The Tower

2018-2019 Staff

Claire Stowe

Editor-in-Chief

Claire Stowe, a junior at John Adams High School, is Editor-in-Chief of The Tower. She is thrilled to be the first generation of The Tower’s online presence, and looks forward to continue building the website and watching it d...

Ryan Downey

Co-Editor-in-Chief / Layout Editor

Ryan is the Co-Editor-in-Chief and Layout Editor of The Tower. He is currently a junior at John Adams High School and aims to receive an International Baccalaureate diploma. He is involved in various extracurricular activities includin...

Seth Kirkpatrick

Managing Editor

Seth Kirkpatrick, a 16-year old junior at John Adams High School, is the Managing Editor of The Tower. He is involved in many extracurriculars, such as being a lawyer for Mock Trial, acting and taking charge of advertisement and...

Ellie Graff

News Editor

Ellie Graff is a junior at John Adams High School. She has lived in South Bend, Indiana for fifteen years, but she loves telling people she is “from” Chicago despite moving only one year after her birth. She considers herself...

Sierra Weaver

Editorials Editor

Sierra Weaver, an Adams sophomore, is in her second year of writing for The Tower. She greatly enjoyed her experience last year while writing and meeting new people. In addition to writing for The Tower, She also participates...

Claire Hargis

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Claire Hargis, an Adams senior, is both a reporter and the creator of the podcast “Top Picks for Cool Chicks,” a subset of The Tower’s RadioTower podcast. Her podcast features music reviews and suggestions for her fellow stud...

Matthew Carbonaro

Media Editor

Matthew Carbonaro is a junior at John Adams High School involved in many activities inside of school. Be it in marching band, Science Olympiad, or being the co-host for The Radio Tower Podcast, he is committed to any task that...

Anna Tarner

Senior Spotlights Editor

Anna Tarner, a junior, has been a member of The Tower for almost a year, and she couldn’t be more happy that she chose to join. Throughout her childhood, Anna participated in almost every activity a child could. Every day ...

Zack Veazie

Archive Editor

Zack Veazie is the Archive Editor for The Tower, where he mainly writes articles about political events and video games. Zack is a fan of politics, strategy games, and films. In his free time, Zack plays Dungeons and Dragons. H...

Kenneth Weston

Sports Editor

Kenneth Weston is a senior at John Adams High School. He likes to go by Kenny. His favourite food is pizza. He likes to joke around whenever the time is right. He likes swimming and soccer although he does not play soccer anymore...

Alayzia Maxwell

Social Media Director

Alayzia is an Honors student in the 12th grade at Adams. She came from a background of public and charter schooling before high school. Alayzia is president of both the Eagles Going Green Club and Jobs for American Graduates [JAG] She w...

Lily Teska

Photographer

Lily Teska, is a junior early graduate at John Adams High School. This is her first year as the photographer for The Tower. She wanted to put her photography skills to use showing people what's out in the real world and at he...

Anna Fuller

Photographer / Reporter

Anna Fuller, one of the many Annas here at Adams, is a Junior this year, and is acting as a photographer and staff writer for The Tower. Her Adams experience has been awesome so far! She is on the Lady Eagles basketball team and...

Sara Walker

Photographer / Asst. Layout Editor

Sara Walker is a Junior at Adams this year. She is in IB Visual Arts and takes pictures for The Tower and the yearbook. She plans to go to an arts college and find a career based in art and photography, that will somehow make a d...

Samuel Villagra-Stanton

Asst. Layout Editor / Reporter

Samuel Villagra-Stanton, to put it simply, is a huge nerd. He loves everything that has to do with film, comic books, video games, science, as well as almost every form of media. He is 15 years old and currently a sophomore a...

Damian Schubert

Graphic Designer / Cartoonist

Damien Allen Schubert is a 15-year-old sophomore at John Adams High School. He previously attending the Veritas Academy for middle school. He currently doesn’t do any extracurricular activities at the moment. He played baseba...

Anna Schrader

Reporter

Anna Schrader is a sophomore at John Adams High School. This is her first year participating in newspaper, and she is very excited to be writing and taking pictures for The Tower. You may have seen her on the soccer field, or even ...

Joey Shrader

Reporter

Joey Shrader is seventeen years old and a senior at Adams. This is his first year as a reporter for The Tower. He is very excited to be a part of The Tower this year and cannot wait to offer his skills to the newspaper, especially i...

Zizwa Mitole

Reporter

Zizwa Mitole, is a sophomore and John Adams High school. This is her first year as a reporter for The Tower. Mitole has lived in South Bend her whole life. She loves art, music, and books. She reads a lot and writes, too. Mitole e...

Vanshika Dixit

Reporter

Vanshika Dixit is a new sophomore student here at John Adams High School. Moving from a small suburb of Chicago, she is thrilled to jump into the dynamic of this new school. In addition to being involved in the school newspape...

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