The Spectator

2019-2020 Staff

Jenna Erickson

Jenna Erickson is a first-year integrated strategic communications and Spanish student. This is her second semester on The Spectator. Jenna loves coffee, singing and playing the marimba.

Taylor Wilkinson

Taylor Wilkinson is a fourth-year photography student. This is her third year on The Spectator. She enjoys drinking black coffee, laughter, and rock-climbing. You can usually find her sleeping in a hammock or petting a dog. ...

Morgan Burke

Morgan Burke is a second-year photography major with a minor in multimedia communications. This is her second semester with The Spectator, and in her free time, she enjoys listening to music and performing with the BMB.

Alee Erickson

Alee Erickson is a second-year geography student. This is her second semester on The Spectator. She enjoys collecting rocks and making friendship bracelets.

Owyn Peters

Owyn Peters is a third-year computer science student, and he enjoys riding bikes, traveling and being outdoors.

Tiana Kuchta

Tiana Kuchta is a  fourth-year English critical studies student. Outside of The Spectator, she enjoys spending her time reading, being with family, catching up on Netflix and being surrounded by cats.

McKenna Dirks

McKenna Dirks is a third-year business and journalism student. This is her fourth semester on The Spectator staff. She loves her baby succulents and spontaneously driving to Canada. She’s also obsessed with cookie dough. ...

Lauren Spierings

Lauren Spierings is a third-year Spanish and journalism student. This is her fifth semester on The Spectator staff. She enjoys trying all types of new foods and listening to new music artists. She enjoys napping and spending tim...

Lea Kopke

Lea Kopke is a third-year journalism and German student. This is her fifth semester on The Spectator staff. Her ideal day would begin with a BMB performance and end in a sunset hike alongside her friends....

Ta’Leah Van Sistine

Ta’Leah Van Sistine is a third-year journalism and creative writing student. This is her fifth semester on The Spectator staff. When she is not reporting for The Spectator or Blugold Radio Sunday, she enjoys getting lost in a go...

Taylor Reisdorf

Taylor Reisdorf is a graduate student in the English program who revels in both telling and engaging with compelling stories. This is her seventh semester with The Spectator. She prides herself in her adaptability and desire to...

Madeline Fuerstenberg

Madeline Fuerstenberg is a fourth-year journalism student. This is her seventh semester on The Spectator staff and she’ll miss it with all her heart once she graduates (if she graduates).

Clara Neupert

Neupert is a fourth-year journalism student at UW-Eau Claire. She is the executive producer of Engage Eau Claire on Blugold Radio Sunday. In her spare time, Neupert's working on becoming a crossword puzzle expert.

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson is a second-year journalism major with a Spanish minor. Outside of classes and The Spectator he enjoys listening to music, having unintelligible conversations with his roommates, playing an embarrassing amount of video...

Macey VanDenMeerendonk

Macey VanDenMeerendonk is a senior English Creative Writing major. She likes to cook, go camping, and travel every chance she gets!

Grace Olson

Grace Olson is a third-year journalism student with a sociology minor and a WGSS certificate. She loves to explore Eau Claire, read, find new music and spend time with her friends and family! Grace is excited for this semester, d...

Evelyn Nelson

Evelyn Nelson is a second-year Journalism and Spanish student. This is her third semester on The Spectator. She enjoys going for walks in the forest, coffee and sharing her collages (ask her about them).

Robin Armagost

Robin Armagost is a first-year English and Journalism student. She loves to play Pokémon and Super Smash Bros.

Sam Janssen

Sam Janssen is a third-year journalism student with a psychology minor. This is his third semester with The Spectator. In his free time, he enjoys being an avid sports fan and playing the guitar.

Will Seward

Will Seward is a fourth-year creative writing major, minoring in physics and chemistry. Alongside The Spectator, he is also a co-host for Blugold Radio Sunday's shows: Blugold Literary Broadcast and How'd You End Up Here? Ou...

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