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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, works in the Athletic Communications Department, and is a Peer Mentor to freshmen. She can be found in Commons scoping out the biggest corner piece of cake, searching around campus for the best sunset spot, or dancing away in the MixedFit exercise class. She enjoys spending time with friends and taking a short road trip home to see her family.


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 interim president of the French Club, a member of RC Democrats, and has a radio show on WRKE. Madalyn also works for Public Relations, for the Communication Studies department, and as a Peer Mentor for freshmen. After Roanoke, she plans to attend graduate school for International Relations and wants to work at the State Department.


Entertainment Editor: Jessica Shelburne

Born and raised in southwest Virginia, Jessica has grown up in close proximity to Roanoke College. She’s been extensively involved with journalism, as she was the editor-in-chief of her high school news paper. Jessica is a junior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in public health studies. Aside from the Brackety-Ack, Jessica works with freshmen as a peer mentor and is captain of the dance team, and participates in multiple on-campus clubs. She enjoys quality time with others, art in any medium, and Sunday morning worship.


Folks at Noke EditorBrice Hall

Brice Hall is a Junior at Roanoke College. He is the new Folks at Noke editor. Before that he worked as the opinion page editor. He is a Poli Sci, English double major and 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.


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, a Maroon Ambassador, and a graphic design intern in the PR department. She is probably going to marry Zac Efron one day.


News Editor: Bradley Bommarito

Bradley Bommarito is from Hampshire County, West Virginia. He is a junior in the Honors program with intentions of majoring in business administration with concentrations in accounting and finance. His passion for journalism led him to be editor-in-chief of his high school’s paper, and now he’s found his place with the Brackety-Ack.  Bradley is very active on campus, currently serving as vice president of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) club and vice president of Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers (AAF) club. He loves working with his colleagues at the newspaper and he is looking forward to a fantastic year!


Opinion Co-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, MD 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.



Opinion Co-Editor: Vanessa Mutesi

I am a proud Rwandan. A Pan-African. I am in my sophomore year, majoring in Communication Studies. I am passionate about writing and have my own blog that focuses on turning my wounds into wisdom. Aside from all the serious things, I love to sing, dance and sleep. Sleep is an important part of my life. Oh and food! Love me some good food.


Sports EditorGarrett Ruggieri


Faculty Advisor: Tom Carter

Alumni Advisor: Jenny Boone