Meet the Team

Editors

John Lusk

Advisor

John Lusk is in his twenty-sixth year of teaching at SC4, and has been reading newspapers since he could. In his fifteenth year as adviser to the Erie Square Gazette, Lusk hopes to continue working with the best students on campus for a few more years.

Twana Pinskey

Editor-in-Chief

Twana Pinskey is a journalism major and current Editor-in-Chief of the Erie Square Gazette. An accomplished photographer, her images have appeared in “Patterns” magazine three times. She is a NCSL (National Certified Student Leader), an on-air talent at 91.3 FM WSGR, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa-Lambda Mu Honors Society. Pinskey is a part-time broadcast journalist for WPHM AM 1380 at Radio First here in Port Huron. After completing her education, she plans to pursue freelance work as a photo journalist.

Zack Penzien

Production Editor

Zack Penzien is the production editor at the ESG. He is an artist, and sometimes a writer, in his spare time. He also runs a gamma world D&D game, which he likes to do a bunch. He is also a big fan of the Stouffer’s Mac and cheese that he was eating while he wrote this.

Danielle Kennedy

Copy Editor

A returning SC4 alumnus, Danielle Kennedy is the current Copy Editor for the Erie Square Gazette. Kennedy graduated with a degree in Communications Media back in 2009 and has returned to SC4 to pursue a degree in the field of corrections. Interests include: reading, writing, and the game.

Clay Kimball

Webmaster

Clay Kimball, 17, is a dual enrollment student and the webmaster for the Erie Square Gazette. Kimball currently attends Port Huron Northern High School, but spends most of his school days working towards an associate’s degree in Engineering Transfer and Physics.

Liz Whittemore

Photo Editor

2010 graduate of Algonac High School, Whittemore is currently a sophomore at SC4 pursuing a career in journalism. Whittemore is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Global Awareness Club, and is the photo editor for the Erie Square Gazette. Residing in Algonac, in her spare time she likes reading, is a terrible bowler, loves photography and Arizona iced tea, and is constantly going on road trips. She plans to move and go to school in Chicago in the fall.

Christian McGeachy

Sports Editor

Christian McGeachy is a sophomore at St. Clair County Community College. McGeachy plans to transfer to Central Michigan University and major in Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts. His hometown is Marine City and he is the current sports editor for Erie Square Gazette.

Staff Writers

Alyssha Ginzel

Guest Columnist

Alyssha N. Ginzel spent her childhood years in Emmett, MI, eventually attending Yale High School.  Upon graduating twenty-first in her class, she enrolled at SC4 and began focusing on English, social science, and psychology courses in hopes of pursuing a career in either journalism or psychology.  She is currently a sophomore at SC4 and after acquiring her associate’s degree, plans to tour Europe before furthering her education.  Ideally, Alyssha strives to focus on journalism early in life and later, open her own child psychology clinic which advocates healing through the arts.

Gregory Lane

Staff Writer

Gregory Lane spent his early years in Marysville, and moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona, at the age of 12, he returned to Michigan in 2007. Lane currently has both an associate’s in Management and an associate’s in Marketing through SC4, and is currently pursuing an associate’s in General Business. He is also attending Walsh College, hoping to attain a BBA with a Management major. Lane is the current president of the Lambda Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. He hopes to pursue a career in marketing.

Christina Stoutenburg

Staff Writer

Christina Stoutenburg, 21, is a resident of Smiths Creek and a staff writer for the Erie Square Gazette. Stoutenburg is currently unsure about her major, but has an interest in TV broadcasting.

Brandy Standefer

Staff Writer

Brandy N. Standefer was born and spent the early part of her childhood in Texas, before moving to Port Huron and graduating from Port Huron High School in 2002. Standefer enrolled at SC4, and after debating many options, finally decided on pursuing a career in Broadcasting Journalism. She is currently a sophomore. Ideally, Standefer would like to find a job that involves writing, music and traveling.

Meghan Grady

Staff Writer

Meghan Grady is a nursing focused SC4 student. Grady grew up in Grosse Pointe near Detroit and currently dually resides in Grosse Pointe and Marysville. She currently works in the medical profession for a family practice in Clinton Township. Special interests include: freelance graphic art, photography, ballroom dancing, any outside activity including softball, tennis, swimming, and movies. Grady is currently striving for a freelance position as an un-official food critique to any restaurant that will have her.

Jessica Jack

Staff Writer

Jessica Jack, a Memphis High School graduate of 2009, has been working at the Erie Square Gazette for three semesters now and enjoys writing. She is on her third year of college here at SC4 and is studying to be an English major. In her spare time Jack enjoys reading and loves to spend time with her fiancé, family and friends. Although Jack is studying to be an English major, she is still not sure where she wants to do with her life once she graduates.

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