The Executive Board
Angela Acevedo (Editor-in-Chief ‘Treasurer’) – Angela Maria Acevedo Bustamante feels like if she doesn’t include all her given names, she’s not honoring her family, so here we are. She’s a senior majoring in both Neuro-science and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, mostly due to having too much pride to not finish Neuro after getting halfway into it and realizing she only wanted to be an MD because she had recently re-watched Scrubs. She is tired so often it’s a personality trait, and much like a shark, if she is always busy, she won’t die. She loves inclusive, intersectional feminism and she got to pet a dog today, making it officially the Best Day Ever.
Sam Yoo (Editor-in-Chief ‘Internal Affairs’) – Sam Yoo is a real person that exists. They are an English, Creative Writing, and Film triple major, completing their final year of undergraduate education. Their favorite color is the void. This is not in any way a complex and expensive government conspiracy that relies on a series of orchestrated sensory illusions. Sometimes Sam has a recurring dream that they are actually just a headphones-wearing ghost, crying in the vacuum of space. This is not true. They are real. They are corporeal. They have always been here. There is no cause for concern.
Gregory Bonacci (Layout Editor) – Gregory Bonacci is an actual Mamoswine and a senior at Brandeis double majoring in Chemistry and Biology. His main form of social interaction is showing people pictures of puppies, and his main form of nourishment is having attractive men named things like “Jeeves” or “Graves” feed him pizza rolls like one would feed a Roman emperor grapes. Sometimes, if you’re really quiet, you can hear him whispering at you through the bushes, telling you to do things like submit to the bees. His main job is crying at InDesign and making it pity him enough to spit out a quality magazine; he does the same for Wander: Brandeis Abroad. He has only gotten through the semester by grace of copious amounts of mojitos and Pokémon.
The Editorial Staff
Anne Kat Alexander – Anne Kat is a sophomore from Austin, Texas studying English and classical studies with a smattering of minors. She chooses the bees.
Tatianna Banci – Destined for Japan in the spring, this lover of tea and League prepares by binge reading short fiction and poetry, and impersonating a sloth. When not being lazy, she spends her time in the psych lab coding (or at least trying to).
Clayre Benzadon – Clayre Benzadon plans to be a punk-rocker in the near future, spending her life jamming out when she learns to actually practice guitar on a reguar basis and writing in the galactic world, where she will be surrounded by friends, family, coffee, books and a good amount of creative solitude.
Sarah Duffett – Sarah (@Stuffittt) is a Twitter personality who dabbles in creative writing. Her top tweet, “I love how we’re the generation that finally figured out how shitty potato salad is”, received 5 faves and two retweets. She really misses her dog.
Abigail Gardener – Abigail Gardener is a first-year from New Jersey. No, not the place where Jersey Shore was filmed, although she has been there many a summer. She enjoys filling her stomach with burritos and wishes she could pet all the dogs in the world.
Emily Glovin – I’m Emily Glovin, a first-year here at Brandeis. The first few months were tough. I’ve made a lot of enemies acidentally saying “freshman” in a couple clubs around campus. I’m now hiding out in the basement of public safety because I’m scared of the mob. I hope this magazine will help make amends. Enjoy!
Linda Maleh – Linda Maleh is a warm ball of nerdy mush. She can be seen yelling at anyone who will listen about medieval history. If she could date Barry Allen from the Flash TV show she would. She jumped for joy when the Gilmore Girls revival was announced and is very proud of the fact that the history department has a catapult. Beware this Brandesian human.
[Editor’s Note: As a penalty for not submitting her bio on time, we are required to divulge that Linda goes to Weenie Hut General when she gets burned, which is often.]
Monique J. Menezes – A lab coat, boxing gloves, and a red pen are pieces of a uniform this HSSP/Psych major has chosen for herself. This appreciator of creativity may have underestimated the toll of a busy schedule. Fortunately, she has found super powers in a gluten-free diet, an origin of focus and energy unmatched by any cup of coffee.
Michael Perlow – Michael Perlow is currently a sophomore who likes to spend time doing something, be it studying, reading, drawing, playing videogames, or even writing. All of those things usually have something to do with science, if not space in particular. He does not enjoy talking in the 3rd person.
Lauren Puglisi – Lauren Puglisi is a first year from New York City. She loves traveling, tea, teacup pigs, and guacamole. She’s studying environmental science, psychology, and history because she is a hippie. She would like to paid for her work on the magazine via points since Currito exists. Or in chocolate. Praise is acceptable as well.
Danielle Rock – Born at a young age, Danielle grew up to become a hot mess and an absolutely awkward, yet proud nerd. Her interests include making terrible jokes and eating food that other people bought. She is a traumatic papercut survivor and an avid supporter of messy hair and sweatpants.
Emma Russell – Emma is a first-year San Antonio native who survives off of only the wonderful deliciousness of bean and cheese tacos. The Spurs are her true pride and joy in life and distract her daily from attempting a major in Biology and minor in South Asian Studies.