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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: Sarah Riddell

Sarah is a senior from Christiansburg, Virginia pursuing a double major in Literary Studies and Business Administration. In addition to working as our Business Manager, she is also a student assistant in the English and Communication Studies department. When Sarah’s not reading or chillin’ with her two year-old sheltie pup, you can find her creating new bookish content for her blog, Bookspiration by Sarah. Contact Sarah here.

Entertainment Editor: Charissa Roberson

Charissa Roberson is a junior at Roanoke College, double majoring in Creative Writing and French with a concentration in Screen Studies. She has been writing for the Entertainment page of the BA since freshman year, and this semester she is thrilled to become the editor for the same page! As would be expected, Charissa loves quality entertainment of all kinds—books, movies, music, theater, you name it. Give her a huge fantasy novel or a moving new film with a cup of hot coffee, and she couldn’t be happier! She also loves studying languages, traveling wherever possible, and playing Irish tunes on her fiddle. Contact Charissa 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: Joseph Carrick

Joseph is the editor of the news section of the Brackety-Ack as well as a contributor to the entertainment section. He is a senior with a major in Business Administration with dual concentrations in Accounting and Finance. Joseph was treasurer and president of the LGBT+ club, LAMBDA as well as boardmember of several inclusive OMA panels. Contact Joseph here.

Culture and Wellness Editor: Joyelle Ronan

Joyelle Ronan is a senior Communication Studies major with a concentration in Screen Studies. She is too indecisive for a minor. She is editor of the Culture and Wellness section and runs the Brackety-Ack’s social media. When Joyelle isn’t busy imagining her life is an A24 film, you can probably find her at home reading fantasy novels or watching Community (#sixseasonsandamovie.) Her greatest claim to fame is that she once sat near John Mulaney at a ballet and she knows the lyrics to (almost) every ABBA song. Contact Joyelle here.

Sports EditorAlexis Barton

Alexis Barton is a sophomore Communication Studies major with a minor in Sociology from Leonardtown, Maryland.  Outside of the Brackety-Ack, she is a brother in Alpha Phi Omega, sings with the Roanoke College Choir and the Roanotes, and works in the Office of the Chaplain. Alexis spends much of her free time trying to resolve the Toronto Maple Leafs’ salary cap issues (shoutout to Kyle Dubas and CapFriendly.com) If you see her around campus, ask her about how much she loves Post Malone. Contact Alexis here.

Opinion EditorDevon Mitchell

Devon is a sophomore from Southern New Hampshire majoring in International Relations and Communications. In her free time, Devon likes to read, play tennis, and hang around in her hammock. Devon has two cats named Oreo and Augustus Buttschoochie (AKA Gus). You can usually find Devon in Morehead Hall or on the back quad reading with friends or doing homework. Devon is a professional Barista, working at a coffee shop for three years, as well as being a self-proclaimed coffee and tea enthusiast. Hit her up with any of your coffee-related questions. Contact Devon here.

Social Media Coordinator: Joyelle Ronan

Contact Joyelle here.

VideographerZachary Dalton

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Faculty AdvisorTom Carter

Alumni Advisor: Jenny Boone