The Yellow Jacket

The Student Voice of Randolph-Macon College

The Yellow Jacket

The Yellow Jacket

2021-2022 Staff

Xander Burchell
Staff Writer

Xander Burchell

Xander Burchell is a staff writer for the YJ this year. He is in the RMC honors program majoring in communications and minoring in psychology. He is also apart of stinger radio, announcing the RMC men’s...

Fatima Urias
Staff Writer

Fatima Urias

Fatima is a sophomore from Alexandria, VA. She is an English major and a Psychology and Sociology double-minor. Aside from her staff writer position on the YJ Newspaper, Fatima is a Resident Assistant...

Brooke Foster
Staff Writer

Brooke Foster

Brooke Foster is a sophomore pursuing a double major in Theatre as well as Creative Writing with a minor in religious studies. Along with being a staff writer for the Yellow Jacket newspaper, she is...

Spencer Vida
Staff Writer

Spencer Vida

Spencer Vida is a sophomore at R-MC who is a History and English major and a Journalism minor. Spencer is currently a staff writer for the Yellow Jacket Newspaper. In his spare time, he likes to play video...

Haley McClain
Staff Writer

Haley McClain

Haley McClain is a freshman nursing major, who is one of the staff writers. She helps the sports medicine department and also helps with Late Night Brocks.

Matthew Montgomery
Staff Writer

Matthew Montgomery

Matthew Montgomery is a senior at R-MC double majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science, also pursuing a minor in Religious Studies. As a staff writer Matthew hopes to cast light on the worlds...

Phoebe Brightly
Staff Writer

Phoebe Brightly

Phoebe is a junior from Fredericksburg, VA. She’s pursuing a double major in Political Science and Communications Studies. In addition to her position as a staff writer at the newspaper, she is also...

Macy Walton
Staff Writer

Macy Walton

Macy Walton is a freshman and political science major at R-MC. She is a staff writer for the Yellow Jacket and has always loved to write. She joined the Yellow Jacket because of the great experiences she...

Sydney Blanks
Copy Editor

Sydney Blanks

Sydney Blanks is a freshman with a major in Communication Studies and minors in Journalism and Writing. She is a member of not only the YJ Newspaper, but also Stinger Radio. She was the editor-in-chief...

Abrionna Capolino
Copy Editor

Abrionna Capolino

Abrionna Capolino is a freshman with a major in psychology. She is one of the copy editors for the newspaper and is excited to be one as she has never worked in a newspaper club before. She loves grammar...

Naomi Nielsen
Copy Editor

Naomi Nielsen

Naomi is a freshman honors student following a pre-med track, with a Behavioural Neuroscience major and a minor in Asian Studies. Naomi also is a part of the LUXE Show Choir at Randolph-Macon as well as...

Kristina Sandiford
Copy Editor

Kristina Sandiford

Kristina Sandiford is a sophomore at R-MC. She is a chemistry major with a research emphasis and has a minor in Spanish. Along with the newspaper, Kristina takes part in numerous clubs as well as the R-MC...

Kelsi Halpin
Photographer

Kelsi Halpin

Kelsi Halpin is a freshman double majoring in History and Classical Studies, while also minoring in Art History. She joined the newspaper this year as one of the photographers and is excited to begin working...

Noah Babin
Photographer

Noah Babin

Noah Babin is a junior at Randolph-Macon College, pursuing a double major in computer science and cybersecurity. He will be a photographer for the Yellow Jacket Newspaper. Noah has held an interest in ph...

Grace Gorham
Digital Director

Grace Gorham

Sophomore Grace Gorham is the digital director for the YJ this year. She is majoring in Communications and minoring in Journalism. This is her first year being a part of the YJ Newspaper, but she ...

Connor Bryan
Opinion Editor

Connor Bryan

Connor Bryan is a senior studying political science, philosophy and political theory. From a young age, Connor has always been driven by a strong sense of curiosity, justice and reverence for the truth....

Hope Huger
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Hope Huger

Arts & Entertainment editor Hope Huger is a freshman pursuing a double major in communication studies and writing and a minor in journalism. Hope views working for the YJ as being one step closer to...

Anna Darling
Features Editor

Anna Darling

Anna Darling is an English major with minors in Journalism, Film, and Religious Studies. Last year, she started as a Staff Writer for the YJ News, but this year, she’ll be stepping up to the Features...

Josh Slate
Sports Editor

Josh Slate

Josh Slate is a junior at R-MC and a double-major in Communication Studies and Business Management with a minor in Journalism. Growing up, he always had a strong passion for sports. As the Sports Editor,...

Madison Brown
News Editor

Madison Brown

Madison Brown is a sophomore studying political science, journalism, and music. She began news writing last year as a staff writer for the YJ Newspaper and is now the news section editor. She hopes to...

Veronica Fernandez
Editor-in-Chief

Veronica Fernandez

Veronica is a Sociology and Communications double major with a minor in Journalism. She fell in love with journalism in high school, where she became the head editor of their newspaper. She loves to write...

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