Lions' Digest

2017-2018 Staff

Tuna Safak

Staff Writer

“You build a life for 16 years and leave it for 10 months. You build a life for 10 years and leave it forever. Which one is harder?” My name is Tuna Safak and I am an exchange student from Germany at State High for the 2017-18 s...

Katelyn James

Staff Writer

My names is Katelyn James and I am currently in Journalism I, and I have always had a passion for writing. I am involved with a lot of Music & Arts. I can play six instruments and I enjoy painting. I am involved with thespians, a...

Lauren Lieb

Staff Writer

Things to know about me: My name is Lauren Lieb, I’m a freshman, I’m taking journalism (duh) and I’m glad you’ve taken the time to read this! See you’re already to the second sentence! Good job! I decided to take Jou...

Dayo Olorunnisola

Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Dayo Olorunnisola, a freshman here at State High. I love writing and documenting my thoughts and experiences, and I hope journalism will help me explore other fields of writing and expand my horizons. Outside of school,...

Elly Haushalter

Staff Writer

Hello, My name is Elly Haushalter and I am a sophomore here at State High. I have lived in State College ever since I was three. I love taking photos and I love graphic design. That is why I took journalism. I love reality T.V....

Emily McDonald

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Emmie. This year I am a freshman at State High and I am enrolled in Journalism. I took Journalism because I have always been interested in photography, reading about current events, and writing. I have played socc...

Jenna Brugler

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Jenna Brugler and I am a sophomore at State High. I took Journalism this year to expand the way I think and see if this was something I would love. I have always really liked English class as well as writing and te...

Kaylee Richards

Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Kaylee Richards and I am a sophomore at State High. I have always had a passion for writing, so I believe that Journalism is perfect for me to reach an audience with my writing. It will be nice to cover import...

Hana Weissmann

Staff Writer

My name is Hana Wiessmann and I’m currently a senior at State High. This year I wanted to enroll in Journalism 1 because I love writing, both in English class and in my own free time. I often share my writing (usually stories a...

Joao De Araujo

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is João, and I am a new journalism student. I was born in Brazil, but last year my family and I moved to State College; now my dad is a professor of kinesiology at Penn State. I don’t speak English fluently, but I ...

Ella Simpson

Staff Writer

My name is Ella Simpson, and I am currently a sophomore here at State High. I am beyond excited to be able to have the opportunity to take Journalism, because I am interested in it as a possible future career. While I look for...

Josh Miller

Staff Writer

My name is Joshua Miller and I am a senior here at State High. I have always been passionate about following news developments and I think taking journalism provides me with an excellent opportunity to immerse myself in the dynamic...

Anjelica Rubin

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Anjelica Rubin, and I’m a sophomore. I am incredibly grateful to have this opportunity for the second year in a row to learn and grow as a writer. In my free time I skate at Pegula, and play volleyball for SCGVB. ...

Hanqi Zhang

Staff Writer

I’m Olivia, a sophomore. I enjoy reading, watching videos and dramas on youtube, and listening music when I am free. 100% love cats. I lived in China for fourteen and half years. Now I am trying to learn English and practice. ...

Kath Xing

Staff Writer

Yo, Kath here. I recently moved from South Carolina, and adjusting to high school is also quite the experience. One thing that I look forward to this school year is Journalism. I enjoy reading, writing, blogging, and I hope journalism...

Catherine Wang

Staff Writer

Jayland Smith

Staff Writer

Seungjun Mok

Staff Writer

I’m Jun, and I’m from Korea. I just graduated ESL, so my English is really bad. I came here to improve my English and improve my writing skills. I might not be as good as others on writing articles, but I will try my best and work...

Joie Knouse

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Joie Knouse. I am a senior here at State High. I joined journalism because I love to write and I have always loved English class. I also am the manager of the varsity football team and I really enjoy being a part...

Tyson Cooper

Staff Writer

Hello, I am Tyson. I am a junior here at State High. Some of my hobbies include baseball, working out and eating, I love being outdoors and hanging out with friends. I enjoy writing stories which was a big reason that I joined ...

Lena Clark

Staff Writer

Hello, I’m Lena! I’m a senior here at State High. Originally, I’m from Palo Alto, California, but I’ve lived here since I was five years old. I joined journalism because I love writing, talking to new people, and maki...

Andrew Cagle

Staff Writer

My name is Drew Cagle, and I am 14 years old. I love sports (specifically tennis and basketball) and like to perform card tricks for people. I was born in Durham, North Carolina. My dream job would be to be the statistician or sc...

Sarah Ambrose

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Sarah Ambrose, and I am a sophomore at State High. I was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but I have lived in State College for the past 11 years. I’m a swimmer and compete on both the high school team and the cl...

Claudia Radzwich

Staff Writer

I’m Claudia, I’m a senior at State High. I’ve lived in State College for my whole life. Throughout my high school career, I have participated in cross-country and track and field for all four years. I joined Journalism beca...

Emma Ryan

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Emma Ryan. This year I’m a freshman at State High. I have a strong interest in journalism because I have always enjoyed photography and reading. I have been playing lacrosse since I was in 5th grade and plan to ...

Payton Treaster

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Payton Treaster and I am a freshman enrolled in Journalism. I am very excited to be taking Journalism this year because of my love for photography and writing. Along with Journalism, I am taking Fashion and Tech, E...

Maya Yoxtheimer

Staff Writer

Hi I’m Maya Yoxtheimer, and I am currently a senior at State High. I joined Journalism this year because I love to document my experiences as well as events in the world around me. My favorite thing to do is travel because I...

Jake Cooper

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Jake Cooper and I am a 9th grade journalism student. I am 14 years old and I play football on the freshman football team. I also play baseball. I live with my mom, dad and brother Tyson. I enjoy listening to mus...

Isabelle Snyder

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Isabelle Snyder, and my passion is storytelling. Whether it be through song, dance, writing, or acting, I love to tell stories. Someday, I hope to run for a political office, where can insure everyone’s story i...

Zach Martin

Staff Writer

My name is Marty and I am an 11th grader at State High. I really enjoy watching, and keeping statistics for sports and I think this class provides an opportunity for my work to reach places outside of a notebook. Sports are defin...

Margaret Felsmann

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Meg Felsmann and I am starting my freshman year at State College High School. I am very excited to be taking journalism this school year. I love reading and writing and I feel like I will be able to learn about...

Zach Orndorff

Staff Writer

My name is Zachary Robert Orndorff. I enjoy writing, and talking, which is why I am here, in Journalism. But that’s not the only reason. I watch sports all the time, and I have many idols. All my life I’ve wanted to be the...

Bryant Atanasio

Staff Writer

Since I was young I have always been a fan of the liberal arts such as writing, reading, history, and language.  These have always been favorite subjects of mine in school.  I joined Journalism because of that passion and als...

Jack Clark

Staff Writer

Hello, I’m Jack Clark, a sophomore here at State High. I’ve been calling State College home since I was born. I play baseball for State High and I also play outside of school. I plan to get my lifeguarding license and wor...

Grace Biddle

Staff Writer

My name's Grace. I joined Journalism because I love to write about myself. My favorite place to produce my work is on my Facebook page, which currently has over 70 followers. Not trying to brag but that's pretty good. Honestly...

Anne Garrett

Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Anne and I am a sophomore at State High. I have two older brothers, one of whom is in my Journalism class, which is part of the reason I am taking this course. In my free time I like to draw and play video games. I wa...

Olivia Webb

Staff Writer

My name is Olivia Webb and I am currently a junior at state high. I chose to take Journalism 1 this year because I have always loved English and wanted to use my writing to effectively let people know what is going on around th...

Auden Yurman

Staff Writer

Caycee Ohl

Staff Writer

Hey! I'm Caycee. This is my second year in journalism, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I guess you could say communicating is my passion. I love to talk and write to share my ideas as well as news with other people. I ho...

Grace Roeshot

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Grace Roeshot and I'm a freshman, and I’m excited to start journalism this year and grow as a writer. In my free time I like to bike, hang out with friends, and watch The Office. I love my dog (a ten year old...

Sierra Hockenbury

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Sierra Hockenbury and I’m a freshman here at State High! Traveling and exploring new places is one of my many passions. Whether it’s down the street or across the world, count me in. When home, I try to han...

Sydney Asencio

Staff Writer

My name is Sydney Asencio and I'm currently a junior.  This year I chose to enroll in Journalism 1 and I am beyond thrilled to be involved.  I've always had an interest in English as a class, with a focus on the writing aspects...

Joey Clark

Staff Writer

Hi I’m Joey, a junior at State High. I was born and raised here in State College and I’ve only just started to explore all of the classes the high school has to offer. I joined the State High swim team my freshman year and ...

Justin Korman

Staff Writer

My name is Justin Korman, and I’m a junior at State High. I am currently enrolled as a Journalism 1 student, choosing the class because of my longtime affinity for writing. Born and raised in the State College area, I live ...

Abby English

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Abby English and this is my second year as a part of the journalism team. I work as the copy editor on the yearbook. Initally, I joined the journ team to learn more about journalism in general, but have found it...

Mike Hopp

Staff Writer

Wow I look good in that photo! Hello, my name is Mike Hopp. I was originally born in New York City on September 29, 2000. I moved here to State College over 10 years ago. I live with my mom, dad, brother and sister. I am a juni...

Kristen Miller

Staff Writer

My name is Kristen Miller and I’m a sophomore staff writer for the online newspaper at State High.  When I’m not at school or sleeping, you might find me hanging out with friends, playing soccer, or spending time outdoors.  I ...

Becca Stroschein

Social Media Manager, Business Manager, Staff Writer

Katie Ache

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Katie Ache. I was born right here in State College. I have one older brother named Owen, who is in 10th grade. I also have two cats, named Kima and Trey. My favorite sport is soccer, and I’ve been playing my whol...

Addie Orndorff

Staff Writer

Hey I’m Addie, a Journ 1 staff member. I’m a sophomore who loves writing and art. I decided to take journalism because I’ve always had a fascination for the school’s yearbook and WSCH. This class was a great chance for...

Angel Zheng

Staff Writer

‘Sup. I’m Angel but you probably know me as that-one-really-weird-Asian-sophomore.  I guess I am a pretty generic high school student -- I like to listen to music, hang out with my friends, and I have a strong opinion abo...

Gillian O'Neill

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Gillian O’Neill. I was born in Providence, Rhode Island but my family moved to State College shortly after I was born. I have two older brothers Michael and Evan. They are both in College at Penn State right now....

Helena Haynes

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Helena and I am very happy to be a part of journalism this year. Writing and taking pictures have always been things that I enjoy doing so working on the yearbook and the newspaper is very fun for me. Outside of ...

Owen Ache

Staff Writer

I'm probably wearing a hoodie while you read this

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