Northern Star

2020-2021 Staff

Wes Sanderson
Editor-in-Chief

Wes Sanderson

Wes Sanderson is the Editor-in-Chief at the Northern Star. He is a junior majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Sport Management. Wes joined the Northern Star in the fall of 2020 as a sports reporter moving to Assistant Spor...

Kierra Frazier
Managing Editor

Kierra Frazier

Kierra Frazier is a senior studying journalism and political science. She has previously covered the DeKalb City Council, the Student Government Association and more. She was a news reporter from 2018 to 2020. Kierra is also the...

Ashley Dwy
News Editor

Ashley Dwy

Ashley is a third year double major in journalism and political science with a minor in French. She first joined the Star in 2019 as a news reporter, where she worked on the SGA beat until being promoted in Spring 2021. Ashley's...

Jacob Baker
Lifestyle Editor

Jacob Baker

Jacob is a Senior majoring in Journalism with a minor in Communication Studies. He began his tenure at the Star as a staff writer in the Lifestyle section; covering local events and reviewing film and music releases. In Sprin...

James Krause
Sports Editor

James Krause

James Krause is a senior at NIU majoring in Journalism and minoring in History. Krause has been on the sports staff since early 2018, covering football, wrestling and baseball among others. Krause also previously was a Star news...

Yari Tapia
Opinion Editor

Yari Tapia

Yari is a senior at NIU, majoring in English with minor in history. Yari began her time at The Northern Star as a news reporter in Fall 2020, becoming assistant news editor the following spring. Yari took over to opinion ...

Abigail Lamoreaux
Copy Editor

Abigail Lamoreaux

Abigail is a sophomore pursuing a BFA in acting. She was previously in the copy desk position during her second semester of freshman year. One of Abigail's favorite activities is volunteering at her hometown's community theater,...

Zak Ahmed
Media Editor

Zak Ahmed

Zak is a Senior at NIU, majoring in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics). He previously worked as a Photo Journalist for the Northern Star and is the current the Media Editor. Zak is constant learner in hopes of finding new ways...

Sports Reporter

Abby Hostman

News Reporter

Elisa Reamer

News Reporter

Greg Gancarz

News Reporter

Bisola Bello

Lifestyle writer

Brandon Montemayor

Lifestyle writer

Madelaine Vikse