Meet the Team

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.

Ellie Margulis, Managing 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.

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.

Olivia Lamb, Copy Editor

Olivia Lamb is a sophomore English Writing major and Media Fellow at DePauw. She held a position as Staff Writer for the newspaper from August 2019 to December 2020. During that time, she co-wrote a feature report which won the Feature Writing award at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards. Lamb currently resides on the team as TDP’s Copy Editor. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, baking, painting and taking long naps.

Olivia Jennings, Daily Editor

Olivia Jennings is a junior Honor Scholar with an English Writing major and a minor in Studio Art. She has been involved in The DePauw for two years, starting as a Staff Writer and now working as a Daily Editor. She is a member of DePauw’s cheerleading team and was elected as the Public Relations chairman for Kappa Kappa Gamma. In her free time, you’ll find her spending time with friends, painting, listening to music, reading, or perfecting her many Pinterest boards. 

Zaheen Rashed, Daily Editor

Zaheen Rashed is a first-year Psychology major and Biochemistry minor on the Pre-Medicine track, aspiring to one day pursue psychiatry. She is a Lilly and Rector scholar. She is involved in Stone Scholars, a volunteering and community service program at DePauw, a writer and contributor for Her Campus, an online magazine and a first-year intern at the Prindle Institute for Ethics. Rashed held a Daily Writer position during her first semester at DePauw and is now a Daily Editor. Outside of academics and extracurriculars, she enjoys painting, reading, free-writing, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and practicing Henna-art.

Jack Woods, Daily Editor

Jack Woods is a sophomore English major from Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, he works as a play-by-play announcer and feature story writer for Penalty Box Radio. He also works for The DePauw and D3TV.Outside of his publications, Woods is a member of the DePauw Chapter of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and a member of the DePauw baseball team.

Layla Brown-Clark, Staff Writer

Layla Brown-Clark is a sophomore Media Fellow. This year, she is one of the Staff Writers at the DePauw. When she isn’t writing reviews or doing email interviews, Layla can be found writing, scrolling through Tik Tok, binge-watching YouTube videos, rekindling her love for anime, and most importantly keeping up with the latest media releases from music to movies.

Thomas Curdt, Staff Writer

Thomas Curdt, junior, has worked with the newspaper since his first year at DePauw, holding various editor positions. A music and English major, Thomas enjoys brewing coffee, gardening, and backpacking. Though he has spent much of the pandemic hiking, Thomas hopes to plug back into the writing side of the paper this semester. This summer he will be in Arizona covering COVID-19 related issues as a member of the News21 program.

Abigail McArthur-Self, Staff Writer

Abigail McArthur-Self is a DePauw first-year and Media Fellow with an interest in journalism and news. They previously wrote and edited for their high school newspaper, the Echo. They’re also a member of the Honors Scholar program and a first-year intern at the Prindle Institute for Ethics. They also enjoy playing trumpet in DePauw’s non-auditioned band. 

Ella Tobias, Staff Writer

Ella Tobias is a junior English Writing major and Education Studies minor. This is her first year on The DePauw Staff, serving currently as a staff writer. She is also involved in Greek life and the National Society of Leadership and Success. In her free time, you’ll find her hanging out with friends, listening to a podcast, or studying in Julian.

Alex Walton, Staff Writer

Alex Walton is a Junior studying Economics with a minor in Psychology. He is part of Greek life and is also an honors scholar. In his free time, he enjoys interning for blockchain and fintech companies. He is also involved in DePauw Innovations, helping students and alumni take their ideas into full developed companies. He likes to skateboard and believes he might still one day go pro. Lastly, he is launching his own social news company called NewsReal.

Gina Chuang, Staff Photographer

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.  

Troy Tien, Audience Engagement Manager

Sophomore Troy Tien Nguyen is from Vietnam. Troy is double majoring in Communication and Computer Science. At The DePauw, he is currently the Audience Engagement Manager. He is also a member of the ITAP Institute and Media Fellows Program. Besides, he is involved in D3TV as the YouTube Director and works as a Mentor for the First-Year Experience program. He loves self-development!

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.