The Sewanee Purple is a bimonthly newspaper run by students of Sewanee: The University of the South. Students of both the College and the Seminary, faculty members, and others in the community are encouraged to contribute to this publication. The Purple strives to cover any and all events that are of concern to those at the University. The Purple also provides a forum for student opinion and debate and serves as an outlet for photographers, writers, artists, and all those interested in any aspect of newspaper production.

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Robert Beeland C’18

Executive Editor

Fleming Smith C’19

Junior Editor

Lawrence Rogers C’20

News Editor

Tess Steele C’18

Features Editor

Hadley Montgomery C’18

A&E Editor

Anna Mann C’20

Opinions Editor

Simon Boes C’18

Sports Editor

Richard Pryor, III C’20

Engagement Editor

Julia Harrison C’20

Business Manager

Halle King  C’20

Layout Editor

Richard Pryor, III C’20

Abby Garmon C’19

Online Managing Editor

Suzanne Herrin C’19


Alena Churikova C’20

Photo Editor

Matt Hembree C’20

Staff Photographer

Lucy Wimmer C’20

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Virginia Craighill