About Insight

Insight Magazine is the university’s student-run feature magazine focused on local news, reviews, features, lifestyle, opinions, and our insight on topics. Insight is written by students for students. The magazine is committed to quality reporting, writing, photography, and design to inform its readers. Insight strives to deliver news in a colorful and captivating way to best tell the stories of people, places, and events of Reno. In addition, the magazine is committed to helping students master their craft through opportunities to develop their skills through print and web mediums.

About Our Staff

Maggie Schmutz

Maggie Schmutz Editor-in-Chief

Hi! My name is Maggie Schmutz, and I’m studying journalism here at UNR. I’m also minoring in art with a focus in drawing. I absolutely love art, writing, and working with people, and my position at Insight allows me to do all three! After college, I’d love to go into student affairs and help student organizations like Insight thrive on college campuses. When I’m not working on our next issue, you can find me reading, hanging out with friends, and binge-watching my favorite shows.

Elizabeth Pearson

Elizabeth Pearson Art Director

Greetings! After volunteering with Insight for the past two years, I am excited to work as the magazine’s Art Director. I am currently a junior studying strategic and visual communications at the Reynolds School of Journalism. When I am not at school, work or glued to InDesign, you can find me trying to keep my succulents alive or collecting Playbills on Broadway. In the future, I see myself working Creative Director of a brand or agency hopefully in New York City. If you ever need to know a keyboard command for InDesign or musical recommendation, I am your girl!

Kellie Sasso

Kellie Sasso Photography Editor

Born 20 years ago & raised in the Arizona sunshine, I’m a sassy photographer / blogger of sorts who is currently finding herself in Reno, NV. I have a passport that I’ve never used and I have been to more oldies rock concerts than that of any other kind. Someday after earning my journalism degree, my camera will take me and my 80’s spotify playlist adventuring across the globe. Oh, and P.S. Just call me Sasso.. Coverdale does. ;)

Tanner Barret

Tanner Barret Social Media Manager

Hi! My name is Tanner Barrett, and I’m a senior studying journalism and political science just trying to make sense of the world. As a transfer student from Las Vegas, I’ve always been eager to take advantage of my short time at UNR to explore Reno, and tell the stories it has to offer. Last year I contributed to Insight as a volunteer writer, and I’m excited to be a part of this year’s creative team as copy editor!