Editorial / Production Office

Editor-in-Chief– Tom Kozlowski

Tom KozlowskiTom is a junior political science major, Spanish minor and creative writer who has worked on The Signal since his first semester at the College. He has previously served as the Managing Editor, News Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Opinions Editor and Opinions Assistant. Ordering pizza on time is the most productive work Tom does every week. All the same, he is a reputable source of obscure pop culture references and bad poetry for all ages.

Managing Editor­ – Julie Kayzerman

JulieJulie Kayzerman is a junior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in United States studies. She has been writing for The Signal since her freshman year where she started as a news assistant. She has formerly been the Sports Editor and the News Editor in what was a Shakira-filled semester with Tom.

She’s interned as sports reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and as a news reporter for The Jersey Journal. She also has previously interned as the beat writer for the Philadelphia Wings, a features intern for METRO US in New York City and as an editorial intern at Vicinity Media Group. She is also the captain of TCNJ’s Women’s Club Soccer team and is a huge fan of the New York Rangers, despite any pro-Devil statuses Peter Fiorilla may write on her Facebook.

News Editor – Colleen Murphy


Colleen is a junior journalism and professional writing major with minors in women’s and gender studies and communication studies. She throws javelin and discus for the College’s track team and is on the executive board of Women in Learning and Leadership. Colleen has interned with both Seventeen’s and Cosmopolitan’s web teams (and loved it)! For the past two summers, she coached her town’s swim team, but at most times, you can find Colleen on Twitter, Buzzfeed or on the couch watching T.V. In this picture, she is freaking out at a One Direction concert.

News Editor – Sydney Shaw


Sydney is a sophomore journalism major and communication studies minor who has worked with The Signal since her freshman year. She joined the staff as News Assistant and later was elected as Opinions Editor. When she’s not writing, Sydney can be found binge-watching Downton Abbey, cuddling with her cat Simon, struggling to defend the Pittsburgh Steelers’ reputation or counting down the seconds until she gets to see The Decemberists in concert. Perhaps most importantly, Sydney is a proud member of Ravenclaw House: “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”

Sports Editor – Matthew Bowker

Matt Bowker

Matt is a junior journalism major with a minor in communication studies. He is the sports editor. In the fall, Matt has an internship with Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia, where he hopes to work when he graduates. He is also the king of Anchorman quotes and Game of Thrones trivia.


Features Editor– Kimberly Ilowski

img_2442 (1)Kim is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major and interactive multimedia minor who has written for the paper since her first semester. Previously, she has served as Review Editor and Arts & Entertainment Assistant and continues to write her weekly humor blog Kim’s Declassified College Survival Guide online. She is also a radio DJ for the College’s own 91.3 FM WTSR, where she can explore her passions for music and broadcast. Catch her Wednesday mornings from 8-10am on the dial or online. When she’s not busy with The Signal, wait, who is she kidding? In the magical world of free time, Kim enjoys sleeping, going to shows and taking pictures.

Arts & Entertainment Editor– Jonathan Edmondson

Jonathan Edmondson is a sophomore journalism major and Jonathan Edmondson
psychology minor. In addition to writing for The Signal, he is an active member of both All College Theatre (ACT) and TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT) where he can be seen onstage or behind-the-scenes.  This summer he will be interning with NJ Advance Media in the entertainment division and starting in the fall he will begin serving as treasurer for TMT. Holding the position of Arts & Entertainment editor is a dream come true, for it combines his love of art and writing in one creative package. He is obsessed with popular culture, Sara Bareilles and the color red. His dream is to one day write for Entertainment Weekly and prove that entertainment journalism is far more than just celebrity gossip.

Opinions Editor – Ellie Schuckman

_DSC0029A Ellie is a freshman journalism major who previously served as News Assistant. Actively involved with Lions’ Televisions, she aspires to one day work in sports broadcasting. She is a die-hard New York Rangers fan and loves to write. In her spare time she can be found relaxing with friends while binge watching tv shows.

Nation & World Editor – Jess Ganga

Jessica Ganga is a sophomore journalism major. Jess has previously served as Opinions Assistant and Social Media Editor for the paper. In addition to writing for the sports section of The Signal, she is a sister of Theta Phi Alpha and co-president of Ed@TCNJ. In her spare time Jess loves listening to music, photography and watching her favorite shows (Friday Night Lights!) on Netflix.

Review Editor – Mackenzie Cutruzzula



Mackenzie Cutruzzula is a sophomore journalism major started her time at The Signal last semester as the Arts and Entertainment assistant.  When she’s not writing articles, she’s managing the social media accounts for She’s The First*{TCNJ}, the non-profit organization that raises money for girls’ education in third world countries. This winter, Mackenzie traveled with the College to England to study British Theatre and dreams of returning there everyday.

Web Editor – Olivia Rizzo

CIMG3321Olivia is a sophomore Journalism/ Professional Writing major with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is thrilled to be joining The Signal  editorial team for the first time after spending her last two semesters writing for the paper. Olivia is also an executive board member of Women in Learning and Leadership, as well as being a sister of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Her favorite activities besides writing include reading YA novels and spending too much time on the internet. 

Social Media Editor – Mylin Batipps

staff bio photoMylin Batipps is a senior journalism major and a linguistics minor. He has written forThe Signal since his freshman year, having served as a Production Manager, Nation and World Editor, News Assistant, and now, Social Media Editor. He has also interned for South Jersey Magazine. Outside of the journalism world, Mylin writes poetry, plays percussion in concert band and pep band, and juggles knives for the College’s Circus Club.


Business Manager – Courtney Wirths
Courtney WirthsCourtney is a junior finance major and economics minor.
At The Signal, she has previously served as a news assistant, photo editor and opinions editor. At her current position, Courtney can combine and work with both her passion for business and love of the The Signal. She is the current President of the Economics Club and an active young Republican. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys the outdoors, cooking and reading the Wall Street Journal.


The Signal is also created with the help of its editorial and photo assistants, as well as many staff writers, columnists, staff photographers and correspondents who work every week to deliver the news to The College of New Jersey community.


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Can’t find somebody? Check out our previous staff lists: Spring 2014, Fall 2013Spring 2013Fall 2012Spring 2012 and Fall 2011.

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