Owen Adams: Reporter
May 16, 2023
Senior Owen Adams has been on The Cardinal Times for all four years at Lincoln, creating great memories in each.
Many of Adams’ articles, such as his “Species Spotlights” where he ranks animals of the Pacific Northwest, have been widely read in the Lincoln community, some having upwards of 20 comments. He prefers to write about wildlife, but being able to do stories on whatever interested him helped make the class one of his favorites.
“In my freshman year, […] I wrote about The Truman Show and had a ton of fun writing it,” said Adams.
In addition to The Cardinal Times, Adams has participated in rock climbing, the Constitution team and the Speech & Debate team. In debate, Adams placed 22nd in the national Speech & Debate competition and said his former Speech & Debate coach, Jeff Koogler, was one of the best mentors he has ever had.
“He’s my favorite [mentor], I still talk to him sometimes; he’s [always] been really helpful,” said Adams.
Adams is attending the University of Oregon and will be majoring in Marine Biology. This interest stemmed from his several articles of fish, crabs and sharks.
“I started learning a ton about [animals] through The Cardinal Times and a lot of them ended up being marine,” said Adams. “Marine Biology was just kind of natural.”