The Arapahoe Pinnacle

2016-2017 Staff

Vicki Johnson

Vicki is a Denver native and has always lived in Colorado. She has returned to Arapahoe Community College (ACC) again to obtain a degree in Journalism. In 2007, she received her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies at ACC. Vicki enjoyed...

Katie Wamsley

Katie Wamsley is a Colorado native who enjoys being a life-long learner with the many interesting twists and adventures along the way.  At Eastern Arizona College (1996) Katie started out as a descant vocal major (E-flat major)...

Natalie Humphrey

Natalie is a journalist at heart and most of her caring comes from God Himself first.  Perhaps the rest comes from her natural instinct as a mother. She enjoys artsy things like paintings, poetry, and music. What she loves most...

Bryden Smith

Bryden Smith believes in the news.  But at the dawn of the age of information, he watched as technology became ingrained into peoples’ lives at an exponential rate.  The media is struggling to evolve, and with a divided political...

Scott Bright

Scott Bright is a second-year ACC student, a Psychology major (with an emphasis on Human Sexuality), as well as the former Editor-in-Chief for The Arapahoe Pinnacle. Still contributing as the Pinnacle's advice columnist, he lives...

Jennifer Roque

Jennifer Roque is a first-year journalism student at ACC, though it will be her second degree, as she already has a Nursing degree. Jennifer enjoys riding and showing registered American Quarter and American Paint Horses in what...

Jake Tharan

Jake Tharan is a second year journalism student at ACC.  He is the current Entertainment Editor for the Arapahoe Pinnacle, having contributed as a music critic and reporter in the past.  Heavy metal is his aural pleasure, but...

David Cumming

Originally from Wisconsin, son of Canadian parents, David has lived in multiple parts of the United States as well as Japan. He speaks French, poor Japanese, a little Tagalog, and is interested in travel, and all things foreign....

Sam Baquet

Sam Baquet is a first-year Journalism student at ACC and plans to one day move to a four year University to continue his major in Journalism. Sam is originally from Cheyenne, WY. In his free time, Sam enjoys sports and writing;...

Ashlyn Stetzel

Ashlyn is a first-year Journalism student at ACC who plans to transfer to Metro State University in the coming years to continue pursuing her degree. She is an avid performer; in her free time, she enjoys singing, hip hop dancing,...

Marcus Montoya

Marcus Montoya is an aspiring journalist at Arapahoe Community College. While majoring in Journalism and Contemporary Media, he plans on covering sports, as well as health and wellness. Check in weekly to get the scoop on this...

Jayner Ruiz

Jeyner Amor Ruiz,25,  is a military veteran and a student at Arapahoe Community College. He is pursuing an Associates in Applied Sciences majoring in Journalism and Contemporary Media and hopes to transfer to Metropolitan State...

Ashante Wood

Though Ashante is a San Diego native, she got to Colorado as soon as she could at the age of seven. Ashante is a first-year student at ACC with plans to transfer to the Journalism program at CU-Boulder in spring. She has a love...

Nico Danks

Nico Danks is a second-year student at ACC and a transplant from the East Coast. Having lived in the Denver area for three years, she loves that Colorado provides ample resources of entertainment that can suit her ADHD lifestyle....

Rashid Mohamed

Born and raised in Vienna, my roots are in East Africa and I call the world my home. My insatiable interest in history and geography led me to pursue a political science degree at Ohio University. Shortly after graduatin...

Jamey Trotter

Journalism = Democracy