Meet the Editors: Zach Meredith

Zach Meredith
It’s Friday, and with that of course comes another installment in our “Meet the Editors” series. This week’s highlighted editor is Zach Meredith, who is stepping in as our new Art and Design Editor.

Zach is a senior studying graphic design with a minor in marketing. In his spare time, he designs, listens to music, and plays basketball, but art and fashion are his true passions. Zach has been designing clothing since high school and has been running a clothing brand for almost two years. He plans to run his own fashion label on a larger scale in the future.

Below is our Q&A with Zach:

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Meet the Editors: Gabby Muir

Gabby Muir

The end of the week is approaching and, to celebrate, we’re ready to introduce yet another of our brand new editors here at the Jet Fuel Review. This week we have Gabby Muir, one of our Assistant Poetry, Fiction/Nonfiction, and Copy Editors.

Gabby is a junior at Lewis University majoring in English Language Arts and Secondary Education. She attended Augustana College for two years before transferring to Lewis. Gabby has had a love of literature from the moment her tiny baby neck could support her baby head well enough to look at words on a page. In particular, Gabby is a huge fan of poetry, collecting the works of poets ​such as Sylvia Plath, Saul Williams, Allen Ginsberg, and Edgar Allan Poe. Her favorite book of all time is A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When she is not being crushed by a mountain of homework, Gabby spends her time working at Barnes and Noble, playing video games, attempting to make her cats like her, and sleeping. Gabby hopes to become a high school English Literature teacher and spread her love of the written word to ​her students.

Below is our Q&A with Gabby Muir:

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Meet the Editors: Noah Slowik

Noah Slowik

Friday’s here, and so is another Meet the Editors post! This one focuses on Assistant Poetry and Fiction/Nonfiction Editor Noah Slowik, who also recently began blogging for us!

Noah is a junior studying English Language Arts and Secondary Education at Lewis University, with a minor in Theology. On campus, he works as a tutor in the Writing Center and as a reporter for The Flyer. He is entering his third year coaching high school boys’ volleyball at Breaker Volleyball Club and also works seasonally at Dunkin’ Donuts. He enjoys reading the science fiction novels and short stories of H.G. Wells, Kurt Vonnegut, Octavia Butler, and Ted Chiang, among others. Inspired by the imaginative tales of these authors, he has also started writing science fiction stories of his own. In his free time, Noah explores bands emerging from the indie music scene in Chicago, such as Twin Peaks, The Walters, and Whitney.

Below is our Q&A with Noah Slowik:

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Meet the Editors: Ashley Zizich

New JFR editor Ashley Zizich, along with her two children.

Happy Friday, and welcome to the first “Meet the Editors” feature of the semester, wherein we introduce the new members of our team. First on the list is Ashley Zizich, an Assistant Editor of Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction for the Jet Fuel Review.

Ashley is a senior studying English, with a Concentration in Literature and a Minor in Professional Writing. Her love for books and poetry fuel her desire to become an editor or copyeditor after graduation. Some of her favorite writers include Sylvia Plath and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When she isn’t reading, she enjoys going on adventures with her two children and gardening.

Below is our Q&A with Ashley:

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Editor’s Notes #192

Good evening, blog readers! I hope you’ve been enjoying this weekend. It’s time for another round-up of our recent blog posts. But first, I have some very exciting news!

The latest issue of the Jet Fuel Review — issue #13 — is now available! We are very excited to present this new issue, with beautiful cover art from Damon Locks, a Chicago-based visual artist and musician. Be sure to check out this new issue because it contains work from some truly amazing writers, including a group of high school students from across the world in our special dossier.

On the blog, we have some new tunes for you to jam out to! Be sure to check out this post from a few weeks ago, as well as our recent late night edition of the Jet Fuel Jukebox.

As always, we have some stellar media reviews here on the blog. In her Book Corner, Sabrina recently reviewed My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. Quinn Stratton, our comics blogger, wrote a post about Dan O’Bannon’s The Long TomorrowAnd finally, music blogger Dan Fiorio wrote a review of Gorillaz’ latest albumHumanz.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed our recent posts on the blog. Be sure to check out issue #13 of the Jet Fuel Review!

— Blog Editor, Mary Egan

 

Editor’s Notes #191

Hello, blog readers! I hope that spring weather has come to you wherever you live. Good news: Issue #13 of the Jet Fuel Review is on its way! In the meantime, I encourage you to check out the Review website for some announcements. While you’re there, be sure to check out our previous issues as well. Now let’s check in with the blog!

If you’re looking for some new music to listen to, or if you just need a playlist for your daily routine, look no further than the Jet Fuel Jukebox! There are three new playlists for you check out!

If comics are more your speed, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out the two new posts from Quinn Stratton, each of which reviews a title from Junji Ito. In these recent posts, Quinn reviews Uzumaki and Gyo.

Of course, we’ve got tons of film content on the blog this month. Our Casual Critics reviewed the documentary Searching for Sugarman. You can check out two perspectives on the film — one from Reno Stramaglia, and one from Donatas Ružys. Recently, Michael Lane reviewed two new movies. Be sure to check out his thoughts on The Belko Experiment and The Fate of the Furious.

In addition, our managing editor — Sam Gennett — weighed in on The House of the Devil, a film that some editors reviewed a few weeks ago. You can also read a new review of The Babadook from two Lewis U students — Courtney Dial and Ahimme Cazarez.

Finally, if you’re looking for some book recommendations, be sure to check out the new posts in Sabrina’s Book Corner. Lately, she has reviewed As You Wish by Jackson Pearce, Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, and The Remedy by Suzanne Young.

Until next time, keep an eye out for more updates to the blog!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan