Editorial Staff

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HEAD STAFF

CIARA LOUGHNANE
DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Hometown: Hershey, PA
Favorite Show: Two Door Cinema Club at the Showbox. The first concert I ever went to by myself, what a show!
Favorite Venue: The Crocodile
First Concert: Starkid Productions. They’re a college theater group who made a Harry Potter Fan Musical. I clearly was really popular in middle school…

 

 

EMMA PIERCE
HEAD EDITOR

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Favorite Show: Brandi Carlile’s “Pin Drop Tour” at The Moore Theatre on 2/20/15.
Favorite Venue: Neumos or The Moore Theater (those acoustics)
First Concert: All Time Low & Hey Monday at the Showbox. I went through a Zumiez phase but never learned how to skate…

Read Emma’s articles here.

 

JULIA OLSON
HEAD MUSIC REPORTER

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Favorite Show: I saw Sufjan Stevens at a venue in MN in April 2015 & haven’t been able to stop crying since.
Favorite Venue: Love Love Love Capitol Hill’s own Neumos but I also have never been disappointed at the Neptune.
First Concert: My first ever concert was the Hannah Montana “Best of Both Worlds” tour yafeel?

Read Julia’s articles here.

 

CAMERON PAYNE
HEAD ARTS REPORTER

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Favorite Piece of Art: “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell changed my life. I wish it was something more intellectual but oh well!
Favorite Quote: “Seize the day, boys. Make your life extraordinary.” – Dead Poets Society
Favorite Arts Venue: North Park Observatory in San Diego; but I also went to the Moore Theatre here in Seattle for the first time recently and fell in love like I would get married there but I would also rock out there, ya know?

Read Cameron’s articles here.


MUSIC REPORTERS

MADELINE THOMAS

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Favorite Show: Blood Orange at the Ace Hotel Theatre
Favorite Venue: In Seattle? Neptune. Anywhere else? Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn and The Smell in LA (Protect DIY spaces!!)
First Concert: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Tour
Read Madeline’s articles here.

 

 

 


HALEY PARSONS

Hometown: Auburn, Washington
Favorite Show: I saw Father John Misty at Bumbershoot in 2016 and it felt like I was on a different planet
Favorite Venue: The Crocodile!!
First Concert: My mom took me to see The Pretenders when I was 10, which was really fun until I decided I was tired and wanted to leave after they played “Brass in Pocket”

Read Haley’s articles here.

 

EMMA WEAVER

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Show: LCD Soundsystem
Favorite Venue: The Regent in downtown, Los Angeles
First Concert: Rickie Lee Jones

Read Emma’s articles here.

 

 

 

JULIA SCHWAB

Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Favorite Show: Death Cab for Cutie at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California
Favorite Venue: Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco or Neumos in Seattle
First Show: Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds Tour™
Read Julia’s articles here.

 

 

 

SHELBY JOY LEONE
 
Hometown: San Jose, California
Favorite Show: I saw SWMRS and the Frights at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz way back when, and it was so much fun back when there wasn’t a lot of people at the shows and you could just hang out with all the bands during the show and mosh with them. The lead singer of the Frights punched me in the face that day and I said thank you.
Favorite Venue: Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco has a garden with a window into the stage and lots of great punk bands, which is entirely my brand. Botony and mosh pits.
First Concert: I saw Paramore  when I was 13 at the local arena in San Jose called the SAP center and to be honest I didn’t even like Paramore, I went because the ticket was free
Read Shelby’s articles here.

 


ARTS REPORTER

FRANCES DIVINAGRACIA

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Favorite piece of art: Mr. Nobody is my favorite film in the whole world, with Seven or 2001: A Space Odyssey coming in close second.

Favorite Quote: “There are no wrong roads to anywhere.” -Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Favorite Arts Venue: The Crocker Art Museum back in Sacramento or any of the SIFF theaters!

Read Frances’s articles here. 

 

ANNI CHRISTENSEN

Hometown: Kirkland, WA

Favorite piece: “Stuck on You” by Polly Nor. I love her feminine demon illustrations and this one has been my wallpaper for years.

Favorite quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t slow down and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller

Favorite venue: Bellevue Arts Museum – it’s a small museum on the Eastside but I have fond memories of exploring it throughout high school and telling visitors all about local PNW artists when I was a Teen Docent there!

Read Anni’s articles here.

ALISON KAITCER

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Favorite Piece of Art: “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Favorite Quote: “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.” — Sylvia Plath

Favorite Arts Venue: Seattle Repertory Theater

Read Alison’s articles here.

 

AMELIA ZEVE

Favorite Arts Venue: Seattle Repertory Theater

Hometown: Ashland, Oregon

Favorite Piece of Art: A delicate (and random) balance of anything directed by either Hayao Miyazaki or Christopher Nolan.

Favorite Quote: “I’m a what?” – Harry Potter

Favorite Arts Venue: I grew up in a huge theater town, so I grew up going to all the plays around me- the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will always have a special place in my heart.

Read Amelia’s articles here.

JORDAN CHAN 

Hometown: San Francisco

Favorite Piece of Art: Pablo Picasso- Don Quixote sketch

Favorite Quote: “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” – Pablo Picasso

Favorite Arts Venue: Frederick Holmes Gallery

Read Jordan’s articles here.