Editorial Staff

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To contact the KXSU reporting staff with any inquiries please email: kxsuDMD@seattleu.edu


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…

Read Ciara’s articles here!
Contact: 
kxsuDMD@seattleu.edu

 

EMMA PIERCE – SENIOR DIGITAL 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

Read Emma’s articles here!
Contact:
kxsuEDITOR@seattleu.edu

 

 

CAMERON PAYNE – SENIOR 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!
Contact: 
kxsuARTS@seattleu.edu

HALEY PARSONS – SENIOR MUSIC REPORTER

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!
Contact: 
kxsuMUSIC@seattleu.edu


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
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JULIA SCHWAB

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
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™
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SHELBY JOY LEONE

 
Hometown: San Jose, CA
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.BRIDGET BENEVIDESBRIDGET BENEVIDES
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
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BRIDGET BENEVIDES

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MEGAN KARANGUTKAR

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RILEY URBANO

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DUKE DENHAM

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YASMIN ETTOBI

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MAXWELL SLADE

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HANNAH KARL

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ARTS REPORTER 

ALISON KAITCER

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

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

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AMELIA ZEVE

Favorite Arts Venue: Seattle Repertory Theater

Hometown: Ashland, OR

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.

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JORDAN CHAN

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

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.

 

 

ABBI MANCINI 

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CAMERON FAIRCHILD

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JOEL DULL

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TONI WELLS

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EVAN TRIBELHORN

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