The Cord News

2019-2020 Staff

Easton Lane


Easton Lane is an editor who has been with The Cord for a year and counting. He enjoys self-deprecation as well as writing, heavy metal, Nuggets basketball, and being quasi-athletic. He hopes to become some combination of an author,...

Ella Arnold


Ella Arnold is an editor for The Cord News. This is Ella's second year of writing for The Cord, and she's excited to be an editor this year! Ella plans to get a degree in English and History. Though her ultimate goal is to become...

Emmi Pignatore

Sr. Staff Writer and Photography Adviser

Emmi Pignatore is a staff writer and has been with The Cord News for almost 3 years. Emmi enjoys hanging out with friends and family, dancing, writing, and making jewelry. She aspires to go to college for jewelry and business...

Ryan Osborne

Staff Writer

Ryan Osborne is a senior at Dakota Ridge High School. His hobbies include boxing and playing basketball for fun with his friends. He was born in Denver, but spent a large part of his childhood in Australia. After moving back to...

Lauren Hawley

Staff Writer

Lauren Hawley is a staff writer for The Cord who is currently in her junior year of high school. This is her first year writing for The Cord. She enjoys writing and communications, and is excited to explore the world of journalism...

Rebecca Harris

Staff Writer

Rebecca Harris is a sophomore at Dakota Ridge. In her free time she enjoys walking her three dogs and playing tennis. She plans to play again for the Dakota Ridge tennis team. She joined journalism to get better at writing and to...

Lauren Allensworth

Staff Writer

Lauren Allensworth is a junior at Dakota Ridge. When Lauren is not working on her never-ending homework, she binges on Netflix or reads for her free time. The reason she wanted to join Journalism is to learn a couple of differe...

Emilya Barwick

Staff Writer

Emilya Barwick is an aspiring journalist with dreams of eventually becoming the author of her very own novel. She hopes to one day attend college and earn her degree at NYU in New York for their well known writing program. Whe...

Maya Sheehan

Staff Writer

Maya Sheehan leads a busy life, spending most of her time doing school work, as she is in the International Baccalaureate program, or playing soccer with either the highschool or her club team. Sheehan is exploring a career i...

Adam Rodriguez

Staff Writer

Adam Rodriquez is a senior at Dakota Ridge High School. Adam's plans after graduation are to go to college to to study broadcast journalism and work for a sports network. He plays golf, basketball, and baseball.

Margaret Young

Staff Writer

Margaret is a staff writer for The Cord in her junior year. She joined journalism to improve her writing, although writing is just a hobby for her. She hopes to join the National Guard, and later become an English teacher. Outside...

Nicole Graham

Staff Writer

Nicole is a staff writer for The Cord, interested in issues of social justice, as well as the political and artistic themes in video games. She plans to go to college for journalism and game design. She's excited to explore her...

Zach Ballard

Staff Writer

Zach Ballard is a sophomore and staff writer for The Cord News. Zach joined the staff to further explore his interests in politics, entertainment, music and sports. Outside of school, Zach enjoys playing video games as well as...

Brynn Lemons

Staff Writer

     Brynn Lemons is a staff writer for the Cord News and current senior at Dakota Ridge High School. She joined journalism in order to broaden her writing skills and learn in a hands-on, fast-paced environment. Outside of sch...

William Stemmons

William Chase Stemmons is a junior at Dakota Ridge High school and a rookie staff writer for the Cord News. Chase plays lead guitar for a local band and enjoys writing poetry, short stories and taking photos in his free time....

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