Staff

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.

Merrick Ramza is a junior at North Central College, studying English with a focus in writing. He loves the stranger things in life (not the Netflix show), collecting vintage music players and analyzing films. Merrick hopes to create meaningful art and collaborate with the unique people he meets.

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.

Elle Fortman is a junior at North Central College, majoring in English with a focus in writing. She enjoys the simpler things in life: her America’s National Park Commemorative Quarters Collection, her daily travel journal, and finding doppelgängers of her friends. After graduating, she plans to move abroad to pursue her Spanish and TESOL minor by teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Jaidene Samiec is a junior at North Central College, studying Interactive Media Studies with a minor in Film. She prefers Garamond over Times New Roman and is an advocate for the Oxford comma. Right now she is really into apples with almond peanut butter and that is all.