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

The Spectator

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

The Spectator

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

The Spectator

2023-2024 Staff

Maddie Kasper
Editor-in-Chief

Maddie Kasper

Maddie Kasper is a third-year journalism and political science student, and this is her fifth semester at The Spectator. She covered the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate for three consecutive semesters while dreaming of being a natio...

Toby Mohr
Managing Editor

Toby Mohr

Toby Mohr is a third-year journalism and political science student. This is his fourth semester on The Spectator. He enjoys playing tennis, reading a book and writing for fun.

Cade Fisher
News Editor

Cade Fisher

Cade Fisher is a third-year communications and creative writing student. This is his fourth semester at The Spectator and his second as news editor. In his free time, he enjoys rollerblading, reading and being anxious about anythin...

Godwin Agbara
Arts & Life Editor

Godwin Agbara

Godwin Agbara is a second-year english and journalism student. This is his first semester at The Spectator. In his spare time he makes music with his band DOG PAULSON. Sometimes he watches birds, and sometimes he bakes.

Sophie Geske
Sports Editor

Sophie Geske

Sophie Geske is a third-year business administration and journalism student. This is her third semester on the spectator. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, hanging out with friends, getting coffee, reading books or...

Delia Brandel
OP/ED Editor

Delia Brandel

Delia is a second-year illustration student, pursuing a career in children's book illustration and animation. This is her third semester on The Spectator. Delia is particularly fond of books, art, her cat Applesauce, music, tea,...

Alaina Steinmetz
Multimedia Editor

Alaina Steinmetz

Alaina Steinmetz is a fourth-year environmental geology student and this is her second semester at The Spectator. In her free time, she likes to drink Coca Cola and be outside.

Elyse Braun
Chief Copy Editor

Elyse Braun

Elyse Braun is second-year journalism and psychology student. This is her second semester on The Spectator. If you can't find her she's either reading a book, getting coffee with friends or hanging out with her mom....

Taylor Boggess
Copy Editor

Taylor Boggess

Taylor Boggess is a first-year creative writing student, and this is her second semester at The Spectator. When she's not listening to Taylor Swift, she can be found lying in her bed watching Pedro Pascal TikTok edits and drinking...

Mady Leick
Copy Editor

Mady Leick

Mady Leick is a first-year journalism and political science student and this is her second semester on The Spectator. She is a lover of fancy coffees, Taylor Swift, green tea and Lana Del Rey.

Mary Allessi
Staff Writer

Mary Allessi

Mary Allessi is a third-year English secondary education student and this is her third semester on the Spectator. Outside of class, she loves making collages, journaling and talking to her mom on FaceTime. ...

Staff Writer

Eli Benes

Staff Writer

Lindsey Crain

Thomas Davidsaver
Staff Writer

Thomas Davidsaver

Thomas Davidsaver is a second-year psychology student, and this is his first semester as a staff writer for The Spectator. Outside of spectating, he loves to listen to metal music, play guitar and watch movies.

Staff Writer

Sheppard Denton

Staff Writer

David Evbayekha

Liam Flake
Staff Writer

Liam Flake

Liam Flake is a third-year English literature and journalism student and this is his third semester on The Spectator. His passions include reading, tea, corvids and maps. He aspires to travel the world in a van and write about ...

Staff Writer

Ethan Heidtke

Hailey Hokanson
Staff Writer

Hailey Hokanson

Hailey Hokanson is a first-year business communications student. This is her first semester on the Spectator. Whenever she isn't busy playing tennis or joining everything on campus, Hailey enjoys watching sports, listening to...

Staff Writer

Shaylin Jochum

Staff Writer

Caleb Kleinhans

Isabella Matczak
Staff Writer

Isabella Matczak

Isabella Matczak is a first-year English student and this is her first semester on The Spectator. She thoroughly enjoys any horror/vampire-related films, walks in the forest, cats, thrifting, yoga, reading and spiced chai....

Staff Writer

Erik Mikalofsky

Staff Writer

Ella Oestreicher

Staff Writer

Jamie Orozco

Staff Writer

Willow Pawlisch

Staff Writer

Hunter Ribeiro

Jhett Sherry
Staff Writer

Jhett Sherry

Jhett Sherry is a second-year journalism and Spanish student and this is his first semester with The Spectator. He's a fan of board games, running, storytelling and mountain hiking.

Staff Writer

Lydia Svendsen

Russell Teske
Staff Writer

Russell Teske

Staff Writer

Noah Tolbert

Staff Writer

Chase Tuong

Wyatt Voelker
Staff Writer

Wyatt Voelker

Elizabeth Weiss
Staff Writer

Elizabeth Weiss

Elizabeth Weiss is a second-year journalism student and this is her second semester writing for The Spectator. Many of her passions include writing, hiking outdoors, baking and spending time with those she loves.

Staff Writer

Ambrosia Wojahn

Staff Writer

Natalie Yanez

Staff Writer

Jacob Youngerberg

Charlotte Becker
Photographer

Charlotte Becker

Charlotte Becker is a second-year social studies education student and this is her third semester on staff. She loves taking photos in her free time, as well as reading and thrifting.

Social Media Manager

Rossellin Gaitan

Madison Moris
Social Media Manager

Madison Moris

Madison is a first-year environmental geology and journalism student. This is her second semester at the Spectator. When she's not plotting to run away on the Appalachian Trail she likes making jewelry, going to concerts and participating...

Liz Curtin
Freelance Writer

Liz Curtin

Liz Curtin is a second-year journalism student and this is her third semester at The Spectator. Her favorite movie is “The Eternals" and in her spare time she likes to question her existence.

Ella Freeman
Freelance Writer

Ella Freeman

Ella Freeman is a second-year journalism student. This is her second semester on The Spectator staff. When she is not attending class or studying Ella can be found in your local thrift store, pretending to be mysterious in a coffee sh...

Freelance Writer

Sabrina Ftouhi

Sabrina Ftouhi is a fourth-year creative writing and political science student. This is her fourth semester on The Spectator. She loves animals, hiking and road-trips anywhere.

Maggie OBrien
Freelance Writer

Maggie O’Brien

Maggie O'Brien is a second-year English-creative writing and English education student. This is her third semester on The Spectator. She adores many things but has a soft spot in her heart for calico critters, rain and books with c...

Kyra Price
Freelance Writer

Kyra Price

Kyra is a third-year psychology and public health student. This is her fifth semester on The Spectator. In her free time, she likes to listen to a borderline concerning amount of music (like 40-70 hours a week) and attend any conc...

Claire Schoenemann
Freelance Writer

Claire Schoenemann

Claire Schoenemann is a third-year geology and integrated strategic communication student and this is her fifth semester on The Spectator staff, but her first as the OP/ED Editor. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys ...

Oludare Obadiya
Business Manager

Oludare Obadiya

Oludare is a fourth-year journalism student and this is his fifth semester on The Spectator. He likes watching basketball and is pretty mediocre at it, but that doesn't stop him from playing it. He has a small but growing record...

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