The Student News Site of St. Edward's University

Hilltop Views

The Student News Site of St. Edward's University

Hilltop Views

The Student News Site of St. Edward's University

Hilltop Views

2023-2024 Staff

Claire Lawrence
Editor-in-Chief

Claire Lawrence

Claire is a senior Communication major with a minor in Journalism continuing to dedicate her time growing and learning as a student journalist. Claire has been with Hilltop Views for three years. This is her second year as Editor-in-Chief....

Hailey Womack
News Editor

Hailey Womack

Hailey Womack is a junior English major with a minor in Journalism & Digital Media. This is her third semester with Hilltop Views and her first year as News Editor. She's very passionate about the Austin area, as she has been...

Lola Claire
Life & Arts Editor

Lola Claire

Lola Claire is a junior writing and rhetoric major with a concentration in creative writing and a double-minor in Journalism and Digital Storytelling. This is her second year working with "Hilltop Views" and first semester as...

Anna Pratts
Sports Editor

Anna Pratts

Anna Pratts is a sophomore from Brazil and majoring in Writing and Rhetoric with a concentration in journalism and digital media and minoring in Global Studies. This is her second year writing for Hilltop Views and her first semester...

Melissa, along with the rest of the Hilltop Views editorial staff, poses in front of the iconic red doors. Melissa walks out these same doors, out into the working world, with all of the knowledge and compassion that she gained in the Hilltop Views newsroom.
Sports Editor

Melissa Gunning

Melissa Gunning is graduating this December with a degree in psychology, minor in writing and rhetoric and certificate in evidence-based addiction counseling. When she isn't writing or subconsciously psychoanalyzing, Melissa is...

Sienna Wight
Viewpoints Editor

Sienna Wight

Sienna is a senior Writing & Rhetoric major with a concentration in creative writing. This is their second year with "Hilltop Views" and third semester as Viewpoints Editor. Previously, they have also worked as a Copy Editor....

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Photo Editor

Daniel Mendoza

Daniel Mendoza is Hilltop Views' photo editor. He's a current sophomore studying photography. Outside of Hilltop Views, Daniel's focus is toward his personal photo series and photography business titled León DC....

Alec Campa
Staff Writer

Alec Campa

Alec is a senior at St. Edward’s University majoring in Video Game Development. This is his first bout as a Staff Writer and was previously an intern for Hilltop Views in the fall of 2023. When Alec’s not developing games,...

Gabrielle Caumon
Staff Writer

Gabrielle Caumon

Gabrielle Caumon is a junior from Paris, France, who is pursuing a major in the BFA Acting program and a minor in Journalism. This is her second semester writing for Hilltop Views and her first as a Staff Writer. She loves wr...

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Graphic Designer

Isis Debrock

Isis is a junior graphic design major with a minor in art, and this is her first semester working with Hilltop Views. Isis loves art, Taylor Swift, cats and cooking. She is excited to be back in the journalism community, as she...

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Social Media Manager

Bruno Echt Fusaro

Bruno Echt Fusaro is an international student from Buenos Aires, Argentina majoring in writing and rhetoric and minoring in digital marketing minor. This is his first year as Social Media Manager with Hilltop Views, and he is...

Dalia Zamora
Copy Editor

Dalia Zamora

Dalia is a first year environmental science and policy major, and this is her first year working with Hilltop Views as a copy editor. Shout-out to her high school UIL coaches and mentors who pushed her out of her comfort zone....

Zemira Recio
Staff Writer

Zemira Recio

Zemira is a freshman and this is her first year being a Staff Writer for Hilltop Views. She is a political science major and aspires to become a lawyer someday. When she's not writing or doing schoolwork, her favorite past times...

Max Hoelker
Copy Editor

Max Hoelker

Max is a sophomore English literature major with a minor in psychology. Although this is his first year with Hilltop Views, he is ecstatic to dive into writing, editing and all things in between. In his limited free time, Max ...

Tate Burchfield
Staff Writer

Tate Burchfield

Tate Burchfield is a first year student on the hilltop, and this is his first year writing for Hilltop Views. He is interested in politics and the arts. He is from Galveston Native and is excited to spend his time in Austin with...

Scarlett Houser
Graphic Designer

Scarlett Houser

Scarlett is a junior graphic design major. She has a passion for all things art and also enjoys creative writing. This is her second semester designing for Hilltop Views. She is looking forward to conquering InDesign and helping...

Emma Sutton
Staff Writer

Emma Sutton

Emma Sutton is a junior a majoring in writing and rhetoric with a concentration in journalism and digital media. It is her second semester writing for Hilltop Views and first semester as a staff writer. She loves writing about ...

Breze Reyes
Staff Writer

Breze Reyes

Breze is a senior majoring in communication with a minor in journalism and digital media. It is her second semester writing for Hilltop Views. During her free time, Breze likes to be outside in the sun, hang out with friends,...

Emily Pesina
Social Media Manager

Emily Pesina

Emily Sophia Pesina is a transfer junior majoring in communication. This is her first semester working with Hilltop Views. She is also employed as a tour guide for St. Edward's. Emily is excited to practice her skills within her...

Jack Connolly
Staff Writer

Jack Connolly

Jack is a junior from Omaha, Nebraska and this is his second year writing with "Hilltop Views" as a Staff Writer. He loves sports but will also write about music, social issues and politics.

Keria Lee
Illustrator

Keria Lee

Chloe Almendarez
Managing Editor

Chloe Almendarez

Chloe Almendarez is a senior Psychology major with a minor in Education Studies. This is their second year working with "Hilltop Views" as Managing Editor. They are passionate about exploring education and equity. For all advertisement...

Senior Life and Arts / Photo Editor, Kennady Basdekis-Morin
Photo and Life/Arts Editor

Kennady Basdekis-Morin

Kennady Basdekis-Morin is a Senior Photo-communications major minoring in Journalism and Graphic Design. She considers herself a student of life, learning and embracing the little things from an anthropologic perspective. He...