The Trumpet

2020-2021 Staff

Dr. Danielle Mehlman-Brightwell

Dr. Danielle Mehlman-Brightwell

Dr. 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...

Annalise Murphy

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...

Morgan McFadden

Morgan McFadden

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....

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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...

Morgan Kafana

Morgan Kafana

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...

Creed Kidney

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...

Lauryn Fridley

Lauryn Fridley

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...

Haley Blakemore

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....

Emma Beatty

Emma Beatty

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

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 ...

Katlyn Roberts

Katlyn Roberts

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

Anna Johnston

Anna Johnston, of Linlithgow, Scotland, is a senior at West Liberty University where she is double majoring in political science and sociology with minors in journalism and history. Johnston has been a member of the Trumpet te...

Samantha Snyder

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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