About Us

The Edge Newspaper is a student run publication for WIU-QC.

It represents the diverse and varied interests of the students attending. We publish content daily that allows students to express themselves and practice their skills.

Who are We?thing

Editor-in Chief… Dan Dankert

Business Manager… Lindsey Bideaux

Publishing Editor… Adam Norris

Music Writer… Priscilla Porter

Book Review Writer…Gabi Rutherford

Video Game Writer…Andrew Lindeman

Movie Review Writer…Dakota Gordon


Dan Dankert serves as Editor-In-Chief of The Edge. A former writer of fantasy football and esports, Dan is familiar with writing for The Edge. If you have any questions, comments, or questionable comments about The Edge, don’t hesitate to send Dan an email at dm-dankert@wiu.edu.

Gabi Rutherford is a Human Resource Management student here at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. Gabi enjoys taking nature walks, watching Netflix, and reading in her free time. Gabi gives her opinion on books that she reads in her reviews, and she loves to hear recommendations of books for her to read and review next. You can contact Gabi at   g-rutherford@wiu.edu.


Morgan Kidwell is a freshman at Western Illinois University-QC and majoring in Dietetics. She moved to the Quad Cities about four years ago from Key West, Florida. She works at UnityPoint Trinity Rock Island Hospital. She is very passionate and interested in health and fitness, and is very glad to be writing about a variety of health topics for The Edge.


Adam Norris is a senior in English major at Western Illinois University- Quad Cities. He moved to the Quad Cities from Atlanta, Georgia three years ago, and enjoys walks by the river, the WWE, and fixing typos.


Sydney Godsil writes the Netflix Reviews for The Edge. She is a Communications major with a minor in Psychology.

Dakota Gordon is a mid-twenty English major hoping to get into the technical writing business, whether as an editor, textbook writer, or otherwise. While grammar has always been his strong suit, his true interests align with the creative—artistic expression aimed at the psychological and innate motivations of mankind. Enticed by passion, his writing style hopes to indulge in both the technical and the emotional. Outside of spouting pseudo-philosophy, his interests include films, anime, football, and video games, all of these common subjects of his online blog.

Join the Team!thing

The EDGE is always on the lookout for new talent!

Talent Grants are available to weekly or bi-weekly writers as well as other official positions on the EDGE team.

Must be registered as full time students to be eligible:
Undergraduate- 12 credit hours
Graduate- 9 credit hours

If interested email us at theedge@wiu.edu or email Dan Dankert at dm-dankert@wiu.edu.