The Dakota Planet

2019-2020 Staff

Zak Hutchins

Sports Writer

Nick Accardo

Sports Writer

Nick Accardo is an 11th grade student at Dakota High School. He is a sports writer for the Dakota Planet. He also enjoys playing the guitar, watching football, and hanging out with friends.

Matt Biebuyck

Sports Writer

Matt Biebuyck is a senior sports writer at Dakota High School who keeps up with many sports in our community. He is an avid fan of the Tigers, Pistons, Lions and Michigan State basketball and football. He enjoys writing about...

Seth Miller

Sports Writer

Tori DeAngelis


Tori is a senior at Dakota High School. She is a part of many clubs at Dakota including being president of Writing Club. She enjoys writing creative pieces as well as advice columns.

Melina Hicks


A junior at Dakota High School who is a first year writer for The Dakota Planet! A major history buff who loves to read and is also passionate about international news and politics!

Gabby Jones


Gabby Jones is a senior writer for The Dakota Planet.

Ryan Tautz


Ryan Tautz is  senior at Dakota, and this is his first year in the Dakota Planet. He is a feature writer and he likes to write about interesting things in history and fantasy stories. He was apart of the Debate Club in 10th grade,...

Alyssa Taugher

Feature Writer

Alyssa Taugher is a senior at Dakota. This is her second year with The Dakota Planet. She has loved every minute of it. This year, she decided to have a column where she writes about a dog who is available for adopted at the Macomb...

Sophia Nastasy

Sophia Nastasy is a first year Senior Dakota Planet Writer. She enjoys to write featured writing the most because it is human interest, fun, and engaging with the reader. Sophia is part of the Medical Academy and plans on going...

Katie Kraemer


Katie Kraemer is a junior, the Director of Newspaper Photography, occasionally an impassioned political writer, and an overall lover of the arts. Follow their Instagram @_katie_takes_photos_ to see more incredible photos! Camera:...

Kellin Hughes

Very Cool Dude

Kellin is a senior feature writer for the Dakota Planet. When he is not writing, he enjoys photography, painting and skateboarding. In the future, he hopes to be a high school English teacher.

Lexi Kincaid

Meme Lord

I’m not actually an angry old man, I just vibe with this guy. I like writing funny stories and posting funny comics.

Madeline Kraemer


Madeline Kraemer is managing editor of The Dakota Planet. Madeline works on broadcasting and segments for Broadcast.During her free time she participates in color guard for the Dakota Marching Band, and plays piano.

Jordan Piklor

Editor in Chief

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