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.


FALL 2019 STAFF

  • Abisola Akinsete

    Associate Podcast Editor, Producer of Dunces & Dragons

  • Ahmin Thornhill

    Photo Staff

  • Alex LaSalvia

    Pete's — Actor (Cal)

  • Alexa Lipkin

    Marketing Director

  • Anchita Khurana

    Dunces & Dragons — Session & Gameplay Content Advisor

  • Anna Kate Fahey

    Staff Writer

  • Anna Schoff

    Staff Writer

  • Arianna Ortiz

    Pete's — Advertising & PR

  • Avery Lender

    Staff Writer

  • Brendan Dunphy

    Staff Writer

  • Carissa Wang

    Pete's — Lighting

  • Caroline Bohnenberger

    Pete's — Actor (Bonnie)

  • Caroline Koehl

    Staff Editor

  • Cassie Berta

    Photo Staff

  • Chase Madden

    Assignment Editor

  • CJ Zachara

    Staff Editor

  • Daniel Dash

    Pete's — Actor (Logan)

  • Daniel Kool

    Staff Writer

  • Daniel Ronkin

    Marketing Staff

  • Ella Morgan

    Staff Writer

  • Emma Cowan

    Dunces & Dragons — Sound

  • Hannah Petosa

    Editor & Weekly Bupdate Coordinator

  • Hannah Yoshinga

    Photo Staff

  • Harry Dam

    Photo Staff

  • Heather Hayes

    Marketing Staff

  • Iya Hawkins

    Secretary

  • Jacob Cohen

    Photo Editor

  • Jillian Degrandt

    Marketing Staff

  • Joshua Cram

    Staff Writer

  • Kacia Cheung

    Pete's — Advertising & PR

  • Karen Martinez Novoa

    Staff Writer, Photo Staff

  • Kate Anderson

    Staff Writer, Marketing Staff

  • Khloe Katende

    Dunces & Dragons — Player

  • Lauren Kelmar

    Copy Editor

  • Layla Wickwire

    Producer

  • Liam Grogan

    Staff Writer

  • Lily Dales

    Staff Writer

  • Lora Galich

    Pete's — Sound

  • Maddy Mermelstein

    Staff Editor

  • Maddy Schmidt

    Managing Editor

  • Malaika Moyer

    Pete's — Script Supervisor

  • Marilyn Rutecki

    Marketing Staff

  • Megan Antone

    Producer of Pete's

  • Megan Barnett

    Pete's — Actor (Olivia)

  • Michael Chen

    Dunces & Dragons — Player

  • Michael Washington

    Dunces & Dragons — Player

  • Niya Doyle

    Dunces & Dragons — Session & Gameplay Content Advisor

  • Olivia Fumiatti

    Pete's — Actor (Lauri)

  • Pablo Cordon

    Associate Video Editor, Producer of Pete's

  • Patrick Snyder

    Marketing Staff

  • Robert Branning

    Special Projects Editor, Producer of BunionWars

  • Sam Lurie

    Marketing Staff

  • Samantha Dilsheimer

    Quiz Editor

  • Samantha Vatalaro

    Editor & Treasurer

  • Shannon Damiano

    Staff Writer

  • Sophia Yakumithis

    Staff Writer

  • Stephanie Prisco

    Digital Copywriter

  • Thomas Silver

    Staff Writer

  • Timothy Choi

    Senior Multimedia Editor

  • Tyler Carcara

    Producer of Pete's

  • Vedin Kymal

    Marketing Staff, Digital Copywriter

Abisola Akinsete

Associate Podcast Editor, Producer of Dunces & Dragons

Abi Akinsete is a sophomore currently trying to take classes in every college in BU in a desperate attempt to be considered employable. They have no discernible personality outside of playing D&D and stressing about grades.

Ahmin Thornhill

Photo Staff

Alex LaSalvia

Pete's — Actor (Cal)

I’m Alex LaSalvia, I’m in the Class of 2022 studying Journalism, and I play Cal on Pete’s.

Alexa Lipkin

Marketing Director

Surprise me

Anchita Khurana

Dunces & Dragons — Session & Gameplay Content Advisor

Anna Kate Fahey

Staff Writer

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

Anna Schoff

Staff Writer

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

Arianna Ortiz

Pete's — Advertising & PR

Avery Lender

Staff Writer

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

Brendan Dunphy

Staff Writer

Brendan Dunphy is a junior studying Political Science and Philosophy. In his spare time, he enjoys playing drums and anything that involves sitting on a couch.

Carissa Wang

Pete's — Lighting

Carissa is a senior film and television major at BU. Some of her hobbies include exploring new places, singing in the shower, and eating takis late at night.

Caroline Bohnenberger

Pete's — Actor (Bonnie)

Caroline Koehl

Staff Editor

Caroline Koehl is a second year student from Minneapolis, MN. She is studying International Relations and Environmental Analysis & Policy.

Cassie Berta

Photo Staff

Cassie is a junior Film TV major and a Women’s Studies minor. She likes poetry, teaching sex ed, and watching “Cheers.”

Chase Madden

Assignment Editor

Chase studies finance at Questrom and undoubtedly would be placed in Slytherin because of it.

CJ Zachara

Staff Editor

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

Daniel Dash

Pete's — Actor (Logan)

I’m a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Computer Science. Oh, and I will kill for Krispy Kreme.

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

Marketing Staff

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!”

Ella Morgan

Staff Writer

Ella is a junior from Texas studying journalism in COM, y’all.

Emma Cowan

Dunces & Dragons — Sound

Hannah Petosa

Editor & Weekly Bupdate Coordinator

Hannah is a Senior from South Florida studying Film & TV. She has been writing and performing comedy since she was 15.

Hannah Yoshinga

Photo Staff

Hannah is a freshman from Orange County, CA studying Communications. She swears that’s her actual last name.

Harry Dam

Photo Staff

Heather Hayes

Marketing Staff

Received a lifetime ban from Jewish Penicillin.

Iya Hawkins

Secretary

Iya Hawkins is a senior transfer from NYC studying Film & TV. Fish are friends not food. She’s also a pescatarian.

Jacob Cohen

Photo Editor

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.

Joshua Cram

Staff Writer

Josh is a freshman from Malden, MA. He is currently studying International Relations in the Pardee School.

Kacia Cheung

Pete's — Advertising & PR

Karen Martinez Novoa

Staff Writer, Photo Staff

Karen is a sophomore studying Film and Visual Arts. Don’t ask her where she’s from because she doesn’t know either.

Kate Anderson

Staff Writer, Marketing Staff

Kate is a sophomore from Virginia Beach, Virginia studying Film and TV.

Khloe Katende

Dunces & Dragons — Player

Khloe Katende is a person of many names, described as her advisor’s “first astrophysics major” (in a vaguely worrying tone) and also labeled a “language nerd” by her Rhetoric teacher her first semester (sadly undeniable). Her hobbies include not having regularly colored hair, failing calculus, and finding fun new ways to try to transfer out of CGS before her two year period is up.

Lauren Kelmar

Copy Editor

Lauren is a junior from Palo Alto, CA studying Film and Television. She thinks flaming hot cheetos and Nutella go well together.

Layla Wickwire

Producer

Layla Wickwire is a Senior studying Film and Television in COM.

Liam Grogan

Staff Writer

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

Lily Dales

Staff Writer

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.”

Lora Galich

Pete's — Sound

Lora Galich is a junior from Chicago studying Film and TV. She’s a big believer in seatbelts, loves a good game of tag, and sometimes gets mad.

Maddy Mermelstein

Staff Editor

Maddy is a Senior from Newton, MA, studying Film and Television and Sociology. Fun fact: She can take the T home!

Maddy Schmidt

Managing Editor

Maddy Schmidt is a junior from New Jersey studying Film & TV. She likes kombucha for the taste.

Malaika Moyer

Pete's — Script Supervisor

Malaika Moyer is a junior studying film & tv and advertising from San Diego. She can and will out-karaoke you.

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.

Megan Antone

Producer of Pete's

Megan Antone is a junior with no true place of origin. If you find her floating aimlessly through space, you can win $25.

Megan Barnett

Pete's — Actor (Olivia)

Michael Chen

Dunces & Dragons — Player

Michael Washington

Dunces & Dragons — Player

Niya Doyle

Dunces & Dragons — Session & Gameplay Content Advisor

Niya is a sophomore majoring in PR and minoring in IR. Some call her Megan Thee Stallion’s whore. She also writes for @hercampusBU!

Olivia Fumiatti

Pete's — Actor (Lauri)

The Snack That Smiles Back

Pablo Cordon

Associate Video Editor, Producer of Pete's

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.

Robert Branning

Special Projects Editor, Producer of BunionWars

Robert is a 3rd year transfer student from Stevensville, MD studying Film & Television with a minor in Vocal Performance.

Sam Lurie

Marketing Staff

Sam is a sophomore from Mamaroneck, NY, studying Advertising and Psychology. She’s a Hebrew School dropout and her go-to genre of choice is 80s synth-pop.

Samantha Dilsheimer

Quiz Editor

Samantha is a sophomore from Philadelphia studying film/TV. She likes piña coladas, getting caught in the rain, and bad 70s music.

Samantha Vatalaro

Editor & Treasurer

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

Shannon Damiano

Staff Writer

Shannon Damiano is a sophomore from New Jersey studying Media Science. If her roommate is reading this, she knows you ate her hummus.

Sophia Yakumithis

Staff Writer

Sophia is a junior studying history and art history. She has a good personality.

Stephanie Prisco

Digital Copywriter

Stephanie is a freshman in CAS and is from Bergen County, New Jersey.

Thomas Silver

Staff Writer

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

Timothy Choi

Senior Multimedia Editor

Tim is from a cornfield just outside of Chicago, IL. His parents are disappointed in his Film and Television Major.

Tyler Carcara

Producer of Pete's

Vedin Kymal

Marketing Staff, Digital Copywriter

Vedin Kymal is a Junior, from New York, studying Film and Television.


We are accepting applications for new Staff Writers, Photo Staff, Marketing Staff, and more. Click here to apply!

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)

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

Created By
Kevin Flynn (CAS ‘14)