The Winonan

2018-2019 Staff

Austin Wallert

Austin “Buck” Wallert works as a Sports Reporter for the Winonan. Wallert is currently in his senior year of college, majoring in journalism and minoring in coaching.  In addition to his work with the Winonan, Wallert...

Mohammed Islam

Mohammed Islam is currently in his  junior year at Winona State University, and is majoring in Composite Materials Engineering. Besides the Winonan, he also work as a Walk-in Specialist at The Technical Support Centre. He is...

Hannah Hippensteel

Hannah Hippensteel is a features writer for the Winonan. This is her second year as a writer for the Winonan, and she has enjoyed the opportunities to strengthen and diversify her writing subject matter and style. Hippensteel...

Kellen Brandt

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...

Barry Allen

Barry Allen covers multiple sports teams at WSU for the Winonan. This is his first year at Winona State after he transferred from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Barry is majoring in journalism with a minor in coaching. Allen...

Kristin Kovalsky

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...

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson works as a news reporter for the Winonan. Johnson is new to journalism, and news reporting, but is excited to expand her knowledge of this field in order to become a better teacher in the future.   Johnson is currently in he...

Skylar Smiley

Skylar Smiley works as a features reporter for the Winonan. Smiley is currently in her second year at Winona State University, and is double majoring in Communication Arts and Literature Teaching and Spanish Education, and...

Katelynn Holst

Katelynn Holst works as a photographer for the Winonan. Holst is currently in her second year at Winona State University, and is Majoring in Mass Communications – Creative Digital Media, and minoring in both History of Art...

Maurice Hudson

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...

Josh DeLaRosa

Josh is a double major in Film Studies and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. He may be short, but he has tall ambitions. He also likes writing about himself in the third-person.

Crystal Flintrop

Crystal Flintrop works as a news reporter for the Winonan. She is also the photographer, videographer and promotional director for the Waseca Marching Band. Flintrop also DJ's for KQAL.  Flintrop is in her third year at Wino...

Ren Gennerman

Ren Gennerman works as a features reporter for the Winonan. Gennerman is currently in their third year at Winona State University, and is majoring in Communication, Art, and Literature Teaching, and minoring Communication Studies...

Rachel Hollcraft

Rachel Hollcraft works as a news reporter for the Winonan. Hollcraft is currently in her second year at Winona State University. She is majoring in English: Literature and Language, and minoring in both Marketing and Creative...

Christopher Edwards

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...

Derek Dravis

Derek Dravis works as a photographer for the Winonan. Before working at the Winonan, Dravis worked as a photographer for his high school athletic teams. Dravis is currently in his fourth year at Winona State University, and is...

Sarah Govis

Sarah Govis is currently a features reporter. Prior to writing for the Winonan, she wrote for three years as a reporter, feature editor, and news editor for the Niles West News, Niles West’s high school newspaper in the north...

Marshal Will

Marshal Will is a news reporter for the Winonan. Before coming to the Winona, he was a Biology major at the University of North Dakota. Will was a recent finalist and scholarship winner for the second year of the Minnesota Datathon...

Lauren Lott

Lauren Lott works as a sports reporter for the Winonan. She covers the volleyball team this semester. Lott is currently in her fifth year at Winona State University, and is majoring in English Literature and Language and minoring...

McKenna Scherer

McKenna Scherer works as a features reporter for the Winonan. Scherer is currently in her second year at Winona State University and is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She is a mass communications: journalism major with a double...

Zach Bailey

Zach Bailey currently works as the editor-in-chief of the Winonan. This is his third year in the role, after having become the editor-in-chief during the 2017-18 school year. Prior to holding the position of editor-in-chief, Bailey...

Mitchell Breuer

Mitchell Breuer works as the Sports Editor for the Winonan, in addition to occasionally covering a variety of sports for the paper. Breuer is currently in his fifth year of college, with this being his third year at Winona Stat...

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...

Blake Gasner

Blake Gasner works as the current film critic for the Winonan. He is in the midst of his first year with the paper, but his love for cinema is years in the making. Upon discovering the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films on VHS...

Lauren Gennerman

Ren Gennerman works as a news reporter for the Winonan. Before working at the Winonan, Gennerman worked for three years as a reporter and historian for the Kettle Moraine Express, the school newsletter of the Kettle Moraine School...

Nicole Girgen

Nicole Girgen works as the current photo editor for the Winonan. She is in her third year as photo editor, after starting in the position during the 2017-18 school year and was a general photographer during the 2016-17 school...

Erin Jones

Erin Jones works as the current copy editor of the Winonan. She is in her first year as copy editor, after having been a news reporter for the Winonan. The Winonan is the first newspaper Jones has worked for. Jones is currently...

Morghan Lemmenes

Morghan Lemmenes works as the current features editor of the Winonan. She is in her first year as features editor, after having been the features reporter for the Winonan. The Winonan is the first newspaper Lemmenes has worked...

Sydney Mohr

Sydney Mohr is Features Editor and a sports reporter for the Winonan, focusing on Women’s Rugby,  Men's Hockey, Gymnastics, and Softball. She is in her third year of reporting for the Winonan. Mohr is a Senior and four...

Morgan Reddekopp

Morgan Reddekopp works as copy editor, online editor, news reporter and photographer for the Winonan. She also writes the Dog of the Week column. Reddekopp is currently in her third year at Winona State University, and is maj...

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...

Madelyn Swenson

Madelyn Swenson is going into her third year as news editor for the Winonan. She will also be cover Women’s soccer for the first time. Before that she worked as a news writer for the Winonan.   Swenson is a senior Journa...

Kameron Wilson

Kameron Wilson works as a features reporter for the Winonan. Before joining the Winonan Staff, Kameron has written blogs for the Winona State Blogging over the past two years and he wrote articles for the Eagan Independent Newspaper...

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