The Appalachian

2019-2020 Staff

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...

Sophia Lyons

Sophia Lyons (she/they) is a senior journalism major from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They 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...

Cole Elledge

Cole is a junior journalism major from North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. You can follow him on Twitter @ColeElledge.

Jesse Barber

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

Quadajah Rivers

Quadajah is a senior electronic media & broadcasting major with a minor in criminal justice from Monroe, North Carolina. Follow her on social media: Instagram: @qsquad_98 Twitter: @rivers_quadajah

Ansley Puckett

Ansley Puckett is a junior journalism major with a minor in English. She is from Lugoff, S.C. (she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Twitter: @AnsleyPuckett

Xanayra Marin-Lopez

Xanayra Marin-Lopez (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major and media studies minor from Clinton, NC. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @xanayraml...

Caleb Garbuio

Caleb is a senior economics major from Spokane, Washington. As a columnist Caleb interests range from the local economy, technology, philosophy, biology, and soccer. email: [email protected]

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....

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 is a senior advertising major from Hendersonville, N.C. email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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

Anna Muckenfuss

Anna Muckenfuss is a senior journalism and broadcasting major from Durham, N.C. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @Muckenfussan

Silas Albright

Silas Albright is a senior journalism major from Fountain, N.C. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @silasalbright

Jackie Park

Jackie Park is a senior journalism major from Charlotte, N.C. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @jackiempark

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

Junior Communication, Public Relations major Twitter: camrynecollier E-mail: [email protected]

Emily Broyles

Emily Broyles (she/her) is a junior journalism and public relations double major, Spanish minor, from Camden, NC. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @em_broyles ...

Megan McCulloh

Sophomore Communication, Journalism major E-mail: [email protected]

Mickey Hutchings

Mickey (she/her) is a senior Communication, Journalism major from Davidson, NC. She is a former video intern for Newsweek. Instagram: @mickeyhutchings Twitter: @mickeyhutchings Email: [email protected]