The Appalachian

2019-2020 Staff

Gabrielle Troutman

Gabrielle Troutman

Gabrielle Troutman (she/her) is a junior English, creative writing major with a communication minor. She is from Mount Airy, N.C.  

Meg Powell

Meg Powell

Meg (she/her) is a senior advertising major from Mars Hill, N.C.

John Park

John Park is a senior electronic media/broadcast major with a minor in political science. He began working for the Appalachian in the fall of 2019 as a videographer for the Appalachian Weekly News. John has interned with The Key West Citizen as a pho...

Cameron Burnett

Cameron Burnett (he/him) is a junior electronic media/broadcasting major, general business minor, from Harrisburg, NC. This is his third year with The Appalachian. 

Jesse Barber

Jesse Barber

Jesse (he/him) is an Interdisciplinary Studies, Documentary Studies in Appalachia major from Sawmills, N.C. This is his third year with The Appalachian.

Abi Pepin

Abi Pepin

Abi Pepin (she/her) is a senior journalism major, political science minor, from Concord, NC.

Ansley Puckett

Ansley Puckett

Ansley Puckett is a senior journalism major with a minor in English. She is from Columbia, S.C. (she/her)

Xanayra Marin-Lopez

Xanayra Marin-Lopez

Xanayra Marin-Lopez (she/they) is a senior journalism major and media studies minor from Clinton, NC.  

Dan Davidson

Dan Davidson

Dan Davidson (he/him) is a junior journalism major, recreation management minor, from Mooresville, NC. This is his third year with The Appalachian. 

Caleb Garbuio

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

Tucker Wulff

Tucker Wulff

Tucker Wulff (Senior, English - Creative Writing Major with a minor in Communication). Tucker is from Fort Collins, Colorado, but his family moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 2010. Soon after moving to South Carolina, Tucker began learning how to...

Adam Zebzda

Adam is a political science major with experience on the campaign trail and local government. He now focuses on writing about Boone's political, social, and economic landscape....

Max Correa

Max Correa

Max Correa (he/him) is a senior Chemistry major (Biochemistry Concentration) from Black Mountain, NC. This is his 3rd year with The Appalachian.

Gianna Holiday

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,...

Shelly Banz

Shelly Banz

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

Efrain Arias-Medina Jr.

My name is Efrain I'm a senior commercial photography major and a minor in studio art. I am a certified graphic designer and this is my fourth year as the Graphics Editor for the paper.  

Anna Muckenfuss

Anna Muckenfuss

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

Moss Brennan

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...

Natalie Brunner

My name is Natalie and I am a senior PR major with a minor in marketing. I love working for The Appalachian because it allows me to stay up-to-date with what is happening around campus, and provides me with exposure to online media! A fun fact about ...

Camryn Collier

Camryn Collier

Camryn Collier (she/her) is a senior public relations major with an art history minor from Winston-Salem, NC.  

Emily Broyles

Emily Broyles

Emily Broyles (she/her) is a senior journalism major, Spanish minor, from Camden, NC. This is her fourth year with The Appalachian.

Megan McCulloh

Sophomore Communication, Journalism major E-mail: mccullohmb@appstate.edu

Mickey Hutchings

Mickey Hutchings

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