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10155217_802672693148082_8336510077710179971_nKARLEE DIES is currently a junior at Edinboro University majoring in Journalism with a minor in criminal justice. She is the co-managing editor of the campus newspaper, The Spectator. She has been involved with the Spectator for several semesters first beginning as a News Editor and now holds the management position. She also received a Keystone Press Award for her coverage of the Off-Campus shootings that occurred. She has also been published in the Meadville Tribune. Karlee plans to graduate in Spring of 2017. To reach her, email kadies1220@gmail. To see some of her latest work, visit www.edinboronow.com.

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Profile pictureRachel Nicely is a 20 year old senior at Edinboro University, majoring in broadcast journalism.  She is an aspiring singer and actress and loves exploring the world around her.  Rachel is actively involved with 88.9 WFSE Fighting Scots Radio as the promotions director and on air personality, DJ Raye.  When she is not spending time with her many beloved pets, she is thrift shopping or listening to 40s music and daydreaming about the simpler days.  For questions or comments, contact her at rachelnicely95@gmail.com.  To follow her photography and life at home, visit raye_nicely on Instagram.

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tracy2TRACY GEIBEL is a senior at the Edinboro University majoring in Journalism and Public Relations.  She is the Executive Editor for the Edinboro Spectator and a crew member for ETV.  She started writing for school publications in sixth grade and held the position of editor-in-chief for St. Wendelin School’s The Angel Herald in eighth grade and co-editor-in-chief for Butler Senior High School’s Skyliner as a high school senior.  Since coming to college, she has been published in the Erie Reader and interned at the L.I.F.E. program in Erie, PA. She intends to graduate in December 2016, a year and a half early.  She can be found on Facebook or Twitter and can be reached via email at tracyanne1122@gmail.com.  Her work can be seen at tracygeibel.wordpress.com.

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ANNA ASHCRAFT is a junior at Edinboro University majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a specialty in print. She is the Co-Managing Editor for the Spectator and crew member for 11692777_10205971095290182_448604702427126184_nETV. She is a writer, photographer, and actress, and is actively involved with Laugh/Riot. She is a mother of a 4 year old. She began writing at a young age and regularly publishes on her blog AnnaAshcraft.wordpress.com and with the Spectator at Edinboronow.com. She can be reached at annaashcrft@aol.com.

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IMG_2444BECCA MARTIN is a senior at Edinboro University, walking across the stage in May with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and journalism and an associate degree in criminal justice. She is a staff writer for the University’s newspaper, The Spectator, and former copy editor. Becca is vice president of Edinboro’s PRSSA chapter. She is also a captain of Edinboro’s women’s lacrosse team. She writes for Thought Catalog and Unwritten. Becca bought her one-way ticket to Australia for after graduation to play lacrosse, see some kangaroos and begin travel blogging. Like Becca on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, or email her at becca3martin@yahoo.com.

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252326_3564026618475_2119328502_nCIARA SMITH is a Junior at Edinboro University majoring in Journalism and Public Relations with a concentration in Digital Media Production. She is a General Manager of Edinboro Television and is a contributing writer for the University’s newspaper, The Spectator. She is also a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha, Vice President of the honor fraternity Delta Alpha Pi, and serves on the University’s Student of Trustees Selection Committee. She will be taking her studies to Middlesex University in England for a semester, to discover the world of television through different platforms. Post-graduation Ciara hopes to land a position at a large television network and work her way to being an executive producer. She can be reached at CeDees31@gmail.com.

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ED AUERBECK is a junior at Edinboro University majoring in journalism with a broadcast concentration. He has periodically written articles for the Edinboro Spectator on a wide range of topics. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2017 and follow his dream of working at ESPN as a writer and radio personality, or at least in the sports media at some capacity. In his spare time, Ed loves watching sports, listening to music, and hanging with friends. He currently lives in Clarion, PA, but is open to moving anywhere necessary in the future to work in his desired field. He can be followed on Twitter @ebeck8 and contacted via email with the address auerbeck8@aol.com

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Alan Soltys is a senior in journalism and public relations at Edinboro University. His dream is to be a world-changer by helping people to see that even though America possesses an individualistic culture, the benefits of working toward collective goals far outweigh the difficulties and illusory dangers. He has hope that we might wake to a new dawn in which our differences don’t divide us but simply drive our innovation. He has faith that if we did something together, we would be able to celebrate our similarities. History has proven what the people can accomplish. His experience at EUP has fueled a flame in his pursuit of discovery. Alan can be contacted at alan@loklfok.com

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19490_10153218879662902_1984728147270080212_nTIMOTHY COTTER is a junior at Edinboro University majoring in Public Relations and Journalism. Tim has a passion for creating. He enjoys everything from producing music to writing papers, and doodling. Throughout college he has developed an acute sense of empathy along with a desire to travel and help other humans in some way, shape, or form. After growing up in the small town of DuBois, Pennsylvania, he aspires to move to California after graduation and follow his dream of starting a promotion company that specializes in organizing events such as concerts and music festivals in order to raise money and awareness toward social and environmental issues that don’t get enough attention in the media. Timothy can be contacted at thrax9592@gmail.com.

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aDrew Patrick is a junior journalism and public relations major at Edinboro University.He has done major TV, radio, and photography work. He is a general manager and sports director at both Edinboro Television and 88.9 WFSE (the campus radio station). He also works in Wellsboro Pa, at an online publication, Home Page Network . Drew serves a Sports/Special Features Corespondent at Wellsboro Home Page.  He enjoys traveling and learning about stories about people. He enjoys constantly learning. Drew can be reached at DDRAEPW@gmail.com and  you can find him on Twitter.

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shalee-1SHAYLEE DILLEN is a junior at Edinboro University majoring in journalism and public relations. She spent two semesters as a staff writer for various sections of the campus newspaper, The Spectator, and is now an active member of the university’s PRSSA chapter. After spending her whole life in Edinboro, Pa, she is ready to get out of her comfort zone. She will complete a social media, event planning and public relations internship south of Cleveland in Solon, Oh this summer at a public relations and event planning business. She also intends to find time to travel around the country and explore different facets of where her degree can take her. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, writing, volunteering at a local animal shelter and spending time with family and friends. Shaylee will graduate in December of 2016 with her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations. Follow her on Twitter or email her at shayleedillen@aol.com.

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catcherKatie Holmes is a senior at Edinboro University and this coming May she will be walking across the stage with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She is a sports photographer for Edinboro Sports Information Office. When Katie is not in the classroom or working, she is involved in four organizations on campus and a member of Edinboro’s softball team. After college Katie will be moving back home for a few month until she gets married to the love of her life in August. Once Katie is married she will move to Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband and further her education in a Communication Masters program.  Katie can be found on Facebook and reached at via email at catcherholmes@gmail.com.

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IMG_0462Ben Jackson is a senior at Edinboro University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. He is very interested in television production and podcast production. He is a Manager at Etv which is the Television station, and has also contributed to Edinboro’s newspaper The Spectator and radio station, WFSE. He is also the director and editor of the White-Noise Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @BigBenJacks and you can email him at Talltower16@yahoo.com

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taylorTaylor Buffington is a junior at Edinboro University majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. He is a general manager at the Edinboro campus television station and a dj at the college radio station WFSE 88.9 fighting scots radio under the dj name tbuff. While not working for the tv or radio stations Taylo enjoys watching movies and hanging out with his friends and family. Taylor is also a big baseball fan with his favorite team being the New York Yankees. For any question you may have for him email him at buffington_taylor@yahoo.com

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marley Marlenna Godfrey is a senior at Edinboro University studying Journalism Print. She recently had an internship for a radio station down in Meadville and has a show called Mid Days with Marley May on the campus radio station WFSE 88.9 Fighting Scots radio. She has set a goal to move to Florida, after a few years following graduation. Marlenna plans on walking the stage for graduation in May of this year and receiving her diploma. Her interest are in music, helping other people get the full potential of what life holds for them, community events, shopping,traveling the United States, and hanging out with friends. For any questions you may have for her you can email them to godfrey3marley@gmail.com.

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SANTO RIZZO is a 23-year-old senior at Edinboro University, majoring in journalism. He is an aspiring sports writer and is an avid basketball fan. He cheers on the Cleveland Cavaliers and his favorite player is LeBron James. Additionally, Santo is a Senior writer for Cavs Nation, the largest fan website for the Cleveland Cavaliers. You can like their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. When not focused on basketball, he is listening to music or hanging out with his friends. He is set to graduate in December of 2016. Santo can be found on Facebook or you can follow him on Twitter.

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IMG_3694AARON FOSTER-WILLIAMS is a senior at Edinboro University majoring in journalism. He aspires to be a political writer discussing important topics that the mainstream media doesn’t cover. Aaron wants to own his own alternative media company where he can distribute high quality material. Aaron also enjoys producing music, working with computers, creating art, playing sports, and spending time with his family and close friends. He can be found on Facebook or contacted via email – foswill@gmail.com.

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Austin Mitchell is a junior at Edinboro University majoring in journalism and minoring in business. His dream is to be the ‘fun’ Charlie Rose. When he isn’t sidelined with injury, Austin loves to be on the field or court playing some sort of sport that involves a ball. When he graduates he hopes to be selected in NBC’s prestigious page program in New York City and see where his life goes from there. Any comments, questions, or concerns should be sent via email to mitchellaustin130@yahoo.com.

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image1Bria Bates is a Senior at Edinboro Studying Journalism. Bria is passionate about school, family, and reaching her dreams. She hopes to one day use her skills and great qualities to encourage aspiring black writers to achieve their dreams. She is a writer for The Odyssey. At Edinboro, Bria is the public relations director of the Black Student Union Association (BSUA) and has been a contributing writer to “The Spectator” which is the campus newspaper. Bria runs her own blog and is an avid poet.

Bria can be reached at briabates26@gmail.com, visit her blog themeltingpit.BlogSpot.com  or view her pieces on theodysseyonline.com

 

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