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Westside Wired

2016-2017 Staff

Jonathan Snover

Staff Writer

My name is Jonathan Snover, and I’m a freshman here at Westside.  I am very excited to further my journalistic hopes through the Westside Wired program.  Outside of Wired, I participate in Quiz Bowl, Choir, Cross Country, and...

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Kjersti Swanson

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Kjersti Swanson, a sophomore here at Westside. Outside of Wired, I am an active member in show choir, choir, and I love spending my free time volunteering with my friends and family. If you have any story ideas or que...

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Elijah Marburg

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Elijah Marburg. I am a Sophomore, and I am excited to join the Westside Wired team for the remainder of the year. My interests are theatre, wrestling, show choir and Jewish youth group. I can’t wait to contribute to...

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Vinny Nelson

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Vincent Nelson, but my friends call me Vinny. I am a freshman and this is my first semester at Wired, I am also apart of Craze. I love listening to music, skiing, and swimming. If you have any questions, concerns, or...

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Mia Weisbach

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Mia Weisbach and I’m a sophomore and this is my first year on Westside Wired. I’m also involved in Student Council and golf. I am very excited to be on on staff this year! If you have any stories you’d like...

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Leo Norton

Staff Writer

My name is Leo Norton and I am a sophomore and this is my first year on Westside Wired. Outside of school, I participate in Jewish youth groups and I run track in the Spring. I’m looking forward to writing stories and taking...

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Meghan Wahl

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Meghan Wahl! I’m a sophomore and this is my first as a staff writer on Wired. I’m on JV and Competition Cheer and also Student Council. This year, I’m looking forward to writing more, taking pictures and making...

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Kaitlyn Jansen

Staff Writer

My name is Kaitlyn Jansen, I'm a Freshman and this is my first year on Wired. I joined Wired because I enjoy journalism and sharing my ideas. I want to start taking photos for wired at games, and expand my skills in photography....

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Ryan Melcher

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Ryan Melcher and this is my first year on Westside Wired as a staff writer/podcaster. In school I participate in the CAPs program and will be apart of DECA this year. I am excited for this school year and everythin...

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Wyatt Janicek

Staff Writer

My name is Wyatt Janicek, and I’m a junior. I joined wired so I can share my ideas with wired, and hopefully help the publication grow. One of my passions is music. I find that music inspires me and helps me develop interes...

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Casey Plucinski

Staff Writer

My name is Casey Plucinski, and I’m a junior. I joined Westside Wired so I can share the things I want to talk about with the whole school. I play guitar regularly, I’m in three bands right now, and I practice with them a...

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Madigan Brodsky

Media Coordinator

Hi! my name is Madigan Brodsky and I am a sophomore. This is my second year on Lance and my first year on Wired. This year I am also the Media Coordinator for the entire journalism department. I am excited to help all publications...

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De'Andre Hill

Staff Writer

My name is De'Andre and Im glad to be apart of the Wired family for a second year. I love music, it's my life, but I am mostly interested in rap music. I will mainly be making podcasts on staff this year. If you have anything...

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Richie Porras

Staff Writer

Hey what's up I'm Ricardo but my nickname is Richie. I will be writing reviews and opinion based stories on Westside Wired this year, I might dabble a little in podcasting. I am a senior and down to have a chat with anyone! Email...

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Hannah Heim

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Hannah Heim, I am a sophomore and this is my first year on Westside Wired. I love writing and skiing. I am so excited for this upcoming year on Wired. If you have any questions or something you think we should cover...

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Ellie Hansen

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Ellie Hansen. I am a junior at WHS, and this is my first year as a member on Wired. In school I am involved in multiple clubs including Beta Club, NAHS, and DECA. I am very excited to be on staff this year: if you...

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Biruk Tewodros

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Biruk Tewodros and I’m a sophomore at Westside High School.  Outside of Wired I’m involved in cross country, swimming, and student council.  If you have any questions or story ideas, feel free to email me...

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Georgia Wimmer

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Georgia! I'm a sophomore and this is my first year on Westside Wired. I also play varsity soccer and JV volleyball for the school. I am excited to write stories and take pictures for Wired this year. If you have...

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Siena Gailloux

Social Media Coordinator

Hi my name is Siena Gailloux! I’m a Junior and the Social Media Coordinator for Wired. I enjoy this platform because it gives me an opportunity to tell good stories. I also participate in golf. Besides writing stories, I am f...

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Jane Glazer

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Jane Glazer and I am a junior. This is my first year being on the Westside Wired staff. Outside of journalism I am involved in dance team, cross country, and tennis.  If you have any questions, comments or story...

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Josh Siegel

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Josh Siegel and I am a freshman. This is my first year on Westside Wired. Other than journalism, I play tennis in the fall and basketball in the winter. I am excited to be a writer on staff this year. If you have...

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Deja Moss

Staff Writer

Hello, I'm Deja Moss. As a staff writer for Westside Wired some of my main focuses are racism and issues related to minorities. Some activities I engage in outside of school are selling makeup, working out, etc. Email me any time...

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Emily Kutler

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Emily Kutler! I'm a sophomore and this is my first year as a Staff Writer on Wired! Outside of school I’m really involved in Jewish youth groups. I also am a JV cheerleader and play lacrosse for Westside. This yea...

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Dani Barton

Copy Editor

My name is Dani Barton and I am the copy editor this year on wired. This is my second year on wired. Outside of journalism I am involved in soccer, DECA and Beta club. If you have a story or any questions, email me at ba...

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Olivia Washburn

Managing Editor

I'm Olivia Washburn, Managing Editor and Photographer for Westside Wired. I'm a junior, and this is my second year being a part of journalism. Outside of journalism, I am involved in varsity soccer, DECA and red shield. See something...

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Abby Lang

Co Editor-In-Chief

Hi, I’m Abby Lang- the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Westside Wired. This is my second year on Wired but my fourth year involved with journalism. When I'm not writing a story or out taking pictures, I'm either at an FBLA meeting, doing...

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Dana Cox

Co Editor-In Chief

Hi my name is Dana Cox, I am a senior and this is my second year being apart of journalism. I am a Co-Editor in Chief and photographer for Westside Wired. Outside of journalism I am a DECA Officer and I play high school soccer...

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