The Arapahoe Pinnacle

2020-2021 Staff

Lucas Miller
Editor in Chief

Lucas Miller

Lucas Miller is a student at ACC pursuing a path in journalism. Writing has been a passion of his since his youth, mostly enjoying telling fictional stories set in worlds of his own creation. He has lived half of his life overseas...

Jake Smith
Editor

Jake Smith

Jake Smith is a second year Journalism student at ACC. He spent nine years in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Georgia and Texas with deployments to Afghanistan and Eastern Europe. Jake grew up in Littleton and decided...

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Editor

Joseph Groenbeck

Joe Groenbeck is a first-year journalism major at ACC. A Editor/Reporter who has a ton of great ideas for certain stories. A person who likes to learn new everyday topics and make decent writing stories.

Donna DeBacco
Editor

Donna DeBacco

Donna currently attends Arapahoe Community College where she is majoring in Journalism and Contemporary Media. She enjoys meeting new people and embraces the opportunity to learn about their lives and share their stories. She...

Juana Rocha
Editor

Juana Rocha

Juana is a first-generation American and first-generation college student. She was born and raised in Texas and moved to Colorado in 2018. Juana is a sophomore at Arapahoe Community College working toward an Associates of Arts...

Sara Trautman
Reporter

Sara Trautman

Sara is a Journalism major at Arapahoe Community College. She enjoys attending live music events, cooking and hiking.

Taylor Scherck
Reporter

Taylor Scherck

Taylor is a sophomore at Arapahoe Community College where she is studying Broadcast Journalism and Political Science with the plans to transfer to a university in the Fall of 2021. She hopes to one day run for office or work as...

Cory Porter
Reporter

Cory Porter

Cory Porter was born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay of Maryland. A sports fanatic with a passion for writing. While he enjoys all sports, baseball is his favorite. He moved to Colorado in 2016 with his family and has lived here...

Zach Photo
Reporter

Zachary Johnson

Zach Johnson is a first-year student at Arapahoe Community College. He is studying English at ACC. He is interested in Journalism. Zach enjoys sports and loves to write. He has been in Colorado his whole life.

Casey Cheatum
Reporter

Casey Cheatum

Casey Cheatum grew up in Englewood, Colorado, and is now a Freshman studying Journalism & Contemporary Media at ACC. He also writes articles covering the Colorado Avalanche over on MileHighHockey.com. He plans on a career...

Antonio Cvjetkovic
Reporter

Antonio Cvjetkovic

Tony is a first-year student at Arapaho Community College currently majoring in journalism and writing stories for The Arapaho Pinnacle.

Zoe Wells
Reporter

Zoe Wells

Zoë is a first year student at ACC who is pursuing a journalism career. She has been a Colorado native all her life, and she has won the Gold Key award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest for her photography. She wants...

Daniel Tate
Reporter

Daniel Tate

Daniel Tate, 18, is a first-year college student attending Arapahoe Community College pursuing a journalism major, he has hopes of becoming a professional sports journalist. He has been a Colorado Native all his life, and he also...

David Bolanos Uribe
Photojournalist

David Bolanos Uribe

David A. Bolanos Uribe is a Fashion and Portrait Photographer. His style is one that cultivates imagery that is urban and modern, with a clean and sleek look incorporating different forms of fashion from ready to wear street wear...

Destiny Auckerman
Photojournalist

Destiny Auckerman

Destiny is in the photography program at Arapahoe Community College. She is planning to graduate this summer and be a wedding photographer, and will be moving to Los Angeles to start her career. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors...

Meagan Harkin
Photojournalist

Meagan Harkin

Meagan Harkin is a commercial photography student at ACC. She was born and raised in Colorado. Meagan has always had a love for travel. She will go wherever her heart desires if it’s 60 miles away into the mountains or 5000...

Mercedes Peterson
Photojournalist

Mercedes Peterson

Mercedes Peterson is a third-year Photography student at Arapahoe Community College. She was born and raised in Colorado and has lived all over the state. Mercedes will be graduating from ACC this spring and plans to move to Seattle,...