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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.


Fall 2014 Staff


Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Jeffrey

Managing Editor

Samantha Lockwood

Online Editor

Katie Cole

Copy Desk Chief

Emily Ready
Richard Lipkin

Assistant Copy Desk Chief

Drew Mueller

Senior Copy Editor

Mary Hinnant

Design Director

Brittany Wilt

Special Sections Director

Kelly Villwock

Assistant Design Director

Bianca Correa
Grey Klein

Senior Designer

Erin Burke

News Editor

Natalie Pita

Assistant News Editor

Collyn Taylor
Davis Klabo

Viewpoints Editor

Ben Crawford

Assistant Viewpoints Editor

Mary Kate Garmire

Mix Editor

Belvin Olasov

Assistant Mix Editor

Erika Ryan
Artie Braswell

Sports Editor

Danny Garrison

Assistant Sports Editor

David Roberts
Tanner Abel

Senior Sports Reporter

Dalton Abel

Photo Editor

Kamila Melko
Hannah Cleaveland

Assistant Photo Editor

Cody Scoggins

Blog Editors

Katie Cole
David Roberts


Student Media Director

Scott Lindenberg

Faculty Adviser

Doug Fisher

Creative Director

Edgar Santana

Advertising Manager

Sarah Scarborough

Business Manager

Kristine Capps

Production Manager

Degan Cheek

Creative Services

Ashley Crompton
Rannah Derrick
Lina LaGare
Kody Kratzer

Student Advertising Manager

Jake Rose

Advertising Representatives

David Cheetham
Thomas DiGennaro
Michele Dressler
Amber Grant
Drew Hart
Ian Peacock