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Meet the staff

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Emma Innes
(she/her)

Editor-in-chief

eminnes@willamette.edu

Emma is in her third year at both Willamette and The Collegian. A Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics (PPLE) major from Beaverton, OR, she’s dedicated to improving the world however she can and keeping journalism alive at Willamette. 

 

Additionally on campus, Emma is the President of Nerf Club and the Events Chair for Willamette College Democrats. She can be found on campus herding her friends, grabbing a mocha from the Bistro or hiding away in The Collegian office. Her favorite color is teal and her least favorite color is burnt orange. She likes anything with cheese in it and loves a good breakfast sandwich. Her favorite animals are lions, otters and cats. She loves to spoil her cat and her boyfriend’s cats. She also very much loves dogs and has one back at home. Despite being born in January, she was dunked in the millstream for her 20th birthday.

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Bella Montalvo
(she/her)

Opinions Editor

bmontalvo@willamette.edu

Bella (she/her) is a sophomore Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics (PPLE) major from Mcminnville, OR. She is currently interested in American Politics with a focus on voting demographics. Broader interests include writing, literature, and art history!

 

Bella likes reading romance novels, taking personality quizzes, and hugging her cat Elvis. Bella is not the biggest fan of rollercoasters, fireworks and doing laundry. Bella doesn't have many hobbies but will passionately discuss the Hunger Games Trilogy (books and movies) at any time of the day! Outside of the Collegian, Bella is a Barista at a specialty coffee shop in Mcminnville and walks/sits any dog she can!

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Gus Gunter
(He/Him)

Business Manager

gjgunter@willamette.edu

Gus is a fourth year International Studies major from Mill Valley, California. While new to The Collegian, he has been a reader since his first year and appreciator of journalism on campus. Gus is always seen with his red messenger bag he’s had since 1st grade. If you check his pockets you’re likely to find his trusty pocket knife. He likes the older Simpsons, vanilla Coke, Milk Duds and Star Wars. Gus is enthusiastic about trains, German politics, foreign policy, and has a fascination for other countries’ political systems. Additionally on campus, Gus is Treasurer of Nerf Club, President of College Democrats, Theater light technician, and an ASWU Senator.

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Monte Remer
(He/Him)

Lifestyles Editor

meremer@willamette.edu

Monte Remer is a first year Biology and Creative Writing Major. His stories are published in pulpy sci-fi, fantasy, and horror magazines. He is fascinated by prehistoric humans, the occult, and rural America. Somewhere in the mountains, his aggressive typing on old keyboards can heard as the dust rises out of them like smoke from a fresh fire. 

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Jett Starr
(he/him)

Managing Editor

jestarr@willamette.edu

Jett is a third year Civic Communications and Media Major, from Portland, Oregon. This is Jett's second year on the Collegian staff, his first year was as a contributing writer. He is excited about being sports editor because of sports impact on culture. He believes that honest ethical journalism covering microcosms of our society such as sports is important. 

 

Jett has three siblings: Grace, Wyatt, and Skeet. He loves playing, watching, and studying soccer, and plays as a forward for Willamette’s men's soccer team. Jett also loves listening to music. Recently he has been enjoying Ween.

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Josie Elicker
(she/her)

Media Content Manager

jaelicker@willamette.edu

Josie is a third year PPLE major from Long Beach California. She has previously been an artist for the collegian responsible for sketching aswu meetings. She can be found in the corner of the bistro trying and failing to focus on her readings, or at Bentley’s coffee spending all of her life savings. She loves cooking for her best friends, or really anyone who asks, and has strong opinions on the various uses of fresh mozzarella.

 

She continually gets hurt as an avid fan of Los Angeles Angels baseball, however this is a hill she is willing to die on. Her favorite shows are The West Wing, Star Trek The Original Series, A league of their own, and Glee (she swears this last one is ironic). Her hobbies include painting, drawing, fencing, rearranging her room in the middle of the night, and cutting and dying her hair upon the slightest impulse. Josie will talk your ear off about any of her assorted current interests, and that is a threat. She has not closed a tab on her laptop since 2017.

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Amaya Latuszek
(she/her)

Amaya is a fourth year transfer student from San Diego, CA. She's an English Creative Writing major and can be found wandering throughout the botanical gardens searching for her beloved nutria. Amaya also works in the Admission Office as the Assistant Student Director of Events so she may also be found walking backwards throughout campus and hanging out with Caesar the Llama on Bearcat Day. She loves a good DIY project and is an arts and crafts enthusiast.

Her favorite hobbies include crocheting, drinking hot black coffee, color-coding her Google calendar, playing animal crossing and hanging out with her cat, Bolin. Her current behemoth of a crochet project is making a temperature blanket signifying the temperature of each day for her first year living in Oregon. The color palette of that blanket is oranges and blues. She is an amateur plant mom, lover of stuffed crust pizza and a proud One Direction fan. Other favorite artists of hers include Lizzy McAlpine and The Midnight.

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