The Winonan

2019-2020 Staff

Zach Bailey

Editor-In-Chief

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

Editor-In-Chief

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...

Morgan Reddekopp

News Editor

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...

Sydney Mohr

Features Editor

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...

Madelyn Swenson

Sports Editor

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...

Mohammed Islam

Photo Editor

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...

Nicole Girgen

Photo Editor

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...

Ren Gennerman

Copy Editor

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...

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...

Kristin Kovalsky

News Reporter

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

News Reporter

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...

Benjamin Rayburn

Features Reporter

Benjamin Rayburn is currently in his first year at Winona State and works as features writer at the Winonan, which includes campus life, campus events, and profiles of student and faculty. He’s from San Diego, California...

Caitlin Goette

Features Reporter

Caitlin Goette is a first-year features writer for the Winonan. She is a freshman at Winona State University and majors in Mass Communications – Public Relations and minors in Spanish. Since a young age, Goette has always had...

Hannah Hippensteel

Features Reporter

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

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...

McKenna Scherer

Features Reporter

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...

Madeline Peterson

Film Reporter

Madeline Peterson is the film reviewer for the Winonan. She reviews films that were just in theaters as well as new releases from streaming sites such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. Peterson is a Senior and fourth year...

Jenna Statz

Sports Reporter

Jenna Statz works as a Sports Reporter for the Winonan. Statz is currently in her freshman year at Winona State University and is majoring in Mass Communication: Journalism with a minor in Creative Digital Media. In addition to...

Austin Wallert

Sports Reporter

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...

Maurice Hudson

Sports Reporter

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...

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...

Lydia Velishek

Photographer

Lydia Velishek is a photographer for the Winonan. She is a freshman majoring in i-design. Velishek is from Elko, Minnesota and has been a part of the Winonan since September, 2019. Besides working at the Winonan, Velishek i...

Kristen Carrie

Photographer

Kristen Carrie works as a photographer for The Winonan. Carrie is currently a senior at Winona State University majoring in Communication Arts and Literature Teaching and minoring in Communication Studies Teaching. Having lived...

Shannon Galliart

Photographer

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

Photographer

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...

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