The Devil’s Advocate

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The Devil’s Advocate

The Devil’s Advocate

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Ella Johnson
Ella Johnson
Yearbook co-editor

Ella Johnson is a junior at LHS and is a co-editor for the yearbook. She joined the publications staff as a junior. Her main focus has been on the yearbook, but she has also been a part of the broadcast...

Amelia Clark is a junior at Lodi High School. This is her first year writing for the school newspaper.

Sasha Rudnytsky
Sasha Rudnytsky
Newspaper Editor

Sasha Rudnytsky is a junior at Lodi High School and is Editor-in-Chief for the newspaper. Although mainly focusing on work with the newspaper, she has been featured in different broadcast segments. Sasha...

Chess on Ice

The Curling Club of Lodi
Photo contributed by Cassie Hellebrand

Did you know curling, often nicknamed ‘chess on ice,’ has been sliding its way into the hearts of athletes aiming for a state title? Curling is a thing that about 1.5 million people enjoy and play all over the world.

Firstly, the curling season is underway, and they are getting closer to making the Olympics. The curling season is about halfway done. There has been so much that has gone on, and there’s more to come. The Lodi Curlers are so excited for what’s to come. They have been getting better over the season and are hoping for a win at state. Cade Crary, a freshman on the team, gives us his overview of the season and what’s to come.

Photo contributed by Cassie Hellenbrand



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“We have been competing in small tournaments and have just begun our conference games to get to State in February. So far, we have been trying our best to keep winning our matches. I think we will do well at state, probably not win the whole thing but will do good,” said Crary.


Continuing, curling is a sport everyone should try. It is fun in the best ways, and you can meet friends, bond with family and keep yourself busy. Junior Lexie Birchler, the Skip, has been helping the new curlers of the future by teaching them her knowledge. 

Photo contributed by Cassie Hellenbrand

“My favorite part of curling is being able to throw stones. Others should do it because it’s very fun and strategic, and you get to meet lots of people,” said Birchler.


There are some things that in time will have to be let go and later forgotten about. The sport of curling would not be one of them with lots of things you can learn and take away from. Cassie Hellenbrand makes a huge impact on youth curling by being the Lodi High School curling coach.


“The importance of keeping it alive is most of its mental toughness, so much strategy. It’s a lot of trust. You have a lot of trust in your team,” said Hellenbrand. 


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About the Contributor
Natalie Kieffer
Natalie Kieffer is a freshman at Lodi High School. She is currently taking the Writing for Publication class because she has always had the dream of one day getting a job in journalism. Natalie is involved in FFA, the equine team, Leadership Club, and 4-H in her spare time. She hopes to learn her way around a camera so photography can be in her future.