2016-17 Editorial Team
Sean Brady, Editor-in-Chief
Born and raised in the Kootenays, Sean spent a few years at Selkirk College studying history, writing and web development before attending TRU for journalism. Sean now runs The Omega and hopes to help it grow while training others to advance their careers in journalism. He also helped bring the paper’s current website online and hopes to continue working to enhance The Omega’s presence, both online and around campus. Outside of work, Sean often finds himself behind a camera, shooting all there is to see as he explores the beauty of Kamloops and B.C.
Marcela Arévalo Flores is a first year engineering student, originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, who has been living in Kamloops for the past year. She has been a photographer for about six years and has loved every second of it – she never says no to the chance to capture an image. She is mostly interested in portrait photography but is enjoying the opportunity to learn photojournalism through working at the Omega newspaper.
Zain is a fourth-year Bachelor of Journalism student. Raised in the Greater Toronto Area, he moved to Kamloops, B.C. to pursue his passion for investigative journalism oriented around global politics. His concentration is in Public Relations, as he one day hopes to mediate a United Nations General Assembly among hostile nations of the world and pursue them towards world peace. When he is not watching long, boring political interviews and press conferences, you can run into him at the local watering hole or a food spot because he just loves all food and anything potato.
To get his feet wet in the field of journalism, Jared looked to pursue reporting for The Omega. His areas of interest in reporting are the arts, social issues and internal university developments. As a staff writer, he hopes to report stories that may enlighten or interest students, staff and the community in general. For Jared, reporting the news means getting involved in conversations that are being had around the community and on campus. He is an aspiring journalist and photographer studying for his Bachelor of Journalism degree at Thompson Rivers University.
Sarah Kirschmann is in her second year of TRU’s journalism program. Born and raised in Naramata wine country, she came to Kamloops for a change of pace. In her free time she can often be found outdoors camping, hiking or rock climbing, or at her desk painting an image from a previous trip. Having studied in both France and Quebec, Sarah is proud to be (more or less) bilingual. Given both time and money she would like to see more of the world and delve into other foreign languages.
Martin entered TRU’s journalism program in 2013 and is majoring in public relations. He is Vancouver-born, a Kamloops resident of 11 years, and his studies have brought him to the shores of England and the valleys of the Rockies. He believes that exploring is one of the most growing experiences, and dedicates his time to exploring the world both close and far. Martin is fluent in English as well as sarcasm, and his life dream is to write a dictionary dedicated to puns in order to fund his caffeine habit.
Jennifer Will is an Alberta-grown travel and photography enthusiast. She moved to Kamloops one year ago to pursue a major in journalism at TRU. Going into her third year of post-secondary education, she has now lived in three provinces. Jenn has travelled through various parts of the United States, Europe and Canada. She hopes to continue travelling the world and photographing all of her adventures. She is passionate about journalism and news, hoping to use her skills learned at an internship with Global News toward a career that would best funnel her talents. She is also an aspiring fiction novelist hoping to one day to publish her latest book.