MIGUEL BIBANCO (BEAT REPORTER)
WHO IS HE? Miguel, 22, has been cursed by the knowledge that he is the true Last Good Boy Online ™. He spends his free time making good posts online so you don’t have to. Please like, fave, RT and Subscribe.
FEATURED AREA: Propane and propane accessories.
WHO IS SHE? Aqeela Elisha Amani Latrice Starks is 18 years old and graduated from Big Picture high school Class of 2017. She loves spending time writing and drawing. When she’s not doing that she spends hours playing The Sims 3 and 4 and watching Netflix.
DID YOU KNOW? She can’t go a day without coffee, loves sour candy and her favorite color is blue. FEATURED AREA: Writing, Event Coverage and Instagram.
JARRETT M. RAMONES
WHO IS HE? Jarrett M. Ramones is a multimedia artist based in Fresno, California. He graduated from Fresno State with a BA in Media Communications and Journalism. Jarrett is the Art Director and principal photographer for The kNOw Youth Media. His goal is to push the narrative of his community to as large of an audience as possible – to share the stories of the underrepresented and otherwise unheard.
DID YOU KNOW? Jarrett enjoys horror movies and collects Joker playing cards.
FEATURED AREA: Art Director and Photographer.
JOHNSEN DEL ROSARIO
WHO IS HE? Johnsen Del Rosario, 24, graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with an emphasis in Print Journalism. When he’s not at Target (Which is all the time), he spends his time watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix. #ClearEyesFullHearts. Also, pancakes and coffee.
DID YOU KNOW? He prefers sandwiches over burritos.
FEATURED AREA: Social Media.
For more from Johnsen, you can find him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/johnsendelrosario #HireMe
WHO IS SHE? Loud, outspoken poet who has a knack for telling the truth to people who need to hear it.
DID YOU KNOW? She is double jointed in 8 of her fingers.
FEATURED AREA: Any dope writing.
WHO IS HE? Patrick Antunez is 21 and listens to punk rock while alone. Patrick is attending Fresno City College and is training to be a broker at a financial firm. He spends his time expressing himself in many different forms. He obsesses over his health and loves individuals who are individualistically unique.
DID YOU KNOW? Tyler Durden is his spirit animal.
FEATURED AREA: Health, Art and Culture.
WHO IS SHE? Danyeal Escobar is 16 years old and a junior at Edison high School. She loves to capture memories through photographs. She’s a dreamer of food, a sky enthusiast, a secret princess and the future owner of a red panda (or maybe she’ll settle for a cute dog). She plans to continue her passion for writing and photography in college.
DID YOU KNOW? Danyeal hopes to one day write for a major cosmetic or fashion company’s blog, like her cousin who inspires her.
WHO IS HE? Ricardo is a 21 year old community advocate and growing journalist with The kNOw Youth Media. He enjoys making music, eating cereal at 5 p.m. and snapping along to the Addams Family theme song. #Wavy 🌊
“Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.”― Lewis Carroll
DID YOU KNOW? Ricardo makes music and performs locally!
FEATURED AREA: Opinion Editorials, Narrative and Poetry.
WHO IS SHE? Lauren Baker is an award-winning illustrator and writer based in the Central Valley, with big dreams of bringing her two passions together to create her own independent publishing company one day. A life-long artist, Lauren first discovered her an interest in drawing playing in her mother’s art supply boxes as a child, and would often recreate many of her favorite stories into little paperbacks of her own. After discovering the wonderful world of the comic book industry, Lauren steered her professional interests in that direction, which led to her stumbling upon journalism — an avenue which has created much of the successes and experiences she has had to date. Lauren started out as an illustrator and ended her college journalism career as Editor-in-Chief, and has gone on to work for multiple publications, including The kNOw Youth Media. Today, Lauren currently serves as a Mentor and Editorial Illustrator for The kNOw and as a Publications Coordinator for a local book publishing company.
DID YOU KNOW? In her spare time, Lauren nurtures an interest in angel oracle readings, and enjoys studying the sciences within metaphysiology and the profound impact it has on people’s lives.
FEATURED AREA: Illustrations.
WHO IS SHE? Angel Vargas, 16, is an aspiring filmmaker and writer who attends both CART and Edison high schools. Angel hates it when people talk about themselves in the 3rd person. People believe she’s weird and crazy, but once you get to know her she’s worse. ✌🏽
DID YOU KNOW? She can stare at you and her nose at the same time!
FEATURED AREA: Angel specializes in writing things such as poems, ballads and realistic fiction pieces. She also loves drawing and filming.
WHO IS SHE? Maya Vannini, 16, is new to The kNOw, but has been writing for upwards of five years. She’s usually being politically vocal on Twitter or binge watching Vice documentaries. She believes the best meme is the “henlo lizer” meme.
DID YOU KNOW? She makes facial expressions unknowingly when having a conversation in her head.
WHO IS HE? Raymart Catacutan, 16, is a high school student who preferred Yeezus over Graduation.
DID YOU KNOW? Raymart recreated the Batman vs. Bane fight sign.
WHO IS HE? Jacob Tonna started working with The kNOw Youth Media at the beginning of 2017 as a graphic designer. He has lived his whole life in Fresno, CA and found a passion for art at the age of 15.
DID YOU KNOW? He has a vast knowledge of random facts.
FEATURED AREA: Graphic Design.
WHO IS SHE? Jane, 18, is currently in school. Everyday is chaos with her and she is highly experienced with bad luck. You will likely always find her reading and listening to music or running after her son.
DID YOU KNOW? Jane is addicted to coffee & energy drinks.
WHO IS HE? Brandon likes to play games, travel and see new things.
FEATURED AREA: Event coverage.