Meet This Year’s Waltonian Editors

Lauren Murphy


Year: Senior

Major/Minors: Youth Ministries/Biblical Studies and Theological Studies

Words to Live By: “Life’s not a spectator sport.” –Laverne, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Flight! Or the ability to enact world peace.

Jordan Kolb

Managing Editor

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: English Lit/History

Words to Live By: “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” –Victor Hugo

If you had to choose a different era of history to live in, which would it be? Honestly, I think I would thrive in the 1980s. I’ve always wanted an excuse to have big hair.

SaraGrace Stefan

Copy Editor

Year: Junior

Major/Minors: English Lit/Creative Writing and Political Science

Words to Live By: “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”  –Natalie Babbitt

What’s your dream job? I don’t know its official title, but it involves sitting on a beach and reading copious amounts of books, surrounded by dogs.

Anastasia Carroll

Copy Editor

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: English Writing/Spanish

Words to Live By: “Fíjense en las aves del cielo: no siembran ni cosechan ni almacenan en graneros; sin embargo, el Padre celestial las alimenta. ¿No valen ustedes mucho más que ellas?” –Mat. 6:26

Who is your celebrity doppelganger? It’s definitely a tie between Zac Efron and JLo. Let the people decide.

Russell Risden

News Editor

Year: Senior

Major: History

Words to Live By: “Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Who is your literary role model? C.S. Lewis

Anthony Barr

Opinions Editor

Year: Sophomore

Majors: English/History

Words to Live By: “I think there is no suffering greater than what is caused by the doubts of those who want to believe. I know what torment this is, but I can only see it, in myself anyway, as the process by which faith is deepened.” –Flannery O’Connor

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? I play Fantasy Supreme Court.

Shelly Lister

Sports Editor

Year: Senior

Majors: English Writing/Psychology

Words to Live By: “I am ready to face any challenges that might be foolish enough to face me.” –Dwight K. Schrute

What is your guilty pleasure music? Hands down: Justin Bieber…although I really don’t feel that guilty about it. #NotSorry

Madeleine Harris

Features Editor

Year: Senior

Major: Philosophy

Words to Live By:  “You, my soul, dead in yourself, run under the wings of Jesus your mother, and lament your griefs under his feathers. Ask that your wounds may be healed and that, strengthened, you may live again.” –St. Julian of Norwich

Do you have any hidden talents? Well…yes…but if I told you, they wouldn’t be hidden.

Eliza Brown

Arts & Entertainment


Year: Junior

Major: English Writing

Words to Live By: “Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.” –Ernest Hemingway

Which is better, coffee or tea? Tea is the answer to everything. But coffee would definitely suffice in a pinch.

Matt Wolek

Photography Editor

Year: Senior

Major: Economic Development

Words to Live By: “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” –Scott Adams

What’s the best book you read this summer? “Out Came The Sun” by Judith Scott

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