The Trumpet

2021-2022 Staff

Creed Kidney
Online editor

Creed Kidney

Creed Kidney, of Glen Dale, W.Va., is a sophomore at West Liberty University and is pursuing a dual degree in illustration and creative arts therapy. He is the online editor for The Trumpet and will be fulfilling this role fo...

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Sports Writer

Maxwell Fiedorczyk

Maxwell Fiedorczyk is currently a senior at West Liberty University. A native from Weirton, W.Va., Fiedorczyk serves as the sports writer for The Trumpet. Fiedorczyk focuses his studies by majoring in sport management and holds s...

Annalise Murphy
Editor-in-Chief

Annalise Murphy

Annalise Murphy, of New Cumberland, W. Va., is a junior at West Liberty University and double majors in journalism and criminal justice. Murphy has volunteered as an online editor and contributing writer for The Trumpet during t...

Ross Salvatori
Sports Editor Intern

Ross Salvatori

Ross Salvatori is a senior at West Liberty University double majoring in Integrated Communication Studies and Advertising with a minor in Journalism. While pursuing two degrees, he is also a member of the West Liberty baseball te...

Faith Hayes
Culture Editor Intern

Faith Hayes

Faith Hayes is in her third and final year at West Liberty University. She is majoring in Environmental Stewardship and minoring in Journalism. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in ecological conservation or sust...

Caitlin Reynolds
Culture News Writer

Caitlin Reynolds

Caitlin Reynolds is a sophomore at West Liberty University and is pursuing a career in Broadcast Journalism.  She is a John Marshall High school alumna. In high school, she participated in their school TV channel. Her jobs inc...

Brianna Hamon
News Editor

Brianna Hamon

Brianna Hamon, news editor for The Trumpet, is a junior at West Liberty University with a major in public relations and a minor in journalism. Beyond this, she serves as the vice president and marketing chair of Beta Rho Epsilon as we...

Haley Blakemore
Graphic Designer/Photographer

Haley Blakemore

Haley Blakemore is a junior at West Liberty University. She is majoring in English Literature and minoring in Journalism. She served as a contributing writer for “Newsline 14,” a student broadcasting TV show, and The Trumpet....

Lizzy Griffith
Lead News Writer

Lizzy Griffith

Lizzy is currently a senior at West Liberty University and serves as the news/copy editor for The Trumpet. She is majoring in public relations with a minor in journalism. After she graduates, she plans to move to a bigger city ...

Dr. Danielle Mehlman-Brightwell
Director

Dr. Danielle Mehlman-Brightwell

Danielle Mehlman-Brightwell serves as the director of The Trumpet and is an assistant professor of communication in the department of media and visual arts. She has a B.A. in English and Professional Communication from Wheeling Jes...

Kailey Carpino
Opinion Editor Intern

Kailey Carpino

Kailey Carpino is a junior at West Liberty University with a major in journalism and a minor in psychology. She has been a contributing writer for West Liberty University’s “Newsline 14” and a contributing writer for the u...

Samantha Snyder
Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Samantha Snyder

Samantha Snyder is currently a senior at West Liberty University. She is majoring in visual communication design as well as minoring in advertising communications. Some of her hobbies include reading, music production and character ...

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