Staff

Zoe Ellis is a freshman at North Central College studying Writing with a creative writing focus. She plans to become a professional author in the future, and loves to write stories ranging anywhere from grotesque horror-type stories to fantastical magic-related stories. In her free time, she likes to travel to different areas, read novels and manga, work out (occasionally), and sketch out concept art for her stories.

Carly Dagen majors in English (Writing Concentration) and Psychology at North Central College, and is slated to complete her undergraduate studies in December, 2019. An active member of the campus community, Carly has participated in four years of athletics at North Central and sat on the Student Political Panel in 2018. In her spare time, Carly enjoys writing poetry and performing self-written songs. Carly has accepted a position on the Proposal Writing Team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and will begin her employment in January, 2020.

Merrick Ramza is a junior at North Central College, studying English and Secondary Education with a minor in Film and Screen Studies, and is the senior editor for 30N. Merrick is a weirdo who enjoys mysteries, art of all forms and the human mind. Merrick is ready for a new wave of submissions and creativity to ponder and question with his excellent crew.

Claire Katsion is a senior majoring in English writing at North Central College. Passionate about psychology, mental health, and identity, they write novels about the human experience and dream of being published. Claire hopes to spread more awareness about 30N on campus and to encourage more North Central students to submit.

Madysen Nardi is a senior at North Central College studying Graphic Design. She is passionate design and film photography. In her free time, she enjoys staying active, reading, and giggling with her twin sister, Wynter. Madysen dreams to become a graphic/motion designer in a hip creative studio.

Jaidene Samiec is a senior at North Central College studying Interactive Media Studies with a minor in Film and Screen Studies. A color that best represents her is #96B3D1 but someday hopes to be more like #224F5E. She wishes she had a Russian Blue cat named Zucchini (Zucchi for short). But for now she is okay with her pet fish, Falkor.

Tiara Hawkins is a Senior at North Central College with a major in English writing and a minor in East Asian Studies. When she is not in school or working, she enjoys reading, binging Netflix shows, and playing with her pet kitten and chinchilla. She dreams of working in the publishing industry and to write inspiring, gritty tales.

Nikki Campbell is a junior at North Central College, majoring in English literature with a focus in creative writing. She is a mother to two teenage boys. When not spending time with them, she enjoys reading, writing, and attending concerts. She hopes to dabble in various areas of writing, including: technical, fiction, and freelance.

Elle Fortman is a senior at North Central College, majoring in English with a focus in writing.At 30 North, she is assistant editor and intends to pursue a career in writing and editing after college.She enjoys the simpler things in life: her America’s National Park Commemorative Quarters Collection, journaling weekly, and finding doppelgängers of her friends.

Adam Volles is a senior at North Central College majoring in Graphic Design and have a Studio Arts Minor. He enjoys playing video games, playing badminton, magic the gathering, and he always enjoyed hanging out with his friends doing whatever.  After college he plans on getting a job as a graphic designer.

Thom Hayes is a senior at North Central College, majoring in English with a creative writing focus, and is currently the treasurer for 30 North. After college, he plans to attend graduate school and hopefully pursue a career as a professional writer. In his free time, he enjoys writing horror stories, taking long walks, and writing songs on his guitar.

Kaitlin Koncilja is a senior at North Central College majoring in Psychology and Japanese. She enjoys video editing, Netflix, and writing poetry. She hopes to work in crimina research while still finding time for her other passions.

Lisa Stegeman is a senior student at North Central College in Naperville, IL. She is an English Studies major with a focus in creative writing. She enjoys writing and performing music, reading, watching movies, and hiking. She intends to become a writer and editor after college.

Maya “Clover” Rothman is a senior at North Central College. She is a Philosophy major, and an English minor. She enjoys writing poetry, Persian food, and being happy. She is a mental health advocate and strives to make the world a better place. She also adores her cat.

Tiara Hawkins is a junior at North Central College with a major in English writing and a minor in East Asian Studies. When she is not in school or working, she enjoys reading, binging Netflix shows, and playing with her pet kitten, chinchilla, and rabbit. She dreams of working in the publishing industry and to write inspiring, gritty tales.

Vagus Nystrom is a junior at North Central College majoring in English with a concentration in writing. He plans to go into the video game industry as a storywriter and designer. He hopes to publish a series fictional stories in the future, his favorite genres to read and write are fantasy, psychological, and mystery. In addition, he likes to bake/cook, photography and sleeping.

Neysa Henderson is a senior at North Central College majoring in English Studies with a concentration in writing. She enjoys watching “good” TV, writing short stories and creative nonfiction, reading, and being a dog mom. She is currently writing a pilot script for TV while trying to maintain self-care.

Nolan Murphy is a senior at North Central College, studying English with a focus in literature. He does a lot of things, but beyond all else, he just wants to dance and sing. At any given time of night, he may be unironically practicing pirouettes and bouncing between soprano and bass seamlessly and effortlessly. He is also tone deaf.

Claire Vail is a Freshmen at North Central College who is studying to be an English Major with a double minor in Film and Screen Studies and Psychology. Claire enjoys watching and analyzing movies, reading, writing and playing with her pets. She intends to be an author and screenwriter after college. If all else fails, she intends to become a Pokémon Master.

Victoria Castro is a senior at North Central College and is majoring in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in marketing. She is enjoys writing short stories and poems. Coffee is her go to beverage of choice no matter the time of day.

Jason Snider is a senior at North Central College majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science. He enjoys photography and spends his free time editing online wiki articles for grammar, punctuation and style to make things more consistent than they sometimes need to be.