KylieKylie Stamper, Online Editor/Converged Social Media Co-Editor

Kylie Stamper is a senior majoring in communication with an emphasis in new media and a minor in art. Kylie is from Wichita, Kan. This is her fourth year as part of the Collegian staff. She is actively involved in the Green Team, Drumline/SC Percussion Group, African Drum and Dance, South Kansas Symphony, chapel planning team, and she is the student director for Worship Outreach. She is also on the Yearbook staff. In her free time she enjoys taking pictures, reading, and watching movies. You may contact her at​



Taylor Forrest, Editor In Chief/Converged Copy Editor/Converged Social Media Co-Editor

Taylor Forrest is a senior from Conway Springs, Kan. She is majoring in communication with an emphasis in convergent journalism. She is a member of the yearbook staff, but most of the time you can find her with her nose in a book. You may contact her at






Garrett Chapman, Converged Sports Editor

Garrett Chapman is a senior majoring in communication with an emphasis in television and radio. Garrett is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He enjoys sports and videography. How ‘bout them Cowboys. Check out Casey Neistat’s vlog, it’s incredible. You can contact Garrett at





Turki Alturki, Converged Photography Editor

Turki Alturki is a sophomore majoring in communication. Turki is a father, a photographer, and a filmmaker. In the future he wants to travel around the world, discover cities and people, and make new friends. You can contact Turki at






Kenyatta Sewell, Staff Reporter

Kenyatta Sewell is a freshman majoring in communication primarily focusing in Broadcast Journalism. This is his first year being a part of a journalism staff. He’s also an athletic recruit for the always-improving basketball team. In his spare time, he loves hanging out with friends and having quiet time to rest his body as well. His favorite thing to do is to play basketball. You can contact Kenyatta at




Tanner Carlson, Staff Reporter

Tanner Carlson is a junior majoring in communication with an emphasis in radio and television. When he isn’t writing intriguing news stories for UpdateSC he is cheering on the Builders from the student section. Tanner is also the general manager for Jinx Radio. After graduating, he plans to go into sports broadcasting. You can contact Tanner at




CaseyCasey Cargill, Contributor/Yearbook staff

Casey Cargill is a freshman majoring in liberal arts & sciences. Casey is involved in yearbook, Enactus, IOU, and Leadership. In her free time she likes to be outside, she likes writing and hanging out with friends, and she trains dogs! You may contact her at





BrandiBrandi Young, Contributor

Brandi Young is an MBA student from Winfield, Kan. She graduated in December 2016 with a B.A. in Business Administration. She is actively involved with Drumline, Campus Players, South Kansas Symphony, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, or listening to music. You may contact her at




TessaTessa Castor, Contributor

Tessa Castor is a freshman majoring in English with minors in leadership and journalism. Tessa is from Clearwater, Kan. and is involved in Leadership, SGA, Sigma Tau Delta, and FCA, and she serves as the freshman class president. When Tessa is not doing homework or taking photos, she enjoys reading, sleeping, and spending time with her friends. You may contact her at





Stacy Sparks, Faculty Adviser


Stacy Sparks has advised magazines, student newspapers and yearbooks since 1988 and has taught at Southwestern College since 2006. In addition to serving on the advising team for, she is the faculty adviser to the Collegian student newspaper and Moundbuilder yearbook.

Sparks is an associate professor of journalism and teaches photography, media law and media writing. Stacy Sparks was inducted into the College Media Association Hall of Fame in October 2015.

She is an award-winning photographer and has completed photo workshops in Colorado, Maine, Montana and New Mexico. She has shown her work in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama.



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