Editor-in-Chief: Emily Crighton| ude.usinull@feihCGB
Emily is a senior double majoring in Spanish and mass communication with an emphasis in visual communication on the graphics track and minoring in marketing. Phew, try saying that five times fast! Originally from Mountain Home, she started working at The Bengal as a photographer her freshman year. Since then, she’s held positions as Online Editor and Production Editor before stepping into the role of Editor-in-Chief. She loves animals, the outdoors and traveling. She is a part of the ISU Advertising Federation and also works as a design intern for the College of Science and Engineering. In what little free time she has, Emily can be found hiking, drinking a good cup of coffee or simply watching Netflix on the couch with her tiny dog, Ollie and her fiancé. She will graduate in May with a high honors distinction.
News Editor: Andrew Crighton| ude.usinull@sweNGB
Andrew is a political science and secondary education major in his third year of higher education and second year on The Bengal staff. He is also the incoming editor-in-chief. He enjoys politics, cycling, debate, billiards, and doing anything that involves the mountains. He hopes to combine the skills learned at The Bengal with his studies to increase interest, awareness, and involvement in the underrated world of politics and government. His end game is to carry on into a career of journalism, and perhaps plunge into the realm of government to more directly affect the world and society around him.
Life Editor: Madeleine Coles| ude.usinull@efiLGB
Madeleine is a sophomore at ISU and a member of the honors program. She is majoring in communications with an emphasis in journalism and hopes to one day live in New York City, working as an editor at a major paper or magazine. Madeleine loves to travel; she has been to Jamaica, Germany, Hungary, Austria, and France, as well as some of the major cities in the U.S. She also loves writing in any form and is a wannabe spoken word poet. In addition to writing she enjoys acting, casual tennis playing, reading, and binge watching Netflix. Madeleine lived in Idaho Falls for the first three months of her life before moving to Rigby, where she lived ever since. She is very excited to be at ISU and even more excited to be working for The Bengal.
Production Editor, Staff Writer: Jenna Crowe| ude.usinull@2neJworC
Jenna is a first year student at ISU and a member of the honors program. While continuing her work in journalism, she is studying Biology and American Sign Language, although journalism continues to call her name. Outside of academics, Jenna enjoys cooking, learning about the world around her and adding new music to her iPod. She also loves quotes, so don’t be surprised when she starts quoting her favorite movies or famous people. Whatever she does with her life, Jenna wishes to find the truth behind Robin Williams’ words: “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
Sports Editor: Lucas Gebhart| ude.usinull@stropSGB
Lucas is a communications major with an emphasis in multi-platform journalism. Born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Lucas lives and dies with Denver Broncos football. He is also an avid Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado State and Denver Nuggets fan. Sports has always been a huge part of Lucas’ life but he also loves to travel. Lucas and his dad have a life-long goal of visiting all the major league baseball parks. They have been to 29 major league ballparks, including parks that no longer exist such as the old Busch Stadium and the Metro Dome. On the agenda for next summer, is a trip to New York to visit Yankee Stadium. He one day hope to work in the Denver media, covering the teams he grew up watching.
Online Editor: Sacha Johnson| ude.usinull@enilnOGB
Sacha is an Instructional Technologist for the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University. She creates videos, animations, and interactive activities for online/distance learning students. Her research and instructional interests include self-directed and situated learning, learner motivation, adaptive instruction, and virtual laboratory simulations. She is passionate about creating authentic and meaningful online learning experiences for students. She is happy to be on board with The Bengal as she enjoys working with web design in her spare time.
Staff Writer: Madison Shumway| ude.usinull@idaMmuhS
Madison is a first-year communications student and a writer, reader, artist, blogger, music listener and avid tweeter. She dabbles in painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, photography, poetry, fiction and, most importantly, journalism. Madison hopes to one day teach at a university and looks forward to all the years in school before that.
Photo Editor: John Kenison| ude.usinull@otohPGB
John is a senior majoring in corporate communication with an emphasis in advertising and a minor in marketing. This is his second year competing in the National Student Advertising Competition hoping to live up to last year’s first place finish. He is currently the president of the ISU Advertising Federation and would love to work at an advertising agency in the future. In his free time, John enjoys snowboarding, making music and videography.
Staff Photographer: Braedon Warner| ude.usinull@earBnraW
Braedon is a first year Geology student and Bengal Staffer. Hailing from East Idaho, he prefers to spend his summers fly fishing, backpacking, and mountaineering. Braedon enjoys politics, classical music, firearms, and science fiction. He plans to summit all state high points, including the Idaho “12ers.” He is excited to incorporate the geological sciences into his favorite activities, as well as share his travels through photography; he hopes to someday directly affect the lives of those around him through research and art. Ten years from now, he hopes to be at 20,000 feet carving prehistoric fossils from a lonely mountainside.
Staff Photographer: Courtney Pierce| ude.usinull@ruoCreiP
Courtney is a first-year biology student and is working towards attending medical school and becoming an orthodontist in Seattle, Washington. She is originally from Boise, Idaho where she attended Renaissance High School and graduated with her associate of arts degree. In her free time, Courtney enjoys drawing, painting, playing instruments, singing and most of all photography. Her lifelong goal is to become a photographer for National Geographic and travel the world.
Advertising Manager: Thomas Vazorka| ude.usinull@sdAGB
Thomas is currently in his last semester at the College of Business and will be graduating soon with a Business Management degree. Originally from Bellingham Washington, he will be entering his first semester working as the advertising manager for the Bengal newspaper and hopes to, after college, continue his path into a prominent, corporate management field such as project management. Since his time with the Bengal might be brief, he hopes to use his management, teamwork and technical skills to lay the important ground work for a more permanent ad manager coming after him. Since finishing his football career with Idaho State Football, Thomas enjoys a variety of other sports such as snowboarding, biking, hiking and swimming.
Business Manager: Jason Sperry| ude.usinull@osaJrepS
Adviser: Jerry Miller| ude.usinull@rreJlliM 208-282-2688
Jerry Miller is a native of east Idaho, raised on a small farm and ranch with six sisters and one brother. A graduate of Sugar-Salem High School, Miller earned an Associate Degree from Ricks College in Rexburg and his BA, majoring in communications from Brigham Young University. He also earned a minor in Asian languages.
Miller began a career in radio broadcasting as a DJ and sports announcer at a tiny station in St. Anthony, Idaho. He continued his career at KSL Radio in Salt Lake City as a news anchor/reporter, eventually being named as sports editor. In that position Miller covered professional baseball, hockey and NBA basketball, being named as the back-up radio announcer to Utah Jazz broadcaster “Hot Rod” Hundley. Miller also broadcast BYU basketball games, as well as providing live coverage of numerous NCAA basketball tournaments held in Utah, including the 1979 Final Four where he did work for CBS Radio Sports, the Mutual Radio Network, Associated Press Sports and United Press International Sports.
In 1982, Miller was hired by KSEI radio to become the “Voice of the Bengals” at Idaho State University, broadcasting men’s basketball and football games. After 12 years in that role, Miller worked for three years as a technical writer at the Idaho National Laboratory, and four years as the Director of Information for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, writing hundreds of press releases and editorials for the state’s largest agriculture lobbying organization. During that time he also managed production of the Farm Bureau News, distributed to over 45-thousand families in Idaho every month.
Miller came to Idaho State University full-time at Thanksgiving of 1999 as general manager of the school’s fledgling public radio station, KISU FM, a position that he still holds as part of his title as Director of Student Media, which includes the position of adviser to The Bengal. He also returned to broadcasting ISU sports, calling Bengal women’s basketball games from the 2000-01 season through the 2007-08 season, after which he returned to calling football and ISU men’s basketball games, a job he holds to this day.
Miller holds numerous awards for his work, including Idaho Sportscaster of the Year, Best Idaho Spot News and Sports News stories from United Press International, as well as awards from the American Farm Bureau and Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts. He and his wife Rozan have been married for 39 years, with seven children and 17 grandchildren.
Distribution Team: Terryn Hardy and Madison Shumway