Meet The Staff!

Print Editor

Griffin Quinn — Junior, Media Production and English

Hailing from the northern suburbs of Chicago, “Griff” began his journalistic career back in middle school. Upon his arrival to UD, he joined the Flyer News staff as a photographer and has since captured images at countless sporting events, including the NCAA men’s basketball First Four. Outside of FN, Griff is the Chief Marketing Officer at Flyer Enterprises, the student-run business at the University of Dayton. When he’s not working, Griff spends most of his waking hours traveling, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, and watching ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries.

Online Editor

Sean Newhouse — Senior, Political Science and Journalism

Sean is a political science and journalism double major. His other activities include Alpha Phi Omega and Vote Everywhere. When he’s not busy, he spends his time reminding people he studied abroad in China and interned in London.

News Editor

Grace James — Senior, Journalism

Grace is from Centerville, OH. In addition to being a news junkie, she enjoys acting, singing and playing piano. Grace and sports editor Michael Crouchley did not realize they went to the same high school until Flyer News’ 2019 New York trip.

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Melody Conrad — Junior, Journalism

Melody is all about faith, writing and nature. She enjoys quality time in hammocks and likes to write about college life – the music, the arts, the food, the students. Melody plans on spending plenty of time on her porch during the school year, so you may see her scribbling away in a notebook when you pass by!

Sports Editor

Michael Crouchley— Senior, Journalism

Born and raised in Dayton, OH, Michael took to writing from a young age, and he became a journalist after one semester of sleeping through business classes. When he’s not watching sports, he excels in throwing frisbees, procrastinating and convincing himself that the Boston Celtics could be NBA champions next year.

Opinion Editor

Mary McLoughlin — Senior, English

Stuck in the space between poetry and politics, Mary is majoring in English and Human Rights. As Opinion Editor, her most controversial opinion is her vehement belief that skin is not an organ.

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Lauren Durham — Sophomore, English and PR

Lauren was born and raised in Versailles, OH, a small town north of Dayton that is best known for a festival devoted to chicken. She is an English and communication double major focusing on professional/technical writing and public relations. When Lauren isn’t writing, you can find her jamming to music or taking insanely long naps.

Director of Digital Media

Christian Cubacub — Junior, Computer Engineering

Christian loves doing event photography & cinematography. He is originally from Honolulu, HI but somehow landed in Dayton, OH. Since his arrival, he hasn’t stopped filming and photographing. If you’re trying to find him, we wouldn’t know where to direct you. Rumor has it that he’s constantly out there photographing events. He still hasn’t returned….

Layout Editor

Chey Ward — Senior, English

Chey is an English major with a concentration in professional and technical writing and an interest in art and design. In her spare time, you can usually find her reading, crafting or listening to the newest podcast.

Art Director

Liv Pettigrew — Senior, Graphic Design

Liv is a graphic design major with a marketing minor from Pittsburgh, PA. She can usually be found wasting away in Fitz, but if not, she’s probably at home taking a gigantic nap.

Business Manager

Atticus Hughes — Junior, Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Atticus Hughes is a junior entrepreneurship and marketing major from Akron. He is an avid Cleveland and Dayton sports fan who enjoys sharing his views and opinions about said subjects with his fellow Flyers. Ask him about growing up on a farm.

Social Media Director

Emma Shreffler — Junior, Marketing

Native to southern Michigan, Emma is a marketing major with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. Here at UD, she’s an active member of Phi Alpha Delta, as well as VP of Love Your Melon.

Circulation Manager

Kiley Bean — Sophomore, Marketing

Kiley is a marketing major from Miami, FL (we’re not sure why she came to Ohio) who is exploring becoming a journalist. She is part of the business fraternity on campus, Alpha Kappa Psi, and when she’s not doing that Kiley is on the field for the girls’ club lacrosse team.

Web Technician 

Mick Ward — Sophomore, Computer Science 

Mick hails from Joliet, IL – where the first Dairy Queen opened. He’s the Volleyball Chair for Red Scare and loves to hang out with friends and play games.