The School Newspaper of Lawrence High School.

The Budget

The School Newspaper of Lawrence High School.

The Budget

The School Newspaper of Lawrence High School.

The Budget

2021-2022 Staff

Tessa Collar
Co-Online Editor in Chief

Tessa Collar

As Co-Editor in Chief of lhsbudget.com, I’m eager to help tell the stories of our diverse student body and staff. Outside of journalism, I help curate art shows with Hang12 through the Lawrence Arts Center and work at a local...

Andrew Phalen
Co-Online Editor in Chief

Andrew Phalen

I am in my second year as an editor of the LHS Budget and in my first as an editor-in-chief. My journalistic passion is sports writing. As well as journalism, I am involved with student council, Link, IPS, Unified Sports, and...

Henry Keeler
Videographer

Henry Keeler

I'm a first-year videographer who enjoys going above and beyond to make creative and entertaining videos. If it's not that, then I'll probably be riding my bike with friends, playing video games, or struggling through that god-forsaken...

Videographer

Hayden Houts

My name is Hayden Houts and this is my first year on the journalism staff. I work as videographer but I can fill other roles if need be. My hobbies include drawing, playing soccer and tennis for the LHS teams, listening to music,...

Karen Middleton
Videographer

Karen Middleton

I'm a first-year videographer on the LHS journalism staff. Outside of journalism I play tennis and clarinet.

Jafiya Birdling
Videographer

Jafiya Birdling

I am a second-year videographer on the journalism staff. When I am not editing videos, I work, play basketball, paint, and draw. I am looking forward to learning more about video editing and creating interesting and insightful...

Jackson Yanek
Videographer

Jackson Yanek

Hi! I have served on staff for four years now doing a mix of video, live streaming, and photography. I love math and I also play for the LHS soccer team.

Ryan Hardie
Sports Editor

Ryan Hardie

Being the sports editor for the journalism staff, I am very passionate about both watching and playing sports. I play tennis, basketball and volleyball when I have free time, and I am a huge 76ers fan! I am also a member of the...

Addie London
Copy Editor

Addie London

I'm the copy editor of all publications. I'm on my third and final year of staff, and a LHS swimmer.

Elijah Paden
Designer

Elijah Paden

I'm in my third year at The Budget. I work on design and graphics. I dance at the Lawrence Art Center. I love reading, talking to people, listening to music, games, and generally living life.

Henry Adams
Designer

Henry Adams

I'm a second-year designer on the journalism staff. When I'm not at school you can find me playing tennis, hanging out with friends, or messing around on my guitar.

Tucker Ousdahl
Designer

Tucker Ousdahl

I'm a first-year graphic designer on the journalism staff. I am very passionate about the fine arts and the artwork I create. As a graphic designer for the LHS Budget, I'm excited to create some memorable and eye-catching graphics...

Mary Szydlo
Designer

Mary Szydlo

I'm an exchange student new to the LHS community; I got involved in journalism as a designer to be more present in the schools life. I enjoy crocheting, making jewelry and art in general. I do pole dancing and I volunteer at the...

Morganna Haaga
Designer

Morganna Haaga

I'm a first-year designer on the journalism staff. I love to listen to music wether through headphones, or on my vinyl records during my free time. When i'm not designing I love to play basketball, and spend time with my family.

Connor Mullen
Designer

Connor Mullen

I'm a senior here at LHS and a first year designer for the journalism staff. In my free time I like watching Studio Ghibli movies and spending time with my friends or bandmates making music.

Anna Erisman
Designer

Anna Erisman

I am a sophomore in high school and this is my first time with the journalism staff. I am excited to be designing for the team, and can't wait to see what we do this year. I enjoy art and illustration as well as music and reading.

Declan Patrick
Designer

Declan Patrick

I've been on the journalism staff for about 2 years now. You'll often find me designing articles and working on senior ads. I have an interest in biking and science fiction. I also study Spanish and various design classes.

Riley Hoffer
Designer

Riley Hoffer

I'm a senior at LHS but a first year designer on the journalism staff. I am an eagle scout and I like to play tuba and sousaphone in the LHS band.

Emily Hurd
Designer

Emily Hurd

I'm a sophomore and a first year designer on the journalism staff. I have a passion for design and love to draw and create all forms of art in my spare time.

Brandon Parnell
Designer

Brandon Parnell

I'm a first year designer on staff. My favorite subject in school is math, and when I'm not doing homework for that class, I'm often playing games online with friends, or spending quality time with family.

Anna Anderson
Designer

Anna Anderson

I'm a designer for the journalism staff and have been since 2019. I enjoy making graphics and comics especially. When I'm not working on journalism, I like to draw and play video games.

Claudia Baltazar
Photographer

Claudia Baltazar

I'm a first-year photographer on the journalism staff. When I'm not taking pictures, I'm in marching band and studying Spanish.

Maya Smith
Photographer

Maya Smith

I am a first year photographer on journalism staff and occasional writer when needed. When I'm not taking pictures I am babysitting, drawing, and spending time with my friends.

Audrey Basham
Photographer

Audrey Basham

I am a first year photographer on journalism staff. When I am not taking pictures I play tennis, participate in Douglas County Younglife, and am a unified sports partner.

Photographer

Hannah Woods

I am a first year photographer on the journalism staff. In my free time, I like to paint and use my art abilities. I take French II and love video production. As a photographer, I am glad to be able to shoot the fun and interesting...

Sama Abughalia
Photographer

Sama Abughalia

This is my first year as a photographer for the LHS journalism staff. I enjoy capturing the moments people might otherwise forget. Outside of journalism I work hard in school and always leave some time for family and friends.

Photographer

Nina Cole

I'm a second year photographer on the journalism staff. When I am not taking pictures, I am working, spending time with my family. I love to spend a lot of my free time reading or coloring.

Maddy Freed
Photographer

Maddy Freed

This is my third year on journalism staff as a photographer. Outside of journalism I enjoy playing volleyball, mountain biking, and hanging out with friends.

Caitlin Mooney
Photographer

Caitlin Mooney

Hi! I'm Caitlin Mooney, I'm a senior, and I've been a photographer on staff for all 4 years. When I'm not taking photos, I'm playing my viola, working on my welding skills, or hanging out with my friends. I'm looking forward to...

Connor Thornton
Reporter

Connor Thornton

I am a first year reporter for the journalism staff. I enjoy playing soccer and the outdoors. I'm looking forward to making sure that everyones voice at LHS is heard.

Case Nicholson
Reporter

Case Nicholson

I am a first year reporter on the journalism staff. I enjoy playing golf, hanging out with friends, and watching sports.

Reporter

Sam Lopez

I'm a senior reporter on LHS Journalism staff. I sing in choir, play in orchestra, play tennis, and when I'm not busy with that, I'm Student Body Co-President of Student Council.

Danny Phalen
Reporter

Danny Phalen

I am a first year reporter on the journalism staff. When i'm not writing I enjoy running cross country, playing baseball, and hanging out with friends. I'm looking forward to telling people about things going on at Lawrence High...

Reed Parker-Timms
Reporter

Reed Parker-Timms

This is my first year in journalism and I'm excited to explore what I'm good at. I'm involved in baseball, choir, cross country, and film. In my free time I enjoy watching movies, hanging out with friends, and going golfing.

Dom LaPoint
Reporter

Dom LaPoint

I'm a first year sports writer on the journalism staff. Outside of journalism I participate in choir and soccer.

Ashton Rapp
Reporter

Ashton Rapp

This year is my first year working in journalism and I’m excited to try the multitude of different ways to make journalism work! Recently I’ve been heavily involved with choir and band, and in the future I’m wanting to go...

Perrin Goulter
Reporter

Perrin Goulter

This is my first year on staff. I am excited to be reporting this year for the Budget. Outside of journalism I do debate, play tennis, and spend time with my friends.

Paige Unekis
Reporter

Paige Unekis

I’m a junior and this is my first year taking journalism. Outside of school I enjoy reading and I play tennis and swim.

Jake Shew
Reporter

Jake Shew

I'm a senior in my first year writing for the Budget. I'm interested in music, politics, and I'm on the debate team at LHS. I'm looking forward to writing stories that center the student body and having a good time!

Finn Lotton-Barker
Reporter

Finn Lotton-Barker

I’m a second year reporter and writer on the journalism staff. I am a part of marching band, Latin and Ballet.

Jack Ritter
Reporter

Jack Ritter

I'm a first-year reporter on the journalism staff. When I'm not writing, I'm working on homework, reading about sports, or hanging out with friends.

Maxwell Cowardin
Reporter

Maxwell Cowardin

I'm a reporter for the LHS budget, a writer for the yearbook, a member of the LHS swim team, and Team STEAM robotics. You can reach me at [email protected]!

Ian Perkins
Reporter

Ian Perkins

What I enjoy most is reporting, as interaction with other people are the basis for everything. I've been running cross country since my freshmen year. I'm not in the band, but I do love music much more than I can put into words.

Bianca Nieto
Ad Sales

Bianca Nieto

This is my fourth-year in advertisement sales, but my first year on the LHS journalism staff. When not selling ads I enjoy running, reading and playing piano.

Secondary Coverage Editor

Charlotte Stineman

As Secondary Coverage Editor of the Red and Black, I'm really looking forward to talking to my peers and communicating their opinions and stories. Outside of journalism, I love to read and online shop. ...

Kaitlyn Lathrom
Photographer, Reporter

Kaitlyn Lathrom

I'm a second semester photographer and a first semester reporter in the journalism. I play volleyball and I cheer but not for Lawrence High sadly. I'm learning Spanish and I play the flute.

Ella Trendel
Captions Editor

Ella Trendel

My name is Ella Trendel and this is my 3rd year on staff. I'm a writer, reporter, and Captions Editor for The Budget. While at LHS I've participated in orchestra, cross country, and NHS. Outside of school you can find me reading...

Maeslyn Hamlin
Photo Editor of The Red and Black

Maeslyn Hamlin

I'm the photo editor for the yearbook and I'm excited to work this year to showcase our world through the pictures we take. When not working with photographers or other editors, I enjoy playing & listening to music, and pole...

Julia Barker
Features Editor

Julia Barker

I'm a second year reporter on the journalism staff. When I'm not interviewing people, I am listening to music, drawing, and procrastinating over my homework. As features editor, I am looking forward to writing stories that help...

Kate OKeefe
Co-Editor in Chief of The Red and Black

Kate O’Keefe

I am the Co-Editor in Chief of the LHS yearbook, the Red & Black. This is my second year on staff and I specialize in design. Other activities I am involved in include NHS, Link, Choir, and I am Co-President of LHS's Thespian...

Kenna McNally
Co-Editor in Chief of The Red and Black

Kenna McNally

As editor of the Red & Black yearbook, I am excited to put together our best book yet this year! I am able to do a lot of things, but my favorites are reporting and photography. Outside of journalism, I dance at the Lawrence...

Olive Harrington
Social Media Editor

Olive Harrington

This my second year on the journalism staff, and my first year as the Social Media Editor. When I'm not posting on social media, I enjoy reading, photography, and filmmaking. I can’t wait to represent the merging of all aspects...

Cuyler Dunn
Co-Editor in Chief of The Budget

Cuyler Dunn

I am in my 4th and final year on staff, and am excited to take on the new challenge of leading the LHS Budget staff as we uphold our standards of high level and award winning journalism. When not reporting and getting Mrs. Tholen...

Co-Editor in Chief of The Budget

Arien Roman Rojas

I'm the Co-Editor in Chief of The Budget. This is my third year on staff and I can't wait to end my last year at LHS doing what I love: covering the stories of our student body and staff.

Photo Editor of The Budget

Owen Musser

As the photo editor for The Budget, I'm passionate about using the medium of photography to tell stories and capture moments in our community. In my free time I enjoy going on walks, daydreaming, watching films, and having a complex...

Asher Wolfe
Design Editor of The Budget

Asher Wolfe

As Design Editor for The Budget, I'm excited to help tell stories through pictures and graphic design. When I'm not making our stories look fabulous, I play tuba in the marching band, and enjoy reading, taking walks, and amateur...