Dabbling in various alternative subcultures, Scum surrounds themself with all kinds of artforms. Studying creative writing, technical writing, and film & screen aesthetics, they hope to work in editing and publishing until they begin to sell their own short stories and screenplays.
When she's not exploring graveyards at midnight, Emily enjoys writing her own stories and painting abstract watercolor masterpieces. Likewise, you can always find her at the latest estate sale hunting for antique books.
A caffeine enthusiast with a 78.3% chance of showing up with soda in hand, Shauri is working towards an English degree, an editor's lifestyle, and a way to stop time so she can finish her Greek homework before three in the morning.
Taylor is going to become a New York Times Bestseller when she grows up but will be in her room writing until then. Her goals after finishing her bachelor's in creative writing with a technical writing certificate is to own a dog named Haiku and write a piece for NYTimes' Modern Love. She finds time between reading and homework to practice her hobbies including ASL, knitting poorly and roller skating even worse.
Sydney Beal is a lover of grilled pineapple, a pop culture addict, and a nap enthusiast. Originally from Spanish Fork, UT, she now attends SUU pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English (creative writing emphasis) as well as a technical writing certificate and a minor in psychology. After graduating, she plans to work as an editor and write on the side.
Callie is a naive optimist who loves to romanticize life by curling up in fluffy blankets, drinking tea, and reading or writing while listening to music that makes her feel like she is in an indie movie. She also loves wasting hours on social media and watching TV when she isn't buried in homework, of course. Callie will become friends with anyone who offers to make and eat baked goods with her.
Elliani Decker is an undergraduate student studying rhetoric and writing at Southern Utah University. She loves Spanish, softball, salt and vinegar chips, soaking in the sun, seasons, sleep, sugar, samples at Costco, sappy love stories, shows (as in live theatre), scenery, soccer, sipping on hot chocolate, skiing, and singing in the car with her husband.
Lindsey's Mountain Dew addiction is rivaled only by her love of books. When not frantically searching for more shelf space, she's probably binge-watching Gilmore Girls. Lindsey is currently working on completing her English degree, although she suspects that this won't help with her shelving issue.
KileyAnne Larson is graduating in 2022 as an English major with an emphasis in creative writing. In their free time, they like drawing, insect taxidermy, and running away to prettier places at a moment's notice. They are a published author and artist, and they hope to find a career in editing.
Madi loves all things reading and writing. She is working on earning a bachelor’s degree in English with a creative writing emphasis, and a minor in history. She is a big fan of movie nights, ice cream, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She hopes to one day be an author of children’s stories, bringing happiness and imagination to kids everywhere.
Nano Taggart is serving his third year as faculty advisor of KCR. He's a founding editor of the poetry magazine Sugar House Review, and is a co-recipient of a grant from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. You can see some of his writing in places like Diagram, Weber—The Contemporary West, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. He loves hot sauce and (probably) your dog(s).