Christian Sarna is the Editor-In-Chief of The Griffon yearbook, co-news editor of the Griffon News and co-anchor of Griffon Update. She is a junior convergent journalism major at Missouri Western. Sarna has a passion for investigative journalism and uncovering corruption. Her hobbies include illustration and cooking.
Rachel Green is a senior at Missouri Western where she is majoring in public relations and minoring in journalism. Green is extremely involved on campus as she has held five campus jobs and been in six student organizations. She has also traveled far away from her hometown of Cameron to go on her most exciting journalism adventure yet, study away, where she presented a semester-long research project over newspaper advertisements in different countries.
Social Media & Web Content Editor
I am a senior Convergent Journalism major here at MWSU. I plan to graduate in May of 2020. Outside of being a part of the yearbook staff, I am on the basketball team as well. Outside of school, I spend most of my time doing homework or hanging out with my teammates. Once I graduate, I would like to become a sports anchor.
Alicia Otto, Design Editor for the 2019-2020 yearbook, is a second-year staffer for The Griffon. Alicia is a non-traditional student and full-time employee at Western as the Administrative Coordinator for University Advancement. Alicia will be graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree with Minors in Journalism and Entrepreneurship. As a part-time photographer, Alicia’s goal is to retire from Western and then move closer to her kids and grandkid(s) and work as a full-time photographer and part-time journalism or yearbook adviser.
Maddisyn is studying Strategic Communication at Missouri Western with the plan to graduate in spring of 2021. She wants to use her education as a means to build platforms for the things she’s passionate about. From the mission of Gift of Hope Haiti to promoting her local parks system, Maddisyn loves to advocate on behalf of the things she gets zealous about.
Organizational Portrait Editor
Trasean Stepney’s hometown is St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently a convergent journalism major in his third year here at Missouri Western State University. He has created packages for Griffon Update and has hosted multiple events for W.A.C. After graduation, Trasean wants to have a career that involves music entertainment and broadcasting. Along with being a full-time student, he is a residential assistant for Scanlon Hall. He is also a leader and choreographer for the Missouri Western Dance Company. He enjoys anything that involves music and laughing.
Olivia Wabski is currently a sophomore at Missouri Western. She is majoring in Convergent Journalism with a minor in Gender and Power Studies. She is also on the Griffon Yearbook and the Griffon News for the first time this semester, so she excited for what entails! A few hobbies and activities she partakes in are playing tennis, creative writing, and binge-watching television series.