Staff 2022

Tanner Hallam
Editor-in-Chief

Dabbling in various alternative subcultures, Tanner 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. 

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Taylor Huxley
Art Communication

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. 

Emily Hugentobler
Editor-in-Chief

Emily is working hard during the apocalypse to earn a bachelor's

degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. When she finally grows up, she plans on becoming a book editor at a small publishing house. In what limited free time she has, she enjoys writing her own 

stories, painting abstract watercolor masterpieces,

and taking long, luxurious baths with a good novel and a glass of

grape juice. Furthermore, you can always find her on-campus petting random stranger's dogs.

Sydney Beal
Distribution Manager

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.

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Shauri Thacker
Assistant Editor

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.

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Callie King-Stevens
Social Manager

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.

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Elliani Decker
Event Manager

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.

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Lindsey Hale
Multimedia Manager

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.

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KileyAnne Larson
Web Editor

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. 

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Nano Taggart
Faculty Advisor

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).