The Spectator

2020-2021 Staff

Grace Schutte

Grace Schutte

Grace Schutte is a third-year creative writing and Spanish student. This is her second semester on The Spectator staff, first as a staff writer, and now as the chief copy editor. She enjoys staring out windows, americanos and ...

Thomas DeLapp

Thomas DeLapp

Thomas DeLapp is a third-year journalism and English student.  This is his second semester at The Spectator.  He enjoys writing, reading, and wandering outside, and has been thinking recently about how cool tape is. ...

Abby Girard

Abby Girard

Abby Girard is a third-year organizational communication student with a marketing minor and an ASL certificate. This is her first semester as a part of The Spectator staff. She enjoys going for runs, watching documentaries an...

Mikayla Soltis

Mikayla Soltis

Mikayla Soltis is a third-year communications and English student. This is her first semester on The Spectator team. She enjoys traveling with the BMB, taking nature walks with her dogs and attempting to do arts and crafts. (Keyword...

Rosa Gómez

Rosa Gómez

Rosa Gómez is a second-year political science and journalism student. This is her first semester on The Spectator staff. She enjoys rainy days, reading and all things social justice!

Avery Shanahan

Avery Shanahan

Avery Shanahan is a fourth-year communications and sociology student. This is her second semester on The Spectator and her first semester as news editor! In her free time Avery loves to read, run and thrift shop!...

Bethany Mennecke

Bethany Mennecke

Bethany Mennecke is a first-year graphic design student who enjoys baking cookies and snuggling with her cats. When she's not hard at work with The Spectator and NOTA, you can find her playing her trumpet in the BMB. ...

Allison Hinrichs

Allison Hinrichs

Allison Hinrichs is a second year Journalism and Multimedia Communication major. This is her second semester at the Spectator as a Staff Writer. Allison loves being outdoors and anything that gives her an adrenaline rush she love...

Reonna Huettner

Reonna Huettner

Reonna Huettner is a third-year English Major and American Sign Language student. This is her second semester on The Spectator team as a Staff Writer. In her free time, she enjoys a good video game, playing with her cat(s), and lo...

Sami Geiger

Sami Geiger

Sami Geiger is a fourth-year journalism and multimedia communications student. This is her third semester on The Spectator team. When she is not going to class, doing homework or reporting she enjoys getting lost in a good book, be...

Emma Steiler

Emma Steiler

Emma Steiler is a fourth-year management and entrepreneur student. This is her second semester on The Spectator team. On rainy days she enjoys playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and writing poetry.

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith is a third-year English and multimedia communications student. This is her second semester on The Spectator team. In her free time she likes to read, binge watch TV shows, spend time with her dog and listen to musi...

Ashlie Fanetti

Ashlie Fanetti

Ashlie Fanetti is a third-year journalism and political science student. This is her third semester on The Spectator team. In her free time, she loves to read, watch a good Netflix documentary and spend time with her family/frie...

Miles Plueger

Miles Plueger

Miles Plueger is a third-year public relations and marketing student. He spent quarantine teaching himself guitar. He also makes a mean chicken stir fry.

Grace Olson

Grace Olson

Grace Olson is a fourth-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 will be graduating this Decembe...

Evelyn Nelson

Evelyn Nelson

Evelyn Nelson is a third-year Journalism and Environment, Society and Culture student. This is her fifth semester on The Spectator. She enjoys fulfilling her dream of being a barista, at SHIFT Cyclery and Coffee Bar. Stop by for som...

Sam Janssen

Sam Janssen

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

Owyn Peters

Owyn Peters

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

McKenna Dirks

McKenna Dirks

McKenna Dirks is a fourth-year journalism student and this is her sixth semester on The Spectator staff. She's passionate about photography and you might have seen her face on Kwik Trip's social media recently....

Joel Meier

Joel Meier

Joel Meier is a third-year marketing analytics student. This is his third year on The Spectator staff.  He enjoys eating spicy foods and bell peppers with peanut butter.

Timothy Spierings

Timothy Spierings

Timothy Spierings is a fourth-year Spanish and journalism student. This is their sixth semester on The Spectator staff. They enjoy trying all types of new foods and listening to new music artists and are currently trying to lea...

Lea Kopke

Lea Kopke

Lea Kopke is a fourth-year journalism and German student. This is her seventh semester on The Spectator staff. She plays the clarinet in the Blugold Marching Band and recently relearned how to ride a bike with no hands....

TaLeah Van Sistine

Ta’Leah Van Sistine

Ta’Leah Van Sistine is a fourth-year journalism and creative writing student. This is her seventh semester on The Spectator staff. She is spending the semester at Queens College in New York City. When she is not reporting for T...

Bridget Kelley

Bridget Kelley

Bridget Kelley is a fourth-year journalism student. Bridget enjoys hanging out with babies, coffee and oxford commas. If anyone has any gluten-free food suggestions, Bridget's inbox is open.

Madeline Fuerstenberg

Madeline Fuerstenberg

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

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