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Tessa Bentley
Writer

Tessa Bentley

This is Tessa Bentley, she is a 2021 grad at KSS and has since grade 10 found new and unique interests. She enjoys hanging out with friends and being exploring new activities. Her favourite course in school ...

Samara Haverko
Writer

Samara Haverko

Samara is a senior at Kelowna Secondary. She was born and raised in Kelowna. Samara has recently been very interested in learning more about tarot cards and divination. She has also become very passio...

Nyah Spencer
Writer

Nyah Spencer

Nyah is a witty, shy but adventurous being, born and raised in Kelowna. She enjoys long walks on the beach, stargazing and picking up new craft skills where she goes. She has a quite calming aroma and f...

Centel Zol
Writer

Centel Zol

Centel was born and raised in Kelowna, BC. She enjoys creative writing and has written two books so far, right now working on her third. She also enjoys baking, being outdoors and going for walks, traveling,...

Maria Bortolotto
Writer

Maria Bortolotto

Maria is a 16-year-old grade 11 student at KSS. She has lived in Kelowna for the entirety of her life. In her time spent here in the Okanagan, she has discovered many of its unique characteristics by e...

Ella Birkeland
Writer

Ella Birkeland

Ella Birkeland is a grade 10 student at Kelowna Secondary School. She was born in the beautiful city of Kelowna B.C, Canada and has never lived anywhere else. In her opinion, Kelowna is an amazing city to l...

Yurara Okuda
Writer

Yurara Okuda

Yurara. Okuda is grade 12, and 16 years old right now. Most people call her Yura, because it’s easier. She was born in Toyota city in Japan, and grew up there. When she was 13 years old, she started t...

Cole Findlay
Writer

Cole Findlay

Cole Findlay is a grade eleven student currently attending KSS. He was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. He moved to Kelowna in the eighth grade. Cole grew up in a house on Sunpeaks Ski Resort outside of Kamloo...

Lyndon Sinclair on left
Writer

Lyndon Sinclair

Lyndon Sinclair is a grade 12 student at KSS. Lyndon grew up in North Vancouver and moved to Kelowna when he was 9 years old.    Lyndon plans to go to a post secondary school in the states and ...

Mackenzie Mann
Writer

Mackenzie Mann

Mackenzie Mann is a grade 11 student born and raised in Kelowna B.C. She enjoys activities such as skiing, hiking, skating and other such activities. Her small hobbies are reading and writing about perso...

Pietro Arrigoni
Writer

Pietro Arrigoni

Pietro isn’t the person you’d expect him to be. From the outside he might seem like a quiet and shy student but inside he hides a lot more.    Pietro has a natural talent for writing crea...

Payton Irvine
Editor

Payton Irvine

Payton Irvine, is a 17 year old aspiring young writer and journalist who loves broadening her knowledge and letting her creativity shine through in her work. One of the things she is unfortunately lea...

Tamara Hudson
Writer

Tamara Hudson

Tamara Hudson is a grade eleven student who was born and raised in Kelowna, BC. She has a passion for creative writing, a soul for poetry, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. She has written over...

Tatum Grundy
Writer

Tatum Grundy

Tatum is a student-athlete who loves the arts and is currently pursuing her passion for media arts. She has been working diligently over the past eight months to develop her style in art; painting mura...

Thea Boulter
Writer

Thea Boulter

Thea Boulter is a 16 year old Grade 11 student who has lived in Kelowna since she was four years old. She has big dreams of moving away from Kelowna to big cities such as Vancouver, New York, and possib...

Olivia Harms
Writer

Olivia Harms

Olivia Harms is a hard-working student in grade 11 who has resided in Kelowna her whole life.  Since the long isolation period, she has spent much of her time doing little projects at home, such as ...

Mya Martin
Writer

Mya Martin

 Mya Martin is a grade 10 student who was born in Kelowna BC. She lived downtown for a bit until her family had to move out of a renters home because they were selling.  Now she lives in an old apartme...

Madison Benoit
Writer

Madison Benoit

Madison Benoit is a grade 12 highschool student attending Kelowna Secondary School. She was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and lived most of her life in the small, dirt farm town of Dalmeny, Saskatche...

Abigail Gubbels
Writer

Abigail Gubbels

Abigail Gubbels is a grade 11 student at KSS. She has lived in Kelowna for all of her life, and has played soccer for nearly as long. Her team takes up a large amount of her time, but she loves to try ...

Carson Adams
Writer

Carson Adams

Carson is a grade 11 student at Kelowna Secondary School born and raised in Kelowna. This is their second year taking Journalism and they hope to one day pursue it as a career. They are passionate abo...

Emma Soroka
Writer

Emma Soroka

Emma Soroka is a 17 year old senior at Kelowna Secondary School. She has lived in Kelowna since she was 3, previously living in Edmonton, Alberta. She thoroughly enjoys living Kelowna, involving herse...

Imogen Caldwell
Writer

Imogen Caldwell

Formerly from Britain, Imogen Caldwell is a Grade 10 student who moved to Kelowna just before turning the daring age of two. In her spare time, Imogen enjoys drawing, reading, and playing soccer. At home, sh...

Isabelle Owen
Writer

Isabelle Owen

Isabelle Owen is a 17-year-old student currently completing her grade 12 year. She was born and raised in Kelowna British Columbia and has grown to truly love the Okanagan and all the beauties it has to ...

Isaiah Coyne
Writer

Isaiah Coyne

   Isaiah Coyne is a grade 11 student who attends Kelowna Secondary School. Isaiah was born in the windy city, Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after his birth he was given up for adoption and taken into ...

Kaili Parnell
Writer

Kaili Parnell

Kaili is a grade ten student born and raised in Kelowna, B.C.. She is a competitive dancer and has been dancing since she was three years old. She has done well in many competitions, and was awarded a...

Kailyn King
Writer

Kailyn King

Kailyn King is a grade 12 student attending Kelowna Secondary School. She was born and raised in B.C. Kailyn has a deep love for music and enjoys singing in her spare time. She finds delight in spending t...

Kailyn Lafrenie
Writer

Kailyn Lafrenie

Kailyn is a sixteen year old student at K.S.S, who is passionate for all things that have to do with writing. This is now her second year taking journalism. In her spare time, Kailyn is involved in man...

Kiyra Swim
Writer

Kiyra Swim

When it comes to opinionated discussions, binge watching the oldies and borderline insanity, Kiyra Swim’s your gal. Some may call her vanilla with little substance, however those who know her would say ot...

Brynn Durec
Writer

Brynn Durec

Brynn Durec is a Grade 12 student at Kelowna Secondary School and was born and raised in  Kelowna, British Columbia. Brynn is a joyous, go lucky girl who spends her time working in a retail environment...

Layken Pidwerbeski
Writer

Layken Pidwerbeski

Layken Pidwerbeski is an eccentric person, much like a cryptid since she’s probably not very known. There is nothing particularly noteworthy about her, as she spends most of her time shelled in playing ...

Isabella Harmel
Editor

Isabella Harmel

Isabella Harmel is a Grade 11 student haling from Vancouver, BC. They moved to Kelowna at the age of 12 and have grown up experiencing all the seasonal activities the Okanagan has to offer including skiing...

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