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Raider Report

Raider Report

By The Wright State Guardian
Raider Report is a weekly summary of all things Wright State University by The Wright State Guardian.

The Wright State Guardian is the premier news source for everything Wright State for the Wright State University community and Raider Country, the 16-county region in Ohio anchored by our two campuses. Founded in 1965, The Wright State Guardian is your direct access to over 120,000 people.
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Raider Report V3, EP 22: Final Extreme Sports and End of the Semester Thoughts
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig, Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso and Wright Life Reporter Tobi Brun for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In the final episode of the season, the crew discusses the extreme sport of wife carrying and the world championships for it. They also reflect on the semester and talk about future plans for school or post graduation.
27:14
April 26, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 21: Extreme Ironing and Inspirational and Impactful Professors
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig, Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso and News Editor Jamie Naylor for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In the second to last episode of the season, the gang talks about who inspires them, to highlight the Inspire section of this year's Flight Magazine. Noah also shows off the sport of extreme ironing, taking a mundane task and making it extreme.
19:38
April 13, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 20: Underwater Hockey and Wordle Variants
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig and Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In this episode, the group talks about playing underwater hockey. They also discuss the popular New York Times game, Wordle, and its many variations.
23:25
March 30, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 19: Extreme Sports and Wheels versus Doors
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig and Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In this episode, the trio is amazed by free solo rock climber Alex Honnold and the feats he has accomplished. The crew also discusses the very popular wheels versus doors debate.
23:09
March 18, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 18: Men's Basketball and International Women's Day
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig, Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso and News Editor Jamie Naylor for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In this episode, the crew discusses the outstanding end to the men's basketball team in the regular season as they gear up to play in the NCAA tournament. They also talk about the history of International Women's Day and how some of the most influential women in our history have shaped our society today.
23:42
March 09, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 17: Studying Abroad and This Week in History
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian News Reporter Brendan Blankenship, Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso and special guest Social Media and Marketing Intern Olha Zuban for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In this episode of the Raider Report, Olha informs the crew about what it is like studying internationally and what opportunities it can bring to college students. They also discuss many events that have happened during this week in history.
24:35
February 23, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 16: Valentines Day and Midterms
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig and Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In this episode of the Raider Report, the crew discusses thoughts on Valentines Day and feelings about upcoming midterms.
23:01
February 18, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 15: Winter Olympics and Snow Day Routines
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig, News Reporter Brenden Blankenship and Wright Life Editor Emily Mancuso for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In this episode of the Raider Report, the crew discusses the ongoing events of the Winter Olympics as well as their own snow day routines.
28:35
February 08, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 14: Would you Rather, Fist Ball and the Bengals going to the Superbowl
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig and Sportswriter Parker Testa for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In this episode of the Raider Report, the crew discusses several interesting would you rather questions, a sport called "fist ball" and the Bengals win that lead them to their first Superbowl appearance in 30 years.
26:44
January 31, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 13: Welcome Back, Raiders!
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig and Guardian Editor-in-Chief Kenzie Hoeferlin for this week's episode of The Raider Report. In the first episode of 2022, the crew discusses what they are looking forward to, the blackout basketball game this weekend and extreme bull fighting. 
20:49
January 27, 2022
Raider Report V3, EP 12: End of the Semester Talk and Ostrich Racing
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig, News Reporter Brendan Blankenship, Staff Photographer Katie Shatsby and special guest Kenzie Hoeferlin, Editor-In-Chief of the Guardian for this weeks episode of The Raider Report. In the final episode of the Raider Report for 2021, the crew discusses memories of the past semester and also gets into conversation about ostrich racing.
23:17
December 08, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP 11: Astrology, Harry Potter Houses and Wii Sports
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Reporter Noah Kindig, News Reporter Brendan Blankenship, Staff Photographer Katie Shatsby and special guest Christian Peters, Photography Assistant for this weeks episode of The Raider Report. The crew discusses a variety of topics including astrology, Harry Potter houses and Wii sports games.
28:00
December 01, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP 10: On This Week in History, Cat Facts and Kabaddi
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Writer Noah Kindig, News Reporter Brendan Blankenship and Staff Photographer Katie Shatsby for this weeks episode of The Raider Report. The crew discusses a sport called Kabaddi, interesting cat facts and things that happened during this week in history.
26:21
November 24, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP 9: Cat Facts and Thanksgiving Traditions
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Sports Writer Noah Kindig and Staff Photographer Katie Shatsby for this weeks episode of The Raider Report. The crew discusses weird sports, cat facts and Thanksgiving traditions.
26:39
November 18, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP 8: Getting Involved and Post-Covid Norms
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett is joined by Guardian Business Manager Dylan Collison. The pair discusses the importance of getting involved on campus and the great experiences and memories that come from it. The two also talk about what the new normal is as we transition into a post-Covid life.
28:27
November 10, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP 7: Cheese Rolling, National Days and How Not to Burnout
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett, Contributing Writer Brendan Blankenship and Staff Photographer Caitlin Shatsby are joined by special guest Shea Neal, General Manager of the WWSU Radio Station. The crew talks about cheese rolling competitions, weird national days and resources available to Wright State students to help with exams, mental health and future careers.
25:54
November 03, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP 6: Halloween Special
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett, Sports Reporter Noah Kindig, Contributing Writer Brendan Blankenship and Staff Photographer Katie Shatsby are joined by special guest Dylan Collison, Business Manager for The Wright State Guardian. The crew talks fun Halloween costumes and traditions, as well as some seasonal would you rather questions.
28:56
October 27, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP 5: Blindfolded Chess, ESPN8 The Ocho and Would You Rather
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett, Sports Reporter Noah Kindig, Contributing Writer Brendan Blankenship and Staff Photographer Caitlin Shatsby host the fifth episode of Raider Report. The crew talks about blindfolded chess games, weird sports on ESPN8 The Ocho and discuss interesting would you rather questions.
25:09
October 20, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP 4: Weird Sports and Would You Rather With Guest Parker Testa
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett, Sports Reporter Noah Kindig and Contributing Writer Brendan Blankenship are joined with Guest Parker Testa, WWSU's Sports Director, for the fourth episode of Raider Report. The crew talks about some weird sports and tough would you rather questions are debated. 
24:17
October 13, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP3: Sports, Kid-Free Weddings and Changing Majors With Guest Anna Vandewiele
The Wright State Guardian's Social Media Manager Holly Hulett and Sports Reporter Noah Kindig are joined with Guest Anna Vandewiele, WWSU's Marketing Director, for the third episode of Raider Report. The crew talks about the greatest shot in disc golf history and big moments in Wright State Sports. In a new "Am I the Bad guy," kid-free weddings are debated. 
25:28
October 06, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP2: Homecoming and Other Upcoming Events
The Wright State Guardian's News Editor Katie Chrosniak is joined by fellow Social Media Manager Holly Hulett and Sports Reporter Noah Kindig in the second episode of Raider Report for the Fall 2021 semester. The crew talks about several current and upcoming events at WSU including Homecoming and Festival of Flight. Another round of the segment called  "Am I the Bad Guy?" is featured and they end by talking about unique sports in the Paralympic games. 
22:08
September 29, 2021
Raider Report V3, EP1: Fall Semester 2021 Kick-Off
WSU Guardian News Editor Katie Chrosniak is joined by fellow Social Media Manager Holly Hulett and Sports Reporter Noah Kindig in the first episode of Raider Report for the Fall 2021 semester. The crew talks about the highlights of the 2021 Emmy's, introduces a new segment called "Am I the Bad Guy?" and dives into some of the top WSU-related Twitter hashtags of the week.
23:06
September 25, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP25: A Conversation with WSU LGBTQA Leaders
The Wright State Guardian's Nick BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole, Jamie Naylor and Holly Hulett speak with Emily Yantis-Houser, Christyn Brewer and Jules Naylor about Ohio Senate Bill 132 in addition to various topics involving LGBTQA life on WSU's campus. 
59:57
April 12, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP24: Wright State University's Dr. Ann Stalter and the College of Nursing and Health
The Wright State Guardian's Nick BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole, Holly Hulett and Maxwell Patton speak with WSU's Dr. Ann Stalter about providing nursing services throughout the coronavirus pandemic, teaching in an online format and the growing need for nursing students in the Dayton area. 
33:47
March 29, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP23: A Conversation with WSU Director of Academic Advising Amanda Graham Spencer
The Wright State Guardian's Nick BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole and Maxwell Patton speak to WSU's Director of Academic Advising about her day to day routine, what she is most excited about with in person classes returning this fall and any changes students at Wright State should be aware of when registering for classes. 
35:29
March 25, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP22: WSU Student Success' Tim Littell
The Wright State Guardian's Nick BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole, Holly Hulett and Maxwell Patton sit down with Wright State University's Associate Vice Provost of Student Success, Tim Littell. The group discuss WSU's initiatives to increase retention numbers, changes in Student Success prompted by the coronavirus and the importance of being an engaged student. 
48:02
March 15, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP21: Study Abroad with Alexis Voisard
The Wright State Guardian's Nicolas BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole and Maxwell Patton discuss studying abroad with Wright State Study Abroad Peer Mentor Alexis Voisard.  Voisard details her experiences from living outside of the U.S., how to become involved with the program and describes her duties as a Peer Mentor. 
50:58
February 22, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP20: A Conversation With WSU's Dr. Laura Leuhrmann
The Wright State Guardian's Nick BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole, Holly Hulett and Maxwell Patton discuss political science, Wright State University Faculty Senate and the daily routine of WSU Faculty President Dr. Laura Leuhrmann. 
31:46
February 08, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP19: Get Rowdy! The Wright State Raider Sports Podcast Co-Hosts Shea Neal and Noah Kindig
The Wright State Guardian Media Group's Nick BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole, Holly Hulett and Maxwell Patton speak to podcast co-hosts Shea Neal and Noah Kindig about their life as college sports commentators and broadcasters.
41:56
February 01, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP18: The Cookie Joint
The Wright State Guardian Media Group's Nick BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole and Holly Hulett speak with Owner & Baker Isiah Davis about his business, The Cookie Joint. The group discusses starting a business during the midst of a global pandemic, customer favorites and Isiah's drive to expand his cookie empire. 
40:39
January 25, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP17: Debra Monk WSU's Title IX Coordinator and Equity Investigator
The Wright State Guardian's Nick BenVenuto, Clare O'Toole and Holly Hulett learn the duties and responsibilities of being Wright State University's Title IX Coordinator and Equity Investigator from Ms. Debra Monk. The group also learns more about Debra's prior work history at the University of Dayton as Debra describes her passion for Title IX. 
42:06
January 18, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP16: Student Involvement And Leadership With Debbie Lamp
The Wright State Guardian's Clare O'Toole, Maxwell Patton and Holly Hulett discuss student involvement and leadership opportunities with WSU's Associate Director in the Student Involvement and Leadership office Ms. Debbie Lamp.
25:56
January 11, 2021
Raider Report V2, EP15: Fall Semester 2020 Recap
Nick, Clare and Maxwell recap their fall semesters and their experiences with The Wright State Guardian.
31:48
December 21, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP14: Contact Tracing at Wright State
Nick, Clare and Maxwell talk with Nick Johnson, graduate anatomy student and shift supervisor for contact tracing at Wright State.
35:07
December 14, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP13: WWSU Engineer Patrick Schmalstig
Nick and Clare chat with Patrick Schmalstig, the engineer for WWSU 106.9 FM. 
45:48
December 07, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP12: Happy Thanksgiving!
Nick BenVento, Clare O'Toole and Maxwell Patton talk about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and family traditions.
34:17
November 23, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP11: Meet Sammie Ervin, WWSU general manager
Nick, Clare and Maxwell speak with Sammie Ervin, WWSU 106.9 FM's general manager. They discuss student media opportunities at Wright State, their upbringings and their current roles in student media.
29:00
November 16, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP10: Reflection of the 2020 Election
Learn about how the newsroom at The Wright State Guardian covered the 2020 election, the current political stalemate and the future of America.
38:36
November 09, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP9: A Conversation With Vice President Joe York
Our team sits down with SGA Vice President York to talk about campus politics and what students can expect from the Williams–York administration.
25:57
November 02, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP8: Interview With DJ and WSU Alumnus Tanner Roop
Alumnus Tanner Roop explains how WSU prepared him for his career, the importance of personal branding and his favorite hobbies.
31:47
October 26, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP7: A Conversation With President Adrian Williams
Joined by Student Body President Adrian Williams, Nick BenVenuto and Clare O'Toole talk about the Student Government Association (SGA), the coronavirus and campus affairs.
39:52
October 19, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP6: Preview Into Election 2020
Host Nick BenVenuto speaks with Clare O'Toole, Dylan Collison and new political contributing writer Jackson Cornwell to dive deep into the upcoming presidential election, the debates and how media affects elections.
31:46
October 12, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP5: Former Editor-in-Chief Sarah Cavender
Sarah Cavender, former editor-in-chief for The Wright State Guardian came and talked to us about her experience at WSU, her experience in the workforce and the benefits of being on staff at "The G".
27:15
October 05, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP4: Meet Our Staff
Our staff sits down to talk about our daily routines, favorite activities and life as a staff member of The Wright State Guardian.
41:55
September 28, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP3: Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment with Gina Keucher
Our staff sits down with Gina Keucher, program director for fraternity and sorority life at Wright State to discuss panhellenic sorority recruitment. In this episode, Gina details the recruitment process, changes that have occurred due to the coronavirus and the lifelong benefits of being a sorority woman.
34:28
September 21, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP2: National Suicide Prevention Month with Social Worker Debbie Flynn
In this episode of Raider Report, our staff sits down with social worker Debbie Flynn to talk about personal experiences, mental health and suicide prevention warning signs.
31:41
September 14, 2020
Raider Report V2, EP1: Welcome Back Featuring President Sue Edwards
Welcome back to Raider Report! Our News Editor Nicolas BenVenuto, News Reporter Katie Chrosniak and Wright Life Reporter Maxwell Patton speak with President Sue Edwards, Wright State University's 8th President. They talk about the journey back to campus, Wright State's path forward and life as it exists today.
32:32
September 07, 2020
Raider Report - Episode 8
Our News Editor, Marissa Couch, News Reporter, Natalie Cunningham and Campus Reporter, Makenzie Hoeferlin give you an update on everything Wright State. Episode 8 will be the final episode of season 1 and the spring 2020 semester.
22:30
May 03, 2020
Raider Report - Episode 7
Our News Editor, Marissa Couch, News Reporter, Natalie Cunningham and Campus Reporter, Makenzie Hoeferlin give you an update on everything Wright State.
29:58
April 21, 2020
Raider Report - Episode 6
Our News Editor, Marissa Couch, News Reporter, Natalie Cunningham and Campus Reporter, Makenzie Hoeferlin give you an update on everything Wright State.
18:08
April 13, 2020
Raider Report - Episode 5
Our News Editor, Marissa Couch and Campus Reporter, Makenzie Hoeferlin give you an update on everything Wright State.
20:42
April 06, 2020
Raider Report - Episode 4
Our News Editor, Marissa Couch, News Reporter, Natalie Cunningham and Campus Reporter, Makenzie Hoeferlin give you an update on everything Wright State.
25:42
March 30, 2020
Raider Report: Episode 3
Campus Reporter Makenzie Hoeferlin, Business Manager Dylan Collison, and Editor-in-Chief Sarah Cavender analyze and break down recent news and COVID-19 developments.
24:39
March 12, 2020
Raider Report: Episode 2
Our News Editor, Marissa Couch, News Reporter, Natalie Cunningham and Campus Reporter, Makenzie Hoeferlin give you an update on everything Wright State.
16:13
February 28, 2020
Raider Report: Episode 1
Our News Editor, Marissa Couch and Campus Reporter, Makenzie Hoeferlin give you an update on everything Wright State. 
19:09
February 21, 2020