The 2023-2024 Projector team is a collective of writers, storytellers, and grammar freaks from Red River College Polytechnic’s Creative Communications program. Although we have a variety of strengths and backgrounds, we each share a desire to maintain a publication that embodies the principles of transparency, integrity, and accountability. We are proud to represent and inform the students of RRC Polytech.
Photos by David Chenier
MARSHAL HODGINS (HE/HIM)
Marshal is a great listener and a compassionate storyteller. He loves meeting new people and learning about their lives and experiences. Marshal is at his best when he has an iced coffee in one hand, and his beloved planner in the other. In his free time, Marshal can be found exploring the city and seeking out new adventures with his son.
JURA MCILRAITH (SHE/HER)
Jura has looked up to reporters her entire life. That influence plus her love of reading and writing led her to start CreComm straight out of high school. Despite being one of the youngest in her class, Jura hasn’t let that intimidate her. When she’s not writing for rural newspapers or procrastinating on campus, you can find her playing electric bass, oiling her sword, rewatching The Lord of the Rings or finding space for more books—last she counted there were 358. Jura is always ready to pick up the next gauntlet life throws down.
GRAHAM SCEVIOUR-FRAEHLICH (HE/HIM)
Health & Lifestyle Editor
Graham has been interested in journalism from a young age. As a kid, he was fascinated by hockey announcers, newsreaders, and newspaper reporters. After finishing his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Manitoba, he decided to come to Red River College Polytechnic to gain and hone his communication skills. When he’s not in class or doing assignments, you can probably find him going for a run or playing guitar.
MEGAN HEDERSON (SHE/HER)
Arts & Culture Editor
You can tell by Megan’s tattoos of butterflies, flowers, and mushrooms that she is a nature lover. She likes gardening in the warmer months and tending to her indoor houseplants year-round. After chugging back a French Vanilla, cold brew, or iced latte, she lets her creativity flow through her love of writing and design. Megan strives to stay connected to Winnipeg’s arts and culture scene by participating in and attending local events.
THANDI VERA (SHE/HER)
Thandi is a passionate storyteller. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, she moved to Winnipeg two years ago seeking adventure and exploration. Her multicultural background developed her love for inclusive storytelling with different forms of media. When she has free time you can often find her exploring Winnipeg’s fashion scene or dreaming about her next sushi binge.
ANGEL PANGILINAN (THEY/THEM)
Digital Media Strategist
It was love at first sight when Angel was first introduced to social media in 2011. As a passionate artist, they love curating their art online and connecting with people from all around the world. Their work as an Instagram microinfluencer and TikTok manager led them to CreComm, where they hope to turn their passion for social media into a career. In their spare time, Angel loves exploring the Exchange District, visiting art galleries, and scrolling on TikTok.
MEGAN FITZMAURICE (SHE/HER)
News Beat Reporter
Megan is an ambitious CreComm student who strives to look at every side of life. When she’s not scrolling on TikTok, she can be found at rinks around Manitoba supporting ringette however she can. She’s the kind of person to make small talk with anyone in store lines and thinks all day about the impact of something small she learned. She’s always been a big reader and dreams of writing a book someday while travelling the world. She prides herself on always being willing to listen and thinks she’s much funnier than she actually is.
ELISABETH KEHLER (SHE/HER)
Arts & Culture Beat Reporter
Elisabeth has been all over the map, both literally and figuratively. Although born in Winnipeg, she grew up overseas in Ethiopia, Uganda and Italy, moving back to Winnipeg eleven years ago. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, but afterwards she found herself working as a pharmacy assistant. She realized she missed being creative and applied for CreComm, and she’s almost never been happier. She loves canoeing, walking (too fast for most people), baking, and of course, writing.