About Us

The Sojourn is Indiana Wesleyan University’s digital, student-run news site. The publication operated as a print newspaper for more than 70 years before transitioning to an all digital format in September 2015. The all-student staff also reports for GrantCOnnected.net (GrantCO), a website focused on Grant County news. Journalism students established GrantCO in fall 2014 as part of their Convergent Journalism class.

Broadcast professor Dr. Randall King and journalism professor Amy Smelser serve as faculty advisers to both The Sojourn and GrantCOnnected.net.

 

Our 2015-2016 Staff

Photos by Lauren Dafoe

 

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Name: Lauren Carpenter

Position: Editor of The Sojourn

Year: Senior

Favorite Netflix show to binge watch: Gossip Girl

If you could spend a day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? James Dean

Favorite part of journalism: Meeting so many different people and hearing them talk about their passion

Dream job growing up: Actress

Weird fact about yourself: I love to eat Nesquik powder with a spoon

If you could live in any fictional universe, which one would it be? Middle Earth

Biggest item on your bucket list: Travel all around Europe

Favorite Quote: “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.” -J.K. Rowling

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Name: Heather Cox

Position: Editor of GrantCOnnected.net

Year: Junior

Favorite Netflix show to binge watch: Parks and Rec or Friends

Favorite part of journalism: I absolutely love hearing people’s stories, and I love that journalism gives me the opportunity to tell people’s stories. Especially when I get to tell someone’s story that no one would otherwise get the chance to hear.

Three songs that perfectly describe your life:

It is well–Bethel Music

I Lived–OneRepublic

The Outsiders–NEEDTOBREATHE

Biggest item on your bucket list: Hike Machu Picchu

If you could choose a time period to live in, what would it be? 1950’s

Life motto: “Be patient, God’s not finished with you yet.” Philippians 1:6

What was the last movie you watched? Jurassic World

Who is your celebrity crush? Josh Duhamel

 

 

SarahName: Sarah Dougan

Position: Digital Editor

Year: Senior

Favorite Netflix show to binge watch: Doctor Who

If you could spend a day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite part of journalism: Getting to work with the team here at IWU.

Dream job growing up: Ballerina, Singer, Actor

Weird fact about yourself: I am hispanic. I do not like spicy food. Get over it.

If you could live in any fictional universe, which one would it be? There are too many to choose from, but if I have to pick, Doctor Who, so I could visit all the other ones in the TARDIS.

Biggest item on your bucket list: Attend the Oscars

Favorite Quote: “Times change, and so must I. We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s ok, that’s good…so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.” -The Eleventh Doctor

 

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Name: Caleb Cottrell

Position: Staff Writer

Year: Junior

Favorite Netflix show to binge watch: Breaking Bad

If you could spend a day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Kobe Bryant

Weird fact about yourself: I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books over ten times.

If you could live in any fictional universe, what would it be? Naboo from Star Wars

Life Motto: “Live your life, live it right, be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

If you could choose a time period to live in, what would it be? Late 1980’s

Biggest item on your bucket list: Be in Times Square on New Year’s Eve

Who is your celebrity crush? Scarlett Johansson and Selena Gomez

 

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Photo by Hannah Whelchel

Name: Tim Tedeschi

Position: Staff Writer

Year: Senior

Favorite Netflix show to binge watch: Scrubs

If you could spend a day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Abraham Lincoln

Favorite part of journalism: Telling people’s stories.

Dream job growing up: Cleveland Indians radio play-by-play announcer

If you could live in any fictional universe, which one would it be?  Pawnee, Indiana

Three songs that perfectly describe your life:

Africa – Toto

The Luckiest – Ben Folds

Cleveland Rocks – The Presidents of the United States of America

Biggest item on your bucket list: Attend a game at all 30 MLB stadiums.

Favorite Quote: Be the change you want to see in the world. – Ghandi

 

Brooke1Name: Brooke Hulsizer

Position: Staff writer

Year: Junior

Favorite Netflix show to binge watch: White Collar

If you could spend a day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Ed Sheeran

Favorite part of journalism: Finding the truth and being able to share it with others.

Dream job growing up: War correspondent

Weird fact about yourself: I’m a certified SCUBA diver.

If you could live in any fictional universe, which one would it be? Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings

Biggest item on your bucket list: Join a flash mob

Favorite Quote: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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