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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

Mary Kate Garmire

Senior Copy Editor

Mary Hinnant


Design Director

Brittany Wilt


Special Sections Director

Kelly Villwock


Assistant Design Director

Bianca Correa
Grey Klein


Senior Designer

Rachael McGahee


News Editor

Natalie Pita


Assistant News Editor

Collyn Taylor


Viewpoints Editor

Ben Crawford


Assistant Viewpoints Editor

Kathleen Schipano


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 Editor

Katie Cole


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 LeGare
Kody Kratzer


Student Advertising Manager

Jake Rose


Advertising Representatives

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