The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

2015-2016 Staff

Bryonna Vadnen Hout

Bryonna is a sophomore at Smoky Hill and this is her first year on staff. Bryonna had joined newspaper to improve her photography and writing skills. When she joined newspaper, Bryonna thought the class would be easy. The class has been a good learning experience for her so far. Bryonna was not expecting newspaper to be like such a family. The newspaper family is very close and friendly, which is a ...

Raven Scott

Raven Scott

A junior at Smoky, Raven is in her first year of working on the newspaper staff. Staffers are responsible for writing current weekly articles that cover breaking news that impact and connect to Smoky. Raven joined newspaper because she thought it would be pleasantly entertaining to have a class with her friend. Little did Raven know, newspaper has shown her how much she enjoys to write. Newspaper ...

Devonte Santa Cruz

Devonte Santa Cruz

Devonte Santa Cruz is currently a senior at Smoky Hill, in his first year of newspaper. Devonte joined Newspaper this year to pursue his dream in majoring in Journalism to become a Sports Analyst in the near future. Devonte plans to use this year to learn more about the Journalism program and continue to grow as a writer during the course of the school year. Outside of newspaper, Devonte has a passion fo...

Kyle Rolfe

Kyle Rolfe

Kyle Rolfe is a junior at Smoky Hill who joined newspaper for his first year and is loving it. Even though it can be a little hard on time and a stressful thing to do he loves keeping up with the latest breaking news global and local. He loves doing interviews and talking to influential people because he likes getting people’s opinions and what people are thinking about. He feels that as long as...

Mahwish Rana

Mahwish Rana

Mahwish Rana is a freshman at Smoky. This is her first year in newspaper, she joined because she loves writing, and journalism and hopes to pursue it in the future. She’s learning skills like how to write proper articles and how to take interviews. What she loves about newspaper is the close community it has and how everyone is friendly and helpful. Aside from newspaper, she’s in Drama club, Aerial D...

Mýah Pitter

Mýah Pitter

Mýah is a sophomore who joined newspaper with the expectation and suspicion that it would be collaborative, and self interested based work, but she later found out that it is so much more. She loves to write about passionate topics, that may affect people's life for the better. When she first joined newspaper in August, she wasn't expecting a “family” type surroundings, but was overwhelmed when she wa...

Autumn Olson

Autumn Olson

Autumn Olson, a junior at Smoky HIll High School, best known as AJ, is in her first year in newspaper. Her favorite subject in school is English, she likes it so much that she would like to become an English teacher or continue with journalism when she grows up. She’s in newspaper to not only help others get information about Smoky Hill, but also to help her grow in her vocabulary and help her get...

Kasia Massey

Kasia Massey

Kasia Massey is a freshman at Smoky Hill. This is her first year in newspaper. She loves that she can write about anything that’s coming up at Smoky and feel like whatever she’s writing about is important to people. She loves how she can ask for help and their are so many people willing to help her. Most of all she loves how being apart of the newspaper family. She loves building new relationship...

Keisha Lopes

A senior at Smoky Hill, Keisha Lopes is beginning her first year on the Newspaper staff. While she has little experience in the newsroom, she enjoys how newspaper can impact the Smoky Hill community. Keisha particularly likes to cover sports and extracurricular activities happening within Smoky Hill. In the future, she plans on pursuing a career in Journalism and International Affairs. Outside of academi...

Krystal Limon

Krystal Limon

Sophomore Krystal Limon is in her first year as a staffer in the newspaper community at Smoky Hill High School. The responsibilities of a staffer is to write weekly articles and cover breaking news. Krystal is in newspaper because of now colleagues Krystal’s friend recommended that she joins the school newspaper. Krystal discovered her passion for writing freshman year of highschool and decided ...

Bita Jomnuni

Bita Jomnuni

A junior at Smoky Hill, Batina Jombuni began her first year of newspaper as a staff member. While she began to get some experience in the newsroom, she has liked the responsibility of writing stories about the school. It’s a nice way to be involved and to get to know more about the environment  and the community. (Jombuni said).  She has felt a big improvement in her writing skills and she has ...

Elizabeth Fernandez

Elizabeth Gloria Fernandez, 14, is a freshman this year at Smoky Hill High School (SHHS) and this is in her first year of both high school and newspaper. Entering SHHS in 2015, Elizabeth was exceedingly nervous about the new environment and not knowing if she would be connected in any way with her friends from last year. Over a few weeks, Elizabeth was truly amazed at how quickly she adjusted to t...

Kayla Cushings

Kayla Cushing

A junior at Smoky Hill, Kayla is in her first year of newspaper. She doesn't know why she is in newspaper, but she is learning on how to write articles. Newspaper also will help her see the world in a different perspective. That will also teach her to be more creative. Kayla likes to write which helps her a lot in newspaper. The deadlines in newspaper help her in school with my classwork and my homewo...

Nafees Abidi

A junior at Smoky Hill, Nafees joined Newspaper this year as a staff member because she wanted to try something new so she can use newspaper as a source of change.  Joining Newspaper gave her writing a meaning and she realized that this was the best decision she could of made. Her biggest issue is with finding a topic and staying to that topic but she is overcoming it with the help of her peers. ...

Velencia Covarrubias

Velencia Covarrubias

Velencia Covarrubias is in her third year of high school and second year of Newspaper. She joined halfway through her sophomore year so she had enough classes but instead of just doing it to get through the year, she found a passion for it. Velencia dreams of going to University of Denver and earning her PHD in psychology. After, she hopes to help troubled children achieve great mental health. One of her...

Kelsey Long

Kelsey Long

Kelsey Long joined Newspaper during her freshman year and has loved t ever since. She joined out of a passion for writing and the First Amendment. Kelsey has written a lot of stories, both for Newspaper and fun. She is a published poet and has four published poems, is writing a fictional story on World War Three, multiple Creative Writing essays, and numerous articles for NEXT and SmokyNow. She also...

Kaylee Long

Kaylee is a senior at Smoky and has been on staff since her sophomore year. Newspaper has been a big part of her life and cannot imagine life without her newspaper family. She originally joined because her sister asked her to, but now she keeps coming back to hang out with her newspaper family and teach the community about what is going on. Kaylee’s favorite part about newspaper is the people...

Nisha Razack

Nisha Razack

Kyema Razack is a junior at Smoky Hill High School and has been on the NEXT and SmokyNow.com staff for a year.  She also likes to be called Nisha. Nisha joined Newspaper because writing is her passion and she wanted to learn new skills to make her writing better. While being on staff, she has learned another way that she can make a difference in the world by using something she loves to do. Sh...

Rachel Ellis

Rachel Ellis

Hey, name is Rachel Ellis, and I’m the Editor-In-Chief of SmokyNow.com and NEXT magazine. I’m a senior at Smoky Hill, this is my fourth year on staff, and I’ve attended three JEA conferences and I have attended multiple Rethink Camps. I spend my time after school working, doing schoolwork, and spending time with my friends. I plan on working in technical theatre and journalism after high school....

Jessica Slofkiss

Jessica Slofkiss

A sophomore on her second year in Newspaper, Jessica Solfkiss loves Newspaper. Originally joining newspaper unknowing of everything the class entails, she has learned helpful skills in unbiased writing and graphic design. The class was definitely a culture shock being that it is all student run and different than any other class. Her biggest surprise was the amount of work that goes into the magazin...

Kyna Fitzpatrick

Kyna Fitzpatrick

Kyna Fitzpatrick is a junior here at Smoky Hill. This is her third year on the Newspaper team and she is currently an editor on the Newspaper team. She joined Newspaper because she loves to write and tell stories that can impact people's lives. Kyna also joined Newspaper because it has helped her bring out her leadership skills, her conversation skills, and helped develop her writing skills. Newspaper h...

Devin Guttman

Devin Guttman

Devin Guttman is a senior at Smoky Hill and she has been a part of the school newspaper for the past three years. She decided to be in newspaper because she wanted to try some new activities, so she gave it a shot and she really enjoyed it. Newspaper really opened Devin up to new things, and taught her a lot of things about the community that she didn’t know. Devin is not only a part of the newspaper bu...

TGan Maxey

T’Gan Maxey

T’Gan Maxey is a senior at Smoky Hill and has been on the newspaper staff for the past two years. T’Gan decided to join newspaper because he has always liked hearing about what was going on around the world and wanted to be apart of covering serious news stories from around the world. From newspaper, he learned that news is all around us and it is all important. He also learned that meeting de...

Mona Jabr

Mona Jabr

Junior Mona Jabr, has been on the newspaper staff for 3 years. At first Mona Joined Newspaper as a recommendation from her sister who is in yearbook, now Mona loves newspaper and would not give it up for any other class. She is very interested in designs, which leads to what she wants to study after high school. Even though her interest is wedding event planning, moving things around on a spread is li...

Kade Reed

My name is Kade Reed and I am in my first year of newspaper. I joined newspaper to create better college journalism opportunities. I also want to strengthen my writing while in newspaper. Sports is my passion and I know more about them than anyone I know, even though I am not very good at them. I want to go to Michigan State University and major in journalism and minor in food science. After college...

Devin Pomerleau

Devin Pomerleau

Devin Pomerleau a sophomore is in his second year of being the staff of Smoky Now. He is in newspaper because he really enjoyed the class last year and wishes to continue his career in Smoky Now. Devin had joined Newspaper to develop his skills on writing and graphic design. This year he wishes to develop a more complete interview for the articles. He has also developed not writing a bias story. Newsp...

Amber Badger

Amber Badger

A junior at Smoky Hill, Amber is currently in her second year of newspaper. She is in Newspaper because she enjoys writing, thus she enjoys the class. Newspaper has helped her with completing things on deadline, it also helps with meeting new people, and helping her with writing. Amber also loves softball and spending time with her friends. She works at Family Sports Center as a Skate Host. Amber ...

Issac Rodriguez

Issac Rodriguez

In his second year in newspaper at Smoky Hill High School, Issac Rodriguez spent a lot of his free time writing stories. His passion for writing is the sole purpose he is in newspaper. Newspaper helps him improve his writing skills. Issac is not the kind of person to put himself out there, expand his perspective on meeting and talking to people. Last year it was much harder to talk to people becaus...

Ashley Nubine

Ashley Nubine

Hi! I’m Ashley Nubine, I’m a 15 year old sophomore. I enjoy hanging out with friends and having fun. Of course I attend Smoky Hill High School and I’m currently in two clubs: sisterhood and  JV newspaper. I picked JV Newspaper as one of my electives on accident actually, and when I saw it on my schedule I immediately wanted to change it, but I couldn't so I had no choice but to stay in it. The...

Stephanie Braun

I’m Stephanie Braun, I am a junior. This is my third year being apart of the newspaper staff, I originally joined purely out of curiosity. I was eager to learn about journalism because I didn't know what it was. Over the years I’ve grown really fond of it, I love it! Other than newspaper/journalism, I enjoy studying psychology.

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