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These are a few of Whim’s favorite things

Here at Whim, we decided to list our favorite things to help those who are still fighting through finals week.

“The bendy straws at Papa John’s in Dalton make my day.

Watching Netflix on my phone between classes really relaxes me.

The mural of an old guy in Porterfield by the side entrance never fails to inspire me.”

-Danika Padin

“It’s a beautiful place to live and study. I feel like I’m walking through a postcard every time I go to class.

You can do whatever you want to do academically, because there are resources to support you work and professors who care about your success.

People who want to be here love it here, and their passion shows in their work. It’s infectious, and it’s inspiring.”

-Rachel Klein

banquet selfies“The professors are incredibly knowledgeable and only want the best for you.

The diversity of students here is amazing (and it’s not too hard to get accepted), so there are all types of people here.

I love how close everything is in Radford. Being from NOVA, it’s nice to be able to walk everywhere!”

-Erin Cafferty

“Smaller class sizes with one-on-one time with your professor.

Every type of student.

All the opportunities are available to you if you look.

Highlander rolls!”

-Rebecca Lynch

“Moffett quad, Highlander rolls, and all the opportunities outside of class.”

Whimmers a the banquet. Graphic from Danika Padin
Whimmers a the banquet. Graphic from Danika Padin

-Sydney Crawson

“My three favorite things about Radford….the small class sizes, the number of resources available to students on campus and Starbucks.”

-McKenzie Gibbons

“The professors, the community and the campus itself!”

-Janie Maitland

“I love the community. We’re always looking for an excuse to get united under a common flag and they’ve always been there for eachother when times are tough. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere else.

I love student media because you’ll never meet a more cohesive group of people that will put aside their differences to make an amazing product and I love the experience of growing from a helpless lost Freshman to feeling like you have an important role to play in the community as a senior.”

-Julian Guerra

Whim’s staff Halloween treats

The staff at Whim have been working hard to provide the daily content you, as readers, have come to thrive on. In the spirit of this Halloween season, each staff member has provided you with their favorite thriller movie to get you through these chilly Halloween nights. Unfortunately, there seems to have been some sort of radiation leak in our offices, leaving most of our staff members … well … see for yourself. Continue reading Whim’s staff Halloween treats

Meet the staff


Arielle Retting
Junior majoring in Journalism.
Would like to work at a magazine someday, preferably TIME.

Photo by Jenny Krashin.

Deanna Perry

Managing Editor
Junior majoring in Journalism
After graduation I would love to have some sort of job writing or editing. I’m not really picky so long as it’s something I love.

Candace Cooper

Head Copy Editor
Senior Majoring in English
I would like to work anywhere that will hire me, preferably in Virginia.

Alex Morgan

Graphics Manager
Junior majoring in Art
In the future I plan to go to Graduate school.

Photo by Jenny Krashin.

Jenny Krashin

Photo Editor
Freshman majoring in Journalism and Political Science
Would like to be a photojournalist.

Marie Stovall

Arts Manager
Freshman majoring in Communications (Media Studies)
Hopes to work in the advertising business or as a web designer.

Anna Sacks

Life Manager
Junior majoring in English and Communications (with a concentration in Journalism)
Would like to write for a mainstream IN-PRINT magazine like Time, Rolling Stone or Cosmopolitan.

Annie Tull

Ritz Manager
Senior majoring in Dance and Journalism
After graduation I would like to work on a cruise ship, at a theme park, do freelance Journalism work, then move to New York to write and dance.

Photo by Jenny Krashin.

Matt Reed

Tech Manager
Junior majoring in Sociology
I want to be a lobbyist for a non-profit organization promoting net neutrality.

Photo by Jenny Krashin.

Toni Barnett

Vent Manager
Sophomore majoring in Media Studies (concentration in Journalism)
Would like to live in new York City.

Katie Wilk

Marketing Manager
Senior majoring in Journalism
I want to design print items for people, weddings, businesses, you name it. I love working with typography and making things look amazing. It’s what I do!

Rachel Turner

Copy Editor
Junior majoring in English
Would like to end up teaching in a high school or in graduate school.

Anastasia Marek

Copy Editor
Senior majoring in English with a concentration in Technical and Business Writing
Would like to find herself married with a job.

Roxanne Garofalo

Copy Editor
Junior majoring in English.

Meet the staff

Arielle Retting
Sophomore majoring in Journalism
I like editing because I’m extremely lame, as well as watching movies and hanging out with my friends.

Katherine Wilk
Managing Editor
Junior majoring in Journalism
I write, report, photograph, drink way too much coffee and spend my remaining time in Calhoun Hall with my girl Arielle Retting.

Megan Nash
Head Copy Editor
Senior majoring in English
Women’s Lacrosse Club, English Club, Exit 109, PRSSA, Global Highlanders, being a swim instructor, fishing, traveling, singing in the shower, watching sunsets and making people laugh.

Kasey Sutphin
Visual Director
Freshman majoring in Graphic Design
Taking pictures, CRU and designing for The Tartan.

Sharron Logan
Marketing Manager
Senior majoring in Web Design
Reading, writing, dancing and acting silly with my friends.

Heidi Chantry
Arts Manager
Senior majoring in Fashion Merchandising

Elizabeth Heinz
Life Manager
Sophomore majoring in Journalism and Political Science
Cooking, Zeta Tau Alpha, running, sleeping, writing and watching TV.

Jennifer Leffler
Ritz Co-Manager
Senior majoring in Journalism
Shopping, watching TV, hanging out with my roomies/boyfriend and photography.

Annie Tull
Ritz Co-Manager
Junior majoring in Dance and Journalism
I dance a ton and am currently choreographing the spring musical with the theater department. I’m involved with CRU and love hanging out with people and having random dance parties!

Matt Reed
Tech Manager
Sophomore majoring in Sociology

Jessica Huennekens
Vent Co-Manager
Sophomore majoring in Physical Education
Soccer for 16 years, cello for 9 years, Alpha Sigma Tau sorority and ESHE club.

Deanna Perry
Vent Co-Manager
Sophomore majoring in Journalism
I’m part of Hillel on campus. Other than that my hobbies are reading, writing, music, gaming and just observing things.