Staff & About
The purpose of The Snapper shall be to disseminate Millersville University and the surrounding community news concerning students, faculty, administration and staff in an unbiased and unprejudiced manner and to facilitate expression of the attitudes and ideas of the student body and faculty, administration and staff.
—The Snapper Constitution
The Snapper publishes 6-8 issues per semester, delivered to newsstands Wednesday evening for the Thursday edition. Our newspapers are currently located in the following places:
The Snapper invites any and all contributions from students, faculty and staff of Millersville University, and we accept staff applications regardless of major. If you'd like to join, please click on the apply page at the top of the screen.
Our office: SMC 015
Jared HamelothEditor in Chief
Hey, thanks for checking out our new website! I’m Jared. I started attending Millersville in 2016, and I’m graduating very soon! I have been with the Snapper since my second semester at MU, and I’ve loved every day of it. I plan on going into communications, and currently have an internship lined up at Masonic Villages in their public relations department. Although my time at the Snapper and MU has been great, I’m excited to move into professional projects and continue to expand my horizons in the field.
Julia WaltersManaging Editor
Hi, I’m Julia! I’m a senior at Millersville and I’m currently the Managing Editor for The Snapper. I started at Millersville in Fall 2016 and started writing for the paper during my Spring 2017 semester. I started as an English major but then switched to Digital Journalism once I realized I loved writing and being involved with The Snapper. After graduation, I hope to get a position within the field of Communications. I’m sad to leave my school and my Snapper family, but I’m looking forward to the future!
Colin Vanden BergHead Copy Editor
Our amazing editors
Kat VirulaNews Editor
Chloe BarrettAssociate News Editor
Shaun LucasOpinion Editor
Holdan HitchcockAssociate Opinion Editor
Sydney ClarkFeatures Editor
Carly O’NeillAssociate Features Editor
Jake MarkoffAssociate Features Editor
Josh RittbergArts & Culture Editor
Rachel LaughlinAssociate Arts & Culture Editor
Jared KishSports Editor
Brian MarkleyAssociate Sports Editor
Caleb WolfeAssociate Sports Editor
^ Full editor biographies can be found on each section's page, accessed through the main menu at the top of the page ^
Social media & business team
Jimmeaha MackSocial Media Coordinator
Holdan HitchcockBusiness Manager
Howdy! I’m Holdan, a transfer student from CCAC in Pittsburgh, I joined both Millersville University and The Snapper in the Spring 2020 semester. I am also a member of the PRSSA group at Millersville University. Currently, I am majoring in Communications with a focus in Public Relations. In my free time I enjoy making obscure movie references, watching Psych, and hanging out playing Nintendo. I look forward to expanding The Snapper and what we do in the future!
Logan HamelothDistribution Manager
Our wonderful faculty advisor
Dr. Robert SpicerFaculty Advisor
Dr. Robert N. Spicer, Associate Professor of Communication at Millersville University, is the faculty advisor for The Snapper. His primary area of research is in media and political culture. His dissertation, which he defended in June of 2014 at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information, is titled The Discourses and Practices of Political Deception: From Campaigns to Cable to the Courts.
Spicer’s secondary area of research is in emerging media and philosophy of technology. His research has been published in books and journals such as Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology and the Journal of Media Education. He also authored the book Free Speech and False Speech: Political Deception and its Legal Limits (or lack thereof) for Palgrave (April 2018).