The Hornet Tribune

Editorial Staff

Nefsa’Hyatt Brown

Editor-in-Chief

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Hello!  My name is Nefsa’Hyatt Brown, a junior at Alabama State University who has declared a major of political science and a minor in international relations.  I am from Mobile, Alabama, and my parents are Ms. Jenekia Thompson and Mr. Lewis Brown Jr.

I would have to say that my mom has had the greatest influence on my life, in fact, I have no idea where I would have been or what would have become of me without her.  She is my light in a dark place, she is strong when I am weak, and through this journey, she is continuously building me up to be all of that I can be.

I graduated from Baker High School in 2017 where I was a JEM Scholar which allowed me the opportunity to complete dual enrollment courses and ACT Prep, with an Honors Endorsement. In high school, I was extremely involved much like college.  I was president of Future Business Leaders of America, I wrote for my school’s newspaper The Hornet Herald, and I was my school’s lead orator as I came in 4th place in impromptu speaking at the state FBLA conference.

After arriving at Alabama State University, I began writing for the newspaper as a freshman.  Last year, I was named the Editor-in-Chief of The Hornet Tribune and I held on to that responsibility this year also.  I am a Golden Ambassador, a member of UNITE, NAACP, College Democrats, the WEB DuBois Honors Program, and the student lead for a community service program titled Read and Reign.

As I enter my third year on the staff and my second year as the editor-in-chief, I have always stressed the importance of expansion in terms of what I hope to accomplish as the editor. However, as time has gone on my focus has shifted to exposure through increasing our readership and ensuring that our content is something that is both informative and eye-catching to the audience.

Christine Shelton

Managing Editor for Operations and Staffing

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Hello!  My name is Christine Shelton, a junior at Alabama State University who has declared English as my major.  I am from Chicago, Illinois and my parents are Ms. Jacquelyn Jackson and Mr. Christopher Shelton.

My parents and my grandmother have had the greatest influence on my life because they’re the reason I am the young woman I am today. They always kept me on the right track and kept me disciplined, and they’ve played a big role in why I’m so driven and goal-oriented in my studies. Another person who has had a great influence on my life is my high school Advanced Composition and African American Literature teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Stewart-Williams, as her class is the reason I chose to pursue a career in high school English education.

I graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Illinois where I was a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of my junior class.  I was also selected as the Most Valuable Player of the badminton team my senior year.

I chose Alabama State University because I heard they had a spectacular teaching program as I aspire to be an English teacher.  Since arriving at Alabama State University, I am active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NSLS, Student Alabama Education Association, Sigma Tau Delta, UNITE and the co-curriculum designer for a volunteer organization Read and Reign.

Trentqual Rhone

Managing Editor for Standards and Ethics

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Hello, I am Trentqual Rhone, a junior political science major with a public administration minor attending Alabama State Alabama. I am from Selma, Alabama and my parents are the late Ms. Lakeisha Rhone and Mr. Telly Johnson.

Without a doubt, the greatest influencers in my life have been my family. Without the support I have received from my loved ones, I don’t know where I would be in life. Also, the high expectations they place on me keeps me grounded and motivated to excel in all that I do.

I am an alumnus of Clarke County High School, located in Grove Hill, Alabama. I graduated near the top of my class in 2017, with an academic honors diploma and two career technical endorsements, one for business and the other for engineering. Throughout high school, I was involved in several campus organizations including the Yearbook Club, the Scholars’ Bowl Team, the BETA Club, and the DECA Club.

I chose to attend Alabama State University because I wanted to be in an environment that would challenge and prepare me for success while valuing me and those who look like me. Since arriving at Alabama State, I’ve participated in several programs, including the First Year Leadership and Empowerment Academy and the W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program, in which I served as the 2018-2019 Vice President.

I am a member of several campus organizations. First, I am a second-year member of the SGA, as I serve as the Student Senate President Pro Tempore. I was awarded Senator of the Year for the 2019-2019 academic year. Next, I serve as Mr. 1909 for the ASU Chapter of the NAACP; and as Vice President of Programs for the University Programs and Activities Board. I am a member of the ASU College Democrats and Collegiate 100 -100 Black Men of America. Finally, I am also a member of the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Vacant

Managing Editor for Digital and Interactive Media

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Hello!  My name is Christine Shelton, a junior at Alabama State University who has declared English as my major.  I am from Chicago, Illinois and my parents are Ms. Jacquelyn Jackson and Mr. Christopher Shelton.

My parents and my grandmother have had the greatest influence on my life because they’re the reason I am the young woman I am today. They always kept me on the right track and kept me disciplined, and they’ve played a big role in why I’m so driven and goal-oriented in my studies. Another person who has had a great influence on my life is my high school Advanced Composition and African American Literature teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Stewart-Williams, as her class is the reason I chose to pursue a career in high school English education.

I graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Illinois where I was a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of my junior class.  I was also selected as the Most Valuable Player of the badminton team my senior year.

I chose Alabama State University because I heard they had a spectacular teaching program as I aspire to be an English teacher.  Since arriving at Alabama State University, I am active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NSLS, Student Alabama Education Association, Sigma Tau Delta, UNITE and the co-curriculum designer for a volunteer organization Read and Reign.

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MICHAEL ZHANG
cheerful young black businessman using computer in office

Managing Editor for Presentation and Design

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Hello!  My name is Christine Shelton, a junior at Alabama State University who has declared English as my major.  I am from Chicago, Illinois and my parents are Ms. Jacquelyn Jackson and Mr. Christopher Shelton.

My parents and my grandmother have had the greatest influence on my life because they’re the reason I am the young woman I am today. They always kept me on the right track and kept me disciplined, and they’ve played a big role in why I’m so driven and goal-oriented in my studies. Another person who has had a great influence on my life is my high school Advanced Composition and African American Literature teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Stewart-Williams, as her class is the reason I chose to pursue a career in high school English education.

I graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Illinois where I was a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of my junior class.  I was also selected as the Most Valuable Player of the badminton team my senior year.

I chose Alabama State University because I heard they had a spectacular teaching program as I aspire to be an English teacher.  Since arriving at Alabama State University, I am active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NSLS, Student Alabama Education Association, Sigma Tau Delta, UNITE and the co-curriculum designer for a volunteer organization Read and Reign.

Vacant

Managing Editor for Visual and Multimedia

thtmanagingvisual@gmail.com

Hello!  My name is Christine Shelton, a junior at Alabama State University who has declared English as my major.  I am from Chicago, Illinois and my parents are Ms. Jacquelyn Jackson and Mr. Christopher Shelton.

My parents and my grandmother have had the greatest influence on my life because they’re the reason I am the young woman I am today. They always kept me on the right track and kept me disciplined, and they’ve played a big role in why I’m so driven and goal-oriented in my studies. Another person who has had a great influence on my life is my high school Advanced Composition and African American Literature teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Stewart-Williams, as her class is the reason I chose to pursue a career in high school English education.

I graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Illinois where I was a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of my junior class.  I was also selected as the Most Valuable Player of the badminton team my senior year.

I chose Alabama State University because I heard they had a spectacular teaching program as I aspire to be an English teacher.  Since arriving at Alabama State University, I am active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NSLS, Student Alabama Education Association, Sigma Tau Delta, UNITE and the co-curriculum designer for a volunteer organization Read and Reign.

Anthoni Wardlow

Lead Copy Editor

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Hello!  My name is Anthoni Anna Wardlaw an undergraduate student studying at Alabama State University, majoring in psychology pre-med (specifically clinical psychology), aspiring to attend medical school to become a physician, specializing in the branches of psychiatry and possibly cardiothoracic surgery. I have maintained a 3.9 GPA (striving for a 4.0 of course) and I have been on the Dean’s List since my freshman year.

I am the recipient of the Incentive Academic Scholarship while also being a member of the Psychology Club since my first semester at ASU. This school year (2019-2020), I was accepted to participate in a program at ASU called TPaIDA (Tropical Pathology and Infectious Diseases Association). This program is a private educational organization that sends pre-med students to Peru to educate them in the basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious tropical diseases. I am also certified in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel due to taking a dual-credit computer course at Stephen F. Austin High School during her senior year.

My volunteer work includes managing a Back to School “Backpack” Drive for the NJB Foundation, helping facilitate a Teen Health Summit for Young Mothers Don’t Quit! (YMDQ)  – a non-profit organization, assists my golf coach, Richard Brown School of Golf, Trainer with Youth Golf Program, and I have shadowed Dr. Gregory Shannon, MD in his Gastroenterology Clinic at Memorial Hermann located in Sugar Land, TX. I also volunteers with my mother on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve to feed the homeless (Super Feast) and with the City Wide Club at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, TX, where thousands are served with not only traditional hot nutritious meals but also clothing, household items, shoes, blankets, coats, flu shots, medical examinations, food baskets, haircuts, new toys, etc.

Vacant

General Assignment Editor

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Hello!  My name is Christine Shelton, a junior at Alabama State University who has declared English as my major.  I am from Chicago, Illinois and my parents are Ms. Jacquelyn Jackson and Mr. Christopher Shelton.

My parents and my grandmother have had the greatest influence on my life because they’re the reason I am the young woman I am today. They always kept me on the right track and kept me disciplined, and they’ve played a big role in why I’m so driven and goal-oriented in my studies. Another person who has had a great influence on my life is my high school Advanced Composition and African American Literature teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Stewart-Williams, as her class is the reason I chose to pursue a career in high school English education.

I graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Illinois where I was a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of my junior class.  I was also selected as the Most Valuable Player of the badminton team my senior year.

I chose Alabama State University because I heard they had a spectacular teaching program as I aspire to be an English teacher.  Since arriving at Alabama State University, I am active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NSLS, Student Alabama Education Association, Sigma Tau Delta, UNITE and the co-curriculum designer for a volunteer organization Read and Reign.

MICHAEL ZHANG
cheerful young black businessman using computer in office

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Recruitment and Retention Editor

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My name is Gem Richardson and I am a sophomore biology major from Hampton, Georgia.  My parents are Gary and Arnel Richardson. I attended Dutchtown High School as well as Henry County College and Career Academy for Advanced Studies.

During my four years there, I held the title of class president until 11th grade. I was voted the SGA president during my senior year of high school as well as being a member of the volleyball team and being named Volleyball Player of the Year for 2016-2017.  I also held the position of secretary for the National Spanish Honors Society. I graduated cum laude with a 3.75 GPA, while receiving honors such as the leadership award, Athletic Academic Award-Highest GPA for both Varsity and JV Volleyball. Closing out my senior year, I hosted the baccalaureate where she gave an inspirational speech at graduation. I am also one of the founding members of 3RichKids, a developing organization that strives to uplift youth in the community.

After completing my studies at Alabama State University, I plan to pursue a career in public health focusing on the disparities in minority health. I greatly admire her parents and older sister, Gewel Richardson. My sister is one the greatest influences in her life. She is a successful graduate from Alabama A&M University. She currently holds the position of the Building Permit and Zoning Administrator for the city of Austell, and my sister constantly pushes her to strive and fight despite the obstacles put in her way.

As a reporter for The Hornet Tribune, I hopes develop stronger writing skills, in order to create a blog. With hopes of attending SEJC, Gem plans to network and learn other styles of writing.

Vacant

Special Assignment Editor

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My name is Gem Richardson and I am a sophomore biology major from Hampton, Georgia.  My parents are Gary and Arnel Richardson. I attended Dutchtown High School as well as Henry County College and Career Academy for Advanced Studies.

During my four years there, I held the title of class president until 11th grade. I was voted the SGA president during my senior year of high school as well as being a member of the volleyball team and being named Volleyball Player of the Year for 2016-2017.  I also held the position of secretary for the National Spanish Honors Society. I graduated cum laude with a 3.75 GPA while receiving honors such as the leadership award, Athletic Academic Award-Highest GPA for both Varsity and JV Volleyball. Closing out my senior year, I hosted the baccalaureate where she gave an inspirational speech at graduation. I am also one of the founding members of 3RichKids, a developing organization that strives to uplift youth in the community.

After completing my studies at Alabama State University, I plan to pursue a career in public health focusing on the disparities in minority health. I greatly admire her parents and older sister, Gewel Richardson. My sister is one of the greatest influences in her life. She is a successful graduate from Alabama A&M University. She currently holds the position of the Building Permit and Zoning Administrator for the city of Austell, and my sister constantly pushes her to strive and fight despite the obstacles put in her way.

As a reporter for The Hornet Tribune, I hope develop stronger writing skills, in order to create a blog. With hopes of attending SEJC, Gem plans to network and learn other styles of writing.

Gem Richardson

University News Editor

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My name is Gem Richardson and I am a sophomore biology major from Hampton, Georgia.  My parents are Gary and Arnel Richardson. I attended Dutchtown High School as well as Henry County College and Career Academy for Advanced Studies.

During my four years there, I held the title of class president until 11th grade. I was voted the SGA president during my senior year of high school as well as being a member of the volleyball team and being named Volleyball Player of the Year for 2016-2017.  I also held the position of secretary for the National Spanish Honors Society. I graduated cum laude with a 3.75 GPA, while receiving honors such as the leadership award, Athletic Academic Award-Highest GPA for both Varsity and JV Volleyball. Closing out my senior year, I hosted the baccalaureate where she gave an inspirational speech at graduation. I am also one of the founding members of 3RichKids, a developing organization that strives to uplift youth in the community.

After completing my studies at Alabama State University, I plan to pursue a career in public health focusing on the disparities in minority health. I greatly admire my parents and older sister, Gewel Richardson. My sister is one the greatest influences in her life. She is a successful graduate from Alabama A&M University. She currently holds the position of the Building Permit and Zoning Administrator for the city of Austell, and my sister constantly pushes her to strive and fight despite the obstacles put in her way.

As a reporter for The Hornet Tribune, I hopes develop stronger writing skills, in order to create a blog. With hopes of attending SEJC, Gem plans to network and learn other styles of writing.

Vacant

Horizons Editor

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My name is                              The Managing Editor for Standards joined The Hornet Tribune during the Fall Semester. in the newly created position of managing editor, designed to help the foundation bolster its editorial systems and capacity. She is responsible for overseeing the daily flow of content across Wallace’s digital channels, as well as editing, writing and managing content for Wallace’s website and blog.

Prior to Wallace, Sanders worked on various teams at Teach For America, all with a focus on digital content and community engagement. Before that she was the editorial director at Lambda Legal, where she helped to spearhead the organization’s online advocacy program and move into the digital world. Her training, however, is old school, beginning with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and stints at numerous print magazines as a writer, editor and copy editor.

Sanders holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College and an M.A. in creative writing from City College. She is also a published novelist.

Corryn Carter

Editorial Page Editor

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My name is Corryn Carter, and I am a sophomore communications major with a concentration in recording technology. As a Montgomery native, I graduated from the esteemed Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, where I was a member of the National Honor Society and co-editor for the school’s yearbook.

In addition to working for The Hornet Tribune, I am the 2019-2020 Juvenile Justice Committee Chair for the NAACP. The people that have been the most influential in my life have definitely been all of my family’s matriarchs. I’ve inherited their quick wit and their burning desire to leave this world better than they found it. As a staff reporter and columnist, I hope to use my words to impact change both on my campus and within my community.

 

Vacant

Lifestyles Editor

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My name is                              The Managing Editor for Standards joined The Hornet Tribune during the Fall Semester. in the newly created position of managing editor, designed to help the foundation bolster its editorial systems and capacity. She is responsible for overseeing the daily flow of content across Wallace’s digital channels, as well as editing, writing and managing content for Wallace’s website and blog.

Prior to Wallace, Sanders worked on various teams at Teach For America, all with a focus on digital content and community engagement. Before that she was the editorial director at Lambda Legal, where she helped to spearhead the organization’s online advocacy program and move into the digital world. Her training, however, is old school, beginning with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and stints at numerous print magazines as a writer, editor and copy editor.

Sanders holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College and an M.A. in creative writing from City College. She is also a published novelist.

Mason Smith

Sports and Intramurals Editor

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My name is                              The Managing Editor for Standards joined The Hornet Tribune during the Fall Semester. in the newly created position of managing editor, designed to help the foundation bolster its editorial systems and capacity. She is responsible for overseeing the daily flow of content across Wallace’s digital channels, as well as editing, writing and managing content for Wallace’s website and blog.

Prior to Wallace, Sanders worked on various teams at Teach For America, all with a focus on digital content and community engagement. Before that she was the editorial director at Lambda Legal, where she helped to spearhead the organization’s online advocacy program and move into the digital world. Her training, however, is old school, beginning with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and stints at numerous print magazines as a writer, editor and copy editor.

Sanders holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College and an M.A. in creative writing from City College. She is also a published novelist.

 

Vacant

Arts and Entertainment Editor

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My name is                              The Managing Editor for Standards joined The Hornet Tribune during the Fall Semester. in the newly created position of managing editor, designed to help the foundation bolster its editorial systems and capacity. She is responsible for overseeing the daily flow of content across Wallace’s digital channels, as well as editing, writing and managing content for Wallace’s website and blog.

Prior to Wallace, Sanders worked on various teams at Teach For America, all with a focus on digital content and community engagement. Before that she was the editorial director at Lambda Legal, where she helped to spearhead the organization’s online advocacy program and move into the digital world. Her training, however, is old school, beginning with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and stints at numerous print magazines as a writer, editor and copy editor.

Sanders holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College and an M.A. in creative writing from City College. She is also a published novelist.

 

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MICHAEL ZHANG
cheerful young black businessman using computer in office

Alumni Connection Editor

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My name is                              The Managing Editor for Standards joined The Hornet Tribune during the Fall Semester. in the newly created position of managing editor, designed to help the foundation bolster its editorial systems and capacity. She is responsible for overseeing the daily flow of content across Wallace’s digital channels, as well as editing, writing and managing content for Wallace’s website and blog.

Prior to Wallace, Sanders worked on various teams at Teach For America, all with a focus on digital content and community engagement. Before that she was the editorial director at Lambda Legal, where she helped to spearhead the organization’s online advocacy program and move into the digital world. Her training, however, is old school, beginning with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and stints at numerous print magazines as a writer, editor and copy editor.

Sanders holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College and an M.A. in creative writing from City College. She is also a published novelist.

Vacant

Special Sections Editor

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My name is                              The Managing Editor for Standards joined The Hornet Tribune during the Fall Semester. in the newly created position of managing editor, designed to help the foundation bolster its editorial systems and capacity. She is responsible for overseeing the daily flow of content across Wallace’s digital channels, as well as editing, writing and managing content for Wallace’s website and blog.

Prior to Wallace, Sanders worked on various teams at Teach For America, all with a focus on digital content and community engagement. Before that she was the editorial director at Lambda Legal, where she helped to spearhead the organization’s online advocacy program and move into the digital world. Her training, however, is old school, beginning with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and stints at numerous print magazines as a writer, editor and copy editor.

Sanders holds a B.A. in political science from Barnard College and an M.A. in creative writing from City College. She is also a published novelist.

 


Reporters/Writers

Alexis Butler

Kennedi Smith

Jasmine Richardson

Staff Columnists

LeMonte Patterson

 

 

 

 

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