The student news site of Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, South Carolina.


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2017-2018 Staff

Nate Shirley

Staff Writer

Hey, my name is Nate Shirley. I am a senior and I play baseball and football for the school. I love sports and plan on pursuing sports journalism as a career. I enjoy playing baseball, basketball, and football. I also follow all...

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Daniel Lehman

Staff Writer

I'm Daniel and I'm a senior. I look forward to sharing my adventures as a mogul with the world of Magnet. You can see me cheering on the team at football games or on my legit Myspace profile. I enjoy playing basketball with my...

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Mary Claire Newsom

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Mary Claire Newsom and I am a senior. I am on the girls varsity tennis team all four years and was on the track and field team freshman and junior year. I have two dogs, both are golden doodles named Lulu and Fletch....

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Rowan Burns

Staff writer

Hey, I’m Rowan Burns and I’m a senior! I love playing soccer for club and for the Girls Varsity Soccer Team at our school. I like hanging out with my friends and having tons of fun whenever I can. I’m excited to become a...

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Campbell Babb

staff writer

Hey!! My name is Campbell and I'm a senior. I have been a captain on the swim team for two years now and won two state titles. I love boating, the beach, Mexican food, and pizza. I want to be an occupational therapist when I grow...

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Emma Ludman

staff writer

Howdy, I’m Emma Ludman, a senior. My hobbies include swim team, politics, and beekeeping. I have a dog, and a younger sister who attends the Magnet. Fun fact about me: I lived in South Africa and my favorite food is lasagna. In...

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Meghan Cradock

staff writer

Hi, I'm Meghan and I am a senior. I was on the track team for the past 3 years. I have 2 dogs, one black lab named Seamus and one beagle named Piper. In my free time I enjoy adventuring with my best pals and eating sushi. My favorite...

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Claire Dickman

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Claire Dickman and I am very excited to be a part of the AMHS Talon this year! I was born in Melbourne, Australia and I go back to visit the city every summer. This will be my fourth year playing on the Magnet volleyball...

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Claire Hunt

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Claire Hunt and I am thrilled to be a part of the Talon this year! Outside of school you can find me running cross country or playing soccer. But my first love is traveling, and specifically, traveling to wher...

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W Christopher Thomasson

Senior Writer

I’m Chris (William Christopher Thomasson IV), and I’m a senior. In my free time I enjoy driving boats and hanging out with my amigos. I have worked a variety of jobs around Charleston. I also play lacrosse and football. If...

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Hannah Smith

Staff Writer

Hey! I'm Hannah Smith and I’m a senior.  I play volleyball and can usually be found playing with my cat, Harold, or designing my tiny house for thesis. I love hanging out with my mom and sister and adventuring with my friends....

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Chase Michaelsen

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Chase Michaelsen and I am a senior. I play competitive soccer for school and club, and enjoy repping the Raptors. I’m a home bred Charlestonian, and enjoy taking in all the sights our city has to offer. You can catc...

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Abby Bonner

Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Abby Bonner, and I'm the only junior on this year's staff. Most people know me as the hockey girl because that's all I watch and talk about. My favorite teams are the Washington Capitals and the South Carolina Stingrays....

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Jack Niesse


I am Jack Henry Niesse. I am a senior editor, I wrote sports and other miscellaneous articles for the Talon last year. I play lacrosse and am a captain on the  swim team. I am very excited to help lead the flock. If you aren't...

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Campbell Daffin


Hi! My name is Campbell Daffin and I'm a senior. I run for the AMHS cross country and track teams. I don't like to run but I like food so I guess I have to do it. My favorite pass time is hanging out with my friends and enjoying...

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Eliot Leadem


Hi! I'm Eliot Leadem, and I'm a senior at Academic Magnet and an editor of this year's Talon. My interests include videography, sports, and anything that can fly. Outside of school, you can find me playing golf or spending endless...

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