About Us

We, The Talon, will strive toward excellence as we pursue and present the truth. Adding to the legacy of Northwest and glorifying God with our words and deeds.

We are Northwest University’s premier online news source, run entirely by students. If you’re interested in joining The Talon, please contact one of the editors below via their individual Outlook emails, or via Prof. Mari (also see below). You can also email the staff address at talonstaff@northwestu.edu or visit the office at Fee 17 during the week.


 

2017-18 Staff:

Leadership

Editor-in-Chief: Madison Miller

Major: Communication

Class: Senior

“I have an old leopard gecko named Solomon.”

 

Managing Editor: Riley Sine

Major: Communication / Youth Ministries

Class: Senior

“My list of books to read has become sentient because whenever I finish one book, two or three new ones get added to the pile. ”

 

Photo Editor: Garrett Parker

Major: Contemporary Music Industry

Class: Senior

“I enjoy skiing, hiking, running sound, and outdoor photography.”

 

Social Media Manager: Lindsey Linden

Major: Business Administration

Class: Senior

“I went to Bible College for two years in Southern California.”

 

Website Editor: Anna Fitch

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies – Communication and Technology. Minor: Literature.

Class: Senior

“When I talk to someone who has an Australian accent, they often think I am Australian because I accidentally pick up on their accent.”

 

Chief Copy Editor: Trevor Wood

Major: Secondary Education, English

Class: Junior

“Fun Fact: I used to be a professional video game tester, and worked on the latest Halo game.”

 

Staff

Lead Writer/Screech Host: Jon Ladd

Major: Communication with a concentration in Media Studies

Class: Senior

“My fastest Minesweeper time is five seconds.”

 

Social Media Assistant: Felicia Jorden

Major: Communication

Class: Senior

“I love traveling, cooking, and running.”

 

Social Media Assistant: Chloe St. Germain

 

People of NU: Macray Jerome

Major: Organizational Communication

Class: Senior

“My dog has survived a river flood, getting hit by a car, and a deadly flea medicine. She’s still running in the backyard. Pretty cool, huh?”

 

Social Media Assistant / Journalist: Martanna Broom

 

Design and Layout: Stephanie Quiroz

Major: Communication

Class: Senior

“I love paddleboarding and wake surfing!”

 

 

Music Entertainment Writer: Landon Fleury

Major: Recording Arts

Class: Junior

“My bio on the other site I write for just says ‘meow’. I really like cats.”

 

Journalist / Film Critic: Benjamin Lacey

Major: Communication with a concentration in Media in Society and then a Masters in Business

Class: Freshman

“I love Legos!”

 

Journalist: Maggie Bright

Major: Communication

Class: Freshman

“I love watching TV shows from the ’70s and ’80s.”

 

Journalist: Alexis Savary

Major: Business Management and Marketing

Class: Freshman

“I love to read, watch movies, and drink tea, whenever I have the chance to relax.”

 

Journalist: Danielle Nye

Major: Communication with a concentration in Media in Society

Class: Freshman

“If you buy me coffee or a book, I’ll be friends with you forever.”

 

Journalist: Deja Andrades

Major: Communication / Marketing

Class: Sophomore

“My car’s name is Juicy.”

 

Journalist: Elias Horn

Major: English

Class: Senior

“I like pop-punk, old buildings, and Gerard Manley Hopkins.”

 

Journalist: Gabriella Febrienzka

Major: Communication with a concentration in Media Studies

Class: Senior

“I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and I lived with two adorable puppies!”

 

Journalist: Kimani Patrick

 

Journalist: Charlette Tapsoba

Major: Communication

Class: Senior

“I recently learned to swim and I can speak up to 6 languages.”

 

Journalist: Cassidy Brown

 

Journalist / Photographer: Kaelan Hicks

 

Photographer: Evie Dotson

Major: Communication with a concentration in Media in Society

Class: Senior

“I am a police cadet for the Kirkland Police Department.”

 

Photographer: Holly Hollopeter

Major: Business Communication

Class: Sophomore

“I hate avocados and, contrary to popular opinion, I don’t care if there’s guac at a party.”

 

Photographer: Amanda Modder

 

Photographer: Stephen Pickens

Major: Marketing

Class: Senior

“I am the youngest of seven children.”

 

Photographer: Tessa Swenson

Major: Communication

Class: Senior

“I drink at least two cups of coffee a day. I can’t live without it.”

 

Photographer: Zac Price

Major: Pastoral Ministries

Class: Senior

“My favorite things are disc golf, spikeball, and my wife.”

 

Screech Leadership

Producer: Tyler Milligan

Major: Communications

Class: Junior

“All I do is send emails.”

 

Co-Producer: Ian Dooley

Major: Psychology

Class: Junior

“I really like the library.”

 

Social Media Manager/Host: Chase Kolby

Major: Communications

Class: Junior

“The only thing Chase takes seriously is comedy; he writes standup and does weekly improv shows.”

 

Screech Host: Judah Wessel

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies – Film and Music

Class: Sophomore

“In honor of mismatching cleats in the World Cup, I wear a mismatched pair of one blue shoe and one red shoe whenever I wear my red, white, and blue Captain America shirt.”

 

Screech Host: Nel Hering

Major: Marketing

Class: Junior

“I grew up on an island.”

 

Screech Tech: Katy Orr

Major: Contemporary Music Industry: Recording

Class: Senior

“I love making music and making people laugh.”

 

Screech Tech: Julia Olsen

Major: Contemporary Music Industry studying Recording Arts and Production

Class: Senior

“I am a singer/songwriter and am releasing original music this year!”

 

Advisor

Dr. Will Mari

william.mari@northwestu.edu

talonstaff@northwestu.edu

 

 

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