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The Pioneer Press

The student news site of Jonathan Alder High School

The Pioneer Press

The student news site of Jonathan Alder High School

The Pioneer Press

Meet the Staff
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Fiona Petticrew
Staff Writer

Senior Fiona Petticrew is in her first year of journalism. She plays soccer for the high school and is involved in musicals and show choir. She can be...

Paige Jestadt
Paige Jestadt
Editor, Staff Writer

Senior Paige Jestadt is in her third year of Journalism. She currently plays on our volleyball team here at JA. In her free time she enjoys spending one...

Environmental Science classes help Alder recycle
Jack Kennedy, Guest Writer • April 24, 2024

Video productions student and editor Jack Kennedy serves as a guest journalist for The Pioneer Press and covers how the environmental science...

Staff feature: Mr. Roberts
April 19, 2024

Lauryn Wynk and Kayln Greiner, video productions students, serve as guest journalists for The Pioneer Press as they give us some insight into...

Jonathan Alder boys varsity lacrosse team members stand on the sideline.
JA Boys lacrosse vs. John Glenn
Sidney Troesch, Staff Writer, Photography Editor, Editor • April 19, 2024

Mikayla Evans posing with her daughter Reyna.
24 with '24 Mikayla Evans
Fiona Petticrew, Staff Writer • April 10, 2024

Mikayla Evans is a senior and has attended Alder since kindergarten. She is involved with the symphonic choir, is a section leader in treble...

Samantha Pauly, Joel Mitchell, and Fiona Petticrew acting together in a scene.
The JAHS Musical: Behind the Scenes with the Cast
Caitlyn Feay, Staff Writer, Editor • March 22, 2024

Jonathan Alder High School performed the musical “Into The Woods” on March 14-17. It’s all about multiple fairytale stories mixed together,...

Space Night flyer curtsy of Emily Byers
The 2024 solar eclipse comes to Ohio
Adalynne Wilkin, Staff Writer • March 22, 2024

After 7 years we finally have another total solar eclipse, which is happening this April 8th. However this is the first solar eclipse visible...

Dune: Part Two a spectacular sequel
Dune: Part Two a spectacular sequel
Derek Lee Rodriguez, staff writer • March 20, 2024

“Dune: Part Two” is a extraordinary interstellar 2 hour 46 minute experience that picks up right after the end of “Dune: Part One,” Where...

Kanye West at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Kanye West at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival by

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What's up with Kanye West?
Derek Lee Rodriguez, staff writer • March 8, 2024

Throughout Kanye West's career he has stirred up controversy and made comments publicly and online that have completely damaged his reputation....

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Taylor Swift faces recent scrutiny
Adalynne Wilkin, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024

Popstar Taylor Swift has become increasingly popular over the recent years. With over 103.3 million monthly listeners, she has become the number...

Booster Bash website home page.
Boosters help fund athletics at JA
Sidney Troesch, Staff Writer, Photography Editor, Editor • March 22, 2024

Every year the Jonathan Alder Athletic Boosters holds a Booster Bash fundraiser to raise money for the athletic programs at the high school....

The Columbus Crew 2023 MLS cup wall banner is revealed to fans.
The Columbus Crew ends season opener with an exciting win
Caitlyn Feay, Staff Writer, Editor • March 6, 2024

The Columbus Crew opened up with their first game of the season on Feb. 24, 2024. With all the pre-game events and hustling game, this turned...

The graphic for episode 1 of season 2 of The Pioneer Podcast, featuring Alexis Ahner and Allie Piccolantonio, captains of the Alder swim team.
Pioneer Podcast: Swim team deep dive
Fiona Petticrew and Paige Jestadt March 4, 2024

In our first episode of Season 2, Fiona Petticrew and Paige Jestadt sit down with senior swim captains Alexis Ahner and Allie Piccolantonio to...

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