The Spectator

2020-2021 Staff

Ta'Leah Van Sistine
Editor-in-Chief

Ta’Leah Van Sistine

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

Lea Kopke
Managing Editor

Lea Kopke

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

Timothy Spierings
News Editor

Timothy Spierings

Timothy Spierings is a third-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...

Evelyn Nelson
Currents Editor

Evelyn Nelson

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

Sam Janssen
Sports Editor

Sam Janssen

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

Grace Olson
Op/Ed Editor

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 year, despi...

Ashlie Fanetti
Chief Copy Editor

Ashlie Fanetti

Ashlie Fanetti is a third-year journalism and political science student. This is her first 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...

Amira Lunderville
Copy Editor

Amira Lunderville

Amira Lunderville is a fourth-year English student. This is her second semester on The Spectator team. In her free time, she enjoys collecting more books than she needs, reading said books and binge-watching addicting T.V. shows....

Chloe Smith
Copy Editor

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...

Allison Hinrichs
Staff Writer

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
Staff Writer

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
Staff Writer

Sami Geiger

Sami Geiger is a third-year journalism and multimedia communications student. This is her second 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
Staff Writer

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.

Miles Plueger
Staff Writer

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.

Freelance Writer

Caleb Doyle

Madeline Fuerstenberg
Freelance Writer

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).

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. ...

Owyn Peters
Photographer

Owyn Peters

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

McKenna Dirks
Photographer

McKenna Dirks

McKenna Dirks is a third-year journalism student. She loves her room full of plants and photographing things she loves. She’s also obsessed with cookie dough.

Joel Meier
Business Manger

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.

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