Common Sense

2020-2021 Staff

Courtney Stroebele

Staff Reporter

Courtney is a senior and will be graduating in December. This is her first year on the Common Sense Staff. She also has a chocolate lab named Sasha.

Joseph Kaipust

Staff Reporter

Joseph Kaipust is a junior and is in his second year on the Common Sense Newspaper staff. He is also interested in sports and competes in Cross Country, Swim Team, and Track.

Sam Tews

Staff Reporter

Sam Tews is a junior at Millard South and this is his first year as a Common Sense staff member. In his free time he enjoys drawing digitally or on paper and playing video games. In the future, he would like to become an animator...

Lauren Rayner

Staff Reporter

Lauren Rayner is a sophomore and is a first year staff member. She plays viola in the Chamber Orchestra and tap dances. Other interests include drawing, watching movies and TV, and listening to music.

Paige Winchester

Staff Reporter

Paige Winchester is a junior and in her second year on the newspaper staff. Her hobbies are photography and cooking. She has 2 younger brothers both in elementary school and also 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Cadence Russell

Staff Reporter

Cadence Russell is in the senior class this year and is new to the newspaper team. He works weekends at the Menards location in Elkhorn. In his freetime, he enjoys playing video games, wakeboarding, and hiking.

Alexander Tippets

Staff Reporter

Alex is a Senior at Millard South and this is his first year on the Common Sense Newspaper Staff. His other activities include choir and drama, and he enjoys reading, drawing, and writing in his spare time.

Lane Howard

Online Editor-in-Chief

Lane Howard is a Senior in his first year on the newspaper. His interests include video games and music. He is also on the varsity debate team.

Keely King


Keely King is illustrator for Common Sense and is in her 2nd year on staff. She is also a part of AFJROTC.

Halle Benson


Halle Benson is a senior at Millard South High School. This is her third year on the Common Sense Newspaper staff and her fourth year doing drama. In her free time, she likes to read, write, and catch up on her favorite shows.

Natalie Fedde


Natalie Fedde is a senior. This is her third year as a Common Sense staff member. Natalie enjoys writing opinion pieces and features but loves working in any area of the paper. She is also involved in Millard South Drama and Jazz...

Joni Beauchamp

Opinions Editor

Joni Beauchamp is junior and first-year staff reporter. In her free time enjoys reading, drawing, and baking.

Carah Jones

Entertainment Editor

Carah Jones is a senior and this is her first year as reporter on the Common Sense staff. She plays viola in the Chamber Orchestra at South and is in her fourth year of being a part of the Slam Poetry Club. When she's not busy,...

Ally Seevers

Sports Editor

Ally Seevers is a sophomore and this is her first year on the staff. Ally is also a varsity runner, a violinist in the Millard South orchestra, and a photographer.

K.J. Ellison

InDepth Editor

K.J Ellison is a senior and three-year Drum Major of the Millard South Marching Band. She frequently acts in shows for the Drama Department and has four younger sisters.

Olivia Palmer

Business Manager

Olivia Palmer is a senior and is a first-year reporter with the Common Sense staff. Olivia is also involved in 'South on Stage', Millard South's varsity show choir, and is also a Senior Officer and Patriot Post Manager with DECA....

Hailee Wakefield

Features Editor

This is Hailee's second year on staff. Ever since she was little she has enjoyed reading and writing. In the future, she wants to become an english or a history teacher.

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