The Torch

2019-2020 Staff

Morgan C. Mullings


Morgan is a senior journalism major and has been with the Torch since her freshman year. She served as opinion editor for Spring 2018 and helped create the Human Resources Manager position (formerly known as Outreach Manager)....

Amanda Negretti

Managing Editor

Amanda Negretti is a senior Advertising major who plans to graduate this fall. In her time at the Torch, she has been a photographer, Photo Editor, Creative Director, and now our Managing Editor. She will be starting as a Digital...

Spencer Clinton

Creative Director

Spencer is a senior with two years spent at the Torch. Before he was Creative Director, he was a staff photographer, then Photo Editor. As a photographer, he has done freelance shoots on and off campus, including a shoot for a...

Andreina Rodriguez

News Editor

Andreina is a senior who has been with the Torch since her sophomore year as a staff writer and photographer. Last year she served as Assistant Social Media Manager, and this year her goal is to cover as much news as possible...

Nick Bello

Sports Editor

Nick Bello is a junior who has been with the Torch for three years as Assistant Photo Editor, Social Media Manager, and now Sports Editor. As a staff writer who has covered countless games on the St. John's Campus, Nick is excited...

Dayra Santana

Features Editor

Dayra Santana is a junior who has been at the Torch for one year, as Assistant Features Editor. This year, she's the Features Editor and is looking forward to working closely with her writers to build a compelling and creative...

Destinee Scott

Opinion Editor

Destinee Scott, the Torch's Opinion Editor, has been writing for the Opinion section since 2018. She's known for her women's column, the Wave of Women! Destinee was a Staff Writer for uInterview and previously a Graphics Design...

Patrick Loftus

Chief Copy Editor

Patrick is a junior English major and journalism minor who is in his first year with the Torch. He is excited to begin working on the Editorial Board as Cheif Copy Editor. Along with working for the newspaper, he is also a member...

Amber Borden

Social Media Manager

Amber is a senior involved in the Torch and WSJU Radio with her show "The Amber Alert." Part of the Torch since her freshman year, Amber served a semester as Assitant Features Editor, and she is now the Social Media Manager. During...

Shaolin Barid

Human Resources Manager

Shaolin is a sophomore majoring in Biology and is serving the Torch as Human Resources Manager, maintaining all staff and onboarding processes. She has interned for a pre-IPO digital therapeutics company this past summer and is...

Jenna Woo

Design Editor

Jenna Woo is a senior Graphic Design major who has been at the torch since her junior year as Assistant Designer. In her spare time she goes to fundraisers and networking events hosted by her external scholarship, but during the...

Priyanka Gera

Culture Editor

Priyanka is a Sophomore double major in Environmental Science and Spanish. She previously served as Assistant Culture Editor last year, and is now the Culture Editor. Around campus she is a member of Omega Phi Theta, Phi Sigma...

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