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Jennifer Ackerman



Jennifer Ackerman is in her 3rd year at the University of Regina’s School of Journalism. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta, grew up in British Columbia and has spent the last two and a half years in Regina enjoying the slower pace of prairie life. She spends her free time with her husband Clinton and her fickle cat Jane watching movies, cooking and going for walks. Her love of writing and engaging with people led her to pursue a career in journalism. Jennifer will be covering the education beat for INK.



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Madina Azizi



Madina Azizi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. At the age of seven, Madina and her family migrated to Pakistan as refugees. Five years later, Madina was grateful to call a peaceful and pluralistic country, Canada, her new home. As a result of her past experiences, Madina enjoys writing about social issues, and will be covering Indigenous issues for INK. Overdosing on tea and reading are some of Madina’s hobbies.


Janelle Blakley

Janelle Blakley



Janelle’s back for more at the U of R after completing a degree in international development and political science last year. Hailing from the Queen City, she’s a travel freak and political junkie with a tendency to drink too much coffee. You can usually find her hanging out with her three-legged dog, Gus. Janelle’s covering international issues for INK this year.

Cory Coleman

Cory Coleman



Cory Coleman hails from Saskatoon and is a third year journalism student. He currently covers the national beat for INK. He keeps it simple and doesn’t believe in tomfoolery. He enjoys a good pair of slacks, and his favourite past-time is yelling at clouds while enjoying a room-temperature sarsaparilla.


Josh Diaz

Josh Diaz



Josh Diaz was born in Tucson Ariz, moving to the small town of Wawanesa Man. when he was six years old. Originally beginning his university life in Manitoba, Josh transferred to the University of Regina in 2015. Why did he come all this way to Regina you might ask? To bring to you the most important beat there is (at least to him), technology. A third year journalism student and computer science minor, Josh enjoys innovation and modernization, as well as being that friend that you call when you’re having car trouble. A regular techie and automotive enthusiast, Josh credits his passion for journalism to shows like Electric Playground and Top Gear. Josh is also no stranger to sports, playing hockey as long as he can remeber, and spending a short stint in the MJHL before university.

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Katie Doke Sawatzky



Katie Doke Sawatzky is in the Bridging program at U of R School of Journalism. She is from Regina but completed her BA in English at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. Katie has experience working in small-scale magazine publishing. She worked as a section editor for Geez magazine and managing editor for Rhubarb magazine. She’s also worked as a freelance copy editor and proofreader. She is excited to develop her newsroom skills covering the labour and campus beats for INK.




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Brenna Engel



Brenna Engel is a third year journalism student. She is the current provincial and agricultural writer for INK. She will always be found with a cup of tea, and most likely quoting Lord of the Rings. Travelling keeps her motivated as she navigates the storm known as university. She’s French speaking and Netflix watching. She has received a minor in English and a Certificate in French as a second language. She has written for the Carillon, been an assistant floor director for the CTV Morning Show and co-produced Access 7’s show Talk of the Town. Brenna aspires to learn the tricks of the trade with CBC. She will be interning with the broadcast company Red Spider in Munich, Germany in the fall of 2017. Just one year left until school ends and reality commences.


Jared Gottselig

Jared Gottselig



Jared Gottselig was born and raised in Regina, SK. and loves all things art. He decided to get into journalism, because he has too many interests to specialize in just one. With an interest in writing, he decided journalism would offer him flexibility to engage in a variety of topics rather than sticking to a rigid routine. In his free time, Jared enjoys film, playing videogames, drawing, listening to vinyl records, attending local arts and music venues, and plays Pokemon Go almost daily. Jared will be covering the lifestyle beat for INK.

Celine Grimard

Celine Grimard



Céline Grimard was born and raised in Prince Albert, SK. She loves traveling and trying new things. She enjoys dabbling into everything from interviewing Clara Hughes to covering the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. She is your go to source for environmental and sports coverage for INK.

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Rebbeca Marroquin



Rebbeca Marroquin was born in Mexico, and moved to Canada at the age of 10. She began writing for her high school newspaper at age 15. Two years later, she accepted a job offer at a newspaper in Yorkton. Rebbeca is interested in investigative journalism and crime reporting. Some of her hobbies include playing sports, public speaking, volunteering and eating ridiculously spicy foods. This semester Rebbeca will cover social issues and health for INK.


Michaela Solomon



Michaela Solomon is excited to be covering the city beat for INK because she was born and raised right here in Regina. In addition to serving up a variety of stories from around the community, Michaela will be exploring the crime beat as well. She has spent time working at NewsTalk 980, and travelling to Standing Rock to report on protests. In what's left of her free time, Michaela loves singing old songs, rap songs, and show tunes.

Kyrsten Stringer

Kyrsten Stringer



A small town girl with big dreams and a lot of questions. Kyrsten Stringer grew up in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. She lives in Regina where she covers the media beat for INK and talks a lot about books. Armed with a pen, patterned leggings, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Regina; Kyrsten loves words, quirky stories and the family dog.

Cait Taylor

Caitlin Taylor



A passion for photography, film and music lead Caitlin to this semester’s arts beat. Two-time Saskatchewanderer (2013 and 2014), Caitlin loves discovering new places and telling people’s stories. She also has interests in sustainability, women’s rights and local issues. Caitlin worked as the summer research communications intern at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Her love of photography landed her the photo editor position at the University of Saskatchewan’s student newspaper, the Sheaf. Caitlin grew up in Saskatoon, Sask. In her spare time she can be found riding her bicycle, playing with her German shepherd, Levi, or expanding her photography portfolio.