Kara McIntyre | Editor

Kara McIntyre is the editor for The Wichitan. She is mass communication senior graduating in May. She’s been involved with newspaper since her sophomore year in high school, where she served as sports editor and assistant editor-in-chief. She started working for The Wichitan after taking Dr. Wilson’s media reporting and writing class, serving as managing editor for one semester before taking over as editor in fall 2016. She is also the director of career and personal development in Chi Omega sorority, where she’s been a member for the last three years and fulfilled two other leadership positions — director of public relations and director of community service. Her areas of interest include investigative reporting, journalism, reading, Netflix and loving all the dogs in the world.

Justin Marquart | Design Editor

Justin Marquart is the design editor for The Wichitan. This is his third year art major with an emphasis in printmaking. He got into design in High School when he was on the design team for his school’s yearbook. He started working with The Wichitan the first week of his first year here at Midwestern State University. He started out as a designer for the first year, during his second year he was the design editor and now he is the visuals editor, being in charge of photography/photographers and design/designers.

Cortney Wood | Features Editor

Cortney Wood is the features editor for The Wichitan. She is a mass communication sophomore, and hasn’t picked a minor yet because all the mass communication ones are too cool to choose from. Cortney has been involved with newspaper since her freshman year of high school where she instantly knew her second home was a newsroom, whether that’s because she loves inviting people to share their story with her or her addiction to the newsroom craziness is still up for debate. She served all four years in high school and made her way up the chain of command from reporter to news editor, managing editor, then finally co-editor. She began her Wichitan journey fall 2016 and took over features editor fall 2017. As a full-time student with two part-time jobs, Cortney tends cover tons of grounds, meaning she’ll always make time to stop and have a chit-chat with however about anything.

Rachel Johnson | Photo Editor

Rachel Johnson is photo editor for The Wichitan. Rachel is in her fourth year in mass communication with a minor in broadcasting. She started getting into photography her freshman year of high school, then took a photojournalism class and a yearbook course where her passion for photography only grew. She has been working for The Wichitan on and off for the past three years as a photographer and photo editor. Photography has become a creative outlet and also what she hopes to pursue as a career. Her goal is to capture the world through her lens and show others how to look at life with an open mind and a different perspective.

 Brendan Wynne | Business Manager

Brendan Wynne is the Business Manager for The Wichitan. Brendan is a mass communication sophomore with a minor in public relations / advertising. He’s been a member of The Wichitan staff since his freshman semester at MSU. Previously serving as a reporter, and then Features Editor, Brendan has taken the leadership skills he’s learned from the newspaper across campus, serving as the 2017-18 Parliamentarian for the Student Government Association, as well as being a member of the Advertising Federation.

Leah Bryce | Copy Editor

Leah Bryce is the copy editor for The Wichitan. After transferring from Kilgore College, Leah began her Wichitan career in the 2017 spring semester as managing editor. She is majoring in English and mass communication, and has been involved with newspapers since her junior year in high school. She is frequently compared to Parks and Recreation character April Ludgate, based on personality characteristics. On the rare occasion she isn’t in The Wichitan office, she can be found watching Netflix, reading, Skyping her boyfriend or trying to find animals to love.

Tyler Manning | Film Critic

Tyler Manning is the film critic for The Wichitan. Tyler is in his fourth year, majoring in mass communication with a minor in broadcasting. His appreciation for film started during his first year here at MSU. Last spring semester he wanted an outlet for his opinion on film and found that through The Wichitan.

 

 

Shea James | Visuals Staff

Shea James is a photographer and a designer for The Wichitan. Shea is in her first year, majoring in Fine Arts. She graduated from Leander High School in Cedar Park, Tx. She has four years of experience in high school which include, numerous art classes, journalism, photo journalism and photography. Her interests are taking photos and capturing really awesome moments, hanging out with friends and enjoying life.

 

Chloe Phillips | Reporter

Chloe Phillips is a Reporter for The Wichitan. Chloe is in her third year majoring in mass communication with a minor in journalism. She transferred to MSU Fall 2017 from Lone Star College- North Harris in Houston, TX. Her specific areas of interest are fashion journalism, investigative reporting, and watching Apple Keynotes.

 

 

Sarah Graves | Reporter

Sarah Graves is a reporter for The Wichitan. Sarah is in her second year at MSU, majoring in mass communication. She joined the staff after taking Dr. Wilson’s media reporting and writing class in spring 2016. She is also a member of MSU Bigs and the Advertising Federation. In her free time, Sarah enjoys watching Netflix and playing with her nephew, Evan.

 

Herbert McCullough | Reporter

Herbert McCullough is a second-year transfer student at MSU and he is currently majoring in political science and is minoring in global studies. He has been involved with the Wichitan since his first semester at MSU. His reporting is focused on the general activities that are hosted by MSU. He has also served as a founding reporter and editor of The Lion’s Pride, the college newspaper of Mountain View College. He is also president of Amnesty International, treasurer of the Spanish club, and senator of the German club. His areas of interest include studying current events, writing, playing soccer, and surfing the web and his favorite countries are Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, South African and Norway.

Alex Rios | Reporter

Alex Rios is a reporter for The Wichitan. She is an English/Secondary Education sophomore. She was in the Creative Writing Club, and Psychology Club her senior year of high school and was in Choir all four years of high school, three of those years on Varsity. She is also a member of Alpha Phi International Fraternity,which she has been a part of since the fall of 2016. Her insterests include, writing poetry, reading, hanging out with her dogs, and singing and listening to music.

 

Megan Baltusis | Reporter

Megan Baltusis is a reporter for The Wichitan. Megan is a sophomore at MSU, majoring in Early Childhood Education. Her goal for the future is to become a first grade teacher. Megan has been involved with The Wichitan since the fall of 2017. She has always had a passion for writing, so she decided to get involved by writing for the school newspaper. She was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and looks forward to going home to visit her family and friends during breaks. In her free time, Megan enjoys listening to music, painting, and of course, watching Netflix.

Alyssa Mitchell | Reporter

Alyssa Mitchell is a reporter for The Wichitan. She is a mass communication major just shy of being a junior. She has been working as part of the Wichitan as a journalist for about a year. She hasn’t decided on a minor because she’s torn between journalism and PR. Alyssa likes to sing, paint and wrote in her free time and she’s super friendly. If you see her don’t be afraid to say hello.

 

Makayla Scheck | Sports Reporter

Makayla Scheck is a sports reporter for The Wichitan. She is a marketing freshman, focusing on sports marketing. She has been involved in sports her whole life and has always loved to write. She wanted to join the newspaper in her high school but her sports schedule conflicted. Coming to Midwestern State University she could not join sports due to an injury, so The Wichitan was how she could get involved.

 

Francisco Martinez | Photographer

Francisco Martinez is a photographer for The Wichitan. Francisco is in his fourth year majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. He was born in Long Island, New York and graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. Throughout all of high school he played Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Track, Cross Country, Wrestling, Swimming, and was in Marching Band since 6th grade. His interest in photography began after he’s friend let him borrow a camera during a basketball game to take pictures.

Marissa Daley | Photographer

Marissa Daley is a photographer for The Wichitan. Marissa is in her third year, majoring in Fine arts with an emphasis in ceramics.  She transferred to MSU in the fall of 2016 from TWU in Denton, Texas. She has received a certificate for accomplishing the National Society of Leadership and Success. She has taken graphic design classes as well as a couple photography classes in high school. Her specific areas of interest include graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, and photography. Marissa loves to be a “home body,” but once she’s ready to do something she loves to go on adventures.

Sara Keeling | Photographer

Sara Keeling is a photographer for The Wichitan. Sara is an art major with an emphasis in photography and is thinking about a minor emphasis in graphic design or printmaking. Sara is a senior and planning on graduating in fall 2018. Sara found her passion for photography junior year of high school. She was inspired by one of her teachers to pursue her dream by picking up a camera. She hasn’t put it down since. Through photography she hopes to not only capture people but the stories behind them. Not through writing the story but letting the viewer decided for themselves what they see and discovering the story behind the photo. This is Sara’s first semester in The Wichitan, she is very excited and eager to learn more about photography and explore more opportunities.

Elias Maki | Photographer

Elias Maki is a photographer for The Wichitan. Elias is in his first year at MSU, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. He was born in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Canyon High School in Canyon, Texas. His goal is graduate and go to dental school. His interests include photography, video making, camping, hiking and listening to music. His interest in photography began when he joined his school’s yearbook class in junior high school, where he was responsible for capturing his school’s most important moments. Since then, his passion for photography has only increased, which eventually led him to join The Wichitan.

Harlie David | Photographer

Harlie David is a Photographer for The Wichitan. Harlie is in her third year majoring in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. She plans to attend law school after graduation. She has always had an interest in photography and has taken some online classes to further her knowledge. Harlie started with The Wichitan her junior year and sees it as great opportunity to explore the creativity and excitement photography has to offer. Her areas of interest include photography, music, horseback riding, and reading.

Jennifer Hamelin | Designer

Jennifer Hamelin is a graphic designer for The Wichitan. Jennifer is in her third year of college, majoring in mass communication. She graduated from Graham High School in Graham, Texas in 2011 where she was also part of the school newspaper. She graduated with all honors, as a member of the National Honor Society and National Classical League and was one of four chosen for advanced digital editing awards in a class of over two-hundred. Her interests are drawing, editing on Photoshop or video.audio programs, video games, and reading. She hopes to eventually work in mass communications at a news station or for the media company, RoosterTeeth in Austin, Texas.

Bradley Wilson | Adviser

Bradley Wilson is the adviser for The Wichitan. An associate professor of mass communication, he also teaches the media reporting and writing class and advanced reporting class. He got his start in Austin, working as a photographer for what was then a family-owned, local newspaper, the Westlake Picayune, that published a weekly newspaper of 60 pages or more per week. His specific areas of interest include local media, social media, photojournalism and design.