Editorial Staff

Emma Carter ’19

Emma joined the Free Press as a staff reporter as a freshman before promoting to the features editor position which she held for two years before taking on the co-editor-in-chief role. She is a French and Communication double major and has been playing the violin since fifth grade. Read her favorite article.

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Atticus Rice ’19

Atticus first joined the Free Press as a staff reporter his freshman year in the fall of 2015. He served as sports editor his sophomore and junior years before promoting to his current role. Atticus is double majoring in communication and political science, holds a minor in journalism and new media, and is a member of the College’s Honors Program. Read his favorite article.

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Spenser Secrest ’19
News Editor

Spenser is a senior English major with a minor in history. He has served as a staff reporter and assistant editor before his current position. He believes himself to be a James Bond expert. Read his favorite article.


Mario Fernandez ’19
Commentary Editor

Mario is a political science major and has served as the lifestyle editor and as an assistant editor and a member of the College’s Global Fellows program. Mario speaks English and Spanish and is learning German. Read his favorite article.


Marya Kuratova ’20
Copy & Co-Features Editor

Marya joined the Free Press as a sophomore and promoted to assistant editor in her second semester before taking on her dual role as copy and co-features editor. She is an English major with minors in journalism and writing. She has a collection of succulents in glass teacups, each with their own name. Read her favorite article (and a bonus from our senior profiles).


Erin Pogue ’20
Co-Features Editor

Erin is a junior history major and literature minor and is a member of the Honors Program. She has previously served as a staff reporter and studies Latin. Read her favorite article.


Laurel Pogue ’20
Arts & Culture Editor

Laurel first joined the editorial staff as an assistant editor her sophomore year before promoting to arts and culture editor. Laurel is an English and environmental studies double major, is minoring in biology, and is a member of the Honors Program. She has played the trombone for 10 years. Read her favorite article (and a bonus from the Funion).

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Gunnar Ward ’21
Sports Editor

Gunnar joined the Free Press as a staff reporter the first semester of his freshman year before promoting to assistant editor in his second semester. He is an environmental studies major with minors in political science and journalism and new media. His left arm is about three inches longer than his right arm. Read his favorite article.

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Colin Lyon ’19
Assistant Editor

Colin is a senior history major with a literature minor and has served as a staff reporter before his current role. He is a licensed fencing instructor and is from Frederick, Md. Read his favorite article (and a bonus from the Funion).


Eric Chung ’21
Assistant Editor

Eric spent his first year at McDaniel as a staff reporter with the Free Press before taking on the assistant editor role in his sophomore year. He is double majoring in sociology and political science with a specialization in American politics and law and is minoring in history. Read his favorite article.