The Lakeland Mirror

2015-2016 Staff

Danielle Livingston

Danielle Livingston grew up in the small town of Mayville, Wis., where there are more cows than people. Eventually, she became tired of life amongst the cows and decided to move to the land of cornfiel...

Leah Ulatowski

Leah Ulatowski is a senior majoring in writing with minors in criminal justice and English literature. She started working for The Mirror as a freshman and was promoted to copy editor after only two...

Karalee Manis

Karalee Manis is a senior writing major at Lakeland University and currently claims Oswego, Ill., as her home town, as most of her family live in the area. She has previously been a staff reporter and copy ...

Aaron Oechsner

Aaron Oechsner was born and raised in Horicon, Wis. He graduated high school in 2005 and later joined the Navy in 2006. Oechsner served in the military until 2012 when he was honorably discharged. Since...

Luke Ulatowski

Luke Ulatowski is a junior writing major and business minor at Lakeland University. He is a writing tutor, an assistant editor for the literary magazine Seems and a member of both the Global and Japa...

Melissa Reise

Melissa Reise is a senior writing major. She enjoys spending time with her cat and hanging out with friends. Her dream is to become a New York bestselling author.

Amanda Bagnall-Newman

Amanda Bagnall-Newman is the visual media editor for The Mirror, formerly the website editor. She comes from a family of five and lives in scenic Door County, where she graduated from Sevastopol High Scho...

Benjamin Wilks

Ben is a senior from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, majoring in writing. Ben has a passion for both photography and writing. He has won high awards at the ACP Best of the Midwest for his opinion pieces. Ben is...

Peter Ludolph

Peter Ludolph is a senior at Lakeland. He is pursuing a degree in communication, but he came to Lakeland because of his minor, which is aviation. Ludolph enjoys spending his free time flying, traveling...

Serina Jones

Serina DeAnne Jones is a senior at Lakeland University majoring in nonprofit management and minoring in both criminal justice and communication. She loves naps and hot food.

Tyra Peters

Tyra Peters is a freshman communications major at Lakeland, though she’s thinking of changing her major to writing or English. Ever since she was 12-years-old she has wanted to be a writer and write...

Le'Shay Jones

Le'Shay Jones is a senior from Pontiac, Michigan majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology. She is part of numerous clubs and organizations at Lakeland, including BSU, the Student Foundation Boa...

Stephanie Burgardt

Stephanie Burgardt is a senior majoring in English and double minoring in business administration and writing. She is from Grafton, Wis. and spent over 16 years of her life in a dance studio. Stephanie ha...

Romain Johnson II

Romain hails from Pontiac, Michigan, and studies communications at Lakeland. He is an active member of multiple organizations on campus including Black Student Union, the Beta Sigma Omega fraternity and...

Heather Ross

Heather Ross is a senior majoring in Business Administration and minoring in writing. Due to her inquisitive nature and seven children, Heather is always finding something to write about. Her interests...

Demonta Hall

Demonta Hall is a senior at Lakeland who majors in communication and nonprofit. He played Football at Lakeland for 2 years. He's from Detroit, Mich. Fun fact: When he was little, Hall would run around...

Stephanie Figueroa

Stephanie Figueroa comes from a small town named Round Lake, Ill. She enrolled at Lakeland College without having decided what to study, but she knew she wanted to continue playing soccer. Her interests...

Aaron Barth

Aaron Barth is a senior business management major with an economic emphasis and a communication minor. He is involved in Greek life, Habitat for Humanity and cross country. He enjoys reading, gaming and p...

T.R. Hildebrandt

T.R. Hildebrandt graduated from Kiel High School in 1999. He went on to attend (in order) Lakeland College, UW-Milwaukee and Lakeland College, thus achieving junior classman status in just over fifteen...

Lindsey Vagnini

Lindsey Vagnini is a senior communication major and writing minor at Lakeland University. She enjoys meeting people from all around the world. Hobbies that most interest Vagnini include writing, storytelling,...

Gustavo Zogobi

Gustavo Zogobi is 21 years old. He is a senior at Lakeland University majoring in communication and minoring in Spanish. He came to the United States from Brazil as a high school exchange student in...

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