Nina Galanter '18

Nina Galanter ’18 sprung into existence after the [2015] Chief Editor and her loyal first mate wished upon a star. Ever since, Nina has valiantly toiled in the B&S dungeons, dealing with the whims of the Senior Editors with grace and dignity until she became Co-Chief Editor and was filled with whims of her own. Because she joined the Team during her second semester, she knows not of the life outside the walls of the SPARC office. When she is not trapped in InDesign hell, she is trapped in Mathematics major hell. She is, however, exactly where she wants to be. Nina is simply biding her time and gathering strength. Soon she will emerge from her chrysalis, wreaking havoc on our mortal realm.

Julia Dursztman '19

Julia Dursztman ‘19 has had a turbid relationship with the B&S. The Editor-in-Chief tricked her into joining the editorial staff her 2nd year after she lost a game of chess against him. This was complicated by the fact that she thought she was playing checkers. Like Persephone, Julia also made the mistake of eating something in the Publications Office, and now she is only allowed to leave 3 months a year. Which is fine by her as long as she gets her weekly dosage of pail tequila shots. Make no mistake, Julia is an extremely funny and powerful B&S writer and editor. When not at the B&S, she spends her 3 months of freedom doing stand-up, G-Mons, being a theater and political science double major, and trying to decipher the difference between checkers and chess.

Andrea Baumgartel '19

Andrea Baumgartel ‘19, known by loved ones as Bangs McGee, began her B&S career after she hatched from a small shiny egg that appeared one morning in the SPARC Publications Office. By far the speediest member of the editorial team, Andrea made B&S history when she outran Deirdre, the vampire-slaying vampire out behind the Bear Athletic Center. When she is not creating satirical magic with her fabulous comedic brain or closely searching every corner of the Pubs office to try to figure out where the egg that hatched her came from, Andrea is a English major. Andrea can be found furiously scribbling and foaming at the mouth at Writers-at-Grinnell readings alongside Rory Gilmore, snacking on healthy healthy trail mix, or laughing at Deirdre’s incompetence.

Isaac Mielke '18

The B&S's resident Minnesota boi, Isaac Mielke, toyed with the heartstrings of the then-current editors as an elusive, on-and-off again writer before finally taking the plunge and committing his heart and soul to the great satirical maw forevermore. Both vegetarian and avid listener of obscure yet poignant tunes, Isaac will always be more hipster than you. When not reporting and editing the most urgent matters to all of humankind here at the B&S headquarters, Isaac can be found playing Russian-dictator-inspired board games, baking scrumptious delicacies, practicing effective altruism, grinning nonchalantly and/or changing his major.

Deirdra (Deerdrah ( Dearghragh ( derdah (dirdir........

This vampire vampyre killer does not know the B&S exits as she is far too busy confronting the daemons of her dark past and negotiating her complex relationship with Percivius (Percivus (Percival )). However, if she did know it existed she would be sure to toss her long, flowing, and iridescent hair, look far into the distance in deep contemplation, and then stop by to help out. And she would only kill us all if we were vampurs, as her Eternal Contract stipulates.