Meet the Team
Ian Brundige, Editor-in-Chief
Ian S. Brundige is a journalist and artist who had his start in media designing crossword puzzles for his middle school’s quarterly newsmagazine. Since then he has continued designing and writing, earning a Silver Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association as the Editor of his high school newspaper, Crier. He has worked as a writer and photographer for The DePauw, as well as the Design Editor and Digital Editor. Now, he is the Editor-in-Chief, leading the transition from print to thedepauw.com. At DePauw University Ian is studying English, history, and film studies.
Thomas Curdt, Managing Editor
Thomas is a junior music and English major. Thomas is involved in Greek life, the first-year mentor program, and Green dot, and can occasionally be spotted bumping, setting, and spiking in Volleyball Club. A self-proclaimed “huge trombone guy,” Thomas spends plenty of time practicing in the GCPA when he should be posting stories to the website. Outside of playing trombone, Thomas enjoys hiking, fishing, yoga, and pour-over coffee.
Jos Fox, Digital Editor
Jos Fox is a senior studio art and English literature major. Fox has been a member of The DePauw since joining as a staff writer her first year. Since then, she has filled various editor positions, currently, Fox is the digital editor. This past year, Fox was one of 35 student journalists selected to contribute to Carnegie-Knight News21’s investigation of Kids Imprisoned. By the end of the project, Fox completed three, in-depth multi-media stories on solitary confinement, the impact on families, and private detention centers. Her work has been published in the Juvenile Law Center, The Oregonian, and The Fairfield Sun Times.
Jack Woods, Daily Editor
Jack Woods is a sophomore English Writing major and Media Fellow. Woods previously held a Weekly Writer position for The DePauw, and now holds a Daily Editor position. Currently, Woods writes for The DePauw and Penalty Box Radio, a Nashville-based hockey corporation that covers all prep, local, and professional hockey. Outside of his publications, Woods is a member of the DePauw Chapter of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, a member of the DePauw baseball team, podcast host of “What Our Parents Said,” and co-producer for the sketch comedy show “Happenings at the Castle” at D3TV.
Ellie Margulis, Daily Editor
Ellie Margulis is a junior English and Communication major. She is also a part of the media fellows program. Margulis has been a part of The DePauw since her first year as a staff writer, sports editor, and the copy editor. This semester she now holds a Daily Editor position. Outside of The DePauw she is involved in Greek life, is a member of DePauw’s cross country and track teams, is on the Communication and Outreach Committee for the DePauw English DePartment, and currently is a marketing intern at Beam, Longest, and Neff engineering company in Indianapolis, IN.
Katie Hunger, Daily Editor
Katie Hunger is a senior English literature major. She’s previously served as editor-in-chief but is currently enjoying being a daily editor. Hunger’s journalism experience isn’t limited to DePauw. She reported on natural disasters and disaster relief as a part of Carnegie-Knight News21’s 2019 project: State of Emergency. It won several awards including the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights College Journalism Award. Hunger has also had bylines in the IndyStar and the Madison Courier. When she’s not working on homework or TDP stories, she’s playing with her puppy, Maisie, who she’d be more than happy to show you pictures of.
Amreha Masooma Huq, Staff Writer
Amreha is a Political Science and PACS double major with a minor in WGSS. She started working as a staff writer for The DePauw her sophomore year. She is also involved with the mentor program, International Student Association, and Greek life at DePauw. In her free time on campus, Amreha likes to take walks to the nature park, do yoga, or just watch Netflix.
Olivia Jennings, Staff Writer
Olivia Jennings is a junior Honor Scholar with an English Writing major and a minor in Studio Art. This is her second year working for The DePauw as a staff writer. She is a member of DePauw’s cheerleading team and was elected as Social Media Manager for the 2019-2020 school year. Olivia is also involved in Greek life. In her free time, you’ll find her spending time with friends, painting, listening to music, reading, or perfecting her many Pinterest boards.
Layla Brown-Clark, Staff Writer
Layla Brown-Clark is an undeclared sophomore and Media Fellow. She has been involved in The DePauw since her first-year and has since then held the position of Staff Writer. Aside from her dedication to The DePauw, she holds a position in AAAS as Event Chair and looks forward to planning on-campus events next semester. Outside of her academic and extracurricular endeavors, she also enjoys working out, writing short stories, catching up with friends, and painting.
Olivia Lamb, Staff Writer
Olivia Lamb is a sophomore English Writing major and Media Fellow. Lamb has been a Staff Writer for The DePauw since her first year. Alongside two other staff members, she co-wrote a report entitled “Juuls at School: A Look at Vaping On Campus” which won the Feature Writing award at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards. During her free time, she loves to bake, paint, and re-watch Frozen II over and over.
Kaitlynn Franks, Staff Writer
Kaitlynn Franks is a DePauw sophomore with the intended major of Communications. She is a Posse scholarship recipient, a Media Fellow, involved in Greek Life, and interns for The Compton Center for Peace and Justice at Depauw. Franks joined The DePauw staff in August of 2020 as a staff writer.
Isabelle Beg, Copy Editor
Isabelle is a junior political science and a Spanish major. This is her first year on The DePauw staff and currently serves as the copy editor. She is involved in Greek life and is a member of the DePauw women’s lacrosse team. Bella spends her time studying in Roy and drinking a lot of coffee. She also enjoys running, yoga, and cooking.
Kantaro Komiya, Product Manager
Kantaro Komiya is a senior Economics major and a Media Fellow hailing across the Pacific Ocean. As a product manager, he is committed to the digitization of Indiana’s oldest college newspaper. Komiya launched the TDPage newsletter and is editing it every week as a new way of telling stories to our readers amid the pandemic. Outside of TDP, Komiya is currently a part-time editorial intern at Rest of World, a startup online publication focused on tech stories around the globe. He has also written business news for Barron’s magazine, The Japan Times, Malaysiakini, and Bloomberg News, where he wrote a feature that won the Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award. Visit his website: https://kantarokomiya.com/
Gina Chuang, Multi-Visual Editor
Gina is a junior Communication major. She started as a photographer for The DePauw in her freshman year and this is her second semester as a Multi-visual editor. Her favorite thing to do is carrying her camera around the campus to capture special memories. (Go check out her works on Instagram @gina_recording) She is also involved in Greek life and Taekwondo club. Gina is currently interning at a company abroad as a media marketing intern.
Maddy McTigue, Business Manager
Maddy McTigue is a senior communication major and Management Fellow. McTigue has been involved with The DePauw since her first-year and has held numerous editor positions. Her coverage of breaking campus news made her a finalist for deadline news writing in the 2018 Last Row Party Scholarship. In 2019, she helped conduct a semester-long team report called Learning the Limits that investigated college drinking culture. She has also written for the Wisconsin Herald Times Reporter with a special focus on business development and entrepreneurship.