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

    Podcast Editor, Producer of Dunces & Dragons

  • Aiden Cliff

    Marketing Staff

  • Alexa Lipkin

    Marketing Director

  • Anders Larson

    Pete's — BTS/Marketing Team

  • Anna Kate Fahey

    Staff Writer

  • Anna Schoff

    Associate Quiz Editor

  • Arianna Ortiz

    Pete's — Marketing Head

  • Avery Lender

    Staff Writer

  • Carissa Wang

    Pete's — AD

  • Caroline Bohnenberger

    Pete's — Actor (Bonnie)

  • Caroline Koehl

    Staff Editor

  • Cassie Berta

    Photo Staff

  • Charlie McMahon

    Marketing Staff

  • CJ Zachara

    Staff Editor

  • Codell Christensen

    Marketing Staff

  • Daniel Dash

    Pete's — Actor (Logan)

  • Daniel Kool

    Staff Writer

  • Daniel Ronkin

    Associate Marketing Director

  • David Simon

    Associate Photo Editor

  • Ella Morgan

    Associate Crossword Editor

  • Emily Rosen

    Staff Writer

  • Emma Grace Cowan

    Dunces & Dragons — Sound Engineer & Player

  • Emma Moneuse

    Pete's — Lights

  • Fatemeh Khanmohammadi

    Marketing Staff

  • Gavin Mastella

    Pete's — PA

  • Gayane Kaligian

    Pete's — Makeup

  • Greta Gurvits

    Pete's — PA

  • Haley Zenenberg

    Producer of Between Two Rhetts

  • Hannah Petosa

    Editor & Weekly Bupdate Coordinator

  • Heather Hayes

    Marketing Staff

  • Iya Hawkins

    Secretary

  • Jack Kelleher

    Benched — Writer

  • Jacob Cohen

    Photo Editor

  • Jillian Degrandt

    Marketing Staff

  • Joshua Cram

    Staff Writer

  • Kacia Cheung

    Pete's — Marketing Head

  • Kacia Cheung

    Pete's — Marketing Head

  • Karen Martinez Novoa

    Staff Writer, Photo Staff

  • Kate Anderson

    Staff Writer

  • Katherine Yang

    Pete's — Sound

  • Katie Sorrell

    Between Two Rhetts — Writer

  • Khloe Katende

    Dunces & Dragons — Copywriter & Player

  • Lauren Kelmar

    Copy Editor

  • Layla Wickwire

    Staff Writer, Producer of Bunion Student Outreach Project

  • Liam Grogan

    Staff Writer

  • Lily Dales

    Staff Writer

  • Lora Galich

    Pete's — Sound

  • Maddie Kolber

    Digital Copywriter

  • Maddy Mermelstein

    Staff Editor

  • Maddy Schmidt

    Managing Editor

  • Maelee Chen

    Dunces & Dragons — Player

  • Malaika Moyer

    Pete's — Script Supervisor

  • Marilyn Rutecki

    Marketing Staff

  • Max Brown

    Marketing Staff

  • Meera Sabeh

    Pete's — Camera Op

  • Megan Antone

    Producer of Pete's

  • Megan Barnett

    Pete's — Actor (Olivia)

  • Michael Washington

    Dunces & Dragons — Player

  • Michael Washington

    Dunces & Dragons — Player

  • Michael Yue

    Photo Staff

  • Natalie Lileks

    Pete's — PA

  • Olivia Fumiatti

    Pete's — Actor (Lauri)

  • Pablo Cordon

    Associate Video Editor, Producer of Pete's

  • Patrick Rayburn

    Photo Staff

  • Patrick Snyder

    Marketing Staff

  • Pratima Vaidyanathan

    Pete's — PA

  • Reid Phillips

    Staff Writer

  • Robert Branning

    Special Projects Editor, Producer of BunionWars and Benched

  • Sam Lurie

    Marketing Staff

  • Samantha Dilsheimer

    Quiz Editor

  • Samantha Vatalaro

    Editor & Treasurer

  • Sebastian Jaramillo

    Pete's — Lights

  • Shannon Damiano

    Associate Photo Editor

  • Sophia Yakumithis

    Staff Writer

  • Stephanie Prisco

    Associate Digital Editor

  • Thomas Silver

    Staff Writer

  • Timothy Choi

    Senior Multimedia Editor

  • Vanessa Kjeldsen

    Photo Staff

  • Varsha Subramanian

    Pete's — BTS/Marketing Team

  • Vedin Kymal

    Marketing Staff, Digital Copywriter

Abisola Akinsete

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.

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.

Alexa Lipkin

Marketing Director

Surprise me

Anders Larson

Pete's — BTS/Marketing Team

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

Associate Quiz Editor

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

Arianna Ortiz

Pete's — Marketing Head

Besides binging Law & Order, Arianna enjoys making really bad memes, inhaling hot Cheetos, and disappointing her parents.

Avery Lender

Staff Writer

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

Carissa Wang

Pete's — AD

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)

Innnnnnnn West Philadelphia(n suburbs) born and raised, in the snack section of CVS is where she spends most of her days.

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.”

Charlie McMahon

Marketing Staff

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

CJ Zachara

Staff Editor

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

Codell Christensen

Marketing Staff

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

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

Associate 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.

Ella Morgan

Associate Crossword Editor

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

Emily Rosen

Staff Writer

Emily is a Senior studying Film and Television. She is originally from Orange County, California and plans on pursuing a career in entertainment law. If that doesn’t work out, then she will move to rural Nevada and open up a pawn shop.

Emma Grace Cowan

Dunces & Dragons — Sound Engineer & Player

Emma doesn’t really know why she’s here, but she’s here. She’s from New York (but the suburb part). She’s somewhere between young and old. She likes movies.

Emma Moneuse

Pete's — Lights

Fatemeh Khanmohammadi

Marketing Staff

Gavin Mastella

Pete's — PA

Gavin is a Freshman in COM for Film and Television. He chose this major because he wanted to learn how to build a TV, but after a few weeks of studying it, he thinks he may have misinterpreted the name. He also does a pretty good impression of Gollum from Lord of the Rings but if you want to hear it you’ll have to give him 10 bucks at least.

Gayane Kaligian

Pete's — Makeup

Greta Gurvits

Pete's — PA

Greta is a sophomore studying Film & TV from San Francisco. She enjoys comedy, watching old sitcoms, and salsa dancing.

Haley Zenenberg

Producer of Between Two Rhetts

Haley is a Junior from New Jersey studying Film and Television in COM. When asked what her ideal date would be, she replied, April 25th, because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light sweater.

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.

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.

Jack Kelleher

Benched — Writer

Jack is an optimist. He looks around in his CGS classes and thinks, “Well it could be worse, I could be at B.C.”

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 — Marketing Head

Kacia Cheung

Pete's — Marketing Head

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

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

Katherine Yang

Pete's — Sound

Katie Sorrell

Between Two Rhetts — Writer

I’m a sophomore in COM studying Film and Television. Fun fact: I’m half Florida Man. Which makes me 100% chaotic neutral.

Khloe Katende

Dunces & Dragons — Copywriter & 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

Staff Writer, Producer of Bunion Student Outreach Project

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.

Maddie Kolber

Digital Copywriter

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.

Maelee Chen

Dunces & Dragons — Player

Despite the name of Maelee’s character, Saunik Hej’haugg, she has never played a game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and is not sure if she intends to.

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.

Max Brown

Marketing Staff

Meera Sabeh

Pete's — Camera Op

Meera is a junior from Fall River, Massachusetts and studies Film & TV and Public Relations. She is always looking for other people who can see 3D Magic Eye Posters.

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 Washington

Dunces & Dragons — Player

Michael Washington

Dunces & Dragons — Player

Michael Yue

Photo Staff

Natalie Lileks

Pete's — PA

Pablo Cordon

Associate Video Editor, Producer of Pete's

Patrick Rayburn

Photo Staff

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.

Pratima Vaidyanathan

Pete's — PA

Reid Phillips

Staff Writer

Reid Phillips is a Sophomore 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.

Robert Branning

Special Projects Editor, Producer of BunionWars and Benched

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.

Sebastian Jaramillo

Pete's — Lights

Shannon Damiano

Associate Photo Editor

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

Associate Digital Editor

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.

Vanessa Kjeldsen

Photo Staff

Vanessa Kjeldsen is a freshman from Texas studying Journalism. She is a glitter enthusiast and self-professed cat lady.

Varsha Subramanian

Pete's — BTS/Marketing Team

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)