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.


 

2017-18 Staff:

Leadership

 

Editor-in-Chief: Madison Miller

Major: Communication

Class: Senior

“I am an obscure Music Connoisseur”

 

Managing Editor: Sarah Ulrich

Major: Organizational Communication

Class: Senior

“In my short lifetime so far I have been to over 40 states and around 13 different countries, and one of my favorite authors is Donald Miller.”

 

Assistant Managing Editor: Riley Sine

Major: Communications/Youth Ministries

Class: Sophomore

“When I was a kid I wrote my own newspaper for a while (though my mom was the only one to ever see it).”

 

Photo Editor: Garrett Parker

Major: Contemporary Music Industry

Class: Senior

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

 

Web Editor/Social Media Manager: Angela Lustyuk

Major: Organizational Communications

Class: Senior

 

“One of my other passions is singing, especially harmonizing to someone else.”

 

Staff

 

Social Media/People of Northwest U: Macray Jerome

Major: Communications

Class: Senior

“I run the People of Northwest U Instagram page, and I have a passion for working with people! My favorite sport is volleyball and I love student development with all I have.

 

Journalist: Maggie Bright

Major: Communications

Class: Freshman

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

 

Journalist/Screech: Lemuel Daher

 

Journalist: Landon Fleury

Major: Contemporary Music Industry – Producing

Class: Junior

“Though I was born & raised in New England, I’m a die-hard ‘hawks fan!”

 

Journalist: Jasmine Garza

Major: Communications

Class: junior/senior

“I love to engage in community with friends over sports, food and game nights.”

 

Social Media Assistant/Journalist: Felicia Jorden

Major: Communications

Class: Senior

“I love traveling, cooking, and running.”

 

Lead Writer/Screech Host: Jon Ladd

Major: Communication, with a concentration in Media Studies

Class: Junior

“My fastest Minesweeper time is five seconds.”

 

Social Media Assistant: Lindsey Linden

Major:

Class:

 

Journalist: Kimani Patrick

Journalist: Charlette Tapsoba

Major: Communication

Class: Junior

“I love languages and I am currently speaking 4 languages fluently and 2 basic other languages. I love skyping with my family and friends.”

 

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.”

 

Design and Layout: Stephanie Quiroz

Major: Communications

Class: Senior

“I love eating, paddle boarding, and being an auntie!”

 

Photographer: Joey Stack

Major: Organizational Communications

Class: Senior

“I love food, just not healthy food.”

 

Mikayla Wells

Major: Business Administration

Class: Junior

“I enjoy playing softball.”

 

Photographer: Vicky (Xingming) Yao

Major: Organizational Communications

Class: Senior

“I love to travel and take photos.”

 

Photographer: Zac Price

Major: Pastoral Ministries

Class: Junior

“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: Communications

Class: Sophomore

“The only way to love anything is to realize it may be lost.” -GK Chesterton
Screech Host: Nel Hering

Major:

Class:

 

Screech Tech: Katie Orr

Major: Contemporary Music Industry: Recording

Class: Senior

“I love making music and making people laugh.”

 

 

Advisor:

Dr. Will Mari

 

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