The Bunion is a satire news publication for the Boston University community created by Kevin Flynn on September 6th, 2012. The Bunion is meant for entertainment purposes only. All sources and quotes are fabricated. The use of the names or likenesses of notable Boston University figures or students is entirely fictional and for satirical purposes. Any resemblance to actual events is coincidental.

The Bunion is a registered student organization at Boston University under the Deerfield Road. The Bunion does not receive any funding from the university, and any content published by The Bunion is not representative of the views of the university.

See the full list of people who have contributed to The Bunion here.


SPRING 2021 STAFF

  • Aidan Donovan

    Staff Writer

  • Aiden Cliff

    Marketing Staff

  • Alex Schaffer

    Staff Writer

  • Ali Harrison

    Copy Editor

  • Alice Wang

    Marketing Staff

  • Amanda Levitt

    Staff Writer

  • Anna Kate Fahey

    Bupdate Coordinator, Staff Editor and Staff Writer

  • Anna Schoff

    Quiz Editor

  • Ashley Vitarelli

    Staff Writer

  • Avery Lender

    Staff Writer and Editor

  • Bailey Ellis

    Staff Writer

  • Caitlyn Kelley

    Copywriter

  • Caroline Koehl

    Managing Editor

  • Charles Fuss

    Marketing Staff

  • Charlie McMahon

    Marketing Staff

  • Chris Capaccio

    Quiz Staff

  • CJ Zachara

    Assignment Editor

  • Claire Paul

    Quiz Staffer

  • Codell Christensen

    Marketing Staff

  • Cristina Thorson

    Staff Writer

  • Daniel Kool

    Staff Writer

  • Daniel Ronkin

    Associate Marketing Director

  • David Simon

    Photo Editor

  • Emily Parker

    Staff Writer

  • Emma Murphy

    Staff Writer

  • Emma Quarequio

    The Pinky Toe Co-Editor in Chief, The Bunion Secretary, Staff Writer & Editor

  • Emmy Sawch

    Staff Writer & Photos

  • Evan Denenberg

    Staff Writer

  • Fatemeh Khanmohammadi

    Marketing Staff

  • Fiona Broadie

    Staff Writer

  • Grace Donahue

    Staff Writer

  • Grace O’Brien

    Staff Writer

  • Heather Hayes

    Marketing Staff

  • Ian Aquino

    Staff Writer

  • Isabella Reish

    Associate Quiz Editor

  • Jacob Nesson

    Associate Assignment Editor and Staff Writer

  • Jameson Beckman

    Staff Writer

  • Jillian Degrandt

    Marketing Staff

  • Kate Schwenn

    Quiz Staff

  • Katherine Wright

    Staff Writer

  • Laura Braudis

    Staff Writer

  • Lauren Kelmar

    Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder of The Pinky Toe

  • Liam Grogan

    Staff Writer and Editor

  • Lili Culhane

    Staff Writer

  • Lily Dales

    Secretary & Staff Editor

  • Lindsay Bizenov

    Staff Writer

  • Luciano Foranoce

  • Maddy Schmidt

    Staff Editor & Co-Founder of The Pinky Toe

  • Maggie Vatter

    Staff Writer

  • Maria Mavrogenes

    Staff Writer

  • Marilyn Rutecki

    Marketing Staff

  • Max Brown

    Marketing Staff

  • Maxine Hsiung

    Special Projects Staffer

  • Maxwell Pociask

    Staff Writer

  • Maya Bhat

    The Pinky Toe Co-Editor in Chief, Digital Copywriting, Staff Writer & Editor

  • Michael Yue

    Photo Staff

  • Patrick Boese

    Treasurer

  • Patrick Snyder

    Marketing Staff

  • Priscilla Pak

    Staff Writer

  • Reid Phillips

    Special Projects Co-Coordinator

  • Sabrina Rollings

    Social Media Editor

  • Samantha Dilsheimer

    Special Projects Co-Coordinator

  • Samantha Vatalaro

    Staff Editor

  • Sarah Valger

  • Serena Ata

    Staff Writer

  • Shannon Damiano

    Copy Editor

  • Simone Velasquez

    Staff Writer

  • Sophia Stio

    Staff Writer

  • Thomas Silver

    Staff Writer

  • Tiana Gallagher

    Staff Writer

  • Vlad Rada

    Photo Staff & Special Projects

Aidan Donovan

Staff Writer

Aidan is a Sophomore in CAS majoring in International Relations. He owns a random fact of the day calendar and is actively pursuing a lava lamp collection.

Aiden Cliff

Marketing Staff

Freshman studying Econ in CAS and KHC. Coerced into the bunion by Alexa. I have yet to propose a marketing idea that hasn’t got shut down.

Alex Schaffer

Staff Writer

Alex is a graduate student from West Virginia studying in the MS Television program. The first concert she attended was Bruce Springsteen when she was 8, so she has a really strong fist pump.

Ali Harrison

Copy Editor

Ali Harrison is a junior studying public relations in COM. Her claim to fame is choking on a chickpea.

Alice Wang

Marketing Staff

Alice is a Junior in the Questrom School of Business concentrating in Information Systems and Retailing. She enjoys creating art and ice skating in her free time. She will frequently quote Bojack Horseman.

Amanda Levitt

Staff Writer

Anna Kate Fahey

Bupdate Coordinator, Staff Editor and Staff Writer

Anna Kate is a Junior studying Film & Television. She has two names in order to fit in twice the personality.

Anna Schoff

Quiz Editor

Anna is a Junior studying Linguistics in CAS. She’s from one of the livable parts of New Jersey.

Ashley Vitarelli

Staff Writer

Ashley is a Junior from Connecticut studying Film and Television. She hopes to one day join the circus. Cirque du Soleil is preferable, but she is not picky.

Avery Lender

Staff Writer and Editor

Avery is a Sophomore from NYC studying Film and TV. She likes long walks to the Baystate dining hall.

Bailey Ellis

Staff Writer

Bailey Ellis is a Sophomore studying Psychology from Portland, Oregon. One Direction is her passion, and sweatpants are her fashion.

Caitlyn Kelley

Copywriter

Caitlyn Kelley is a junior-transfer student studying Journalism in COM. She chose to attend BU because she’s a glutton for punishment.

Caroline Koehl

Managing Editor

Caroline Koehl is a Junior from Minneapolis, MN. She is studying International Relations and Environmental Analysis & Policy. She works closely with Shannon Damiano. She hates Shannon Damiano.

Charles Fuss

Marketing Staff

Charles is a sophomore from New York studying Advertising. Though he may only appear to be a really handsome, funny, and intelligent guy, he is surprisingly humble for someone so dang handsome.

Charlie McMahon

Marketing Staff

Freshman studying human physiology. I thought this was a bunion support group, now I’m on the marketing team…

Chris Capaccio

Quiz Staff

Chris is a Junior in CAS from New York, studying dentistry. He unironically enjoys using Android like the outlier he is.

CJ Zachara

Assignment Editor

CJ is a Senior in COM studying Film and Television. He is from Maplewood, New Jersey.

Claire Paul

Quiz Staffer

Claire Paul is a freshman from Chicago in CGS. In her free time, she enjoys reading and maintaining a general air of superiority.

Codell Christensen

Marketing Staff

Cristina Thorson

Staff Writer

Cristina is from Lexington, KY. She may or may not have a superiority complex from her name being spelled without an ‘h’.

Daniel Kool

Staff Writer

Daniel Kool is a Freshman from Minnesota studying Journalism. He plays the banjo but hopes you won’t judge him for it.

Daniel Ronkin

Associate Marketing Director

My name is Daniel Ronkin. I am a senior Biology Major and Economics Minor, on a pre-dental path. I am an avid entrepreneur and work in the beverage industry. I am a lover of all foods, especially sweets, and swear by the words, “live life with a purpose!”

David Simon

Photo Editor

A former math major and a current illiterate, David Simon is a journalism major for reasons that elude him. As a Boston University student, he does photography for The Bunion, as well as act in shows on campus, write for other news organizations, and fail classes.

Emily Parker

Staff Writer

Emily recently moved to Boston from Wisconsin to earn her M.S. in Television Writing and Producing here at BU. Her main focus is comedy, but she’s also very dedicated to marrying rich one day. Please reach out if you know anything about raising hamsters; her fur-son Winston will not let her cuddle him, and it’s really damaging her self-esteem

Emma Murphy

Staff Writer

Emma is CGS ’24. Hater of Socrates and tulips.

Emma Quarequio

The Pinky Toe Co-Editor in Chief, The Bunion Secretary, Staff Writer & Editor

Emma is a Sociocultural Anthropology major in the CAS Class of 2023 from Miami, Florida. She is a veteran emo kid and has a running list of all the mispronunciations of her last name. Stan List: Taylor Swift.

Emmy Sawch

Staff Writer & Photos

Emmy is currently a Sophomore, double majoring in political science and film/tv, and trying to fit in a minor in deaf studies. Her favorite pastime is lying to her relatives about her major.

Evan Denenberg

Staff Writer

Fatemeh Khanmohammadi

Marketing Staff

Fiona Broadie

Staff Writer

Grace Donahue

Staff Writer

Grace is a Freshman in CGS, so yes she’s very confused on what she’s doing. Really, someone go help her; she got lost in the GSU.

Grace O’Brien

Staff Writer

Grace O’Brien is a Freshman in COM (‘24) from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She is majoring in journalism because her childhood celebrity crush was Anderson Cooper.

Heather Hayes

Marketing Staff

Received a lifetime ban from Jewish Penicillin.

Ian Aquino

Staff Writer

Ian Aquino is an FTV and advertising major who loves making people laugh to assuage his own crippling insecurities.

Isabella Reish

Associate Quiz Editor

Isabella Reish (COM ’24) is a film and television student with a gift for bringing Twilight into any conversation.

Jacob Nesson

Associate Assignment Editor and Staff Writer

Jacob is CAS ’23 and from Eaton, Massachusetts. He is on the borderline of having CTE, which is pretty apparent in his writing and life.

Jameson Beckman

Staff Writer

Jillian Degrandt

Marketing Staff

Jillian is a sophomore from Watertown, WI, studying Film and TV, Advertising, and Psychology. When she’s not working on shows for BUTV10 or studying, she likes exploring the city and eating french fries.

Kate Schwenn

Quiz Staff

Katherine Wright

Staff Writer

Katherine Wright is a Senior studying Film & TV and English who dreams of spontaneously winning a Harry-Potter-themed trivia night one day.

Laura Braudis

Staff Writer

Lauren Kelmar

Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder of The Pinky Toe

Lauren is a Senior from Palo Alto, CA studying Film and Television. She Co-Founded The Pinky Toe with Maddy Schmidt. She hates Maddy Schmidt.

Liam Grogan

Staff Writer and Editor

Liam Grogan is a Sophomore in COM studying Film/TV, but if his parents ask he’s studying business in Questrom…

Lili Culhane

Staff Writer

Lili is a freshman in COM studying TV and Film. She is from Wellesley, MA.

Lily Dales

Secretary & Staff Editor

Lily Dales (CAS ’21) is an English and history major from Dallas, TX. Catch her accidentally falling on Comm Ave (she’s quirky and can’t help it). If you are going to speak to her in Spanish, please address her in the formal “usted.”

Lindsay Bizenov

Staff Writer

Luciano Foranoce

Maddy Schmidt

Staff Editor & Co-Founder of The Pinky Toe

Maddy Schmidt is a Senior from New Jersey studying Film & TV. She Co-Founded The Pinky Toe with Lauren Kelmar. She hates Lauren Kelmar.

Maggie Vatter

Staff Writer

Maggie is a Junior studying International Relations and Spanish. She is nothing but a speck of dust in the grand scheme of things.

Maria Mavrogenes

Staff Writer

Maria Mavrogenes  (COM ‘23) is a sophomore (and a Libra) from San Jose, CA studying public relations. You can find her at CVS buying Sprite Zero.

Marilyn Rutecki

Marketing Staff

Marilyn is a sophomore studying political science and environmental science and her only talent is knowing the ad libs to Migos songs.

Max Brown

Marketing Staff

Maxine Hsiung

Special Projects Staffer

Maxine Hsiung is a first-year neuroscience major from NYC. She loves animals and enjoys running along the Charles River.

Maxwell Pociask

Staff Writer

Maya Bhat

The Pinky Toe Co-Editor in Chief, Digital Copywriting, Staff Writer & Editor

Maya is a sophomore from Seattle, WA studying Film and Television. Her go-to late night snack is baby carrots, but only the skinny ones.

Michael Yue

Photo Staff

Patrick Boese

Treasurer

Patrick Snyder

Marketing Staff

Patrick is from Boston and enjoys the finer things in life like French wine, a good book you can really get into, and criticising everything with unfounded evidence. He was coerced into joining the Bunion team but is happy to be here.

Priscilla Pak

Staff Writer

Priscilla Pak (ENG ‘24) likes to overburden herself for “funsies.” Her dream career is writing Elon Musk’s tweets. If you see her lurking around campus, help is available. Contact the hotline at 800-420-SEXY.

Reid Phillips

Special Projects Co-Coordinator

Reid Phillips is a Junior studying Film & TV (yikes). When not writing about BU’s rat-to-cone ratio, she can be found on the third floor of Mugar, wherever there’s an outlet.

Sabrina Rollings

Social Media Editor

Sabrina is a senior Film and Television major from Norwalk, Connecticut. At BU Sabrina is also a COM Ambassador, an active member of BU On Broadway, a member of Allegrettos, a YouTube Team member for Her Campus BU, and not overwhelmed at all! She looks forward to marrying rich.

Samantha Dilsheimer

Special Projects Co-Coordinator

Sam is a Junior from Philadelphia studying Film/TV. She likes piña coladas, getting caught in the rain, and bad 70s music.

Samantha Vatalaro

Staff Editor

Sam is a sophomore from Saratoga Springs, NY majoring in Film & TV, and, well, you know what they say.

Sarah Valger

Serena Ata

Staff Writer

Shannon Damiano

Copy Editor

Shannon Damiano is a Junior from New Jersey studying Media Science. She works closely with Caroline Koehl. She hates Caroline Koehl.

Simone Velasquez

Staff Writer

Simone is a Junior from South Texas studying Archaeology. While she self identifies a reformed Hot Cheeto Girl turned Astrology Girl, her personality is most akin to that of a cat who won’t stop trying to eat plastic.

Sophia Stio

Staff Writer

Sophia is a Junior studying Film and TV. Her favorite things include Christine Baranski and Christine Baranski, but are not limited to Christine Baranski.

Thomas Silver

Staff Writer

Tom is a Sophomore from the NYC area studying Linguistics in CAS. He likes maps.

Tiana Gallagher

Staff Writer

Tiana is a sophomore sociology major with minors in public health and business. Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Wawa is her one true love. 

Vlad Rada

Photo Staff & Special Projects


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Special Thanks To
Quinn Boyes (COM ‘13)
Martin Nolan (COM ‘13)
Jason Weitzman (COM ‘13)
Kevin Flynn (CAS ‘14)
Ian Blau (COM ‘15)
Jasper Craven (COM ‘15)
Marc Finn (COM ’16)
Grace Condon (COM ’18)
Karli Marulli (COM ’19)
Ethan Brown (CAS/COM ’21)
Timothy Choi (COM ’21)

Web Design By
Ethan Brown (COM/CAS ‘21)

Created By
Kevin Flynn (CAS ‘14)