The Torch

2018-2019 Staff

Angelica Acevedo

Editor-in-Chief

Angelica Acevedo is a senior journalism major with a minor in history. She has been involved with the Torch since her freshman year, and served as News Editor, Social Media Manager, Opinion Editor and Managing Editor in the past...

Isabella Bruni

Managing Editor

Isabella Bruni is a senior journalism major with a minor in Italian. Isabella hopes to maintain the Torch’s vast news coverage and increase its online presence all while focusing on managing the business side of the newspaper ...

Amanda Negretti

Creative Director

Amanda Negretti is a junior advertising communications major. She spent the last year as Photo Editor, following her start as a staff photographer and then Assistant Photo Editor. Her goals this year are to create intriguing c...

Derrell Bouknight

News Editor

Derrell Bouknight is a senior broadcast journalism major who has been involved with the Torch since his freshman year. Starting as a sports staff writer and Assistant Sports Editor before assuming the role of Sports Editor durin...

Brendan Myers

Sports Editor

Brendan Myers is a junior journalism major with a minor in sport management. He spent his sophomore year as both a staff writer and Assistant Sports Editor before stepping into the Sports Editor role. As Sports Editor, Brendan...

Beverly Danquah

Features Editor

Have any questions? Email Beverly at [email protected] 

Samantha DeNinno

Entertainment Editor

Samantha DeNinno is a sophomore history major with a minor in Spanish. She started working at the Torch last fall as a copyeditor and staff writer before becoming the Assistant Entertainment Editor in the spring semester. This ye...

Beatriz da Costa

Opinion Editor

Beatriz da Costa is a junior communications major with a minor in international studies. She joined the Torch in fall of 2016 as a staff writer. Her goal is to motivate students into writing what they truly feel and gaining mov...

Spencer Clinton

Photo Editor

Spencer Clinton is a junior psychology major with a minor in photojournalism. He joined the Torch in fall 2017 as a photographer and is currently studying abroad on the DTW program, where he contributed a story for the study abroad sp...

Erin Bola

Chief Copy Editor

Erin Bola is a senior journalism major with a minor in public relations. She started as a copy editor at the Torch during her freshman year and spent the last two years as the Social Media Manager. Her goal is to increase copy ed...

Jillian Ortiz

Assistant Copy Editor

Jillian Ortiz is a sophomore journalism major hoping to minor in Spanish. She joined the Torch in fall 2017 as a staff writer and then served as Assistant News Editor for the spring 2018 semester. This year, she hopes to help re...

Nick Bello

Social Media Manager

Nick Bello is a sophomore communications major. He spent his freshman year as Assistant Photo Editor and also wrote for the Sports and News sections. This year, he looks to increase the social media presence of the Torch by creati...

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