The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

The Torch

2016-2017 Staff

Gina Palermo

Managing Editor, Photo Editor

Managing Editor, Photo Editor: Gina is a senior Photojournalism major/Environmental Science minor who intends to increase the Torch's readership and open up its market by producing broader coverage of St. John's. As the former...

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Suzanne Ciechalski


Editor-in-Chief: Suzanne is a junior Journalism major and Government and Politics minor who intends to expand the Torch's readership and online presence, and to widen the variety of content covered within each of our sections....

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Michael Ambrosino

General Manager, Entertainment Editor

General Manager, Entertainment Editor: Mike is a junior Marketing major who intends to strengthen our integrated marketing and social media presence as General Manager. As Entertainment Editor, he hopes to recruit more writers...

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Isabella Bruni

Chief Copy Editor

Chief Copy Editor: Isabella is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Italian with a minor in International Communications. She intends to make sure that every issue is readable and free of grammatical and spelling errors ...

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Steven Verdile

Design Editor

Design Editor: Steven is a junior Graphic Design major and Computer Science minor who has been a member of the Torch for two years. His goal for the 2016-2017 school year is to expand the art and design presence on the staff,...

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Bryant Rodriguez

Opinion Editor

Opinion Editor: Bryant is a junior Enterprise Regulation major with minors in Journalism and Legal Studies who intends to encourage all students to allow their voices to be heard on what they believe is important at St. John's,...

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Carmine Carcieri

Co-Sports Editor

Co-Sports Editor: Carmine is a senior Communications major who hopes that his section will give St. John's students the best inside insight into all athletics on campus. He hopes to give students a different perspective than...

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Troy Mauriello

Co-Sports Editor

Co-Sports Editor: Troy is a senior Journalism major who wants the sports section of the Torch to be the place that St. John's students go to on a weekly basis for the latest news on their favorite SJU sports teams. He also wants...

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Reza Moreno

Features Editor

Features Editor: Reza is a junior Journalism major and Business minor who hopes to encourage more involvement between students and the Torch whether that is through covering events, or even with a weekly fashion profile. She...

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Angelica Acevedo

News Editor

News Editor: Angelica is a sophomore Journalism major who intends to provide our readers with the most important news happening at St. John's and on a global scale. She also hopes to inform our readers about stories that they...

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