The Torch

2013-2014 Staff

Gina Palermo

Art Director:  Gina is a junior Photojournalism major/Environmental Science minor who intends to make the paper look good and portray content in a simple and elegant manner. She wants the design of the paper to reflect the ...

Diana Colapietro

Photo Editor: Diana is a senior Photojournalism major/International Studies minor who has been involved in the Torch since her freshman year in the fall of 2012. This year she hopes to incorporate more photo spreads in the n...

Kieran Lynch

Contact: [email protected] Two years ago, when I was the Sports Editor, Kieran was the first person to express interest in writing sports for the Torch. He’s been taking initiative like that ever since. Since that time, he’s...

Mitchell Petit-Frere

Contact: [email protected] Mitch likes Cristiano Ronaldo. Other than that, he’s been a great Sports Editor the past year. Mitch came in as the biggest question mark, with only half a year of experience as a staff writer...

Kyle Fitzgerald

Kyle is like a quiet assassin. He doesn’t say much, but he always leaves an indelible mark. As a first semester freshman last fall, Kyle walked bravely into the Torch office and told me that he was interested in writing. Ever...

Jon Perez

Contact: [email protected] Torch Sports will be hit with a heavy dose of enthusiasm as Jon takes over as Sports Editor. He’ll be making the transition from radio to print, as he’s been heavily involved with WSJU Radio...

Christopher Brito

Contact: [email protected] Since day one, Chris has been willing to sit down and learn the tricks and tools necessary to carry out this job. He has been dedicated, not only to reporting and writing on his own stories, but...

Shannon Luibrand

Contact: [email protected] Since Shannon first entered the Torch office, she has shown a willingness to take on whatever story was thrown her way. Whether it was news or features, she displayed a tenacity rarely seen among...

Samantha Albanese

Contact: [email protected] Few have impressed me more in terms of improvement and dedication than Samantha Albanese. The fact that she is assuming the role of entertainment editor as a sophomore is an even more impressive feat....

Diamond Watts-Walker

Last year, the outgoing Art Director called Diamond “pure SWAG,” and it’s hard to argue with that. Her consistently impressive comics and illustrations keep the Torch fresh and fun every week. But her artistic talents are...

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