The Spectator

2021-2022 Staff

Kiara Jackson

Kiara Jackson

Kiara Jackson is a fourth-year integrated strategic communication and criminal justice student and this is their second semester on The Spectator. When they are not writing for The Spectator, Kiara is likely listening to music, h...

Kyle Schmidtke

Kyle Schmidtke is a fourth-year kinesiology student and this is his first semester on The Spectator. He enjoys going to the gym in his free time, as well as hiking, reading and re-watching The Office.

Toby Mohr

Toby Mohr

Toby Mohr is a second-year journalism and political science student. This is his second semester with The Spectator. When he isn’t studying or writing he enjoys playing and listening to music, reading and playing board games...

Cade Fisher

Cade Fisher

Cade Fisher is a second-year communications and creative writing student. This is his second semester at The Spectator. He spends his free time hanging with his friends, crafting/mining and being anxious about anything that comes...

Maddie Kasper

Maddie Kasper

Maddie is a second-year journalism and political science student. This is her second semester at The Spectator and her first semester as Chief Copy Editor. She loves covering student senate while dreaming of being a national po...

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Anna Smith is a fourth-year journalism, psychology and legal studies + histories of race, gender, and societies student. She plans to graduate in May 2023 and pursue her dream of attending law school. When she isn't stressed about h...

Kyra Price

Kyra Price

Kyra Price is a second-year public health student, and this is her second semester with The Spectator. In her free time, you may find her going for late-night drives, fighting for the use of the Oxford comma in AP format and deba...

Elliot Adams

Elliot Adams

Elliot Adams is a fourth-year journalism student and this is his second semester on The Spectator. He laments the loss of punch cards at Revival Records but is still content with prioritizing purchasing records over groceries. ...

Kalyn Cronk

Kalyn Cronk

Kalyn Cronk is a third-year RSTC and journalism student. This is her first semester on The Spectator staff but her last semester of college. In her free time, she likes to go on walks and go on spending sprees in Target.

Claire Schoenemann

Claire Schoenemann

Claire Schoenemann is a second-year integrated strategic communication and geology student and this is her third semester on The Spectator staff, but her first as the Sports Editor. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys ...

Leah Pflaum

Leah Pflaum

Leah Pflaum is a fifth-year general communication studies and sociology student. She also plays the clarinet in the Blugold Marching Band. If you need the answer to any One Direction or Harry Styles-related question, she is the girl to ta...

Nick Porisch

Nick Porisch

Nick is a third-year journalism student and this is his third semester at The Spectator. He listens to an unhealthy amount of music and watches just as much TV. He also sometimes enjoys slightly less generic activities, like rock...

Olivia Nelson

Olivia Nelson

Olivia Nelson is a fourth-year business administration and music liberal arts student. She likes to play her clarinet and manage the Blugold Marching Band. She also likes to taking photos and taking walks in nature in her free...

Bridget Maxwell

Bridget Maxwell

Bridget Maxwell is a fourth-year journalism and political science student, and this is her third semester on The Spectator staff. When she isn't writing for The Spectator, she is with friends sitting on the couch binging "Dance...

Oludare Obadiya

Oludare Obadiya

Oludare is a third-year journalism student and this is his second semester on The Spectator. He likes watching basketball and is pretty mediocre at it, but that doesn't stop him from playing it. He has a small but growing record...

Kate Netwal

Kate Netwal

Kate Netwal is a fourth-year illustration student. She enjoys creating art, crocheting, playing pool at the Joynt with her friends and can be found in her hammock at Carson Park during the summer months.

 Ned Fulmer, the wife guy, loves bad ideas.

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...

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson is a fifth-year creative writing and journalism student and this is his fourth semester on staff. When he's not panicking in The Spectator office about becoming a real adult soon, he's panicking in other places, usua...

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.

Morgan Burke

Morgan Burke

Morgan Burke is a fourth-year photography and multimedia communications student. This is her fourth semester on The Spectator, and first as Multimedia Editor. In her free time, she loves to make hyper-specific Spotify playlists...

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...

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.

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