer on the The Legend. When not rigorously studying or writing, she enjoys hanging out with friends, playing basketball, looking at memes or just jamming to music; specifi...

Sarah Ruderman

Sarah Ruderman

Sarah Ruderman is a Junior at Suncoast and is a first year staff writer hoping to attend the University of Florida in her future. Her passions are shopping, doing her makeup, and being judgemental of others, while her list of ta...

Samantha Powers

Samantha Powers

Samantha Powers is a sophomore and a staff writer for The Legend. She has taken journalism since she was in seventh grade and has continued to follow the path of journalism by being on The Legend staff this year. She has always...

Kenjela Mullings

Kenjela Mullings

Kenjela Mullings is a freshman staff writer for The Legend. She is 14 and enjoys writing lifestyle articles and doing a plethora of other activities.  When Kenjela is not in school, she enjoys playing volleyball, dancing, an...

Megan Mendoza

Megan Mendoza

Megan Mendoza is a staff writer for The Legend newspaper, and a junior at Suncoast High School. When she is not stressing about school, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and traveling. Her main goals in life are to n...

Meghan McGlone

Meghan McGlone

Meghan McGlone is a sophomore and staff writer for The Legend. It is her first year writing for The Legend, although she took a journalism class last year and has enjoyed to write all her life. Language and English were alway...

Jahnaezha McFadden

Jahnaezha McFadden

Jahnaezha McFadden is a staff writer for The Legend. Her interest in writing peaked her freshman year when she joined journalism. This drove her to join the newspaper and began writing. She enjoys writing for lifestyle and opini...

Janetta Lam

Janetta Lam

Janetta is a first-year staff writer for The Legend newspaper. Growing up in a traditional Vietnamese household with an emphasis on family, she has a different outlook on life than the typical teenage view of the world; unlike most ...

Tian Yang Ji

Tian Yang Ji

Tian Yang is a staff writer for The Legend. An active interest in social issues and current events reflects well in his work. He is in a constant mental battle between deciding to settle down or to dream big. His biggest aspirati...

Zanne Hanna

Zanne Hanna

Zanne Hanna is a senior at Suncoast in the IB program, and this is her second year as a staff writer for The Legend. She enjoys writing about her perspective in the music industry as she hopes to be a part of it one day. Along ...

Genesis Griffin

Genesis Griffin

Genesis Griffin is a staff writer of The Legend newspaper. She loves to listen to music, read, and write until her heart's content. Genesis is a sophomore and will be graduating in two more years. She is planning to go to NYU to be an OB/GYN...

Anthony Inza

Anthony Inza

Anthony Inza is a staff writer for “The Legend.”  He was born in the state of Florida and has visited multiple states as well as the country of Venezuela. He speaks Croatian and his hobbies consist of welding and video ga...

Nick Diggs

Nick Diggs

Nicholas Diggs is a 17 year old caucasian male with a 136 pound, 6 foot frame involved in the IB program at Suncoast. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, his favorite pastimes include grappling with other teenage boys and complain...

Conner Dickman

Conner Dickman

Conner Dickman joined The Legend team as a staff writer at age 16. He prefers writing news articles, but particularly enjoys writing about politics. Conner writes political articles because they allow him to show the public the truth ...

Mindjina Courage

Mindjina Courage

With the use of her articles, Mindjina Courage encourages everyone to take notice of their self worth. When Mindjina is not writing, she volunteers at food shelters, preschools, and nursing homes. She is a caring individual with...

Kaiden Buscemi

Kaiden Buscemi

Kaiden Buscemi is in tenth grade and is a staff writer for the Suncoast newspaper. A little bit about her would be that she is a total water girl. Kaiden enjoys going to the beach and most all things that have to do with the ocean,...

Patrick Brannen

Patrick Brannen

Patrick Brannen is a staff writer on the Suncoast Community High School newspaper staff, The Legend. He is 17 years old and is currently a senior at the school. He also specializes in sports, and website articles. In addition, ...

Simrun Waghray

Simrun Waghray

Simrun Waghray is the website editor for The Legend newspaper. She is 16 years old, and attends Suncoast High School. When Simrun is not working on the website, she is either reading, binge-watching Netflix, or listening to music....

Eda Kutsal

Eda Kutsal

Eda Kutsal is one of two copy editors for The Legend newspaper at Suncoast. Born and raised by parents from both Turkey and Taiwan, she has flown in more airplanes than she has fingers and toes. With her avid hatred for celery...

Alex Levine

Alex Levine

Alex Levine joined The Legend in his sophomore year and is currently the paper’s sports editor.  Born in Tallahassee, his father helped foster a massive enthusiasm for college football and the West Virginia Mountaineers in h...

Monica Kramer

Monica Kramer

Lifestyle Editor, Monica Kramer, is a co-captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Team at Suncoast High School. She may be small but her capabilities are greater than any of those around her. As a diligent worker, her potential to succee...

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