Top Row: Ben Horwitz ’17, Hannah Cregan Zigler ’17, Mary Kearney-Brown ’19, Andrew Eaddy ’19. Bottom Row: Elena Harriss-Bauer ’19, Claudia Nguyen ’18, Elizabeth Teng ’19, Ellen Schoder ’19, Maurice Rippel ’19. Not Pictured: Gabe Delabra ’17.
Introducing your 2016-2017 Clerk Editorial Board! Get to know the staff below.
Hannah Cregan Zigler '17, Editor-in-Chief
"Journalism is about strengthening a community by telling its stories, particularly those of people whose voices may not otherwise be heard."
Ben Horwitz '17, Associate Editor
"Journalism is the backbone of democracy and is crucial to an informed and engaged citizenry."
Claudia Nguyen '18, Co-Opinion Editor
"Journalism is more than just finding the truth or painting a story. Authentic journalism refuses to let the public be ignorant, and provides a platform for all voices to be heard. College news outlets like The Clerk should strive to not only inform, but also to accurately represent the diverse views of its student body."
Andrew Eaddy '19, Co-Opinion Editor
"Journalism provides an outlet through which writers can engage with issues they find intriguing. On a college campus specifically, this kind of exploration can be very rewarding, and can result in campus-wide discussion about important topics within the community."
Ellen Schoder '19, News Editor
"The Clerk plays a critical role in connecting student voices with the administration, and I look forward to learning more about different issues on campus."
Maurice Rippel '19, Co-Features Editor
"John S. Knight was a former journalist. editor and publisher. He once said, "Get the truth and print it." It's rather simplistic, but there's so much meaning behind the statement for me. There's a sense of urgency to it. I think everyone has some truth to share, and we can use this truth to initiate progressive social change, on campus and in the world around us."
Gabe Delabra '17, Co-Features Editor
"I’m thrilled that the Clerk has been moving upward, and will fulfill the important role of making sure the student body feels engaged and aware of the college’s macro decisions. Journalism is critical in ensuring the community remains knowledgeable about the many important decisions that maintain our campus."
Elena Harriss-Bauer '19, Photo and Multimedia Editor
"The preservation of stories and the ritual of storytelling has vital cultural significance, as well as deep personal import. Stories can be so empowering. As per Joan Didion, “we tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Journalism is crucial on a campus because it supports the fundamental democratic nature of the campus community."
Elizabeth Teng '19, Webmaster and Copy Editor
"Journalism is how we hold ourselves and our administration accountable."
Mary Kearney-Brown '19, Marketing and Outreach Editor
"Journalism connects members of the Haverford community to one another and to the broader institution. It is important in fostering a sense of conscientiousness for and awareness of student perspectives on campus."