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Payne Lubbers
Payne Lubbers is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where he majors in Business Journalism and Hispanic Linguistics. On campus, Payne covers university news for The Daily Tar Heel, and also serves as editor-in-chief of the campus political publication, the Carolina Political Review. Prior to joining The Detroit News, he wrote for the News & Observer in his hometown of Raleigh, and recently participated in the 2019 Dow Jones News Fund in New York. Despite growing up in North Carolina, Payne has been a lifelong fan of Detroit sports, particularly the Lions.