Former Contributors

Michaela Platt, editor Summer/Fall 2020, as a lover of photography, reading and animals you can find her outside with a camera and her Labradoodles. Having lived in Appalachia for 15 years, she is deeply invested in the future of  the Appalachian Highlands. She is a Senior studying journalism and International Affairs. 

Allison Winters, writer Summer 2020, loves photography and writing poetry. Originally from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, she is now a senior studying media and communications with a focus in journalism. She hopes to be able to further her journalism career by writing for a print newspaper after graduation.

Kate Trabalka, Writer/Reporter Summer 2020, loves dance, photography and sharing real people’s stories with the world. She is a Media and Communications Major with a concentration in journalism and a minor in dance. She is the Executive Editor for ETSU's campus newspaper, the East Tennessean, and she hopes to continue her passion for writing and local news in the future.

Gabriel Edmunds is a senior journalism major and english minor at ETSU. He plans to marry the love of his life in 2021 and start his career as a reporter for print media. He hopes to one day write a novel as well as move to a more urban area, like New York, to write for newspapers. 

Kirsty McCaughtry, associate editor Fall 2020,  is a journalism major and psychology minor at ETSU. She is currently a General Assignment Reporter for ETSU's East Tennessean newspaper and hopes to travel after college and continue her passion for writing. 

 Sydney Wright (Fall 2019)

Paige Hill (Spring 2020, FALL 2019)

Jonathan Roberts (Fall 2019)

Ben Gilliam (Spring 2020)

Jonathan Walker (Fall 2019)

Elizabeth "Lily" Edwards (Fall 2019)

Andrew Diggs (Fall 2019)

Carly Tribble (Fall 2019)

Matt Peace (Fall 2019)

Cole Sams (Fall 2019)

Jeremiah Pearson (Fall 2019)

Laura Chrisman (Fall 2019)

Jamey Vicars (Fall 2019)

Sarah Connolly (Fall 2019)

Hannah Wallace (Spring 2020)

Hannah Brooks (Spring 2020)

Sarah Judkins (Fall 2019)

Morgan Holland (Fall 2019)

Rachael Swidan (Fall 2019)

Victoria Marion (Fall 2019)

Keriann Lane (Fall 2019)

Alex Daugherty (Fall 2019)

This project was born out of a desire to cover the issues that face our community and region, specifically the Appalachian Highlands, The Blue Ridge Mountains, and Greater Appalachia.