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2017-2018 Staff

Casey McAnarney


A junior from Raleigh double majoring in English and Communication Studies, Casey aspires to work in the field of journalism post-grad. Not only is she Editor-in-Chief of her school's paper, but she is also the Co-Campus Correspondent of UNCW's chapter of Her Campus and as a writing tutor on campus with a passion for literature. Email: [email protected]

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Helen Rogalski

Managing Editor

Helen is currently a junior in the Honors College double-majoring in International Studies with a concentration in the Middle East and Political Science with minors in Spanish and Creative Nonfiction. She is deeply passionate about human rights, intersectional feminism, global health, and national and international politics. Email: [email protected]

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Hannah Williams

News Editor

Hannah Williams is a senior from Mint Hill, N.C. double-majoring in English literature and art history and with a certificate in professional writing. Newspaper articles, books and all other forms of the written word make up one of her passions, and she hopes to one day work doing writing and research in the field of art history. Email: [email protected]

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Noah Thomas

Sports Editor

Noah is a junior from Sanford, N.C. majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Journalism. As a lover of sports from a young age, Noah knew he wanted to be a journalist in middle school when he realized he could combine his passion for sports with his passion for writing. Noah is a very firm believer in the Oxford comma. Email: [email protected]

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Chantai Thomas

Lifestyles Editor

Chantai is a senior from Fayetteville, N.C. double majoring in Professional Writing and Philosophy. Fittingly, her academic life revolves around writing and editing, and she is happy for the opportunity to apply those skills at The Seahawk. Chantai enjoys helping others create and share work they can be proud of. Email:  [email protected]

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Samantha Durham

Opinion Editor

Sam is a general sociology major from Wilmington. As a senior, she hopes to attend graduate school and go on to make a difference in the world around her. Sam has a strong love for writing and works hard to share her opinion on different issues in a meaningful way and helps others to do the same as the Opinion Editor. Email: [email protected]

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Rachel Logan

Copy Editor

Rachel is a senior from Charlotte, N.C. majoring in English Literature and minoring in Religion. She plans to study in Greece this spring. Her favorite genre is Young Adult fiction and her dream job is to edit books like the Percy Jackson series. Rachel loves reading, swimming, God, desserts and stickers -- especially the one on her laptop that says "You're*."

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Meredith Hoffman

Assistant News Editor

Meredith is a junior from Columbia, S.C. majoring in Political Science and minoring in History. She is passionate about reporting local and national political news. In addition to her love of writing and politics, Meredith enjoys rock climbing and works at Wilmington Rock Gym. Meredith hopes to one day hold a job where she can work for the improvement of women’s health options in the United States....

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Brandon Sans

Assistant Sports Editor

Brandon is a junior from Fayetteville, N.C. majoring in English and Communication Studies and minoring in Journalism. An avid sports fan, Brandon joined The Seahawk in 2016 and has covered UNCW Athletics ever since. Aside from sports, he is the biggest Harry Potter fan in the Muggle world.

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Maddie Driggers

Assistant Lifestyles Editor

Maddie is a junior and an English major with a professional writing concentration and a journalism minor. She has always had a love for English and knew writing was something she wanted to incorporate into her career and hopes to go to grad school for journalism and work for a hip, trendy magazine a la Carrie Bradshaw.

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Kyle Kissinger

Assistant Lifestyles Editor

Kyle is a junior from Winston-Salem, N.C. majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Strategy. As a concert and movie junkie, Kyle felt the Lifestyles section was the perfect home for his writing, giving him the platform to share his love for music and film. Kyle also volunteers for ACE on campus.  

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Veronica Wernicke

Assistant Opinion Editor

Veronica is a freshman from Chicago, IL majoring in communications and minoring in journalism. After college Veronica hopes to take on a career in journalism and write for an in print newspaper like The New York Times, LA Times, or Boston Globe. Outside of her lifelong passion for writing, Veronica enjoys riding her bike, reading, volunteering, and cheering on the Cubs.

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Genevieve Guenther

Marketing Intern

Genevieve is a junior majoring in Marketing and minoring in French. She joined The Seahawk marketing team her sophomore year in an effort to refine her marketing skills and spread the word on campus about The Seahawk. She became the Social Media Director of STYMO her freshman year and continues to do so.

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Alex Putman

Marketing Intern

Alex is a junior Marketing major with a concentration in Professional Selling. On campus, she is also involved with the Paws4People organization. She was highly dedicated to basketball throughout high school and before and was once featured on ESPN for her game winning, half-court buzzer shot in The Dean Dome.

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Jack DeVries

Staff Writer

Jack is a junior from Charlotte, N.C. double majoring in operations management and marketing strategy.  He began writing opinion pieces for The Seahawk in Fall of 2017. Jack has a passion for politics and a love for the ocean.

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Lanre Badmus

Staff Writer

Lanre is a junior from Westfield, New Jersey majoring in International Business. He is looking to potentially work internationally at some point during his career, either in trading stocks or banking. Lanre is a huge sports fan, and particularly enjoys watching soccer and basketball. 

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Tyler Newman

Staff Writer

Tyler is a junior from Virginia majoring in Political Science. He enjoys reading and writing on international news, politics, humanitarian issues, the global environment and the film industry and hopes to one day write for the New York Times. 

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