The student news site of Maize Career Academy in Maize, Kansas.

Fusion by OneMaize Media

The student news site of Maize Career Academy in Maize, Kansas.

Fusion by OneMaize Media

The student news site of Maize Career Academy in Maize, Kansas.

Fusion by OneMaize Media

2022-2023 Staff

Isabelle Blasdel
Fusion Editor

Isabelle Blasdel

Senior Isabelle Blasdel is in her third year on staff and is the Fusion head editor and OneMaize Media co-social media manager. She is the captain of the swim team and is involved in student council, Val’s Gals, and the National...

Nathan Wituk
Design Editor

Nathan Wituk

Senior Nathan Wituk is in his second year on staff and is the head graphic designer for Fusion and OneMaize Media. When he's not working on graphic design, he is working at Marshall's.

Sydney Endicott
Photo Editor

Sydney Endicott

Senior Sydney Endicott is in her third year on staff and is the Fusion photo editor and OneMaize Media co-social media manager. She is involved in Pep Club, PBA, a varsity bowler for Maize South and takes senior and couples photos....

Sarah Conner
OneMaize Show Co-Editor

Sarah Conner

Senior Sarah Conner is in her fourth year on the OneMaize Media Staff and co-editor of the OneMaize Show she helps with advertising and raising money for the program. Conner is captain of the dance team and involved in Select Cho...

Lakin Zamorano
OneMaize Show Co-Editor

Lakin Zamorano

Senior Lakin Zamorano is in his fourth year on staff and is the OneMaize Show co-editor and OneMaize Media co-social media manager. He is involved in eSports, Business Professionals of America, and Ca-Cow. Lakin plans to cont...

Andrew Percival
Seamless Co-Editor

Andrew Percival

Senior Andrew Percival is in his third year working in the video field, one year he was making poor made videos for a broadcast show and now is an editor for Seamless Productions. Having a PSA and a recap video becoming officials...

Kenna Ellis
Seamless Co-Editor

Kenna Ellis

Senior Kenna Ellis is in her third year on staff and is the Seamless Productions co-editor. She is involved in Pep Club, Senior/Couples Photography, and works at Ziggys in College Hill. Kenna last year achieved USD 266’s FIRST...

Alivia Jordan
Promotions and Marketing Manager

Alivia Jordan

Junior Alivia Jordan is in her second year on staff, and first year on Seamless Productions. She plans on getting a photography degree. She collects food advertisements from magazines from the early 1900s. She lived in Minnesota u...

Madelyn Rogers
Graphic Designer

Madelyn Rogers

Madelyn Rogers is a sophomore who's on the staff for her first year. She works on the Fusion Website, and she goes by Maddie. She's in Art Club and EASEL. In her free time, she draws, paints, and hangs out with her friends. She's...

Mariana Penafiel Garzón
Graphic Designer

Mariana Penafiel Garzón

Senior Mariana Garzón is in her second year being part of OneMaize Media as a graphic designer. She is involved in high school tennis and high school swimming.

Grant Waggoner
Graphic Designer

Grant Waggoner

Senior Grant Waggoner is in his second year on staff as Assistant Graphic Designer for Fusion and OneMaize Media. He is involved in varsity golf at Maize South High, and French club.

Cassandra Brown
Graphic Designer

Cassandra Brown

Cassandra Brown is a junior who is a first-year designer in OneMaize Media.

Adrian Sanders
Graphic Designer

Adrian Sanders

Sophmore Adrian Sanders is a first-year graphic designer for the OneMaize Media team. He is involved in Chemistry Club, Debate, and Art Club.

Gabriel Portillo
Graphic Designer

Gabriel Portillo

Junior Gabriel Portillo is a designer for OneMaize Media and is also plays for the MHS soccer team.

Devyn OGrady
Graphic Designer

Devyn O’Grady

Devyn O'Grady is a junior and first time One Maize Media designer.

Kinsley Morrison
Graphic Designer

Kinsley Morrison

Maize High Senior, Kinsley Morrison, is a graphic designer for OneMaize Media. She is in the National Honor Society, the Drama Club President, and a member of the Art Club.

Elliot McCurdy
Graphic Designer

Elliot McCurdy

Elliot McCurdy is a senior in OneMaize Media who does graphic design and illustration. He plays violin in the Maize High Orchestra. Elliot also likes to read and write in his free time.

Ray Mathia
Graphic Designer

Ray Mathia

Ray is in their Junior year, and it is their first year in Converged Media. They are a designer for OneMaize Media. They're a part of the MHS band and EASEL.

Reese Gietzen
Graphic Designer

Reese Gietzen

Reese Gietzen is a first year illustrator.

Emma Wilks
Graphic Designer/Photographer

Emma Wilks

Emma wilks is a junior at Maize south and this is her first semester with converged media as a graphic designer and photographer. She is involved in School soccer and club soccer as well as pep club, friendship club, art club,...

Kira Packer
Graphic Designer/Photographer

Kira Packer

Senior Kira Packer is a first year photographer and illustrator. She is also involved in high school golf and Red Rage.

Carter Smith
Photographer

Carter Smith

Junior Carter Smith is in his second year on staff. He is a photographer and designer for OneMaize Media. He is a part of the Maize High bowling team and BPA.

Leah Brown
Reporter/Photographer

Leah Brown

Junior Leah Brown is on her second year on staff and is a Reporter and Photographer. She is involved in Maize Women's Soccer and Band.

Bridget Johnson
Reporter/Photographer

Bridget Johnson

Senior (2023) Years spent in publication:  6 semesters Possible college to attend:  Kansas State University Fun Fact:  I love reading Favorite part about job:  Working with a team of people on a multimedia story...

Ethan Le
Reporter

Ethan Le

Ethan Le is a senior at MSHS who is currently training to become a web designer for the official Fusion website. He is involved in NHS, Esports Club, Chess Club, and Math Club.

Dylan Wagner
Reporter

Dylan Wagner

Dylan Tyler Wagner is in his first year as a Website Content Creator and as a reporter. He is involved in Robotics.

Joseph Bautista
Reporter

Joseph Bautista

Joseph Bautista is a sophomore in his first year of webpage design.

Tay Williams
Reporter

Tay Williams

Tay Williams is a first year website content creator for One Maize Media. Tay is involved with Maize High football and basketball.

Julia Higares
Reporter

Julia Higares

Junior Julia Isabel Higares is starting her first year in One Maize Media and is a website content creator and reporter. She's the editor-in-chief for the maize south yearbook. Enjoys pumpkin-flavored things and cant stop thrifting.

Tatum Steinhoff
Reporter

Tatum Steinhoff

Tatum Steinhoff is a second-year teammate of the One Maize Media team. last year he was part of the graphic design team and designed multiple things for the Newsmag and the OneMaize Show. This year he is part of the webpage design...

Gavin Powers
Reporter

Gavin Powers

Senior Gavin Powers is a student of Maize Career Academy who enjoys art and music. Gavin also plays the Trombone and is in the marching band of Maize South High School.

Thomas Martinez
Reporter

Thomas Martinez

Thomas Martinez, a Maize South Highschool Junior, is a first-year converged media member as a website designer and reporter. He is a high school cross-country runner and baseball player.

Caleb Manuel
Reporter

Caleb Manuel

Caleb Manuel is a senior at Maize South High School. He is a part of the Maize South Mavrigals and the Maize South Drama club.

Jonathan Lee
Reporter

Jonathan Lee

Senior John Lee works on the Fusion website and helps as a reporter. He is involved in Tennis and loves to play video games.

Seth Harper
Reporter

Seth Harper

Junior Seth Harper is in his first year at One Maize Media and is a website content creator and reporter for Fusion online. He's involved in tennis. Enjoys business and entrepreneurship as well as experiencing new and spontaneous...

Isaiah Atwater
Reporter

Isaiah Atwater

Isaiah Atwater helps with One Maize media, this is his first year doing this. He has played basketball at maize south for four years

Jade Pharis
Reporter

Jade Pharis

Jade loves graphic design, photography, and story writing. She has a passion for telling others' stories in unique and interesting ways. She also dresses her best every day and uses fashion and makeup to express her individuality.

Truston Nguyen
Reporter

Truston Nguyen

Truston Nguyen is a senior and it is his first year as a website content creator and reporter for OneMaize Media. As a reporter, he will be covering various topics ranging from sports to school clubs.

Isaiah Hobbs
Reporter

Isaiah Hobbs

Isaiah Hobbs is in his first year in web page design and OneMaize Media. He is 17 and is a Senior at Maize High school. He is in competitive bowling and loves to play video games, Watch Rick and Morty, and laugh at memes on Reddit.

Tobias Dunway
Reporter

Tobias Dunway

Senior student Tobias Dunaway is in his first year with OneMaize Media as a website designer and in his last year with Maize High. With prior experience in graphic design and developing artistic skill, it hopes to assist the team...

Ainsley Cramer
Reporter

Ainsley Cramer

Sophomore Ainsley Cramer is in her second year on staff. She is involved in high school swim, student council, Business Professionals of America, and Peer Helpers.

Riley Froelich
Videographer

Riley Froelich

Junior Riley Froelich is in his 3rd semester of broadcasting who works in editing and camera work he has helped with maize high and loves his work. His plan after high school is to go to KU and major in broadcasting...

Jaden Hutton
Videographer

Jaden Hutton

Senior Jaden Hutton is in her third semester of broadcast. She works behind the scenes in the control room, having helped with the Maize High and Maize South High shows as both Teleprompter and Tricaster. Her plan after high ...

Chance Koopmann
Videographer

Chance Koopmann

Senior Chance Koopmann is in his 3rd semester of Broadcasting and is a prominent helper behind the camera helping with the control room, helping behind the scene on the podcast, and has done some work for the teleprompter....

Mattea Light
Videographer

Mattea Light

Senior Mattea Light is excited to take the role of a OneMaize media staff member this year. Her behind-the-scenes skills are in videography and video editing. Mattea is still considering her college options but plans to pursue fam...

Kadence Shook
Videographer

Kadence Shook

Junior Kadence Shook is in her 3rd year on the OneMaize Media staff. She is involved in Track, Red Rage and FFA. She likes to travel and spend time with her dog. Shook is planning on pursuing a career in marine biology....

Emma Stillings
Videographer

Emma Stillings

Junior Emma Stillings is onto her third year on the OneMaize media staff, being a videographer. She is involved in Maize High Women's soccer. After high school, she is planning on pursuing a career in oncology nursing....

Haley Barnard
Videographer

Haley Barnard

Junior Haley Barnard is in her first year on staff. She enjoys musical activities and anything out in the mountains. She also loves to travel. After high school, she plans on attending Utah State University to go into entrepren...

Spencer Rich
Videographer

Spencer Rich

Junior Spencer Rich is in his third year on staff, spending one year on Seamless Productions. He is involved in soccer, track and field, and pep club. Spencer is undecided on his college plans.

Melanie Coombs
Videographer

Melanie Coombs

Junior Melanie Coombs is in her third year of the OneMaize Media staff. She enjoys listening to music, painting, and photography. Melanie has no established college plans but hopes to pursue a career in journalism. ...

Natalie Partridge
Videographer

Natalie Partridge

Senior Natalie Partridge is in her fourth year on the OneMaize Media staff. She’s involved in MHS Band and enjoys reading. She plans to go to ESU to pursue an education in Psychology where she hopes to become a children’s ...

Alex Jordan
Videographer

Alex Jordan

Junior Alex Jordan is in his third year on the team, and is a videographer and fantastic editor. He enjoys killing time by playing video games and hanging out with his friends. After Alex graduates college, he hopes to be a news...

Stahley Sears
Videographer

Stahley Sears

Junior Stahley Sears is in her third year on the OneMaize Show and first year as a team captain. She loves hanging out with friends and being involved in her church. Stahley plans to major in media journalism and communications a...

Ella Stillings
Videographer

Ella Stillings

Junior Ella Stillings is in her third year on the OneMaize Media staff and this is her first year as a team captain. She is involved in Maize High Women’s soccer and Teens as Teachers. After high school, Ella plans to pursue a ...

Noah Byer
Videographer

Noah Byer

Sophomore Noah Byer is in his 2nd year on the OneMaize Media Staff, and is a videographer. After high school he hopes to go into a field that involves sports/ sports media. He likes football and in his free time enjoys hanging...

Sydney Lampkin
Videographer

Sydney Lampkin

Junior Sydney Lampkin is currently in her third year on staff as a broadcast videographer. Lampkin enjoys men and sarcasm. She also loves her church family, and traveling is her passion. After high school Sydney hopes to pursue a...

Tilton Koziarz
Seamless Videographer

Tilton Koziarz

Sophmore Tilton Koziarz is a wanna be movie maker

Vince Stallard
Seamless Videographer

Vince Stallard

Senior Vince Stallard is in his 2nd year of Seamless Productions, and plans to win many awards this upcoming year. He will attend college next year and pursue a career in film and media. He is a sneakerhead, and enjoys spendin...

Cayden Ehrman
Seamless Videographer

Cayden Ehrman

Junior Cayden Ehrman is in his first year on staff at Seamless Productions. He plans to continue making videography and also plans on doing music.

Alexander Caldwell
Seamless Videographer

Alexander Caldwell

Senior Alexander Caldwell is in his first year on staff and is on seamless productions. He plans on either being a welder or continuing on broadcasting in some way. He likes to play video games and he works at Charlie's Car W...

Christian Carrillo
Seamless Videographer

Christian Carrillo

Junior Christian E. Carrillo is in his first year on staff on seamless productions. He plans to continue his career in broadcasting in order to become a news anchor. He is an aspiring artist as well and currently has no job....

Ciara Heron
Seamless Videographer

Ciara Heron

Sophomore Ciara Heron is in her first year on staff. She plans on being a cosmetologist later on. 

Cole Brogden
Seamless Videographer

Cole Brogden

Sophomore Cole Brogden is in his first year of seamless. He is involved in football, powerlifting, and does track at Maize South High School and plans to go to K-state.

Maurice Frazier
Seamless Videographer

Maurice Frazier

Sophomore Maurice Frazier is in his first year of seamless and is a football player at Maize High. He plans to be a barber or welder when he is grown.

Trinity Zamoramo
Seamless Videographer

Trinity Zamoramo

Sophomore Trinity Zamorano is in her first year on staff and is involved in Pep Club and works as a Lifeguard in Wichita. She plans to attend OU for Sports Medicine.

Trey Reisman
Seamless Videographer

Trey Reisman

Junior Trey Reisman is in his third year on staff and is a videographer, Editor and assistant producer of the onemaize show.

Peyton Peterman
Seamless Videographer

Peyton Peterman

Senior Peyton Peterman has been in broadcasting for three years and in Seamless productions for two. He is a videographer and currently has no plans for after high school.

AJ Sevier
Seamless Videographer

AJ Sevier

Junior AJ Sevier is in his second year on staff as a videographer and part-time editor. He is a part of Seamless productions and the Onemaize show. AJ likes to cook, plays video games, and owns a 3D printer....

Ian Twist
Seamless Videographer

Ian Twist

Junior Ian Twist is in his second year on staff at Seamless Productions and is a videographer and assistant editor. He is involved in Pep Club, Tennis, and Weightlifting, and he works at Club Carwash. He plans to continue his...

Miles Edwards
Seamless Videographer

Miles Edwards

Junior Miles Edwards is in his second year on staff at Seamless Productions and also plays for Maize South’s high school boys soccer team.

Spencer ODaniel
OneMaize Media Adviser

Spencer O’Daniel

Adviser Spencer O’Daniel is in his 11th year advising high school and college media, starting at Wichita West followed by the Collegian Media Group at Kansas State University, where he advised the Royal Purple yearbook and Manha...