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Society, Culture, And Economics Desk Editor

DeVante is a senior Biochemistry major with a minor in Philosophy from Spartanburg, SC. He has an immense passion for global issues and the ever-growing interdependency of nations worldwide. The Clemson Debate Team helped to voice his sentiments and defend his views which ultimately led to DeVante writing a piece for The Pendulum in spring of 2020. He loves how The Pendulum has increased his global perspective and made him more weary of his impact on the world as an individual.



Americas Editor



Gavin is a freshman from Summerville, South Carolina majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and minoring in History. While participating in the EUREKA! Program before his freshman year, he was assigned to a political science project. By the end, he wrote a roughly thirty-page report on the subject. This experience made him realize how much he loved writing on international politics, and as a result, he joined The Pendulum as a writer his first semester. Gavin is also involved in the International Relations Association of Clemson, Diplomacy Club, and Model United Nations. He interned with the State Department in the summer of 2020.

Amani Altwam




Online Editor

Amani Altwam is a first-year graduate student at Clemson and she is pursuing a M.A. in History. Amani is originally from the Middle East, Palestine to be exact, but she has been living in Upstate South Carolina for the last eighteen years. She is also involved in the Muslim Students Association at Clemson and is currently serving as Vice President. Amani's passion for writing and learning more about the world is what drew her to being part of The Pendulum.

Della Maggio




Della is a senior History major with minors in Political Science and Italian Studies. She first became involved in student organizations through Clemson Feminism Club, which has since been renamed Planned Parenthood Generation Action. Della participated as secretary for many semesters before assuming presidency in the fall of 2019. As a part of the LGBTQ+ community, Della has furthered her work on campus by serving as both Recruitment Chair of Clemson Rainbow Fellowship and as a board member on the LGBTQIA+ Engagement Committee. She was a writer and online editor for The Pendulum before being elected Editor-in-Chief.

Nate Matzko



Associate Editor-in-Chief

Nate is a senior Biochemistry major from Columbia, South Carolina. During his freshman year at Clemson, Nate realized his interest in international issues after taking a course on the history of South Africa, which led to an eventual summer study abroad near Cape Town. He enjoys writing for The Pendulum as a way to continue cultivating his writing abilities and shaping his perspectives on global affairs. As a busy researcher on campus, he’s also thankful that The Pendulum offers him a creative outlet and break from science.

Ian Stewart



Copy Editor and Webmaster 

Ian Stewart is a senior Civil Engineering major from Columbia, SC and has written for The Pendulum the previous two semesters. He has a strong interest in international development and is deeply involved with Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries which engages with communities in Haiti and Guatemala, and also works in the Built Environment Lab. Post graduation he hopes to be involved in international infrastructure projects and help raise quality of life abroad.




Business and Promotions Chief

Josephine Rohrer is a rising sophomore at Clemson who studies Spanish and Interational Business. She has moved seven times, from towns in New Jersey, to Puerto Rico, to now (seemingly) settling in Beaufort, SC. On campus, Josephine keeps herself busy with her work as a PAL Leader, or peer tutor, for Business Math and serving as a member of the Clemson Honors College and Spanish Professional Society. Josephine's passion for travel and the pursuit of knowledge immediately drew her to The Pendulum! She also plans to study abroad in the upcoming year, whatever that looks like amidst the craziness.




Graphics Editor

​She is a junior art major who went to VCU for the first three semesters of college, and  is from Spartanburg, SC. The summer after her senior year of high school, she traveled to South Korea with one other person to work with missionaries in Seoul. That trip is what sparked her love for other cultures. She is always looking to expand her knowledge of other countries and cultures around the world. She is hoping to learn more about the world while gaining experience in graphic design.

Mims Stewart



Layout Editor

Mims Stewart is from Greenville, SC and keeps busy with work and her friends. Mims' favorite thing to do is to travel with her friends and spend time with her family. This will be her fourth semester on the Pendulum staff as the layout editor. She has also always had a passion for graphic design and anything art, so when she discovered the Layout Editor position opening at The Pendulum after transferring to Clemson University from the Fashion Institute of Technology, she knew that she had to become a part of it. 

Hannah Roebuck

Hannah Roebuck


Americas Desk Editor


Hannah Roebuck is a junior political science and religious studies double major from Atlanta, Georgia. She is deeply interested in the intersection of religion and politics in foreign policy with a particular focus on the lived experiences of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Hannah studies the causes and implications of global migration, refugee resettlement, and interfaith sanctuary movements. Hannah is dedicated to storytelling and intersectional analysis, and she is so thankful to contribute to the mission of The Pendulum. 

Jade Killion



Africa and Middle East Desk Editor

Jade Killion is a junior Criminal Justice student from Philadelphia, PA. This will be her third semester with The Pendulum after a brief absence when she studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Jade has always had a strong interest in international affairs and loves The Pendulum's mission in calling attention to events in our global society in order to better educate Clemson students. In addition to her involvemnet with The Pendulum, Jade is also a proud member of the Honors College Mentor Program and Alpha Chi Omega sorority.




Asia and Oceania Desk Editor

Mary Grace Nimmer is a junior from Bluffton, SC who is majoring in Nutrition and Language & International Health major with a minor in Chemistry. She wrote for The Pendulum for one semester before joining the team as the Asia and Oceania Desk Editor. In addition to The Pendulum, Mary Grace is involved in the Chinese Language Club, the Chinese Professional Society, Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, and Clemson CHAARG. Outside of school, she enjoys making art and she is pursuing her A-level skydiving license. She plans to study abroad and complete a medical internship in Taipei, Taiwan next summer.

Hannah Stewart


Web Desk Editor

Our web desk editor this semester is Hannah Stewart.  She is a senior studying Civil Engineering with a minor in English.  She plays the viola in the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra and works in Clemson’s structural engineering lab.  In her free time she likes to read, play tennis, and practice the piano.  


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