The Solitaire

Vanessa Onuoha

“Newspaper has become such a blessing in my life the past 3 years. Being able to channel my creativity and leadership into such an incredible program has been one of the greatest joys of my high school career. This program means the world to me.” 


As editor in chief, senior Vanessa Onuoha hopes to challenge both herself and the rest of the staff to stretch themselves creatively to find the best stories and the greatest coverage in order to unlock the full potential of The Solitaire. Outside of journalism, Vanessa is a pineapple on pizza advocate and an entrepreneur trying to grow her photography business. If you ever need to pick her out of crowd, don’t fret; she’s almost six feet tall and has an afro-- she’s hard to miss.

Vanessa Onuoha, Editor In Chief

Oct 18, 2019
Living Legends Leigha and Lizzie (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Honoring Hispanic Heritage (Story/Media)
Jul 01, 2019
Summer Bucket List (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Spring Lookbook 2019 (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
A Team of Their Own (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
New Faces (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2018
Teeing Off (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Leading and Learning (Story/Media)
Sep 24, 2018
Long vs Short Hair (Story)
May 08, 2018
A Lasting Legacy (Story)
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