The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

Laura Mata

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor

This is Laura's second year as the layout and designer editor for the Pitch. She enjoys spending time with friends and family.
All content by Laura Mata
Many sitcom fans, especially those of That 70s Show, were riled up about the upcoming release of That 90s Show. The show has been controversial as it does not exactly resemble the original cast and storyline.

That 90s Show Opens with Mixed Reviews

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
March 1, 2023
Sophomore Lianis Melo watches the recap of Miss Universe on her phone. Melo was amazed by the character of the crowned Miss Universe.

Miss USA R’Bonney Gabriel wins Miss Universe

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
February 8, 2023
Wednesday has skyrocketed as one of the most popular Netflix shows of all time. The show has had a steady viewing audience since its release.

Show Review: Netflix’s “Wednesday”

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
January 17, 2023
Senior Eva Griebl takes on the holiday rush as a barista at Starbucks. Working during the holidays can especially be overwhelming as a student because of the Starbucks holiday specials.

Working students take on the busy holiday season

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
December 21, 2022
Junior Nick Zayas hops from store to store searching for the perfect suit. Many students start shopping several weeks before Homecoming in order to be put together ahead of time.

Students get runway ready for Homecoming 2022

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
October 25, 2022
Freshmen Nikita Gonzalez and Ibtisam Ferried study while eating during lunch. Students take advantage of their hour-long lunches to eat and take care of their school work.

Longer lunch schedule pleases staff and students

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
September 19, 2022
Justin Frasers Calculus with Applications class spends their last weeks of school on their phones with their curriculum finished early.

Emptier classes, hallways post graduation

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
June 17, 2022
This nostalgic art piece portrays Guillen-Sanchez being exposed to both American and Mexican environments as she grew up.

Artist of the issue: Valeria Guillen-Sanchez

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
May 24, 2022
Many people use yoga as form of coping with mental health. Students at WJ find yoga to be calming.

How to cope with mental health

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
April 3, 2022
Thanksgiving is a deeply held tradition for many Americans. Foods such as turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy are the pillars of a Thanksgiving meal.

Students’ Thanksgiving plans

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
November 17, 2021
Every year WJ students dive deep into the Halloween craze. Some like to dress up to watch their favorite Halloween movies together.

What WJ students watch for Halloween

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
November 16, 2021
The spotlight shines on Harry as he takes the stage.The fans in the arena roared through their masks.

The Harry Styles Experience

Laura Mata, Layout and Design Editor
October 18, 2021
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