The Spectator

2020-2021 Staff

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Sabrina Ftouhi

Sabrina Ftouhi is a creative writing and political science student. This is her fourth semester with The Spectator. She loves spending time with her friends and cat, and one day hopes to go into publishing. ...

Grace Schutte

Grace Schutte

Grace Schutte is a fourth-year creative writing and Spanish student. This will be her fourth semester on staff, having previously served as a staff writer, Chief Copy Editor, freelance, and now as the Currents Editor. At t...

Thomas DeLapp

Thomas DeLapp

Thomas DeLapp is a fourth-year English and journalism student, and this is his fourth semester on staff. When not writing, he can be found enjoying mornings, rain and tasty baked goods, especially together. ...

Abby Girard

Abby Girard

Abby Girard is a fourth-year organizational communication, multimedia communications and ASL student. This is her third semester as a part of The Spectator staff. She enjoys going for runs, watching documentaries and spending...

Mikayla Soltis

Mikayla Soltis

Mikayla Soltis is a fourth-year communications and English student. This is her third semester with The Spectator. She enjoys relearning the hobbies she forgets she has every few months (crochet, embroidery, reading, etc).

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 third-year journalism and multimedia communication student. This is her fourth semester at The Spectator. Allison loves being outdoors and anything that gives her an adrenaline rush. She loves hiking, rock cl...

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...

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.

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 seventh semester on The Spectator staff. She thrives under chaotic environments, loves plants and often gives off "granola girl" vibes with her Blundstone boots...

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 eighth 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....

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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