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The Brackety-Ack Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Kaelyn Spickler

Kaelyn is a junior Communication Studies major from Bridgewater, Virginia. In addition to working for the Brackety-Ack, Kaelyn has a blind dating radio show on campus, An Hour of Dates and her own blog, K Has Too Much To Say. She can be found in Commons scoping out the biggest corner piece of cake or searching around campus for the best sunset spot. She enjoys spending time with friends and taking a short road trip home to see her family as much as she can. Kaelyn is also the editor for the Lifestyle page. Contact Kaelyn here.

Business Manager: Madalyn Chapman

Madalyn is a senior Communication Studies major with a minor in foreign politics from Kennebunkport, Maine. Aside from managing the Brackety-Ack, she is a member of RC Democrats and has a radio show on WRKE. Madalyn also works for RC Marketing & Communications and for the English & Communication Studies department. After Roanoke, she plans to attend graduate school for International and Intercultural Communication and wants to work at the State Department. Contact Madalyn here.

Entertainment Editor: Jessica Shelburne

Jessica Shelburne is a junior at Roanoke College, majoring in Communications with a minor in Public Health Studies. In addition to her beloved position as a Brackety-Ack editor, she is captain of the Dance Team and a mentor to first-year students. Jessica very much enjoys art in all forms, meaningful conversation, and the color pink. She believes that entertainment-related journalism is key to informed citizenry and discussion regarding popular culture. Contact Jessica here.

Folks at Noke EditorBrice Hall

Brice Hall is a junior at Roanoke College. Before becoming the Folks at Noke editor, he was the editor for the Opinion page. He is a Political Science and English double major who really enjoys reading historical fiction and magic realism. He’s a big fan of his cat Maurice (Aka YUNG Mori$$) He’s also a big fan of his brothers in Pi Lambda Phi. You can give Brice money at Lorin-Hall-2 on Venmo. Brice hails from the great Palmetto State of South Carolina. (Shoutout to South Carolina) His first name is Lorin. Contact Brice here.

News Editor: Alexis Barton

Alexis Barton is a freshman Communication Studies major with a Sociology minor from Leonardtown, Maryland. In addition to editing the News page, she also writes for the Sports section. Outside of the Brackety-Ack, she works for the Office of the Chaplain, coordinates service events for the Southside Neighborhood Council, and sings with the Roanoke College Choir and the Roanotes. If you see her around campus, ask her about how much she loves Post Malone. Contact Alexis here.

Food and Wellness Editor: Sarah Joseph

Sarah is a senior Art History major with a Communication Studies minor from Chicago, Illinois. She is part of Alpha Sigma Alpha. She is also a Writing Center tutor and a Maroon Ambassador. She is probably going to marry Zac Efron one day. Contact Sarah here.

Sports EditorGarrett Ruggieri

Garrett is a senior Communications Studies major from Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. The Brackety-Ack has been a big part of his time at Roanoke, along with WRKE, the Maroon Mentor program, and playing intramural sports. A true southern boy, he loves boating, sweet tea, and spending time with family and friends. Nothing excites him more than cheering on his Cowboys every Sunday and enjoying his mom’s cooking. He looks forward to continuing the journey past Roanoke but will always cherish the wonderful memories created right here in Sunny Salem. Contact Garrett here.

Opinion EditorCaisi Calandra

Caisi is a senior here at Roanoke, and she’s majoring in Creative Writing, as well as doing a Spanish and Literary Studies double minor. She’s a Scorpio ♏️, an avid Grey’s Anatomy fan, and she just moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland from Massachusetts (no, she doesn’t have a Boston accent). She tutors Spanish at the library, does research for any willing teacher, and is part of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society. Contact Caisi here.

Social Media Coordinator: Joyelle Ronan

Joyelle Ronan is a junior Communication Studies major with a concentration in Screen Studies. She is too indecisive for a minor. She runs the Brackety-Ack’s social media and writes for the opinion section. Interested in all things stage and screen, she participates in the Basically Tarantino Film Contest and likes to help out with TheatreRC. When she isn’t brainstorming ideas for articles or Instagram posts, Joyelle is likely thinking about fictional characters, Broadway cast albums, or if she should cut her bangs again (she shouldn’t.) Contact Joyelle here.

VideographerZachary Dalton

Contact Zachary here.

Faculty AdvisorTom Carter

Alumni Advisor: Jenny Boone