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14176505692_382712a827_zGrant Torre ‘17, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Grant Torre has enjoyed being hopelessly lost in all that Swarthmore has to offer, but is extremely nervous about creating a Sophomore Plan. At Swarthmore, Grant walks backwards several times each week (all for tours, of course), texts actors who are late for rehearsals that he stage manages, sleeps on the LPAC couches between RnM rehearsals, and plays with adorable babies in the Cognition and Development Lab. Grant hopes to one day work in Television Development and has an uncanny love for Google Calendars.
16249002528_b564cb2146_oAnnie Tvetenstrand ’16,  Co-Editor-in-Chief
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.
16250915517_dd18b40c01_kIsabel Knight ‘16, Managing Editor
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 to much, sleeps too little, and recently discovered she has an obsessive love for coconut chips.
15816601343_2a26e78184_oAllison Hrabar ’16, News Editor
Allison is an honors student studying political science and film. In addition to working tirelessly for The Daily Gazette, she is a producer at War News Radio, a Swarthmore project dedicated to covering international conflict. She spends her spare time convincing people to watch The Americans (Wednesdays at 10pm on FX) and dreaming of writing for The A.V. Club.
Lily Tyson ’17, Assistant News Editor
Lily is a Russian major and Peace and Conflict Studies minor from Connecticut. She also swims for the Swarthmore Swim Team and loves to bake and read travel books.
16250760527_36742d44a0_oSona Kumar ’17, Arts Editor
Sona Kumar decided that she should be a Psychology major after her twin brother told her that he “tunes her out when she starts talking about psych studies.” She hails from the great state of North Carolina, so when she’s not talking about psych studies, she enjoys drinking sweet tea, watching Jersey Belle (and pretty much every other show) on Bravo, and complaining about Pat McCrory.
15816601213_406b598a14_oJenny Gao ’18, Assistant Arts Editor
Jenny is a prospective Engineering major from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Her official name is just Jenny because her parents were not aware of the formal “Jennifer”. She works out and dances to justify her unhealthy eating habits.
16436827285_a1acea8042_kArjun Vishwanath ’16, Opinions Editor
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, and 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!
16410856316_08d232ca5d_kAnna Livia Chen ‘17.5, Assistant Opinions Editor
Anna Livia is thinking of majoring in some honorable or dishonorable combination of History and Math/Stat. Her academic schedule is kind of all screwed up, so who even knows when she’ll graduate. She isn’t too worried, though, because if the whole Swarthmore thing doesn’t work out, she plans on becoming a service dog trainer while using her rudimentary tinkering skills to design a dog-friendly kayak.
14179178334_30efe8a1b0_zBarney Desmond ‘17.5, Assistant to the Assistant Opinions Editor
Barney Desmond–or as his admirers call him, “BD”–is new to Swarthmore and is currently deciding between a Small Animal Biology Special Major and an Education/Caretaking double major. Though he is only 2 (14 in his species’ years), he plans to graduate high school and college in the next four years, because his breed is just that intelligent. BD is working a full time job while attending school, which is both demanding and rewarding. His dream is to chase a water bird.
16410698336_03332465f6_oVishnu Gupta ’18,  Co-Multimedia Editor
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.
15814144504_86583178a1_oNatasha Chak ’18,  Co-Multimedia Editor
Natasha is a prospective Political Science and History double major from the real city that never sleeps, Hong Kong. Like her partner Vishnu, Natasha still fails to understand the use of the imperial system and never bothered with Fahrenheit. When she’s not cramming essays last minute or finishing up reading for her classes, she enjoys reading, watching tv, eating a lot, and just not doing anything in general. And of course, photography.
16249411900_3d5f2f147c_kAbby Holtzman ’16, Consulting Editor
Abby is a Psychology major and potential English minor with interests in narrative medicine, spoken storytelling, and mental health advocacy. She enjoys working as a Writing Associate, playing guitar at campfires in Crum Henge, and interviewing interesting people.
16249257450_e4c6e8c85c_oLesia Liao ’18, Social Media Editor
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.
15814144704_e730da0a34_oSonya Chen ’18, Social Media Editor
Sonya is a prospective Political Science and Math major from Hong Kong, though she’s still exploring thus they (the majors, not where she’s from) are subject to change. 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.
16436827855_94d965b29f_kJoshua McLucas ‘15, Webmaster
Senior Honors theater major, Co-Artistic Director of [redacted] Theater Company, and web designer, he never thinks twice about heaping seconds onto his plate. And thirds. And fourths. And fifths.

Elsher Abraham ’18, Assistant Webmaster
Aspiring Computer Science and English major with as many hopes and dreams as required credits for the double-major.