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2016-2017 Staff

Morgan Gisholt Minard


International Relations ’17 Duxbury, MA Since joining The Bucknellian in the first semester of her freshman year, Morgan has held several positions on staff, from news writer, to layout editor, to print presentation director. Upon completing her first term as EIC in Fall 2016, Morgan decided she couldn’t possibly live without the time-consuming and all-important rigors of The Bucknellian, an...

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Bethany Blass

Print Managing Editor

Neuroscience ’18 Mountain Top, PA Looking for a way to stay relevant in the world of sports despite her obvious lack of athleticism, Bethany decided to take advantage of her interest in writing to land a spot on The Bucknellian Sports team her first year. In her past two years with the paper, she's stumbled upon the best creative collaboration The Bucknellian has ever seen with her co-editor ...

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Lynn Korsun

Print Presentation Director

Psychology and German ’18 New Canaan, CT   After being scolded for not being involved enough on campus by her father at the beginning of her sophomore year, Lynn decided it was high time to join The Bucknellian and showcase her layout skills. She began in the opinions section but was quickly enthralled by the fast-paced nature of the news section and never looked back. Lynn looks forward to...

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Madeleine Silva

Web Managing Editor

Film/Media Studies and Economics ’17 Camp Hill, Pennsylvania Madeleine joined The Bucknellian freshman year and has been working on the web side of the paper ever since. Now entering her final semester at Bucknell, Madeleine hopes that the paper has another successful year, in print and online....

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Patxi Elizalde

Web Presentation Director

Markets, Innovation, & Design ’17 Makati City, Philippines Patxi joined The Bucknellian at the beginning of his junior year after a recommendation from the one and only, the woman, the myth, the legend, Avid Khorramian (former EIC). He has never looked back since. This summer, Patxi completed a Marketing internship for the Political and Advocacy group at Univision Communications Inc. in N...

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Alex Greene

Ads Manager

Economics & Political Science ’17, Westport, CT     As a freshman, Alex redesigned and relaunched The Bucknellian’s website as it’s seen today. She has held the positions of web presentation director and web managing editor. After studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark for a semester, Alex returned to The Bucknellian ready to take on a new challenge as Ad Manager. ...

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Brooke Bullek

Cheif Copy Editor

Computer Science & Engineering '18 Wilkes Barre, PA Brooke’s passions for writing and proofreading, as well as her (unhealthy) tendency to split hairs over grammar and sentence composition, inspired her to join up as a first-year; this spring marks her sixth semester copy editing for The Bucknellian. She recently assumed the role of chief copy editor in Fall 2016 and is thrilled to work wit...

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Hannah Klim

Assistant Chief Copy Editor

Cell Biology and Biochemistry ’20, Lambertville, N.J. The first semester of her freshman year, Hannah joined The Bucknellian as a way to explore subjects other than the science and math which make up her schedule. Beyond working for The Bucknellian, she is interested in dance and is a study group facilitator through the TLC....

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Caroline Clancy

Assistant Chief Copy Editor

Management - Markets, Innovation & Design ’18, Berwyn, Pa.   Caroline was introduced to The Bucknellian and the magic of copy editing the fall of her junior year. Her attention to grammatical detail and sentence structure along with her knowledge of current events had prepared her well for the tedious tasks that come with this job. She looks forward to another semester with the copy e...

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Charles Beers

News Editor

Computer Science and English ’19 Huntington, NY Eager to expand on the experience he gained as editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, Charles joined The Bucknellian news team last year as a freshman. Not only did he enjoy the challenge of a more rigorous publication schedule, he also appreciated getting to know the hard-working staff and their commitment to excellence. After spending ...

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Madison Weaver

Assistant News Editor

Creative Writing ’19, New Brighton, Pa. Madison joined The Bucknellian during her first semester and has been working to improve her grammar ever since, all in preparation to join the Editorial Board as assistant news editor. She is very excited to spend her Wednesday nights in Stuck House this semester. Outside of The Bucknellian, Madison can be found dancing, doodling, eating chocolate, over...

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Kathryn Nicolai

Investigative News Editor

English ’20, Pleasantville, N.Y. With an interest in getting involved her first year at the University, Kathryn joined The Bucknellian last semester as a news writer. She is eager to continue the second half of her first year as investigative news editor.

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Courtney Wren

Satire Co-Editor

Political Science & English ’17, Thornton, Pa.   One of Courtney’s three friends joined The Bucknellian during freshman year so she figured she might as well try it out too. She has loved it ever since and has no idea what she is going to do on Wednesday nights once she graduates. This past fall, she was proud to be one of the co-editors of the satire section and is excited to co...

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Madeline Diamond

Senior Editor/Satire Editor

Creative Writing and History ’17 Dana Point, CA/New Canaan, CT Since joining The Bucknellian staff as a news writer during her freshman year, Madeline has held several positions, including news editor and editor-in-chief during the spring 2016 semester.  Madeline currently holds the positions of satire editor and senior editor.  She is surprised yet glad that she has not yet been fired from manag...

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Ella Ekstrom

Satire Layout Editor

Management - Markets, Innovation & Design ’20, Barrington, Ill. Ekstrom decided to venture into The Bucknellian’s welcoming embrace after learning of it from her OA during her formative first-year days of orientation week. Prior to The Bucknellian, Ekstrom was also a part of her high school’s newspaper staff. Ekstrom not only enjoys the creative aspect of layout, but she also delights ...

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Ruby Gould

Opinions Co-Editor

Philosophy and Spanish ’19, Harding, N.J.   After becoming frustrated with the lack of a willing assemblage onto which she could pour her political aggravation, Ruby decided to stop talking to her cat and write for the opinions section of The Bucknellian during the spring semester of her freshman year. She is now a co-editor for the opinions section, despite her incessant habit of and...

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Julia Lasko

Opinons Co-Editor

Geography ’17 Chester, NJ Julia left behind her days of creating the highly acclaimed weekly events calendar and has since teamed up with the astute Ruby Gould as Opinions co-editor. She’s excited to stay on as Opinions co-editor for the spring of her senior year and continue coming up with headlines that don’t include a colon or a question mark. Outside of the newsroom, you can find Ju...

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Carolyn Hickey

Opinions Layout Editor & Assistant Social Media Manager

Interdepartmental ’17, Winnetka, IL   Carolyn has been actively trying to join the newspaper since sophomore spring. Having finally received some degree of sympathy from EIC Morgan (who also happens to be her roommate), she has been given a position that the big dogs think she is worthy of.  

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Elise Covert

Sports Co-Editor

Applied Mathematics ’20, Kennett Square, Pa. A basketball player for 10 years growing up, Elise came to the University looking for a way to stay involved with athletics, and joined The Bucknellian as a contributing writer for the sports section. Now, Elise is excited to assume a larger role on the paper as sports co-editor. She served as co-editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper and is l...

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Bri Pomonis

Sports Co-Editor

Neuroscience ’20, Minneapolis, Minn. Bri joined The Bucknellian during the first semester of her freshman year as a way to sharpen her writing skills, meet people, and carry over her journalism career from high school. After being involved in sports including soccer, basketball, and lacrosse for 12 years, she is able to continue to stay heavily involved in athletics between being a member of t...

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Maddie Boone

Ops Layout Editor

International Relations ’18, Warren, N.J. As an international relations major, Maddie was always interested in news. After transferring to the University as a sophomore, she found a passion in writing. By junior year, she began to write for The Bucknellian and discovered her love for journalism. Having enjoyed working with The Bucknellian staff so much, she looked for more ways to get involved ...

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Erin Ditmar

Photography Co-Editor

Chemical Engineering ’18 Manahawkin, NJ Erin was a photographer for both semesters during her first year at the University and then took the role of photo editor for both semesters of her sophomore year. She enjoyed this semester working closely with her photography co-editor. While wishing she was abroad, in the spring she will be once again be continuing as photography editor (surprise). She is looking ...

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Caroline Sullivan

Photo Co-Editor and Social Media Manager

Caroline Sullivan Psychology ’19, Chappaqua, N.Y.   Caroline joined The Bucknellian fall semester freshman year as a sports photographer, where she thoroughly enjoyed the brief and only athletic interactions she had all year. She has gained more responsibilities as photo co-editor and social media manager this semester, and is enjoying her job Instagramming, Facebooking, and editin...

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Jared Shapiro

Graphics Manager

Management - Undecided ’20, Bethesda, Md. After walking right past The Bucknellian table at clubs night during freshman orientation, Jared still managed to hear about the newspaper from his roommate and decided to join. Looking to further develop the graphic design skills he acquired in high school, Jared began making graphics for the newspaper. Jared has so far enjoyed his time at The Bucknell...

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Julie Spierer

Special Features Editor

Psychology and Film & Media Studies ’19, Wyckoff, N.J. A big fan of puzzles, Julie loves collaborations and putting small pieces together to create something beautiful. The Bucknellian is a creation of collaborative efforts from a variety of different students with different stories to tell. A recently declared double-major in Psychology and Film & Media Studies, Julie aspires to seek a cr...

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Fallon Goldberg

Special Features Layout Editor

Cell Biology/Chemistry ’20, Scotch Plains, N.J. Fallon joined The Bucknellian the first semester of her freshman year because she wanted a creative outlet to break up all of the math and science in her schedule. She has a great time doing layout and listening to the banter of the upperclassman editors every week.

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John Romei

Special Features Layout Editor

Management ’20, Montvale, NJ Having been a part of newspaper layout editing in high school, John decided that joining The Bucknellian would afford him the opportunity to bring his experience to a larger organization and further his knowledge of design programs like Indesign.  

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Olivia Braito

News Layout Editor

Economics and Studio Art ’19, Long Island, NY Olivia Braito is a sophomore whose interest in art has reverberated throughout many aspects of her life, from cartooning to doodles to graphic design. After learning from a friend about the design team for the newspaper, she is now putting those skills to the test by working for The Bucknellian as a layout editor.

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