Saturday, September 18, 2021

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:

  • SMC (NEAR THE GALLEY)
  • THE LIBRARY
  • HASH HALL
  • CAPUTO HALL
  • BREIDENSTINE HALL
  • MCCOMSEY HALL
  • OSBURN HALL
  • HEALTH SERVICES
  • CHRYST HALL

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

We renovated our office over the summer in 2019, adding new furniture, lights, and decorations. After more than a few years of neglect, we cleaned everything, opened up the space by rearranging the furniture, and added a lounge area to provide comfort for our editors and visitors.

Executive team

Shaun Lucas

Editor in Chief

Hello everyone! I've been involved with the Snapper since arriving at MU in Fall of 2019. After beginning as a staff writer, I finished the semester acting as Associate News Editor. Then, I became Associate Opinion Editor in the spring, then to serving Opinion Editor, and now EIC. I've loved my time with The Snapper, as I've learned a lot about writing while creating works I'm especially proud of. The staff is full of fantastic individuals, all I've become quite fond of working with. I am a marketing major, while also attempting to gain a minor certification in journalism. I hope to continue learning about journalism through The Snapper until I graduate in 2023!

Nick Hughes

Managing Editor

Our amazing editors

Kylie Stolzfus

News Editor

Hi! My name is Kylie Stoltzfus, I’m a senior at Millersville majoring in public relations and government affairs, with a minor in journalism. I joined the Snapper during the 2020 presidential election campaign and enjoyed combining all of my studies into articles I could share with the Marauder community. In addition to writing for The Snapper, I am President of Millersville’s PRSSA Chapter and Communications Assistant in the Millersville’s Office of Marketing and Communications. When I’m not writing, you can find me spending time with friends, exploring Lancaster City, or probably watching New Girl.

Kathryn Baker

Opinion Editor

Hello there! My name is Katie Baker and I’m a senior at Millersville majoring in public relations with a minor in journalism. While at Millersville I was an active member of the field hockey team for three years and worked as a Choices Peer Educator for the Center of Health Education and Promotion. In my free time I enjoy watching Star Wars movies, going for long runs, or volunteering in the community. I’m super excited to see what the future holds with The Snapper!

Holdan Hitchcock

Arts and Culture Editor

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 aiding in expanding The Snapper and what we do in the future!

Dante McLeod

Sports Editor

Hello! My name is Dante, and I’m a senior at Millersville. I’m majoring in sports journalism with a minor in public relations. I began working for The Snapper in the summer of 2021 and have also been working for The Writing Center since the Fall of 2019. I’m thankful for both of these opportunities. I feel that these experiences will be beneficial to my writing future. Some hobbies of mine are exercising, watching television, and hanging out with friends and family.

Whitney Walmer

Associate Arts and Culture Editor

Hello! My name is Whitney, and I began my journey with Millersville University of Fall 2020. I am an English and Digital Journalism major. Some things that I love to do in my free time are cooking, baking, hiking, watching movies, and hanging out with my friends.

Trevor Teubner

Associate News Editor

Hello, my name is Trevor! I’m a junior at Millersville majoring in sports journalism. This will be my first semester working for the Snapper, and only my second year as a sports journalism major. I am hopeful that my experiences here will help become an even better writer and help me in my future career!

Kat Delaney

Photography Editor

Heyo! My name is Kat Delaney, I’m a sophomore psychology student at Millersville. I really enjoy taking and editing photos so I joined The Snapper during the fall of my freshman year and never left. I love working with these people, they’re all so much fun and hard working! Every editing session and layout night feels like you’re hanging out with friends instead of doing actual work. I look forward to seeing The Snapper grow and change over time!

^ 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

Julia Meassick

Social Media Coordinator

Hello my name is Julia! I arrived at Millersville in fall of 2019, ready to start my education. I am an Applied Engineering: Graphic Communications major, and I love it! Design and print production has been a longtime love of mine. I create infographics, icons, and various layouts for this club. I truly enjoy being a part of The Snapper family and I can’t wait for what the future has in store for this club and myself!

Our wonderful faculty advisor

Dr. Robert Spicer

Faculty 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).