Harry, pet of Rachel Friedman, Editor in Chief. Follow him on Instagram @westieharold
Harry, pet of Rachel Friedman, Editor in Chief. Follow him on Instagram @westieharold

IN PHOTOS: Hustler Pets

With no events to photograph, Hustler Editors present you with photos of their pets

Being off campus might present significant limitations in terms of photojournalism, but that won’t completely stop us. While we spend time apart, the Hustler Editorial Board thought we’d take some inspiration from a previous photo story on Hustler dogs to introduce you to our cutest quarantine buddies.

Jessica M. Barker

Hustler: Jessica M. Barker, Deputy News Editor
Name of Pet: Pete
Favorite Activity: Rolling in gravel
Fun Fact: His nickname is Stinky Pete



Hustler: Eva Durchholz, News Editor
Name of Pet: Heidi
Favorite Activity: Sitting on your feet
Fun Fact: She loves smoothies




Hustler: Rachel Friedman, Editor in Chief

Name of Pet: Harry Favorite

Activity: Doing no activities

Fun Fact: Harry can unzipper zippers Instagram: @westieharold



Hustler: Emily Gonçalves, Multimedia Director

Name of Pet: Reese

Favorite Activity: Playing in the snow

Fun Fact: Yes, she is named after the candy



Simon Gibbs

Hustler: Simon Gibbs, Deputy Sports Editor
Name of Pet: Bueller
Favorite Activity: Pacing around the dinner table waiting for the smallest crumb to fall
Fun Fact: He’s named after Ferris, but I’d like to pretend he’s named after former VandyBoy/current Dodger Walker Buehler


Hustler: Mattigan Kelly, Deputy Multimedia Editor

Name of Pet: Nash

Favorite Activity: Jumping on the trampoline

Fun Fact: He won his extended family’s Pet of the Year competition in 2019



Hustler: Emery Little, Social Media Director

Names of Pets: Cooper and Tobi

Favorite Activity: Eating everything

Fun Fact: Cooper once ate an entire stick of butter



Emma Mattson

Hustler: Emma Mattson, Copy Editor
Name of Pet: Chaucer
Favorite Activity: Eating peanut butter
Fun Fact: Loves to do yoga with the family



Alyssa Muir

Hustler: Alyssa Muir, Deputy Sports Editor
Name of Pet: Apollo
Favorite Activity: Cuddling and chasing lizards
Fun Fact: He is named after Apollo Creed from the Rocky movies



Hustler: Miquéla Thornton

Names of Pets: Ava (yellow) and Periwinkle (blue belly)

Favorite Activity: Playing tag with each other, digging burrows and sneaking out of the cage

Fun Fact: They’re both girls and lay eggs a couple times a year!

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About the Contributors
Emily Gonçalves, Former Multimedia Director
Emily Gonçalves (‘20) was the Multimedia Director of the Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in Mathematics and Economics and minored in Latin American Studies. When she’s not taking photos, you can catch this Jersey girl making puns, singing, advocating for girls’ education and drinking lots of chocolate milk and espresso!
Eva Durchholz, Former News Editor
Eva Durchholz ('20) studied public policy and medicine, health and society in the College of Arts and Science. She can be reached at [email protected].
Simon Gibbs, Former Sports Editor
Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the former Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio. Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on NHL.com and NashvillePredators.com. When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring. For tips, comments or concerns, please reach out to: [email protected]    
Emery Little, Former Social Media Director
Emery Little (‘22) is from Birmingham, AL. She majored in communication of science and technology and Spanish. In her free time, she loves to design graphics, follow tech news and run her photography business. She can be reached at [email protected].
Mattigan Kelly, Former Deputy Multimedia Director
Mattigan Kelly ('22) was Deputy Multimedia Director for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She has been on the staff since her freshman year. Mattigan majored in chemical engineering in the School for Engineering. In addition to shooting for The Hustler, she was the Development Coordinator for Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt, works in a research lab on campus and plays Club Tennis.
Emma Mattson, Former Copy Editor
Emma Mattson ('21) wrote for the News section. She studied communication arts, Spanish and German in the College of Arts and Science. In her spare time, she eats Grins obsessively, listens to indie music and tries to pet all the dogs on campus.
Alyssa Muir, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Alyssa Muir ('21) was Deputy Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in economics with minors in business and sociology. When she has free time, she can usually be found binge-watching Grey's Anatomy or rooting on her hometown teams, the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning. For tips and comments, feel free to reach out to: [email protected].    
Rachel Friedman, Former Editor in Chief
Rachel Friedman was a student in the College of Arts & Science who studied history and mathematics. Before serving as Editor in Chief, Rachel was the Campus Editor of The Hustler. You can reach her at [email protected].
Miquéla Thornton, Former Opinion Editor
Miquéla Thornton ('22) is from Chicago-ish, Illinois, and double-majored in creative writing and communication of science and technology, aspiring to be a science writer. She was heavily involved on campus at Vanderbilt New Dawn and The McGill Project. When she isn't writing for The Hustler, she enjoys writing fiction and poetry. Aside from writing, she spends her time painting, roller skating and visiting art galleries around Nashville. She can be reached at [email protected].    
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