AJ Stoughton, Editor-in-Chief 

AJ is a sophomore in the college at Columbia University, where he is double majoring in American Studies and English. He is also Vice President of Columbia’s chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, and Editor-in-Chief at The Columbia Review. He writes mostly about issues of democracy, American politics and society, Jewishness in American and global contexts, and the arts. He is an avid rap fan, and his poetry has been published in Quarto Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, and The Eunoia Review. You can follow him on Twitter @AJStoughton.


Yeye KysarEditor 

Is a sophomore in the college at Columbia University.

Blake Eatonwriter

Blake Eaton is a sophomore at the University of Texas at Dallas majoring in Political Science. Since middle school, Blake has had a fascination with the law and has dedicated much of his time to studying the structural flaws in the criminal justice system. Blake has competed in Mock Trial for the last four years at the high school and undergraduate levels and has spent the past year screening potential wrongful convictions for the Innocence Project of Texas.


Anika Benkovwriter

Anika is a sophomore undergraduate at Columbia University.  Her interests outside of writing include filmmaking, theatre, singing, and environmental biology.


Kai-Erik Jensenwriter 

Kai-Erik Jensen is a Brazilian-American studying political economy, philosophy, and new media at NYU Abu Dhabi.  He strives to explore fresh paradigms in economics, government, and education to revitalize stagnant debate.


Benji de la Piedrawriter

Benji de la Piedra is a senior at Columbia University majoring in American Studies and a proud native of Washington DC. He enjoys sharing good food and good music with good friends. Benji probably hasn’t thought enough yet about his plans post-graduation, but he would like to spend his life as some kind of educator.

Chris Bousquetwriter

Chris Bousquet is a sophomore government and philosophy double major at Hamilton College, but also dabbles in Physics and Math. He tutors at the college’s writing center and plays on the varsity golf team. Chris hails from the snowy hills of Syracuse, NY and attended high school at Christian Brothers Academy, where he was involved in student government and peer tutoring. Having interned in the District Office of Representative Dan Maffei, Chris has firsthand experience with constituent service and congressional governance. Other interests include music, as Chris sings and plays guitar in a band, downhill skiing and international politics.

Jack Bevacquawriter

Jack Bevacqua is an undergraduate freshman studying Political Science at American University in Washington, DC. His primary area of interest lies at the intersection of politics, economics, and culture.


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