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

The Spectator

2017-2018 Staff

Lara Bockenstedt

Managing Editor

Lara Bockenstedt is in her senior year studying journalism and literature. While reading and writing are dear to her heart, nothing (and she means nothing,) compares to quality breakfast food. While she deeply enjoys traveling,...

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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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Anne Sandell

News Editor

Anne Sandell is a fifth year student double majoring in creative writing and integrated strategic communication. Born and raised in Minnesota, Sandell enjoys hanging out with her cat, spending time in the great outdoors, and...

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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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Parker Reed

Sports Editor

Parker is a 21-year-old junior journalism major and sociology minor. If he isn't writing statistic-laden sports stories, you can find him working at Blugold Radio 99.9FM, Blugold Radio Sunday, Revival Records or playing in his...

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Sydney Purpora

Currents Editor

Sydney Purpora is a junior studying journalism with a minor in multimedia. She enjoys writing, reading and spending time with friends. Along with her time at The Spectator, Sydney works as a part-time reporter for The Chippewa...

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Faith Hultman

Op/Ed Editor

Faith Hultman is a third year English education student with a minor in Spanish. She is passionate about Wisconsin's dairy heritage, rainy days and cheap European hostels. In her free time you can probably find her trying to...

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Erica Jones

Chief Copy Editor

Erica Jones is a sophomore working toward a journalism major and a political science minor. She has a passion for DIY projects and a knack for shoe shopping. If lost, you can probably find her petting a dog.

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Elizabeth Gosling

Copy Editor

Elizabeth Gosling is a junior journalism and French education student. Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, spending time in nature and socializing with friends and family. If you need to look at her...

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Deanna Kolell

Staff Writer

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