The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

2023-2024 Staff

Jenna Guzman
Editor-in-Chief

Jenna Guzman

Jenna Guzman (she/her) is a junior journalism and public relations double major with a media studies minor. This is her third year working for The Appalachian.

Siri Patterson
Managing Editor

Siri Patterson

Siri Patterson (she/her/hers) is a junior journalism major with a minor in political science. This is her second year writing for The Appalachian.

K. Slade
Visual Managing Editor

K. Slade

K. Slade (she/her) is a senior journalism major. This is her third year with The Appalachian.

Chief Copy Editor

Vivian Parks

Vivian Parks (they/them) is an anthropology major with a minor in Spanish. This is their second year with The Appalachian.

Madalyn Edwards
Associate News Editor

Madalyn Edwards

Madalyn Edwards (she/her) is a junior English major from Mount Airy, NC. This is her second year with The Appalachian.

Briley Turpin
A&C Editor

Briley Turpin

Briley Turpin (she/her) is a senior communications major with a criminal justice minor.

Abby Buckner
Associate A&C Editor

Abby Buckner

Abby Buckner (she/her) is a sophomore professional writing major with a communication minor. This is her second year with The Appalachian.

Ethan Smith
Sports Editor

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith (he/him) is a senior journalism major, media studies minor. This is his third year writing for The Appalachian.

Leah Boone
Opinion Editor

Leah Boone

Leah Boone (she/her/hers) is a junior chemistry major. This is her second year with The Appalachian.

Bella Lantz
Associate Opinion Editor

Bella Lantz

Bella Lantz (she/her) is a sophomore secondary education-english major from Denver, NC.

Ashton Woodruff
Photo Editor

Ashton Woodruff

Ashton Woodruff (she/her) is a junior IDS Criminal Justice/Photojournalism major, and a Social Work minor. This is her second year with The Appalachian.

Emily Simpson
Associate Photo Editor

Emily Simpson

Emily Simpson (she/her) is a junior Commercial Photography major. This is her first year with The Appalachian.

Kaitlyn Close
Graphics Editor

Kaitlyn Close

Kaitlyn Close (she/her) is a senior Graphic Design major and Digital Marketing minor. This is her second year with The Appalachian.

Julia Woodring
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Julia Woodring

Julia Woodring (she/her) is a  junior professional writing major with minors in non-profit organizations and digital marketing.

Pruett Norris
Multimedia Editor

Pruett Norris

Pruett Norris (he/him) is a senior double majoring in English with a concentration in Film Studies and Electronic Media/Broadcasting. This is his second year with The Appalachian.

Chance Chamberlain
Associate Sports Editor

Chance Chamberlain

Chance Chamberlain (he/him) is a senior journalism major, media studies minor. This is his second year writing for The Appalachian.

Kayla Masterman
Distribution Manager

Kayla Masterman

Kayla Masterman (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major and English minor. This is her second year with the Appalachian.

Chloe Jenkins
Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Chloe Jenkins

Chloe Jenkins (she/her) is a sophomore Public Relations major with a minor in Japanese.

Ella Wilson
Director of Audience Engagement

Ella Wilson

Ella Wilson (she/her) is a sophomore public relations major.

Rian Hughes
Associate Graphics Editor

Rian Hughes

Business Manager

Ethan Batchelor

Ethan Batchelor (he/him) is a management major and returning staff member.

Mia Seligman
Enterprise Editor

Mia Seligman

Mia Seligman is a sophomore journalism major with a minor in gender, women's, and sexuality studies from Asheville, NC. This is her second year at The Appalachian. (She/her)

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Community Editor

Ella Adams

Ella Adams (she/her) is a senior anthropology major.

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