The Student News Site of Elkhart High School

The PENNANT Online

The Student News Site of Elkhart High School

The PENNANT Online

The Student News Site of Elkhart High School

The PENNANT Online

2020-2021 Staff

Dorothy Moyer

Dorothy Moyer

Hi! I’m Dorothy. This is my first year writing for the Pennant/Genesis. I am a freshman at the East campus. I’ve always wanted to be a writer for the school, and now I have that wonderful opportunity to make my stories heard. I can't wait to make an impact for the school--whether it be an interview or story. I walked into this class not knowing what to expect, or where to even start! I’ve alw...

Nerlyn Martinez-Esqueda

Nerlyn Martinez-Esqueda

Hello! My name is Nerlyn. I'm a sophomore at Elkhart-East. I was asked by my counselor if I wanted to join the Pennant because it fit in my schedule; I accepted, not really knowing what it as all about. Now that I'm a member of it, I really do enjoy being part of the staff, coming up with ideas for different articles to write. Some of my inspiration, hopefully, will come from music. I have to admit,...

Danasiah Barnes

Danasiah Barnes

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 singing career up and going because I do want to become a singer. Three things to describe me is that I’m funny, nice, and easy going...

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Mia Alvarez

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 usually hangout with friends, listen to music, or just watch movies....

Dana Ibarra

Dana Ibarra

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, I do color guard and winter guard, I spin both rifle and sabre on the weapon line!...

Angel Moore

Angel Moore

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

Dylan Gamble

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 because I’m really passionate about writing... it gives me a chance to express how I feel about certain things....

Jacob Steed

Jacob Steed

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 understand them at all. I was a member of the chess club, until world events ruined going to tournaments for that too. Thankfully my other hobbies are mostly indoors and I can wor...

Todd Efsits

Todd Efsits

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 guidance in this merged effort. I'm also just a teacher standing in front of students asking them to write for him.

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Lilliana Rambow

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 writing, and I am eager to be apart of PENNANT/GENESIS.

Felisha Campanello

Felisha Campanello

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-peeve is when people crack their knuckles and back. In two years, I want to play volleyball in college and major in business. I love all music genres, except for pop. My favorite dri...

Daniela Morales

Daniela Morales

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 environment for all the Staff Writers! When I am not busy writing I enjoy reading, painting, and just hanging out with friends. I hope I can write stories that genuinely spark conversati...

Jane Gatzemeyer

Jane Gatzemeyer

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 want to hear about! But, then I wrote my first article about something that interests me--celebrity drama. And, I discovered that others really liked the topic, too. Now, I think th...

Amanya Gonzales

Amanya Gonzales

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 road trips. However, this year I’m currently stuck at my house all day and find myself in the weight room or my room playing with my record collection. Although it has been...

Taylor Malicki

Taylor Malicki

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 hope that I will be able to continue on as a senior. We'll see if it will fit into my chosen pathway! Other than writing, on my free time, I really enjoy hanging out with my...

Jonathan Nunley

Jonathan Nunley

  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 writer some day! Outside of this class, I like to listen to music and hang out with friends. Also, I like to play my game every once in a while; I hope this year is going to be good...

Nathan Munson

Nathan Munson

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 gives me entertainment.  Instead of being told how we should think, we actually get to think for ourselves! In this class, I feel like I actually now have something entertaining--that...

Jennifer Quintano

Jennifer Quintano

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. Apart from writing, I do cheerleading, shop, and hangout with my friends. Other random facts about me are that I’m always going to Chicago, I am obsessed with Iced Coffee, I'm...

Neida Delcid

Neida Delcid

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 love to paint, mostly acrylic. I also really love making playlists for my friends to listen to. Some of my favorite music artists include Harry Styles, Mac Miller, Stevie...

Adam Alshahiri

Adam Alshahiri

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 to read, and I want to know how to write things that would catch a reader’s attention. As a person who has read a lot of books, I want to know what makes writing capavating...

Damien Grise

Damien Grise

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 to be. The class is calm, and in the quiet, I can write about my own subjects freely—obviously not my own opinion on things, but it’s the subjects I can chose freely....

Mary Grace Lindholm

Mary Grace Lindholm

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 them. I’ve been excited to join the staff since! I am also a part of the Elkhart gymnastics and tennis team, and a few of the clubs at the school. In my free time I love to...

Adyan Al-Shamri

Adyan Al-Shamri

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 opportunity to do what I love: writing. I hope through this experience that I can improve my skills. I value my alone time; so, when I have free time after school, I love to...

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

With a degree emphasizing both English Literature and Journalism, Mrs. Leslie Smith has been the adviser for The PENNANT Online Newsmagazine (in its many various forms) since 1993. Prior to her taking on this role, she was an editor at The Goshen News. Deciding to turn her attention toward teaching, her first 29 years were spent at Elkhart Central High School--or, more recently, Elkhart High School-East--where...

Sophomore Lyn Jarrell is a staff writer for Elkhart Memorial GENESIS who specializes in opinion and column writing.

Lyn Jarrell

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.     

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