The Black & White

2017-2018 Staff

Kara Green

Kara Green has been working in the JHS journalism department for two years and this year will be her third. She also participates in swimming, theater, speech, choir, color guard, science olympiad, co-runs Drama Club, and participates...

Jenna Gilbert

Jenna is a fun, laid back person who likes to have no stress and a good time. Her love of cats is almost scary as she would totally have at least four when she can support them,. She also likes plants (#proudplantmom!). Some...

Richard Palmer

Richard Palmer is a junior and he loves to take pictures. He likes watching Game Theory on YouTube, he is mostly an introvert, he loves video games but doesn't have a system, and he loves the movie The Green Mile.

Ethan Richards

Ethan is a person a person who likes to relax and not do much over the weekend except for play video games and play some piano and guitar. Ethan is a junior and it is his first semester on staff.

Emily Chambers

Emily Chambers is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. She is on show choir stage crew and an associate member of Best Buddies. She enjoys spending time with friends, wasting money on Starbucks, watching “Titanic” ...

Erina Lee

Erina Lee is a short, feisty Asian who has nothing to do with her life. She spends her days watching Law and Order and consuming an unhealthy amount of coffee. You can spot her in the halls being pushed around by all of her ta...

Taylor Siebert

Taylor Siebert is a sophomore who spends her days writing, debating, and watching entirely too much television. What she lacks in common sense she makes up for in book smarts. She is also trying to break her habit of asking dumb qu...

Brandon Spraggins

Brandon Spraggins. Age 17. Senior. Chicago is my hometown. Just your average high school student.

Jacob Chapline

Jacob Chapline is a senior at JHS. When he is not at school, he's at work or at a friends house. He lives on his own enjoying the freedoms of life (and despising the barriers).

Taryn Swaim

This is Taryn. This is her first year in newspaper. She likes to run. Her favorite animal is a llama.

Sabrina Romero

This is Sabrina, senior this year. Born and raised in California, however doesn't know how to swim. She's quite when you first meet her, after awhile she'll be more social and talkative, you would wish she went back to being quite....

Brooklyn Dilley

Brooklyn Dilley is a junior who enjoys sleeping, Netflix, and procrastinating homework. She is the most antisocial and awkward person you will ever meet, and changes her mind constantly. It's her second year on the Black &...

Mara Jendro

Mara Jendro is a junior in high school. This is her first year in newspaper. She enjoys (sometimes) Cross country, track, coffee, and spooky movies. You can find her at Twisted Bean, Friedrichs, or anywhere with espresso.

Obsee Abbajabal

Obsee (pronounced either ōb-say or ob-$lay) is a junior and is on her first year of staff. She particularly likes people that say her name correctly on their first try, but don't worry - she'll make you learn it right. Although...

Joe Kronberg

Joe Kronberg is a senior at JHS and foolishly waited until his final year to become a writer for newspaper. He is a tuba in band, President of the Drama Club, and will be Stage Manager for the 2017 fall play and 2018 spring music...

Kennady Anderson

This is Kennady Anderson, she is a junior and is new to newspaper. She loves to hate so looks for her feature What's bugging Kennady  and see what's bugging her that week. If you ever need to bribe her mini m&m and Mozza...

Rachel Vaughan

Rachel is currently in her last year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In her free time, Rachel enjoys going outside, spending time with her family and friends, making very bad puns, and being the only one to laugh...

Kyle Deutsch

Hello, this is Kyle Deutsch and it's my first and last year in staff. That's all you need to know about me. Kyle Deutsch JHS Student Class of 2018

Kara Green

Kara Green is a sophomore at JHS. She enjoys long walks in the beach, reading, and not leaving bed in the morning. She has one dog named Caramel who is 10 weeks old and has more energy that her. This is her first year on staff.

Megan Walker

Megan Walker is a Senior, and just joined Newspaper this year. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family, reading, and procrastinating til the last possible second to do anything.

Katelyn Jurasek

Katelyn is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff for the Black and White. Some of her favorite things include the color purple, chocolate covered strawberries, and Grey's Anatomy.

Ada Basic

Ada Basic is a sophomore who loves to stay up unreasonably late binge watching crime shows on Netflix. As a result she runs purely on caffeine and believes that life is too short to drink crappy coffee. She gets road rage walking...

Kaitlin Hughes

Kaitlin is a sophomore that enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and hanging with her friends and family in her free time. She like reading good books and watching even better movies. She loves getting lost in many stores...

Taryn Kauffman

Taryn Kauffman is a sophomore notoriously known for her sarcasm, lame jokes, abandoned social media accounts and ability to take naps at unreasonable times. She rarely has a favorite anything due to her inability to make decisions,...

Maggie Hapgood

Maggie is a sophomore who enjoys drinking iced vanilla lattes and watching Friends. It is her first year on the newspaper staff. She will eat peanut butter anytime of day, and never misses an episode of the bachelor.

Sarah Nelson

Sarah is a Senior and it's her first year joining the Newspaper staff. She's involved in the Teen Clay Academy at the DSM Art Center, SilverCord, Archery Club, Anime Club, band, and her church, Westminster Presbyterian. She can...

Evan Newcomb

This is Evan Newcomb, he is a junior and he has been here for a little while (1 semester). He is a bit of geek as he loves Star Wars and playing video games. He also has a love of sports so great that he has to figure out which...

Andrew Maresca

Andrew Maresca is a junior and it is his second semester on staff. He is a clumsy candle addict who likes to believe his life is as put together as his instagram account (@andrew.maresca). He enjoys photography and telling everybody...

Jacob Kim

Jacob is a senior who has been on newspaper for three semesters. He is high-key a beast, and there are few that compare.

Sloan Meader

Sloan is a sophomore and this is her first year on the Black & White. She enjoys coffee, Jane Austen books, classic rock music and videos of pandas on slides.

Gretchen Lagerblade

Gretchen Lagerblade is a senior. She loves dancing, watching Netflix, and sleeping. Her favorite thing to watch on Netflix is "The Office." This is Gretchen's second year on staff. She is also involved in band, choir, and d...

Nick Irwin

Nick Irwin is a senior and has been on staff for two years. He's always tired, he's far too awkward, and he puts more thought into works of fiction than the real world. he can also be found at twitter.com/niccboiirwinkle instagram....

Shabana Gupta

Shabana is going on her second year with newspaper. The majority of her time is consumed by fantasy, which is why she's constantly covered in paint and clay dust.

Abby Nichol

Abby Nichol is a junior who enjoys playing soccer and eating sushi. She is in her first year of Newspaper. If you ever need to find her, she's probably at her house with her dog. Also, she loves to listen to Twenty One Pilots...

Jack Lucas

-Tennis Player -Drummer -Jedi Knight -Aspiring/Inspiring Rapper -Star Debater -Local Celebrity The only difference between me and Floyd Mayweather, is that I can get to the bottom of a story....

Katelyn Kempkes

Katelyn Kempkes is a senior and on her second year of staff. She has a wide range of interests but her favorites are petting dogs and watching movies. She does too many activities and is constantly stressed out as a result. Katelyn...

Molly Hauser

Molly Hauser is a senior and this is her third year on the Black and White. She likes alternative music, Netflix and anime/manga. She also can't wait for this year to end and to leave behind all the "haters". Molly likes Engli...

Kennedy Stone

This is Kennedy Stone, she is a senior this year. Daughter of the legendary Billy Jean Jackson Stone. She spends most of her time singing, writing, watching anime, or playing video games. When she is not doing that, she is wondering...

Will Reiher

Will Reiher is a senior on his fourth year with the newspaper staff. He enjoys Netflix, Mac and Cheese, video games, and soccer. He may not have paper towels, but at least he has tiny Fire J's on his soap dispensers....

Kathryn Ikeda

Kathryn is a senior who loves napping and caramel lattes. It is her fourth year on the newspaper staff. She loves bad puns, dogs and social justice, though not necessarily in that order.  She can be contacted at ikeda.kathryn@jdrago...