Hoot Alumni


Marina Aguirre

Madison Bakich

Joey De La Rua

Amy Makler

Alexander James Taylor



Lenny Nicotra
Smash Mouth Roadie

Son of Boca Raton, Lenny is what you would call a bit of a spark plug. Most likely going to file for unemployment and apply for a job at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, because they give you the tools to be your own boss. Still wondering what the hell is on Joey’s head.


Wesley Chau

Wesley is a Political Science major who showed up to one of our meetings and never left. He’s actually in the Writers’ Room as we speak, sitting there, in the dark, alone. This is all Wesley ever does. We’re not really sure what he does for food. But he’s there every meeting, ready to go. Some say he’s a robot, some say he’s a mirage. All we know is that he knows that we know that this is kinda weird. Not the weirdest one on staff by far, though.

paul2Paul Harrington
Scary Looking but Good Hearted Alien

Born somewhere in the Andromeda Galaxy, Paul Harrington somehow ended up on The Hoot staff and nobody really knows what to do about it. He has written some of the strongest material for the team, and we are not just writing this because he has a laser gun to our heads. The first letter of all his articles combined spell the sentence “D.E.A.T.H. T.O. A.L.L. H.U.M.A.N.S.” but we ain’t scared.


ic0vNKTi_400x400André Heizer (Co-founder)
President Kelly Connoisseur 

André Heizer is a Communications Studies major at FAU who as a co-founder likes to refer to himself as the “John Adams of The Hoot,” but nobody really cares. He is using up all his 32 elective credits on classes that involve mostly knitting. You can read his stupid thoughts at @andreheizer.

11951393_1455918053150_8620327748696072435_nNicholas Palmieri (Co-founder)
Chief 90s Correspondent

Nicholas Palmieri is an FAU alumnus who graduated in Film and is just another millennial statistic, apparently. He co-founded The Hoot and has been slowly trying to stage a mutiny against André. He spends his free time reading comic books and doing tech support for his grandma. Check out some 140-character statements that only he and a hariless marsupial indigenous to Norway find funny at @limel232.


Caitlyn Kavaky
Resident Meme Queen

Caitlyn is a Management Information Systems major who identifies as an attack helicopter.  She spends most of her time running dank meme pages, trash talking 12-year-olds on Call of Duty, petting many of her cats, and selling her soul to the online Steam gaming community.

Billy Peery
Resident Billy

Billy was an original Hoot member who then left us like a dirty little slut to volunteer for Hitlary. We cried for months about it, but we got over it– our momma taught us to be strong. But the universe is a twisted place and somehow one day we ran into Billy at a picnic table and I guess he’s back now?

Karim Aljandali
Cream cheese

He’s literally just a tub of cream cheese.