CAC Cactus

2019-2020 Staff

Nicholas L Shimanek

Staff Writer

Nicholas L Shimanek is a Sophomore at CAC, working towards his Liberal Arts degree that will hopefully lead to a career in Law. He is detail-oriented and wishes to explore new genres of writing. His favorite journalist is Christoph...

Veronica Salinas

Staff Writer

Veronica Salinas is a new student at CAC this year. Her goal is to earn the Associate of Arts degree and continue in the ASU Journalism program. Veronica has been quite fond of written works and literature for as long as she can...

Ravenna Hinojosa

Staff Writer

Ravenna Hinojosa was born and raised in Southern California and has been in Arizona for three years. She is currently at Central Arizona College pursuing an associates degree in Elementary Education and hopes to transfer to Arizona...

Kari Hunter

Staff Writer

Kari Hunter is a second-year student at Central Arizona College currently pursuing an Associate of Science Degree.  In the future she plans to transfer to a University to gain more knowledge about the environment. She likes ...

Jacob Dorsey

Staff Writer

Jacob Dorsey is a Central Arizona College graduate working towards an interdisciplinary degree at Northern Arizona University. His goal is to form a career around writing as it has been his passion since elementary school. He...

Garrett A. Taylor

Staff Writer

Garrett A. Taylor is in his last year at Central Arizona College, majoring in Administration of Justice. He is planning to transfer to the University of Arizona to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the field of Intelligence. He...

Calvin Schapira

Staff Writer

Calvin Schapira is working on getting his degree in Exercise Science. He is born and raised in Arizona and recently transferred to CAC from USC. Calvin is on the baseball team at CAC and looking to play baseball as long as he...

Andre Ayala

Staff Writer

Andre Ayala is not your average Joe. With a mind that is continuously in thought, he decided to further his education at Central Arizona College, home of the Vaqueros. Sports are a huge passion of his; he has always researched...

Sheigh Williamson

Staff Writer

Sheigh Williamson is a sophomore currently working on getting her degree in journalism. She works a part-time job as a student employee at CAC and spends most of her time at home or on campus. She loves to read but often does...

Andrew Hage

Staff Writer

As an Air Force Veteran and married, father of three, Andrew is not the typical college sophomore. He grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan before enlisting and served as a Military Policeman; spending time in Texas, California,...

Karina Nardo

Staff Writer

Karina Nardo has lived in Arizona her entire life but has been in Casa Grande for the last 12 years. She is completing her Associate of Arts degree this semester, as this is her last semester at CAC. After this, she is considering...

Jose Lira

Staff Writer

Jose Lira is an Arizona native, at Central Arizona College to get a degree in Liberal Studies. After he is done at CAC he plans on going to Arizona State University to continue his education in Sports Journalism. He also has a...

Hannah Coleman

Staff Writer

Hannah Coleman is a second-year student at Central Arizona College (San Tan Campus). Her goal for this year is to pass all of her classes with A's and to graduate from CAC, then transfer over to the ASU Journalism program. Hannah...

Cherokee LeBeau

Staff Writer

Cherokee LeBeau is entering his first year at CAC. He is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago. Last year he attended Oakland University and was on the baseball team there. He made the conference All-Freshman team and will...

Andrew Rhea

Staff Writer

Andrew Rhea, also known as Drew, is getting his degree in Interior Design. He works full-time at the Walmart in Maricopa as a Department Manager. If not at work or at school, he spends most of his time with his family and cat....

Aidan Altmirano

Staff Writer

Aidan Altamirano is a freshman at CAC and hopes to obtain his Associate of Arts degree within a year. He is an aspiring author and poet. He hopes to have a first draft of a novel by the end of this school year. He is nervous about...

Noah Garcia

Staff Writer

Noah Garcia has begun his freshman year at Central Arizona College to work towards receiving a Philosophy degree. His dream is to explore Europe and other Eastern countries. He enjoys watching and sometimes analyzing movies, music...

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