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About the Daily Gamecock


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. Dailygamecock.com 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.

Subscribe to The Daily Gamecock newspaper! To have the newspaper mailed to your home for $60/year, call 803-777-3888.


Summer 2014 Staff


Editor-in-Chief

Richard Lipkin

Print Managing Editor

Samantha Lockwood

Web Managing Editor

Katie Cole

Copy Desk Chief

Samantha Lockwood

Assistant Copy Desk Chief

Kevin Keating

Design Director

Bianca Correa

Assistant Design Director

Rachael McGahee

News Editor

Kelley Kennedy

Assistant News Editor

Natalie Pita

Viewpoints Editor

Brianne Garbutt

Assistant Viewpoints Editor

Ben Crawford

Mix Editor

Katie Cole

Assistant Mix Editor

Artie Braswell

Sports Editor

David Roberts

Photo Editor

Jeremy Marshall Harkness

Blog Editors

Katie Cole
David Roberts


Student Media Director

Scott Lindenberg

Faculty Adviser

Erik Collins

Creative Director

Edgar Santana

Advertising Manager

Sarah Scarborough

Business Manager

Kristine Capps

Production Manager

Degan Cheek

Creative Services

Lina LaGare

Student Advertising Manager

Jake Rose

Advertising Representatives

David Cheetham
Thomas DiGennaro
Layla Ferjani
Gabbi Frasco
Amber Grant