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 fourth semester as editor-in-chief of the Tripod.

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 student admissions associate. 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 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.

Managing 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.

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.

News Editor: Jay Park ’22

Jay Park ’22 is a sophomore from just outside Denver,Colorado. He is in his first semester as an editor of the Tripod, where he is a news editor. Jay is also an RA in the High Rise dorm and on the crew team.

Opinion Editor: Daniel Nesbitt ’22

Daniel Nesbitt ’22 is opinion editor of the Tripod, in his first semester after being a contributor. He is a double major in public policy and law and chemistry. He is also actively involved in political organizations on campus. Daniel joined the Tripod to allow students to express their opinions on campus.

Opinion Editor: Aidan Turek ’20

Aidan Turek ’22 is opinion editor of the Tripod. He is a double major in history and political science. Aidan believes in the Tripod as an outlet for expressing student opinions on campus.

Features Editor: Amanda Scopelliti ’20

Amanda Scopelliti ’20 is the features editor of the Tripod, returning for her fourth semester in the position. She is a psychology major and also participates in Her Campus. She enjoys the features section of the Tripod to highlight the various noteworthy events and people on campus.

Arts Editor: Liz Foster ’22

Liz Foster ’22 is a sophomore from Massachusetts. She is in her second semester as arts editor of the Tripod, where she frequently writes album reviews. She is currently an English major and serves on the English Major Advisory Board. She enjoys the Tripod as a way to improve her writing skills.

Arts Editor: Hunter Savery ’20

Hunter Savery ’20 from Rhinebeck, New York, is  serving his second semester as an 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 formerly the president of the Trinity College Democrats and vice president of finance for the Student Government Association.

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.