The Hutchinson Collegian is the student newspaper of Hutchinson Community College. We publish 20 newspapers, distributed on Fridays, during the school year.
Meet our Spring 2023 staff:
Ainsley Trunkhill, Managing Editor-Content
A Hutchinson High School graduate, Ainsley Trunkhill is a freshman at Hutchinson Community College studying English-Secondary Education. Aptly, she loves books, orange cats, and the Times New Roman font. Following HutchCC she hopes to attend a four-year university and continue her love of writing and English.
Braedon Martin, Opinion Page Editor/Managing Editor-Design
A wisecracking sophomore from Hutchinson, who graduated from Buhler High School, Martin has a sharp wit and the vocabulary of a sailor. He’s a talented gamer, and is determined one day to find the infamous “Hamburger Man” at Sandhills State Park.
Lizzie Kipp, Staff writer
Lizzie Kipp is an Education major from Hutchinson. She is dangerously addicted to Dr Pepper and, in her free time, loves to read or crochet.
Laci Sutton, Staff Writer
A Nickerson High School alumna, Laci is excited to continue her fourth year with the Collegian. Previously the Opinion Page Editor and Managing Editor for Content, she will be a staff writer this semester as she finishes her nursing degree. She is a second-year nursing student at HutchCC and is also has completed a journalism degree. Her favorite things in life include iced coffee, anything Disney, and spoiling her two nieces.
Paige Asberry, Staff Writer
Born and raised in Hutchinson, Paige is a high school senior who has been attending HutchCC since her junior year. She’s pursuing General Education studies, but hopes to transfer for her Criminal Justice and Psychology degree. In her free time, Paige loves to read, watch movies and hang out with friends.
Danae Moser, Photographer
When Danae is not lifeguarding, teaching swim lessons or having a mid-life crisis in her office at the Hutchinson YMCA she is taking pictures for The Collegian. Danae is a Hutchinson native and Buhler High School alumna.
Sam Ojeda, Staff Writer
Sam Ojeda is from Lincoln, Nebraska. Sam is majoring in Journalism with a hope in getting into sports. He is also on the baseball team at Hutchinson Community College. He enjoys all things Nebraska Cornhuskers (#GBR) and is a huge fan of the New York Yankees. Sam is a sports nut. He knows lots of facts about the most random sports knowledge. You will often catch Sam on the sideline of Hutch sporting events and on the mound for the baseball team.
Briana Payne, cartoonist
A graduate from Pretty Prairie High School, Briana plans on attending a four-year university to study advertising and graphic design. She enjoys art of all kinds, baking, and her cat, Chester.
Mason Poepperling, staff writer
Mason Poepperling is a Journalism major and in his second year at Hutchinson Community College. He’s also on the E-Sports team as a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate player and works at the B&B Theaters located at the Hutchinson Mall. In his spare time, he likes to play video games, watch movies, and listen to/collect vinyl records. You can hear him, along with his friends, talk about video games on the “What The Bleep Are You Playing?” podcast on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
Josie Schrag, photographer
A Nickerson High School graduate now studying Education, Josie is a big fan of reading, taking naps with her dog Peanut, and drinking iced oat milk chai lattes. Josie plans to attend Emporia State after HutchCC with aspirations on becoming a high school English teacher.
Lynn Spahr, Staff Writer
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.
Carly Thompson, Staff Writer
Born and raised in Hutchinson, Carly Thompson graduated from Buhler High School before she began attending Hutchinson Community College. She is taking general education courses until she decides on a major area of study. 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.
Victoria Lewis, Staff Writer
Victoria Lewis is an international student shipped in from Australia, studying journalism and playing basketball at HutchCC. Victoria leads a bit of a double life in that when she is not on a basketball court, she is styling herself and others as a keen fashion fanatic.
Lee Wellman, photographer
Lee Wellman is a sophomore photographer from Holton, Kansas. Lee participates in Pep Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Band and Jazz Combo at the College. He is also a co-leader of the Engineers League. He is majoring in Aerospace Engineering.