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Jacob Stewart


Jacob Stewart is a senior majoring in neuroscience at IUPUI. He founded The Collegiate Commons in the Summer of 2023 and currently serves as editor-in-chief. He also serves as the college outreach director for the Young Americans for Solidarity. Find his work here


Marcus Bridgeman

Opinion Editor

Marcus Bridgeman is the Opinion Editor at The Collegiate Commons. In his own columns, he focuses on issues of public policy and political philosophy. Bridgeman is a native Hoosier and a law student. Find his work here.


Liz Carter

Social Media Manager

Liz Carter is a music education major at Butler University. She is hoping to become an elementary music teacher and do activism for the pro-life movement on the side. Currently, she teaches high school marching band with two Indiana schools. She is involved in Butler’s pro-life group, Bulldogs for Life, Students for Desantis, and is a fellow in the captain program for Students for Life. Find her work here.

Mike Vick

Editorial Advisor

Mike Vick is an experienced field organizer and journalist working for the Chicago Civic Update. He offers guidance on editorial issues, AP style, among other things.


Rachel Reiter


Rachel Reiter is a recent graduate from IUPUI with her Bachelor’s in Health and Human Sciences. During her time at IUPUI she was actively involved in several organizations including the Christian Student Fellowship. Find her work here.

Eric Reingardt

Columnist (The Homeless Economist)

Eric Reingardt is a junior majoring in political science at IUPUI. He is a marketing coordinator at the Aspire Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and waxes poetic about obscure economic philosophies (Georgism) in his free time. Find his work here.


Rachel Cooper

Opinion Writer and copy-editor

Rachel Cooper is a freshman studying American Sign Language at IUPUI. Find her work here.

Avie Sark

Opinion Writer

Avie sark is a 17-year-old student at Ivy Tech Community College that plans to major in Law and Policy. She is also the President of Democrats For Life of Indiana, and an organizer with PAAU, the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising. Avie has been a political and human rights activist for the unborn and a number of other human rights issues since early 2022. Find her work here.

Maria Thomas

Reporter and copy-editor

Maria Thomas is a freshman studying marketing at Indiana University in Bloomington. Having begun pro-life advocacy in 2019, with a penchant for canvassing, dialogue, and speaking, she is Vice President of the campus’ Students for Life chapter and Founder of ProLifeIndy. She is also Social Media chair of the campus’ Thomistic Institute chapter and loves piano, taekwondo, and her Catholic Faith (in reverse order).