Newsroom directory


Miina McCown, Editor-in-chief

Miina McCown is editor-in-chief of The Broadside. She is working on getting an associate’s degree before transferring to Oregon State University-Cascades next year. In her spare time, she enjoys doing digital art and reading.


Marcela Irribarren, Engagement Editor

Marcela Irribarren is the engagement editor of The Broadside. She joined the team in fall 2021.


India Slodki, News/Opinion Editor

India Slodki is the news/opinion editor for The Broadside. They joined the team in spring 2020.


Kayt Vallis, Reporter

Kayt Vallis is the public health reporter for The Broadside. She joined the team in 2022.


Ellie Ocel, Reporter

Ellie Ocel is a reporter for The Broadside. She joined the team in fall 2021.


Liam Gibler, Reporter

Liam Gibler writes satire for The Broadside. He joined the team in fall 2021.


Mel Smith, Art Director

Mel Smith is a Graphic Designer for The Broadside. She joined the team in winter 2022.


Miina McCown, Editor-in-chief

Miina McCown is editor-in-chief of The Broadside. She is working on getting an associate’s degree before transferring to Oregon State University-Cascades next year. In her spare time, she enjoys doing digital art and reading.


Marcela Irribarren, Engagement Editor

Marcela Irribarren is the engagement editor of The Broadside. She joined the team in fall 2021.


India Slodki, News/Opinion Editor

India Slodki is the news/opinion editor for The Broadside. They joined the team in spring 2020.


Kayt Vallis, Reporter

Kayt Vallis is the public health reporter for The Broadside. She joined the team in 2022.


Ellie Ocel, Reporter

Ellie Ocel is a reporter for The Broadside. She joined the team in fall 2021.


Liam Gibler, Humorist and Podcaster

Liam Gibler writes satire for The Broadside and records The Broadside’s podcast, Off-Script with Liam Gibler. He joined the team in fall 2021.


Mel Smith, Photographer

Mel Smith is a reporter for The Broadside. She joined the team in winter 2022.


Other contributors

Tristan Hackbart, Boroka Bordas, Walter Brown, Lily Kristensen, Cora McMullan and Devon Smith



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