The Editors

The Daily Mississippian is run entirely by students at the University of Mississippi who put in many hours to produce an interesting, factual account of the happenings both on campus and affecting it. These are those students:

Editor-in-Chief:  Clara Turnage

The EIC position oversees all publication of The Daily Mississippian and the many students who produce it. She can be reached by email [email protected]

Clara Turnage is a senior journalism major from New Hebron and the 2016-2017 editor-in-chief. Clara has been working with The DM since she was a freshman as a reporter and editor. She likes books, coffee, and doughnuts.

Clara Turnage is a senior journalism major from New Hebron and the 2016-2017 editor-in-chief. Clara has been working with The DM since she was a freshman as a reporter and editor. She likes books, coffee and doughnuts.


Managing Editor: Lana Ferguson

The managing editor assists the EIC in daily duties and helps manage the editorial staff and content. She can be reached by email [email protected]

Lana Ferguson is a junior journalism major from Mechanicsville, Virginia and the 2016-2017 managing editor. Lana has been working at The DM as a reporter and editor since her freshman year. She loves all things coffee, adventure, and sarcasm.

Lana Ferguson is a junior journalism major from Mechanicsville, Virginia, and the 2016-2017 managing editor. Lana has been working at The DM as a reporter and editor since her freshman year. She loves all things coffee, adventure and sarcasm.


Copy Chiefs: Kylie McFadden and Maggie Martin

The copy chief revises copy, ensuring it follows rules of grammar, syntax and AP style. They can be reached by email [email protected]

Maggie Martin is a junior journalism major from St. Louis, Missouri and a 2016-2017 co-copy chief. Maggie has been at The DM as a copy editor since her sophomore year. She loves naps, Pinterest, and baby animals.

Maggie Martin is a junior journalism major from St. Louis, Missouri, and a 2016-2017 co-copy chief. Maggie has been at The DM as a copy editor since her sophomore year. She loves naps, Pinterest and baby animals.

Kylie is a senior IMC major from Alpharetta, Georgia, and a 2016-2017 co-copy chief. Kylie has worked at The DM as a news editor and copy editor since 2014. She speaks Italian and loves Gossip Girl reruns.


News Editors: Lyndy Berryhill and Alexis Neely

The news editors handle the coverage of campus and citywide events as well as breaking news, and they manage a staff of reporters. They can be reached by email [email protected]

Lyndy Berryhill is a senior journalism major from Brookhaven and a 2016-2017 co-news editor. Lyndy has been working at The DM as an editor since her junior year. She really likes breakfast food, British films, and her shelter dog Theo.

Lyndy Berryhill is a senior journalism major from Brookhaven and a 2016-2017 co-news editor. Lyndy has been working at The DM as an editor since her junior year. She really likes breakfast food, British films and her shelter dog Theo.

Alexis Neely is a junior journalism major from Jackson and a 2016-2017 co-news editor. Alexis has been working at The DM as a reporter and editor since her sophomore year. She's the same height Beyoncé (5 feet 7 inches).

Alexis Neely is a junior journalism major from Jackson and a 2016-2017 co-news editor. Alexis has been working at The DM as a reporter and editor since her sophomore year. She’s the same height as Beyoncé (5 feet 7 inches).


Assistant News Editor: Morgan Walker

The assistant news editor helps run the news desk. She can be reached by email [email protected]

Morgan Walker is a senior marketing and corporate relations major from Dyersburg, Tennessee, and the 2016-2017 assistant news editor. Morgan has been working at The DM as a reporter and editor since her junior year. She loves the outdoors and can’t go a day without caffeine.


Opinion Editor: Patrick Waters

The opinion editor manages letters to the editor and edits opinion columns submitted by regular columnists and members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. He can be reached by email [email protected]

Patrick Waters is a sophomore accounting major from St. Louis, Missouri and the 2016-2017 opinion editor. Patrick has been working at The DM as an opinion columnist since his freshman year. His hobbies and interests include golf, politics, and Ole Miss football.

Patrick Waters is a sophomore accounting major from St. Louis, Missouri, and the 2016-2017 opinion editor. Patrick has been working at The DM as an opinion columnist since his freshman year. His hobbies and interests include golf, politics and Ole Miss football.


Lifestyles Editors: Zoe McDonald and McKenna Wierman

The lifestyles editors handle the coverage of events and happenings on campus and in the Oxford community relating to the arts, food and recipes, fashion and video games, as well as music, movie and book reviews, and they manage a staff of writers. They can be reached by email [email protected]

Zoe McDonald is a senior journalism major from Flowood and a 2016-2017 co-lifestyles editor. This is her second year working with McKenna in the lifestyles section. She enjoys a living number of different lifestyles, but particularly those that include good music and food.

Zoe McDonald is a senior journalism major from Flowood and a 2016-2017 co-lifestyles editor. This is her second year working with McKenna in the lifestyles section. She enjoys living number of different lifestyles, but particularly those that include good music and food.

McKenna Wierman is a senior journalism major from Dallas, Texas and is a 2016-2017 co-lifestyles editor. McKenna has been working at The DM as a writer since her freshman year and editor since her sophomore year. She once played on Barbara Streisand's piano.

McKenna Wierman is a senior journalism major from Dallas, Texas, and a 2016-2017 co-lifestyles editor. McKenna has been working at The DM as a writer since her freshman year and as an editor since her sophomore year. She once played on Barbara Streisand’s piano.


Assistant Lifestyles Editor: Devna Bose

The assistant lifestyles editor helps run the lifestyles desk. She can be reached by email [email protected]

Devna Bose is a sophomore journalism major from Philadelphia and is the 2016-2017 assistant lifestyles editor. Devna has been working at The DM as a writer since her freshman year. She likes hot Cheetos, naps and curse words.


Sports Editor: Brian Scott Rippee 

The sports editor handles the coverage of all sporting events and manages a staff of writers. He can be reached by email [email protected]

Brian Scott is a senior marketing major from Jackson. This is Brian Scott's third year working in the sports section at The DM. Despite the fact that he writes sports, he claims to be a terrible athlete.

Brian Scott is a senior marketing major from Jackson. This is Brian Scott’s third year working in the sports section at The DM. Despite the fact that he writes about sports, he claims to be a terrible athlete.


Assistant Sports Editor: Cody Thomason

The assistant sports editor helps run the sports desk. He can be reached by email [email protected]

Cody is a senior journalism major from Oxford and the 2016-2017 assistant sports editor. Cody has been contributing as a writer to The DM since his freshman year. "Frank Ocean hasn't dropped his album yet. This isn't really a fun fact about me I'm just still sad."

Cody is a senior journalism major from Oxford and the 2016-2017 assistant sports editor. Cody has been contributing as a writer to The DM since his freshman year. “Frank Ocean hasn’t dropped his album yet. This isn’t really a fun fact about me I’m just still sad.”


Photo Editors:  Cameron Brooks and Ariel Cobbert

The photo editors are responsible for going to shoots and contributing to the organization of the photo section. They can be reached by email [email protected]

Cameron Brooks is a sophomore IMC major from Houston, Texas and a 2016-2017 co-photography editor. Cameron has been working at The DM as a photographer and editor since his freshman year. He enjoys enjoys all things Texas and Ole Miss.

Cameron Brooks is a sophomore IMC major from Houston, Texas, and a 2016-2017 co-photography editor. Cameron has been working at The DM as a photographer and editor since his freshman year. He enjoys all things Texas and Ole Miss.

Ariel is a junior journalism major from Hattiesburg and the 2016-2017 co-photography editor. Ariel has been working at The DM as a photographer since her freshman year and as an editor since her sophomore year. She loves chocolate, African culture, and puppies.

Ariel is a junior journalism major from Hattiesburg and the 2016-2017 co-photography editor. Ariel has been working at The DM as a photographer since her freshman year and as an editor since her sophomore year. She loves chocolate, African culture and puppies.


Designers: Hayden Benge, Marisa Morrissette, and Ethel Mwedziwendira

The designers work each day to lay out the newspaper’s content as well as design illustrations and graphics. They can be reached by email at [email protected]

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Hayden Benge is a sophomore IMC major from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a 2016-2017 designer. Hayden has been working at The DM as a designer since her freshman year. She’s a die-hard Oklahoma City Thunder fan.

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Marisa Morrissette is junior IMC major from Oxford and a 2016-2017 designer. This is Marisa’s first year working with The DM. She loves to knit.

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Ethel Mwedziwendira is a junior journalism major from McKinney, Texas, and a 2016-2017 designer. Ethel has been working at The DM as a designer since her sophomore year. Some of Ethel’s favorite things are Tex-Mex and Beyoncé.


Cartoonist/illustrator: Jake Thrasher

The cartoonist/illustrator creates daily cartoons for the opinion page and various illustrations for visuals throughout the rest of the newspaper.

Jake Thrasher is a junior biochemistry major from Birmingham, Alabama a 2016-2017 cartoonist/illustrator. Jake has been working at The DM as a cartoonist/illustrator since his sophomore year. He enjoys creating art, reading, and is a kitten enthusiast.

Jake Thrasher is a junior biochemistry major from Birmingham, Alabama, and the 2016-2017 cartoonist/illustrator. Jake has been working at The DM as a cartoonist/illustrator since his sophomore year. He enjoys creating art and reading. He is a kitten enthusiast.