Who we are

Hayley Robb

Hayley Robb

Creative Director

If you are looking for a place to work on campus or a place to work out, Hayley is the girl to ask. She has worked five jobs at WKU, wears multiple hats and is a fitness guru. Perhaps her biggest accomplishment, however, is that she once drank from Justin Bieber’s water bottle. Hayley is a senior from Georgetown.

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Avari Stamps

Avari Stamps

Advertising Manager

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Hayley Watson

Hayley Watson

Video Coordinator

Hayley is a rare gem for more than just her shining personality. She has a rare disorder called Plastic Bronchitis that affects her breathing. She was one of only three in Kentuckiana with this disorder when diagnosed. Speaking of unusual medical conditions, Hayley is also double-jointed. She has a love for tacos and all forms of potatoes and their diversity. Hayley is a senior from Louisville.

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Ryan Goodlett

Ryan Goodlett

Writing Editor

Ryan is a terrible texter and an avid day-dreamer. Her heart is in Los Angeles, and she hopes to move there upon graduating. She loves her side hustle as a Door Dash driver, so if you find yourself hungry and lazy, consider placing an order to help financially support her dream. Ryan is a senior from Shelbyville.

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Grace Pritchett

Grace Pritchett

Photo Editor

When Grace isn’t taking pictures, you can probably find her singing and playing the guitar or grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. Grace dreams of being a singer/songwriter and while she may come across as an extrovert, she says she is actually very shy. Grace is a senior from Evansville, Indiana.

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Emma Spainhoward

Emma Spainhoward

Design Editor

Emma prides herself on being a “hardcore plant mom” and has five thriving plants in her room, but her love for creation goes far beyond plants – She is also nationally ranked in poultry judging. If it wasn’t for her asthma, Emma’s dream would be to visit the mountains. Emma is a junior from Bowling Green.

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Sam Oldenburg

Sam Oldenburg

Cherry Creative Adviser

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Will Hoagland

Will Hoagland

Advertising Adviser

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Chloe Benningfield

Chloe Benningfield

Writing Staff

Lauren Bond

Lauren Bond

Multimedia Staff

Lauren draws her deepest inspiration from her cat, Honey. She is often inspired to create. One of her more recent projects was in crafting the props for WKU’s production of the musical “Hair,” including the creation of fake joints that allowed actors to get into character by smoking catnip on stage. Lauren is a senior from Lebanon, Tennessee.

Jessica Brandt

Jessica Brandt

Writing Staff

If Jess could be a professional essay writer, she would. But until then, she decided to grace both the Talisman and Cherry Creative staffs with her superb writing skills. She has never been to the beach, but says it’s “kinda something on her radar.” Jess is a sophomore from St. Louis, Missouri.

Nicole Christensen

Nicole Christensen

Writing Staff

Nicole has a love for Korean drama and pop, known as K-drama and K-pop, specifically a Korean boy band called BTS. She also loves dancing and is a dance minor. She has visited each coast of the U.S. and grew up with two moms. Nicole is a junior from Nashville.

Chloe Cooper

Chloe Cooper

Multimedia Staff

As a self-proclaimed “professional thrifter,” Chloe is one of our style icons. She also has a profound love for Bill Murray. Chloe is a junior from Louisville.

Ashlyn Crawford

Ashlyn Crawford

Design Staff

Ashlyn strives for what she considers a European graphic design style — bubbly, yet clean and sophisticated. She hopes to one day travel the world, specifically to the places people don’t normally go, to bring attention to unknown places. She once played Martin Luther King Jr. in a second grade play. Ashlyn is a sophomore from Corydon, Indiana.

Hayley Gatlin

Hayley Gatlin

Design Staff

Creating relationships is one of Hayley’s greatest strengths.. She is full of zest and realizes that part of loving life is learning to love the lives of others. Some of her other loves include Dolly Parton, capri suns, and taking pictures of buildings. Hayley is a senior from Lebanon, Tennessee.

Bekah Harper

Bekah Harper

Writing Staff

Bekah may only be five feet tall, but she says she doesn’t feel short. Perhaps it’s because her imagination is larger than life. Bekah loves to read and once read 80 books in one year. Percy Jackson was her favorite accomplice throughout middle school. Bekah is a junior from La Grange.

Maggie Haun

Maggie Haun

Multimedia Staff

Maggie is a lover of horses and attractive male actors. In fact, she has had encounters with two such actors – Patrick Dempsey and Clint Eastwood. She received a hug from Dempsey and the finger from Eastwood, and would say both were equally as rewarding. Maggie is a junior from Carmel Valley, California.

Sydney Jones

Sydney Jones

Writing Staff

Sydney is the published author of a fantasy novel. She has a knack for impressions, and is most famously known for her impressions of Jodie Foster and Smeagol/Gollum from Lord of the Rings. She also really loves sea turtles. Sydney is a sophomore from Erlanger.

Brian Kehne

Brian Kehne

Advertising Consultant

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Brittany Morrison

Brittany Morrison

Multimedia Staff

Brittany enjoys participating in 24 hour plays, and played the role of a potato in one such play called “The Golden Potato.” She taught herself how to paint and take photos, and she also has the unique ability to lick her own elbow. Brittany is a junior from Lebanon.

Abbey Norvell

Abbey Norvell

Writing Staff

When she’s not at cheer practice or SGA, or writing stories for Cherry Creative, you can find Abbey eating cookie dough and singing her ABC’s backwards. She also loves listening to classical music while taking tests. Abbey is a sophomore from Corbin.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz

Advertising Consultant

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Hannah Vanover

Hannah Vanover

Multimedia Staff

Hannah was formally diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2018, meaning she experiences widespread musculoskeltal pain., She is also allergic to 33 different things. But that doesn’t stop her from her passion – photography. She loves shooting feature stories on concerts and festivals in particular. Hannah is a senior from Beaver Dam.

Autumnn Wilson

Autumnn Wilson

Design Staff

Autumnn might be most proud of her pet guinea pig named Cotton that she trained. If she doesn’t become a professional guinea pig trainer, plan B would be to work as a magazine designer. Autumnn has lived in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee and has visited all of the state parks in Kentucky. Autumnn is a senior from Beaver Dam.