The Cord News

2018-2019 Staff

Gwenna Keckler

Gwenna Keckler

Gwenna Keckler is a senior editor and has been with The Cord News for two years. She loves writing, reading, and swimming. She is on the Varsity Women’s swim team and is a member of the theatre department. She works as a life...

Jackson Manely

Jackson Manely

Jackson Manely is a senior editor for The Cord News. He plans to go into audio production, and aspires to write and produce his own music. Jackson further explores his love of music through writing music reviews for The Cord. Jac...

Cairo Zúñiga

Cairo Zúñiga

“Don't let the fear of unhappiness cripple your pursuit of finding what you believe.” — Tyler Joseph   Cairo Zúñiga is a senior editor for The Cord News, who has been part of the news staff since 2016. Sh...

Ella Arnold

Ella Arnold

Ella Arnold is a co-editor for The Cord News. Ella joined the paper to explore investigative writing and reporting- an area she didn’t have much previous experience in, although she always had a passion for writing. Ella pla...

Jolie Gastineau

Jolie Gastineau

Jolie Gastineau is a staff writer for The Cord News. Jolie joined to explore a new aspect of writing and to become a part of a hard-working team. She enjoys spending time with her close friends and creating music at home as w...

Conner Hartley

Conner Hartley

Conner Hartley is a staff writer for The Cord News. This is his first year on the news team. His future goals include going to college and graduating with a bachelor's degree in political science. Conner’s favorite publication...

Easton Lane

Easton Lane

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

Lea Mai Kipp

Lea Mai Kipp

Lea Mai Kipp is a staff writer with The Cord News. She joined the staff to share her opinions and improve her English writing skills in an authentic way. Lea is a foreign Exchange Student from the North-West of Germany. She star...

Emmi Pignatore

Emmi Pignatore

Emmi Pignatore is a staff writer and has been with The Cord News for almost 2 years. Emmi enjoys hanging out with friends and family, dancing, writing, and making jewelry. She aspires to go to college for jewelry and business. Emmi ...

Dawson Spencer

Dawson Spencer

Dawson Spencer is a staff writer for The Cord News. Although he plans on going into forensic science after high school and college, he decided to pursue reporting and journalism because he feels that it makes him a more inform...

Kade Weber

Kade Weber

Kade Weber is a staff writer for The Cord News. Kade enjoys writing about and listening to music, and he covers sporting events in the community and within Dakota Ridge.  As well as being a sports and music writer, Kade works at...

Danielle Wiese

Danielle Wiese

Danielle Wiese is a staff member of the Cord News. She joined the news team as a staff member because she wanted to explore new ways of writing outside of the boring, old essays for English class. She is a senior and has partici...

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