There are many talented staff writers here at the Honors Pulse, ready to tell you everything you need to know this upcoming year. We’d like to start this year off right by introducing you to this year’s writers, but if you have any questions, just head to the “about us” tab, located on The Honors Pulse website. Without further ado, let’s meet this year’s writers:
First, we have Alisa Lewis, a new staff writer this year. She is a sophomore from Verona, WI, pursuing an English major with a German and Psychology minor. She is involved in quite a few student organizations here, including Penpals, Torch Leaders, Colleges Against Cancer, and the Panhellenic council related to Greek Life. While on campus, you might see her hanging with her friends (and roommates), or at Starbucks for a quick pick-me-up.
Next we have Andrea’ Boyd, or Drea’. Drea’ is a sophomore from Plainfield, WI, and this is her second year writing for the Pulse. She is studying Biology on the pre-med track. Here on campus, she is the president of the Pre-Health Club, vice-president of AMSA, Dance Marathon, and Colleges Against Cancer. She also works with in Honors Center, is a TRIPS leader, and a Torch Leader. Drea’ is so excited to be back writing for the Pulse, especially writing the articles about Honors alumni, but be ready for some other content, too. During her free time, she loves going to Starbucks, hanging out with friends, or getting coffee from Ed’s.
A current senior, Emilie Smith, is extremely excited to be back writing for the Pulse. This is her fourth semester writing with us. While pursuing an English major with a Spanish minor, she hopes to continue an education in law next fall. Not only is she a staff writer here at the Honors Pulse, but she also works at Ed’s Cafe, is the current president of Kappa Beta Gamma International Sorority, is a member of the Order of Omega, Sigma Tau Delta honors society, and as an intern for the Office of Communications where she edits, writes, proofreads, and helps with on-campus publications. During her last semester at St. Norbert, she hopes to maintain her relationships with members of the Honors program.
Grace White is a freshman at St. Norbert this year. She is from Reeseville, WI, a little village two hours south of campus. She is attending SNC with the hopes of getting a double major in English and Communications with the goal of becoming an editor one day. Her desire to be an editor could be seen in high school, where she was the editor of the yearbook. Not only that, but she was the president of NHS and a part of the academic decathlon team. Here on campus, she works as a North Wind research fellow, where she helps to edit manuscripts and layouts for a literary journal on George MacDonald. She is very excited to see what kind of amazing student organizations exist here on campus, but until then, she’ll be doing many adventurous things such as building a puzzle with her friends in one of the Bergstrom Hall lounges.
Another new staff writer this year, Holly Buczek, is a sophomore from Port Washington, WI. She is very excited to join the Pulse staff this year and is currently pursuing an Elementary Education major with a History minor and Spanish certificate. She loves the kindness and openness of everyone here on the SNC campus. Holly is a member of Wishmakers, Ed’s Cafe, and now, a writer for the Honors Pulse. While on campus, she enjoys hanging with friends, going on adventures, catching up on the latest Netflix releases, and being your friendly neighborhood barista.
Another returning staff writer is James Fitzwater, AKA "Fitz" . Fitz is a double major in Biology and Physics (yikes) and is from Green Bay, WI. He is looking forward to “bringing an even more unique twist” to the Honors Program staff, as well as the Pulse this year. If you see someone darting across campus this year, have no fear: it’s probably just Fitz on his way to “an activity of varying morality.” Fitz is currently the vice president of SNC’s Kappa Sigma chapter and vice president of the rowing team.
This year’s student editor of the Honors Pulse is Janelle Knick, and she couldn’t be more excited and honored. She’s in her third-year here at SNC, but is sadly (for us!) graduating at the end of this year. Janelle is from Kaukauna, WI, and is pursuing a double major in English and Communications. When schoolwork isn’t too overwhelming, she loves participating in many other student organizations, such as president of SNC’s NRHH chapter, co-president of Knightingales, the all-female a cappella singing group, secretary of Knight Theatre, and co-president of SNC’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society. Janelle loves her involvement both with the community and with SNC.
Katie Hulce, a sophomore from Appleton, WI, is excited to be back writing for the Pulse. She hopes to earn a Business Administration major and a minor in Leadership Studies. She is drawn to St. Norbert College not just because of the Honors Program, but because of the kindness the students and faculty have shown her. Katie is very involved, both in her community and here at SNC. Over the summer, she works at Employment Resource Group where she helps design team building activities for staff members. In high school, she enjoyed being a part of DECA, NHS, International Club, and Badger Girls State. Here at SNC, Katie is very involved with Delta Phi Epsilon and is so excited to see how her experience at SNC shapes her. She hopes to make lifelong friends, impact the community, and while taking advantage of the many campus opportunities offered.
Our next returning staff writer is Luke Johnson from Wausau, WI. He is a Psychology major with a Spanish minor. Luke loves the amazing professors at SNC, the feeling of “Communio,” and being a part of the Honors Program. Here on campus, Luke is a member of the Psychology Club, Wishmakers, and a member of the Honors Torch Leader mentoring program. In his free time, you can find him writing, playing the drums, or hanging out with friends.
Last, but certainly not least, is Will Butak from Chippewa Falls, WI. Will is a freshman studying biology at SNC. In high school, he wrote overviews for competitive projects in organizations like NHS and HOSA, and he also wrote for the yearbook. He was also involved in football and track. His favorite thing about SNC is the people in Bergstrom. He always find someone to study or play volleyball with on the weekends. In his time at SNC, Will hopes to become more involved with the Honors Program, TRIPS, and pre-med student organizations.
Now that we’ve introduced ourselves, we hope you know the writing team a little better and enjoy all the wonderful articles we’ll publish throughout the year. We don’t bite, so if you see us around campus, feel free to say "hi". We’re all ears if you have a suggestion for an article you would like to see on the Honors Pulse!