Austria Arnold | Editor-in-Chief
Austria Arnold is a junior journalism major from Terrell, Texas. Growing up on a ranch, she can often be found horseback or raising vizsla puppies. Austria is passionate about sharing the gospel as well as spending quality time with family and friends. She also loves indoor skydiving, cooking and playing sports.
While abroad, you can usually find Austria writing a restaurant review on TripAdvisor. She feels blessed by the opportunity to study in Budapest, writing about her experiences as she travels. Her dream is to visit all seven continents before the age of 70.
“Though we travel the world to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” -Henry David Thoreau
Bailey Brammer is an upcoming senior majoring in Journalism News Editorial with a history minor. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by cacti, family, and a loving long-haired dachshund named Bear. She loves to cook healthily, spend time outdoors, and eat with her close friends in little-known Waco restaurants.
She loves to listen to Lorde, attending Alpha Chi Omega events, and watching How I Met Your Mother continuously on Netflix. Bailey was named editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat from 2017 to 2018, and will serve as the broadcast managing editor and executive producer.
“News is the first rough draft of history.” -Philip Graham
Olivia Bragg is a junior journalism: public relations major from Carrollton, Texas. She loves rock climbing and kayaking, but nothing tops her love for Jesus and starting the morning with Him.
Her family calls her a “conservative hippie,” which she chuckles at. Whether she’s climbing trees, playing “Saturday Sun” by Vance Joy on guitar –– although she prefers the ukulele –– or talking with her mouth closed, she brings a ray of sunshine wherever she goes.
She wants to write people’s love stories, because people are fascinating, and their tales are even better. Perhaps in 10 years she will be working in China or Central America doing missions or media. Whatever she does, she will do it by the grace of God with a smile on her face.
“Joy is the serious business of heaven.” – C.S. Lewis
Kennedy Stovall is an adventurous senior journalism: public relations major from Fort Worth, Texas.
She is ecstatic to be in Budapest this summer and hopes to gain a new, unique perspective on life, and to firsthand be immersed into its charming culture.
Back at Baylor University, she is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and looks forward to Sing each year — she can really crack some moves!
Besides running along the Bear Trail, you can find her at her happy place — laying on the beach with a good book on the left and her dog to the right.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” – Anais Nin
Audrey Loyola is a lively senior corporate communications major from Dallas, Texas. The self-proclaimed “foodie” is grounded by her tight-knit family, including brother Diego Loyola, who is also a student at Baylor.
As the daughter of a pilot, Audrey spends much of her time traveling around the world learning about new cultures, while remaining tied to her own Cuban roots.
On campus, Audrey is heavily involved in her sorority as the Sing Chair of the 2018 Sing winners Pi Beta Phi. She balances her quick-witted sarcasm with a deep compassion for others, and is always eagerly awaiting her next adventure.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn
Kathryn Gettys is a senior, corporate communication major and public relations minor from The Woodlands, Texas. She is currently heavily involved in Baylor Young Life where she works as a college life leader sharing Jesus with freshman.
This passionate dog mom loves investing in her friendships and spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth. When not playing with her dog Beau, Kathryn can be found exploring outside or making her friends laugh. She enjoys capturing every moment in her journal and constantly has her nose in a book ready to learn something new.
Kathryn’s heart for the Lord and others drives her every day. She is excited for the future and is always ready for whatever the world throws at her.
“Students learn to sing their lives through writing. They use the writing to take the power out of the pain.” -Linda Christensen
Caroline Waterhouse is a senior Communications Specialist major with a minor in Journalism. For the past two years she has worked in the Baylor Athletic Marketing Department and currently volunteers for Baylor Lariat Student News. In the fall she will officially join the organization as a reporter.
This recent discovery of her love of being in front of the camera has ignited a passion for broadcast which she hopes to further pursue after graduation.
Caroline’s belief in the power of the next generation has led her to spend the past three years mentoring young girls through the dropout prevention program, Baylor Buddies. In addition to her on campus involvement, Caroline enjoys art, yoga and volunteering at her church.
“My favorite part of writing is being able to share people’s stories.” -Caroline Waterhouse
Christina Muñoz is a junior advertising major with an emphasis in business. Originally from New Jersey, she now happily calls Waco home.
When she is not traveling with the Bundle, Christina is usually working with her sorority, Kappa Chi Alpha, being sporty or playing the piano.
She is passionate about exploring new places and is excited to dive into Hungarian culture and language while abroad.
Christina feels blessed to have this opportunity and looks forward to sharing her experiences through the Bundle.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
Abigail Reagan Ebb is a senior journalism new media major with a minor in communications.
She sometimes goes by Reagan and sometimes goes by Abby.
She hails from Massachusetts (yes, she is a Patriots fan) and loves to explore anywhere and everywhere, including places like Peru, Wales and Japan.
Some day she hopes to turn her traveling into a career, as either an influencer or a writer. If that doesn’t pan out, however, she’d be perfectly happy selling Etsy crafts from a tiny house.
“You must go on adventures to find where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice
Courtney McFarland is a senior accounting major from Austin, Texas. She is passionate about exploring new places, which is one of the reasons she joined the Budapest program.
Courtney devotes her time on campus to the Ultimate Frisbee club team and Delta Sigma Pi. She finds joy in going dancing with her friends, hiking and taking road trips.
As a business major who’ll someday be an accountant, she is excited to learn more about journalism and immerse herself into Hungarian culture.
“Find three hobbies you love: One to make you money. One to keep you fit. And one to be creative” – Unknown
Chantal Canales is a sophomore journalism: new media major from McKinney, Texas. Technically, she was born in Curacao – a small island in the Caribbean close to Aruba, which may be why she is confused by her heritage. Her dad is Mexican and her mom is Dutch/Caribbean, but Ancestry.com declared her family lineage 50 percent British.
Chantal runs (away from sports), loves whipping out her passport and has eight years of orchestra experience under her belt (even though her violin sat in her dorm room all year).
Chantal typically writes at Common Grounds with a Cowboy Coffee, a brownie (they’re delicious!) and her silver MacBook Pro. Oh, and she rocks her Warby Parker glasses. Even though she doesn’t really need glasses (computer fatigue is a real thing, ask anyone).
Currently writing for the Odyssey, Chantal would love to write someday for a big magazine or travel-write around the world. Realistically, she can picture herself at D Magazine but her dream is to be on staff at Vogue or Vanity Fair. Just mush writing, photography and design together and Chantal will be happy.
“The best is yet to come.” -Frank Sinatra
Grace Hodo is a junior PR major and a Boerne, Texas, native.
Usually found behind the camera, Grace’s passions lie in discovering new parts of the world and portraying her perspectives to others through photography.
Grace is often spotted dancing and singing in uncomfortable situations and joking around with her friends. She is the funniest person she knows and her laughter emanates to those around her.
Grace believes that everyone was born to create, and the exciting part of life is discovering what that looks like.
“To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Pearce
Anna Jordan is a junior PR major hailing from the great city of Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Anna has been falling deeper in love with writing as the years go by, and found journalism to fuel her fire.
Through her writing, Anna hopes to share Jesus with the world. She believes story-telling is an art, and enjoys finding new and creative ways to do so.
Apart from trying to stay alive on a vegetarian diet while living in Texas, Anna loves to paint, read and go on adventures with friends.
“It’s not what you look at that matters … it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
Caleb Grieger is pursuing a communication major on the specialist track with a minor in business administration.
He grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his parents, sister and dog, . He is interning with the AAA baseball Tacoma Rainers. When he’s not out shooting photographs, he’s usually discovering new music, hanging out with friends or taking his dog out on a walk. He loves eating different kinds of food and traveling.
After Caleb graduates, he is thinking about attending graduate school or getting an internship to hone his skills in marketing, videography and photography. After that, he plans to pursue a job in sports marketing with a team in either Dallas or Seattle.
“The eye should listen before it looks.” -Robert Frank
Tatum Hanson is a sophomore from Long Beach, California majoring in journalism and new media while minoring in entrepreneurship. Since starting in March, Tatum runs the social media branch for Fox and Gray boutique in Waco, while enjoying writing, travel and photography in her free time.
Along with her other hobbies, Tatum is very involved in Antioch Church, spending much time either in services or in student led small groups. Even though Tatum grew up on the coast surrounded by the beach, she loves to be in cities.
After graduation she hopes to do anything that will give her reason to travel and focus on interesting content to write about.
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity” -Weil