The Appalachian

2020-2021 Staff

Mickey Hutchings
Managing Editor

Mickey Hutchings

Mickey (she/her) is a senior journalism major from Davidson, North Carolina. Instagram: @mickeyhutchings Twitter: @mickeyhutchings Email: hutchingsmk@appstate.edu

This is an image of Sophia, the chief copy editor. Sophia is wearing a black turtleneck shirt and high-waisted grey skirt. Sophia also has magenta hair and is smiling in front of a white background.
Chief Copy Editor

Sophia Lyons

Sophia Lyons (she/they) is a senior journalism major from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She joined The Appalachian as a staff copy editor in March 2019, and took over as chief copy editor in January 2020. When she's not copy editing, Sophia also works...

Emily Broyles
News Editor

Emily Broyles

Emily Broyles (she/her) is a junior journalism major, Spanish minor, from Camden, NC. Email: broyleseg@appstate.edu Twitter: @em_broyles

Silas Albright
Sports Editor

Silas Albright

Silas Albright is a senior journalism major from Fountain, N.C. Email: albrightsj@appstate.edu Twitter: @silasalbright

Efrain Arias-Medina Jr.
Graphics Editor

Efrain Arias-Medina Jr.

My name is Efrain I'm a junior commercial photography major and a minor in studio art. I am a certified graphic designer and this is my third year as the Graphics Editor for the paper. Instagram: @EAM.Creations

Jesse Barber
Photo Editor

Jesse Barber

Jesse (he/him) is an Interdisciplinary Studies, Documentary Studies in Appalachia major from Sawmills, N.C.

Shelly Banz
Business Manager

Shelly Banz

Shelly Banz is a senior advertising major from Hendersonville, N.C. email: banzsr@appstate.edu or business@theappalachianonline.com

Jake Markland
Associate News Editor

Jake Markland

Jake Markland (he/him/his) is a junior journalism major with a political science minor from Atlanta, Georgia. Follow him on Twitter @jake_markland.

Senior Reporter

Abi Pepin

Gianna Holiday
Reporter

Gianna Holiday

Gianna (she/her) is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science. This is her third year working with The Appalachian. She has also interned with High Country Press and Radio America. In her free time, she enjoys to read, go to the gym,...

Lily Kincaid
Associate A&C Editor

Lily Kincaid

Lily is a junior communication, journalism major and media studies minor from Lenoir, N.C. (she/her/hers) Email: kincaidlr@appstate.edu

Jessica Kimes
Assistant Business Manager

Jessica Kimes

Jessica is a Junior Advertising Major, Spanish and Business Minor from Concord, North Carolina.

Meg Powell
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Meg Powell

Meg (she/her) is a junior advertising major from Mars Hill, N.C. Email: powellme@appstate.edu

Ansley Puckett
A&C Editor

Ansley Puckett

Ansley Puckett is a junior journalism major with a minor in English. She is from Columbia, S.C. (she/her/hers) Email: puckettat@appstate.edu Twitter: @AnsleyPuckett

Xanayra Marin-Lopez
Multimedia Editor

Xanayra Marin-Lopez

Xanayra Marin-Lopez (she/they) is a junior journalism major and media studies minor from Clinton, NC. Email: marinlopezxn@appstate.edu Twitter: @xanayraml...

Caleb Garbuio
Editorial Page Editor

Caleb Garbuio

Caleb is a senior Barnes Fellow and economic researcher at Appalachian State's Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA). As a columnist Caleb covers contemporary issues via neuroscience, genetics, economics, and philosophy. email: garbuioc@appstate.edu

Anna Muckenfuss
Appalachian Weekly News Producer

Anna Muckenfuss

Anna Muckenfuss is a senior journalism and broadcasting major from Durham, N.C. Email: Muckenfussan@appstate.edu Twitter: @Muckenfussan

Jackie Park
Editor-in-Chief

Jackie Park

Jackie Park is a senior journalism major from Charlotte, N.C. Email: parkjm@appstate.edu Twitter: @jackiempark

Moss Brennan
Political Editor

Moss Brennan

Moss Brennan (he/him) is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science and media studies. He has worked on The Appalachian since freshman year as the Enterprise Editor, News Editor and most recently as the Editor-in-Chief. The past two summers...