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Aaron Charles
  • Name: Aaron Charles
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Class rank: Junior
  • Major: Communications
  • Random fact: My first job was working on an alpaca farm.
  • “I'm from South Bend, Indiana, where I have lived my entire life. Along with the Beacon, I currently work at WNDU-TV where I am an associate producer. I love to write, and I love sports!”
Autumn Reed
  • Name: Autumn Reed
  • Position: Writer/Editor
  • Class rank: Junior
  • Major: Communications with a Journalism Concentration
  • Random fact: I breed and raise rabbits
  • “I am from South Bend, Indiana. I am the oldest of two, and my younger sister also attends Bethel. I am an avid runner. I enjoy lifting weights, baking, and spending time with my yellow Labrador Buddy.”
Ashley Albrecht
  • Name: Ashley Albrecht
  • Position: Photographer/Writer/Editor
  • Class rank: Senior
  • Major: Communications, Journalism Concentration
  • Random fact: I love artsy things such as Mod Podge, drawing, and crocheting.
  • “I am from Morton, Illinois, the pumpkin capital of the world. I am the oldest of four; I have one brother and two sisters. Two of my passions are photography and traveling; I want to do photo journalism.”
Katherine Cooper
  • Name: Katherine Cooper
  • Position: Writer/Editor
    Divisional Assistant for Student Media
  • Class rank: Freshman
  • Major: English (Writing Track) & Communications (Public Relations Emphasis)
  • Random fact: I often analyze my sentences for their grammatical accuracy—after I have spoken them!
  • “I care for all types of people and see communication as an enormous opportunity to glorify God by extending His love to the people I meet and interact with on a daily basis! In addition to my writing/editing and public relations pursuits, I am also in the process of recording my first EP as a contemporary Christian singer/songwriter.”
  • Name: Tiffani Hartsell
  • Position: Writer/Editor
  • Class rank: Freshman
  • Major: Communications
  • Minor: International Studies
  • Random fact: My favorite color is black.
  • “I don't know exactly what I want to do with my degree yet. Traveling is a great passion of mine. I hope to live in London, England someday.”