About

The Weekly Triangle is Wingate University’s student-run and student-produced online newspaper.

Staff

David McCallister
Editor
Elementary Education Major
Class of 2023

I love music and going to every concert I am able to. I also love being a part of the Wingate community and being involved on campus. 

Savannah Phillips
Features Editor
English Major
Class of 2025

A sophomore English major from Kershaw, S.C., Savannah Phillips will serve as Features Editor of the Wingate Triangle this year after writing an advice column during the 2021-22 campaign. She has also served as Student Editor for Wingate’s Counterpoint publication in addition to being a student worker in the school’s Marketing Department.  

Michael O’Neill
Sports Editor

Communication Major
Class of 2023

I am a native of Charlotte, NC, and a rising senior at Wingate University studying Communication (with a concentration in Sports Media). I’m also a news/sports writer for The Enquirer Journal in Monroe. The E-J is one of North Carolina’s oldest newspapers who will celebrate 150 years in 2023 and I’ve been on staff with them for almost four years. I started there as a intern after I graduated high school and worked my way up to being one of the staff writers.

Another fun fact about me is that my nickname is “Mr. Union County” because of my love and dedication to support all Union County High School sports teams. I have lived in Union County, North Carolina for 17 years. Someone coined me that name seven years ago and it was one of the most significant moments of my life that got me into journalism.

Leah Hatherly
Music Editor
Communication Major
Class of 2024

Leah Hatherly is a junior Communication major from Hayesville, N.C., concentrating in Speech and Theater with a minor in Music. This is her first year as part of the Wingate Triangle staff. She is active on campus and belongs to Prism and Sigma Alpha Iota, along with serving as president of the Win-Pipes.

Anna Carpenter
Opinion Editor
Political Science Major
Class of 2024

Anna Carpenter is a junior Political Science major with a minor in Communications from Charlotte, N.C. This is her first year as part of the Wingate Triangle staff. She is active on campus and is very involved in Union County politics. She loves animals, especially cats, and in her free time, she likes to listen to music and podcasts, hang out with friends and watch sitcoms.

Maleah Funderburk
Staff Writer
Communication Major (Journalism)
Class of 2024

Maleah Funderburk is a junior at Wingate from Monroe, N.C. As an aspiring journalist, she is very excited to be a part of the Wingate Triangle staff. Her passion for the press keeps her motivated to write about important issues. In her free time, she enjoys managing her crochet business, reading romance novels, watching movies and spending time with her many pets. 

Alexis Lancaster
Staff Writer
Psychology Major
Class of 2023

A senior Psychology major with a minor in Communication from Gastonia, N.C., Alexis Lancaster will covers Freshman/Newcomer issues in her first year with the Wingate Triangle. She enjoys reading, baking and playing with her dog when she’s not writing.

Samuel Rodriguez
Staff Writer
Communication Major (Sports Media)
Class of 2023

Samuel Rodriguez is a senior from Fayetteville, N.C., majoring in Communication with a concentration in Sports Media. He covers Wingate athletics for the Triangle and has contributed several stories on the Bulldogs’ 2022 NCAA quarterfinalist football team. Born in Bamberg, Germany, Sam is very artistic and a big fan of video games, superhero movies and anime.

Emily Werner
Staff Writer
Communication & Public Relations Major
Class of 2023

This is Emily Weston’s second semester writing for the Triangle. Her stories typically have nothing to do with Wingate at all, but she’ll occasionally do a profile of a professor or a story about a common complaint around campus. When she’s not in class, you can typically find her working in the library.
In her free time, Emily consumes boatloads of media. From music, to movies, to random YouTube videos, she’s always watching or listening to something. She loves animals and has three dogs, two cats, a veiled chameleon and a pictus gecko. Emily is passionate about the things she loves and even more so about the things she hates. Her goal in life is to become a successful comedy screenwriter.

Brianna Weston
Staff Writer
Communication Major (Journalism)
Class of 2023

Brianna Weston is a senior Communication major with an emphasis in Journalism from Columbia, S.C. Brianna, who’s minoring in Biology, spends most of her time either at her job in the library or reading a book and writing.

Makinna Wolf
Staff Writer
Communications Major, focus in Public Relations
Class of 2024

Faculty Advisor: Scott Smith, Department of Communication