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Born and raised in Chicago, Hank Shaw is a wordsmith that finds himself in the heart of Los Angeles. He is both an audiophile and a connoisseur of various Canadian whiskies.
Michael Castillo is a designer, writer and strategist. Currently, he serves as the Marketing Coordinator at FanSided, and is the managing editor at Reign of Troy, covering USC football. His written work has been mentioned in major media outlets such as ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and SB Nation, and has earned him a place in the Football Writers Association of America. Michael works and resides in Los Angeles and holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts with an emphasis graphic design from the University of Southern California.
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Matthew Moreno is a journalist from Whittier, Calif., serving as an associate editor at Dodgers Nation. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Moreno also contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as a co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football.
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