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2018-2019 Staff

Joel Worman

Staff Writer

When not searching for adventure or travelling, he spends his days at home playing sports.  Joel plays volleyball up to six hours a week during volleyball season. During the rest of the year, he can of...

Amanda Thode

Staff Writer

Amanda Thode is a grade 12 student at KSS. She is 18 years of age. She is an aquarius and a Slytherin. She enjoys long walks on the beach and her favourite colour is pink! Not hot pink though, a pastel p...

Luis Tang

Staff Writer

Luis Tang grew up in Rodenkirchen, a district of Cologne, the largest city in it’s province of North-Rhine-Westfalia and the 4th largest city in Germany. He went to Canada as an exchange student, because...

Krista Shepard

Staff Writer

Be On The Lookout! If there’s someone you should have the pleasure of meeting throughout a slightly interesting lifetime, she’s a character by the name of Krista Shepard. Krista demonstrates evident...

Rachael Porter

Staff Writer

It’s 6:45 am, on the sixteenth of December, 2003. A baby’s cry cuts through the maternal ward of KGH. The doctors are sure of one thing immediately, this baby’s lungs sure do work, given the volume....

Kerighan Mooney

Staff Writer

Kerighan Mooney is a Kelowna Secondary School student in her grade 12 year. She was born and raised in New Zealand until moving to Kelowna in 2007. Kerighan’s favourite thing to do is teach dance and ...

Anna Meindl

Staff Writer

Anna grew up in Friedrichsdorf, which is a relatively small town in Germany close to Frankfurt. During her kindergarten time she didn’t go to a “normal” kindergarten. It was a forest kindergarten, w...

Cole McEwan

Staff Writer

  Cole McEwan is a computer guy who still struggles in social situations. Adopting a “fake it until you make it” strategy, he just barely scrapes by in conversations. With an interest in technology ...

Hannah Marriott

Staff Writer

Hannah Marriott is an interesting individual to have a conversation with. She can be intense, and sometimes talks a mile a minute, but she always has some fascinating tidbit to share. Her topics of discuss...

Christian Lessard

Staff Writer

Christian Lessard is a 17 year old who was born and raised in Kelowna, BC and is currently attending Kelowna Secondary School. His hobbies are hanging out with friends, playing video games and walking...

Vincenzo Lawrence-Bertucci

Staff Writer

  Born october 16th 2000 he is like many others before him. He doesn’t exactly know what direction he is going, and much like many other people he could be described as lost. The goals he hopes to ...

Rae Kennedy

Staff Writer

Rae Kennedy is a Grade 10 student at Kelowna Secondary School who lives in downtown Kelowna. During her eight years of residing on Bernard, Rae has had many interesting encounters with people, such as...

Payton Irvine

Staff Writer

Payton Irvine was born in Kelowna, British Columbia on July 31st 2003. She grew up in the same cozy house up until she was 15, she then moved into a more modern and energy efficient home in Glenmore. Eve...

Charity Ingram

Staff Writer

Charity Ingram is an introverted seventeen year old woman, who is still learning how to properly take care of the untamable lion’s mane she calls hair. She was born in a small Albertan town called Me...

Jo Hodgson

Staff Writer

Jo Hodgson is in grade 12 attending Kelowna Secondary School. She was born in Haiti, but has lived in Canada ever since she was nine months old. She lived in Alberta for fourteen years then moved to Ke...

Xinyue Hagley

Staff Writer

Xinyue Hagley is a mandarin name, because she was born in a place called Guilin, China, therefore she is learning Japanese in school. At this point in her life she has given up with being annoyed at her na...

Ren Fournier

Staff Writer

  Something important to know about Ren is that he is one of the most care-free students you’ll ever meet. This doesn’t mean he won’t work hard, but rather that he will accept what he is ...

Ava Dale

Staff Writer

This is about a girl who was born in a hot tub in Switzerland nearly 18 years ago on March 31st 2001. She is the first child of two highschool sweethearts from London, Ontario living their best lives. Her na...

Ella Corns

Staff Writer

  Ella Corns is a grade twelve student attending KSS. She moved to Kelowna one and a half years ago from a small town in Alberta called the Crowsnest Pass. She moved to Canada from the UK with her ...

Theo Binsted

Staff Writer

Theo Michael Binsted is an aspiring writer, musician, theatre-enthusiast, and bookworm here in grade eleven at KSS. Since a young age, he has been interested in the arts and the people behind the craft...

Samantha Amaral

Staff Writer

As of 2019, Samantha Amaral is a student in grade 10 and learning at Kelowna Secondary School. She currently lives in Kelowna, which is also the city she grew up in. One thing that she fears is not bei...

Gavynne Adame

Staff Writer

  Gavynne Adame is a grade 11 student attending KSS.  It’s the year 2002 in the city of Quezon City, Philippines where Gavynne was born. A year after she was born her parents wanted to move...

Alex Abernethy

Staff Writer

Just over 17 years ago an overly sensitive, emotional, yet at the same time, strong minded girl was born at Kelowna General Hospital. She is currently a senior in High School and is soon to be graduating wi...

Elana Wood

Staff Writer

Adventurous, sneakily joyous, and somewhat practical are all adjectives that have been used to describe Elana Wood. As a somewhat academically inclined grade 12 student Elana often finds herself neari...

Emma Luciw

Staff Writer

Emma is a grade 12 student here at Kelowna Secondary School. Her favourite subject is English, and her plan is to major in it and become a high school English teacher, just like Mr. Derksen. Her plan B is...

Olivia Hunchak

Staff Writer

Olivia Hunchak is a senior student here at Kelowna Secondary School. Having always been dedicated to the arts and the english language, Olivia has been inspired to continue her studies into the education ...

Eric Worman

Staff Writer

Born and raised in Kelowna, Eric enjoys exploring the city he loves to live in.  He shares his passion for cycling and adventure with everyone he meets through stories and photos.  As a certified Cy...

Gabrielle Tremblay

Staff Writer

My name is Gabrielle Tremblay but I go by Gabie and I like to think that headphones are a socially acceptable “I’m ignoring you device”. *Insert smiley face emoji here* I am a 12th-grade student...

Jade Thomson

Staff Writer

Jade Thomson is just a French immersion student trying to figure out her life. She is never seen without her swell water bottle, which is kind of like a safety blanket and yes, it has a handle (for conve...

Nyah Spencer

Staff Writer

Nyah is a witty, adventurous sports enthusiast. Born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, she enjoys taking long walks on the beach but would much rather be somewhere tropical and most likely gettin...

Lucus Spencer

Staff Writer

hey , what’s up?. I’m Lucus and here is a bit about me. I love football and enjoy other sports as well, it’s something I really like to write/ talk about with friends and others. Some other t...

Gigi Roberts

Staff Writer

Gigi Roberts was born in Dubai and spent most of her childhood there. She moved back to Kelowna after she was born and only stayed for 3 years and then moved back to Dubai. Before she had moved back, she ...

Joel Pontalti

Staff Writer

Joel Pontalti is a grade twelve student at KSS. Rock climbing is the passion spaghetti is the side hustle. Joel works at the Old Spaghetti Factory so he can fuel his dreams and passions. Such passions inc...

Elaina Moore

Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Elaina Moore! I’m a grade 11 student and I enjoy rock climbing, being outdoors but also spending hours in my room drawing and sketching. I love photography and working with my aunts fancy...

Déjà Mackie

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Déjà Mackie. I was born up in the Northwest Territories despite not liking the cold, which is perfect, for when I moved to Kelowna in the eighth grade, I no longer had to wear twenty ...

Maddie Liao

Staff Writer

Hi there! I’m Maddie, a grade eleven writer for the news site you’re currently on. I’m originally from Taiwan, and I moved here with my parents in grade one to go to school. With my dual-citizen...

Alex Lang

Staff Writer

Alex Lang: lover of old books, movies, live theatre, and plays. She may be short in stature, but big in personality. An aspiring musician that loves the diversity of music from all genres, but lives for ...

Jared Glen

Staff Writer

Hey there, the names Jared, Jared Glen. I was born in Salmon Arm but raised in West Bank, which is now known as West Kelowna, (West Bank is a much better name.) If we were friends then you probably descr...

Chloé Blackmeyer

Staff Writer

Chloé is an eleventh grade french immersion student at KSS. She has a great appreciation for the arts and the outdoors. Her favorite artist is Frida Kahlo, she respects her art for its subversity and diff...

Tianna Scott

Staff Writer

Hey, the name’s Tianna, but most people call me T. I am a grade eleven student at Kelowna Secondary School, and born and raised in Kelowna. I am a  pretty positive person and tend to make other people s...

Katie Cetinski

Staff Writer

Katie Cetinski is a shy, sweet, and optimistic writer who loves candy and bad puns. She was born and raised in Kelowna, where she lives on a vegetable farm with her parents and reads too many books. She l...

Ellis Robot

Staff Writer

Ellis Drobot is a musical grade 12 student who is taking journalism for the second year in a row. She loves creative writing and thoroughly enjoys learning about the human body as well as the mind. In po...

Paula Busse

staff Writer

Paula grew up in Berlin, which is a really big and super interesting city. Paula loves Europe and all its different places to visit, food to eat and really cool people to meet. She is very happy, to liv...

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