Meet the Staff


Each staff member has set office hours, you can view the schedule here.

Office phone: 678-839-6527

Office located in UCC 111 

Brittany Shivers is a Junior this year and is double majoring in Mass Communications and Spanish. Brittany has been on staff at the paper since Spring of 2019 and is so excited about taking over as Editor-in-Chief this year!  

  • Hannah Keown, Social Media Manager 

Meet Hannah! Hannah is a Junior majoring in Communications with a focus in Public Relations. Hannah has been on staff with The West Georgian since fall of 2019.

Taylor is a Mass Communications major with a focus in Convergence Journalism and is minoring in Creative Writing.

  • Madeline Wilbanks, Copy Editor 

  • Jada Carswell-Smith, Webmaster:

  • Richard Shah, Photographer:

As an educator my goal is twofold: to provide viable career training, and to foster critical thinking in hope of spurring progressive social change. Although my professional history and current focus at UWG is in journalism, I also have a strong background in cultural studies, critical theory, and critical/rhetorical ethnography. My research is focused on gendered identities associated with rock music subcultures. At present I am rewriting my dissertation, “‘Doing it for The Dudes’: A Comparative Ethnographic Study of Performative Masculinity in Heavy Metal and Hardcore Subcultures” as a book project. I am excited to be working with the staff of The West Georgian, and have high expectations for the newspaper this year.

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Letter Submission Policy
The West Georgian welcomes letters to the editor. Letters may be mailed to: Editor, The West Georgian, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, 30118, or sent via electronic mail to:

All letters must be signed and include a phone number and mailing address for verification purposes. Letters should not exceed 350 words and should be submitted by 12 a.m. the Wednesday prior to publication. Editors reserve the right to edit for style, content and length.

Relevant letters to the Editor-in-Chief may be selected for publication at our discretion.
Thank You.

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