Our Story

           One day, during a high school History class, Cored Co-founders Sonia Schmidt and Olivia Hernandez found themselves angered by the inconsistency in the idea that members of their generation are expected to keep informed about current events when there is an extreme lack of compelling news sources accessible to them. When they came to Editor in Chief Kayla Hewitt with the idea, the three collaborated, brainstorming the best way to distribute simple, readable, and accurate news. Soon the idea spiraled and together, living in the DC Metro Area, the three developed this site, keen on creating a resource for those looking to discover their political identities. Here is our brain baby, treat it well... and Welcome to the Orchard...


Olivia Hernandez

Co-Founder, Writer, Website & Content Editor, and Queen of Commas

OH is still finding where she fits in politics. Her beliefs fall into several ideologies, leaving her open minded about the different perspectives of the world. Her passions include learning about various cultures, polishing the visual elements of the site, and making sure content is perfected down to the last comma. 

Sonia Schmidt

Co-Founder, Writer, Website & Content Editor, and Professional Hardass

SS finds herself in the middle of things. She gets particularly passionate about social issues involving individual rights, such as women's and LGBTQ+ rights, and this is where her bias might show. Her talents include meeting deadlines and finding stories that might not always make the headlines. 

Kayla Hewitt

Editor-In-Chief, Crossword Creator, Content Editor, and Not As Funny As She Thinks She Is

KH tends to have a strong liberal bias and identifies as a Democrat. She loves to write about social issues and economic inequality. Her passions include discussing difficult subjects such as race relations and googling pictures of 2016 POTUS candidates from their high school days.

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