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

The Spectator

2017-2018 Staff

Sydney Purpora

Editor in Chief

Sydney Purpora is the Editor in Chief of The Spectator and a senior journalism student with a minor in multimedia. This is her fourth semester at The Spectator and she is passionate about this student newspaper and the community...

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Faith Hultman

Managing Editor

Faith Hultman is a senior English education student with a minor in Spanish and the Managing Editor at The Spectator. She is passionate about high-rise jeans, dental hygiene and surviving the impending nuclear apocalypse.

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Rachyl Houterman

News Editor

Rachyl Houterman is a senior journalism student with a minor in political science. She enjoys reading about politics, business, technology and entrepreneurship. In her free time, she can be found hanging out with her beloved dog...

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Elizabeth Gosling

Currents Editor

Elizabeth Gosling is the Currents Editor and a senior journalism and French education student. This is Elizabeth's fourth semester with The Spectator. Besides speaking French and reporting on the Eau Claire arts scene, she enjoys...

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Nicole Bellford

Sports Editor

Nikkie Bellford is the Sports Editor at The Spectator. She is a senior journalism student at UW-Eau Claire and this is her third semester on staff. In her spare time, she enjoys competing on the university swim team, eating macaroons...

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Emilee Wentland

Op/Ed Editor

Emilee Wentland is the Op/Ed Editor at The Spectator and a junior studying journalism at UW-Eau Claire. She enjoys concert-going, make-up shopping and murder mystery shows.

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Kendall Ruchti

Photo Editor

Kendall Ruchti is a fifth year student studying public relations with a minor in multimedia communication. This is currently her fourth semester as Photo Editor at The Spectator. When she's not out on photo excursions, Ruchti...

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Lindsey Ambrosius

Multimedia Editor

Lindsey Ambrosius is a senior integrated strategic communications student with a multimedia communications minor. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending all her money on coffee.

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Erica Jones

Chief Copy Editor

Erica Jones is a junior 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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Stephanie Smith

Copy Editor

Stephanie is a junior studying integrated strategic communications with an emphasis in advertising. This is her third semester on staff at The Spectator and her first semester as a copy editor. She enjoys playing volleyball and...

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Alyssa Anderson

Copy Editor

Hailing from the Chicago suburb of Mokena, IL, Alyssa Anderson is proud to call Eau Claire her home-away-from-home. This semester, Anderson is excited for her role as copy editor during her third semester on The Spectator. In...

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Sam Farley

Staff Photographer

Sam Farley is a sophomore student studying multimedia and web design with a minor in Spanish. She can be found outside with her camera, at the nearest bowling alley or on campus solving cryptoquotes and watching Tasty cooking...

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Kar Wei Cheng

Staff Photographer

Kar Wei Cheng is a staff photographer at The Spectator. and a junior studying integrated strategic communications with an emphasis public relations. She enjoys learning about different cultures, mastering various languages and...

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Scott Procter

Staff Writer

Scott Procter is a junior journalism student and a staff writer for The Spectator. Outside of the office, Procter enjoys playing football for UW-Eau Claire, listening to music and playing NBA 2K.

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Seth Abrahamson

Staff Writer

Seth Abrahamson is a senior journalism student and a staff writer at The Spectator. This is his first semester on staff. His passions are sports, video games and writing.

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Lauren Hovde

Staff Writer

Lauren Hovde is a staff writer and a sophomore studying English critical studies. She lives a conflicting lifestyle being lactose intolerant in America's Dairyland. Hovde enjoys reading anything by her favorite author Toni Morrison...

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Clara Neupert

Staff Writer

Clara Neupert is a sophomore journalism student. When she's not busy writing stories for The Spectator, Clara enjoys triathlons, peanut butter and laughing.

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Taylor Reisdorf

Staff Writer

Taylor Reisdorf is a junior majoring in critical studies of literature, culture and film. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, singing, spending time with her amazing friends and eating.

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Brittany Farr

Staff Writer

Brittany Farr is a integrated strategic communications student with an emphasis in public relations. She is a staff writer at The Spectator. On campus she's also captain of the UW-Eau Claire Swim Team and is an on-camera intern...

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Macey VanDenMeerendonk

Staff Writer

Macey VanDenMeerendonk is a staff writer for The Spectator. She is a sophomore creative writing student at UW-Eau Claire. She is a rider on the UW-Eau Claire Equestrian Team and she enjoys camping and hanging out with friends.

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Jessica Meyen

Staff Writer

Jessica Meyen is a staff writer at The Spectator and a junior journalism student. She enjoys bubble baths, drinking tea, napping and binge watching reality TV.

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