Staffer of the Week: Katherine Foley

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer that has done a particularly awesome job – now you can get to know about them too. As part of our Leavey 421 series, we’ll be posting quick interviews with each Staffer of the Week on Tuesday nights (and occasionally, when things are super busy, on Wednesday night).

Name: Katherine Foley
Position on The Hoya: Opinion Editor
School: SFS
Year: 2014
Major: STIA
Hometown: Wilmington, DE

What did you do to earn Staffer of the Week?
“I interviewed a lot of GUSA candidates and rewrote an editorial at 10 p.m. the night before it was printed. That doesn’t sound late but it was. Also I want it known that I have a lot of office antics.”

What would you title your memoirs?
The Secret Life of the Duchess of Delaware. No. The Duchess of Delaware. Because in my spare time I am Kate Middleton, and I’m very proud of my home state.” (Ed note: Katherine wanted it known that she does not pretend to be Kate Middleton, she is Kate Middleton)

If you could be invisible for one day, what would you do?
“Easy – walk around naked.”

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
“Sitting, I hate sitting. Most chairs make my back hurt and I’m an active person. I hate being confined to sitting while I do stuff.”

Photo: Chris Bien/The Hoya

Leavey 421 is a recurring series that goes behind the scenes of The Hoya to bring you the most interesting, exciting and peculiar bits of the lives of Hoya staffers. If you want to learn more about joining The Hoya, please contact us.

Staffer of the Week: Pat Curran

Photo: Michelle CassidyThe Hoya

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer that has done a particularly awesome job – now you can get to know about them too. As part of our Leavey 421 series, we’ll be posting quick interviews with each Staffer of the Week on Tuesday nights.

Name: Pat Curran
Position on The Hoya: Sports Editor
School: COL
Year: 2014
Major: Government
Hometown: Montpelier, VT
What did you do to earn Staffer of the Week?
“I designed a badass sports cover” (Ed note: He really did. See it here.)

What’s your favorite animal and why?
“Polar bears: they’re cute, but they could also kill you.”

If you found a magic lamp with a genie inside who granted you three wishes, what would your second wish be?
“To be able to dunk a basketball. I’ve always wanted to, but then I blew out my knee twice.”

Favorite song to sing in the shower?
“I have so many – Only the Good Die young, Hallelujah and Danny Boy.”

Leavey 421 is a recurring series that goes behind the scenes of The Hoya to bring you the most interesting, exciting and peculiar bits of the lives of Hoya staffers. If you want to learn more about joining The Hoya, please contact us.

Staffer of the Week: Michael Grasso

Photo: Michelle Cassidy/The Hoya

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer that has done a particularly awesome job – now you get to know about them too! As part of our Leavey 421 series, we’ll be posting quick interviews with each Staffer of the Week on Tuesday nights.

Name: Michael Grasso
Position on The Hoya: Director of Personnel
School: SFS
Year: 2014
Major: Regional Comparative Studies
Hometown: New YorkWestchester, NY
How did you earn Staffer of the Week?
Reworking and managing our application process (Ed note: like a pro!).

What’s your spirit animal? Why?
“Well, I think birds are cool because then I wouldn’t have to pay for airfare.”

If you could be any vegetable, which vegetable would you be?
“I’d like to be an eggplant. Purple is awesome.”

Leavey 421 is a recurring series that goes behind the scenes of The Hoya to bring you the most interesting, exciting and peculiar bits of the lives of Hoya staffers. If you want to learn more about joining The Hoya, please contact us.

Leavey 421: Best of the Wall

by Michelle Cassidy

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Getting the paper printed isn’t an easy job, and it takes lots of coordination to reach our printer’s deadline. This often means that Hoya staffers are camped out in our office  until the wee hours of the morning. When you start to spend an excessive amount of time with the same group of people, you start to hear some weird things. It’s tradition in our office that particularly memorable moments are recorded and posted up on the wall (some quotes have been up for more than 10 years!). We’ve uploaded a few of our favorites, but if you want to see the rest you’re just going to have to come visit.

Leavey 421 is a recurring series that goes behind the scenes of The Hoya to bring you the most interesting, exciting and peculiar bits of the lives of Hoya staffers. If you want to learn more about joining The Hoya, please contact us.