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Megan Wilhelm

Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle Editor - ZU News

Megan is a senior journalism and honors humanities double-major at Azusa Pacific University with a minor in English. Originally from Dallas, she is passionate about fashion, travel, and faith and has also lived abroad in her mother’s home country of Slovenia. Her writing has appeared in ZU News, ZU Magazine, and she also has her own blog. You can read more from her at pursuingpeace.blog.

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Jesse Watson

Editor-in-Chief - ZU Mag, General Manager - ZU Podcasts

Jesse Watson is a third-year student from Livermore, California studying journalism with a minor in political science. He has a passion for meaningful storytelling, political reporting and creative writing. When he’s not writing, Jesse loves spending time with friends, drinking coffee and reading. Currently, Jesse serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ZU Magazine and the General Manager of ZU Podcasts.

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Kairos Kobayashi

News Editor - ZU News

Kairos Kobayashi is a senior Journalism major from Hilo, Hawaii. Interests lay in creative writing, video games, and watching online media. Kairos's career goal is to work for Associated Press or Reuters on national and international news.

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Anthony Gex

Sports Editor - ZU News

Anthony Gex is a Senior Journalism major from Glendora, CA. With a concentration in Sports, he will serve as this years ZuMedia Sports Editor. Anthony is also proud to be the voice of Azusa Pacific Cougars Athletics, doing play-by-play broadcasting. It will be his final semester at APU before graduating in December. With a burning passion for storytelling and all things sports, Anthony one day hopes to be apart of a professional sport's team organization or being a beat writer.

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Brady Back

Opinion Editor - ZU News

Brady Back is a junior Journalism and Honors Humanities major from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brady is an avid sports fan who can be found at the gym, watching football, or writing for sports blogs. Brady has career aspirations to work for companies like ESPN or Barstool Sports covering college and professional football.

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Hannah Labnow

Staff Writer

Hannah Labnow is a senior at Azusa Pacific University pursuing both journalism and honors humanities degrees. She writes and edits for ZU News and Magazine. Originally from Newbury Park, California, she has also spent time studying abroad in Costa Rica. In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, surfing, and going to cute coffee shops.

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Alana Perkins

Staff Writer

Alana Perkins is a Sophmore at APU, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Her hometown is Beverly Hills, California. Alana Perkins is currently Miss Teen Universe USA and recently competed internationally in Dubai. Alana is also an athlete on APU’s Track & Field team. Alana was a former head anchor on Spectrum Channel 6 Television (KBEV) to over 100,000 homes. She aspires to be a Sports Journalist and some of her hobbies include acting and modeling. Alana has created her own show and brand called “Undeniable” to help inspire and motivate others.

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Emily Guerrero

Staff Writer

Emily Guerrero is a Journalism major here at APU, and she is currently in her third year of college. Guerrero grew-up in the city of Covina, but she is now residing in Duarte, California. She hopes to one day work for Vice News, or LA Times as a foreign correspondent.

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Emma O'Dell

Staff Writer

Emma O’Dell is a sophomore majoring in broadcasting and sports journalism. She enjoys writing about news and lifestyle pieces.She is on APU’s cheer team and hopes to one day be a news reporter at ABC.

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Jack Fitzpatrick

Staff Writer

Jack Fitzpatrick is a senior Public Relations major. He enjoys soccer, surfing, and music.

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Katherine Weber

Staff Writer

Katherine is from Portland, Oregon. She is a sophomore Journalism major. In the future, she would like to be a photojournalist.

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Kayden Casey

Staff Writer

Kayden is a junior majoring in Journalism at Azusa Pacific University. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, she aspires to use her strong sports background to become a sports broadcaster. She is also on the Women’s Basketball team at APU.

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Luke Perez

Staff Writer

Luke is a junior journalism major. His career goal is to become a sports journalist and have his own sports podcast/show. During his free time Luke is down at the beach skating, working out, watching sports with friends, and out finding cool places to eat at.

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Morgan Faranov

Staff Writer

Morgan is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She is a sophomore majoring in journalism and screenwriting with hopes to become a news reporter or anchor someday. In her free time she likes listening to country music and watching films from the golden age of musicals.