The Spectator

2021-2022 Staff

Timothy Spierings
Editor-in-Chief

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...

Ashlie Fanetti
Managing Editor

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...

Avery Shanahan
News Editor

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!...

Grace Olson
Currents Editor

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...

Sam Johnson
Sports Editor

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...

Sami Geiger
OP/ED Editor

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...

McKenna Dirks
Multimedia Editor

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....

Grace Schutte
Chief Copy Editor

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 ...

Allison Hinrichs
Copy Editor

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
Copy Editor

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...

Staff Writer

Claire Schoenemann

Claire Schoenemann is a first-year journalism student. This is her first semester with the Spectator. She likes to run, hike and be outside. She likes to listen to The Lumineers and Mt. Joy in her free time.

Staff Writer

Mallory Williams

Staff Writer

Beth Stein

Staff Writer

Lisa Snyder

Staff Writer

Nick Porisch

Staff Writer

Bridget Maxwell

Oludare Obadiya
Staff Writer

Oludare Obadiya

Staff Writer

Sabrina Ftouhi

Thomas DeLapp
Staff Writer

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. ...

Photographer

Amber Thomas

Photographer

Madeline Lundquist

Madeline Lundquist is a fifth-year geography major and a multimedia communications minor. She loves reading, watching Disney movies, and spending time with feigns and family. This is her first semester being a part of the Spect...

Leah Pflaum
Staff Photographer

Leah Pflaum

Leah Pflaum is a fourth-year general communications studies and sociology student. This is her first semester with The Spectator. In her free time, she enjoys painting, going for walks and spending countless hours on TikTok.

Morgan Burke
Staff Photographer

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.

Rosa Gómez
Freelance Writer

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!

Evelyn Nelson
Freelance Writer

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
Freelance Writer

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.

Lea Kopke
Freelance Writer

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
Freelance Writer

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
Freelance Writer

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.

Olivia Nelson
Business Manager

Olivia Nelson

Olivia Nelson is a third-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...

Mikayla Soltis
Public Relations Representative

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...

Abby Girard
Advertising Manager

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...

Graphic Designer

Kate Netwal

Bethany Mennecke
Graphic Designer

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. ...

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