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2017-2018 Staff

Gage Ruark

Activities Editor

Freshman Gage Ruark, Erie, Kan., is majoring in journalism and reporting with a dream to attend the University of Texas. Before attending Allen, he took journalism in high school and also worked for his local newspaper. He...

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Brogan Falls

News Editor

Sophomore Brogan Falls grew up in Le Roy, a small town in southeast Kansas, with two sisters. The 19-year-old self-proclaimed “video game junkie” has loved the entertainment industry from the beginning. Falls is attending...

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Rachael Kothe

Opinion Editor

Rachael Kothe is a freshman at Allen Community College who decided to join newspaper because she enjoys communications and enjoys writing in her free time. Kothe, 24, is from Topeka and attended Topeka West High School. In...

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Paul Borcherding

Video Editor

Born in Chicago and raised in Rossville, Kan., Paul Borcherding is a freshman pursuing a mass media major at Allen Community College. He earned a band scholarship and plays the flute and the piccolo, in addition to his other classes,...

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Nikayla Kussatz

Health Editor

New to the Allen Flame staff this year is freshman Nikayla Kussatz from Gardner, Kan.. Kussatz attended Gardner-Edgerton High School where she was active in her school's yearbook class while also playing softball and volleyball....

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Marquese Garrett

Social Media Editor

Born in North Carolina and coming to Allen Community College from Topeka High School, Marquees Garrett is currently a sophomore studying communication. He moved to Topeka from North Carolina shortly before sixth grade and he still...

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Lindsey Temaat

Managing Editor

Lindsey Temaat is an eighteen-year-old freshman from Leonardville, Kan., attending Allen County Community College. She is pursuing a degree in communications, eventually majoring in public relations. Her favorite class is reporting...

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Ke'Voughn Manning

Sports Editor

Some students do their time at Allen Community College and move on as quickly as possible, never looking back to this step of their academic and career journey. Ke’Voughn Manning won’t be one of those alumni. His experience...

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Bailey Sprague

Photo Editor

Bailey Sprague is a freshman studying addiction and prevention science. She chose her major because she really wants to help people. Sprague, 18, comes from Gardner, Kan., a suburb of Overland Park and graduated from Gardner-Edgerton...

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Austin George


Austin George, Allen Community College sophomore and the sole returning staffer for The Allen Flame, grew up approximately an hour and twenty minutes from here in the suburban area of Gardner, Kan. As a child, he resided with ...

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