Staff

Managing Editor: Jake Scott

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Originally from New Jersey, Jake is a third year studying English Literature, Statistics, and Classics. When he isn’t busy managing Euphony’s presence inside and outside the university, Jake spends his time writing, filmmaking, and going to see (almost) every Chicago sports team lose. His most recent read is The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov. Although controversial, he maintains that his favorite type of cookie is oatmeal raisin.

 

Poetry Editor: Mahathi Ayyagari

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Mahathi is a fourth year studying Economics, South Asian Studies, and Human Rights. She is originally from New Jersey. Mahathi is currently reading the Collected Works of Carl Sandburg, Anna Karenina, and poetry by Rumi. Her interests revolve around folk music, poetry (obviously!), zumba, and singing with friends. Mahathi’s favorite animal? Cats!

 

Prose Editor: Ben Shafer

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Ben Shafer is a third year in the College, studying Geophysical Sciences and Spanish. Despite having grown up in Michigan and and spending his life in the Midwest, he enjoys mountain hiking and exploring the diverse natural landscapes of the U.S. In addition to prose review for Euphony, he serves as president of his House and Residence Hall Councils. His favorite books include Don Quixote and Siddhartha, while some of his more recent reads are Weber’s Protestant Ethic, Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and Thoreau’s “Walking.”

 

Events Chair: Orliana Morag

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Orliana Morag is a second year honors student at the University of Chicago studying History, Creative Writing, and English Language and Literature. Formerly an instrumental major at New York City’s “Fame” high school, Orliana has shifted her focus away from music and is now serving as a staff member and events coordinator on Euphony, the University of Chicago’s oldest literary journal. Though her extracurriculars have been adjusted so as to better prepare her for a literary career, what has carried over from high school is her love for community service and humanitarian work. When not drowning in homework or volunteer-work, Orliana surfaces to read, write, play ukulele, study French and Hebrew, and compile a database of useless trivia in order to achieve her lifetime goal of answering questions faster than Google.

 

Outreach Chair: Annabella Archacki

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Native to Austin, Texas, Annabella Archacki is a third year studying the History and Philosophy of Science. Her interests include sustainability, science fiction, 19th century French and Russian literature, Spanish, and French. Her favorite authors are Arundhati Roy, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Elena Ferrante. She likes goats and languishing. She best likes languishing around goats. One day, she hopes to be able to effortlessly open doors.

Editor-at-Large: Miles White

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Miles White has been with Euphony throughout his four years in the College — in years past, he served as a Staff Member and Poetry Co-Editor. He juggles his work with Euphony with a BA Thesis on Biblical translation for the History Department. His favorite authors are John Steinbeck, George Saunders, and Matt Fraction. In his free time Miles writes songs, poems, and plays, and dabbles in languages, both natural and artificial.

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