The Cityzen

2015-2016 Staff

Mohammad Hakim

Mohammad Hakim is a senior at Michigan City High School, and a staff member of his respective school paper, The Cityzen. Journalism connects us with our surroundings and brings to light aspects of the world that would otherwise...

Suzanne Kaiser

  For Suzanne Kaiser, a senior, writing has always been the key to unlocking new doors; it has led her to contests, money, and even to finding herself. Kaiser's inclination to write began when she was just a little...

Jordin Agemy

Jordin Agemy is a senior at Michigan City High School and has enjoyed writing all of his life. Along with writing for the Cityzen, he writes his own rap music. Writing has been apart of Jordin's life since he was very young. Writing...

Drew Hanft

Drew Hanft has always had an interest in writing and reading, especially when it comes to him being able to express himself and having freedom with his words.  He enjoys writing about himself and his interests.  Drew is a senior...

Sean Callaghan

Sean Callaghan is a freshman at Michigan City High School this year and is a sports reporter for the Cityzen school newspaper. He has written stories most of his life, whether it be a school assignment or another writing opportunity....

Jack Smith

As a kid, Jack Smith was fascinated by the world of reading and thought. With the thirst for knowledge, he decided to take school very seriously and upon finding the study of journalism, he was hooked. Being able to cover sto...

Kristen Gushrowski

Kristen Gushrowski did not realize that she enjoyed writing until she took Mrs. Chastain’s journalism class. In the class, she learned the basics of writing a news article and what it takes to publish a school newspaper. Her...

Ryan Solano

Ryan Solano is a senior at Michigan City Area Schools and this is his first year taking newspaper.  Ryan is excited to bring his creativity and willingness to work to the team. In the past, Ryan has worked with stage crew and...

Marcus Lester

Marcus Lester discovered his interest in writing at the age of twelve. In his 7th grade English class, he was required to write a lot and realized that he was good at it. Eventually, he began to write a lot in his free time. He a...

Kyle Hurt

Kyle Hurt has always loved writing. Ever since grade school he has been writing stories, whenever he could get a chance. Although most people consider writing to be a hobby, Kyle finds it to be more than that. Writing is an escape...

Destiny Harvel

Destiny Harvel is a senior at MCHS and is an active member in the school. She is in many different clubs including student council, steering committee, French club and foreign language honor society, National Honor Society, marching...

Lizzie Quinlan

Writing has always been both challenging and rewarding for Lizzie Quinlan, and it often pushes her out of her “quiet” comfort zone. From a young age she would write about anything and everything. Fortunately, creative writing...

Megan Lynn Mullins

Megan Mullins has been writing since she was six years old. She discovered her love of writing the moment she picked up her pencil and wrote her name on the top of her paper at school. Even before that she would have her grandmother...

Michael Hebb

Michael Hebb is a Senior at Michigan City High School.  Writing has always brought out Michael's creativity.  When Michael was young, writing let him bring out his imagination and put it on paper.  With teachers that always...

Kaitlyn Steinhiser

Kaitlyn, a senior at Michigan City High School, fell in love with journalism kind of by accident. It all started in fourth grade when she was accidentally put into the newspaper club by her teacher. Soon after that, she realized...

Sage Santana

For Sage Santana, senior at MCHS, words are a way to gain clarity in the midst of chaos. Sage first expressed an appreciation for writing at a young age, often inventing creative stories to tell friends and family.  However,...

Tommy Callaghan

Tommy Callaghan has always been a writer and loves it. Not only did his love for writing start early, but his first chances to write stories came when he was only seven years old, in creative writing class. At the time, the stories...

Tamira Hall

Writing is an outlet of expression for Tamira Hall. She first noticed her love for writing when her 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Chapman, made the class write stories in three different genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Science Fiction....

Kaitlin Emerick

   Expressing her feelings and opinions has always been a main priority in Kaitlin Emerick's life. If she isn't verbally expressing them than she is busy writing them down. Writing about these things has always been a sort o...

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is a senior at Michigan City High School. She enjoys participating in many after school activities. These include soccer, swimming, student council, steering committee, and many more. Among these her favorite is newspaper....

Amira Novitzke

This is Amira’s third year on the MCHS’s school newspaper, since her sophomore year her love for Journalism has grown dramatically. Amira feels like her writing and pictures have improved immensely since being on the newspaper....

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