Pennant/Genesis Newsmagazine

2020-2021 Staff

Amanya Gonzales

Editor-in-Chief-East

Hi! My name is Amanya, and I’m currently a junior at Elkhart-East. I am excited to begin a new year of writing and look forward to reading all of the new articles. In my spare time, I enjoyed going to concerts and taking long...

Felisha Campanello

Editor-in-Chief-West

Hi, I’m Felisha :) I’m a senior and I’m the editor-in -chief for The Pennant/Genesis I play volleyball and throw discus for our Track and Field team. I’m really tall, and no, I don’t play basketball. My biggest pet-peev...

Daniela Morales

Editor-in-Chief-West

Hi! I am Daniela. This is my second year writing for the student publication. I am also the Editor in Chief for this school year which I am so stoked about. My goal this year is to create an inclusive and comfortable writing enviro...

Dana Ibarra

News Editor-West

Hello! My name is Dana Ibarra, I am a senior at Elkhart West, and this is my third year in student publications. I write mainly news and opinion stories! I've always loved reading and writing, so that’s all I ever do. Outside of school...

Lyn Jarrell

Opinion Editor-West

Hi. I’m Lyn Jarrell, a junior, and this is my third year as a staff writer for Pennant/Genesis. I mostly write Opinion stories. In my free time, I go to dance classes, write poetry and stories, and practice special effects. ...

Adyan Al-Shamri

Writer-East

I am a freshman, making me new to not only the school but also to the Pennant Newsmagazine. When I was given the opportunity of joining the Pennant Newsmagazine, I was very excited. The Pennant Newsmagazine provides me with an...

Adam Alshahiri

Writer-East

Personally, I hate writing. I’ve never enjoyed it. But, I liked reading, so I joined this class for the soul purpose of seeing what it’s like to truly write. I want to be able to create stories/articles that people would like...

Neida Delcid

Writer-East

Hello, I’m Neida! (nay-da). I’ve always loved to write about things I find important. This will be my first year as a Pennant staff member. I’m excited to write some fun stories for you to read! Other than writing, I really...

Jane Gatzemeyer

Writer-East

Hi! I'm Jane Gatzemeyer. I'm a junior from Elkhart-East. Outside of class, I enjoy being on the cross country team and skateboarding. At first, I wasn't sure about the Pennant. What would I have to say, anyway, that others wan...

Damien Grise

Writer-East

I am a freshman who unknowingly joined the Pennant Newsmagazine—but I actually like it! It is peaceful; I can promise that! It’s something I didn’t expect to be in, but it’s funny how life puts a person where he is supposed...

Mary Grace Lindholm

Writer-East

I joined the Pennant Newsmagazine staff as a Sophomore this year, and I’m so excited to be on the team. When I was younger, my older siblings would bring home the Blazer Pennant Newsmagazine from school, and I loved to read...

Taylor Malicki

Writer-East

Hello, my name is Taylor! I am a junior, and this is my second year working with the Pennant--and I absolutely love it! I really enjoy writing, so this class is a great way to display my love for writing and sharing stories. I...

Nathan Munson

Writer-East

I am a freshman that was put in the Pennant Newsmagazine. Because I’m new to the school, this is the first time I have ever heard about this class! Personally, I’m not a big fan of writing or reading, but for some reason this...

Jonathan Nunley

Writer-East

  I am in 10th grade, and  I had a hole in my schedule that needed filled. I didn’t know they were putting me in here, but I'm starting to like it! It's easy! Who knows, maybe I'll even consider myself  as a write...

Jennifer Quintano

Writer-East

I’m Jennifer, a sophomore! This will be my second semester writing for the Pennant! I really enjoy writing and love to see the improvement throughout each of my articles. This area just gives me positive and peaceful vibes....

Leslie Smith

Adviser

With a degree emphasizing both English Literature and Journalism, Mrs. Leslie Smith has been the adviser for the Pennant Newsmagazine since 1993. Prior to her taking on this role, she was an editor at The Goshen News. Deciding...

Todd Efsits

Advisor

I teach creative writing, journalism, composition, English literature, theatre, and a new class on graphic novels at Elkhart West. This is my first year as advisor for our news magazine, but very thankful for Mrs. Smith and her...

Danasiah Barnes

Writer-West

Hi! My name is Danasiah Barnes and I am now a junior at Elkhart High West. This is my first year with Pennant/Genesis and hopefully I will learn more about the class. Sometime next year or this year I’d hope to get my sing...

Mia Alvarez

Writer-West

Hey! I’m Mia. I'm a sophomore at Elkhart West. This is my first year writing for Pennant/Genesis! I joined this year to strengthen my writing skills. I hope to write fun stories people would enjoy reading. In my free time I ...

Angel Moore

Writer-West

Hi! My name is Angel and I joined the news magazine because I wanted to try something new this year. A few of my other passions are my love of photography and music. In my free time, I listen to music, and watch tik toks....

Dylan Gamble

Writer-West

Hi, my name is Dylan I’m a junior and this is my first year in Pennant/Genesis as a staff writer! I’m a football player for Elkhart High this year and I’m really excited to be joining the Pennant/Genesis staff this year...

Jacob Steed

Writer-West

Yo, I'm Jacob Steed. I am a sophomore this year and this year is also my first year being a part of student magazine. The stories I will mostly be writing are opinion pieces or news usually not relating to sports, I don’t under...

Lilliana Rambow

Writer-West

Hey I’m Lilli :) I’m a sophomore and it is my first year being in PENNANT/GENESIS. I joined so that I could improve on my writing, as well as get a better feeling for the news world. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and wr...

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