News photography

What's a journalist without their camera? As an avid journalist within my school community, I am always quick to not only cover news events but to also document the event with photos. I enjoy capturing the emotions from the faces of the event rather than just taking large crowd images. 

ASR and ATP students unveil fall projects, findings

After a staff member from print couldn't take pictures for his story from a broken wrist, I stepped in to take photos for his story. The story and photo gallery went up online and I posted my photos on our Instagram to give the Advanced Science Research and Advanced Technology Project students recognition for work that often goes unnoticed.  

Senior Betsy Romans laughs with former ASR teacher Beth Siebel-Hunt.

Junior Brennan Keogh describes his research to a parent on Dec. 11 in the Schilling Center. “I analyzed which plants grew the best based on height and mass. At the end of it the Eurasian watermilfoil, unfortunately, decreased both the mass and height, however the highest concentration [of Eurasian watermilfoil] did significantly increase the percentage of germination," Keogh said.

Junior Nathan Sobotka researched the effect of certain plastics on Wisconsin plants. “My favorite part was getting results that I didn’t expect, that was interesting," Sobotka said.

Senior Betsy Romans laughs with former ASR teacher Beth Siebel-Hunt.

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Students enjoy glimpse of change at Schilling viewing

In one of the last events on campus before summer break, students had the opportunity to visit the semi-finished science and math building that would be opening the following school year. I took photos with a peer to post on our site, giving students who were unable to attend a chance to see what their future building would look like. 

Students peered out to see the new view that will overlook the front lawn in the Schilling open house on May 29.

Students rushed through the newly painted halls to get a first glimpse at the science classrooms.

Students peered out to see the new view that will overlook the front lawn in the Schilling open house on May 29.

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ASR and ATP students display final research

After one or two semesters of research, Advanced Science Research and Advanced Technology Project students presented their findings at the formal presentation showing during school hours for teachers and students to see. I took photos of the event and posted more photos on our Facebook for students and parents to see. 

Junior Jonah Spencer explains his project and his findings to fellow peers at the ASR and ATP final research showing on May 23.

Students gathered in the Huss Center to see students display their projects.

Junior Gabriel Konar-Steenberg showed his robot to US Science teacher Beth Siebel-Hunt in Huss.

Junior Jonah Spencer explains his project and his findings to fellow peers at the ASR and ATP final research showing on May 23.

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Columbine shooting anniversary inspires student organized walk out

This story was a group effort between five students, including myself. We had a writer, a photographer for school, I was the photographer for the walkout, a student who took video of the protest from their drone and a staff member who created an interactive story element on Playbuzz. This story won the 2nd place gold medallion award for Multimedia Package this past fall at the Minnesota High School Press Assocation convention. 

Students marched from St. Paul Academy and Summit School to the Capitol on Apr. 20 to protest gun violence.

Signs filled with messages like these punctuated the Capitol on Apr. 20 at the march against gun violence.

9th-grader Isobel Alm marches on Apr. 20 against gun violence.

Students marched from St. Paul Academy and Summit School to the Capitol on Apr. 20 to protest gun violence.

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Cinco de Mayo festivities engage community

For the first time, our school's Black and Brown Girl's Affinity group, a group I've covered before, hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the courtyard during school. Dance circles, Latinx music, and special treats were displayed for students. I took photos of students dancing and hitting the piñata. 

“We wanted to celebrate our culture again. First what we want to share today is our culture and the happy parts of it. I think once we share that we can share the harder parts of our culture," junior Eva Garcia said. Garcia and Amina Smaller dance at the Cinco de Mayo celebration after hosting it on behalf of Black and Brown Girls Affinity group.

Junior Amina Smaller helps sophomore Kenzie Giese hit the pinata.

Junior Erin McNamer directs her peers towards the dance circle at the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

“We wanted to celebrate our culture again. First what we want to share today is our culture and the happy parts of it. I think once we share that we can share the harder parts of our culture," junior Eva Garcia said. Garcia and Amina Smaller dance at the Cinco de Mayo celebration after hosting it on behalf of Black and Brown Girls Affinity group.

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