An Introduction to LUMINA XV Senior Staff!

Get to know the Sarah Lawrence graduate students behind LUMINA XV!

Sarah Dean--Editor-in-Chief
Sarah Dean–Editor-in-Chief

If you were an animal, what would you be?
Cuttlefish

What’s the best comfort food for you?
My grandmother’s mashed potatoes

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
This

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
The Sanderson sisters

What do you think you’re the best at?
Dare you to challenge me at Mad Gab

Tory Provazza--Managing Editor
Tory Provazza–Managing Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A giraffe

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Macaroni & Cheese (the boxed kind)

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock-knock.
Who’s There?
Olive
Olive Who?
Olive you!
….(ba dum chh)

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Rhett Butler, T.S. Garp, and Elizabeth Bennet

What do you think you’re the best at?
Netflix

Katie Bonadies--Executive Editor
Katie Bonadies–Executive Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A fox, quiet and cunning.

What’s the best comfort food for you?
A dumpling in any form.

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange you glad you know me?

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Scarlett O’Hara, Gone With the Wind
Santiago, The Old Man and the Sea
Japhy Ryder, The Dharma Bums

What do you think you’re the best at?
Listening.

Steven Wolf--Fiction Editor
Steven Wolf–Fiction Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
Put to sleep for biting a child.

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Channing Tatum.

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock-knock.
Who’s there?
“It’s Channing Tatum.”
Yes, I know.

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
A Magic Mike stripper, Sailor Moon, that fat mouse from Cinderella.

What do you think you’re best at?
Using humor to hide the crushing realization that there’s nothing I can do at this point to earn my father’s approval. Pet portraiture.

Melanie Anagnos--Nonfiction Editor
Melanie Anagnos–Nonfiction Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
Too many choices.

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Taylor Ham, Egg and Cheese on a Roll.

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock-knock.
Who’s there?
To.
To Who?
To Whom.

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Babette (Babette’s Feast ) Because she is an amazing chef.
Augustus Walters (The Fault in Our Stars) So he could still be with us.
Francie Nolan (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) To find out who she grew up to be.

What do you think you’re the best at?
Nagging (Apparently, I’m exceptional. Ask my family).

Marie Marandola--Poetry Editor
Marie Marandola–Poetry Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A baby goat

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Provence Rooibos tea, brewed for seven minutes and sweetened with agave.

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Orange you glad I didn’t say banana? (That’s less favorite knock-knock joke, more I just like produce imagery.)

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Mal Reynolds. America Chavez. Zack Morris. Not at the same time.

What do you think you’re the best at?
I give the best advice that I don’t take and make the best cheesecake that I don’t eat.

Celeste Hackenberg--Art Director
Celeste Hackenberg–Art Director

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A stray cat

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Pasta with spinach, mushrooms, and tofu drizzled in olive oil and garlic

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock-knock. Who’s there? Dwayne! Dwayne who? Dwayne the bathtub, I’m drowning.

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and yet to come

What do you think you’re the best at?
Overthinking things

Samuel Hoagland--Translations Editor
Samuel Hoagland–Translations Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A koala, I’m told.

What’s the best comfort food for you?
The densest, chewiest, most chocolatey of brownies.

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
N/A

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Eugenides of Eddis, Cimorene of Linderwall, and Howell Jenkins.

What do you think you’re the best at?
Whistling.

Skye Davis--Multimedia Editor
Skye Davis–Multimedia Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
Who says I’m not!

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Pizza with pineapple

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Boo.
Boo who?
Don’t cry, it’s just a knock-knock joke!

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Mrs. Ramsay, Toad from Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad, and any of the Baudelaire siblings

What do you think you’re the best at?
Showing my dog affection

John Vineyard--Digital Editor
John Vineyard–Digital Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
Beluga whale

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Tex-Mex with hot-hot-hot salsa

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock-knock.
Go away!

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Willy Wonka, Valentine Michael Smith, The Dude

What do you think you’re the best at?
Thinking for hours about abstract things that have no practical relevance to my life in the real, touchable, everyday world.

Chris Robbie--Marketing Director
Chris Robbie–Marketing Director

If you were an animal, what would you be?
Jaguar (British pronunciation).

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Potatoes: baked, mashed, you name it.

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
A broken pencil.
A broken pencil who?
Never mind. It’s pointless.

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Wanda von Dunajew (Venus in Furs), Paul Denton (The Rules of Attraction), and Marco Polo (Invisible Cities).

What do you think you’re the best at?
Peer pressuring.

Rachel Gold--Fundraising Director
Rachel Gold–Fundraising Director

If you were an animal, what would you be?
Dolphin

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Easy-mac

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Who
Who Who?
l Didn’t know you were an owl!

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Albus Dumbledore, Blue van Meer and Lucille Bluth

What do you think you’re the best at?
Procrastinating

Christina Ta--Fiction Contest Coordinator
Christina Ta–Fiction Contest Coordinator

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A wolf.

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Jasmine white rice with my grandmother’s home-cooked, slow braised pork belly with boiled eggs and her spinach soup thrown on top.

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock-knock.
I don’t have one…

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Jo March, Jon Snow, and Hermione Granger

What do you think you’re the best at?
Watching Broadway and singing show-tunes off key in the shower.

Will Walawender--Blog Editor
Will Walawender–Blog Editor

If you were an animal, what would you be?
Golden Retriever

What’s the best comfort food for you?
Burrito with brown rice, barbacoa, no beans, red and green salsa, cheese, lettuce, and guac out the wazoo.

What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
Knock-knock.
Come in.

What 3 fictional characters would you want to have over for dinner?
Sansa Stark, Kate Kane (aka Batwoman), and The Wicked Witch of the West

What do you think you’re the best at?
Napping

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