About Us

What we do

The Preface is IU South Bend’s official student newspaper. It is written, photographed, designed, edited and staffed entirely by students of IU South Bend.

We are governed by the journalistic principles of truth, integrity, impartiality, humanity and accountability. Through our work, we seek to inform and enrich the IU South Bend community and advocate for IU South Bend students.



  • Mira Costello editor-in-chief
  • Taylor Garrett layout editor
  • Ashley Rose social media & website editor
  • Gisselle Venable co-editor
  • Ken Klimek staff adviser

Artists and Photographers

  • Paige Jones photographer
  • Kristyn Kertai artist
  • Ashley Rose photographer
  • Morgan Watters cartoonist


  • Ashley Bergeron
  • Kerry Garrett
  • Ash Hochstettler
  • Matt Lood
  • Ashley Rose
  • Nawal Samdani
  • Gisselle Venable
  • Chris Vreugdenhil
  • Morgan Watters

Specialized Staff

  • Jordan Sarver-Bontrager media writer
  • Matt Lood sports liaison
  • Chris Vreugdenhil advertising manager
  • Danielle Lingle graphic design apprentice
  • Rafael Tortolero multimedia specialist