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Staff 2023

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Shauri is a CNF writer and reluctant poet focusing on experiences, travel, and the occasional waking dreamland. She shows up to class with a Coke or complicated lemonade about 78.3% of the time. Find her work in Sink Hollow and The Southern Quill.

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Megan is an English literature major who greatly enjoys nerding over modernist and contemporary novels. Her mind is full of random fun facts from a variety of horror movies, graphic novels, video essays, and an unholy amount of Google searches. She wears heart glasses and large earrings, both of which are an integral part of her personality. 

Shauri Thacker
Editor-in-Chief
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Famke Halma
Poetry Editor

A native of Utrecht, the Netherlands, Famke's first love was young adult novels, which is still evident by her personality. When not reading or writing novels herself, Famke can be found rock climbing, eating frozen yogurt, or stressing over her majors and minors because her biggest downfall is that she wants to study everything. She has hopes of moving somewhere where the weather stays above 70 degrees year-round after graduating.

Megan Anderson
Assistant Editor
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Annika Larson

Annika is a senior graduating in spring 2023 as an English major with a concentration in creative writing and a double minor in marketing and management. She enjoys hiking, reading, and hanging out with friends. She aspires to travel the world and own enough books to be considered a library. While pursuing her goal to have a career in publishing, Annika enjoys working with children as a medical assistant. 

CNF Editor
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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.

Madi Moss
Fiction Editor
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Tara Dole

With Tara, asking about her interests is likely to result in a long-winded answer that will include several disciplines of theatre (her major), writing (you can find her work in the 2022 issue of KCR), working outdoors, and hanging out with her fluffy, long-haired cat. She’s super excited to be a part of the KCR staff this year, but she’s even more excited to graduate this spring. But don’t ask her what her grand plans are after graduation unless you want to spark an existential crisis and get an incredibly vague answer. 

Advertising Manager
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Kylie is in their senior year studying English with an emphasis in creative writing. They love anything to do with Marvel, Disney, and anime. Kylie loves animals and has a black cat named Belle. Kylie mainly writes poetry but also likes to dabble in fantasy fiction writing.

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Kylee enjoys longboarding through the canyon to carefully curated playlists. If given the chance, she will talk about her cat until told to stop. A transfer from Snow College, she is pursuing a degree in English with a creative writing emphasis. Post graduation, she plans on working in editing and publishing. 

Kylie Brown
Web Editor 
Kylee Mauldin
Website Curator
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Mindy Herrod

Mindy is a junior at SUU and a creative writing major. If she’s not obsessing over animation, she’s probably performing/rehearsing with the Thunderbird Marching Band or being an introvert and locking herself in her apartment (because why not?). She loves to read, write, listen to music, bake, and watch musical theatre.

Website Curator
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Em Hart
Social Media Manager

Em is an English literature major and an ex-education major, ultimately due to the corruptive influences of the TV show Merlin creating an obsessive interest in Arthurian legend. Having been seriously writing since the age of thirteen, Em has written a lot and subsequently spent nearly as much time rewriting a lot. Em hopes to someday stop the rewriting cycle, learn how to write shorter sentences, and somehow become a professor along the way.

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Miah Hardy

Miah is a sophomore at SUU, majoring in English education with an emphasis in creative writing. She dreams of teaching highschool and having a career in publishing - if she can ever get around to graduating. When Miah is not eating a burrito, cuddling with a stuffed animal, or wearing fruit themed sweaters, she can be found curled in her bed avidly reading anything from crappy sci-fi novels to Dostoyevsky.

Event Assistent
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Ali is studying rhetoric and technical writing with a minor in family services. She is guilty of setting six alarms every morning so that she can climb back under the blankets and pretend like she doesn't have any responsibilities. She loves snorkeling, avocado smoothies, trying new things, long walks in the moonlight, and laughing.

Ali Setoki
Event Manager
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Nano Taggart

Nano Taggart is serving his fourth 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).

Faculty Advisor

Design Team

Ellie is a senior studying graphic design and art history. She loves designing books but loves diet coke even more. You can find her designing at all hours of the night, listening to Taylor Swift with a Diet Coke in hand. In her limited spare time, Ellie likes to travel, cook, and cut hair (don’t worry, she has a license for it).

From Las Vegas, DJ is a junior majoring in graphic design. He is especially interested in publication design and branding, and he loves the creative process and seeing ideas come to life. He often listens to music, takes a nap, or watches TV in his free time.

Ellie Prisbrey
DJ Wilson
Art Director
Assistant Art Director
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Jack is majoring in graphic design and minoring in illustration. He is mainly interested in going into the print and publication side of the art and design world. Outside of creating art, you can find Jack playing the guitar, out driving, getting lost (it's fun, you should try it), or eating ungodly amounts of food.

Jack Powell 

Corrinne is a junior majoring in graphic design, and while she loves all its aspects, her favorites include posters and advertising. In her free time, she likes to watch crime TV shows, hang out with friends, and spend time in nature. Otherwise, she is probably soaking in time with her family.

Corrinne Stewart

Kolton is a junior studying graphic design. When he graduates, he wants to pursue print or publication. When he’s not being a student, you can find him in the mountains fishing, listening to music, hiking, or watching sports.

Kolton Kamp

Ivy is a junior studying graphic design. She’s passionate about music, whether it’s listening to it, playing an instrument, or singing. She also loves dancing, going on walks/hikes, and, of course, art. She has spent over 300 hours developing an impressive island on Animal Crossing and is a frequent enjoyer of dirty chai lattes.

Ivy Fellmeth

Emma is a graphic design major set to graduate at the end of spring 2023. She has always had a fervor for art and making stuff with her hands. She holds a passion for drawing, typography, reading, cooking and games. Most of her time outside of school that isn’t spent on homework is spent with her family or talking with friends.

Emma Cloud