Editor-in-chief: Ashlea Hearn
Ashlea Hearn is in her senior year at Columbia College, majoring in communication with minors in English, film studies, and military science. Her plans after college include commissioning as an officer in the Army Reserves, and going to film school to become a film director and screenwriter. When she’s not practicing violin and playing golf, she loves to write novels, compose orchestra music, and writing film scripts. On the top of her bucket list is to travel to China and volunteer to take care of baby panda bears.
Managing Editor: Zack Hutchinson
Zack is a creative writing major at Columbia College. He is currently a senior and is interested in writing and reading poetry. When time permits, he enjoys hiking, camping, and all things outdoors. Zack currently works as a writing tutor at Columbia College, and when he graduates he hopes to pursue teaching English. Zack does not remember what it was that he was looking at in this photograph.
Editor: Hannah Richardson
Hannah Richardson is a senior at Columbia College, where she studies creative writing with a minor in publishing. Hannah entered college planning to be a major in the arts, but realized that her field of choice was writing and changed her major accordingly. In her spare time, Hannah mentors first-year students, volunteers with various organizations, and manages internship applications. Hannah often explores horror and science fiction when writing and greatly enjoys a well-done horror.
Editor: Joey Gorombey
Joey Gorombey is a senior at Columbia College, majoring in creative writing. Poetry and nonfiction are his genres of interest. He plans to join a lore building team for a mainstream video game company after college, such as Bethesda Softworks or Riot Games. In his spare time, he enjoys playing League of Legends and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. He also performs as an amateur stand up comic at various venues in Columbia and Jefferson City.
Editor: Stacie Torske
Stacie Torske is in her senior year at Columbia College, pursuing a Major in Creative Writing and a Minor in Anthropology. Fantasy is her genre-of-choice for her own writing, but she enjoys reading non-fiction as well. She hopes to publish her own novel in time. Stacie plays cello, draws, practices French, and plays with her cats and dogs in her spare time.
Editor: Abigail Cape
Abby Cape is a senior studying Creative Writing, minoring in Anthropology and Sociology. Short non-fiction is her genre of choice, as it digs for the symbolism and significance present in the grind of daily life. When she’s not thinking about literature, she spends time serving with her husband at their local church in Columbia, MO, working at an illustration company, and reorganizing her thrift store furniture. After college, she hopes to continue writing, and be a kick-butt homemaker.
Editor: Lauren Ransom
Lauren Ransom is in her junior year at Columbia College, majoring in creative writing with a minor in psychology. She adores reading and writing fiction, as well as drama. Lauren currently works as the youth director at her church and enjoys watching classic movies in her free time with her cheeky Corgi, Milli
Designer and Art Curator: Saskia Cairnes
Saskia Cairnes is a junior majoring in english literature with minors in studio art and graphic design. She enjoys photography and collects film cameras. Saskia loves to read and her favorite writer is Jeffrey Archer. Hailing from England, Saskia hopes to visit as much of America as possible whilst she studies here. When she’s not studying, Saskia loves to rock climb and be outdoors.
Faculty Advisor: Christina Ingoglia
Christina Ingoglia is an Associate Professor of English at Columbia College. She is also a creative nonfiction writer who is fascinated by what others consider “heaven on earth” to be. She earned her MFA from the University of Wyoming. When she’s not teaching or writing, she is hanging out with her husband Dave, her daughter Lilly, and their cats Johnny Depp and David Bowie. She is also a founding member and officer of Missouri Disability Empowerment (MoDE).
Faculty Advisor: Peter Monacell
Peter Monacell is Assistant Professor of English at Columbia College. He is a poet and literary critic whose interests include modern and contemporary poetry, critical theory, archival practices, and cultural approaches to texts. Born and raised in Virginia, Peter received his PhD from the University of Missouri and now lives in Jefferson City with his wife. He likes horror movies, mushroom hunting, and thinking way too hard about suburbia.