Cameryn Barbeau is from Glen Ellyn, Ill. and is currently a communication major at UIS. She currently works as a sports reporter for the Journal. Barbeau hopes to go to graduate school in the Chicago and then later move to Colorado to become a sports reporter. Barbeau loves to sports and plays: soccer, volleyball and rides dirt bikes. Barbeau came to UIS on a soccer scholarship, but had to stop playing her sophomore year due to a torn ACL and other knee problems. Barbeau loves the Chicago Bears, Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks and the Denver Broncos. In her free time, Barbeau enjoys reading, playing sports, hanging out with friends, search for goofy license plates and goof off.
Kim is the staff photographer for the Journal. A senior Visual Arts major, she is focusing on drawing and photography. After graduation, she plans to pursue her master’s degree in Drawing and Illustration. She has an obsession with colored pencils and outer space, often combining the two to create colorful science fiction based illustrations.
Andrew Craven is a 22-year-old Legal Studies major and Political Science minor from Springfield, IL. He is currently the Legal Affairs reporter for the Journal and covers mainly political news. Craven hopes to graduate from UIS with his Legal Studies degree and enter a law school to prepare for a political career. He is heavily involved with the Model Illinois Government, and credits it for his renewed enthusiasm for higher education.
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Jess is a freshman clinical lab science major here at UIS with the aspiration to become a pediatrician. She is new to The Journal and holds the position of general assignment reporter. Even though she is new to The Journal, she is not new to the newspaper world. She was involved in writing for her high school newspaper a few years back. In her free time, she enjoys playing music, dancing, laughing obnoxiously with friends, and roaming aimlessly around the city.
Nafia Khan is a graduate student pursing her master’s in public administration. She hails from Oak Park, IL and spent a year prior to entering graduate school as a fellow in the Governor’s Office of Communications. Khan is a Bradley University alum, holding a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication with a Journalism concentration. She was a news staff writer for her high school newspaper, Trapeze, an off-staff writer for the Bradley Scout, and later, a freelance writer for the Oak Leaves. She also has prior experience in broadcast journalism, having worked as a newsroom assistant at WCBU, Bloomington-Normal and Peoria’s NPR-affiliate station. When she isn’t busy finding ways to save the world (or just the State of Illinois), Nafia enjoys hanging out with friends in downtown Springfield, writing poetry, and occasionally rocking out to 90s rap and pop songs.
Max is a senior majoring in communication and minoring in MIS. As an Ad-Rep for the Journal, Max seeks out advertising clients and manages advertising content. Prior to attending UIS, he received his Associates Degree from Lincoln Land Community College. In his free time, Max enjoys writing and performing music with his band, The Sun and the Sea. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2013 and pursue a career in the business world.
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Julia is a junior majoring in Communication at UIS. While she hasn’t written in a while, she wrote for her high school newspaper, The Voice at the State Journal Register, and The Lamp at Lincoln Land Community College. After graduating from LLCC, she did an internship at The Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C. as a gossip columnist. When she isn’t writing, working, or studying, she likes to spend time with her husband, five dogs, and cat.
Robert Von Nordheim is many things, but certainly not lost for words. He first discovered his love of language during his freshman year at the University of Illinois, when his chemistry teacher gushed about his beautifully-written lab reports (which were sadly short on science). Since then he’s tried his hand at essaying, creative writing, and student journalism. His Journal column is his first big step on a long & winding career path; with any luck, he’ll either become an American lit professor at UC Berkeley, or Rolling Stone Magazine’s Chief Interviewer of Uncool Aging Rock Stars. When he’s not studying the works of Ginsberg and Bowie, he likes to indulge in more nerdish pursuits, like Sandman comics and the Persona franchise. He’s also a self-identified Pokémaniac (the first search he made during his Flickr training was for zubat dolls). On weekends he can usually be found at one of St. Louis’s many karaoke bars, offering up his distinctive versions of 80’s metal hits.
Adam serves as the assistant editor for sports for the Journal. He is a sophomore in the honors program and majors in communication with a minor in sociology. After college Adam wants to either work for a newspaper as a journalist or work in a public relations department for a company. Adam’s favorite hobby is photography.
LaNee Wood is from the Southside of Chicago. She is currently a Capitol Honors student and is a communications and criminal justice major. She works as The Journal’s features reporter. She has enjoyed journalism for a while and upon graduation is considering becoming a professional journalist or an investigator. Wood enjoys watching reality TV and reading books; one of her favorite books is Blood is Thicker. Wood is also loves sports. She loves all of Chicago’s sports, but her favorite to watch is basketball.
Christopher Nava is a senior at UIS. Originally from Chicago, Nava moved to the south suburbs of the city in a town called BurrRidge when he was 15. Nava is majoring in Criminal Justice and will be graduating in May of this year. When he graduate, he plans on joining the airforce in hopes of working at a federal level rather than a state/local level as a military officer. In addition, he is currently interning at the Tower of Refuge and intramural official for Rec Sports at UIS.
Debra Chandler Landis is beginning her 18th year as student publications adviser to both the news and business operations of The Journal. Landis earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, where she majored in journalism and sociology. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
She is also a free-lance writer, having written for Illinois Issues, The State Journal-Register and other publications.
Landis is married to Tim Landis, business editor of The State Journal-Register. Their family includes son Matt and daughter-in-law Ellie, who live and work in the greater Seattle area; daughter Kelsey, who is a master’s student in new media studies at DePaul University in Chicago; and two beloved dogs, Ellie, named, in part, after Eleanor Roosevelt, and Nellie, named, in part, after famed journalist Nellie Bly and the professional baseball player, Nellie Fox.
Tushar serves as the Web Editor for The Journal. His main duty is managing and updating The Journal’s website. He has experience in computers in any sense of the word. He has received his certification in Technological Support from Harper College before the age of 20. He is currently working towards a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. Tushar is basically the go-to guy in all things computer. Contact him at email@example.com.
Kate is a graduate student at UIS studying communication. As the Business Manager, Kate seeks out advertising clients, manages all advertising content in the newspaper, runs The Journal’s social media, and assists in updating website content. Kate plans to graduate in 2013 and pursue a career in public relations.
In her three years at The Journal, Kate has served as Cartoonist, News Reporter, Assistant Editor for news, and Editor-in-Chief. Kate holds awards from the Illinois College Press Association in front page newspaper design, feature layout, editorial writing, and in-depth news reporting.
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Colten is a graduate student at UIS in the communication program. As the layout and design editor, Colten lays out the newspaper every week by placing stories, photos, and any design elements. Colten hopes to graduate in the Fall of 2013 and pursue a career in journalism.
In his third year at The Journal, Colten has held positions of Staff Photographer and Assistant Editor for News. Colten has received three photography awards from the Illinois College Press Association: third place sports photo, honorable mention in Shoot Chicago, and honorable mention general news photo.
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Sean is currently a master’s student in World History and is hoping to graduate next may. He currently enjoys a position as a news reporter for the Journal. As a fairly classic style nerd, he spends much of his free time reading on a variety of subjects with little real world value such as underwater basket-weaving, philosophy, fiction, and golf.
Alex is a sophomore at UIS majoring in Visual Arts. He enjoys drawing in his spare time, both traditionally and digitally. He always wants to improve his skills as an artist and has participated in several art events and organizations.
Alex was selected to participate in the 2011 Fox Valley Conference Art Show. His artwork was chosen for permanent display at Crystal Lake South High School, and he was a finalist in the Raue Center for the 2009 Arts’ FOCUS Cultural Youth Day Visual Arts Competition. Alex also contributed several illustrations for his high school’s newspaper and visual aids for Rock ‘n’ Kids, Inc., a preschool music program throughout the Chicago area. A fan of book illustration and animated cartoons and films, Alex aspires to work as a children’s book illustrator or as an animator after college.
Outside of school and formal events, Alex is a member of the online art community, DeviantART, as well as Facebook and Tumblr.
MalimarTheMage on DeviantART http://malimarthemage.deviantart.com/
malimarthemage on Tumblr http://malimarthemage.tumblr.com/
Alexander Johnson on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/alexander.johnson.5872682?ref=tn_tnmn