The Defender: Co-Editors’ Welcome

By: Dana Peterson and Hanna Young

Hello! Welcome to campus for the 2023-24 school year. Returning students, we hope your summer was relaxing, and for new students, we hope you are enjoying your new home here at DC. This year, we will be splitting the responsibilities of The Defender’s Editor in Chief position. 

To introduce ourselves, 

I am Dana Peterson, a senior here at DC. I have a double major in English and Communication Studies. In my time here, you may have seen me around campus serving as a Writing Consultant, Admissions Ambassador, or Course Tutor for COMM 120. I have also spent three years as the Secretary of the Defiance College Student Senate and received the Wanda May LeMaster Service Award. Actively, I am participating in the Reeder C. Hutchinson Assistantship in the Humanities, serving as an Athletic Communications Intern, and conducting research within the Rome McMaster Learning Community.

And I am Hanna Young, a junior working towards a double major in Sports Management and Communication Studies. I am a commuter student so most of the time you see me it will be during the day, however, I am also a photographer so when I am not working for my hometown paper I am more than likely taking pictures for Yellow Jacket athletics. Last fall I was a Peer Leader for one section of FYE-100 and this semester I am a Peer Leader for a section of World Issues. Last year I was the sports photographer for The Defender

This year, we plan to present the campus community with a broad range of articles, and we are sure you’ll find something that sparks your interest. 
Additionally, if you are interested in publishing articles with us, or have ideas about what you would like to see in The Defender, please contact Dana at, or Hanna at

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