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2014-2015 Staff

Jake Reed

Jake is a junior who runs cross country at Arapahoe, but also enjoys skiing in his free time. Along with playing sports, he loves watching them (especially if it’s cheering for his prized team, Ohio State). He enjoys participating in the broadcast...

Reid Conant

Reid is a junior at Arapahoe and this is his second year on the Herald staff and his first year on the Spear. Reid plays soccer and baseball here at Arapahoe and is a devoted sports fan. Reid hopes to play baseball in college and would like to become...

Paige Paulsen

Paige is a Senior and has assumed the role of Editor in Chief of the print edition of the Herald Magazine. She spends a majority of her free time watching comedy specials, daydreaming (procrastinating), and wising that college applications could writ...

Keegan Fulwider

Keegan Fulwider is a junior at Arapahoe High School and this is his second year on the Herald. When he is not studying or doing homework, Keegan enjoys playing baseball. He is an avid baseball fan and his favorite team is the Colorado Rockies. Keegan...

Sanat Mehta

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Ashley Nikkel

Ashley is a freshman staffer on the Calumet Yearbook team, and this is her second year on a yearbook staff. She is an editor of the ArapahoeXtra website. She aspires to become a photographer someday, and absolutely loves the writing and photography aspect...

Abigail Guadnola

Abigail is a Junior at Arapahoe High School. This is her third year on staff. Abigail is a very outspoken, daring and rather spirited girl. Her hobbies include writing, photography, singing, and like every other teenager- Netflix. As a junior Abigail...

Reagan Anema

Hi, My name is Reagan Anema and I am a freshman on the Arapahoe Calumet team. I am also on the JEDI council (Journalism Editors Doing Internet. I am the youngest child with three brothers and have been to many AHS events. My goal is to specialize moments...

Allison Swomley

Allison Swomley is a junior on the Calumet Yearbook Staff. She has been on staff for three years. Allison is a lover of photography, graphic design, Sherlock, and popcorn. When not in the Journalism room, she is on Pinterest or she is reading. She also...

Max Geise

Max is a senior at Arapahoe. This is his first year officially on the SPEAR, but has helped out unofficially in previous years. Max is the captain of the Arapahoe Ultimate Frisbee team and doubles as the coordinator for coverage of non-traditional sports....

Katie Franklin

Katie Franklin is a freshman at Arapahoe High School.  This is her first year on the Arapahoe Herald staff as a reporter.  In her free time, she plays soccer and runs cross country, and she loves to try new and exciting foods.  She enjoys TV drama and...

Austin Lienemann

Austin has been in the SPEAR Broadcasting club for three years and was apart of the original six of the club. He is the head of the player development team. One interesting fact about him is that he is a three sport varsity athlete and took fourth in...

Jack Adamson

Jack Adamson is a sophomore at Arapahoe High School. He enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and frisbee. Outside of school he likes to ski, snowboard, golf, and many other outdoor activities. He is also a member of the Arapahoe Spear in which he really...

Joe Graves

Joe Graves is a Senior at Arapahoe. He has been on the Spear for 3 years now and is an enthusiastic broadcasting. Joe Graves is the director of marketing for the Spear and is involved in many other activities such as lacrosse and his position as a DECA...

Zak DeBaggis

Zak is now a Junior at Arapahoe High School. On the SPEAR he is known by the name of DeBaggis because it’s his last name. It’s his third on the SPEAR. He has a lot of knowledge about certain sports such as football, soccer, golf, ultimate frisbee,...

Brett Stenlund

This is Brett’s Junior year at Arapahoe High School. He is involved with the baseball, debate, and Spear at school and is an avid skier in his free time. In his free time, he enjoys playing ball, hanging out with friends and playing with his 2 dogs,...

Andrew Carlson

Andrew Carlson is an avid baseball player and loves sports of all kinds. He enjoys play-by-play and is one of the women’s basketball broadcasters. His dream college is Pepperdine; as well, he enjoys math and sciences and would like to become a chemical...

Noah Curd

Noah is a junior at Arapahoe, and he currently plays on the varsity tennis team. He is also involved in Arapahoe Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Noah is a huge sports fanatic, and knows a lot about baseball. He can name every ballpark in the MLB, and...

Monica Splain

Monica is a senior at Arapahoe High School and has been on the Arapahoe Herald staff for 3 years. She dabbles in competitive swimming and in her free time likes to jet ski and take long walks on the beach. Follow @keegsthedream @q_trask27 on Twitter....

Carrie McDaniel

Carrie is a senior at Arapahoe High School. She is the design editor and this is her third year on the Herald staff. In the fall, Carrie runs for the cross-country team. Her hobbies include spending time with friends, watching Netflix and taking naps...

Anna Zeek

Anna is currently a senior and she has been a member of the Herald since her sophomore year. She spends her free time participating in multiple clubs at Arapahoe, listening to pandora, completing homework and hanging out with friends. Anna's favorite...

Madison Wacaser

Madison is a Freshman and this is her first year on the newspaper. Other than writing she enjoys beating other people at boardgames, biking, reading, and ranting about any TV show she watches. Despite being terrible at drawing, she still tries.

Mackenzie Callahan

Mackenzie Callahan is a sophomore at Arapahoe High School. This is her first year on staff  as a reporter. She is on the JV softball team. She currently have a broken ankle, so instead of her usual position, she is a bench warmer and cheerleader.

Alissa Brown

Alissa Brown is a senior at Arapahoe High School in her free time she likes to ski in the winter and hike in the summer. She works at Highlands Garden Center in her free time and has four dogs and one cat named Peanut. Also known as nut nut.

Quinn Trask

Quinn Trask is a junior at Arapahoe, and is on his third year of the Arapahoe Herald staff and his second year on the Spear Broadcasting team. Quinn enjoys long walks on the beach and watching sports with his buddies. He also plays baseball in the spring...

Emily Cunningham

Emily is a senior at Arapahoe High School and has been on staff for four years. She is totally down with the sickness but has no idea what that means. Emily spends her free time training cats to walk on leashes, making art and listening to music.

Connor Scott

Connor is Junior on his first year of staff on the Herald.  He enjoys Acid Rap, and skiing.  In his free time, he is a self appointed personal trainer for his friends who want it, and a Pokemon Master.  He works at Christy Sports as a shop tech, making...

Erica Martinez

Erica is a junior at Arapahoe High School. This is her second year on the Herald staff. Erica is serving as the Distribution Manager this year. When not writing for the newspaper, Erica spends her time going to a ton of concerts and road tripping around...

Rick Zieser

Rick's childhood dream of being on ESPN was realized as a founding member of the SPEAR.  Additionally, Rick loves the mountains, skiing, and rock climbing. (If you ever want a partner, hit him up.)

Mike Carlson

Known as Deejay around Arapahoe, Mike is an avid sports fan and social media user. He was a founding member of the SPEAR his sophomore year and has loved journalism ever since. When Mike is not broadcasting, he is mentoring leaders and freshmen as a LINK...

Brian Heissenbuttel

Brian is a four-year member of the Arapahoe Herald and a founding member of the Spear broadcasting team. He is an avid sports fan and a hockey player. He produces and edits video in his free time and is a big fan of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

Cassi Guerra

Cassi is an Arapahoe senior and the Editor in Chief of the Calumet Yearbook. She has been on staff for four years, two of which she served as Design Editor. After graduation, Cassi hopes to pursue a career in film.

Mason Steiner

Mason has been on the Arapahoe Herald since he was a freshman and is now the Co-Managing Editor. He works at a software development agency known as Engrain, and is a freelance graphic designer. His favorite Disney Princess is Merida and he greatly enjoys...

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