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Meet the Staff

Are you shy? 

If so, this is a great page to do some preemptive stalking before stopping by HN115 to say hello. 

Tanisha Williams: Editor-in-Chief/President

This Pokemon is the rarest of its kind, you can catch her at Hunter, but she may want to kill you in self defense.

Ariel Tsai: Vice President

Ariel Tsai is a sophomore at Hunter College double majoring in English and Chinese. She is both a cat and a dog person, and firmly believes that mushrooms are not meant to be eaten.

Julia Bannon: Treasurer/Prose Editor

Julia is a Junior majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Anthropology. She can't wait to finish college so that she will have more time to pleasure-read. Julia's favorite podcast is "Sooo Many White Guys" and her snack of choice is chips and guac.

Raven Hicks: Secretary/Drama Editor

Raven is the Senior Drama editor and Secretary for OTR, she is an English linguistics and Gender Studies major. She loves to read and write drama and poetry and harbors and intense obsession for Inuyasha. She can be found in the OTR office on Thursday afternoons—usually blasting SZA and singing to herself. What a cooky girl.

Samantha Finley: Senior Publicist

Sam is a sophomore majoring in English and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. She can put her feet behind her head, but never ask her to run. You can often find her in Washington Square Park with some wasabi peas and one of Lang Leav's poetry books.

 Erin McDermott: Prose Editor

Emily Fernandez: Poetry Editor
Emily is a Beat Generation-obsessed, rock and roll-loving poet. She enjoys long walks through the third floor sky bridge when it's crowded and she's late for class.

 Chasity Pierna: Poetry Editor

Chaz is dope.

Melissa Rueda: Art Editor

Melissa is a Muse Scholar who loves fine art. Although she started out only drawing, she now also enjoys painting. Currently, Melissa is studying towards a minor in Japanese and a Major in Studio Art.

Kenny Perez: Art Editor

Kenny likes long walks on the Beach.

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Here is the schedule for our writing and art workshops this semester:

Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 with Erin
Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:30 with Julia

Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 with Raven

Mondays from 3:00 - 4:00 with Kenny
Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00 with Melissa

Mondays from 6:00 - 7:00 with Emily
Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 with Chasity

All workshops meet in HN115 unless otherwise specified.

Welcome back, Olives!

We hope your semesters are off to a great start.

Submissions for issue 62 are now OPEN! The deadline is October 22nd.

Please email us at with any questions or concerns, and be sure to stop by our room in the Media Board office, HN115, to say hi and meet our staff for this semester!