Editor-in-Chief: Hayden W. Daniel '19
Hayden hails from Southaven, Mississippi and came to W&L to pursue a major in European history and a double-minor in Philosophy and Classics. Since joining the staff, his articles have had a significant impact on campus policy made most visible by the preservation of the name "duPont Hall" over the entrance to the new CGL.
Publisher: Douglas J. Ciampi, Jr. '19
A native of Massachusetts, Doug has been with The Spectator since his sophomore year. Majoring in American History and minoring in Education, he hopes to pursue a career in secondary education. Doug is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and an advocate for national reciprocity and campus carry.
Mr. Richendollar is Economics and Politics double-major hoping to either attend law school or pursue a private-sector career defending conservative ideals upon graduation, whether in politics or journalism. A proud Michigan native, Nathan enjoys traveling the country in search of rare salamanders, his greatest passion in life. Nathan represents the 'classical liberal' or libertarian wing of The Spectator, though he has a prominent conservative streak. Nathan maintains his own blog and enjoys watching college football when he's not in the wilderness.
Mr. Islam hails from Dhaka, Bangladesh and is a Mathematics major and Film Studies minor. He is slowly adjusting to life in the United States after three years here. He has a passion for movies and music, and strives to make sure The Spectator is representative of the diverse student body here at W&L.
Ben has been on The Spectator staff since his freshman year, serving in a wide range of capacities. Hired as the Executive Editor and Director of the Futch Forum before having written a single article, Ben was quickly thrust into the upper ranks of leadership as Publisher when the incumbent officeholder abruptly resigned. He served in all three capacities for a period of two years writing articles, planning issues, and bringing several speakers. He now serves as the Chief Strategist helping to shape the creative and political agenda of the publication. His articles have frequently been the subject of intense debate and controversy as he has never had much reserve. Ben is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and came to W&L to pursue his studies in accounting, European history, and music. He is widely considered the most notorious of the conservative activists at the university.
The former Editor-in-Chief, Ben Gee held this position for two years before stepping down and has been with The Spectator since his freshman year. His tenure was marked by several major controversies on campus though his own writings tend to remain reserved and conciliatory. He remains on staff as a writer and policy advocate. Mr. Gee is also President of the Shakespeare Society, a Resident Advisor, and a somewhat lapsed member of Sigma Nu fraternity.