Tenderfoot Times

Vander Ritchie
Hey! My name is Vander Ritchie and I’m a junior at SHS. I was born and raised in Salida, and this is my third year writing for Tenderfoot. My first year I was a staff reporter, my sophomore year I was promoted to assistant editor, and this year I’m the co-editor. I’m also the president of the SHS Gay Straight Alliance, a member of the SHS branch of the Youth Climate Action Coalition, and a leading member of the SHS Drama Team. 

Outside of school, I’m an actor. I have been since I was 8 and I started performing in productions with Stage Left Theatre. More recently, I’ve been in commercials, short films, and Shakespeare in the Park. I’m also a local activist, campaigning for issues like racial justice, environmentalism, gay rights, and economic justice. In my spare time, I like to play jazz piano, listen to punk rock, watch old b movies, and read classics. 

Vander Ritchie, Co-Editor

Jan 06, 2021
BREAKING: Armed Pro-Trump Rioters Storm Capitol, 5 Dead, at least 14 injured. Biden officially President-elect (Story)
Jan 06, 2021
BREAKING: Ossoff and Reverend Warnock Elected as Senators of Georgia, Senate Control flipped to Democrats (Story)
Jan 03, 2021
Eight minutes, 46 seconds. (Story)
Jan 03, 2021
Hickenlooper Sworn in as Senator (Story)
Dec 03, 2020
The Big Three Killed my Baby (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Beauty, Or The Absurdity of Coronavirus (Story)
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Vander Ritchie