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2016-2017 Staff

Destiny Jordan

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, Paul Blart the mall cop. Sophomore journalism production student Destiny Jordan is looking forward to writing stories and making videos throughout her journalism career as she enjoys working with other people....

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Alexis Brockman

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, I eat tacos nonstop. Senior journalism production student Alexis Brockman enjoys having fun and being with friends during her journalism classes. Outside of journalism, Alexis is involved in cross country...

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Sarah Schorle

EON Fine Arts Anchor, JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, JP students work non stop. Sophomore journalism production student and EON fine arts anchor Sarah Schorle enjoys writing and taking pictures and "can't wait to see where [her] stories will take [her]." The...

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Chase McLaren

JP Student

Chase McLaren is a sophomore journalism production student.

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John McConkey

JP Student

Junior journalism production student John McConkey enjoys “working with Chase McLaren” and is looking forward to writing stories and making videos. John is also involved in football, wrestling, track, and NHS. His favorite qu...

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Karsyn Rush

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, all I do is eat non stop. Sophomore journalism production student Karsyn Rush is looking forward to making “fun videos” and working with other people in her class during her journalism career. When thi...

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Sierra Parker

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, running in her lobby needs to stop stop stop. Sophomore journalism production student Sierra Parker enjoys writing stories with her friends. In the future, Sierra is looking forward to learning more about ...

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Shadman Ornob

JP Student

Junior journalism production student Shadman Ornob enjoys taking pictures for the Needle and looks forward to writing more stories during his time here at AHS. When he’s not busy working in the JLab, you can find him shooting...

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Halsey Bailey

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, the Chamber of Secrets has opened again. Sophomore journalism production student Halsy Bailey is looking forward to becoming an editor with Erin Wendt as she enjoys the freedom allotted her. This busy bee also ...

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Kathryn York

JP Student

Sophomore journalism production student Kathryn York is looking forward to making the yearbook and taking pictures during her journalism career. Outside of journalism, she is involved in 4-H, swimming, FFA, and band. After high schoo...

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Belicia Smith

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, she’s going to sleep through her alarm clock clock clock. Sophomore journalism production student Belicia Smith enjoys producing stories and videos for the Needle and she looks forward to future video p...

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Erin Wendt

JP Student

Sophomore journalism production student Erin Wendt is looking forward to improving her writing and technology skills as well as “having fun in the class, and being a part of the group” during her journalism career. Erin sai...

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Jordan Zarbano

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, this journalism production student works non stop stop. Sophomore Jordan Zarbano’s favorite part of journalism is “being able to capture just bits and pieces of our life's history” and he is looking fo...

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Abbey Bishop

JP Student

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it,” is this journalism production student’s favorite quote. Sophomore Abbey Bishop is looking forward to the things she will accomplish in journalism during her time h...

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Hannah Maley

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, Hello, I'm Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De La Rosa Ramírez, and I’m your bellhop. Sophomore journalism production student Hannah Maley’s favorite part of journalism is “seeing Bhill every day and t...

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Hannah Alff

JP Student

Sophomore journalism production student Hannah Alff is looking forward to someday becoming an editor and “helping the JP kids like the editors that help [her] now.” However, taking pictures is her favorite part of journal...

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Brooke Newell

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, Brooke Newell’s gonna bop bop bop to the top top. When this senior journalism production student is working on her latest sports article, you can find her playing golf, softball, and basketball or participating...

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Elijah Deets

JP Student

Rain drop, drop top, life can be a flop, but that doesn’t stop journalism production student sophomore Elijah Deets. This busy bee consumes two to three lemon drops each week during JP. His favorite part of journalism is writing s...

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Taylor Hansen

JP Student

Dog loving sophomore Taylor Hansen is currently a journalism production student. Despite being involved in volleyball, basketball, and track, Taylor finds time to write stories and take pictures for the Needle. Unfortunately, ...

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Marcus Duranceau

JP Student

Sophomore Marcus Duranceau is currently a journalism production student. In journalism, Marcus is looking forward to hanging out and writing stories. When’s he’s not writing stories in the JLab, he practices his wrestling with...

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Jena Brosam

AHS Needle Editor In Chief

Senior, Jena Brosam is the AHS Needle editor in chief for the journalism department this year. Being in journalism has impacted her positively by making her a better writer and more comfortable talking to people she doesn't know....

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Noah Bruckner

AHS Needle editor

Junior, Noah Bruckner is an editor for AHS Needle this year in journalism. Bruckner edits most of the stories AHS Needle editors produce. Being in journalism has helped Bruckner be able to step outside of the box, and help him...

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Zeke Whetstone

Editor

Junior Zeke Whetstone is an editor in the AHS Needle department in journalism. A golden moment for Whetstone this year was the IHSPA conference. Being in journalism has taught him how to open up, and talk to people he doesn't...

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Charity Williams

Fine Arts editor

Junior, Charity Williams is the fine arts editor for AHS Needle in journalism this year. She said being in journalism has helped with her people skills, and being able to talk to people she doesn't know. Williams said, "Bhill...

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Shelby Pelzer

Eye of the Needle anchor

Junior, Shelby Pelzer is an Eye of the Needle news anchor for the broadcasting department in journalism. A golden moment for Pelzer this year was receiving a writing award at the Drake journalism camp during the summer. Her favorite...

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Jaxson Eden

Celebrations editor

Junior, Jaxson Eden is the celebrations editor this year for the journalism department. A golden moment for Eden this year has been making the advertisements for the Eye of the Needle broadcast with Ben Renaud. Journalism has...

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Paige Williams

Social Media editor

Junior, Paige Williams is the social media editor for the AHS Needle department in journalism. Williams runs the AHS Needle snapchat to post the "senior snaps of the day." A golden moment for Williams this year has been "changing...

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Dillon Sonntag

Editor

Junior, Dillon Sonntag is an AHS Needle editor this year for the journalism department. A golden moment for Sonntag this year was going to Iowa City with the journalism team. His favorite piece of work he has done was a freshman...

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Kylie Proehl

Trojan Buzz editor

Junior, Kylie Proehl is the Trojan Buzz editor for the broadcasting department this year in journalism. A golden moment for Proehl this year was throwing the yearbook distribution party, and "getting everyone to come join and...

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Nick Joyce

Edior

Senior, Nick Joyce is an AHS Needle editor for the journalism department. A golden moment for Joyce this year was Donald Trump getting elected. His favorite thing he's written this year was the story following up on how Eric Waldstein...

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Cody Buchman

Sports Editor

Senior, Cody Buchman is the sports editor for AHS Needle. His favorite memory from being in journalism was doing a phone interview with Gaylord Schelling while he was harvesting. His favorite thing about the JLab is the food that...

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Alexis Handel

EON Sports Anchor

Alexis is the Eye of the Needle sports anchor for the weekly EON broadcast. She said that being in journalism has impacted her positivity because it has allowed her to work on talking with others because she is very shy. She has...

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Chloe Newbury

School News Editor

Chloe Newbury is the school news editor for the AHS Needle department in journalism. She said that journalism has impacted her in a positive way because it’s improved her writing and editing skills, and it’s helped her decide wh...

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Kole Hansen

Video Editor

Junior, Kole Hansen is a technology editor for the broadcasting department in journalism. Hansen said journalism has impacted him by helping him become a more social person. His favorite memory in journalism has been going up...

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Drake Roller

1Q 25A Editor

Senior, Drake Roller is a 1Q 25A editor this year for the journalism department. Roller's golden moment for journalism this year is "the 1Q 25A video when Raully said he won 25 gold medals at the Olympics." He said that journalism...

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Emily Schreiner

Editor

Junior, Emily Schreiner is an editor this year for the journalism department. Schreiner said, “I just love walking into the classroom everyday and brightening everyone’s day. I also love seeing my friends. I’ve become a bet...

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Zac Stork

Editor

Senior, Zac Stork is an editor this year for the journalism department. His golden moment for this school year has been committing to Grand View for wrestling. Journalism has impacted him by making him a better writer and improving...

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Devin Siedlik

1Q 25A Editor

Senior, Devin Siedlik is a 1Q 25A editor this year for the journalism department. Siedlik said being in journalism has made him more of a creative person. His favorite video he's created is the bottle flipping video with Drake...

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Trevor Wendt

Video Editor

Junior, Trevor Wendt is a video editor this year for the journalism department. A golden moment for Wendt this year has been "making videos people enjoy watching." His favorite piece of work so far has been the foreign exchange...

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