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Madelynn Niles
Junior Madelynn Niles has been a part of the MacJournalism program since her freshman year, and this is her second year on The Shield staff. She has loved writing since her very first project in third grade of writing the school play — a Snow White/Pokémon/fairy hybrid show (which she feels was a classy choice.) She has since written many stories for Mac, her favorite being feature profiles, and is a copy editor and arts & entertainment editor. Music is also a huge part of her life, as she is the woodwind captain for the McCallum Band. Most of her days are spent making music and writing down anything she can think of in her many, many journals. She hopes to continue journalism for a long time, and is so grateful for the amazing Mr. Winter!

Madelynn Niles, co-copy editor, A&E editor

Oct 09, 2020
Kidding around about online school (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Watching ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ encourages never-ending thinking about the film (Story)
Jul 31, 2020
A trip down Dart Bowl’s memory lanes (Story/Media)
Jul 18, 2020
Dart Bowl’s final frame (Story)
May 15, 2020
From the band hall to a COVID-19 hospital unit (Story)
May 03, 2020
Incessant practice, innate musical expression are the ‘keys’ to junior piano major’s success (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
An inside look at distance learning (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
Sixteen going on school staff (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Video project preserves percussionists’ perspective (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
The essential N&N quarantine movie guide (Story)
Mar 19, 2020
‘JoJo Rabbit’ Review: Taika Waititi takes on Hitler and wins (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Concern over COVID-19 outbreak prompts cancellation of band, color guard events (Story/Media)
Feb 20, 2020
Music to Mac’s ears (Story)
Feb 15, 2020
Passion for fashion (Story/Media)
Dec 31, 2019
Resuming the Roaring ’20s (Story)
Dec 27, 2019
Primary events, puzzle style. (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
They can be heroes … or villains (Story/Media)
Oct 29, 2019
Mario strikes at MAC (Story/Media)
Oct 25, 2019
Mac band ‘caps’ Capital City (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2019
Pom poms and pep tunes (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
MAC band’s new ‘Swedish Fish’ (Story)
Jul 07, 2019
Orchestra students stand out at state competition (Media)
Jul 07, 2019
Seven musicians named ‘outstanding performers’ (Media)
Jun 09, 2019
Hosack makes debut as Mac principal (Story/Media)
May 11, 2019
Band hall a second home for longtime director (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
A Knight at the MAC (Media)
Mar 05, 2019
Improving improv skills under the bright lights (Story/Media)
Jan 25, 2019
A touchdown worth more than six points (Media)
Jan 20, 2019
A tale of two districts (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
A concerted holiday effort (Media)
Nov 11, 2014
Photos of the week (Media)
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