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Allison Hrabar ’16, Co-Editor-in-Chief
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Allison is double major in Political Science (Honors) and Film and Media Studies. When not working for The Daily Gazette, she contributes to every other campus publication, including War News Radio and The Swarthmore Review. She spends her spare time convincing people to watch the The Americans (Wednesdays at 10:00p.m. on FX).

Isaac Lee ’18, Co-Editor-in-Chief
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Isaac Lee is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Daily Gazette. He is a prospective economics and political science major. He is a Singaporean who grew up in Hong Kong. In America he discovered the wonders of Netflix and Uber. Other than devoting his time to The Daily Gazette, he is probably reading The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal, or skim-reading the hundreds of pages assigned to typical Swatties.

IsabelIsabel Knight ‘16, Managing Editor
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Isabel is an Honors Political Science major and Honors Asian Studies minor from Wilton, Connecticut. She is a trombonist, poet, ultimate frisbee player, actor, writer, and stage manager. She works too much, sleeps too little, and recently discovered she has an obsessive love for coconut chips.

Brandon Torres ’18, Managing Editor
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Brandon is a prospective double-major in English/Education and Japanese, with hopeful plans to eventually share his passion for these subjects with both high school and middle school students.  Though he dreams of publishing a novel one day, he spends a considerable amount of his time fantasizing about being a novelist rather than well, actually writing.

Matt Chaffinch ’18, News Editor
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Matt is a sophomore from Delaware who enjoys both eating and sleeping. He has no prospective major, and doesn’t know what a sophomore plan is. He is the News Editor of The Daily Gazette.

EDUARDEduard Saakashvili ’17, Longform News Editor
Eduard is a film and media studies/physics major from Tbilisi, Georgia. His Willets single is probably too small, but he would like to point out that one of the walls is a giant window. Sometimes, he checks out the latest New Yorker from McCabe, reads half an article, and returns it two days late. His position mostly entails listening to the “Longform” podcast and paraphrasing its advice to The Daily Gazette’s writers.


JACOBJacob Demree ’19, Assistant News Editor
Jacob is a freshman from Mount Laurel, NJ, who has loved reading ever since reading Bob Books and writing ever since scribbling notes to his parents and siblings. Trying to see if a quadruple major is possible, he spends his time searching for endnotes, reducing margin sizes, and, of course, reading The Daily Gazette. When he’s not doing any of these things, he enjoys reading non-required materials (and not annotating them), playing guitar, gangsa, piano, or melodica, helping out social justice efforts on campus, and hanging out with friends and family at museums and Sharples. He plans to start planning his program of study before the end of his sophomore year.

16436827285_a1acea8042_kArjun Vishwanath ’16, Opinions Editor
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Arjun is a double major in Political Science (Honors) and Mathematics from Boston. He plays on the squash team at Swarthmore. He has a reputation for knowing your senators, governor, potentially your congressperson, and much more! A lesser known fact about him is that he has fantastic taste in music – he can recommend some bands you’ll be sure to love!

Anna Garner ’19, Assistant Opinions EditorANNA
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Anna Garner is a freshman from Mercer, Pennsylvania and works as the Assistant Opinions Editor for The Daily Gazette. She is a member of the Kitao Galley board and works as a tour guide for admissions. Anna is a potential English literature/ political science double major. She loves watching CNN. Her favorite band is Mumford and Sons and favorite film is Blue Valentine. She joined The Daily Gazette because she has always had a love of news, writing, and politics. Anna had never previously worked for a newspaper.

Sona Kumar ’17, Arts & Features Editor
Sona is a junior from Charlotte, North Carolina. She majors in Psychology, which according to her brother she talks about too much and for too long. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and reading longform pieces on almost any subject. When she’s at home, she likes to catch up on reality TV and play with her cat, Max (you will definitely not regret asking her to see pictures of him!).

NAOMINaomi Caldwell ’19, Assistant Arts & Features Editor
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Naomi Caldwell is a first year from Woodbridge, Connecticut. She is the assistant editor for the Arts & Features section and is also a board member of the Kitao Gallery. Naomi enjoys going into Philadelphia for concerts, coffee and museums — she is currently in love with the work of Alice Neel. Naomi is considering a major in Art History coupled with Economics and Spanish. One Hundred Years of Solitude is by far her favorite book, and although John Irving’s The World According to Garp is a close second.  Naomi started writing for The Daily Gazette to help promote a stronger arts scene on campus, especially as concerns student artists.

 Vishnu Gupta ’18,  Photo Editor
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Vishnu is a prospective Econ and Math double major. He comes of India, where they correctly call Math as Maths. These nuances greatly agitate him. He refuses the accept the imperial system, and occasionally miscalculates the weather because of his stubbornness to use Celsius measurements instead of Fahrenheit. Vishnu greatly enjoys good literature, movie, and music. His favorite book is A Clockwork Orange, favorite movie Reservoir Dogs, and loves The Beatles to an incalculable extent. Also, his favorite TV show is Doctor Who.

Abhinav is a prospective Honors History major, with a possible Film Studies minor. He has lived in numerous countries around the globe and considers himself from everywhere and nowhere at the same time. He is a restless traveler trying to find someplace to stop. He loves creativity in all its forms, and he particularly enjoys writing, photography, and filmmaking. He can’t decide what his favorite books or films are as they usually change on the hour of the day, but his favorite comic series are The Adventures of Tintin. In his spare time, he loves munching potato chips, coining silly gibberish words, and searching for a pen that can double as a lightsaber.

KYUNGKyungchan Min ’18, Video Editor
Kyungchan is a prospective double major in Anthropology and Film & Media Studies. He also works with a podcast series pcast1 while pursuing photography. He proudly calls Memphis, TN his hometown and preaches the excellence of Memphis barbecue, the best barbecue in the world.

Annie Tvetenstrand ’16,  Consulting Editor
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Annie is an English Literature and Classical Studies major in the Honors program from Summit, New Jersey. A baker by day and tango dancer by night, she enjoys long walks, short poems, and excellent puns. She stays up-to-date by reading The Onion and The A.V. Club.

Lesia Liao ’18, Social Media Editor
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Lesia is a prospective neuroscience major from Wilmington, Delaware who talks about herself in the third person – what a snob. She spends her time at Swat searching for in-tune pianos, helping out with StuGov events, and dreaming of Bryn Mawr dinners. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing – both on and offline, feeding her Sheltie peanut butter, and entertaining the masses with her painful puns. She requests that people follow her online and sometimes in real life.

Sonya Chen ’18, Social Media Editor
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Sonya is a prospective Political Science and Math major from Hong Kong. When she’s not in front of her computer Tweeting and Facebook-ing DG news to you all, she’s probably on a squash court, walking around campus backwards (giving tours), or trying to reconcile being healthy with her love for dessert.


Keton Kakkar ‘19, Webmaster
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Keton is a prospective English and CompSci double major from Sands Point, New York. He enjoys running, backpacking, and laughing to himself. When he’s not fixing bugs in the site, he can probably be found perusing Medium articles or poorly juggling Starbursts.

SAMSam Shih ‘19, Web Developer
Hi I’m Sam! I’m from San Francisco with a recently shaved neckbeard. Academically, I am interested in Philosophy, Religion, and Computer Science. In my free time, I love to learn new things and cook food. Here are some things I’m spending my time on right now: piano improv, programming projects, massage, mindfulness meditation, and singing. You can catch me crawling the interwebs or writing about things that will make you question your path in life at my blog. If you want to talk about meditation, pain, or want a massage let’s grab a meal together 🙂

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