Nick Lemon - a Ravenclaw - has lived his entire life eight minutes away from Saint Mike's, as the Google Maps satellite flies. He knew in first grade which college he wanted to attend, but didn't have any idea what to major in until his sophomore English teacher in high school, and Taylor Mali, engendered a love of writing in Nick, inspiring him to take a stab at English; who knew he'd actually like it so much? He anticipates that his major will be served to him with a side of Creative Writing and Classics in May 2014. Until then, you can find Nick procrastinating by studying made-up (and some real) languages, buying YA novels at Phoenix Books, or honing his outdoorsy skills for when he disappears from the grid. Nick teithant i thiw hin!
At the vaguely recognized Saint Michael's Zoo, one can usually find Alex Dugas inhabiting the English tank, from which he will be released into the wild in 2014. His natural habitat connotes grass, air, and bookshelves, making New Hampshire a suitable den during the off-season. His interest primarily lies in the ways in which the other animals choose to make their sounds and what they attempt to communicate with them−making tree-toads, whales, and humans particularly compelling.
Sarah Fraser is a junior English major with a minor in Political Science. She hails from Alton, New Hampshire. In her spare time, she is the one-legged princess of a small nation called Quixotia, and she has been known to travel on the wings of butterflies, dodging saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and passenger pigeons. She shares a birthday with Tony Hawk, and her hobbies include reading, journaling, dream interpretation, and making hemp jewelry.
Bryan Hickey is currently majoring in English and double minoring in creative writing and philosophy. After a lengthy stint away from college, he returned to the land of academia in 2009 and then transferred to St. Michael's in the fall of 2011. During his first year he participated as one of the many fine auxiliary editors for the Onion River. Then after much bribery and scandal he became a core editor the following year in what was said to be the "Watergate" of St. Michael's.
Diana Marchessault is a girl who was grown in the small town of Colchester, Vermont. Her roots still remain in that same small town, as an English and History major in the 2014 class at St. Michael's College. She almost always writes her stories in the perspective of male characters, has a strong passion for painting trees, and has read over a dozen Holocaust memoirs. She's not positive about what she wants to be when she "grows up," but she would be happy if it included doing any of those things.
Mickey O'Neill, a freckled English major from the Garden State, found that the song of her hometown didn't match the tune strummed by her heart, so she ventured to the Northeast Kingdom and has found happiness amongst the granola crunching crowd and between the pages of books. She enjoys finding the figures of narwhals in cloud formations, unsuccessfully trying her hand at a variety of accents, and dancing to Mambo No. 5. She will graduate in 2014, but you can probably find her on campus long afterwards, squatting in hollow tree trunks, evading capture by Public Safety, coaxing Rosemary into allowing her into Alliot, and generally refusing to leave.
Amy Wilson, class of 2014, is rooted in Milford, New Hampshire; her mind, however, is pickled and waiting on a shelf somewhere in Byzantium. As both an editor and contributor to the Onion, Amy finds that her involvement in the review enhances her writing and provides insight into the publication process. She is inspired by common, every-day kinds of magic like fingernails and telephone lines. Her favorite book is the last one she read. Amy has the unique talent of being able to slice into an onion without shedding a tear.