The LeSabre

Siblings of Sartell : Cullen and Emma Schreiber

Siblings, the only enemy you can’t live without.

Cullen+and+Emma+are+siblings+that+attend+Sartell+High+School

Mary Schreiber

Cullen and Emma are siblings that attend Sartell High School

At SHS, there are a lot of sibling duos and this week Cullen and Emma Schreiber will be highlighted. Cullen is a senior and Emma is a sophomore this year. 

 

Q: What annoys you the most about your sibling? 

Emma: “Says everything on his mind, even when he probably shouldn’t say it.” 

Cullen: “She really just doesn’t like to take constructive criticism.” 

 

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do together? 

Emma: “Umm I like getting food with him.” 

Cullen: “I just like hanging out with you and watching memes.”

 

Q: Who’s the favorite? 

Emma: “ I don’t think they have a favorite.”

Cullen: “Emma.”

(Interesting perspectives, huh?) 

 

Q: If you guys fight, what’s it about?

Emma: “Random things.”

Cullen: “ Her trying to throw a pair of socks that are neither of ours back into my room, after I’ve thrown them into her room at least five times.”

 

Q: Where is each other’s favorite places to eat? 

Emma: “ Hajime.. I think.” 

Cullen: “ Umm Howies.. Umm like Chick-Fil-A, unfortunately and irritatingly.”

 

Q: What do you like most about each other?

Emma: “He helps me pick out my outfits a lot.”

Cullen: “Really love it when you throw me down the stairs and over the balcony. Umm you can be funny, key word: can be. You’re really nice sometimes.” 

Emma’s my favorite sibling. ”

— Cullen

Q: What is each other’s favorite TV shows? 

Emma: “ Umm the E.. Ethiopia. Oh Euphoria.”

Cullen: “Umm since you’re white and you’re blonde and you’re female, Friends. Friends is actually such a bad show” 

 

 

About the Writer
Photo of Abby Aizcorbe
Abby Aizcorbe, Journalist

Abby is a senior at Sartell High School, she is 17 years old. Her celebrity crush is Ansel Elgort, and if she could steal anything it'd be a bunch of puppies....

Siblings of Sartell: Megan & Matt Sieben

"A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self." -Marian Sandmaier

Megan+and+Matt+pose+for+a+picture+together+at+school.

Katrina Schiller

Megan and Matt pose for a picture together at school.

For this edition of Siblings of Sartell, I interviewed Megan Sieben (senior), and Matt Sieben (sophomore) to discuss their sister-brother relationship.

Q. In what ways are you similar?

Megan: “We both play basketball.”

Matt: “We look the same.”

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve about your sibling?

Megan: “He’s kinda messy.”

Matt: “I don’t have one, she’s perfect.”

Q. How do you feel about being in the same school?

Megan: “It’s nice because we can carpool to school.”

Matt: “It’s pretty cool.”

Q. Using one word, how would you describe your relationship?

Megan: “Inconsistent”

Matt: “Rollercoaster”

Q. What are three words you would use to describe your sibling?

Megan: “Athletic, goofy, and sometimes frustrating.”

Matt: “Outgoing, generous, and considerate.”

Q. What is your favorite memory with your sibling?

Megan: “Wefest and family events”

Matt: “Wefest”

Q. If you could tell your sibling one thing, what would it be?

Megan: “Clean the car.”

Matt: “Good luck in college.”

About the Contributor
Photo of Katrina Schiller
Katrina Schiller, Journalist

Grade: 12

Go-to Article of Clothing: turtleneck

Living Room Decoration Must Have: ceramic cats

Favorites:

Movie: Chasing Mavericks
Coffee...

Siblings of Sartell: Brock & Emily Sorensen

Brock+and+Emily+in+the+hallway+together+at+school

Katrina Schiller

Brock and Emily in the hallway together at school

For this edition of Siblings of Sartell, I got the chance to speak with seniors Brock and Emily Sorensen.

Q. Who is older?

Brock: “Emily.”

Emily: “Me.”

Q. What is something you like to do together?

Brock: “Go to Caribou.”

Emily: “Go shopping.”

Q. Do you have any nicknames for each other?

Brock: “I call her ‘girly’.”

Emily: “Not really.”

Q. What was the last text you sent to your sibling?

Brock: “I said ‘Can’t, too tired’.”

Emily: “Please.”

Q. What is the best memory you have with your sibling?

Brock: “When we were younger, we would put on our pajama pants and stick both legs in one leg and hop around the house.”

Emily: “Going to New York City.”

Q. What do you admire about your sibling?

Brock: “She is very outgoing.”

Emily: “He is hard working.”

Q. What is something you have in common?

Brock: “We both find the same things funny.”

Emily: “We have the same sense of humor.”

Q. Complete the sentence: “My sibling is…”

Brock: “Not good with money.”

Emily: “Hilarious.”

About the Writer
Photo of Katrina Schiller
Katrina Schiller, Journalist

Grade: 12

Go-to Article of Clothing: turtleneck

Living Room Decoration Must Have: ceramic cats

Favorites:

Movie: Chasing Mavericks
Coffee...

Siblings of Sartell: Sarah & Connor Schad

"A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self." -Marian Sandmaier

Connor and Sarah in the Summer of 2017.

Jeni Schad

Connor and Sarah in the Summer of 2017.

For this edition of Siblings of Sartell, I spoke with Connor Schad (senior), and Sarah Schad (junior) to learn more about their bond as siblings.

 

Q. What is something that you have in common?

Sarah: “We have the same parents.”

Connor: “We both play the lacrosse goalie position.”

 

She is the craziest thing in my life.”

— Connor Schad

Q. What is something your sibling does that drives you insane?

Sarah: “He talks really loud when playing Fortnite.”

Connor: “Stealing my stuff.”

 

Q. Have you ever been compared to each other?

Sarah: “Yes, but we are very different.”

Connor: “Yes, I’m the perfect child, and she’s the exact opposite.”

 

Q. Which of you is the favorite child?

Sarah: “Me… just kidding, him.”

Connor: “Me.”

 

Q. What is your favorite thing to do together?

Sarah: “Play with the dogs.”

Connor: “Probably playing Fortnite.”

 

Q. What is the best memory you have with your sibling?

Sarah: “Tubing together and throwing each other off the tube.”

Connor: “Tubing together.”

 

Q. If you fight, what is it about?

Sarah: “Food.”

Connor: “Anything: talking, breathing, making any noise.”

 

Q. Finish this sentence: my sibling is… 

I wouldn’t trade Connor for anyone.”

— Sarah Schad

Sarah: “Kind, Connor is very kind.”

Connor: “Unique.”

 

Q. Would you break your sibling out of jail?

Sarah: “Yes.”

Connor: “No.”

 

Q. Do you have nicknames for each other?

Sarah: “Conman.”

Connor: “No I don’t.”

Q. Describe your sibling in 3 words:

Sarah: “Thoughtful, annoying, and loving.”

Connor: “Artsy, crazy, stubborn.”

 

About the Contributor
Photo of Katrina Schiller
Katrina Schiller, Journalist

Grade: 12

Go-to Article of Clothing: turtleneck

Living Room Decoration Must Have: ceramic cats

Favorites:

Movie: Chasing Mavericks
Coffee...

Siblings of Sartell: Bella & Abby Aizcorbe

"A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self." -Marian Sandmaier

Siblings+of+Sartell%3A+Bella+%26+Abby+Aizcorbe

Photography via Bella Aizcorbe

For this edition of Siblings of Sartell, I spoke with Bella Aizcorbe (senior), and Abby Aizcorbe (sophomore) to get a glimpse into their sisterhood.

Q. What is something that you have in common?

Bella: “We borrow each other’s clothes and both care about fashion.”

Abby: “Nothing.”


Q. Describe your sibling in 3 words

Bella: “Annoying probably, funny, and kind.”

Abby: “Pretty, fashionable, rude.”


Q. What is something your sibling does that drives you insane?

Bella: “She takes my clothes.”

Abby: “When she talks.”


Q. What is something about your sibling that has changed with age?

Bella: “We get along better now that we’re older.”

Abby: “We abuse each other less physically and more verbally.”

 

Q. Have you ever been compared to each other?

Bella: “People say we look alike.”

Abby: “Yes.”

 

Q. Which of you is the favorite child?

Bella: “Me.  For real me.”

Abby: “Me.”

 

Q. Do you have nicknames for each other?

Bella: “Mean.”

Abby: “Ugly.”

 

Q. Finish this sentence: “My sibling is…”

Bella: “Abby”

Abby: “Bella”

(interesting perspectives, huh?)

 

Q. What is a personality trait of theirs that you wish you had?

Bella: “She’s outgoing and personable.”

Abby: *looks at Bella “What do you have that I don’t?”

 

Q. What is your favorite thing to do together?

Bella: “Get coffee and food together.”

Abby: “Shop.”

 

Q. If you fight, what is it about?

Bella: “Clothes.”

Abby: “Clothes.”

(I didn’t find this answer surprising!)

 

Q. What is your favorite thing/quality about your sibling?

Bella: “She’s funny.”

Abby: “She’s my chauffeur.”

 

Q. Would you break your sibling out of jail?

Bella: “Yes.”

Abby: “No, because if she’s in there she should be learning a lesson.”

(fair enough)

 

Q. What is your best memory with your sibling?

Bella: “Going to swim meets with each other.”

Abby: “Vacations.”

 

About the Contributor
Photo of Katrina Schiller
Katrina Schiller, Journalist

Grade: 12

Go-to Article of Clothing: turtleneck

Living Room Decoration Must Have: ceramic cats

Favorites:

Movie: Chasing Mavericks
Coffee...

Siblings of Sartell: Katelyn and Jameson Weide

SHS has many sets of siblings with unique relationships that help to shape their families and make their high school experience interesting.

You hate them. You love them. You are forced to be around them. They live under the same roof as you and eat the same food as you. I think you know whom I am talking about. Siblings.

Our siblings are the ones we’ve known since we can remember. They are both our best friends and our worst enemies. Competing for attention from parents and the front seat is not uncommon. Everyone with a sibling (or two or three) more than likely knows how to scratch, kick, bite, name call, be passive aggressive, and throw shade like no other.

For this installation of Siblings of Sartell, I spoke with Katelyn (grade 12) and Jameson Weide (grade 10) about how they feel about being one another’s sibling.

M: Do you and your brother/sister generally get along?

Katelyn: At least 50% of the time.

Jameson: No.

(Ah, love each other :/)

M: What are some things you like to do together?

Katelyn: A lot of random stuff. We love watching football together. That’s probably the main thing.

Jameson: We like to watch football on Sundays. That’s pretty much it.

(The Super Bowl is coming up; that should be fun ;))

M: What do you usually fight about?

Katelyn: Everything.

Jameson: We fight about…like everything. We fight over phone chargers a lot.

(I had to label my charger so my siblings wouldn’t take it!)

M: Do you have any other siblings?

Katelyn: Yes.

Jameson: Yes.

M: Which one do you like the most?

Katelyn: My little sister because we get along better.

Jameson: I like my younger sister more.

(At least there’s some consistency here)

M: If you could change one thing about your sibling what would it be?

Katelyn: I would change the fact that he always only wears black, blue, or grey clothes. It’s annoying.

Jameson: Her not being so annoying. She is so annoying.

(I don’t think she’s annoying, Jameson!)

M: How do you solve conflicts between each other?

Katelyn: We just don’t talk to each other, and then eventually we give in and forget.

Jameson: I end up usually apologizing for it, but that’s pretty much how we do it.

(Hm, interesting)

M: If you could trade siblings with someone else, who would you want to be your new sibling?

Katelyn: Honestly, I would want Ashby to be my little brother. I love Ashby.

(Ashby is my 5-year-old brother)

Jameson: I don’t know.

(Lol Katelyn you can have him)

She is so annoying.”

— Jameson

M: If the cops came looking for your sibling would you turn them in?

Katelyn: No I wouldn’t.

Jameson: Yeah.

(Ouch)

M: If your sibling was in prison would you (try to) break them out?

Katelyn: If he didn’t kill somebody or if it wasn’t that bad of a crime (I would).

Jameson: Yeah that would be fun.

(Hopefully, you guys won’t have to worry about this someday.)

M: What is your favorite quality that your sibling has?

Katelyn: He’s really funny. He says the weirdest and funniest things.

Jameson: She’s really nice and caring, and she helps with a lot of stuff.

(Aweeeee)

 

About the Contributor
Photo of Marena Kouba
Marena Kouba, Journalist

Marena is a senior at Sartell High School. She is on the Sartell swim and dive team. She enjoys surrounding herself with people she loves. In her spare...

Siblings of Sartell: Faith and JP Schlecht

SHS has many sets of siblings with unique relationships that help to shape their families and make their high school experience interesting.

You hate them. You love them. You are forced to be around them. They live under the same roof as you and eat the same food as you. I think you know whom I am talking about. Siblings.

Our siblings are the ones we’ve known since we can remember. They are both our best friends and our worst enemies. Competing for attention from parents and the front seat is not uncommon. Everyone with a sibling (or two or three) more than likely knows how to scratch, kick, bite, name call, be passive aggressive, and throw shade like no other.

For this installation of Siblings of Sartell, I spoke with Faith (grade 12) and JP Schlecht (grade 12) about how they feel about being one another’s sibling.

M: Do you and your brother/sister generally get along?

Faith: Yeah, we get along really well.

JP: Yeah.

(That’s a plus!)

M: What are some things you like to do together?

Faith: To be honest he is usually downstairs, and I’m usually upstairs a lot, so we don’t do a ton of things. Like we hangout with some of the same friend groups, and we like to listen to music. Sometimes I will go down there and play video games and just sit around, and talk, and laugh.

JP: Drive places, like Coborns. We watch shows together.

(I wish my siblings wanted to do stuff with me…)

M: What do you usually fight about?

Faith: Since we’re in the same grade it’s kind of hard, so sometimes we fight over like friend things because we kinda have the same friend groups, so it’s kinda hard sometimes. We fight about that stuff or like just dumb little things, but it’s not like ever big problems.

JP: The stupidest things. If someone will tell her this happened and it involved me, we argue about it.

(Same.)

M: Do you have any other siblings?

Faith: Yeah! We have Avalon, she’s 20, and  Eli is 13.

JP: Yeah.

(No way, me too!)

M: Which one do you like the most?

Faith: I love all my siblings, but I get along the most with Eli my little sibling.

JP: I don’t know I like them all. I have a bunch though. I have some in Haiti, some in Washington, and some here, so I don’t know. All of them are awesome.

(I have a favorite too, but my siblings will never know)

Sorry I believe you.”

M: If you could change one thing about your sibling what would it be?

Faith: I can’t even think… That is such a hard question… I don’t think I would change anything. That sounds so cliche, but I don’t think I would really change anything about him. I don’t know.

JP: Um… I don’t know. I’ve never thought about it. She’s not perfect, I mean nobody is.

(That’s so sweet… I would change a couple things about my siblings.)

M: How do you solve conflicts between each other?

Faith: We usually just work it out. We just text. Like the other day we got into a little fight during school, and we just texted about it, and we figured it out.

JP: Just saying ‘Sorry, I believe you’.

(I wonder what making up with a sibling is like #weholdgrudges)

M: If you could trade siblings with someone else, who would you want to be your new sibling?

Faith: Oh my gosh… I would kind of want to be a Dobis sister. I don’t know. That’s just a thought of mine. I love both Brooklynn and Madison.

JP: This is crazy. [To Grant Hamilton] Hey Grant wanna be my sibling? Grant: No. JP: I guess not Grant. But um, I don’t know. Do you get a lot of ‘I don’t know answers’?

(Ouch lol)

M: Would you turn your sibling into the cops if they did something illegal?

Faith: No. I don’t think so. No.

JP: Depends how illegal it is.

(It’s always good to know your siblings will be there for you… mine would turn me in.)

M: If they did go to jail would you break them out of jail… or at least try?

Faith: I would do my best to get him out of there, but I wouldn’t do anything illegal.

JP: Probably not. Like if it was a group like breaking her out of prison then no, but if I could pay, then yeah I would try.

(At least you guys are trying!)

M: What is your favorite quality that your sibling has?

Faith: He is super supportive, and whenever I’m having a really bad day he always knows how to cheer me up, or he’ll send me nice little texts and stuff. He’s just super supportive and nice.

JP: She’s kind and caring.

(Quality siblings)

About the Contributor
Photo of Marena Kouba
Marena Kouba, Journalist

Marena is a senior at Sartell High School. She is on the Sartell swim and dive team. She enjoys surrounding herself with people she loves. In her spare...

Siblings of Sartell: Austin and Amber Pietrowski

SHS has many sets of siblings with unique relationships that help to shape their families and make their high school experience interesting.

Siblings of Sartell: Austin and Amber Pietrowski

Autumn Fosteson

You hate them. You love them. You are forced to be around them. They live under the same roof as you and eat the same food as you. I think you know whom I am talking about. Siblings.

Our siblings are the ones we’ve known since we can remember. They are both our best friends and our worst enemies. Competing for attention from parents and the front seat is not uncommon. Everyone with a sibling (or two or three) more than likely knows how to scratch, kick, bite, name call, be passive aggressive, and throw shade like no other.

For this installation of Siblings of Sartell, I spoke with Austin (grade 12) and Amber Pietrowski (grade  9) about how they feel about being one another’s sibling.

M: Do you and your brother/sister generally get along?

Austin: Most of the time I guess. Sometimes we fight a little bit, but for the most part we get along.

Amber: Not really. I mean we have our fights, but I guess we’re not always going at it.

(Love each other.)

She’s not mean like me.”

— Austin

M: What are some things you like to do together?

Austin: We both like hunting, so that’s the biggest thing.

Amber: We both like shooting up at my grandparents’ farm. We both enjoy hunting and being outside.

(I wish my siblings would do cool stuff with me.)

M: What do you usually fight about?
Austin: We usually fight when she breaks my stuff. She loves to break my stuff, like physics projects.

Amber: Touching each other’s stuff, or going into each other’s room. We both hate that, but it keeps happening, so we fight about that.

( I can just picture a fight breaking out over a broken bridge project.)

M: If you could change one thing about your sibling what would it be?

Austin: Her not breaking my physics projects.

Amber: I don’t think there’s really anything that I could change. Everything’s pretty good. I don’t think I would change anything.

(Awe, Amber that is so sweet.)

M: How do you solve conflicts between each other?
Austin: Usually I end up having to be the bigger person and just cave, so that she quits whining.

Amber: Usually my mom yells at us to just like figure it out, and then that’s pretty much it.

(Well, someone is lying.)

M: If you could trade siblings with some one else, who would you want to be your new sibling?
Austin: Totally [trade with] Kaleb [Myhrwold]. I would take Meleah [Myhrwold] as a sister any day.

Amber: I would probably take Jack Hackenmueller, and give Austin to their family.

(Glad to see everyone has their second choices lined up.)

M: Would you turn your sibling in to the cops if they did something illegal?
Austin: No, I’m not about turning people in.

Amber: Yes.

( Amber = Ruthless)

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-8-17-04-pmM: If they did go to jail would you break them out of jail… or at least try?

Austin: That depends on what she went in for. If she went in for something stupid, then probably, but if she was drinking and driving I would let her sit there and think about it.

Amber: Um… just as long as it didn’t cost me too much money.

(Amber = Ruthless again)

M: What is your favorite quality that your sibling has?

Austin: She is very nice and kind. She’s not mean like me.

Amber: He’s really overprotective, and I really like that.

 

 

About the Contributor
Photo of Marena Kouba
Marena Kouba, Journalist

Marena is a senior at Sartell High School. She is on the Sartell swim and dive team. She enjoys surrounding herself with people she loves. In her spare...

Siblings of Sartell: Brenna and Autumn Fosteson

SHS has many sets of siblings with unique relationships that help to shape their families and make their high school experience interesting.

Siblings+of+Sartell%3A+Brenna+and+Autumn+Fosteson

You hate them. You love them. You are forced to be around them. They live under the same roof as you and eat the same food as you. I think you know whom I am talking about. Siblings.

Our siblings are the ones we’ve known since we can remember. They are both our best friends and our worst enemies. Competing for attention from parents and the front seat is not uncommon. Everyone with a sibling (or two or three) more than likely knows how to scratch, kick, bite, name call, be passive aggressive, and throw shade like no other.

For this installation of Siblings of Sartell, I spoke with Autumn (grade 12) and Brenna Fosteson (grade 10) about how they feel about being one another’s sibling.

 

M: Do you and your sister generally get along?

Brenna: It kind of depends on the day because she’s like super bipolar, but most days we do… I think.

Autumn: Yeah, with the exception of us getting to school in the morning, usually.

(I definitely understand the fights about getting to school every morning… Trust me.)

M: What are some things you like to do together?

Brenna: We like to go to the mall and get stuff, and watch shows together I guess.

Autumn: We are very into watching New Girl and Grey’s Anatomy. Other than that, we shop a lot. She plays softball; I used to play softball so we do that a lot. Usually I end up hanging out with her and her friends.

(Sitting in silence with your sibling is always enjoyable when your favorite show is playing.)

M: What do you usually fight about with your sibling?

Brenna: (We fight about) Her driving me places. She yells at me about my attitude and things like that.

Autumn: One of us sleeps in too late, or one of us dresses too close to the other one, and just the stupid little stuff like on the way to school in the morning. (We leave for school) like two minutes later than I told her we were going to leave and she’s just like, ‘I’m gonna be late for class.’ K Brenna…

(Gas isn’t free.)

M: If you could change one thing about your sibling what would it be?

Brenna: It would be like her “bipolarness,” like she changes her mind all the time.

Autumn: That’s a hard question. I’m sure she came up with an answer right away. Um… She’s very sassy, and it’s not even sassy just to be sassy. She’s “rude sassy.” She’s just kind of rude sometimes.

M: How do you solve conflicts between each other?

Brenna: We usually just get over it really fast.

Autumn: This is so lame but usually she and I will get in a fight about something and then we won’t talk for like ten minutes. I’ll be in the living room and she’ll be in her bedroom and then I’ll be like, “Brenna come here I found a really funny Vine.” And then we’re fine. Like we just have to find something funny and relatable, and then we’re fine.

AND SHE CAN DANCE!”

— Autumn

(My siblings and I hold grudges, so I don’t really know what it’s like to “just get over it”)

M: If you could trade siblings with some one else, who would you want to be your new sibling?

Brenna: Probably Abby Lahn. She seems pretty cool.

Autumn: (I would trade with) Austin Pietrowski. I want Amber Pietrowski. He can have Brenna.

(Quality switches)

M: Would you break/try to break your sibling out of jail if they committed a crime?

Brenna: Yeah, probably.

Autumn: Of course, our parents work in jails, so just to spite them I would have to try.

(Awe, making the parents proud.)

M: If the cops came looking for your sibling, would you turn him/her in or would you lie to protect him/her?

Brenna: Yeah, probably.

Autumn: It depends on if we were getting along that day. Like if she’s [making me mad] I’d be like, ‘Yeah she’s in her bedroom. She’s just hiding in the closet.’ But if we’re in a good place I’d be like, ‘No, who’s that’?

(You better get on her good side, Brenna.)

M: What is your favorite quality that your sibling possesses?

Brenna: She stands up for people when she cares about them.

Autumn: She is the most random person I know. She’s hilarious. I wish I was as funny as she is. AND SHE CAN DANCE!

(Siblings are fun and it’s good for them to love each other.)

img_9978

About the Writer
Photo of Marena Kouba
Marena Kouba, Journalist

Marena is a senior at Sartell High School. She is on the Sartell swim and dive team. She enjoys surrounding herself with people she loves. In her spare...

Siblings of Sartell: Josh and Jenna Engelkes

SHS has many sets of siblings with unique relationships that help to shape their families and make their high school experience interesting.

You hate them. You love them. You are forced to be around them. They live under the same roof as you and eat the same food as you. I think you know who I am talking about. Siblings.

Our siblings are the ones we’ve known since we can remember. They are both our best friends and our worst enemies. Competing for attention from parents and the front seat is not uncommon. Everyone with a sibling (or two or three) more than likely knows how to scratch, kick, bite, name call, be passive aggressive, and throw shade like no other.

For the first installation of Siblings of Sartell, I spoke with Jenna (grade 12) and Joshua Engelkes (grade 10) about how they feel about being one another’s sibling.

M: Do you and your brother/sister generally get along?

Josh: Yes

Jenna: I’d say we do, sometimes we have little spats about random things, and it gets out of control.

(Who doesn’t get mad at their siblings for random things though?)

M: What are some things you like to do together?

Josh: Listen to Hamilton (the Musical)

Jenna: We drive to school together, and we listen to music, such as Hamilton. And sometimes we make fun of our other siblings. It’s like the ultimate bonding. Oh, and sometimes I sing along to his piano, but just the notes, not words, notes only.

(So far so good.)

M: What do you usually fight about with your sibling?

Josh: Usually just her trying to find [out] who I like.

Jenna: It’s usually like Josh makes a comment, and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, how can you say that’?? I also think habits that we each have will sometimes annoy the other and then we get into a fight about it.

(Josh, I get how that can be annoying. We only do it because we care.)

M: If you could change one thing about your sibling what would it be?

Josh: No comment. I don’t know.

Jenna: He should be more confident and outgoing among people.

M: How do you solve conflicts between each other?

Josh: We don’t talk to each other until we forget about it.

Jenna: Give each other space.

(For me, passive aggression is the way to go, but that’s just me.)

M: Would you ever turn your sibling in to the cops if they did something illegal, and if they got put in prison would you break them out?

Josh: I would lie to the cops (to keep Jenna safe). (If Jenna was in prison) It depends on what she did.

Jenna: Well first, imagine Josh doing something illegal, but I don’t think I would (turn him in); I don’t think I’d know where he is. I probably would try to cover for him. (If Josh was in prison) I’d try (to break him out) but I’d probably fail and get thrown in to prison myself.

M: What is your favorite quality that your sibling possesses?

Josh: (long pause) This is not really something I’ve contemplated before. Uh… She is understanding.

Jenna: (long pause) I’d say he’s very blunt. He’s very honest. He’ll tell you how it is and he won’t sugar coat it, but sometimes when you need it he’ll be encouraging.

(Honesty is the best policy)

jj3
Marena Kouba
About the Contributor
Photo of Marena Kouba
Marena Kouba, Journalist

Marena is a senior at Sartell High School. She is on the Sartell swim and dive team. She enjoys surrounding herself with people she loves. In her spare...

The Silmans!

The Offspring

This week we are highlighting a peculiar set of siblings, the Silmans! Abby and Chris are their names, and they are very interesting to say the least. Even though a lot of Abby’s humor is sarcasm, she is very genuine and so is her little brother, (even though he’s a couple inches taller than her, and two years younger) he’s still her little brother. Enough of the jokes now though, let’s dive into who these people really are.



About Abby:

Abby is currently a senior and the way she talks about her brother is great. She has got a great sense of humor, and you can tell when she talks about the height disparity between them. When asked about her favorite childhood memory with her brother she says, “We used to go laundry basket surfing down our stairs, and we’d tie a jump rope to the top and to the end of laundry basket so it was ‘safe’.” I was a little scared when she told me that, but they don’t have any gashes, so I think they’re fine. The way she lights up a little bit when she’s talking about her brother is truly great, like how when their parents are out of tow0-cus-d3-d9a2ca73cff9b41e9465259fec784bcbn they will sometimes get Chinese food, and will watch a horrible horror movie on Netflix. “She’s nice and funny, and we like being around each other and I think that’s great” is what Chris had to say when I asked him about Abby, truly inspiring.

 



About Chris:

“He’s not a little brat, that’s my favorite thing about him.” Just a few of the kind words that Abby had for Chris. Anyways, Chris is currently a 10th grader and his high school experience hasn’t been that bad so far. He’s said that having an older sister who has already gone through the things he will potentially go through has made it so he won’t be going into situations blind and that’s really helpful. I asked him about what things he and his sister do together and he said, “Well, we used to do karate together, and I really enjoyed that, but we don’t do that anymore.” Chris also said, “We once took a trip together to Minneapolis to visit our aunts and that was really fun as well.” I laughed a little bit when I found out that at home Chris and Abby talk in Spanish so that their parents don’t understand them. I think anyone who has a sibling has developed some kind of way to talk to their sibling without the parents knowing, and it was quite interesting to hear this about Chris and Abby.


 

I’ve been friends with Abby for a while now, and I had just met Chris within the last year or so, and honestly they’re very funny people. It’s scary how much they are alike, and I realize that now more than ever. Abby is a good human being so don’t be afraid to say hi or something to her, and Chris? Well do that at your own risk… get to know them a little bit, you won’t regret it.

 

About the Contributor
Photo of Garrett Kukowski
Garrett Kukowski, Journalist

"You have every right to a beautiful life." - Selena Gomez
Hey guys, it's Dad. I like barbecues and wearing socks with sandals. If I'm not in a Hawaiian...

The Immelmans!

The Offspring

The+Immelmans%21

Elizabeth Immelman

Back at it again this week with the Immelmans! I’ve known Matt for as long as I’ve been here, and let me tell you; he is a trustworthy dude. He’s a very good human being, and so is his sister, Elizabeth! They are also a pair of my favorite people, and I think you will agree by the end of this, so let’s get it started.

 


About Matt:

Matt is a 6’4 12th grader that does not stop making jokes! Throughout the interview, I don’t think there was a sentence where he wasn’t sneaking a joke in there, whether it was good or not. This jokester plans to attend St. John’s University after high school to study physics. When I asked what he’s liked about growing up with a younger sister, he was a man of few words: “I mean, I’ve liked it. We don’t fight at all, and we talk a lot too.” His favorite moments with his sister include taking road trips to their grandparents in upstate New York. “She is more concerned about other people’s well being than her own, I admire her for that.” Isn’t that sweet?IMG_6536


About Elizabeth:

Where do we even start with this woman? Do we start with her whip or her quick wit? She only rates her whip a 3/10 because she’s “the whitest person she knows,” but I disagree with her. You can already tell she’s got a great sense of humor, and that was evident when I asked her if she looked up to her older brother. “Yeah, I look up to him, but that’s because he’s tall, but that sounds lame. Don’t put that in there.” Needless to say, that quote is in there; sorry, Liz. But on the real, she looks up to him “Because he’s one of the strongest people I know, and he’s really good at making decisions for himself.” They enjoy going tubing together in the summer, but she can’t stand going ice fishing with her brother for more than two hours, which is understandable. She explains that one of the best things about her brother is “his quick wit, and he always gets the last laugh. Matt is a 10/10 guy, and everyone should be his friend.”


 

I was pleasantly surprised while talking to these two in more ways than one. I hadn’t really talked too much in depth with Matt before this, so when he talked about his sister the way he did, I loved it. Although they don’t have very much in common, they very much look alike, and if you didn’t see it before, now you will. These two are a couple of very entertaining people, so don’t be afraid to start talking to them..even if they don’t know your real name.

 

About the Contributor
Photo of Garrett Kukowski
Garrett Kukowski, Journalist

"You have every right to a beautiful life." - Selena Gomez
Hey guys, it's Dad. I like barbecues and wearing socks with sandals. If I'm not in a Hawaiian...

Navigate Left
  • Megan and Matt pose for a picture together at school.

    Features

    Siblings of Sartell: Megan & Matt Sieben

  • Brock and Emily in the hallway together at school

    Features

    Siblings of Sartell: Brock & Emily Sorensen

  • Connor and Sarah in the Summer of 2017.

    Features

    Siblings of Sartell: Sarah & Connor Schad

  • Siblings of Sartell: Bella & Abby Aizcorbe

    Siblings of Sartell

    Siblings of Sartell: Bella & Abby Aizcorbe

  • Siblings of Sartell: Katelyn and Jameson Weide

    2016-2017

    Siblings of Sartell: Katelyn and Jameson Weide

  • Siblings of Sartell: Faith and JP Schlecht

    2016-2017

    Siblings of Sartell: Faith and JP Schlecht

  • Siblings of Sartell: Austin and Amber Pietrowski

    2016-2017

    Siblings of Sartell: Austin and Amber Pietrowski

  • Siblings of Sartell: Brenna and Autumn Fosteson

    2016-2017

    Siblings of Sartell: Brenna and Autumn Fosteson

  • Siblings of Sartell: Josh and Jenna Engelkes

    2016-2017

    Siblings of Sartell: Josh and Jenna Engelkes

  • The Silmans!

    2015-2016

    The Silmans!

Navigate Right
Skip to toolbar
Siblings of Sartell