The Winonan

2020-2021 Staff

Morgan Reddekopp


Morgan Reddekopp works as the Editor-in-Chief for the Winonan. Reddekopp is currently in her final semester at Winona State University, and is majoring in Mass Communications – Creative Digital Media, and minoring in both...

Ren Gennerman

Features Editor

Ren Gennerman works as the Features Editor for the Winonan. Gennerman is currently in their final semester at Winona State University, and is majoring in Communication, Art, and Literature Teaching, and minoring Communication...

McKenna Scherer

News Editor

McKenna Scherer currently works as the News Editor for the Winonan and has previously been a features reporter and a news reporter. Scherer is in her third year at Winona State University, majoring in Mass Communication: Journalism...

Maurice Hudson

Sports Editor

Maurice Hudson is a sports reporter for the Winonan. He is a Senior with a major in journalism. Hudson is from Rogers, Minnesota. He has worked as a social media intern for THOR Companies over the summer of 2018, where...

Mohammed Islam

Photo Editor

Mohammed Islam currently works as the Photo Editor for the Winonan, and is in his junior year at Winona State University, majoring in Composite Materials Engineering. Besides the Winonan, he also works as a Walk-in Specialist...

Kristin Kovalsky

Copy Editor

Kristin Kovalsky works as a news reporter for the Winonan. This is her second-year writing for the Winonan. She did not have previous experience in journalism, but she has always had a passion for writing and telling stories. Kovalsky...

Alek LaShomb

News Reporter

Alek LaShomb works as a News Reporter for the Winonan. LaShomb is a senior at Winona State University and is majoring in Political Science, with a minor in Mass Communications- Journalism. LaShomb also serves on the executive...

Kalli O’Brien

News Reporter

Kalli O’Brien is a first year student at Winona State University, and works as a News Reporter for the Winonan. She was on the news team throughout  high school  and has loved writing from a very young age. O'Brien is from...

Hannah Hippensteel

Features Reporter

Hannah Hippensteel is a features writer for the Winonan. She has enjoyed the three years spent with the Winonan and has worked to strengthen and diversify her writing subject matter and style. Hippensteel is a senior at Winona...

Matthew Drewry

Features Reporter

Matthew Drewry is Online Editor of the Winonan and a reporter for the features section. Matthew is a Junior at Winona State University double majoring in Journalism and Recreational Tourism with a minor in adventure education....

Kelli Knobloch

Features Reporter

Kellen Brandt

Features Reporter

Kellen Brandt is a features writer for the Winonan. This is her third year writing for the Winonan and she loves getting to meet new people, hear their stories, and then bring them to life. Brandt is a junior at Winona State University...

Lucy Lavalley

Sports Reporter

Christopher Edwards

Sports Reporter

Christopher Edwards covers football for the Winonan. He is a Senior with a major in journalism and minor in communication studies. This is Edwards' second year at Winona, as he recently transferred from Anoka-Ramsey Community...

Noah Mruz

Film Reviewer

Shannon Galliart


Shannon Galliart works as a photographer and horoscope writer for the Winonan. Galliart is currently in her junior year at Winona State University, and is majoring in Sociology, and minoring in Ethnic Studies. She hopes to go...

Natalie Tyler


Natalie Tyler works as a photographer for the Winonan. Before working for the Winonan, Tyler established her photography business taking portraits of seniors and couples. She is now inquiring for weddings and family sessions. Tyler...

Sophia Sailer


Sophia Sailer (She/Her) is currently a News Reporter/Photographer for the Winonan This is Sailer’s first year at Winona State and she is from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She is double majoring in Film Studies and Creative Digital Media. ...

Gabriel Hathaway

features writer

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