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Staff 2020

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Megan Warner

Megan Warner is an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Technical Writing and a minor in Graphic Design. She loves writing short stories and poetry and pretending she’s good at both. She wants to be an editor in the future and write on the side. In the very little free time she has, she enjoys reading, painting, knitting terrible scarves, and petting cats.

Elizabeth Armstrong

Elizabeth Armstrong is an English major with a minor in Communication and a Creative Writing emphasis. She is currently a sophomore at Southern Utah University and can usually be found working on stories for the University Journal or listening to Taylor Swift. She grew up in a small town in Northeastern Nevada called Spring Creek. She has five siblings, the best parents, and is a triplet with her two brothers. Liz dreams of becoming a journalist, traveling the world, owning a golden retriever, and enjoying everything life has to offer. She has a passion for literature and leadership, admits to being a hopeless romantic, and believes very strongly in being kind.

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Kathryn Neves

Kathryn Neves is studying Creative Writing and Shakespeare Studies. She loves playwriting, poetry, and fiction, and basically any other kind of writing. Named after the shrew from Shakespeare’s famous play, she spends way too much of her time
memorizing Shakespeare she’ll never recite. When she’s not writing or agonizing over not writing, she can be found bookbinding, playing The Legend of Zelda, or reading epic fantasy novels in the squishiest armchair she can find. After graduating, she plans on pursuing grad school, and (fingers crossed) finding a job writing somewhere in the great wide world.

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Madeleine Walters
Assistant Editor

Maddie enjoys reading and writing more than anything. Many friends and roommates have been concerned by the sheer number of books she both buys and checks out from the library. Maddie is a Creative Writing major on the cusp of declaring a minor that she’s nearly completed. She enjoys storytelling in theatre and movies as well. She has been known to laugh too hard at random things and will go on a midnight Denny’s run at a moment’s notice. Maddie wants to be an author when she graduates.

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Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown is an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis and a minor in Theatre. She enjoys speeding around campus on her scooter and watching funny animal videos. When she is not reading fantasy series or mystery novels, she can be found people-watching or wandering aimlessly, collecting random leaves and flowers to admire for a day. She likes to spread her animal knowledge to those who will listen.

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Karen Olson

Karen Olson fell in love with stories at an early age. Her love of language led her to study English and Spanish at Southern Utah University where she is a senior this year. A country girl at heart, Karen loves listening to country music in her truck with the windows down.

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Cassidy Wallace
KileyAnne Larson
Assistant Editor

Cass is an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Technical Writing, as well as a minor in History. While sleeping in big knit sweaters and cuddling her pup are among her favorite pastimes, thick paperbacks have always held a special place in the world of this daydreamer. Hoping a life of publishing or academia is on the horizon, she will get there with a book in one hand and a cup of cocoa in the other.

KileyAnne is an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She has been described as a late-night, curbside philosopher, and is an advocate for the goblin mentality: catch cool bugs, hoard things you think are neat or pretty, eat what’s tasty, die young, etc. She’s a collector of all sorts of things, from neat rocks, to old books, to words. Her hopes are to one day return the words, published.

Madison Thomas

Madison is a Senior English major with a minor in criminal justice. She enjoys reading for hours, writing when inspiration strikes and snuggling up on the couch with her dog and a favorite movie. She hopes that one day she is able to help change lives either through her writing or actions.

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Whitney Forrest

Whitney Forrest is a senior Interdisciplinary Studies Major with an emphasis in English
creative writing, business marketing, and communications. She is also working on receiving a technical writing certificate as well as a digital communication and social media badge. Her dream is to one day work for a publishing house in New York City or Boston. She enjoys traveling, listening to music, reading and writing whenever she gets the chance. She currently serves as the VP of Community Relations for her sorority Alpha Phi. She enjoys planning their service projects to serve the community of Cedar City. If she isn’t spending time with her sorority sisters you can find her nose deep in a romance book.

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Katherine Peterson

Katherine Peterson is a current English Major of SUU and general consumer of anything creative. When not battling with constantly respawning schoolwork, and her internal critics, she can be found with her trusty sketchbooks and notebooks on hand and in varies states of use. Her goal is to create someone’s favorite story and dreams about having the world know she exists.

Tiago Rodrigues da Costa

Tiago Rodrigues da Costa is born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, 10 minutes away from the beach. His passion for journalism brought him to the United States in 2016, where he's been majoring in Communications and Media Studies and minoring in English Literature at SUU. In meantime, he lived in Oregon and East-Timor. He is a member The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Investigate Reporters and Editors. Rodrigues da Costa is a senior pursuing long form journalism, both as writer and photographer. His topics of preference are society, politics and religion.

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