The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

2016-2017 The Spectator Staff

Brian Sheridan

Editor in Chief

Brian Sheridan is a senior journalism major and editor in chief at The Spectator. Brian can also be found getting the latest scoop as a reporter for the Chippewa Herald. Beyond writing, Brian likes to juggle and has been doing... 

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Sami West

Managing Editor

Sami West, managing editor of The Spectator, is a junior journalism and English, critical studies student. West also works part time as a reporter at the Leader-Telegram. On the rare occasion that she has free time, West enjoys ... 

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Colette St. John

Marketing Program Coordinator

Colette is a senior marketing student from the burbs' of the Twin Cities. She loves to catch up with friends at various adorable coffee shops in the Eau Claire area, and enjoys being a part of everything possible at UWEC. This se... 

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Gabriel Lagarde

News Editor

Gabriel Lagarde is a fifth year senior and this is his 3rd semester at The Spectator. He likes to write and coordinate hard-hitting, impactful stories. In his free time, he likes to read and drink copious amounts of Dr Pepper.

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Stephanie Kuski

Currents Editor

Stephanie Kuski is a junior communication studies major and a Rhinelander native. This is her second semester at The Spectator and first semester as Currents Editor. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new sights, reading classics... 

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Parker Reed

Sports Editor

Parker is a journalism major and a sociology minor. In addition to being the sports editor at The Spectator, he is the station manager for Blugold Radio Sunday, a shop assistant at Revival Records, and sings and plays guitar... 

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Lara Bockenstedt

Opinion/Editorial Editor

Do it! Just do it! Make your dreams come true! (senior journalism major, literature minor).

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Andee Erickson

Projects editor

Andee Erickson is a third year journalism and geography student. This is her third semester on staff. As projects editor, she's looking to write some good stories and cover the effects of budget cuts on campus. Erickson gets... 

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Anne Sandell

Chief Copy Editor

Anne Sandell is a senior double majoring in creative writing and integrated strategic communication. This is her first semester at The Spectator as chief copy editor. Born and raised in Minnesota, Sandell enjoys hanging out with... 

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Sydney Purpora

Copy Editor

Sydney Purpora is a copy editor at The Spectator with a major in journalism and a minor in multimedia. She enjoys watching Netflix, reading and singing in the shower.

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Deanna Kolell

Copy Editor

Deanna Kolell is a senior with a creative writing major and an integrated strategic communications minor. This is her first semester at The Spectator as a copy editor. She also works as a tutor at the Center for Writing Excellence.... 

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Emilee Wentland

Staff Writer

Emilee Wentland is a sophomore majoring in journalism and a staff writer for The Spectator. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, reading and late night trips to Taco Bell.

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Stephanie Smith

Staff Writer

Stephanie is a sophomore and she is majoring in integrated strategic communication advertising and minoring in multimedia communications. This is her first year on staff at The Spectator and is a staff writer. She enjoys listening... 

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Nicole Bellford

Staff Writer

Nikkie Bellford is a sophomore staff writer with an intended major in journalism and minor in multimedia communications. She enjoys spending her time discovering as many coffee shops as possible and channeling her inner mermaid... 

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Hillary Smith

Staff Writer

Hillary is a sophomore majoring in journalism with a minor in English. She enjoys reading, hammocking, rock climbing and talking.

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Erica Jones

Staff Writer

Erica Jones is a sophomore staff writer working toward a journalism major and a political science minor. She has a passion for DIY projects and a knack for shoe shopping.

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Sadie Sedlmayr

Staff Writer

Sadie Sedlmayr is a junior journalism major and multimedia communications minor. This is her second semester at The Spectator.

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Elizabeth Gosling

Staff Writer

Elizabeth Gosling is a junior studying journalism and French education. She enjoys spending time in nature and traveling. In addition to The Spectator, Elizabeth also hosts a segment for Blugold Radio Sunday. If you need to find... 

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