The Tower

2019-2020 Staff

Claire Stowe

Editor-in-Chief

Claire Stowe, an Adams senior, is Editor-in-Chief of The Tower, her second year with the position. She has covered a variety of topics as a reporter, including two school walkouts, a Trump rally in Elkhart, Ind., and the national i...

Seth Kirkpatrick

Media Director

Seth Kirkpatrick, a 17-year old senior at John Adams High School, is the Media Director of The Tower. He is involved in many extracurriculars, such as being a lawyer for Mock Trial, and playing the alto saxophone for Marching...

Ryan Downey

Managing Editor

Ryan Downey has done much in his time at Adams. Currently, the senior is a part of the John Adams football team, wrestling, orchestra, mock trial, National Honors Society and newspaper. While he spends a lot of his time partic...

Samuel Villagra-Stanton

Movie Critic

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 is a sophomore at John Adams High School. This is her second year participating in newspaper, and she is very excited to once again write and take pictures for The Tower. Anna will be head photographer for the 2019-2020 school ...

Cierra Owens

Reporter

Vanshika Dixit

Reporter

Vanshika Dixit is a junior in the full IB program and is in her 2nd year with the Tower team. Originally born in New Delhi, she moved to the United States when she was only 3 years old. When she isn't reminiscing her golden da...

Zach Johnson

Reporter

Zach Johnson is super excited to begin his year in newspaper. As a senior, Zach has pondered the idea of a career in journalism, or fictional writing, so he is ready to try out some aspects of the craft. As a lover of entertainm...

Eugena Bush

Reporter

Eugena Grace Bush, to describe her in one word, is trustworthy. An independent, hardworking, literary-nurtured Senior of John Adams, she serves as a powerful new addition to our team at “The Tower”. Though determined and diligent ...

Loren Arzadon

Reporter

Loren Arzadon is a sophomore here at John Adams and this is her first year writing as a reporter for The Tower.  Loren is hardworking and artistic, and she also has a passion for human rights. She loves getting to know others and hearing what...

Veda Baker

Reporter

Veda Baker is junior at John Adams High School, new to Newspaper this year. Bright and confident, Veda is a hardworking and motivated girl. With her generous personality, she radiates positivity and kindness everywhere she goe...

Hannah Mills

Reporter

Hannah Mills is a senior at John Adams and writes for The Tower. She started just last year in the second semester. Hannah enjoys to write opinion pieces for The Tower. Hannah’s favorite opinion piece that she has written is t...

Naomi Presler

Reporter

When someone thinks of tiny, they should probably think of Naomi Presler. Naomi is a sophomore at Adams and at first glance a person might miss her because of her size but she uses her size to her advantage. She is a flyer for t...

Sierra Weaver

Reporter

This year is Sierra’s third year in the newspaper, as she has been in the class since her freshman year. She wants to continue into her senior year as well. Weaver enjoys the class because it has given her good experience d...

Noah Gring

Reporter

Noah Gring was born September 9, 2001 in South Bend, Indiana. He has six siblings comprised of three brothers and three sisters. He attended Saint Matthew Cathedral School from kindergarten to eighth grade. Noah was brilliant at ba...

Mag Blanchard

Reporter

Mag Blanchard is a senior at John Adams High School, and is spending her year writing for The Tower for the first time. She has been wanting to get into media for a while, and saw working with the John Adams Tower as the perfect...

Audrey Engel

Reporter

Audrey Engel is in her Junior year here, at Adams. This is her first year being part of The Tower, although she has written for the paper before. She went to LaSalle for middle school, and started at Adams at the beginning of he...

Isabella Ernsberger

Reporter

In her first year of newspaper, Isabella Ernsberger is now a junior at Adams. She previously went to Good Shepherd Montessori and came to Adams her freshman year. She frequently engages in singing opportunities in our community ...

Grace Hartman

Reporter

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...

Mimi Panzica

Reporter

Mimi Panzica is a current senior at John Adams High School and is in her first year at The Tower. Born and raised in South Bend, Mimi has taken an interest in the arts. She is a triple threat--singer, dancer, and actress. Involved...

Ellie Graff

Reporter

Ellie Graff is a senior, now in her 2nd year of being a part of the newspaper. She writes articles on fashion along with other pieces on life in South Bend and at John Adams. She is also involved with the IB Program, Mock Trial...

Brigid Reilly

Reporter

Brigid is a kind hearted girl who is very down to earth. She is sixteen and a junior 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 m...

Anna Tarner

Reporter

Anna Tarner is a senior at John Adams and has been involved in The Tower for over a year. She decided on joining the school newspaper since writing is one of her interests and she finds freedom in writing about ideas that come to...

Jonathon Zapf

Professional Human

Jonathon Zapf is a Senior at John Adams who transferred from Trinity School at Greenlawn at the beginning of his junior year in 2018 just for fun. Of course he made the change for more logical and personal reasons, but he’s al...

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