The student news site of Wayne State College

The Wayne Stater

The student news site of Wayne State College

The Wayne Stater

The student news site of Wayne State College

The Wayne Stater

2021-2022 Staff

Elizabeth Hjelm
Photo Editor

Elizabeth Hjelm

Elizabeth Hjelm is the Photo Editor for The Wayne Stater this year. She is originally from a small town in South Dakota called Viborg. Viborg is the home of "Danish Days" and Lund Theatre. In her spare...

Staff Writer

Hayley Ortmeier

Hayley Ortmeier is from West Point, Nebraska. She is a freshman majoring in journalism and minoring in electronic media at Wayne State College. Hayley decided to go into the journalism field because she...

Staff Writer

Alondra Castillo

Alondra Castillo is a freshman at Wayne State College majoring in journalism with a plan to minor in electronic media. Her hobbies include reading, thrifting, and of course, playing Roblox with her five...

Staff Writer

Kristian Perez

Kristian Perez is a junior at Wayne State College majoring in English writing and minoring in journalism, editing and publishing, as well as business administration. When not in Wayne, she lives in the...

Staff Writer

Kathryn Vlaanderen

Kathryn Vlaanderen is a staff writer for The Wayne Stater newspaper. Kathryn is excited to explore her passion for writing and journalism while continuing her studies in psychology and Spanish. On the...

News Writer

Autumn McIntyre

Autumn McIntyre is currently a sophomore at WSC. She is from Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Millard South High School with an Associate of Arts degree through their early college program. She is majoring...

Nathan Reiland-Smith
News Writer

Nathan Reiland-Smith

Nathan is an electronic media major, with a minor in online media. Nathan is now in his third year at Wayne State College, he has worked on multiple student film productions, as well as two professional...

Hannah French
News Writer

Hannah French

Hannah French is a sophomore at Wayne State College. She is majoring in electronic media and agricultural communications with a minor in political science and film. During her free time she enjoys reading,...

Luke Stara
News Writer

Luke Stara

Luke Stara, a junior at Wayne State College, is majoring in electronic media and minoring in sports management. His career goal is to become a sports broadcaster at a major college somewhere in the United...

News Writer

Caleb Cohen

Caleb Cohen is a seven year student at Wayne State College. His major is secondary English Education and minor in theatre. He has always wanted to have a career where he is able to make a difference in...

MJ Waterhouse
News Writer

MJ Waterhouse

MJ Waterhouse is a senior here at WSC. Coming all the way from Omaha, NE she is a communication studies major with a minor in political science. She has enjoyed working with her peers on the WSC theatre...

Agnes Kurtzhals
Online, Social Media, and Newsletter Editor

Agnes Kurtzhals

Agnes Kurtzhals grew up on a farm outside of Coleridge, NE. Agnes graduated from Laurel-Concord Coleridge in 2018 and continue her education at Northeast Community College. She graduated with an Associate...

Ally Boyd
News Writing

Ally Boyd

Ally Boyd is a digital film production and theory major. She is a senior at WSC and has produced, directed, and edited many of the student short films. In her free time, she enjoys photography, cinematography,...

Erin Schwager
News Writer

Erin Schwager

Erin Schwager is a junior at Wayne State College. She is studying secondary English education with a supplemental endorsement in journalism and media. Erin loves spending time with her friends and family,...

Adam Lundeen
News Writer

Adam Lundeen

Adam Lundeen is a transfer student from Northeast Community College. He hopes to graduate this spring with a degree in electronic media. He enjoys playing video games and learning Spanish. Adam previously...

Miranda Trowbridge
News Writer

Miranda Trowbridge

Miranda Trowbridge is a senior from Murdock, NE. She is majoring in English language arts education with a theatre endorsement minor. Miranda was originally a music major until she realized picking scripts...

Jennifer Castillo
News Writer

Jennifer Castillo

Jennifer Castillo was born in October 2000 in a small country call Honduras. With her sister, Castillo experienced an average and simple childhood. Her childhood was struggle-free and mostly happy. In...

John Campbell
News Writer

John Campbell

John Campbell is a sophomore at Wayne State. He studies communications with a major in sports media and minoring in social media. John is on the cross country and track team where he runs long distance...

Zachary Chromy
News Writer

Zachary Chromy

Zachary Chromy is a junior at Wayne State College. He is currently studying English language arts education and theatre education. Zach grew up in Schuyler, Nebraska and attended school at Aquinas Catholic...

Jessica Palmillas
News Writer

Jessica Palmillas

Jessica Palmillas is a junior studying English language arts education. She is also the Diversity Programmer for the Student Activities Board and a Resident Assistant on campus. During her free time, she...

Savannah Ameen
News Writer

Savannah Ameen

Savannah Ameen is a junior at Wayne State College. She is pursuing a major in English language arts for secondary education. Savannah grew up outside of Sioux City, Iowa and is actually a transfer student...

Sierra Cox
News Writer

Sierra Cox

Sierra Cox is from Louisville, NE and is currently a senior at Wayne State College graduating this December. She is majoring in computer information systems with a minor in social media marketing. In her...

Ryan Herek
News Writer

Ryan Herek

Ryan Herek is a junior at Wayne State College majoring in mass communications. He is from Omaha, NE and the oldest of five siblings. He enjoys watching sports and hanging out with friends in his free time.

Clare Hornung
News Writer

Clare Hornung

Clare Hornung is from Raymond, NE. Her family has an acreage a few miles outside of town. She is in her junior year and double majoring in speech communications and agriculture communications and leadership....

Collin Hain
News Writer

Collin Hain

Collin Hain is a sophomore at Wayne State College majoring in mass communications with a minor in English. He is from David City, NE, and involved many clubs on campus. Some of his hobbies are reading,...

Mark Albers
News Writer

Mark Albers

Mark Albers is a senior at Wayne State College majoring in electronic media with a minor is digital film. He aspires to be a producer and create TV shows and movies. He loves writing stories. Mark spends...

Kortney Fethkenher
News Writer

Kortney Fethkenher

Kortney Fethkenher is a junior at Wayne State College majoring in mass communications/electronic media with a minor in digital film. The plans to graduate in the spring of 2023. On the campus radio station,...

Callie Hurley
News Writer

Callie Hurley

Callie Hurley is a sophomore at Wayne State College majoring in mass communications with a concentration in electronic media. She spent the summer interning at her local newspaper doing photography and...

Zaynab Kouatli
Opinion Editor

Zaynab Kouatli

Zaynab is the opinion editor for The Wayne Stater. They are in their sophomore year of college and studying art education. They are an Arab American with a passion for social justice, cats, and mushrooms.

Aubreanna Miller
News Editor

Aubreanna Miller

Aubreanna Miller works as a News Editor for The Wayne Stater. She is currently a sophomore majoring in journalism and communications. She attended Milford High School in Milford, Nebraska. She's enjoys...

Laura Spieler
A&E Editor

Laura Spieler

Advisor

Liz Viall

Kaitlynn Breeden
Editor in Chief

Kaitlynn Breeden

Kaitlynn Breeden is the Editor in Chief of The Wayne Stater. She is from Fremont, NE and graduated from Fremont High School in 2018. She was on her high school yearbook staff, which is how she became interested...

Jacob Stewart
Columnist

Jacob Stewart

Jake Stewart currently lives in Wayne, Nebraska where he graduated from Wayne State College with a master's degree in English education. He is the author of the novel in verse, Whiskey Vengeance, and has...