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

Spring 2022 Staff

Photo Journalist

Stephanie Palma

Photo Journalist

Reagan Hudson

Reagan Hudson is from Hershey, Nebraska. She is a freshmen at Wayne State College and is majoring in English writing and minoring in editing and publishing. She is a member of the Wayne State Marching...

News Writer

Lily Escalante

News Writing

Joshua Kurbis

Josh Kurbis
News Writer

Josh Kurbis

Josh Kurbis is from Omaha Nebraska. He likes to make music and go to the gym. He is also a huge Buffalo Wild Wings enthusiast and a die-hard Denver Bronco fan. ...

Anthony Munderloh
News Writer

Anthony Munderloh

Anthony Munderloh is from Wakefield, Nebraska and is studying digital film production at Wayne State College. Anthony is an avid outdoorsman and loves to travel, fish, and hunt....

Circulation Manager

Maddi Minnehan

Matt Thompson
News Writer

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is in his fourth year in college, a transfer student. Before coming to Wayne, Matt was in broadcast at Richland College in Dallas, Texas for 2 years and University of Jamestown last year. He ...

News Writer

Kaylee Koch

Kaylee Koch is a sophomore at Wayne State. Originally from Crofton, NE, and she is majoring in English language arts education! Currently, she is a member of the honor societies Sigma Tau Delta, Kappa...

Lurye Baxa
A&E Editor

Lurye Baxa

Lurye Baxa is a first-year student at Wayne State College majoring in journalism and minoring in editing and publishing. Her interests include reading, writing, Harry Potter, Marvel, Disney movies and spen...

News Writer

Tom Short

Thomas Short is a student here at Wayne State College. He is a graphic design major with a minor in communications. Some hobbies he enjoys are listening to music, playing video games, and hanging out with my...

Madison Glause
News Writer

Madison Glause

Madison Glause is from Palmer, Nebraska. She is a junior and is studying secondary English language arts education. She writes fiction in her free time, and is in news writing to further her ELA educati...

Jayde Teutsch
News Writer

Jayde Teutsch

Jayde is a freshman at Wayne State College double majoring in political science and journalism. She grew up in West Point, Nebraska and enjoys reading in her spare time. In high school, Jayde wrote column sto...

Emily Ames
News Writer

Emily Ames

Emily Ames is a sophomore at Wayne State studying language arts education. In the future, she hopes to teach in Lincoln, although she is not originally from there. Emily grew up thirty minutes away from...

Cory Martinson
News Writer

Cory Martinson

Cory Martinson is a 20 year old sophomore here at WSC. He is from small town Bloomfield here in Nebraska. He is majoring in electronic media and plans to pursue a career in video or radio production. His hobb...

Wallace Duplessis
News Writer

Wallace Duplessis

Wallace Duplessis is a senior at Wayne State College. His major is mass communication/electronic media. He is from New Orleans Louisiana and is on the rugby team. ...

Jackson Kelley
News Writer

Jackson Kelley

Jackson Kelley is a junior at Wayne State College and is a communications major. He enjoys playing piano, hanging with friends and playing board games. He plans on going to seminary after graduating f...

Jon Lyrek
News Writer

Jon Lyrek

Jon Lyrek is as Senior, from Buffalo, Minnesota. He will be graduating in May with a degree in sports management and a minor in promotions and media. After graduating he will be a marketing intern in t...

Jadyn Burenheide
News Writer

Jadyn Burenheide

Jadyn Burenheide is a freshman from Howells, Nebraska. She is a secondary English/language arts education major with minors in speech and theatre. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, hangi...

Grace Hunke
Photographer

Grace Hunke

Grace Hunke is a freshman at WSC and is majoring in ag communications and leadership. She is from the small town of Dodge, Nebraska, but went to school at North Bend. In her free time, she likes to ...

Maddie Genoways
News Writer

Maddie Genoways

Maddie Genoways is a freshman from Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. She is a graphic design major minoring in journalism. Maddie jumped straight from writing for her high school newspaper one year to the college paper ...

Bailey Gunderson
News Writer

Bailey Gunderson

Bailey Gunderson is currently a sophomore at Wayne State College. She is from Sioux City, Iowa, and is majoring in mass communications and digital film production. Her hobbies include reading, painting,...

Hailey Walsh
News Writer

Hailey Walsh

Hailey Walsh is a freshman completing her undergrad degree in communications. Hailey is from Wakefield, Nebraska, and is currently working at the public library in town. She loves reading, trying new t...

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...

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...

John Campbell
Staff 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...

Ryan Herek
Staff 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.

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...

Advertising/Marketing Manager

Aly Gage

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
Editor-in-Chief

Laura Spieler

Jacob Stewart
Columnist - Dead in the Water

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...

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