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2021-2022 Staff

Leilani Bidwell
Reporter

Leilani Bidwell

Leilani Bidwell is a freshman. She did Journalism for one semester and it was her favorite class. Outside of school, she loves painting and any type of artwork....

Alicia Narum
Reporter

Alicia Narum

This is junior Alicia Narum's first year on Journalism Staff. During her time at Free State, Alicia has been involved in choir, orchestra, theatre, Free State's Improv Team, StuCo, and soccer. Alicia enjoys reading and watching scary ...

Shannon Dahl
Reporter/Multimedia

Shannon Dahl

Shannon is a junior, on multimedia. She is an officer in thespian club and regularly participates in FSHS theatre productions. On her own time, Shannon enjoys watching movies with her dogs and reading fantasy novels. Recently ...

Elia Mast
Reporter/Multimedia

Elia Mast

Elia Mast is a senior at Free State High School who is obsessed with chai lattes and Thai food. She plans to major in journalism at Mizzou and hopes to travel before going off to college. Outside of FSHS Elia is involved with l...

Michael Tennyson
Designer

Michael Tennyson

Mike Tennyson is a senior at FSHS. He is Co-Captain of the FSHS Boys Bowling team and runs the Art Club Instagram page. Mike hopes to continue developing a career as an artist after graduation....

Ember Klein
Reporter

Ember Klein

Ember Klein is freshman student who is involved with theatre, football, band, GSA, and Scholar’s Bowl, as well as, and is member of Hype. Some of their favorite hobbies include painting, makeup, photography, and watching tons of m...

Hannah Stone
Designer

Hannah Stone

Hannah Stone is a sophomore at Free State High School. She is the president of Women in STEM and participates in Key Club, Asian Culture Club, and HYPE. Outside of school, Hannah enjoys skiing, golfing, and traveling. ...

Laura Kinsch
Business/Promos

Laura Kinsch

Laura Kinsch is a junior. She enjoys business and learning everything she can about it. Outside of FSHS, Kinsch loves to work and spend time with friends....

Becky Coston
Reporter

Becky Coston

Becky Coston is a sophomore who spent her freshman year completely online. She has been a girl scout for over a decade and spends her free time writing and hanging out with friends. Becky wants to make a living as an author o...

Lilly Wall
Reporter

Lilly Wall

Lilly Wall is a freshman. She is involved in FS volleyball and multiple extra curricular clubs. Lilly enjoys to play volleyball, work in the Lawrence community, and hang out with her friends during the hours outside of school....

Maura Langland
Business/Promos

Maura Langland

Maura Langland is a sophomore and a first year journalism student. She dances at Lawrence Dance Gallery in her free time. As well as hanging out with friends and family. ...

Lola Cloud
Designer

Lola Cloud

Lola Cloud is on the designer. She is also a part of tech crew Theater and the Fiberbirds club. She spends her free time crocheting, rollerskating, and hanging out with her friends and family. ...

Ridwan Firman
Reporter

Ridwan Firman

Ridwan Firman is a reporter. He was previously on staff around two years ago and returned. Outside of FSHS, he lives with his parents and two birds and is somewhat unsure of what he wants to do in the future....

Jack Randall
Business/Promos

Jack Randall

I'm Jack and I revolve my world around golf and my friends. This is my first year on staff.

Holly Covington
Design Editor

Holly Covington

Holly Covington is beginning her first year in journalism and third year at Free State. She is a member of NHS and has been designing for 5 years, most recently with Kaw Valley FC. Along with creating art, Covington is a fan of...

Allison Mayhew
News co-editor in chief

Allison Mayhew

Allison Mayhew is a Sophomore for the 2021-2022 school year. She has two cats, Roland and Tim. She enjoys reading and listening to music.

Lady Ortega-Perez
Photographer

Lady Ortega-Perez

Lady Ortega-Perez is a sophomore and photographer at Free State High School who enjoys listening to music and taking pictures. She has recently discovered storytelling and creativity through taking pictures. She likes to take...

Lauren Tao
Business Editor

Lauren Tao

Lauren Tao is a junior at Free State. She was a designer last semester and will be the business editor this year. Outside of school, she enjoys painting and reading.

Lily Ye
Designer

Lily Ye

Lily Ye is currently a freshman at FSHS and a designer on staff. Outside of Journalism, she plays cello, piano, and tennis. She also enjoys roller skating, biking, and card games.

Evan White
Designer

Evan White

Evan White is a junior at FSHS, and this will be her first year as a designer for journalism. At FSHS, Evan is involved in the Spirit Squad, Golf Team, Soccer Team, Link Crew, NHS, Hype Club, and Fashion Club. Outside of school...

Natasha Torkzaban
News co-editor in chief

Natasha Torkzaban

Natasha Torkzaban is a reporter for the FS journalism 2021-2022 school year. She is a sophomore that is passionate about art, writing, animal science, and criminal justice. Outside of school, Natasha spends her time writing, creating...

Isabelle Prô
Assistant Photo Editor

Isabelle Prô

Isabelle Prô is a sophomore at FSHS. This will be her first year on the journalism team as a photographer. Isabelle loves taking photos and is involved with the cross country and track team.

Maya Pavlyak
Former Online Editor-in-Chief

Maya Pavlyak

Maya Pavlyak is the Online Editor-in-Chief for FSJournalism. She has been on staff every year of high school. She also enjoys photography, painting, baking, and hanging out with friends.

Olivia Nagel
Managing Editor

Olivia Nagel

Olivia Nagel is going to be a sophomore in high school in the upcoming 21-22 school year. Olivia is excited to participate in journalism this year as a reporter, and can't wait to tell the stories of students in this upcoming...

Maya Lee
Assistant Social Media Editor

Maya Lee

Maya Lee is a Sophomore photographer at FSHS this year. She also plays tennis and travels in her free time. She loves photography and really enjoyed being a part of journalism this year.

Cici Hunter
Yearbook editor in chief

Cici Hunter

Cici Hunter is a Junior at FSHS. She's in her third year of Forensics and Debate, plans on being a second year soccer player, and is a first year constituent of Free State Journalism, Link crew, National Honors society, and the...

Jake Hedges
Assistant Copy Editor

Jake Hedges

Jake is a sophomore this year at FSHS. He participates in tennis, and cross country. Outside of school, Jake enjoys outdoor activities, and being with friends.

Gracie Coleman
Photographer

Gracie Coleman

Gracie Coleman is a sophomore and it is her first year being involved in journalism. She likes to read, write, and listen to music. When she's not in school she spends time with her family and friends.

Caroline Börk
Multimedia Reporter

Caroline Börk

Caroline is a first year multimedia journalist with skills in design, literature, film, and live performance. She is the current assistant drum major, and Vice President of thespian club. Outside of Free Sate, Caroline is a professional...

Maddie Base
Online Design Editor

Maddie Base

Maddie Base is a senior at FSHS, and a Lawrence native. She participates in Track & Field, LINK Crew, and NHS. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as enjoying nature.

Nate Ankenbauer
Reporter

Nate Ankenbauer

Nate Ankenbauer is a reporter on staff. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with his little brother.

Emma Holsclaw
Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

Emma Holsclaw

Emma Marie Holsclaw is the Editor-In-Chief of the yearbook at FSHS. They also are a board member for the League of Women Voters and a Trainer at Freddys Frozen Custard and Steakburgers. Most of Emma Marie's day is spent at their...

Gus Cordova
Illustrator

Gus Cordova

Gus loves to draw, read and collect figures/figurines. They also love music and writing poems as well.

Hannah De Guzman
Design Editor

Hannah De Guzman

Hannah De Guzman is not only a senior and designer on staff, but a nature enthusiast, an aspiring bird-watcher and a casual chess player. She enjoys reading, skateboarding, gardening and both playing and listening to music. As...

Karmina Douglas
Photo Editor

Karmina Douglas

Karmina Douglas is in her third year of working with Free State Journalism, with two years as a photographer and one as a photo editor. She is also a member of Free State's track team as a sprinter and jumper. As a senior, she...

Nisa Khosh
Copy Editor

Nisa Khosh

Nisa Khosh is a Reporter and Head Copy Editor for FS Journalism this year. In addition to Journalism, in school, Nisa is involved in NHS, LINK Crew and Girls Swim and Dive. Outside of school, Nisa is involved in teaching lessons,...

Emma Hardesty
Photographer

Emma Hardesty

Emma Hardesty is a senior and this will be her third year as photographer on the FSJ staff. She is also involved other activities at Free State besides journalism such as Choir, Avid, National Honors Society, Key Club, Pre-Med...

Ella Marshall
Design Editor

Ella Marshall

Ella Marshall is in her third year on journalism staff and does design and photography as well as being a Co-Editor of the yearbook this year. Ella is a senior at Free State and participates in Cross Country, Track and NHS. She...

Brooke Burgess
Social Media Editor

Brooke Burgess

Brooke Burgess is the social media editor on staff. She first joined journalism as a reporter when she was a freshman. Outside of FSHS, Brooke dances ballet with the Lawrence Ballet Theater.

Baya Burgess
Photo Editor

Baya Burgess

Baya Burgess is a Senior and on her fourth year of journalism staff. She is a photo editor and a photographer at FSHS. Burgess enjoys dancing, traveling, painting, writing, snowboarding, hiking, and photography.

Addison Driscoll
Photo Editor

Addison Driscoll

Addie Driscoll is a Senior at FSHS, she currently holds the position of Photo Editor. This is her second year being in journalism. Outside of the journalism room you can find Driscoll playing with her dogs, watching the sunset,...

Isis Norris
Former Print Editor-in-Chief

Isis Norris

Isis Norris has been on staff for four years. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper. She enjoys looking at bears, crocheting and gardening.

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