• January 19Large Group Speech in Monticello

  • January 18Bowling: Girls JV vs. Thomas Jefferson (Home)

  • January 18Basketball: Boys Sophomore vs. Cedar Falls (Home)

Linn-Mar Life

2018-2019 Staff

Ruthie Gustason

Co-Editor in Chief

Hi! My name is Ruthie Gustason, and I'm very excited about rebooting the Linn-Mar Life this year! In addition to the newspaper, I hold the office of Scribe for Thespian Troupe 680 and participate in show choir, Contest Speech,...

Laura Noehren

Managing & Sports Editor

Hi! I'm Laura Noehren, I'm a junior and the Managing Editor and Sports Editor for Life this year. I'm very excited to bring the new version of Life to the student body. Apart from Life, I'm also involved in band, choir, marching...

Josie Brendes

News Editor

Hello, my name is Josie Brendes and I am the News Editor this year for the school newspaper. I hope to learn more about my community and school and help the Life newspaper be more widely known throughout the student body. Apart fr...

Tess Dorman

Features Editor

Hi, my name is Tess Dorman and I’m super-excited to be a part of the Life staff this year! Besides newspaper, I’m involved in SODA, TRY, Lean On Me, band and LM Democrats. In my free time, I like to hang out with my...

Aleah Dupree

Opinion Editor

My name is Aleah Dupree and I am extremely excited to begin working as Opinion Editor in my first year of the Linn-Mar Life newspaper! I am the oldest of 6 children (4 boys and 2 girls) and absolutely love my family, especially...

Kate Hinz

Profiles Editor

Hello, my name is Kate Hinz and I am the Profiles Editor of the Life newspaper. I am the youngest of three, and the only daughter. I play soccer for CRSA and Linn-Mar. I also am a member of S.O.D.A and T.R.Y., along with Red Cross...

Lincoln Currie

Arts and Entertainment Editor

I am Lincoln Currie, and I have spent my entire life in the Cedar Rapids/Marion area. I like reading, writing, video games, crossword puzzles, cooking, and watching sports. I also like K-pop, Shawn Mendes, and rap music from the...

Sam Dibel

Layout Editor

Hello, my name is Sam Dibel and I am a sophomore at Linn-Mar High School. I am involved in various sports such as baseball and golf, and other volunteering groups such as T.R.Y, S.O.D.A, Gems of Hope, and Be The Match. I plan...

Calvin Kanz

Staff Reporter

Within a school of over 2,000 students, there are more than a few stories, ideas and events that deserve a platform. LM Life serves as a voice for the students of Linn-Mar High School and I am proud to be a part of it. From the...

Elizabeth Low

Staff Reporter

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Low and I am so glad to be a part of the Life staff!  When I was younger, my mom always encouraged me to write stories and participate in writing contests.  Because of this, I see writing as an important...

Abby Stanlick

Staff Reporter

Hi, I’m Abby and besides newspaper, I am involved in multiple orchestras, varsity tennis, the spring musical, science olympiad and the math team. Through all of these different clubs, I’ve met so many different people and...

Anusha Gopalam

Staff Reporter

Hello! My name is Anusha and I am a senior for the 2018-2019 school year. I am involved in choir, orchestra, FBLA, Student Ambassadors, and National Honor Society. I am also a volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital, and I learn Indian...

Jackson Tupper

Staff Reporter

Livin’ Like Larry. A simple, yet complex poetic masterpiece, uttered by none other than Larry the Lobster, is the sole phrase I live by. Whether it comes to hobbies of mine like soccer and coding, or day to day decisions like...

Maneesh John

Staff Reporter

Stories hold us together. From culture to identity to history, our experiences are what make us human. I love writing, because it gives me an opportunity to put that humanity on paper and preserve it forever. Writing is a big...

Ashley Schmidt

Staff Reporter

Someday I hope to help the world, to make a difference in at least one person’s life. I write mainly about mental health, a growing issue in society. My life revolves around school, and I’m working on maintaining a balanced...

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