Staffer of the Week: Sheena Karkal

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer that has done a particularly awesome job — now you can get to know about them, too. As part of our Leavey 421 series, we’ll be posting quick interviews with each Staffer of the Week. This week’s title went to someone who “guided” things along “B”-eautifully: Sheena Karkal!


Name Sheena Karkal
School College
Year 2015
Major Biology of Global Health, Government
Hometown Orlando, Florida
Positions on the Hoya Guide editor

Why did you earn staffer of the week?
I earned staffer of the week for my work on the Guide and the Game Issue in the B-section on Friday. Ian “Autumn Goose” Tice (senior layout editor) and I got to create a novel layout and design for the Guide cover to go along with the feature on Hurricane Sandy. The second half of the B-section, the Game Issue, was a collection of fun challenges and quizzes. It was something we had never done before, so it was fun to be able to experiment freely.

What’s your favorite part about working for The Hoya?
The comfort in knowing I’m not alone in my weirdness. Also, the sweatshirts. If we can continue to make a new version each semester, I can practically have one for every day of the week!

What is your favorite Halloween movie and why?
Hocus Pocus, because it’s so delightfully terrible (and ridiculously 90’s).

If you had to make a playlist of only three songs, what are they and why?
It would really have to depend on my mood, but I do like playlists with some contrast. So I picked three which each match a different vibe from some of my favorite artists:
Fat-Bottomed Girls by Queen
These Streets by Bastille
Separator by Radiohead

How do you feel about midterms right now?
A little overwhelmed since they’re never-ending. But I’m coping pretty well.

Congratulations, Sheena and keep up the good work!

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