The Tower

2020-2021 Staff

Sierra Weaver
Editor-in-Chief

Sierra Weaver

Sierra Weaver, a senior at John Adams, is the Editor-in-Chief of The Tower. She has been a part of The Tower since she was a freshman, and looks forward to continuing her involvement and taking on her new role as Editor. During...

Hannah Connell
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Connell

Hannah Connell is a senior at John Adams High School and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the student-led newspaper, The Tower. As a South Bend native, she is excited to share authentic stories and perspectives from the community. She believes...

Vanshika Dixit
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Vanshika Dixit

Vanshika Dixit is a senior in the vigorous full IB program and current serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Tower. Originally born in New Delhi, she moved to the United States when she was only 3 years old. When she isn't rem...

Samuel Villagra-Stanton
Movie Critic

Samuel Villagra-Stanton

Samuel Villagra-Stanton can never be president because he was born in Linares, Chile.  Sam has a lot of interests, such as film, Star Wars, and drawing. Film is his main hobby, as he dedicates a lot of his free time doing (f...

Anna Schrader
Reporter / Photographer

Anna Schrader

Anna Schrader, a senior at John Adams, will be contributing her writing, art, and photography to The Tower for her third year in a row. After parting ways with her previous interest in athletics, she has been able to devote herself...

Matthew Siler
Reporter

Matthew Siler

Matthew Siler, the 17 year old IB Diploma candidate, loves college basketball. He loves the rivalries and the intense matchups that have always been present within the game. He wishes he had the athletic ability to play college...

Pike Temple
Reporter

Pike Temple

Pike Temple is a sophomore at John Adams High School. In his freetime, Pike can be found listening to music, reading a book, or playing Madden. He is also an avid sports fan and baseball player for the John Adams Baseball Team....

Fernando Sanchez
Reporter

Fernando Sanchez

Fernando Sanchez is a 15 year old sophomore at John Adams. He may be young and inexperienced, but that is no barrier for his passion and commitment. Fernando has shown dedication to the John Adams swim team even with many hurdles...

Elizabeth Graff
Reporter

Elizabeth Graff

As a sophomore at Adams, Lizzie is excited to be a writer for The Tower. She decided to take on her sister, Ellie Graff’s, legacy at the Tower because she enjoys researching and writing about current events, ranging from politics...

Oriane Dancler
Reporter

Oriane Dancler

Oriane Dancler is a sophomore at John Adams Highschool. She enjoys journalism and researching new things. Oriane is a cheerleader at Adams and also in Valparaiso for competitive cheer. She is also in the Roher Club, which allows...

Charlie Barron
Reporter

Charlie Barron

If Charlie Barron could pick one word to describe himself, it would be “naturally gifted.” Humble fifteen year old, Charlie Barron, has been rocking around the Midwest for the past ten years. Before that, he made shelter in...

Nika Anderson
Reporter

Nika Anderson

Nika Anderson is a junior at John Adams High School and is elated to be a staff member for The Tower for the first time this year. She has contributed to the school's literary magazine, The Talon and their bake sales along with...

Naomi Presler
Reporter

Naomi Presler

Naomi Presler is a 16 year old junior at John Adams High School and a reporter for The Tower. She is full of energy and very excited to continue her contribution and participation to the newspaper. She joined the newspaper last...

Audrey Engel
Reporter

Audrey Engel

Audrey Engel is in her senior year here at Adams. Although she is not in The Tower this year,  she has written for the paper throughout all four years of high school. She went to LaSalle for middle school, and started at Ada...

Isabella Ernsberger
Reporter

Isabella Ernsberger

Isabella Ernsberger is a Senior at John Adams. She mostly contributes to the Editorial section of The Tower. Isabella is in her first year of Yearbook at Adams, as well. She is the founder of Passion Project, which is an Adams...

Grace Hartman
Reporter

Grace Hartman

Hailing from LaSalle Academy, social activist Grace Hartman is a 15-year-old sophomore and prides herself on being unique in all aspects possible. As a well-versed musician and a productive journalist, her main emphasis lies on the i...

Brigid Reilly
Reporter

Brigid Reilly

Brigid is a kind hearted girl who is very down to earth. She is a senior at John Adams High school. She’s involved in the John Adams show choir. She has a history of ballet since she was three. She is involved in model UN as ...

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