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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 Thursday 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 and Twitter 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.

Read The Daily Gamecock's policies here.

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The Daily Gamecock Editorial Staff


Ben Crawford


Belvin Olasov

Emily Ready


Patrick Ingraham (editor)

Arts and Cultures

Kylie Tokar (editor)

Lauren Galida (editor)

Morgan Smith (assistant)


Ben Turner (editor)

Griffin Hobson (assistant)


Will Helms (editor)

Kelli Caldwell (assistant editor)


Grey Klein (editor)

Copy Desk

Drew Mueller (chief)

Rana Sobeih (chief)

Madeleine Vath (assistant)


Rachael McGahee (director)

Kelly Villwock (special sections)

Logan Zahner (assistant)


Kamila Melko (editor)

Cody Scoggins (assistant)

Abby Webb (assistant) 

Student Media Staff

Student Media Director

Sarah Scarborough

Faculty Adviser

Doug Fisher

Creative Director

Edgar Santana

Advertising Manager - Interim Director

Sarah Scarborough

Business Manager

Kristine Capps

Production Manager

Degan Cheek

Creative Services

Brandon Brazell

Rannah Derrick

Kody Kratzer

Lina LeGare

Student Advertising Manager

Nick Vogt

Advertising Representatives

Canon Blackwell

Josh Davidson

Amanda Grant

Loman Harley

Cole Haltom

Maryam Tehranie

Lauren Young