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Current Citadel students are encouraged to join the staff. For information, please contact the current editors or advisor.

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2020 - 2021 Editors and Advisor
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Jake Norris

Jake Norris, a member of Oscar company, was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina. He is a computer science major. Jake has served on the leadership team of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. He is also active in The Citadel's math club. After graduation, Jake plans to pursue a job in the automotive industry developing technology for cars.

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Taylor Diggs
Assistant Editor-in-Chief
Taylor, is a sophomore from Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She is a Political Science major and Spanish minor, with plans to minor in International Relations. She is a member of the Class of 2022 and a recipient of coveted Citadel Scholarship. Taylor is a Second Battalion legacy, as her father graduated Echo Class of ‘87. She is also a member of the Honors and Varsity Women’s Soccer Program. She plans to pursue a career in non-profit law.

Carleton Bailiff III 
Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Carleton Bailiff III is a second-class (junior) cadet hailing from Blythewood, SC. He is pursuing a B.A. in Psychology with a double minor in Fine Arts and Education. This is his 2nd year of service as a part of The Gold Star Journal Editing Staff. A member of the Citadel Honors Program, Carleton has proved himself a distinguished student-cadet being named a Star of the West Summer Scholar and a Citadel Global Scholar, earning Gold Stars for each semester at The Citadel and President’s List honors twice, and holding such cadet positions as Company Clerk. In addition to his studies, Carleton plays the alto saxophone in the Regimental Band & Pipes, sings with and serves as Co-Chaplain to The Citadel Gospel Choir, and works as a supplemental instructor/tutor. Upon graduation, Carleton will pursue a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Sub-Saharan Africa and work toward obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in order to become an effective school psychologist in Title I secondary schools.

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Daniel Wilkes

Daniel, a Junior within Romeo Company, was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a Political Science and History double major with a focus on Pre-Law. Daniel is extremely involved in the Catholic Campus Ministry and the Citadel’s chapter of the Political Science Honor Society, alongside holding leadership positions in both the Citadel’s Student Council and the Citadel’s chapter of the National History Honor Society. Following graduation, Daniel plans to attend a top-tier Law School where he will study to become a Public Defender. 

Dr. Suzanne Mabrouk
Advisor and Founder

Dr. Mabrouk has been teaching chemistry at The Citadel since fall 1993.  Her areas of expertise include organic chemistry, introductory chemistry, and the chemistry of art.  She enjoys helping students learn chemistry and working on The Gold Star Journal with each group of editors.
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