Spring 2019

Editor-in-Chief: Gillian Reinhard ‘20

Gillian Reinhard ’20 is from Cheshire, CT and is the current editor-in-chief of the Tripod. She has been actively involved with the paper since her freshman year and has previously served as a news and features staff writer, news editor, and managing editor. This is her third semester as editor-in-chief of the Tripod. She most enjoys covering sustainability issues and SGA relations on campus.

At Trinity, Gillian is a double major in History and International Studies. She spent the fall of 2018 studying abroad in Shanghai. In addition to her work with the Tripod, Gillian is a mentor for the Venture Trinity pre-orientation program and works in the Office of Admissions as a tour guide. Her work with the Tripod has been the most rewarding aspect of her Trinity career.


Managing Editor: Brendan W. Clark ’21

Brendan W. Clark ’21 is the current managing editor of the Tripod and former news editor. Brendan is a Public Policy and Law and History double major. He was previously the news editor and thereafter Editor-in-Chief of his high school newspaper Insight. At Trinity, Brendan sought an active role with the Tripod as he is an ardent proponent of the free-press and its indispensable role as a check upon the authority of administrative agencies.

Aside from the Tripod, Brendan works with the Office of Alumni Relations, is an editor of the History@Trinity and Policy Voice blogs, and is an intern with the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General. Brendan is also a Student Government Association Senator and an undergraduate fellow at the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life.

In his free time, Brendan enjoys reading the history of some of Britain’s greatest Parliamentarians and is pursuing an interest in piano. He is also known for his dandyism, never failing to dress in suit and tie with the panache of Fred Astaire.


News Editor: Amanda Hausmann ’21

Amanda Hausmann is from Buffalo, NY and is a sophomore at Trinity. Currently, she is the news editor at the Tripod but was previously an editor for the features section and a staff writer. She is a double major in Political Science and Economics and minoring in Community Action. She joined the Tripod in the fall of her first year because she wanted to engage in and write about the things that matter on campus.


News Editor: Kat Namon ’22

Kat Namon is the news editor of the Tripod. She is a first year from Lakeville, CT and plans to major in Human Rights. Kat attended The Hotchkiss School where she served as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. At the Tripod, Kat has served as a news writer and an arts and entertainment editors. She enjoys writing for each section equally and exploring the different aspects of the school that students want to learn more about.

Kat joined the Tripod because she always felt she had a responsibility to contribute to protecting the integrity of the free press. School newspapers provide a catalyst for change through what students write.

Aside from the Tripod, Kat is interested in art history and pre-law studies concerning human rights. In her spare time Kat likes to stay active, read, and is a frequent flyer at Peter B’s.


Opinion Editor: Alex Dahlem ’20

Alex is a junior at Trinity College studying Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. He was born in Hartford, CT, grew up in South Glastonbury, CT, and attended East Catholic High School in Manchester, CT. Alex enjoys the challenge presented by collegiate journalism and the collaborative team effort that goes into writing, editing, and creating each issue of the newspaper. At Trinity, Alex plays on the varsity golf team, serves as the Vice President of the College Democrats of Connecticut, and participates in the Cardinal Newman Club. Alex began writing articles for the Tripod during his freshman year. Before Trinity, Alex played golf, ran cross country, and ran indoor track for his high school. He earned All-State and All-Conference honors for golf his sophomore, junior, and senior years while leading his team to two state championship wins. Alex is an only child and has a dog named Hops that once bit him in the face and has since been forgiven.


Opinion Editor: Hunter Savery ’20

Hunter Savery ’20 from Rhinebeck, New York, is  serving his second semester as opinion editor of the Tripod. He has been a writer since his freshman year. Hunter truly believes the opinion section of the Tripod is an important space for political and societal discourse on campus.

Besides the Tripod, Hunter is a double major in Political Science and Psychology. He spent the fall of 2018 studying abroad in Rome. Hunter is the president of the Trinity College Democrats, a Student Government Association senator, and is the global ambassador for the Trinity College Rome Campus.


Features Editor: Bhavna Mamnani ’22

Bhavna Mamnani is the co-features editor of The Trinity Tripod. She grew up in Delaware and went to high school in Burbank, California. She is ecstatic to be back east and enjoy the cold weather. Bhavna is a first-year math and economics double major with a minor in French. Aside from the Tripod, she is a first-year representative for AASA (Asian-American Student Association), a first-year representative for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), an avid member of the French club, and a member of the boxing team.

Bhavna joined the Tripod because she wanted her opinion about certain topics to be heard. She never really enjoyed school writing prompts, but can happily say she is loving her time at the Tripod.


Features Editor: Amanda Scopelliti ’20


Sports Editor: Joseph Ladd ’19

Joe Ladd is a senior at Trinity majoring in English and minoring in music. He was born and raised in San Francisco, CA but decided to venture out east for college. He can safely say that coming out east has been one of the best decisions he’s made. Joe competes on Trinity’s golf team, where this year they will be defending the NESCAC championship. This past spring semester, he studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa for a semester abroad. Living in South Africa was an eye-opening and gratifying experience because it allowed him to expand on my liberal arts education. Apart from golf, Joe likes to play guitar and drums in my spare time. This year, he is excited to return to the sports section of the Tripod and even more thrilled to be an editor. He is looking forward to an exciting year for Bantam sports!


Sports Editor: Mateo Vazquez ’21

Mateo Vazquez is a sophomore from the town of Cheshire, CT. He plans to double major in Hispanic Studies and Public Policy & Law. Mateo started writing for the Tripod sports section during the spring of his freshman year. He absolutely loves reporting to the student body about how Bantam sports are doing throughout the NESCAC. One of his favorite sports to report on this past year was baseball and the squash national championship games.  When he is not writing for the Tripod you can probably find him reading a good book on the quad, working on homework in the Underground or competing with Trinity’s new speech club. He is looking forward to this upcoming year of Bantam sports and can’t wait to report on another great season.


Social Media Manager: Madison Vaughn ’21

Madison Vaughn is the communications director and former features editor of the Tripod. She is a sophomore, double-majoring in Political Science and Human Rights. Madison is originally from Rome, Georgia, but is loving it here in the Northeast! Besides the Tripod, she is a member of the Hawaii Club and the general body liaison for AASA (Asian American Student Association). When not in school, Madison is usually either drawing, reading poetry, hiking and exploring, or at the gym.

Madison joined the Tripod her freshman year as a writer for the features section and a social media manager, where she did weekly posts for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Madison found her love for writing in high school when she joined the newspaper there, and I wanted to continue writing through college, which is why she came and found the Tripod. Madison absolutely loves the staff and all the talent involved with the Tripod, and hopes to encourage others to come write for us as well!