Royal Scribe staff comes out of their shell

It is the middle of October, which means that it is that time for the staff at the Royal Scribe to come out of their shells and talk about themselves. The writers for the Royal Scribe work very hard daily to produce great works of journalism for the Johnson University students, faculty, and friends. They have provided short, fun get-to-know-you question and answers that will help the public better understand the writers behind the words.

Logan Marcum

Logan Marcum
Logan Marcum

What is your favorite fairy tale, myth, or legend, & why?

I’ve always loved the Greek myths, but my favorite has to be The 12 Labors of Hercules.  Hercules is the original superhero, gifted with immeasurable strength and power.  I always loved this story because Hercules always had such interesting ways of beating the monsters.  Also, it was made into one of my favorite Disney movies.

If you could start your dream business, what would it be, & why?

I would start my own movie production company.  I’ve always wanted to be involved with the world of film and starting a production company is a good way to get involved.  I want to create both original content and adapt existing content into a movie format.

What is your most favorite joke that you’ve ever heard?

While we were at my house, my girlfriend asked me why I was carrying a gun.  I looked her in the eye and said, “To keep away Deceptions.”  She laughed.  I laughed. The toaster laughed. I shot the toaster.  It was a good time.

Alex McCormick
Alex McCormick

Alex McCormick

Where do you see yourself in 15 years, & why? 

I love NYC. I would love to live in a big city, especially somewhere as diverse and unique as New York.  As long as I am writing and have a camera in my hand, I am content.  Hopefully in 15 years I will be traveling and writing my heart out.

What brought you to Johnson University?

  1. The community and culture of campus
  2. Friends
  3. God’s calling

Who is the most influential person in your life right now, & why?

My parents. Through the process of moving far from home they have been there for me every step of the way. Growing up is hard, right? They have always helped steer me in the right direction to become the person I am today.

Makayla Smith

Makayla Smith
Makayla Smith

What is your favorite fairy tale, myth, or legend, & why? 

Not quite a conventional “fairy tale” or “myth” character, Mulan stands out as my favorite. She saves China and gets the guy. Mulan rocks.

What brought you to Johnson University?

I first visited Johnson University when I attended a Christ In Youth conference the summers of my freshman and sophomore years. I forgot about it after that until a close friend mentioned Johnson during my senior year and I recognized the name. Johnson made me excited to go to college like no other school had, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me now that I’m here.

Where do you see yourself in 15 years, & why? 

To be honest, I’m not sure where I’ll be in 15 years. I have a lot of things I’d enjoy doing from working post production for a church to directing or editing films to making Vacation Bible School videos! I’m also embracing writing opportunities. As long as I’m using my abilities to tell a story, I think I’m set.

Noah Pryor
Noah Pryor

Noah Pryor

What is the number one thing in this world that you are most proud of, & why?

Almost five years ago, I started a band called Forgetting Earth. I invited two people I barely knew to join. Now, we aren’t as “successful” as other bands, but those same guys are two of my very best friends and leading worship at a church together back home. I think God is mostly responsible for this one, but I figure I am due at least partial credit.

If you could start your dream business, what would it be, & why?

I would start a business that sold all sorts electronic equipment like desktop computers, laptop computers, phones, tablets, and even watches! Everything we would sell would be able to connect to each other through the internet, as if their information was stored in some sort of personalized mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere. We would specialize in simplicity and that would show in everything we did, even in the logo. I was thinking it could be some sort of stylized fruit with a bite taken out of it, like a pear, or a peach, or an… oh, wait.

What is your biggest pet peeve, & why?

I’d say one of my biggest is when people don’t spell out entire words when they are text messaging or using social media. Example: “ur” instead of “your.” Or when they don’t take the time for proper capitalization. Example: “i” instead of “I.” Come on, people. I understand it was hard when everyone’s phone had six buttons to work with but this is a new era! Everyone has an entire keyboard at their thumbtips!

Miranda Hudson

 What is your favorite fairy tale, myth, or legend, & why? 

Miranda Hudson
Miranda Hudson

My favorite fairytale would have to be tangled, because when I was little I had super long hair and my main goal was to be Rapunzel 2.0 because I thought that we were basically the same person. Who doesn’t want to be able to take people out with a frying pan? That’s on the backburner currently.

What is your biggest pet peeve, & why? 

My biggest pet peeve would have to be when people chew with their mouth open/make sounds with their mouths while they chew. I don’t really know why this bothers me, it has always gotten under my skin ever since I was little. It probably annoys me so much because the sound of someone smacking when they eat is revolting as well. Do I really want to see how your cookies look after you’ve chewed them up? Not really.

What brought you to Johnson University? 

My friend Maci, who is a sophomore now, encouraged me to look at Johnson, and when I came to visit I really felt there was a true sense of community here and I could actually envision myself going here. I never experienced that feeling on any other college tour until I came here. Ironically, Johnson was the last school I applied to, which made it extremely nerve-wracking when it came to waiting for my acceptance letter, because I wanted to come here more than ever.

Chastedy Johnson
Chastedy Johnson

Chastedy Johnson

What is the number one thing in this world that you are most proud of, & why?

The number one thing I am most proud of is my German shepherd named Ice.  I have raised him from the time he was a puppy and now he has grown to be over one hundred pounds. I am proud of my dog for two reasons. One is that he is an all-white dog, and two is that he makes walking him worth while. Every time I walk him in public, people just stop and stare at his beauty as if he were a shiny trophy.

If you could start your dream business, what would it be, & why?

If I could start my dream business it would be a smoothie place where people could go to make their own natural smoothies. There would be fresh ingredients and high tech blenders everywhere for customers to enjoy. I would love this business because it promotes health and allows freedom for customers to customize their smoothies with a little of assistance from my staff of course.

What is your most favorite joke that you’ve ever heard?

I really don’t have a favorite joke, but I do love Laffy Taffy jokes. I think Laffy Taffy jokes are so corny, but they are extremely funny at times. One of the jokes I remember the most is: “Why did the boy throw butter out of the window?” and the answer was he wanted to see a butterfly. The first time I heard this joke, it was the corniest thing I’ve ever heard, but it did make me smile.

Ariel Porter

Ariel Porter
Ariel Porter

Who is the most influential person in your life right now, & why?

Right now the most influential person in my life, and I am not just saying this to be cliché, is Jesus. Being away from home, and entering this new world of “college” has been a whirlwind and I have had to lean of Jesus so much this past month. I am contently reminding myself of His presence and that He has a plan for me. I am His to be molded at this point.

Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity? Who was it, & do you agree?

I was told once that I look like Shay Mitchell and also like Torian Bellisario. I don’t really see myself in either of them. Honestly, I think the people who told me that were a little high on Pretty Little Liars. I actually don’t like when I’m compared to other people, even if they are drop dead gorgeous. Byproduct of growing up with two older sisters, I suppose.

If you could start your dream business, what would it be, & why?

If I could start my dream business, it would be my own film studio and production company by the name “Kingdom Crowned.” My desire to reach people through film and bring them to Jesus is what inspired this name. Isaiah 11:1-9 and Psalms 145:11-13 are the verses I also drew great inspiration from.

Matt Emery
Matt Emery

Matt Emery

If you could close your eyes and be anywhere in the world when you opened them, where would you be, & why? 

If I could close my eyes and be anywhere in the world, I would be in an open area in the middle of the Redwood Forest at night. I would go there to see the beauty of God’s creation in the sky of all the stars around me. I would realize how small I am compared to a beautiful God. I would be in the Redwood Forest to see the beauty of God’s creation.

What is your favorite fairy tale, myth, or legend, & why?

My favorite legend is the Legend of Arthur Pendragon. I like Arthur Pendragon because he is king that wants to do everything to help his people even though people are against him. He wants to make everything fair, equal, and at peace between his people.

Where do you see yourself in 15 years, & why?

In 15 years, I see myself partially running a non-profit business, but not completely in charge as a PR and a Non-Profit Marketer. I see myself going to different countries that the nonprofit supports. I see myself doing this because that is what I want to do in my life and that is what God is calling me to do.

Jacob England

Jacob England
Jacob England

What is your biggest pet peeve, & why?

I absolutely cannot stand it when people are rude and inconsiderate to service employees. As someone who has worked either retail or food service my entire life, I know what it’s like to be on the other side of that counter. Not a lot of what happens is under the control of the person you directly interact with, and getting nasty about it has never helped anyone.

If you could close your eyes and be anywhere in the world when you opened them, where would you be, & why? 

At this very moment in time I would like to be in Cincinnati for the Midpoint Music Festival, at the moment I’m writing this Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is on stage playing their new album and I’d really love to be there. In general, I’d like to be at any music festival that’s going on or, in the absence of that, maybe California or maybe Texas.

Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity? Who was it, & do you agree?

I’ve been told I look like both the vlogger Hank Green and Nate Ruess, the lead singer for FUN. I guess as far as white guys who have brown hair and wear glasses go I have it nailed, but I really don’t see a terrible amount of resemblance beyond that. The similarities in face structure just aren’t there. I’m flattered either way, though.

If anyone has any questions or wants to chat with the Royal Scribe staff, you can email us at RoyalScribe@johnsonu.edu

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