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The Daily Gamecock is the editorially independent student newspaper at the University of South Carolina. The print version is published Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and nine times during the summer, with the exception of university holidays and exam periods. is your online source for The Daily Gamecock's coverage of all things USC. Check us out on Facebook (The Daily Gamecock) and Twitter (@thegamecock) for news updates around the clock.

Opinions expressed in The Daily Gamecock are those of the editors or author and not those of the University of South Carolina. Unsigned editorials represent the majority opinion of the editorial board and are the official opinion of the newspaper.

With a circulation of about 12,000, The Daily Gamecock is South Carolina's 15th largest newspaper, according to the South Carolina Press Association, and has been publishing since 1908.

The Daily Gamecock was named the 14th Best Student Newspaper in the U.S. in the 2012 Princeton Review rankings.

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Spring 2015 Staff


Hannah Jeffrey

Online Editor

Katie Cole

Copy Desk Chiefs

Emily Ready

Drew Mueller

Mary Kate Garmire

Design Director

Brittany Wilt

Special Sections Director

Kelly Villwock

Assistant Design Director

Bianca Correa

Senior Designers

Grey Klein
Rachael McGahee

News Editor

Lauren Shirley

Assistant News Editor

Madeleine Collins

Opinion Editor

Ben Crawford

Assistant Opinion Editor

Ben Turner

Arts & Culture Editors

Belvin Olasov

Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

Lauren Galida
Kylie Tokar

Features Editor

Lois Carlisle

Sports Editor

Brennan Doherty

Assistant Sports Editors

Kelli Caldwell 
Will Helms

Photo Editor

Kamila Melko
Hannah Cleaveland

Assistant Photo Editor

Cody Scoggins

Social Media Editor

Matt McBreen

Student Media Director


Faculty Adviser

Doug Fisher

Creative Director

Edgar Santana

Advertising Manager - Interim Director

Sarah Scarborough

Business Manager

Kristine Capps

Production Manager

Degan Cheek

Creative Services

Ashley Crompton
Rannah Derrick
Lina LeGare
Kody Kratzer

Student Advertising Manager

Jake Rose

Advertising Representatives

David Cheetham (Five Points)
Wright Clarkson (New Business)
Josh Davidson (New Business)
Thomas DiGennaro (Social Media)
Michele Dressler (On Campus)
Amber Grant (Cayce, Irmo, West Columbia)
Drew Hart (Vista, Main Street)
Holly Heaton (Five Points)
Erin O'Connell (Vista, Main Street)
Ian Peacock (Rosewood, Garners Ferry)