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Northern Star

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Northern Star

2022-2023 Staff

Madelaine Vikse
Editor-in-Chief

Madelaine Vikse

Madelaine Vikse is the editor-in-chief at the Northern Star. She will be a senior this year and is majoring in journalism with a minor in communication studies. Madelaine joined the Northern Star in May 2021 as a lifestyle...

Abigail Lamoreaux
Managing Editor

Abigail Lamoreaux

Abby Lamoreaux is the managing editor at the Northern Star. She will be going into her junior year in the BFA in Acting program. She was previously seen onstage in “Conference of the Birds” last spring and will perform next...

Bridgette Fox
Copy Editor

Bridgette Fox

Bridgette Fox is the copy editor at the Northern Star. This will be her second year at NIU. She is majoring in English and double-minoring in anthropology and linguistics. These are the other positions that Bridgette holds...

Lifestyle Editor

Daija Hammonds

Daija Hammonds is the lifestyle editor at the Northern Star. She is a junior at NIU with a major in English and a minor in journalism. Daija joined the Star in Fall 2021 as a lifestyle writer before transitioning into her new...

Opinion Editor

Joey Trella

Joey Trella is the opinion editor at the Northern Star. She is a junior at NIU working towards a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a double minor in communications and political science. Joey joined Northern Star in February...

Multimedia Editor

Sean Reed

Sean Reed (they/them) is the multimedia editor at the Northern Star. They are a sophomore at NIU majoring in communications. Sean joined the star during the Fall 2021 semester as a photographer, before moving to the new multimedia...

Sports Editor

Skyler Kisellus

Skyler Kisellus is the sports editor at the Northern Star. He is a junior at NIU majoring in accountancy and intending to minor in sports journalism. Skyler joined the Northern Star as a sports reporter in Fall 2021, moving...

Lifestyle Writer

Laqes Davis

Laqes Davis is a lifestyle writer at the Northern Star.

Lifestyle Writer

Kyron Lewis

News Reporter

Eddie Drinkwine

Eddie Drinkwine is a news reporter at the Northern Star.

Assistant News Editor

Colin Kempsell

Colin Kempsell is the assistant news editor at the Northern Star. He is a third-year communications major with a minor in journalism, focusing on news and media studies. Colin's news coverage focuses on community involvement,...

News Reporter

Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon

Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon is a news reporter at the Northern Star.

News Reporter

Nyah Nowakowski

Nyah Nowakowski is a news reporter at the Northern Star. She is a junior majoring in communications. Nyah joined the Northern Star in Fall 2022. In her free time, she travels the world and enjoys seeing and trying new things.

Opinion Columnist

Philip Arduini

Philip Arduini is an opinion columnist at the Northern Star. Originally from Rock Falls, Illinois, Philip is a junior at NIU majoring in economics. In his free time, he enjoys running, watching football, and learning about history.

Derek Bos
Opinion Columnist

Derek Bos

Quade Evans
Opinion Columnist

Quade Evans

Quade Evans is an opinion columnist at the Northern Star. He is a sophomore at NIU majoring in English and intending to minor in marketing. He joined the Northern Star as a lifestyle reporter in Fall 2021 and transitioned to...

Opinion Columnist

Yusra Jaleel

Yusra Jaleel is an opinion columnist at the Northern Star. She is a junior transfer and entering the accountancy program this fall. This is her first term at the Star, however, Yusra previously wrote for The Courier at College...

Opinion Columnist

Angelina Padilla-Tompkins

Angelina Padilla-Tompkins is a junior communications and journalism double major. Originally of Washington, Illinois, Angelina joined the Northern Star in January 2022 as an opinion columnist. Angelina hopes to move to New Orleans...

Opinion Columnist

Keely Quinlan

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Carlos Finney Jr.
Sports Reporter

Carlos Finney Jr.

Carlos Finney Jr. is a sports reporter at the Northern Star. He is a journalism major with a minor in sports management. Carlos has covered volleyball, wrestling and is currently covering men's soccer.

Ethan Gonzales
Sports Reporter

Ethan Gonzales

Ethan Gonzales is a junior transfer student at NIU majoring in sport management. He is a beat reporter for NIU women’s soccer in the fall and NIU men’s basketball in the winter. This is his first year at the Northern Star. Ethan...

Sports Reporter

Tyler Murray

Tyler Murray is a sophomore at NIU majoring in communications and hopes to get a major in Spanish. He joined the Star in the fall 2022 semester as a sports reporter for the football beat, handling pregame interviews, features...

DeOndre Saunders
Sports Reporter

DeOndre Saunders

DeOndre is a sports reporter at the Northern Star. He is a communications major with a minor in Journalism. DeOndre helps cover NIU basketball and also writes columns for the sports section.

Joseph Segreti
Sports Reporter

Joseph Segreti

Joseph Segreti is a sports reporter at the Northern Star, primarily covering NIU football. He is a freshman at NIU majoring in journalism and minoring in sport journalism. This is Joseph's first year at the Northern Star. He ran...

Michael Stoll
Sports Reporter

Michael Stoll

Michael Stoll is a sports reporter at the Northern Star, primarily covering NIU cross country.

Jermel Williams
Sports Reporter

Jermel Williams

Jermel Williams is a sports reporter at the Northern Star, primarily covering NIU women's soccer.

Sports Reporter

Kalesia Williams

Kalesia is a sports reporter at the Northern Star, primarily covering NIU hockey. She is junior communications major hoping to find a career in multimedia and corporate communications after graduation. Kalesia is also a sports...

Cartoonist

Isaac Trusty

Isaac Trusty is a cartoonist at the Northern Star.

Cartoonist

Cazzie Morlina

Cartoonist

Eleanor Gentry

Madeline Schuster
Cartoonist

Madeline Schuster

Madeline is a senior transfer student, majoring in Illustration. She is a cartoonist here at the Northern Star. She is a huge fan of the MCU and even met Sebastian Stan at the St. Louis Comic Con. If you have cartoon suggestions,...

Photographer

Bayan Abuihmoud

Photographer

Taylor Jackson

Photographer

Nyla Owens

Photographer

Nam Pham

Photographer

Abbi Sweeney

Photographer

Mingda Wu

Photographer

Alyssa Queen

Photographer

Milly Landa

Photographer

Ivan Meza

Sports Reporter

Alex Crowe

Alex Crowe is the beat reporter for NIU hockey at the Northern Star. He is a junior transfer student majoring in journalism and minoring in sports journalism. Outside of the Star, Alex is a Level 4 Illinois Hockey Officials...

Copy Desk

Brynn Krug