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Meet the Team

Co-Editors-in-Chief

Peter Nicieja

Peter is excited to act as a Co-Editor-in-Chief during the spring ’20 semester. He loves the process of gathering information through interviews and research to inform DePauw’s campus on current events. Last summer, Peter was part of a national student investigative project through News21 that will looked into federal natural disaster relief. During his free time, Peter likes to sing, make videos, and apply for jobs (wish him luck).

Emily Schabes 

Emily Schabes is a senior Political Science major and Spanish minor. She has worked for The DePauw since the second semester of her freshman year. On campus, Emily is a First-Year Mentor and Honor Scholar. In her free time, she loves to run, binge Netflix, and read. 

Managing Editor

Thomas Curdt

Thomas Curdt is a sophomore 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 practicing yoga, fishing, and the subtle beauty of a well-brewed cup of artisanal coffee (don’t ask him for cream and sugar).

Digital Editor

Ian Brundige

Ian S. Brundige is the Digital Editor of The DePauw. He is from Northwest Indiana, The Region, where he spent his days designing his school newspaper and his night watching reality TV competition shows like “Chopped” and “Shark Tank.” At DePauw, Ian has designed his own independent Critical Literacy Major, which is like English Literature but for the internet and memes. He still spends his days designing The DePauw’s weekly print edition, but has upgraded his nights to watching free movies at Ashley Square Cinema. 

Follow him @ians.brundige on Instagram and @artianofficial on Twitter.

Daily Editor

Jordyn Blakely

Jordyn Blakey is a sophomore computer science major. She’s been at The DePauw since her first year. She’s an ITAP intern for the CS department and is also a project manager for SLP. She loves 90s R&B and watching true crime documentaries in her free time.

Daily Editor

Jack Woods

Jack Woods is from Franklin, Tennessee. An interest in sports journalism, specifically hockey, brought him to The DePauw. He also writes movie reviews, and loves Star Wars and MARVEL quite passionately.

Advertising and Business Manager

Bryttni Carpenter

Bryttni Carpenter is a senior communications major and media fellow. As a senior, Bryttni has spent a lot of time working for student media—the most for The DePauw. Previously, Bryttni has worked as co-news editor, sports editor and the audience engagement editor. Aside from her time working on staff, Bryttni has also been involved with the First-Year Mentor Program, Alpha Phi Omega and interns in the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office. While she doesn’t plan to pursue a traditional career in journalism after graduation, Bryttni plans to work with journalists through public affairs and relations. In her free time, you can find Bryttni training for half-marathons, watching TV or movies and obsessing over dogs.

Multi-Visual Editor

Gina Chuang


Gina is a sophomore communication major and possible Spanish minor from Taiwan. She started taking photos for The DePauw in her first semester of freshman year, and this semester she is the multi-visual editor. She helps the writers find the perfect image to suit their stories, since that’s the only thing she has confidence in. It is not easy to find her on campus, since she is always in her room watching Netflix in her free time. Therefore, it is much easier to find her by simply sending her an email or a message on any platform.

Audience Engagement Editor

Angela Xinye Yang

Angela Xinye Yang is from Wuxi, China and is a double major in Math and Economics at DePauw. Angela served as the Website Editor for The DePauw last semester and decided to try a new role. Angela has been heavily involved with student media for the past two years. Angela is also the Assistant Promotions Director at WGRE 91.5 College Radio and helped to manage the website for D3TV. She enjoys “playing” with data too, in terms of analyzing and manipulating it. Angela believes stats/data could both be the most reliable source and a trick to flip the truth…hhh. She is looking forward to a great semester.

Staff Writer

Chien Dao

Chien is a first-year econ major. He loves soccer, basketball and movies. Chien is from Vietnam and he doesn’t like snow as much as he thought he would. This is Chien’s second term at TDP. Chien enjoys writing movie reviews.

Staff Writer

Olivia Lamb

Olivia Lamb is a first-year from St. Louis, Missouri. She is studying English and is a member of the Media Fellows program. Her idea of a perfect day is cuddling up with her two dogs, a bowl of pasta, and a classic TV show.

Staff Writer

Layla Brown-Clark

Layla Brown-Clark is a freshman. This semester, Layla is one of the Staff Writers at the newspaper. When she isn’t in the newsroom, Layla enjoys spending her time writing, scrolling through Tik Toks, binging YouTube videos, and keeping up with the latest music releases and celebrity mishaps on Twitter.