The Scarlet


The Scarlet is the newspaper of Clark University, and is written, laid-out, and compiled exclusively by students. The Scarlet is published weekly and is delivered to various locations on campus, including the University Center and Academic Commons on Friday afternoons. Staff meetings are on Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. in the first floor Maywood Lounge.


Meet Our Editors

Arianna Reyes and Katherine Hamilton, Co-Editor-In-Chiefs

Ari is stepping into her role as co-editor-in-chief for a second semester and is extremely excited. She is a junior, majoring in International Development and Social Change with a concentration in genocide and Holocaust studies and a concentration in law and society. As well as being our editor-in-chief she is part of Variant Dance Troupe and is on the E-Board for STAND. In her spare time, she loves doing makeup, writing, and going on impulsive adventures.




Katherine is the co-editor-in-chief of the Scarlet. She is a senior at Clark studying International Development, Spanish, and Latin American studies. She is also the vice president of STAND.


Luis Santos, News Editor 

Luis embraces his role as the News Editor for The Scarlet. He is a Junior (transfer) student majoring in English and History with a concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies. Luis is a first-generation college student eager to excel at Clark University, and therefore, a super estudiante! Beyond being a super student, he is a quiet leader, an advocate for higher education, and a tutor in English writing. When academics don’t take over his life, Luis enjoys watching the latest movies, hanging out with friends, traveling, and absolutely loves dogs! Particularly his chihuahua named, Brownie and Shih Tzu, Alaya (they absolutely don’t get along!). He is also obsessed with chocolate, specifically Hershey’s chocolate bars, cookie cream ice cream, and chocolate chip cookies (watch out for this cookie monster!).

Oscar Bauman, Living Arts Editor

After spending his first year as a writer, Oscar is excited to take on the role of Living Arts editor for his sophomore year. He is an English major, double minoring in Screen Studies and History. Besides his duties with the Scarlet, he is the president of the Korean Language Study Group. Outside of his official responsibilities, Oscar loves movies, and music, and dying his hair.


Elyse WyattOpinions Editor


Elyse is a senior double majoring in political science and history, and will be pursuing the history 5th year masters next year. She is coming into her third year as opinions section editor! When she’s not in class or working on the opinions section, she can be found working in the Writing Center and is also involved in Youth Outreach Worcester. She loves going on adventures around New England with her roommates, and her favorite show is Parks and Rec

Sara Conroy, Sports Editor


Sara is in her second year as the Sports Editor for The Scarlet. As a member of the Clark Women’s Soccer program, she finds its extremely rewarding to help recognize the accomplishments of her student-athlete peers. Sara is a senior political science major in the American Government subfield and a history minor. In Sara’s spare time you can find her watching The West Wing, running, or spontaneously dancing.


Mina Koenka, Photo Editor

Mina is in her second year as photo editor. She is a Junior, majoring in Management and minoring in Theater Arts. Marena is also the president of the Clark Photo Society and stage manager for CUPS. In her spare time, she’s either by the ocean or talking about how much she wishes she was by the ocean.



Drashhti Bilimoria, Layout Editor


Drashhti has been the Scarlet’s Layout Editor for a third semester, though you will still find her name in a byline from time to time. She is a junior majoring in Management with a minor in English. In addition to being on The Scarlet E-Board, she serves on the University Conduct Board, is the treasurer for the South Asian Student Association and is the Internal Programming Chair for the Student Alumni Relations Committee. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, art, and watching too much TV.

Julia Baldacci, Social Media/Web Editor

Julia is a senior and The Scarlet’s social media and web editor, having previously been Managing Editor and a staff writer. She is an English major with a minor in creative writing and screen studies. Her favorite hobbies are reading, writing, watching tv, and acquiring too much information about celebrities.


Josh Canning, General Editor

Josh is excited to return as the general editor for his second year at Clark! He is a sophomore dual majoring in Biology and Psychology. Outside of The Scarlet, Josh is a writer for The Freudian Slip, a copy-editor for SURJ, and a member of Clark’s Book Club. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and doing research on campus.


Staff Writers:

Reem Abouchleih 

Gari De Ramos

Jessie Garbeil

Mary Kelley 

Mia Levine

Will Mahan 

Claire McMahon

Tara O’Donnell 

Sara Reinbrecht

Monica Sager 

Annie Sinert

Emma Theisen

Constance Wright

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