Tripod Staff

Tripod Staff: Spring 2024


Olivia Silvey ’25 

Photo by Sabrina Codrington ’25

Olivia Silvey ’25 is the Editor-in-Chief this year. She comes all the way from St. Louis, Missouri and formerly co-ran the News section as Executive News Editor before becoming Managing Editor in spring 2023. Some of her most notable reporting at Trinity includes coverage of maladministration from College deans, the current genocide in Gaza, student protests regarding Trinity’s Title IX policy, administration’s handling of recent anti-Semitic hate crimes, and the controversial flag removal. Olivia is majoring in sociology and minoring in Italian Studies, and in her free time she enjoys reading about the Watergate scandal, watching Tik Tok edits of Rafe from Outer Banks, and listening to her “fall in Connecticut” playlist (on Apple Music, sorry). She joined the Tripod because she believes in the power of students’ voices to better their community, and wants to keep the integrity of print newspapers alive and well.

Managing Editors:

Jules Bourbeau ’25

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Jules Bourbeau ‘25 is one of the Tripod’s managing editors. He is from Danvers on the North Shore of Massachusetts. He began in fall 2022 as an Arts & Entertainment Editor and is now committed to the paper and the people that help make it great. In addition to the Tripod, he is co-president of EROS, a DJ on WRTC and Head Sacristan and Verger at the Chapel. He is a double-major in History and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and is also interested in linguistics, record collecting and crochet. 

Savannah Brooks ’26

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Savannah Brooks ’26 is a Managing Editor for the Tripod. A history major with a minor in community action, Savannah hails from the great town of Crofton, Maryland (famous for its invasive snakehead incident in 2002) and has firmly decided that this means she is better than everyone from “a Boston suburb.” She formerly served as a News Editor for the Tripod and focuses on stories about human rights, theater and her 500 other miscellaneous interests. When not obsessing over editing for the Tripod, you can catch Savannah in theatrical productions (she played Hamlet last year, it’s NBD) or working at Admissions, Athletics, the Watkinson or as an RA. Her favorite activities include spending all of her money on Broadway shows and going to Chipotle. The Tripod is one of her greatest passions and she believes in the sustaining power of the written word.

News Editors:

Caitlin Doherty ’26

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Caitlin has been a News Editor with the Tripod since the spring 2023 semester. She grew up in Connecticut and is double majoring in Human Rights and Public Policy & Law. When not writing for the Tripod, she runs around campus doing things she loves, including hosting a radio show at WRTC, leading Trinity Against Gun Violence and working at the Writing Center and Community Service Office. She is passionate about activism work, writing and 70s music.

Faith Monahan ’24

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Faith Monahan ‘24 is a News Editor for the Trinity Tripod. She is majoring in Political Science and comes from Stoneham, Massachusetts. She joined the section because of the awareness it brings to events and stories that may affect students at Trinity College both on and off campus. During her free time, Faith enjoys sipping coffee, reading a good poem, and making memories with her friends.

Iqra Athar ’26

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Iqra Athar’26 is a Pakistani-American from Manchester, New Hampshire, double majoring in Economics and Political Science. She discovered her love for writing early on, starting with writing short stories and publishing poetry in middle school. She later founded a writing club in school and contributed to student magazines in Pakistan. Joining the Tripod as a staff writer for the Opinion section, she advanced to the role of News Editor, focusing on institutional accountability, diversity, politics, and international news. Outside of journalism on campus, she works at the Fitness Center and serves as a Residential Advisor and Venture Mentor. She’s also the Director of Communications for the Pre-Law Society and actively involved in the College Student Investment Fund. With a passion for history, markets and activism, she enjoys music, matcha, podcasts and reading in her spare time.

Rajsi Rana ’26

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Rajsi Rana ’26 is a News Editor this spring. She is from Southern California. She is majoring in Neuroscience and in her free time enjoys writing, reading and listening to music. 

Cornelia Ehlebracht ’25

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Cornelia Ehlebracht ’25 began as a staff writer in the fall of 2023 and became a News Editor in the spring of 2024. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Cornelia is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Chinese Language. She has been a cheerleader since her sophomore year and also volunteers with ConnectiKids, Big Brother Big Sister, and JELLO Community Service Organization. She has interests in English, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and educational studies. In her free time, Cornelia enjoys reading fiction novels, embroidery, makeup, rollerskating, painting, and haircare. She plans to teach English abroad after graduating to strengthen her language skills and later aspires to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology and Language Sciences to eventually become a professor. She joined the Tripod because she believes in the transformative nature of the written word and recognizes the profound impact effective communication plays in our lives

Opinion Editors:

Ava Caudle ’25

Ava Caudle ’25 is a born-and-raised Floridian double-majoring in Public Policy & Law and Human Rights. Beginning as a staff writer for her section and progressing into an Editor role, she has grown even more enamored with both the Tripod and the privilege of working to showcase each writer’s voice. Aside from the Tripod, Ava is a Research Policy Intern for the Connecticut Sentencing Commission and supports the Trinity community as the SGA Vice President of Finance and Community Service Office student worker. 

Sarah Dajani ’26

Kash Jain ’24 

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Kash Jain ‘24 is an Opinion Editor for the Tripod. He’s from Shrewsbury, MA, and is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Community Engagement. He joined the Tripod because he believes in the value of having a space for students to offer their perspectives on the world around them. Kash’s writing has mainly focused on Congress and international affairs. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction, baking, watching thriller/horror movies and listening to hip hop.

Features Editors:

Abbey O’Leary ’24

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Abigail O’Leary ‘24 is a Features Editor on the Tripod. She began working on the Tripod as a Staff Writer in the spring of 2022 and has been a Features Editor since the fall of 2022. Abbey was born in Hartford and has lived in Glastonbury, Connecticut for her entire life. Abigail is majoring in English and has minors in both History and Italian Studies. Since coming to Trinity, she has focused her studies on the humanities and has primarily explored topics of human interest in both her academic studies and through her work as a Features Editor. Aside from the Tripod, Abigail is the President of the Trinity chapter of The Women’s Network, Vice President and Ambassador of The Stella Society, a member of the Pre-Law Society, the English Student Advisory Board, Sigma Delta Tau, and is a Big Sister in the Trinity Big Sister Little Sister program. Outside of school, she spends any time she can get by the beach and loves to travel, swim, cook and spend time with her family and friends. 

Julia Pecora ’25

Rhiju Chakraborty ’27

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Rhiju Chakraborty ’27 is a Features Editor. Hailing from Ann Arbor, MI (the pizza capital and also known for the Wolverines), Rhiju previously wrote for two magazines in their junior and senior year of high school: Hear Our Voices Magazine (The largest Asian-American Online Publication) and The Violet. They also attended the California Scholastic Press Association where they further honed in on critical journalistic and storytelling skills with journalists from some of the country’s leading publications. Rhiju was a staff writer for the Tripod during the fall of 2023, but has taken up the role of Features Editor because they want to help spotlight the stories of the Trinity community and help be a part of the student-run journalism apparatus that’s a critical part of our college’s diverse community. 

Lily Mellitz ’26

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Lily Mellitz ’26 is a dedicated Features Editor for this year. Born in China, Lily has called Connecticut home for most of her life. Prior to her role as Features Editor, Lily served as a staff writer for the Arts section, where she covered notable events such as Trinity’s Bicentennial production “Joy” and WGRAC’s annual Flag Project. Lily also reported on the student-led Light the Long Walk protest. 

Currently pursuing a major in Theater and Dance with a minor in Classics, Lily’s academic pursuits reflect her diverse interests in the arts and humanities. Outside of her studies and journalistic endeavors, she enjoys reading, writing, dancing, obsessing over musicals and spending time with her family. 

Lily’s decision to join the Tripod was driven by her love for writing and her desire to contribute her voice to the Trinity community. As Features Editor, she is excited to bring engaging stories and diverse perspectives to the forefront of campus discourse.

Arts Editors:

Linnea Mayo ’26

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Linnea Mayo ’26 is an Arts & Entertainment Editor this year. She grew up in Evanston, IL and is double majoring in Humans Rights and Public Policy & Law. Outside of the Tripod, she is the Co-Founder of Women of Color+ Coalition, Direct Aid Chair for Students Against Mass Incarceration and Education Chair for Trinity Homelessness Project. She also works at CHER and the Community Service Office and enjoys participating in social justice advocacy, listening to music and writing.

Hannah Lorenzo ’24

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Hannah Lorenzo ’24 is an Arts Editor this year. She majors in International Studies with a minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Media Studies. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, she garnered her passion for writing and journalism experience for student and local newspapers, most notably writing a few summer pieces to honor Philippine Independence Day for the Filipino American Journal. During her time at Trinity, she gained the opportunity to write profile articles about the Trinity community as well as spotlights on the music and photography on campus. She is the general body liaison for the Asian American Student Association and a writing tutor at the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric. In her free time, she loves to listen to Filipino music artists like Zack Tabudlo and Alamat while reading science fiction and romance novels at local boba cafes. She joined the Tripod to help empower diverse voices through writing and the stories that represent many cultures and identities within our communities. 

Sports Editors:

Annika Dyckowski ’25

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Annika (AJ) Dyczkowski ’25 is a Sports Editor, previously serving as a Features Editor during the 2022-2023 school year. AJ is from Milford, Michigan, and began writing for the Tripod as a first-year. She is a double major, studying Economics and Political Science, with a minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Media Studies. AJ is also a member of the Women’s Ice Hockey Team and a barista at the library coffee shop, Peter B’s. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, going on runs, and watching movies (Letterboxd @ajdycz). AJ joined the Tripod because she has a passion for journalism and wishes to uphold and reflect the vibrancy of Trinity’s student body.

Ashley McDermott ‘26\

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Ashley McDermott is a sophomore from Rockland County, New York.  She began as a staff writer, and has since become one of the Sports Editors.  Some of her reports include a survey on queer students and their relationship to Greek Life, interviews with Trinity athletes and coverage on the UConn National Championship win. Ashley is majoring in Public Policy, and also enjoys taking Anthropology and Writing courses. Ashley is a mentor for the Venture Women’s Leadership Orientation group and is a member of the Stella Society, where she serves as their current Panhellenic Delegate. Ashley wants to use her position on the Tripod to give the student body a voice and to get to know her peers better via interviews.  

Bits and Pieces Editors:

Antonia Kambolis ‘26

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Antonia Kambolis ‘26 is from West Orange, New Jersey, double majoring in Political Science and Human Rights. She is new to the Tripod this year, co-writing and editing for Bits and Pieces. Aside from writing for the Tripod, she is a senator for the Class of ‘26 and chair of SGA’s programming committee, as well as the Social Media Coordinator for the Trinity Homelessness Project and a DJ on WRTC.FM.  You may also see her around campus bumping into poles, walls, people, etc. while giving tours. She joined the Tripod to pursue her interest in journalism while also nurturing a pipe dream in comedy. 

Izabella Bautista ‘26

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Izabella Bautista ’26 is an Editor for the Trinity Tripod this year. She is from Chicago, Illinois and is the social chair for La Voz Latina, co-founder of the Women of Color+ Coalition and member of the Women’s History Month committee. Izabella is majoring in Political Science and Human Rights. She joined the Tripod because of all the amazing and foundational work it has done for the institution of Trinity College.

Staff Photographer:

Sabrina Codrington ’25

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Sabrina A. Codrington ‘25 is the Tripod’s Staff Photographer. She is a transfer student from Brooklyn, New York and is currently a Studio Art major with a minor in Art History. On campus, she is a Student Manager/Photographer for Men’s Basketball, the Social Media Coordinator for the Multicultural Affairs Council (MAC) as well as a freelance photographer for on campus events. In her free time, she enjoys forcing her friends to go along with her random photo ideas, running on Dunkin and listening to D. Savage.