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Jay Gootjes
Jay Gootjes is in her freshman year of high school and entering her first year on the TCT staff. She loves to write and sketch. In her free time, she watches Netflix, writes books online, and plays with her pets, Bubba, Tito, Tiko, Chocolate, and Rainbow.


Favorite part of being on staff: Being around so many amazing, huggable people

Favorite type of story: Editorials

Hobbies/interests: Writing, reading, biking, and hiking

Favorite book and why: Summer in the South by James Marshall because she read it over thirty times when she was young and it kickstarted her creative drive.

On Friday nights you will find Jay: Chilling, watching Riverdale and/or The Arrow, drawing, writing, rearranging art supplies, and spoiling her pets.

Jay Gootjes, Staff Writer

Jan 25, 2018
Snow Rose by City Girl is by far my favorite album for studying (Story)
Jan 19, 2018
The GLI Club attends GVSU to commemerate MLK’s legacy (Story)
Jan 13, 2018
You don’t know their life (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
We need to treat animals less like objects (Story)
Jan 07, 2018
Emily Cobb expresses herself through her art (Story)
Dec 30, 2017
The book The Perks of Being a Wallflower sheds a new light on high school life (Story)
Dec 15, 2017
The Unfathomables (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
We are all human (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Humans of FHC: Jessica Singh (Story)
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Jay Gootjes