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  • The summer job fair will be held Feb. 15 in the atrium

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The Lantern

2017-2018 Staff

Kristy Allen

staff photographer

Kristy is a 9th grader who loves many opposite and contradicting things. When asked to do something, there's a 50% chance she'll say yes and a 50% chance she'll just stare at you until you leave.

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Sophie Epps

Staff writer

Sophie Epps is a Sophomore and is one of the co-editors of the Features section. She usually writes for Arts and Entertainment, News, and Features. When she is not busy running on the trails or in circles around the track, sh...

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Brooke Kimmes

Assistant sports editor

Brooke Kimmes is a junior at Cannon Falls and a first year Lantern photographer. Along with the Lantern, Brooke is involved in dance, tennis, football, math league, NHS, yearbook, interact, and speech. In her few minutes of spare...

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Hannah Singewald

Senior Writer

Hannah Singewald writes in the Lantern for the category Arts and Entertainment. During the school year, she participates in activities like speech, the musical, softball, piano, and student council. In her free time, she likes wat...

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Grant Schlichting

News Editor

Grant Schlichting is co-editor of the best section in the lantern: News. In his Junior year, he spends time in Debate, Speech and Track. His goal for the year is to have the Cannon Falls lantern ranked #1 among Minnesota student...

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Nathan VanZuilen

Staff writer

Nathan VanZuilen is a tenth grade Lantern writer who is also involved in soccer, speech, and track. In his free time he enjoys running, playing video games, and taking artsy nature pictures for Instagram (ironically of course...

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Zoe Jesh

Senior Photographer

Zoe is a Senior Photographer for the Lantern.  In her spare time she enjoys reading and eating pizza.  Zoe is also involved with track and speech.

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Aizlynn Thim

Torch and sports writer

Hi I'm Aizlynn. I waste my time eating cookies and watching Netflix. I enjoy telling stupid jokes and endlessly scrolling through useless Pinterest pins. I also play soccer and golf.

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Hailey Newinski

Torch writer

Hi I'm Hailey Newinski. I love making a fool out of myself onstage and food is life.

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Kressin Hartl

Torch writer

What up, it's Kressin Hartl. Christmas and Netflix pretty much sum up my life.

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Maggie Bahr

Torch videographer

Hi I'm Maggie Bahr, also known as Marge. I'm in weightlifting, basketball, and golf. All I want for Christmas is Ramen.

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Katie Allen

Photography editor

Katie Allen is a photography editor, who enjoys activities such as Speech, band, and watching John Mulaney's New in Town. When she's not busy reading or ordering people around, she finds time to study whatever interests her at...

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Lindy Edstrom

co-news editor

Lindy Edstrom is a co-editor for the news category. She is a sophomore who participates in many activities like Interact, student council, swimming, speech, cross country, and track and field. Lindy is also commonly known as Melin...

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Luke Newinski


Hello, my name is Luke Newinski. Soccer, lacrosse and the lantern are my three favorite things to do in my life. I do mainly stuff with video whether it be recording or editing both are fun. My life hopefully conclude of videography,...

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Noah Muhlhausen

Torch writer

*Intro music* It's Noah Muhlhausen here to rock you with my shookness. That's right, queens I'm back. Also I love my ostrich. BTW I'm actually insane.

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Olivia Anderson

Senior Photographer and Senior Writer

Olivia Anderson is a sophomore and has been on the Lantern for two years, and one on the Torch. She writes newsflashes and articles and is also a new photographer. Olivia enjoys spending time with friends, family and hanging out...

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Xander Weinreich

staff writer

Hey! This is Xander! I’m sort of writing this just to fill it out and not get yelled at by my EICs (Editors In Chiefs) and I would be honestly surprised if anyone has actually taken the time to read this/care about it (even y...

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Samantha Hamann

Asst. photography editor

Sam is an assistant editor in photography. She participates in multiple activities including Roller Derby, fencing, speech, theater, and Girl Scouts. In her free time, oh wait, she doesn’t have free time. Her free time fantas...

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James Watson

Senior Writer

James Watson, a 16 year old boy with the imagination of a 6 year old, enjoys spending his time reading (Fiction usually like Harry Potter and Ranger’s Apprentice), writing and running. He speaks three languages which are spani...

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Lily Johnson

Senior Writer

Entering her Junior year, Lily is usually occupied with school, Interact, choir, jazz choir, cross country in the fall and track in the spring.  In her free time, she likes to embroider, bake, read or listen to classic rock ...

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Emma Louwagie

Torch photographer

Emma is an 8th grader who enjoys long walks to the fridge. When she's not busy taking blurry photos for the Torch, she can be found laughing and goofing off with her friends.

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Iris French


Iris French is co-editor-in-chief of the Lantern. Speech occupies most of her winter and tennis takes up the majority of her autumn. In her spare time Iris enjoys procrastinating or knitting, usually at the same time.

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Olivia Thomley

co-social media editor

Olivia Thomley is a Sophomore this year. She absolutely loves the sports Volleyball which partakes in the Fall and Winter and also Track which is in the Spring. These two sports take up much of her time and she enjoys every m...

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Chase Schaefer

Senior Writer

Chase Schaefer is a Feature writer for the Lantern. She has trouble sitting still and thinks each day should be an adventure. You can usually find her in the weightroom or lost in her own mind. ...

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Bryson Felton

Senior Photographer

Bryson Felton, a 9th grader, does photography for the Lantern. When he's not taking hundreds of blurry photos of sports events, Bryson enjoys being in speech, debate, and theatrical productions. Some of his favorite activities...

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Anna Schroeder

Staff photographer

My body produces insulin like a cow produces rainbows... it just doesn't happen.

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