The Tower

2022-2023 Staff

Julia Maina
Editor-in-Chief

Julia Maina

Julia Maina is an ambitious and courageous senior at John Adams and is overjoyed to be the Editor-in-Chief for The Tower. She devotes much of her time to numerous clubs such as JAVA and Eagles Going Green; as well as her many jobs...

Lizzie Graff
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lizzie Graff

Lizzie Graff is a passionate and active member of John Adams High School. She values social justice and attempts to ensure equal treatment of everyone in her daily life. As well as being the president of the junior class, she is a p...

Marcelina Kukawska
Creative Director / Reporter

Marcelina Kukawska

Marcelina, a senior at John Adams, is a returning member and contributor to The Tower. She was named “creative director” of the newspaper, and manages the graphic design, marketing, and visual side of The Tower and student p...

Pike Temple
Sports Editor

Pike Temple

Pike Temple is a Senior at John Adams High School. He plays for the Adams Baseball Team and American Legion Post 151. Pike is diligent off the baseball field and in the classroom. He is an avid sports fan, and die-hard Green ...

Luis Gonzalez
Reporter

Luis Gonzalez

Luis Angel Gonzalez is excited to start his first year of writing for The Tower. Luis is a laid-back, relaxed guy who tends to worry too much sometimes. Luis’ favorite things to do in his free time include watching movies, b...

Elijah Henry
Reporter

Elijah Henry

As the times change here at John Adams, so do the students. Including Elijah, who more commonly goes by Eli. Eli is a junior at Adams, and is excited to take his new part in the school publication, or better known as The Tower. W...

Adele Zyniewicz
Reporter

Adele Zyniewicz

Adele Zyniewicz, a junior at John Adams, is thrilled to be on the gifted and young team writing for The Tower. Adele, being an athlete her whole life, is excited to write about her fellow Eagles and their thoughts on their athl...

Abigail Worth
Reporter

Abigail Worth

Abigail Worth, a junior at John Adams High School, is excited to contribute to The Tower as a new member. She hopes to inspire and teach others through her writing. Abby has been working diligently the past two years to do wel...

Joie Warnke
Reporter

Joie Warnke

Joie Warnke is a junior at John Adams High School and a new member of The Tower. She is a creative individual who is extremely passionate about her many interests. Joie is currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate ...

Isaac Shrader
Reporter

Isaac Shrader

Isaac Shrader, a junior at Adams, is a first-year reporter and very excited that he has the opportunity to write for the Tower. Since a young age, Isaac has always been interested in sports writing and wanted to jump on the oppor...

Ari Shemesh
Reporter

Ari Shemesh

A junior at John Adams High School, Ari Shemesh decided that he wanted to become a reporter for The Tower. Since first hearing about the class last year, Ari had been excitedly waiting to start writing. He feels most drawn to New...

Olivia Rosato
Reporter

Olivia Rosato

Olivia Rosato is a sophomore at John Adams, as well as a first-year reporter for The Tower. She is hardworking and always interested in exploring new subjects. In her academic life, Olivia has received a Scholastic Gold Key for...

Adelyn Rabbit
Reporter

Adelyn Rabbit

Adelyn Rabbitt, known as Addie by most, is a junior at John Adams High School. She values equality and learning, as well as enjoying every moment, even when she’s in school. She is a part of the John Adams swim team, and has p...

Sofia Nevala 
Reporter

Sofia Nevala 

Sofia Nevala is a Junior at John Adams High School and is looking forward to contributing to The Tower this year. As a lacrosse player for the South Bend Bears girl's team, she also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and watching ...

David Nagy
Reporter

David Nagy

David Nagy is a junior, and this is his first year writing for The Tower. A middle child in a family of eight, David has always been in the thick of it. In his time at John Adams, David has kept busy with the International Bacc...

Ryden Larimore
Reporter

Ryden Larimore

Ryden Larimore is a junior at Adams. Ryden moved over a decade ago from Cincinnati, Ohio after being born in Seattle, WA. His focus with The Tower is to bring a more musical aspect into the program, as well as backing up and helping alo...

Jacob Gosz
Reporter

Jacob Gosz

Jacob Gosz is a junior at John Adams Highschool. He is a South Bend native who is a motivated student and hopes to be successful. Jacob has plans to go to college and hopes to find his calling one day. His goal is to write stori...

Donovan Go
Reporter

Donovan Go

Donovan Go is a 16 year-old junior at John Adams High School. He was born in South Bend and raised here his whole life. Donovan’s biggest goal in life is to graduate and reach financial stability. Although this is his end goal, ...

Cole Cleveland
Reporter

Cole Cleveland

Cole Cleveland is a junior at John Adams High School. He is a diehard basketball fan and loves football as well. He always dreamed of being a professional basketball player but he has not yet acquired the skills for that sport. He p...

Guinevere Clark
Reporter

Guinevere Clark

Gwen Clark, a focused and passionate junior at John Adams, is excited to start her journey with The Tower. With only two years left of high school, Gwen has ambitious plans for the future. She hopes to major in health or science...

Emily Clark
Reporter

Emily Clark

Emily Clark, a junior at John Adams High School, is excited to be contributing to The Tower this year. Emily hopes to utilize her passion for writing by publishing quality and admirable content. She’s interested in informin...

Elise Bualoro
Reporter

Elise Bualoro

Elise Bulaoro is a compassionate, ambitious, and driven person. She is goal-oriented, and values education, happiness, and relationships with friends and family. A good friend of Elise’s describes her as, “majorly competitive,...

Madison Brady
Reporter

Madison Brady

Madison Brady is a junior at John Adams high school and is starting her first year as a reporter for The Tower. She is a very kind, compassionate person towards her friends and family. She is also a very hard worker in sports, s...

Madalyn Berry
Reporter

Madalyn Berry

Maddy Berry, a junior at John Adams High School, is eager to begin her first year of reporting for The Tower. Maddy is originally from Pendleton, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis, and has been a part of the South Bend com...

JT Bellina
Reporter

JT Bellina

JT Bellina is a junior at John Adams who excels in gym class and athletics. His writing skills have influenced him to join The Tower, where he will contribute his sports knowledge and opinions for the first time this year. Subjects like Math ...

Abena Antwi
Reporter

Abena Antwi

Abena Antwi, an Adams sophomore, is thrilled to be a new member of The Tower this year. She participates in various activities including cheerleading, John Adams Volunteer Association (JAVA), African Student Association (ASA), Stude...

Mariana Anderson
Reporter

Mariana Anderson

Mariana Anderson is a junior at John Adams, reporting for The Tower this year! Mariana is super excited to join The Tower team and contribute by writing pieces that share her passions and views. Mariana is a hard-working student...

Ben Allen
Reporter

Ben Allen

Ben Allen is an introverted, visionary junior who enjoys everything from a good true crime story to any trashy reality television show. He is an efficient student that is willing to get the job done. Typically, after the pani...

Oriane Dancler
Reporter

Oriane Dancler

Oriane Dancler is an outstanding Senior at John Adams High School. She has been writing for The Tower for three years. Oriane strives to try her hardest in everything she does. She wants to be the best at anything she does to ma...

Charlie Barron
Reporter

Charlie Barron

If Charlie Barron could pick one word to describe himself, it would be “naturally gifted.” After a year-long hiatus from journalism, Charlie is back for his senior year at The Tower. Charlie has been interested in writing ...

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