Meet the Staff

Bryanna McDermott

Assistant Photo Editor
mcdermottb@duq.edu

Bryanna McDermott is a senior multiplatform journalism major, minoring in public relations and concentrating in sports media. Hailing from Emeigh, Pennsylvania, an actual village an hour away from civilization, Bry grew up with a passion for photography, writing and everything sports. She has worked as a public relations and communications intern for the Johnstown Tomahawks, as well as a staff writer intern for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Outside of The Duke, Bry is an avid hockey fan, dog lover and pop punk enthusiast. After graduation, Bry hopes to pursue a career working either in public relations or as a team reporter for a professional sports organization... and somehow make enough money to one day own a Tesla Model X.

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Bryanna McDermott

Bryanna McDermott

Assistant Photo Editor

Hallie Lauer

Layout Editor
hallielauer18@gmail.com

Hallie is a sophomore multiplatform journalism and political science dual major. Having always enjoyed writing, Hallie knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age. She is excited to work as the layout editor for another year while also writing for the news section. In her spare time, she likes to run, bake, watch trash TV and spend time at the lake. In the future, she hopes to explore new places in the world and continue her writing career.

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Hallie Lauer

Hallie Lauer

Layout Editor

Adam Lindner

Sports Editor
lindnera1@duq.edu

Adam Lindner is an undeclared sophomore from Kernersville, North Carolina, in his first year as the sports editor for The Duke. Forever impassioned about professional and collegiate sports, the opportunity to work in sports journalism is a dream come true for him. Originally from Pittsburgh, Adam is an avid supporter of the Penguins, Steelers and Pirates, and his affinity for college basketball can be attributed to being raised in the heart of ACC country. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with those close to him, reading, watching sports and playing basketball.

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Adam Lindner

Adam Lindner

Sports Editor

Madison Pastrick

Ad Manager
pastrickm@duq.edu

Madison is a sophomore communications major, pursuing a business certificate in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. Always wanting to be involved with her school newspaper, Madison contributes to The Duke by organizing any advertisements placed for the paper. She is honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization and looks forward to the many opportunities this experience will bring. In her spare time, Madison loves to travel, walk her dog and read The Duke.

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Madison Pastrick

Madison Pastrick

Ad Manager

Raymond Arke

News Editor
rarke8@gmail.com

From the small Central PA town of Mechanicsburg, Raymond Arke is a junior political science major with a journalism minor. His love for history and politics has been lifelong. He is an avid listener of NPR and reader of the Washington Post. In his free time, Raymond enjoys reading, watching Pirates baseball and going outdoors.

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Raymond Arke

Raymond Arke

News Editor

Shivani Gosai

Opinions Editor
gosais@duq.edu

Shivani Gosai is a senior multiplatform journalism major from Pittsburgh. She is thrilled to start her career as opinions editor for The Duke after being an opinions staff writer for one year. After graduating, she hopes to become a food critic and travel the world. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, cooking and spending time with her family.

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Shivani Gosai

Shivani Gosai

Opinions Editor

Ollie Gratzinger

Features Editor
olliegratz@gmail.com

Ollie Gratzinger is a sophomore journalism and history double major from the North Side of Pittsburgh. A self-proclaimed “people-person” and avid storyteller, Ollie’s passion for writing and creating has been lifelong, and many of her earliest memories are based upon her penchant for entertaining classmates and friends with silly stories. Ollie hopes to one day work in international media, combining her wanderlust and love of travel with her zeal for writing. Beyond the Bluff, Ollie enjoys the guitar, foreign language, World War II history, international politics and long walks on the beach.

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Ollie Gratzinger

Ollie Gratzinger

Features Editor

Leah Devorak

Editor-in-Chief
devorakl@duq.edu

Leah Devorak is a senior multiplatform journalism major and Spanish minor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, going into her third year at The Duke. She is thrilled to be serving as editor-in-chief for the Fall 2017 semester after having previously filled the layout editor and photo editor positions. In her spare time, Leah enjoys photography, blogging, travelling and studying the Korean language. After graduation, she plans on touring the world while pursuing a career in both writing and photography.

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Leah Devorak

Leah Devorak

Editor-in-Chief

Zach Landau

A&E Editor
landauz@duq.edu

Growing up in the hills and forests of Butler County, Zach Landau found a voice screaming into the wilderness about things only he cares about. Now he just writes those thoughts down. Moving into his fourth year at Duquesne, Zach studies digital media arts and philosophy while also scouring the internet for other people who scream their thoughts into the void. He is also an unapologetic feminist.

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Zach Landau

Zach Landau

A&E Editor

Kailey Love

Photo Editor
lovek@duq.edu

Kailey Love is a junior multiplatform journalism and international relations dual major hailing from Youngstown, Ohio. She is excited to return to her position as Photo Editor this coming semester and has been contributing to The Duke since her freshman year. In addition to working for The Duke, Kailey has also interned at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense. An avid politics junkie, she hopes to pursue a career as a policy reporter or foreign correspondent.

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Kailey Love

Kailey Love

Photo Editor