Peggy is majoring in English and minoring in media studies. She was born in Florida and grew up in Pennsylvania and New York. Peggy enjoys traveling, reading books, attending concerts, watching films, practicing yoga and learning French in her free time. In the future, she hopes to live and work in a big, international and exciting city.
Katie is a junior majoring in digital journalism and double minoring in creative writing and Spanish. She lived in Budapest, Hungary for three years and developed a passion for traveling and meeting new people while living abroad. She enjoys reading, running and getting tattoos in her free time. She hopes to be an editor and a published author one day.
Nevaeh is a junior majoring in English. She loves to read and is especially a sucker for young-adult romance. When she is not reading, she can be found playing computer games with her friends or watching anime. Nevaeh plans to pursue a career in the publishing industry as a copy editor.
Jack is a sophomore studying philosophy and Arabic. He was born in Arkansas and grew up in Richmond. During his free time he loves cooking Lebanese food, reading all sorts of books and exploring the city on his bike. In his future he hopes to travel and pursue a career as an international reporter.
Thailon is a junior majoring in mass communications with a concentration in journalism. He is a huge sports fan who enjoys watching all kinds of sports and also playing them as well. In his free time, Thailon enjoys watching TV shows, playing video games and spending time with friends. He hopes to become a sports journalist who represents the game properly!
Emily is a senior majoring in mass communications with a concentration in public relations. Emily was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Northern Virginia. She has had a passion for writing for as long as she can remember and loves exploring the arts and culture of RVA! In her free time, you can find Emily practicing yoga or exploring the trails of the James River.
OPINIONS AND HUMOR EDITOR
Dylan is a junior majoring in English. He was born and raised in Lexington, Virginia where he worked on both his high school and local newspapers. He is interested in writing humor and drawing comics among other things, and spends most of his spare time watching films or collecting comics and books he will most likely never have the time to read.
Arrick is a junior majoring in mass communications with a concentration in journalism. Arrick is a multifaceted journalist, photographer and filmmaker. He is also an avid sports fan who enjoys watching The Office, taking pictures and listening to music. Arrick hopes to one day have a career involving documenting Black lives across America using film and photography.
Andrew is a multimedia journalist double majoring in digital journalism and economics and minoring in political science. Andrew is passionate about all forms of art and media. He hopes to meet all kinds of people with diverse perspectives throughout his career. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing obscure video games and cooking big meals for his friends.
Killian is a junior majoring in communication arts with a certificate in product innovation. In her free time, she enjoys doodling, watching — but never finishing — TV shows, reading and going on walks. Killian plans to eventually help illustrate more stories as a visual development artist.
Solimar Santoyo — Art Director
Solimar is an award winning artist, originally from Chicago. She is a senior graphic design major. In her free time, Solimar enjoys yoga, writing, improv, hosting on the radio, thrifting and exploring Richmond. A career as an Art Director in the world of advertising or the beauty industry excites her the most.
Victor Romanko — Designer
Victor is a sophomore majoring in kinetic imaging with a focus in 3D design and animation. Alongside his studies, Victor spends his free time making posters, taking pictures on old digicams and biking around Richmond. Victor hopes to one day have a creative advertising career involving music, clothing or the gaming industry.
Olivia McCabe — Designer
Olivia is a senior majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in Scientific Illustration. She aspires to work in the publication industry, the scientific community, and/or the game design industry. When she’s not illustrating or designing, she is at home with her cat or looking at a bug outside.
Gabe Molina — Designer
Gabe is a senior double majoring in Graphic Design and Creative Advertising. In addition to working at The Commonwealth Times, he also is a graphic designer at MITRE, one of the leading non-for-profit organizations supporting various U.S. government agencies. He is currently working on designing a book on women’s health for the NIH. In his free time he enjoys drawing portraiture, trying new food, and playing fetch with his dog Daisy.