Cole is a fourth-year creative writing student with a focus in journalism and scriptwriting. He was shortlisted for the 2018 Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Voice in Human Rights Reporting. Cole sits on the board of directors for CHLY and hosts the Kinetic Flow, a hip-hop program on the station. He is also the editor of the VIU Compass. This is his second year as Managing Editor of The Nav.
Spenser is a journalist, poet, and wildlife photographer. His work has appeared in Maclean's, The Malahat Review, The Puritan, and Prairie Fire.
Sara is a third-year graphic design student at VIU. This is her second year with The Nav and she is pleased to announce that water is wet. She enjoys screaming into the void and cooking pasta pretty much every single night. One day, she hopes to obtain her goal of petting one million dogs.
Caileigh Broatch is a fourth-year creative writing student at Vancouver Island University.
Lys lives by the motto “fake it ‘till you make it.” He’s taken that to heart and is faking as hard as he can to be a journalist. He’s been published in The Coil, the Navigator, and can be found ranting about people using “he/she” instead of “they."
Zachery Cooper is a third-year creative writing student at Vancouver Island University. He is the current Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Nav. His work has appeared in Portal, The Nav, and Incline.
Sports and Lifestyle Editor
Justin's passions include sports, journalism, rap, and collecting far too many retro Air Jordan sneakers. He currently is studying creative writing and looks to offer his unique take on all things Mariners.
Raymond Wade is a creative writing student, musician and restroom critic. His blog The Latrine Scene takes an investigative approach to reviewing public bathrooms all over British Columbia. In combination with his digital media experience (MS Paint ‘95), Raymond enjoys contributing a variety of content to The Nav—often employing a comedic tone on the topics he covers.
Aislinn is a fifth-year Creative Writing major, still sustaining the hope of making a career from loving words. She can be most often found muttering about grammatical errors in textbooks to her long-suffering cat, Chicken Nugget. This is her second year as The Nav's copy editor, and she enjoys it very much.
Teigan Mudle is a transfer student to the VIU graphic design program who doesn't really know what year she's in. She previously graduated from the College of New Caledonia with honors. If she had spare time, she would probably be off searching for the perfect egg but alas, she's too busy screaming into the void with Sara and prepping to join Joe's future Oreo eating cult.
Joe is a second-year graphic design student at VIU. In 2018 Joe won gold at the National Skills Canada competition for graphic design. In his free time, he enjoys collecting mirrors as well as hearing Sara scream into the void. One day Joe hopes to start an Oreo eating cult.