The Torch

2015-2016 Staff

Talia Tirella

Co-Editor-in-Chief: Talia is a senior Journalism major/Government & Politics minor who intends to make the Torch an open organization, to expand our staff writing team and readership, and to grow the Torch as a professional...

Jenny Chen

Co-Editor-in-Chief: Jenny is a senior English major who hopes to increase the Torch's readability of content, writing technique, and level of interest in our readers. She has been with the Torch for three years. [email protected]

Kyle Fitzgerald

Managing Editor: Kyle is a senior Sports Management major who intends to create the paper to be a source of knowledge that students can rely on as an outlet that celebrates the University's many characteristics. [email protected]

Cheyanne Gonzales

General Manager: Cheyanne is a junior Journalism major, dual minoring in Anthropology and English. She intends to expand the newspaper through social media and advertising. Cheyanne has been involved with the Torch since 2013. [email protected]

Amanda Umpierrez

News Editor: Amanda is a senior Journalism major/Government and Politics minor who has been with the Torch for a year and a half. She intends to inform the St. John's community of important information on a local, national and i...

Stephen Zitolo

Sports Editor: Stephen is a senior Journalism major who intends for the sports section to continue to be the number one source for Red Storm sports in the St. John's community. He intends to increase readership of the sec...

Lívia Paula

Features Editor: Lívia is a senior Journalism major who has been involved with the Torch since 2013. She intends to expand the features section and have more stories on students and faculty showing their uniqueness and th...

Jasmine Imani Davis

Entertainment Editor: Jasmine is a senior Journalism major who wants to make a change to the newspaper by bringing in more students who will shine a light on the talent at the University. [email protected]

Suzanne Ciechalski

Opinion Editor: Suzanne is a sophomore Journalism/Government and Politics major who has been involved with the newspaper for eight months. She intends to keep the section growing and to encourage other students to find the...

Sarah Guayante

Chief Copy Editor: Sarah is a sophomore English major who has been involved with the Torch for six months. She intends to make sure that every copy of the newspaper uses clear and concise language  (with no spelling, grammar m...

Samuel Dieudonne

Business Manager: Samuel is a sophomore Communication Arts major who wants the newspaper to be an open platform where students and faculty can always have their voices heard. [email protected]

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...

Brandon Mauk

Digital Sports Manager:  Brandon is a senior going for a major in  journalism major and a minor in history. His goal is to expand The Torch's online presence for publication's sports coverage, increase the section's social...

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