Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Bryson S. Piscitelli

A rising sophomore double majoring in Contemporary European Studies and Peace, War, and Defense, Bryson Piscitelli was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He served as a contributing writer for six months before being selected as Editor-in-Chief at the end of his freshman year; his articles generally focus on history and U.S. Constitutional Law. Before attending UNC he earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma while studying at Enloe High School, focusing his research on the democratic deficit of the European Union. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and is currently studying the Russian language. Despite a highly internationalized education, he is an Eagle Scout and seeks to promote understanding of civil liberties, constitutionalism, and the forgotten traditions that ensured the health of American and North Carolinian society. In the summer of 2020 he is serving as an intern for the office of Congressman Ted Budd.

Staff Writers:

Nicole Divers: Associate Editor, Staff Writer

SKYLAR TEAGUE: Associate Editor, Staff Writer

Kate Lindrum: Visual Editor

Gray Hurley: Staff Writer

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Lydia Comer: Staff Writer

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NOTABLE FORMER EDITORS:

JESSE OLIVER: ’20

Jesse Oliver hails from Lumberton, North Carolina, and majored in Computer Science. Joining the Review in 2017, he was selected as an associate editor at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. He was chosen to assume the role of editor-in-chief at the start of the 2019 fall semester.

ALEC M. DENT: ’19

Alec Dent hails from Lumberton, North Carolina. Before completing his BA in Journalism at UNC, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Carolina Review from 2017 to 2018, as well as serving as Vice Chairman of the College Republicans. Alec served as an editorial board member and opinion desk editor of the Daily Tar Heel, and writes for numerous national publications including the Weekly Standard. He is currently a fact checker at The Dispatch.

FRANCIS C. PRAY, III: ’17

Alumnus Frank Pray hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and double majored in Public Policy and Political Science. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Carolina Review from 2015 to 2017, and also served as Chairman of the College Republicans. He wrote to promote integrity of campus officials and to advance ordered liberty on campus and throughout the state. Following graduation, he attended the University of North Carolina School of Law where he plans to pursue a career in Corporate Law.

BENJAMIN SMITH: ’14

Alumnus Benjamin Smith hails from Statesville, North Carolina and double majored in History and Political Science. He is the Vice Chair Emeritus of the College Republicans and the CRDaily Editor Emeritus (a role now transitioned into the Online Editor). He wrote to promote conservative values and to educate the student body on important issues. For those who enjoy his thought-provoking articles, he went on to write for The American Spectator, The Daily Signal, and The Washington Examiner where he continued to promote freedom and liberty.

DAVID ORTIZ: ’15

Alumnus David Ortiz went on to Law School at the University of Virginia. While at Carolina, David served as Editor-in-Chief of the Carolina Review to expose fellow students to intellectual conservatism and various philosophies of the right.

KELSEY RUPP: ’13

6 thoughts on “Staff

  1. Hello CRDaily –

    I really loved your latest post on “Guest Writer Rachel Higgins on Funding Opportunities for College”. I have gone ahead and added “CRDaily” to my Flipbaord. Keep writing awesome stuff, and I will keep reading it.

    Thanks again,

    Dante Smith

  2. Hi David,

    Yes, we are! Very active. Please see our home page for our most recent articles and email the Editor-in-Chief for copies of our print additions.

  3. An alumna in the Honors Program at UNC Chapel Hill, I am now approaching retirement and have spent the last 15 years learning about the history of my family who came to North Carolina in the 1740’s. How eye-opening this has been! It has led me to write two books (trying to complete a third) on information I’ve gleaned from my research. I was there when they toppled the “Boy Soldier” (Silent Sam) monument and was horrified at the mob action, nauseated by the blind destruction of history by such bright youth of our state, disappointed that they have been so liberally-taught a one-sided version of vital history of our state, and angered by those who shouted insults at me who don’t know me at all. I am so glad to find there is a conservative element at Carolina! Thank you!!

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