The Hutchinson Collegian is the student newspaper of Hutchinson Community College. We publish 12 newspapers, six per semester, distributed on Fridays, during the school year. We update our web site regularly during the academic year.
Meet our Spring 2024 staff:
Carly Thompson, Editor in Chief
Born and raised in Hutchinson, Carly Thompson graduated from Buhler High School before she began attending Hutchinson Community College. She is majoring in psychology. Carly spends her free time hanging out with friends and family. If she’s not doing that, you can find her reading, sewing, or at the gym.
Sam Ojeda, Sports Editor
Sam Ojeda is Sophomore at HutchCC. He hails from Lincoln, Nebraska where his hometown diehard Husker fandom comes from (#GBR). Sam is on the baseball team and you’ll often see him pitching on the mound. He will be attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha next school year. He will study Broadcast Media and will play on their baseball team. Be on the lookout for the sports page this year where most of Sam’s stories are published.
Lynn Spahr, Opinion Page Editor
Originally from Oklahoma, Lynn graduated from Buhler and is now working toward an English degree. She joined the newspaper as a way to diversify her writing skills. She enjoys listening to podcasts and having meaningless debates about coffee.
Jolie Shultz, Online Editor
Jolie Shultz is a recent graduate of Nickerson High School. Jolie is majoring in journalism and has plans to continue her education and earn a degree in either marketing or communications. In her free time, Jolie enjoys reading, listening to music, playing tennis, making friendship bracelets, being with her friends and family, and watching hockey.
Paige Asberry, Staff Writer
Born and raised in Hutchinson, Paige is a sophomore who has been attending HutchCC since her junior year of high school. She’s majoring in General Studies, but plans to transfer for her Criminal Justice and Psychology degree. Paige is involved in multiple on-campus clubs, and in her free time likes to read, watch movies, and hang out with friends.
Sammi “Carp” Carpenter, staff writer
From being raised at the college, Sammi Carpenter is now a sports medicine major at Hutchinson Community College. Sammi enjoys all things sports and is even on the HutchCC Athletic Training staff. When not at training or work, Sammi enjoys watching sports, listening to music, reading, and spending all her money on iced coffee.
Greta Klein, staff writer
Greta Klein grew up in Ellsworth, Kansas and is majoring in Journalism. Her desire as a journalist is to be involved with sports. She is a big softball fan and adores everything K-State. Greta’s favorite things include iced coffee, hammocking, and being outdoors. She also enjoys country music, card games, reading, and hanging out with friends.
Daeton Winebrenner, staff writer
Graciela Vallejo, photographer
Born and raised into traveling, Grace spent most of her life moving states but claims Wichita as her home. She attended Circle High School for her senior year and is now attending Hutchinson Community College, studying Graphic Design. She enjoys photography, music, and art in general. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is visit family.
Lizzie Kipp, staff writer
Originally from Hutchinson, Lizzie Kipp is a sophomore at HutchCC. She is working towards a degree in General Studies. When she’s not at work (which is never), she enjoys listening to music and crocheting.
Cassidy Peterson, staff writer
Cassidy Peterson is from Haven and is currently majoring in Pre-Pharmacy. When she is not busy with homework, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, reading, and swimming. Cassidy is looking forward to writing more articles for the Collegian this semester.
Cleary Percy, staff writer
Born in Wichita and raised in Hutchinson, Cleary Percy is a freshman at Hutchinson Community College. He is majoring in Education with a focus in History. In his free time, Cleary enjoys running, traveling, spending time with family, and listening to way too many podcasts.