The Appalachian

2020-2021 Staff

Ansley Puckett
Managing Editor

Ansley Puckett

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

Jake Markland
News Editor

Jake Markland

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

Sports Editor

Dan Davidson

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

Photo Editor

Kara Haselton

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

Caleb Garbuio
Columnist

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

Senior Reporter

Abi Pepin

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.
Reporter

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 f...

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,...

Silas Albright
Reporter

Silas Albright

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

Jackie Park
Reporter

Jackie Park

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

Mickey Hutchings
Reporter

Mickey Hutchings

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

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

Editorial Page Editor

Ella Adams

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

Jesse Barber
Photographer

Jesse Barber

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

Xanayra Marin-Lopez
Visual Managing 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...

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

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...

Emily Broyles
Editor-in-Chief

Emily Broyles

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