Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Siddharth Srivatsan ’20, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Sid is a sophomore from Ashburn, Virginia (NoVA!) planning on double majoring in Mathematics and Economics. He enjoys backpacking, and DJ’s a radio show on WSRN-FM. You can probably catch him watching Law & Order or reading The Economist.


Keton Kakkar ’19, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Keton is a junior from Sands Point, New York. Intrigued by theories of interpretation and communication, they have chosen to study computer science and English literature. Their hobbies include bouldering, hiking, and reading cartoons in TheNew Yorker.


29219491620_ebf2f745ca_oAngus Lam ’20, News Editor
Angus is a sophomore from the great city of Hong Kong. He intends to double major in Political Science and Sociology/Anthropology. Outside of class, he loves playing music, talking about politics, and gushing over himself in third person.


Ethan Yoo ’19, News Editor
Ethan is pursuing a Special Major in Educational Studies and Political Science. He intends to attend graduate school for public health with hopes of working in mental health advocacy and community health management. Alongside editing for The Daily Gazette, Ethan is also part of the front-of-house and SwatDeck planning teams, manager for Lang Music stage and technical crews, a student librarian at Underhill, SwatTeam member, and overnight admissions host. He also participates in Balinese Gamelan, Roosevelt @ Swarthmore, and Wind Ensemble. When at home in New Jersey, he volunteers with his town’s rescue squad as an EMT. Ethan also has a dog that lives with him at Swarthmore – she loves visitors!

Aidan Reddy ’21, News Editor
Aidan Reddy is a freshman from Toledo, Ohio. He is interested in all areas of science, but plans on majoring in physics and math. Outside of class, he enjoys running, listening to 60’s and 70’s music, men’s fashion, and contemplating the nature of our existence.


Nicole Liu ’21, Arts & Features Editor
Nicole is a first year who grew up in Shenzhen, China, but came of age in Boston.  She intends to double major in English and Psychology. She drinks coffee black on principle, enjoys big books and a good laugh, and often dreams about visiting Rome again.


Vanessa Meng ’19, Arts & Features Editor

Vanessa intends on being a Philosophy major with a Peace and Conflicts Studies minor. She’s very indecisive though so that might all change! She loves poetry and meeting new people, and loves taking long walks in the Crum so hit her up if you need a buddy to do that! 


28886771953_463c1c7aa9_oAditya Jayakrishnan ’20, Opinions Editor
Adi is a sophomore from Chennai, India. He is undecided about most things in life, including his major. Naturally, he chose to apply for the position of Opinions Editor. His indecisiveness has also led him to argue vehemently for both sides of several things, some of which he does not fully understand, as a member of the Peaslee Debate  Society. He can usually be found around campus wasting time.

Lisa Shen ’21, Opinions Editor
Lisa is a freshman from Los Angeles, CA and she plans on majoring political science. You are likely to find her on the third floor of McCabe writing essays or napping in Parrish Parlors. In her free time, she enjoys getting to know the Swarthmore community and working as the editorial beat for The Swarthmorean.

John Fan’19, Consulting Editor
John is a Junior studying Philosophy and Mathematics. He is an international student from China. He believes in the existence of objective truth, and that everything (including journalism) is just applied philosophy.


Isaac Lee ’18, Consulting Editor
Isaac is an 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.

Abby Diebold ’20, Social Media Editor
Abby is a sophomore from Portland, OR. She is a prospective political science and history major. She has probably asked you if you’re registered to vote.

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