The Budget

2015-2016 Staff

Abbey Damron

Hey, I'm Abbey Damron and I take photos for the Budget and yearbook. I am a senior and I have been in the journalism program since my sophomore year.

Alicia Ruder

Hello, I'm Alicia Ruder, and I'm the Design Editor for the +Budget. It is my junior year and I was drafted into the journalism program my sophomore year through Mrs. Tholen's Graphic Design classes. My job is to work on and oversee...

Trey Hulse

Hey, my name is Trey Hulse and I am a sophomore at LHS. I enjoy playing sports, my family and dogs, friends, and learning new things. I am assistant editor of the sports section I am a hard worker who is shy when you first meet...

Hannah Gaines

Hey dudes, I'm the Photo Editor for The Budget. I take pictures, you'll see me around. I wear these shoes that look like Crocs a lot, but they're not. They're off-brand.

Luna Stephens

I'm Luna Stephens, a writer for the Budget. I am a junior and this is my third year on staff. Besides newspaper I'm involved in tennis and orchestra, and enjoy spending time with my dogs and listening to Drake.  

Clara Severn

Hey, I'm Clara Severn, and I am a photographer for the Budget. I am a senior and have been in journalism for one year. I am involved in Fellowship of Christian Students, LHS Girls Golf, Habitat For Humanity, and IPS. Outside of...

Emily Gordon-Ross

Hey my name is Emily Gordon-Ross and I'm a writer for the newspaper. I'm a sophomore and have been on staff all but one of my semesters at LHS. Follow me on Insta @hey_its_emgr

Izzy Hedges

Hi, my name is Izzy Hedges and I'm a sophomore! I write for the Budget and this is my second year on staff. I'm involved in cross country and choir. I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my pets. In my free time I...

Krista Hopkins

Whats up, I'm Krista Hopkins and I am the captions editor for the Red and Black yearbook. I am a junior and I have been in journalism for three years now. Other than captions I work on photos, and writing stories. Outside of the...

Nikki Aqui

Whats good I'm Nikki Aqui, and I am a writer and photographer of the Budget. I am a sophomore and I have been in the journalism program since I was just a baby freshman (that was only 1 year ago). Outside of room 139 I like to...

Etana Parks

Hi, I'm Etana Parks, and I work on Captions. I am a sophmore and this is my second year with Yearbook. I am a member of T.E.A., Debate, and Forensics. I'm also a transgender person, and a Social Justice Black Mage.

Lourdes Kalusha-Aguirre

I'm the Video Co-editor for the Budget along with Griffin Nelson. That means I make dope videos for the website, YouTube channel, and the Yearbook. When I'm not sitting in front of Premier Pro until my eyes bleed, I enjoy writing...

Addisson Thornsbury

Hello, my name is Addisson Thornsbury (but you can call me Addie) and this year I am going to be a photographer for the Budget. I am a sophomore and the second semester of my freshman year I wrote a few stories for lhsbudget.com...

Macy Landes

I'm Macy, and I'm the News Editor of the Budget. I am a sophomore and have been in the journalism program for about a year now, and my primary role in the newsroom is to be a writer. When I'm not working on the Budget, I like...

Connor Schmaus

I'm Connor Schmaus, and I am a writer for The Budget. I am currently a sophomore and have been involved in journalism since my freshman year. Although it appears that I have no life outside of journalism, I run cross country,...

Cooper Avery

Hi, I'm Cooper, and I'm a senior and current photo editor of the Red and Black yearbook. In my spare time, I work at Noodles and Company and play drums in a local band

Gary Schmidt

I'm Gary Schmidt, the Sports Editor for the Budget. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and frustrating the entire journalism staff. RIP Harambe.

Skylar Steichen

I don’t know. Mesa day startin pretty okee-day with a brisky morning munchy, then BOOM! Gettin very scared and grabbin that Jedi and POW! Mesa here! Mesa gettin’ very very scared! Jar-Jar Binks, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom...

Harry Easley

Hmmm… yousa point is well seen. Jar-Jar Binks, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Abby Percich

Hi, I'm Abby Percich and I'm the Managing Editor of the Budget. I am a senior and have been in the journalism program for five semesters. I have also been a part of the volleyball program for four years as well as a part of the...

Kate Rettig

Hi! I'm Kate Rettig, the editor in chief of the Red and Black yearbook. I have been on staff since my freshman year. Outside of the newsroom, I enjoy being with my friends and family, watching The Office and eating.

Jacinda Warren

Hello there, my name is Jacinda Warren and I create the comic series on the online version of the LHS Budget. I am a senior who just wants to make comics for the world to see.

Rilee German-Martinez

Hi! I'm Rilee German-Martinez. I'm a junior and this is my second year on the Budget staff. I'm the editor for the opinion section of the print newspaper, which means I guess I'm good at talking about what I think is cool and...

Allie Fischer

Hi, I'm Allie Fischer, I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Red & Black Yearbook. This is my 3rd year on staff and 2nd year being EIC. I have an unhealthy obsession with greeting cards and drink too much sweet tea.

Aidan Rothrock

Hi! I'm Aidan Rothrock. I'm the managing editor for the yearbook- I've been on staff since the second semester of my freshmen year and have basically done everything there is to do in yearbook and newspaper. I'm a senior and I...

Abby English

Hi! I'm Abby English, co-captions editor and a photographer for the Red and Black yearbook and The Budget. I've been on staff since my sophomore year. I love doing photography in my free time. I also like spending time with my...

Meredith Chapple

Hi, I am Meredith Chapple, the Online Editor of the lhsbudget.com. I am a senior and have been on staff since my sophomore year. My spirit animal is Andy Bernard from The Office. I love my dog, French fries and Cool Ranch Doritos....

Ella Denson-Redding

I'm Ella, I draw graphics for the newspaper and I'm a senior this year. My journalism email is at [email protected]

Kansas Gibler

Student. Journalist. Capricorn. My name is Kansas and I'm a senior at Lawrence High. I work at a local European imports shop, but basically just sell candy at work when I'm not working on my biggest labor of love, the LHS Budget....

Griffin Nelson

Hello! I'm Griffin Nelson and I am one of the Video Editors for the LHS Budget. I've been on staff since the second semester of my Sophomore year, and I'm a Senior now. When I'm not in class, I play in a band and make other videos/films/things...

Kira Auchenbach

I'm Kira Auchenbach the assistant online editor of The Budget. I mainly write stories but will also help with other assignments. When I'm not working or doing homework, I like to hang out with my friends and drive around. My hobbies...

Ian Jones

Hey there lil feller! It's me, Ian Jones; Online Photo Editor :) Harambe still lives on in me, as a part of my soul. Death is cool ig. Follow me on Instagram @ Ian.PNG

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