LION Newspaper

2018-2019 Staff

Grace DeKoker


Hello! In case you missed it up top, my name is Grace DeKoker, and I’m the editor-in-chief of the LION this year. If you ever need a cheesy science joke, you know where to find me… I have an endless supply. I hope you all foll...

Greg Smith

Managing editor

There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

Pilar Valdes

Art Director

If Taylor Swift is reading this: hey I love you girl what’s up. Everyone else: you’re cool too I guess. My mom told me that would look bad if a college admissions officer read that, so if a college admissions officer is reading...

Mary Okkema

News co-editor

I think I know more about planet earth than you do GENIUS! Twitter: @MaryOkkema

Harper Hill

News co-editor

My name’s Harper Hill, and I am the News Editor for the LION Newspaper. In case you were wondering, I am the world’s biggest fan of Dirty and the Dishes (despite what Pilar says, she is not the biggest fan). They are on Spotify....

Georgia Dougherty

Pulse co-editor

Things I love include my bulldog Cow, chapstick, sneezing, saying the pledge of allegiance in Latin, and the Oxford comma. Things I don’t love are vacuum cleaners, slow walkers, and when people sit on my bed. ...

Camilla Breen

Pulse co-editor

Senior. Co-Pulse editor. Cheez-it enthusiast. Twitter: @c_breen125  

Hayden Claesson

Sports editor

Hi my name is Hayden and here is a list of things I like: Cats That’s it....

Taylor Schmitt

Website/Social Media co-editor

I’m a Co-Web/Social Media editor for the LION! When I’m not posting on the website, you can usually find me in the Reber Center acting or searching through the dusty props closet!...

Isabel Tuisl

Website/Social Media co-editor

Social Media Manager Website co-editor

Diane Makovic

Copy Editor

Just another paper cut survivor.

Nina Shearrill

Business Manager

Hi! My name is Nina and I have an irrational fear of ice skates!

Grace Kulat


If you like water, you already like 72% of me Twitter: @GraceKulat  

Isabella Sorice


Hey, are you a keyboard? Because you look like my type. Get it? Because like, you type on a keyboard?  

Tommy Layden


Reporter, Professional dog walker, book enthusiast, and sports illustrated swimsuit model.

Tessa Voytovich


Sometimes I start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way.

Nicole Klein


Hi, I’m Nicole Klein! No, I’m not related to Calvin Klein, but yes, that would be cool.

Mia Bonfiglio


When nothing is going right, go left.

Maggie Kahn


Yes, I have a twin sister that looks exactly like me, and no I can’t feel it when you hit her.

Liz Gremer


If you were a chicken, you'd be impeccable.

Dani Almase


I’m the type of person to go on a date on Club Penguin.  

Anna McCormick


I am a daydreamer stuck in the middle of the night.  

Olivia Janik

Opinions Editor

Sup, I’m Olivia Janik, amateur writer and professional dog lover. I love coffee, eighties rock and chocolate. In my free time, you can find me talking politics and jamming out to ABBA.

Lars Lonnroth

Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

Newspapers are the lifeblood of democracy. Twitter: @larslonnroth

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