Shannon Jirik

Hello lovely readers!

My name is Shannon, and I am so excited to be Executive Editor of the Glimmerglass this year. I had the opportunity to get my feet wet when I joined the staff last semester as News Editor. Communicating effectively is both my major and my passion. I love to see how we can better glorify God when we work at this crucial part of our lives. Aside from being editor, I T.A. speech/ communication classes, coach at the Academic Coaching Center, and volunteer at Wesley’s Table Food Pantry.

In other more important news, Culvers kid’s meals are my weakness, and I invented the man bun before it ever swept the nation. I make a mean quiche, and although I weigh less than 100 pounds, I can squat 130.

I will graduate from ONU in December of this year, which means I don’t have a ton of time to meet my big goals for this paper. But, challenge accepted! I am ready to dive in and looking forward to change. I will leave the paper in the capable hands of my colleague and friend, Connor Pestka, who will take over as Executive Editor beginning in January 2018.

If you are interested in joining the GG staff, please email me at and fill out an application on the website. If you are looking for something new to do, want to get more involved on campus, or are looking for great resume experience, this is the place for you! I am so excited about my staff this year, and I would love to have you on board!