Meet The Team
Chad Ripley, Editor-in-Chief
With great power comes great responsibility…
I’m totally kidding, if it weren’t for the six others on this page as well as a dozen other creative minds that put their hard work into this publication, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
My names Chad, I write, take photographs and hopefully one day will use my Spotify playlists dedicated to “songs to be used in surf films” in my own films. But until then I’ll stick to photojournalism to tell the stories of people and things that inspire me.
One of those inspirations, Wes Anderson, duh. How do you think Anna and I got so close?
Surf rock is the only explanation to the “kid with the long hair head-banging and playing air guitar” walking around campus. Also, there is no such thing as “too loud” when Spendtime Palace’s “Get It Straight” comes on. Please don’t give me weird looks, I just am really passionate about music.
Some may say I'm as "stoked!" as The Beach Boys. Yes, I love what I’m doing here, after-all, isn’t that what life’s all about?
I really do dig this thing we've got going on over here at Main Street and I hope you do too.
Caleb Jagoda, Managing Editor
You’ve got to understand something about me. I’m very aquatic. At any moment, I could be diving into a body of water. I jump from high things and land… perfectly.
In retrospect, those are actually Action Bronson quotes and don’t describe me well at all. But I do love Action Bronson. And a lot of other musicians.
I’m known to sit by a fire and recite the works of the great 21st-century philosopher Rocrates Marcianicus (also known as New York rapper Roc Marciano), yell out an impromptu “Yes Lawd!” to pay homage to the great Anderson .Paak, and to claim that I would lose several fingers in order to procure a new Earl Sweatshirt album.
Aside from music, I have a fine collection of Spanish broadswords, a burning penchant for a nice glass of Scotch and can rock a baby blue turtle neck with the best of them.
Or at least these are things I wish I did, and things Ron Burgundy does on the daily. But I digress.
In all seriousness, I’m a junior journalism major. I write a lot and read a lot. I listen to a lot of sounds and own a lot of posters and drink slightly more coffee than the average college student. I have a lot of food stains on my clothes. And I really enjoy Main Street Mag.
Anna Parisi, creative consultant
Journalism student. Wes Anderson enthusiast. Lover of film and music. Hot sauce aficionado.
Likes: creative people, Jeff Goldblum, complimentary hotel breakfasts.
Dislikes: scary movies that aren’t scary, being away from my dog, people who record an entire concert on their phone.
I have various food allergies and I rarely keep my epi-pen on me, so yeah, you could say I’m a wild card.
For real though, I have an undying love for this magazine and feel pretty lucky to be a part of it.
I’m a sophomore Studio Arts Major concentrating in Graphic Design, so yes, I most certainly do have a favorite font. And no, it’s not Papyrus or Curly or Joker Face. And those shouldn’t be yours either. You’re better than that.
You can catch me at any moment of the day sharing memes with my roommate, daydreaming about meeting my idol Guy Fieri, or checking my horoscope to get guidance from the stars (okay but it has no business being THAT accurate).
But mostly you’ll find me running circles around the track for UNH T&F. Yeahhh, I don’t know how to juggle everything either, but give me a coffee with at least 4 hours of sleep and I can conquer the day. That’s college, right?
Some of my aesthetics: Puns. Dancing like a fool. Monty Python's Holy Grail. Listening to The Band Camino on repeat. Piercings. Showing up to everything 10 mins early. Quoting vine too often. Gyros. Mac Miller.
I’m stoked to have the opportunity to join such a passionate group of editors and writers. I’m new to MSM but I could tell from the start that this staff puts their heart and soul into these publications. I love creating and giving people a new perspective to see the world, and that's just what Main Street is - a glimpse into our beautiful, crazy, chaotic lives.
Gooooooooood morning Vietnam!
I'm a junior Journalism major with an affinity for folk rock, Hunter S. Thompson, and any movie with Adam Driver in it.
I'm a bit of a political junkie. The Iowa Caucus is the Superbowl for me. I often erupt into unwavering tantrums after reading news articles on my phone and the only way I can calm myself down is through a breathing exercise I learned from a youtube video with David Lynch in it. I think the 2020 Democratic Primary might kill me.
I like to write about music I enjoy, and I also enjoy writing personal essays. I think I get the same pleasure and catharsis out of writing an essay that someone might get from going to firing range, or hiking the Swiss Alps. I haven't done either of these, but they seem fairly comparable.
I also love to cook. Throw me into a kitchen, and I'll make a meal for you. Everything tastes better with butter.
"I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." -John Lennon
Zach Lewis, Content Editor
I am become death, destroyer of worlds. Wait, that isn’t me at all.
I write a lot, read a lot, listen to a lot of music and drink a lot of coffee.
I love my wife, my cats, my friends and family. I also love yoga and whiskey and sake.
I’m a vegetarian - DEAL WITH IT! (But you can eat what you want, doesn’t bother me)
I’ve worked as a barista, musician, valet, waiter, dishwasher and barback.
I now work at a library and various publications as well as being a student.
I’m tall and have been known to wear shoes. My hair is attached to my head and I look with my eyes and hear with my ears. If that weirds you out or confuses you then I’ll be here when and if you change your mind and decide to relax.
Delaney Ripley, Content Editor
Yes, Chad and I are related. I also owe him the honor of introducing me to the world of Dead & Company. And for that, I’m thankful.
Sophomore Social Work student with a double minor in Women’s Studies & International Affairs. Would it surprise you if I told you I started off as a Biomedical Science major? Yeah, me too.
I’m a girl with a burning passion to see the world through different perspectives and advocate for social change.
My life seems to revolve around not getting enough sleep, drinking six cups of Yogi Stress Relief tea hoping my headache goes away and blasting Mac Miller’s album "GO:OD AM" on my Airpods.
I love my family; two dogs and cat included. They make my days brighter.
Give me a bottle of Riesling, play the Lorem playlist on spotify, and put me in front of the ocean and I promise you, I’ll be content for days.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
I really love Main Street and the outlet it gives us writers to free our minds.
So, as Chad would say, Cheers.
Sam Eggert, Content Editor
It’s my first year working at MSM, and I’m excited to say the least.
I now have a venue where I can download my radical political ideologies onto the minds of our readers on my path to, well, somewhere.
All jokes aside, I’m a senior journalism major striving to become a beat writer for a professional sports team and hopefully become the next major sports personality. It’s important to have something to strive for.
I grew up right outside of Boston, which heavily influenced my dreams to do sports writing. That and the show Everybody Loves Raymond (one of the most underrated sitcoms ever). We’ve witnessed the greatest run by a city in the history of sports, and I want to be documenting the epilogue to this amazing story of dominance and resiliency. For those who are uncultured, Ray Romano was a sports journalist in his namesake show.
I play club volleyball; come support the team this year. We play a lot of home games.
I love old school hip hop – the classics will never be topped.
And if you were wondering, yes, the weather is a little different for us tall folk. The wind is a 1 mph faster when you are above 6’4”.