sarahEditor In Chief: Sarah Stock
Sarah Stock is a senior double majoring in biology and professional writing with a biochemistry minor and a pre-veterinary emphasis. When she is not bossing around her staff or cramming for endocrinology, she can typically be found cuddling puppies.


calebAssistant Editor: Caleb Bares
Caleb is a Professional Writing major at Carroll University and is in his 4th year. When he is not helping to manage the production of Portage he spends much of his time playing video games and creating his own ceramic work. He aspires to have a career in writing reviews for a video game magazine.


Portage Press Editor: Linda Braus
Linda is an English, Communication and Creative Writing student and once dressed as Hermione Granger for Halloween three years in a row.



lindseyWebmaster: Lindsey Wurm
Lindsey is a marketing major with minors in
graphic communications and creative writing. She’s written and self-published novels, as well as sold homemade dog treats at her hometown local farmer’s market. You can learn more about her at her website by clicking here.


emilyPoetry Editor: Emily May
Emily is currently a Sophomore majoring in Graphic Communication with minors in Creative Writing and Marketing. Emily has lost two teeth to the Pepperidge Farms Giant Graham Cinnamon Goldfish.



codyFiction Editor: Cody Bently
I’m a Professional Writing Major, and English minor at Carroll University. This is my 6th year at Carroll as I am a part-time student, but this is my senior year. A fun fact about me is I am an avid Stephen King fan and am hoping to become a horror novelist after graduation.


kayleeArt Editor: Kaylee Binninger
My name is Kaylee Binninger I am a Junior at Carroll University. My major is Graphic design and my minor is art. I have had crazy colored hair for 4 years (red, purple, blue and green) If I could be any fictional dinosaur it would be Bulbasaur from Pokemon.



jennaCopy Editor: Jenna Kupsky
Jenna is a sophomore Business Administration & English double-major and also a firm believer that a good book and chocolate can fix anything.




linda dinoReviews Editor: Linda Qin
Linda Qin is a Junior majoring in computer science and minoring in creative writing. While she is not found in the Portage working area, she usually Inhabits around electronics, especially computer and cell-phone.



joeyFeatures Editor: Joey Meus
Hi, my name’s Joey, I am a biology major in my junior year. One fun fact about myself is that I once broke my wrist playing one of those games where you see how hard you can punch the punching bag and it gives you a score. Essentially, I am a lover, not a fighter.



Founding Editor and Editor Emerita: Taylor Hamann
Taylor graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and professional writing in 2016. Her poetry appears in the Monarch Review, Whiskey Island, Pirene’s Fountain, and others.

Faculty Advisor: B.J. Best
B.J. is the author of three books of poetry:  But Our Princess Is in Another Castle (Rose Metal Press, 2013), Birds of Wisconsin (New Rivers Press, 2010), and State Sonnets (sunnyoutside, 2009).  He has also published four chapbooks, most recently Yes (Parallel Press, 2014).  He is an Associate Professor of English at Carroll University.  For more, visit his blog.

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