2017-2018 Staff

Natalie Cooper


I am 15 years old, I have two dogs, three cats, and four rabbits. I enjoy murder mysteries and pretending to be running away from the law. I like memes and Tumblr and most definitely Buzzfeed.  I can read and watch Buzzfeed all...

Ethan Ball


This is , obliviously, Ethan's profile, the Editor-in-Chief of the Charger Voice. If you were looking for something more interesting or funny sorry, you came to the wrong place. Try looking elsewhere.

Chase Adams

Co-Sports Editor

Hi, my name is Chase. I'm a senior and I enjoy playing baseball and football. My favorite food is Cafe Rio, and I like cats. Also I love Jack in the Box and fully endorse their Oreo Shake. Large.

Emmy McAfee

Co-Sports Editor

Hi, my name is Emmy. I'm a Senior and I enjoy playing softball and soccer. My favorite food is tacos and I like cats. I'm excited for this year and to make the yearbook and newspaper the best it can be!

McKenna Whipple

News Editor

My journalism teacher told me to put some "spice" into my bio so here you go...oregano. For a little more information, I love volleyball, naps, and hosting Netflix marathons with me, myself, and I. Oh, and I am also the editor...

Cameron Jones

Copy Editor

Hello, my name is Cameron Jones. I play soccer, and enjoy chocolate chip ice cream. I refuse to take pictures without preemptive showering and hair styling. I went to ALA for 3 years, and I take all AP classes, except I take regular...

Alexis Anderson

Staff Writer

My name is Alexis Anderson, but I go by Lexi. I will be a sophomore this year at BFHS, and this will be my tenth year going to this school. I am the oldest child of six kids and a dog (who we consider as a child), of all the children...

Alexis Banks

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Alexis Banks and my life is SO FASCINATING xD, so take a seat because you're going to wanna hear this. I play volleyball for The Blaze and for my school, Benjamin Franklin. I really enjoy sitting at home doing whatever...

Austin Bateman

Staff Writer

My name is Austin Bateman and I like to party. I don't speak Spanish unless it's off of google translate. I like working out sometimes, it depends. Just because I love all of you, I wrote you a Spanish introduction for all of...

Cameron Bender

Staff Writer

My name is Cameron Bender, and I am 16 years old. I am from Minnesota and I lived there for 14 years up until I moved to Arizona 2 years ago. I have two younger sisters. I play basketball and volleyball, but my favorite sport...

Caiden Cook

Opinion Editor

Hello, I'm Caiden. :) You can find me jamming on the guitar on the daily, and I'm always gonna have a song stuck in my head. I enjoy drinking chocolate milk, quoting movies, and participating in choirs. I also make some BANGIN'...

Karlie Dibell

Staff Photographer

My name is Karlie Dibell and I am a freshman. I am a photographer. I love to take pictures of animals and other things in nature. My favorite animal is a horse and I am ATAH (addicted to all horses). I have been riding since I...

Faith Duey

Staff Writer

My name is Faith and here is my (brief) story. I was born on January 26, in Mesa, Arizona. I have 5 brothers, 2 dogs, and 2 awesome parents. I have the best/worst friends in the world (It's a love-hate relationship..... Don't...

Leslie Garcia

Opinion Editor

I love to draw and sing and read. I love looking at dank memes on my free time and stalking my friends till I am in a dark hole I can't get out of. "Yikes" is my favorite word. I love the rain and cloudy days. I love my coffee...

Seth Hamblin

Staff Writer

Me gusta la reina lechera Mi chase de hermano es muy guay. Somos mejores amigos. Me gusta jugar futbol y baloncesto. Chase y yo hemos sido los mejores amigos desde el 7 grado. Tenemos aficiones similares. Uno de ellos va y recibe...

Logan Hayduk

Staff Writer

My name is Logan Hayduk. I was born in Arizona. I enjoy sports and reading.  I am 16 years old and will be graduation as a senor in 2018

Chloe Hewitt

Staff Writer

My favorite thing to do is probably watch The Office. It's so funny. Other than that I like to fix cars and go to car shows, longboard, and play videogames. I ought to say that I'm pretty funny, because, I mean, have you met me?...

Gaby Hudson

Staff Writer

Hello. My name is Gaby Hudson and this is my story. The things I write, the things I see, this is who I am. The pictures, the stories, the laughs, it all makes me, me. So I'll keep you posted on what's happening next. :)

Dylan Huttenlocher

Staff Photographer

Hi I'm Dylan Huttenlocher like the username says and I am a junior at BFHS. I like to play basketball and am also a NHS member. I have three siblings and two dogs. My favorite colors are blue and purple. My dream car would be...

Ryan Jackson

Staff Writer

My name is Ryan Jackson and I am 14 Years old. I am from California, and love going back to visit! I love to participate in many sports, including: volleyball, track, basketball, and soccer! My favorite thing to do it play Hay...

Amy Jacobson

Staff Writer

Usually known as quiet but friends will 100% disagree. Friends call me loud, and a voltage maniac. I spend most of my time at Circle K or on Netflix, I guess you could call me your average teenager... but above average. I see...

Adam Martin

Staff Writer

My name is Adam Martin. I am 16 years old. I was born in Mesa, Arizona on May 8th, 2001. I've lived in Arizona my entire life and have gone to Ben Franklin since I was in kindergarten. I have three dogs and I am the second oldest...

Savannah Martinez

Staff Writer

My name is Savannah Martinez. I am Arizonian. My hobbies include cheer, art, track, sleeping, and having fun. My favorite thing to do is hang out with my friends. I enjoy meeting new people. My favorite color is pink. I love being...

Shruti Patel

Staff Writer

My name is Shruti Patel and I am a sophomore in highschool. I was born in Arizona. I enjoy reading and listening to music. Some of my favorite series are Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and Throne of Glass. I also...

Trina Phan

Staff Writer

My name is Trina Phan. I am a sophomore and have been at this school since the 7th grade. My favorite things to do are listen to music (especially Korean pop music), watch anime, read manga, swim, and be online like 24/7. I am...

Hailey Reynolds


My name is Hailey Reynolds. I am 14 years old. I am from Newport Beach, California. I am the 2nd oldest in my family out of 5 kids. I have 1 brother and 3 sisters. I love watching scary movies with my friend. I run track and play...

Bentson Richardson

Staff Writer

Hey! I'm Bentson Richardson. I'm 16, and a Junior here. I love playing sports like swim, volleyball, and football, and lifting weights. I'm super in to cars like Lamborghini, Ferarri, McLaren, Koenigsegg, Tesla, Porsche, etc.

Sydney Ridgway

Staff Photographer

My name is Sydney Ridgway, I'm 14 years old, and I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am the third oldest of 7 children. I have 2 older brothers, 3 younger brothers, and one younger sister. I love taking pictures and playing...

Keegan Robbins

Staff Writer

Hi. I am Keegan Robbins. I am a junior, at Ben Franklin. I recently transferred here from Higley High School. Public schools are horrible, and all of my friends were leaving to go do online schooling. My favorite colors are maroon,...

Parker Sweet

Staff Writer/Photographer

Hi, my name is Parker Sweet and I have been going to BFHS for the past 6 years. I went to the power campus, and came here in 7th grade and stayed. I don't play in any leagues but I do play a lot of sports. My favorite sport...

Taylor VanDuyn

Staff Writer

My name is Taylor VanDuyn and I am 16 years old. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and I moved down here about 4 years ago. I strongly dislike Arizona because of the heat. I have three brothers, three dogs and one fish. I enjoy...

Brennan W.

Staff Videographer

Hi, I'm Brennan and I'm a junior at BFHS. I was born in Seattle, Washington and came to the Phoenix area when I was about 8. I first came to BFHS the 2nd semester of my Freshman year. I am big into video production, and I have...

Maggie Yellen

Staff Writer

  Hey there! I am Maggie Yellen and I am a junior. I play volleyball and I have been playing for 5 years. I like dogs and all animals. My plans for after high school are to go to NAU and get my undergrad then go to Israel...