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Spring 2022: Meet the Staff

The people responsible…

 

Torrence Weaver

Editor-in-Chief

tmweaver@valdosta.edu

Classification: Senior
Major: Secondary Education (Political Science)

Hi, everyone! My name is Torrence Weaver, and I have the pleasure of serving as your Editor-in-Chief for the 2021-2022 school year! Through the Spectator, I have deepened my passion for writing, while learning how to inform and entertain others. When I’m not busy with my Spectator duties, I serve as the Executive Director of Campus Activities Board and as a member of the Sullivan Scholarship program. My plans after I graduate is to become a high school educator, hoping to teach and impact those who will be placed in my classroom in the future!

“Your self-worth is determined by YOU. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” -Beyonce


Jonnie Brewer
News and Managing Editor 
jasheehan@valdosta.edu
Classification: Senior
Major: English
This is my second year on the Spectator staff. Editing is something I plan to pursue in my professional career. I enjoy researching and learning about politics and public health. Outside of editing, I am a reader, herbalist, hula hooper, and mother. I enjoy dance parties and picnics with my daughter and husband in my free time.
“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” -Galadriel, LOTR

Sam Acevedo

Campus Life Editor

saacevedo@valdosta.edu

Classification: Senior

Major: English

I am a senior English major at VSU with a minor in Religious Studies. I love to read books! Anything Sarah J. Maas sign me up. I am a cancer, Ravenclaw, and ennegram 6. I’m the Vice President of Her Campus and am a Sigma Alpha Omega, Christian Sorority Alum. I plan to attend the MLIS program here at VSU in Fall of 2022 to become a children’s librarian.

“Life is like a book – some chapters are sad, some are happy and some are exciting, but if you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you.”


Austin Bruce

Sports Editor

abruce@valdosta.edu

Classification: Senior

Major: English Journalism

I’m a huge sports fanatic who grew into writing over the years and am now living the dream.

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”- Marv Levy


Nathan Harrell 

Sports Editor 

naharrell@valdosta.edu

Classification: Senior

Major: Mass Media

I’m Nathan Harrell, a sports editor at the Spectator. I’ve spent my whole life in south Georgia, growing up in Cairo, and now I’m going to school here at VSU. I’m passionate about sports and telling stories obviously, but I also love helping people and exploring the Great Outdoors.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl


Madison Gruber

Entertainment Editor

magruber@valdosta.edu

Classification: Senior

Major: English Journalism

She/Her

Hi, I am Madison! I am from teeny tiny Baxley, Ga. This is my second semester as entertainment editor for the Spectator and I love every bit of it! When I’m not writing or editing, I’m hanging with friends, bingeing new shows, and crushing the patriarchy.

“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” -Bosa Sebele


Kilie Huckleby

Copy Editor 

kahuckleby@valdosta.edu

Classification: Junior

Major: English Journalism

I’m Kilie, which is another spelling for Kylie/Kiley. I’m the Copy editor for the Spectator. I hope to be a copy-editor for a publisher or a newspaper. Not only do I love journalism and editing, but I also love photography, creative writing, and music. When I am not in the Spectator, you can catch me at the ASC as a tutor or at a coffee shop, drinking coffee and reading.

“With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.” – Nico di Angelo, The Last Olympian


Isabella Schneider
Newsletter Editor
imschneider@valdosta.edu

Classification: Senior
Major: English, Minor in Religious Studies

This is Isabella’s third semester as the copy editor for The Spectator. She is from Saint Petersburg, Florida and has been at VSU since August 2017. She wrote her first column in spring 2019 and wrote stories for The Spectator in fall 2019. During that time, she was an accounting major. However, she learned quickly that writing and editing are what she is truly passionate about. When she is not editing for The Spectator, she likes to watch films and T.V. shows, go horse-back riding and spend time with friends and family.

“You need to step out of your comfort zone in order to become stronger and grow.”


Bailey Wilson

Digital Content/Social Media Editor

bailewilson@valdosta.edu

Classification: Freshman

Major: English Journalism

I’m a journalism major from Glennville, Georgia, with a goal of news writing for CNN. I like to read in my spare time and I think perseverance is the first step to success.

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” -Agatha Christie


Camille Grube-Hall

Web Editor

clgrubehall@valdosta.edu

Classification: Senior

Major: English Creative Writing

Hi everyone! I’m Camille. I am a creative writing major in my senior year, and this is my second year working with The Spectator. In my free time, I love to crochet, play video games, read, and take naps. I also work for Odradek, the creative literary journal, as the web editor, review editor, and translations editor!

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ― Oscar Wilde


Bailey Storey 

Photo Editor 

bastorey@valdosta.edu

Classification: Junior

Major: English Journalism, Sociology Minor

Hello, everybody! My name is Bailey. I’m a journalism major, and this is my second year working for The Spectator as Photo Editor. Whenever I’m not busy with schoolwork, I’m usually in my room watching TV shows that I’ve been obsessed with since high school or writing short stories that I don’t let anyone read. I’m also obsessed with history, which I spend a lot of time researching for fun.

“If people reach perfection they vanish, you know.” – T.H. White