Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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 & AT ENTRANCE)
  • THE LIBRARY
  • GORDINIER HALL
  • HASH HALL
  • CAPUTO HALL
  • MCCOMSEY HALL
  • HEALTH SERVICES
  • LYLE HALL
  • STAYER HALL
  • AND SELECT OFF-CAMPUS LOCATIONS

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

Hello there, my name is Nick Hughes and I am the Managing editor here at the Snapper. I started a while back, 2016, as the Opinion editor and I have written quite a few articles for The Snapper since then. I had a short stay as features editor before becoming managing editor. One important fact about me that is imperative for you to know is this: Star Wars. I love Star Wars, and I write about my passions a lot so expect more Star Wars. Looking forward to this semester alongside everyone and may the force be with you!

Our amazing editors

News Editor

Morgan Huber

Opinion Editor

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!

Trevor Teubner

Sports Editor

Hello, my name is Trevor! I’m a junior at Millersville majoring in sports journalism. This will be my second 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 junior 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!

Associate Sports Editor

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.

^ 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

Kat Delaney

Social Media Coordinator

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).