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Meet the Staff

Andrew's Bio

Andrew Mendez (he, him, his) is a fourth-year student at the University of Nevada, Reno double majoring in Journalism and Spanish Literature. Since moving to Reno he’s interned at KUNR Public Radio, the Reno Gazette Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. After graduating, he aspires to be a full-time bilingual reporter. In his free time, he’s spending it with friends, reading or listening to podcasts. He can be reached at andrewmendez@sagebrush.unr.edu or on Twitter @amendez2000.

Andrew Mendez

Editor-in-Chief
Sydney's Bio

Sydney Peerman

News Editor
Emerson's Bio

Emerson Drewes is a second-year student at the University of Nevada, Reno currently majoring in Journalism with a minor in Communications. Before becoming an editor for the Sagebrush in the Fall of 2021, Drewes worked as a volunteer. In her spare time you can find her appreciating the fine arts and creating art of her own. After college she hopes to become an editor for a newspaper or magazine. She can be reached via email at edrewes@nevada.unr.edu or on Twitter @EmersonDrewes.

Emerson Drewes

Assistant News Editor
Melanie's Bio

Melanie Mendez is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Journalism and minoring in English Literature. Although she primarily enjoys writing in both Spanish and English, she hopes to work for a Spanish news company after graduation. During her spare time between classes and work, Melanie enjoys cuddling her puppy and spending endless hours on Tik Tok. She can be reached at melaniemendez@sagebrush.unr.edu.

Melanie Mendez

Spanish Language Editor
Jaedyn's Bio

Jaedyn Young is a sophomore English-Creative Writing and Journalism double major. This is her first year at the Nevada Sagebrush as the Arts and Entertainment Editor. Young also works as a book reviewer for InD’tale Magazine and plans to someday go into publishing. She enjoys writing, reading, and travelling in her free time. Young can be reached at jaedynyoung@sagebrush.unr.edu, on Twitter @jaedyn_young3 or on Instagram @jaedyynyoun

Jaedyn Young

Arts & Entertainment Editor
Sydney's Bio

Sydney Avery

Opinion Editor
Kelsey's Bio

Kelsey Middleton (she, her, hers) is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in photography. Sports have been something she’s loved my whole life from playing soccer, softball and volleyball. She aspires to be a reporter for any major professional sports league, interviewing athletes throughout a game. She can be reached at kelseymiddleton@sagebrush.unr.edu, Instagram at kelsfilm.pics or on Twitter @kelsmiddleunr

Kelsey Middleton

Sports Editor
Olive's Bio

Olive Giner is a junior majoring in journalism. Originally from Las Vegas, Giner began as a volunteer at the Sagebrush before becoming copy editor in the fall of 2019. They pride themselves on their active role as a student leader; Giner works as a resident assistant at Great Basin Hall, and serves on the Student Staff Advisory Council for residential life. They also keep busy working on the executive board of the Asian-interest sorority Kappa Phi Lambda. As a person passionate for advocacy, Giner hopes that their work with the Sagebrush will help continue the paper’s legacy of excellent journalism. Giner can be reached at oginer@sagebrush.unr.edu.

Olive Giner

Copy Editor
Morgan's Bio

Morgan Bobbera (she, her, hers) is a third-year student majoring in Journalism with a minor in cinema and media studies. She previously interned with KCLV TV in Las Vegas, Nevada where she was able to edit and produce video content for social media platforms and news segments. Morgan hopes to continue her career working with the camera as she enjoys creating content in a visual format for viewers to enjoy. She can be reached at mbobbera@sagebrush.unr.edu.

Morgan Bobbera

Multimedia Editor
Matt's Bio

Matt is a junior student who is studying journalism in the Reynold's school with a minor in statistics. Origianallyfrom Minden, Nev., Matt joined the Nevada Sagebrush as a sports contributor as a freshman and is entering his third year as a sportswriter on staff. Matt also covers Wolf Pack football and men's basketball for Mountain West Connection.

Matt Hanifan

Sports Multimedia Editor
Isaac's Bio

Isaac Hoops (he, him, his) is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in journalism. Isaac was born and raised in Sparks, Nv. His photojournalism work has been featured on KRNV News 4, KUNR, and This Is Reno.

Isaac Hoops

Photo Editor
Jacob's Bio

Jacob Weckesser (he,him,his) is a third year student at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Political Science. After graduating, he wants to find a job in design. In his free time, he enjoys skiing in Tahoe and relaxing with his friends.

Jacob Weckesser

Design Editor