Our Fabulous Staff

  • Julia Durstzman '19

    Julia Durstzman ‘19 has had a turbid relationship with the B&S. The Editor-in-Chief tricked her into joining the editorial staff her 2nd year after she lost a game of chess against him. This was complicated by the fact that she thought she was playing checkers. Like Persephone, Julia also made the mistake of eating something in the Publications Office, and now she is only allowed to leave 3 months a year. Which is fine by her as long as she gets her weekly dosage of pail tequila shots. Make no mistake, Julia is an extremely funny and powerful B&S writer and editor. When not at the B&S, she spends her 3 months of freedom doing stand-up, G-Mons, being a theater and political science double major, and trying to decipher the difference between checkers and chess.

  • Nina Galanter '18

    Nina Galanter ’18 sprung into existence after the [2015] Chief Editor and her loyal first mate wished upon a star. Ever since, Nina has valiantly toiled in the B&S dungeons, dealing with the whims of the Senior Editors with grace and dignity. Because joined the Team during her second semester, she knows not of the life outside the walls of the SPARC office. When she is not trapped in InDesign hell, she is trapped in Mathematics major hell. She is, however, exactly where she wants to be. Nina is simply biding her time and gathering strength. Soon she will emerge from her chrysalis, wreaking havoc on our mortal realm.

  • Abraham Mhaidli '17

    Abraham Mhaidli '17 (pronounced MIS-ter NOO-dull) made this entire website singlehandedly, because none of the other editors could be bothered to get off their lazy feet and onto their productive asses to learn to code. But the joke's on them, because as a Computer Science major he will design the software that turns them into Drones of the Postmodern Era. Abraham got into this whole comedy business by accident, when he mistyped "frat" as "fart" and discovered an entirely new realm of humorous possibilities. But outside of all that nonsense, he is a passionate member of RISE Grinnell. After graduation, Abraham hopes to play for his favorite football team, F.C. Barcelona.

  • Aaron Weerasinghe '17

    Aaron Weerasinghe ’17 has lived and breathed it all at the B&S. After walking in on a meeting as a first year by accident and feeling too awkward to leave, Aaron enjoyed a wild 2 years writing for and being on the board of the B&S. Tired of fame, he decided to take a break from the stardom life and retire to South Africa, a stint which only lasted six months before realizing those he left in charge of the B&S were clueless incompetents and that he was needed back in Grinnell to save the populous from the threat of boredom and the S&B. He's been at the B&S ever since. When not working for the B&S, Aaron Weerasinghe enjoys being the merciless overlord of the Weekly Pub Quiz, as well as researching unorthodox remixes and covers of popular songs, writing extremely advanced and deeply thematic young adult vampiric gothic literature, and making cupcakes.

  • Sophie Kornbluh (Dearly Departed Into The Boring Real World. How Dare They.) '16

    Sophie Kornbluh is a fourth year biology major from Evanston, Illinois. Sophie became a B&S writer in their first year because someone coerced them to sign up for the B&S email list. During their time at Grinnell Sophie has continued this tradition with countless clueless n00bs. Sophie is passionate about their role as editor of the Grinnell B&S because it allows them to wield arbitrary power over the student body. Aside from their editorial duties, Sophie is a member of the Infinite Coincidence improv group, an avid conspiracy knowist, a staff member at the Grinnell College Libraries, and an all around super genuine person. After their inevitable departure from the B&S, Sophie hopes to start a nonprofit organization promoting satirical media in New Zealand in order to help less comedically privileged communities.