The instructor behind one of these masks is the Promethean adviser Tom Hansen. Depending on the class and theme of the day, Tom will change things-up, but the Minnesota Twins mask is the primary one for now. Now in his seventh year here at UW-Superior, Tom is proud of the work of this newspaper staff as we head into our 101st year. Tom is a senior lecturer in the Communicating Arts department and is proud to work with the amazing staff around him.
Michael Michelizzi is in his fourth, and final, year with the Promethean. Michael has been editor-inchief for three years, taking over the operations of the paper in fall 2018. Michael had this to say about his mask, “I’ve gathered probably two dozen masks over the last six months. This one is definitely my favorite, however, as I got it on my honeymoon in Montana this past August.
Kayless Chalmers is in her fourth semester as a part of the Promethean team. Previously working as the layout editor, Kayless has opted for a consultant role for her final semester. You can see some of her work, writing about recipies, on the Promethean website. “I like to read and knit when there’s nowhere to be. Otherwise, I like to go fishing or play with my dogs outside.”
Jean Germano is resident photographer and geopolitical observer at the Promethean. He can also orchestrate a reasonably chaotic game of X-Wing miniatures. Now in his third year on staff, Jean can often be found in YU 159 working on archives or managing the newspaper office.
Hailing from Plymouth, Minnesota, Rachel Prost studies Interactive Media and Digital Content Design at UWS. She has served as the Promethean’s webmaster for the past three semesters. With her passion for cephalopods, Rachel hopes to develop her media production skills further, and film a documentary about life under the sea.“In March, a person in my neighborhood handmade cloth masks. They set them outside on their driveway for people to take for free.”
Liam Strong is a non-binary reporter for the Promethean. Currently in their second year, Liam had this to share, “My mask was made by one of my friends back in April when people who were able to stitch and donate masks supplied them to those in need. Despite how breathable (and vibrant) it is, I still can’t quite get the adjustments right so my glasses don’t fog up. That’s quite alright though—it’s not like I need to see where I’m going or anything.”
Alexa Henderson is in her second year as a reporter on the Promethean staff. Thinking about her mask, she said, “I know it has been exceptionally tough on many people… if not all, which is why I try to wear my motivational masks when I happen to be out and about. It will be weird to put them away and see people’s faces again… the new normal makes the old normal seem weird. Until then… I will be wearing my favorite kitten mask. Just hang in there!
Spencer Hartley, of Duluth, Minnesota, has been a social media editor for the Promethean for the past year. Thinking about her mask, Spencer said, “Masks are great because you can recite your entire plan to steal the declaration of Independence under your breath and no one can tell.”
Jeffrey McClure is in his second semester as a sports reporter with the Promethean. Jeff said, “This mask is my favorite because it is made of cotton and more comfortable than the rest of mine.”