MEET OUR STAFF

SHANNON WELLS

Staff Positions: Editor- in- chief, Staff Writer, Editor, Web designer

Why I joined the Lantern: One reason why I joined the Lantern is that  I am majoring in English. I plan to turn that into a Journalism major at Main Campus. Joining the Lantern is a perfect way for me to gain experience for my Bachelor’s. Also, I am interested in being more involved at UC Clermont through participating at events and meeting new students. 

Something Interesting About Me: My hobbies include hiking at the Cincinnati Nature center, East Fork Lake. In the summer, I like to travel to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and both South and North Carolina. I work at UC Clermont Student Services, I work as a student Ambassador at UC Clermont where I help with New Student Welcome events, Festivities, Student Leadership Series, and I give tours around the campus for new students and transfer students. Lastly, I work at the East Fork Journal as an editor, and I am in the ASL club with Professor Clifford.  

MORGAN GELTER

Staff Positions: Editor, Writer, Photographer

Why I Joined the Lantern: Joining the Lantern was not a difficult decision for me. I enjoy being a voice for people and learning more about my surroundings. Being a Lantern staff member allows me to gain a rich insight into what is going on in the community and how students, faculty, and future students may be affected. I desire to keep every person on campus informed about how their daily lives and future can be positively impacted. I possess an absolute passion for helping others succeed in life. 

Something Interesting About Me: I am a member of the UC marching band and the Clermont Student Government. Have a movie question? I’m your go-to person! I have a great passion for movies from all eras and I watch them as much as possible. I also have a black cat named Maisy. My goal is to become an ER doctor. I love to drink Bai water… it’s my favorite! Additionally, I love learning the Spanish language and culture. My dream is to someday visit San Francisco and travel abroad. 

HAILEY RANDALL

Staff Positions: Writer, Advice and Opinion Columnist, and Cartoonist.

Why I Joined the Lantern: I joined the Lantern to try new things and to make new friends.

Something Interesting About Me: I love drawing and sewing. I also make plushies in my free time, so if you want one, you know who to call. My favorite Pokemon are Girafarig, Emolga, Sylveon, Ditto, and Pachirisu – but I love them all. I particularly prefer generation 2 and generation 6. My dream job is a plastic surgeon specializing in liposuction or a trophy wife to the super-rich (and maybe a doll fashion designer). My goals in life are to learn the Algonquin language, try to do stand-up comedy, and have a nice house. I love animals and I have a lot of pets. I have four dogs (Yoshi, Honey, Riley, and Skye), three cats (Nightmare, Luna, and Margret), and five birds (Ruffles, Cremepuff, Pepper, Jack, and Rosie – the last two are macaws). I also collect dolls and cannot put the Sims 3 down. I love to change old clothes into something fun.  

JORDAN YOUNG

Staff Positions: Staff Writer, Editor, and Social Media

Why I Joined the Lantern: I enjoy writing in my freetime. When I saw there was an opportunity to grow my writing skills and provide coverage within the university and on campus, I immediately jumped at it. It also goes along with my goals to write for sports teams and cover them one day. 

Something Interesting About Me: I enjoy anything and everything sports related. Sports have been one of my favorite activities since I was a kid, and now I get to be in an academic program where most of my time is devoted to sports. In addition to being a future front office worker for a sports organization, I also aspire to be a writer for various sports teams and provide high quality coverage for sports organizations. 

CASEY MOORE

Staff Positions: Staff Writer and Photographer

Why I joined the Lantern: Only for the recognition on my resume/LinkedIn, of course! Just kidding 😄! I enjoy writing, research, and reporting. Topics that can make for conversation while simultaneously sparking conversations within the community and student body. I have lived in Clermont County the majority of my life, and going back to school at 33, I have a decent grasp of how this area in particular has evolved. I am very excited to be able to share my ideas, expressing my creativity, and making an impact. 

Something interesting about me: After twenty long years, finally I was able to advocate for myself in order to receive justice. My experience sparked my determination to be the voice for the voiceless.