The student newspaper of Clark University

The Scarlet

The student newspaper of Clark University

The Scarlet

The student newspaper of Clark University

The Scarlet

Meet the Editors


Everett Beals (he/him)

Everett Beals (’24) is a senior from Kennebunk, Maine, majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Creative Writing. Everett is an admissions ambassador during the academic year, and teaches sea kayaking and marine biology at a summer camp back home. His interests for the future include urban planning and environmental journalism. In his free time, Everett enjoys road trips, hiking, and exploring Google Maps.


Managing Editor

Ava Orofino ’25 (she/her)

Ava (‘25) is a junior biology student with a concentration in Health Science and Society from eastern Mass! Other than writing and editing for The Scarlet, she is a Choices educator, and works in the Biology office. When she finds the time, she is writing poetry, playing board games with friends, and watching Criminal Minds.


Opinions Editor

Cyd Abnet (she/her)

Cyd Abnet (Dec ’24) is a junior from Waltham, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation Biology. In her free time, Cyd enjoys crocheting, hiking, sticking her hand into creeks and listening to artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads and Greta Van Fleet.


Sports Editor

William Schechter (he/him)

William Schechter (’24) is a senior at Clark from Durham, New Hampshire (originally Johns Creek, Georgia). He is majoring in political science, specifically with a focus in the American Politics and Public Policy Track. Outside of political science, William has academic interests in history and environmental science/policy. William has been writing about sports for The Scarlet since the start of his first year at Clark in 2020. In his free time, William loves to watch sports (especially with his mom), play video games, spend time outside, and play with his pets.


Web Editor

Leo Kerz (he/him)

Leo (’26) is a sophomore at Clark from the beautiful and proud Rocky Hill, Connecticut. He is a geography and music technology double major. He plays guitar and his favorite artists are Brian Eno, Steely Dan, and System of a Down. His favorite hobbies are cooking and playing baseball.


Layout Editor

Alistair Borg (he/him)

Alistair (’25) is a junior at Clark from Queens, NY majoring in History and minoring in English. In addition to writing and editing for The Scarlet, he sells handmade art and jewelry at the Clark Collective pop-ups. In his spare time he enjoys creating art, writing poetry, and playing video games.


Living Arts Editor

Nic Smith (they/them)

Nic Smith (’25) is a junior from Manlius, NY majoring in Musicology and Media, Culture, and The Arts. Nic is also involved in Pub Entertainment Committee, Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz program. In their free time, you will often find Nic working on a crochet project and listening to artists such as King Krule, Slauson Malone 1, and Mike, among others.


News Editor

Sophia Lindstrom (she/her)

Sophia (’25) is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in English. When she’s not writing and editing for The Scarlet, Sophia is an employee of the Writing Center as well as a Peer Mentor at Clark. She loves reading, hiking, and struggling to keep her many plants alive!



Ryan McDowell (he/they)

Ryan McDowell (’26) is a sophomore at Clark from St. Louis, Missouri. He is majoring in Geography with a concentration in Urban Studies. Besides working at facilities and the Scarlet Ryan knits, looks at old buildings, and listens to music. His current favorite artists are Peter Cat Recording Co, Silver Jews, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.


Social Media Editor

Morgan Martin (she/her)

Morgan Martin (’25) is a junior from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She is a sociology and psychology double major. In her free time, Morgan likes reading, watching movies, painting, and rooting for her favorite hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Morgan also enjoys listening to music, some of her favorite artists are Mac Miller, Wallows, and Chappell Roan.


 Social Chair

Porter Orvetti (he/him)

Porter (’26) is a Sophomore at Clark from Washington DC. They are pursuing a double major in comparative political science and interactive media design. Outside of The Scarlet, Porter does theatre tech for many campus events and in their free time can be found practicing DJing or playing video games.