Staff Bios

Executive Editor:

Jen Cooper is a junior journalism major and a creative writing minor. She hopes to have her own column on the opinion pages someday. She likes indie and alternative rock and is an active piccolo player in the SOSB Marching Band. Jen has been a member of the Independent editors since her freshman year, and one time talked to Anderson Cooper about journalism. When she isn’t swamped with essays, she can be found at Sephora buying more makeup than she needs, cuddling her kitten Holly, using the oxford comma, and reading Harry Potter.

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Managing Editor:


Diamond Bridges: My name is Diamond Bridges and I’m the Listicles Editor for the Indie. I’m currently a junior Journalism major and Digital Arts minor. In the future I hope to work for either and online publication or through broadcast, so that’s why I feel like the Indie is the right place for me. Outside of journalism, I like dancing, listening to music, playing video games and watching anime. (Because I’m a nerd). 

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News Editor: 

Vaidik Trivedi



Reviews Editor:

Ria Kar



Copy Editor:

Dara Bahk is the Indie’s 5’7” copy editor who is not only virtually blind without her glasses but also hard of hearing. When she is not scrolling through memes, one will most likely find her at Starbucks either chugging down espresso shots, working behind the counter or both. The junior is currently studying psychology and sociology with a minor in creative writing, and she aspires to study infants in the future. In her free time, Dara enjoys binge-reading Jane Austen’s novels, taking steps to reduce her ecological footprint and napping with her dog, BMW.

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