The Trumpet

2020-2021 Staff

Creed Kidney

Online editor

Creed Kidney is a freshman at West Liberty University and is pursuing a Visual Communications and Design major. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 2020 and is from Glen Dale, West Virginia. Creed was an active member of h...

Maxwell Fiedorczyk

Sports Writer

Maxwell Fiedorczyk is a junior at West Liberty University. He is from Weirton, West Virginia, and is the Sports Writer for the West Liberty University Trumpet. Max is majoring in Pre-Law, and also serves for the University as a ...

Annalise Murphy


Annalise Murphy is a sophomore at West Liberty University and is double majoring in Journalism and Criminal Justice. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Trumpet. Journalism is her main focus; one day hopes to get involved in cr...

Professor Mehlman-Brightwell

Faculty Adviser

Professor Mehlman-Brightwell serves as the faculty adviser to "The Trumpet" and is an instructor of communication. She has a B.A. from Wheeling Jesuit University, an M.A.E. from Muskingum, and an M.A. from Bowling Green Stat...

Haley Blakemore

Opinion Editor (spring intern)

Haley Blakemore is a sophomore at West Liberty University and serves as an Opinion editor intern for "The Trumpet," spring 2021.  She is majoring in English and minoring in journalism. She served as a contributing writer for ...

Emma Beatty

News/Culture Writer (spring)

Emma Beatty is a first year student at West Liberty University majoring in Human Biology. She has the intentions of going on to become a Physician Assistant. Beatty is from Pine Grove, West Virginia and is a News and Culture Write...

Lizzy Griffith

News/Copy Editor (spring intern)

Lizzy is currently a junior 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 c...

Kate Roberts

Graphic Designer (spring intern)

Katlyn Roberts is a freshmen at West Liberty University, majoring in journalism. Roberts is a contributing writer for the university’s newspaper, “The Trumpet” and “Newsline 14,” the university’s student broadcast show. She cur...

Anna Johnston

Sports editor (spring intern)

Anna Johnston is a junior at West Liberty University. She is from Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She is the Sports Editor for the Trumpet and on the girl's soccer team at West Liberty. Her former experience and love for sports are...

Morgan McFadden

Digital Media Designer (fall)

Morgan McFadden is a third-year student at West Liberty University in the Digital Media and Design major. She is from Yorkville, Ohio. Morgan is a senator on West Liberty’s Student Government and the Secretary of Game Club....

Morgan Kafana

Culture Editor (spring)/Graphic Designer (fall)

Morgan Kafana is a freshman at West Liberty University. She served as graphic designer and now holds the position of Culture editor.  In high school, she was in the newspaper for three years. Morgan enjoyed working on her high sch...

Lauryn Fridley

Videography Intern (fall)

Lauryn Fridley is a senior Broadcasting major with a minor in Journalism minor. She is from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She always loved reading the newspaper and working for the Trumpet, but being able to give it a new mod...

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