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The Lantern

The Student News Site of CFHS

The Lantern

The Student News Site of CFHS

The Lantern

2022-2023 Staff

Nathan Baszuro
Media Editor-in-Chief

Nathan Baszuro

This is Nathan Baszuro's sixth and final year on The Lantern staff. When Nathan is not stressing about schoolwork he is often watching movies with his dog, arguing about politics, and eating whatever he can find in the kitchen.

Grace Miller
Editor-in-Chief

Grace Miller

Salutations! I am Grace Miller, one of the editors-in-chief for the Lantern. I am heavily involved in FFA and speech but my true calling is cherishing factual news sources, delving into American scandals, and appreciating corn....

Lauren Ritz
Editor-in-Chief

Lauren Ritz

Hi Everyone! My name is Lauren Ritz and I'm a senior editor-in-chief for the Lantern. When I'm not editing articles and cooking up graphics, I enjoy playing tennis, reading, and buying things I don't need from Target. Like mini...

Maddie Becker
Features Editor

Maddie Becker

Hi, my name is Maddie and I am a senior editor for the Features category! I am involved in both the school dance team and the Shoreline dance studio in Red Wing. I am also a part of SADD, MHS, and Student Council. I love pink...

Sara Auger
News Editor

Sara Auger

Guten Tag! My name is Sara, and I’m a junior writer, editor, and photographer for the Lantern -- a jack of all trades! In my free time, I enjoy indulging in seven-dollar coffees and loudly sharing my opinions on obscure topics w...

Kallie Johnson
Sports Editor

Kallie Johnson

Hi, my name is Kallie! I am a sports editor for the Lantern. I’m a junior and involved in SADD, MHS, and prom committee. I play volleyball too. My favorite season is fall because I’m obsessed with everything pumpkin. ...

Kyra Schoenfelder
Sports Editor

Kyra Schoenfelder

Hi, my name is Kyra and I am a senior editor for the sports category! I play volleyball, basketball, and softball outside of school. I am also involved in Honor Society, Prom Committee, and SADD. My absolute favorite snack is...

Charles Fick
Torch Editor

Charles Fick

Charles Fick writes for the best category: A&E. If you need a second opinion on that, look to the words of 42,000-time Pulitzer Prize winner Fick Charles: “Charles writes for A&E, the best category.” In addition t...

Naomi Brechtel
Staff Writer

Naomi Brechtel

How’s it going? My name is Naomi, and I’m a tenth grader here at CF High School. I have been writing in the News section of the Lantern newspaper. In my free time, I love writing stories, and getting input/feedback from ot...

Gavin Harrington
Staff Writer

Gavin Harrington

How's it going? My name is Gavin Harrington and I'm a sophomore writer in the Features category of the Lantern. I enjoy living out my usually unassuming days: sitting with a friend over call, listening to stories, looking out...

Karsyn Winchell
Staff Writer

Karsyn Winchell

Hi, my name is Karsyn and I am a sports writer for the Lantern. I am a sophomore and involved in volleyball and SADD. A funny thing about me is that I am obsessed with eating canned green beans! 

Randi Hanson
Staff Writer

Randi Hanson

Hey everyone, I’m Randi. I'm a junior and a Sports writer. Aside from the Lantern, I’m in MHS, Student Council, Cross Country and Track. In my free time I listen to music and shop at Target. 

Thomas Coyle
Staff Writer

Thomas Coyle

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Kendahl Zimmerman
Staff Writer

Kendahl Zimmerman

Hi there! My name is Kendahl Zimmerman and I’m a junior A&E writer for The Lantern. In my free time I enjoy driving without directions to wherever my Chevy Impala grandma-esque car will take me.

Hilari Palodichuk
Staff Writer

Hilari Palodichuk

Hi, my name is Hilari Palodichuk. I am a freshman in high school and I'm involved in many school activities. I am involved in FFA, student council, Volleyball, Fall Dance team, Dance team, softball, and the Lantern. I love to...

Cara Erickson
Staff Writer

Cara Erickson

Hello! My name's Cara Erickson. You might often see me invested in a book that may sound innocent until you actually see what I'm reading. I love to spend my time reading, writing, playing tennis, and really doing anything out...

Anna Ritz
Staff Writer

Anna Ritz

My name is Anna Ritz and I'm in 10th grade. I'm a sports writer for the Lantern and I play volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Ava Hanson
Staff Writer

Ava Hanson

My name is Ava Hanson, I am new to Cannon Falls this year and joined the Lantern because it seems like a fun opportunity. I'm in 10th grade and some of my hobbies are journaling, snowboarding, playing soccer and drumming.

Kalie Campbell-Moline
Visual Arts

Kalie Campbell-Moline

Hi, my name is Kalie Campbell-Moline and I'm a junior. My main skill is creating and it has been for a long time. I get complimented a lot with, "I can't even draw a stick figure..." and it's infuriating. I'm in Speech and Interact....

Ava Brokate
Visual Arts

Ava Brokate

Hi! My name is Gecko- I meaaannn Ava :) I sometimes draw stuff for the lantern but most of the time I’m watching anime, reading books at lightning speed, petting my geriatric cat and my not so geriatric but indeed very rude ...

Elliot Iverson
Torch Writer

Elliot Iverson

Hi, my name is Elliot Iverson. I'm in 6th grade and are in the following activities: Softball, Volleyball, Speech, and torch. In my free time I like to go outside if it is nice or read.

Anya Nygaard
Torch Writer

Anya Nygaard

Hi, My name is Anya. I am in math league and speech. I love cuddling and petting my dogs. My favorite thing to do is swimming and spending time outside.

Hades Kammerude
Torch Writer

Hades Kammerude

Hi there! I’m Hades and I write for The Torch. I am currently in 7th grade. Some things I enjoy are volleyball, speech, poetry, Greek mythology and writing.

Marilyn Mausolf
Torch Writer

Marilyn Mausolf

Marilyn is a weird chaotic human. She loves sweatshirts and her three dogs; she also has a demon cat. She's somewhat smart and quite shy. She has some anger issues and would fight someone if needed, although she can be kind-hearted...

Madeline Olson
Torch Writer

Madeline Olson

Hello! My name is Maddie. I am in 8th grade and this is my second year writing for Torch. I like to spend my time reading books and painting. If I'm not doing that you can usually find me listening to music or hanging out with my...

Riley Iverson
Torch Writer

Riley Iverson

My name is Riley and I am in 8th grade. I spend my free time doing all kinds of extracurricular activities, such as Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Math League, Torch and more. This is my second year in Torch....

Amy Fick
Torch Writer

Amy Fick

Amy Fick has been a writer for the Torch for 1.5 long years, and writes mainly failed Best of Sno’s. She has two cats, a dumb dog, and an assortment of chickens she likes to yell at. Amy loves to play volleyball, basketball,...

Dawson Sanford
Photographer

Dawson Sanford

Hey, my name is Dawson Sanford. I am a freshman. I work at Welch Village. I have a younger brother and a younger sister. I do football, baseball, golf, and I'm in FFA. I’m also a part of the student council and I'm a photogr...

Grace Swanson
Sports Center Editor

Grace Swanson

Hi, my name is Grace and am a senior at Cannon Falls! I’m an editor for the Sports Center and write sports articles for the Lantern. I enjoy being involved in volleyball, MHS, SADD, and prom committee. My favorite treat is ice...

Bowen Maki
Photographer

Bowen Maki

Howdy doodly! My name is Bowen Maki and I'm a muse with a camera. I'm a junior and I take pictures and videos for the Lantern. When I'm not behind the camera I like to be in front of it with theater, speech, and weightlifting....

Claire Dicke
Photographer

Claire Dicke

Hey!! I am Claire Dicke and I am a senior at Cannon Falls High School. I am a photographer for The Lantern. I am also involved in SADD, Interact, tennis and dance. My favorite candy is gummy worms!

Emi Nelson
Torch Photographer

Emi Nelson

Emilia Nelson, a mysterious young lady from Artemisia on the planet of Luna. The 3rd Trimester of the Plague broke through and she stole a ship and crashed on an interesting Planet called Earth. Wandering around she found a lovely f...

Wyatt Nelson
Torch Photographer

Wyatt Nelson

Hello Humans! I am Zoltar- Wyatt. My home planet is the world of rava-I mean Earth of course! My favorite things are running and skiing with my friend Marvin- I mean Gunnar, a human.