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The student news site of Fenton High School

Fenton InPrint Online

The student news site of Fenton High School

Fenton InPrint Online

McKenzie Lookebill

McKenzie Lookebill, Online Editor in Chief

McKenzie Lookebill is a senior and the Online Editor in Chief for the Fenton InPrint. This is her third year on staff. She is the Vice President of Key Club, the Vice President of UNICEF, and the Public Relations Officer for National Honor Society. In her free time she sings, reads, and watches movies. She plans on going to college to major in pharmacy or nursing with a minor in journalism. McKenzie looks forward to make progress in newspaper and make the most out of her senior year.

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New Bubble Tea business in Grand Blanc

New Bubble Tea business in Grand Blanc

McKenzie Lookebill, Online Editor in Chief
March 5, 2018
“So something I have started to teach myself is to stop self sabotaging, like even if you are really tired and you don’t want to ge up and wash your face or brush your teeth, you should still do it anyways. You have to take care of yourself by not taking care of you and doing what you know you should do. Like if you don’t want to do your homework, you should. Don’t purposely not do something because you don’t feel like it, you should always take care of yourself. If I do all i need to at night and have the same morning routine I dont feel as stressed, or that I have as much to think about. It helps you with your self esteem and your self confidence because you know you are doing it and you are good.”

People of Fenton: Senior Macyn Stevens

McKenzie Lookebill, Online Editor in Chief
February 5, 2018
“We have our show for IB Theatre this weekend, the Laramie Project, we had to go home early and all after school events were cancelled and it will be pulled off well, but with so many snow days and so many people sick, we get really stressed out. We have to relearn staging and reteach staging, we have to sub for people that are gone, but I have to keep my head strong. I have to trust that my cast and class can work on their lines outside of school, and try to be two steps ahead of the game even though we are two steps behind. I am casted Trish Steger and narrator. Everyone has a narrator line or two. I’m Romaine Patterson’s older sister. Trish is very upset about what happened to Matthew Shepard, but she has to be there for her sister and the rest of the community. I think that it’s important to learn a part because you are playing a different character that’s not you, but you learn more about yourself and the difference between you and someone else. You learn about humanity and how people function within society. In this show particularly I have learned to listen to other opinions on both sides of the spectrum, whether its politics, or just personal beliefs. Through the past couple of years I have learned to be more confident with myself, even if it’s scary to do, just go out and do it. The first step in being confident is to look and your fears and ask yourself why you fear it, how you can overcome it. When it comes to said fear, I count to three and do it. I have huge stage fright and any time I go on stage I do my breathing exercises, I stretch, then I count ‘one, two, three’ and go on.”

People of Fenton: Senior Devin Wallen

McKenzie Lookebill, Online Editor in Chief
February 1, 2018
“IB Theatre puts a lot of work into the plays we do. Not even just IB Theatre, but the arts in general don’t get a lot of recognition for the work that they do. It’s nice that when we do IB shows, there’s a certain standard we are set to unlike a student show. Tonight I have rehearsal until 9 p.m., I spend a lot of time on theater for people to be like ‘not anyone can do that’. It feels really satisfying to see that people take it seriously. I think that theater has shaped who I am in general, freshman year I took a drama class and I took it because I was awful at public speaking. I still didn’t really do anything in the class, but I have opened up a lot about myself, I don’t care as much about speaking in public. Even though the things we cover in theater are movements I am already passionate about, but getting to do a show like the Laramie project where it covers it and I get to educate other people with it is really cool. It is hard to get people of listen to you when you are just talking about something, so you throw in a show with a learning aspect you are teaching and entertaining. It’s nice to have that forefront to block people off but also have them learn at the same time.”

People of Fenton: Senior Grace Shaw

McKenzie Lookebill, Online Editor in Chief
January 30, 2018
In A Minute: College

In A Minute: College

McKenzie Lookebill, Online Editor in Chief
January 26, 2018
Three apps to keep 2018 a positive

Three apps to keep 2018 a positive

McKenzie Lookebill, Online Editor in Chief
January 25, 2018
Junior Sam Deardorff asked sophomore Cami Tiemann

“Cami works the hardest, so I noticed that. I wanted to ask someone who runs in track and we both are on the team,” junior Deardorff said. “We met in cross country but we both run in mid-distance for track. I found the idea online and chose this one because I thought it looked the best. I decided last Monday that I wanted to go, so I asked her on Wednesday at our meet. The sign say ‘I ‘relay’ think we should go to prom.’ This is my first high school dance, I’ve never been to homecoming or any other dance before, so I am really excited for the new experience.”

People of Fenton: Promposals

McKenzie Lookebill, Arts & Entertainment Editor
May 1, 2017
“I always thought that moving would be really cool, like a change of scenery and the people who you meet won’t know you so if you don’t like something about yourself you can change it and be different almost. But if I was put in that situation I would just be really nervous and scared and probably really shy. I thought about going to New York for film, but I’ve never been there so I don’t know what it’s like there, but it just seems so interesting to me. I would definitely miss my mom and my dog. I don’t know what I would do without my mom everyday because she is probably one of my bestfriends. She’s just a strong woman influence in my life and is everything I aspire to be when I grow up. She is a good leader, like she will take charge of something and she is so good at it and won’t let anyone step on her toes. If someone makes her mad or does something she doesn’t think is right she’ll tell them and make sure they realise that what they’re doing isn’t beneficial. For her job she is a big leader of putting software into hospitals, she works from home and when she’s on phone calls I listen to her and she’s just so smart and uses big words and it’s so fun to listen to her take charge. I don’t want to just live life without knowing my purpose I guess, like her purpose is definitely to be an influential person to people around her because shes such a good leader. Like I want to know what my purpose is in life and if you don’t let people step on your toes or tell you you can’t do this or that you won’t find that purpose. So It’s good to know that I have someone I can look up to for that.”

People of Fenton: Junior Jessica Lynch

McKenzie Lookebill, Arts & Entertainment Editor
March 10, 2017
“The most meaningful relationship I have is with my mom. She is my best friend and I tell her everything. Whenever I have issues with friends, I go to her and she gives me advice. I had a lot of issues in my friend group in eighth grade, like bullying within my friend group. She helped me get through that situation and helped me realize that I have truer friends out there. She is the reason I have the friends I have today. My happiest moments are on the way to church with my mom every Sunday. We can have deep, meaningful conversations. I appreciate it because during that time I feel safe and comfortable. We will have fun days where we go shopping and to lunch. We live in a house with boys so its nice to go out and do something fun with her.  She has always been the voice of reason and she is always there to help us through anything.”

People of Fenton: Anonymous 03

McKenzie Lookebill, Arts & Entertainment
March 1, 2017
“My friends are meaningful in my daily routine you always have them to lean on. I love having friends and hanging out with people because you are never lonely. They like the same things I do. Having someone to talk to when you are feeling down is important because you can’t tell your parents everything, they don’t get it. Friendship is basically like your family, it’s always good to have all kind of friends because there is always someone to talk to.”

People of Fenton: Junior Brandon Higham

McKenzie Lookebill, Arts & Entertainment
February 28, 2017
“God has given me some gift where people tell me things. My husband will always say ‘how in the five minutes of checking out at the store did you get that worker to tell you all of that’. It is just a gift I have where people tell me stories, and I love it. I admire, and I learn from these stories. Anywhere I go I meet all kinds of interesting, fascinating people. Along all of my travels I have heard excellent stories, horror stories, funny stories and dark stories. I don’t judge I just love learning about people, and I am very thankful.”

People of Fenton: English teacher, Lisa McGill

McKenzie Lookebill, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 27, 2017
“I struggle with my weight because I am not happy with the way that I look and I feel like I am being judged all the time. High school norms of judging people make me feel more singled out. Most people see the norms as being skinny and the pictures you see in the magazines, if you see the ‘popular’ kids they are all fit which discourages me. Public or private schools can still give you this feeling, wearing a uniform can make you feel judged because people see it as wearing the brand, even though you could be wearing the same style clothes. Being dressed up and looking the way I want makes me feel happy with the way I look and I do believe in loving who you are and not trying to be someone you are not, but wearing bigger clothes so no one can see me helps me feel better too. It is nice to either be with friends or do school work so I don’t notice people because I am focused on something else. I have started this thing where I get up and workout for a half an hour every morning so that makes me feel good about the day and know that I am making a change. You shouldn’t worry about what other people think, if you don’t want to change, don’t change. If you do want to make a change, make a change and stick to it, you won’t see a difference right away but you will if you work hard.”

People of Fenton: Anonymous 02

McKenzie Lookebill, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 24, 2017
“The first day of my senior spring break, I laid out in the sun for three hours wearing baby oil and no sunscreen. I did this to try to get rid of my pale skin from the winter. My body swelled, my skin blistered and I got sun poisoning. I had to stay out of the sun for the first 7 days of the 16 days we were there. After having five cases of Basal Cell Carcinoma, the ‘good’ skin cancer, I have stopped going to tanning salons. I was diagnosed with skin cancer 10 years after my trip to Florida. There was a little blemish on my chest and for three months it would not go away, so I thought I would go to the dermatologist and have it checked. They cut a little bit of it out and had it tested and it ended up being skin cancer. Now I get body checks, once a year. Recently my skin was red from what I thought was showering, so I thought it was an irritation, it ended up being the cancer again. It saddens me that I cannot be tan. I love being in the sun, but the consequences of living a longer life and being here for my family are more important that having a tan. Wear sunscreen and stop going to tanning salons. Check your skin, if you have a sore or blemish that does not go away get it checked.”

People of Fenton: Anonymous 01

McKenzie Lookebill, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 23, 2017
“My aches and pains are my greatest struggle, because when people don’t feel well, like the flu or the feeling after exercise, it is wearing and taxing on the body. Fibromyalgia has caused me to look at doctors, use my support group through my family, faith and beliefs. It has made me thankful for what I have, even though I may be down and dumpy I can rely on people in my job and support group. When you are going through a challenging time it is good to know that things are okay. You are never alone, you will always have somebody around. There are tremendous people out there, and if you don’t ask questions then shame on you.”

People of Fenton: Custodian, Dave Van Valin

McKenzie Lookebill, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 21, 2017
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