Staff

Editorial / Production Office


Tom InfanteEditor-in-Chief Thomas Infante
infantt1@tcnj.edu

Thomas is a junior journalism and professional writing major with a pre-law minor. His involvement at The Signal began in his freshman year, where he contributed regularly as a staff writer. He then held the positions of Reviews Editor and Arts & Entertainment Editor during his sophomore year, and most recently served as Managing Editor in fall 2017. As Editor-in-chief, Thomas hopes to use his passion for detailed writing and reporting to make The Signal the best newspaper it can be.

Thomas has held a passion for writing since an early age, mostly due to a love of reading. He tries to read interesting and insightful books in his spare time, being particularly inspired by the works of science fiction authors Douglas Adams and George Orwell. Thomas is also an avid listener of music. He has played the guitar for about five years, and has been described as “pretty good.” His other favorite activities include eating, sleeping and watching “The Sopranos” over and over again.

 

Managing Editor Michelle Lampariello
lamparm2@tcnj.edu

Michelle is a sophomore communication studies major on the public and mass track and public health minor. Michelle has been writing for The Signal since August of her freshman year, and she is thrilled to be Managing Editor this semester! Michelle has previously served as News Editor, Nation & World Editor and Features Assistant. In her precious free time, you can find her watching movies with her friends, or curled up under a blanket with a mystery novel.

 

 

News Editor — Elizabeth Zakaim
zakaime1@tcnj.edu

Elizabeth is a junior journalism and psychology major and News Editor at The Signal. She started writing for the paper her first semester of freshman year and hasn’t stopped since. Last semester, she held the position of Arts & Entertainment Editor.

When she is not writing, Elizabeth can be found rehearsing with the Treblemakers, the all-female a cappella group on campus, or analyzing poetry for the College’s literary magazine, Lion’s Eye.

 

News Editor — Brielle Bryan
bryanb2@tcnj.edu

Brielle is a junior marketing major with a minor in journalism. She began writing stories for The Signal in the first semester of her freshman year. She loves being a beat writer for the Cop Shop section of the newspaper. She is also a member of College Chorale and has had the opportunity to sing Christmas music with the Philadelphia Orchestra on three separate occasions. She is also an active member of the Entrepreneurship Club.

Brielle worked as a waitress for over four years at two different restaurant establishments: JB’s 57 Diner in Manchester, and Basile’s Italian Restaurant in Freehold. She has also interned at Johnson & Johnson as a Consumer Marketing Co-op.

When Brielle isn’t interning or writing stories for the newspaper, she is most likely to be found singing along to classic ’80s music, holding her black cat named Bruce Wayne or watching her favorite shows on The CW.

 

Sports Editor — Miguel Gonzalez
gonzam23@tcnj.edu

Miguel is a junior journalism/professional writing and political science major. Miguel jumped to The Signal in his first semester as the field hockey beat writer. Since then, he has covered nearly every sport Lions Athletics has to offer. Miguel also takes dazzling photos for the Signal as well.

Outside of the newspaper, Miguel is part of the College’s Educational Opportunity Fund and serves as a junior facilitator for the Leadership Development Program. Miguelloves the New York Yankees (#AllriseforAaronJudge), Trenton Thunder, Manchester United and New York Giants. Miguel is striving for a career in sports journalism in the future.

Sports Editor — Malcolm J. Luck
luckm1@tcnj.edu

Malcolm is a junior Marketing major and the Sports Editor at The Signal, and also covers the track & field events. Born and raised in Montclair, Malcolm has maintained an interest in sports since his youth, playing real sports like high school baseball as well as video game sports like MLB The Show. His likes include the Dallas Cowboys and New York Mets, while his dislikes include poor internet connection and haters. Outside of The Signal, Malcolm is a brother of the Phi Alpha Delta fraternity, and is an all around stand-up guy. In his free time, you can catch Malcolm playing Madden in his room, vibing to some Frank Ocean and keeping it real.

 

Arts & Entertainment Editor Heidi Cho
choh2@tcnj.edu

Heidi is a sophomore journalism major with an interactive multimedia minor. She considers her freshman year the better for having written for The Signal, both as a writer and a member of the community. After one semester as the news assistant, she is excited to be an editor and continue to contribute as a staff writer. She also enjoys all forms of interactive storytelling from Dungeons & Dragons and video games.

 

Features Editor — Lily Firth
firthl1@tcnj.edu

Lily is a junior English major with a minor in creative writing and marketing. She began writing for The Signal her freshman year at the College, mostly for the reviews section. She then held the position of Reviews Editor before becoming Features Editor this semester. Lily hopes to gain practical experience at The Signal, as she is interested in becoming a novel or magazine editor when she graduates. She loves to be involved, as she is in the English Honor Society, INK club, an editor for the Lion’s Eye Magazine, and in Delta Zeta. She loves sitcoms, Tarantino movies, biking, music of all genres, and reading realistic fiction. Lily would die for any Philly sports team, except the 76ers. Although she is committed to editing, she would love to become the next J.K. Rowling or Jodi Picoult, as she loves to write in her free time.

 

Opinions Editor Emmy Liederman
liedere1@tcnj.edu

Emmy is a freshman journalism and professional writing major with a minor in Spanish. She has been writing for The Signal since the beginning of her freshman year and is thrilled to hold the position of Spring 2018 Opinions Editor. As a senior in high school, Emmy was Editor-in-Chief of her high school’s weekly, uncensored newspaper, Hi’s Eye. Emmy is also a volunteer for the Bonner Institute’s program El Centro, which provides free English classes for Spanish-speaking adults in Trenton. She is passionate about journalism and its potential to shine a light on social issues.

 

Nation & World Editor Breeda Bennett-Jones
bennett4@tcnj.edu

Breeda is a freshman Communication Studies major on the Public & Mass track with a minor in Art History. She joined the staff in her first semester as News Assistant and previously contributed as a Staff Writer. As Nation & World editor, Breeda hopes to gain a worldly perspective on news and sharpen her editing skills.

Breeda writes most frequently for the News and Features sections, as well as contributing to the Opinions section. Her interest in writing comes from her deep love of reading and admiration for female authors including Charlotte Brontë, Edna O’Brien, and Amy Tan. In her spare time, Breeda loves playing Chopin on her 1911 Steinway, watching movies, and talking to her mom
on the phone.

 

Reviews Editor — Nadir Roberts
robertm5@tcnj.edu

Nadir is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major. He began writing for The Signal his freshman year at the College. Very eager and excited to work with The Signal as the new reviews editor, Nadir has provided great articles for the Arts & Entertainment section of the paper and will continue to help the paper in anyway possible.

When he’s not writing, Nadir enjoys to listen to music, take pictures, and read up on new pop culture and fashion, and of course Netflix. He also enjoys sports, and hanging out with friends. His goal is to get an internship at Complex Magazine before he graduates.

Production Manager Julia Marnin
marninj1@tcnj.edu

Julia is a sophomore English major and Journalism minor. She began writing for the Signal her freshman year and continues to so. This is her first semester holding a position in The Signal office. As production manager, she is excited to become more involved. Julia also writes for TCNJ’s chapter of Her Campus and The Odyssey Online. She is an active member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority on campus. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely at the beach, in the nearest coffee shop, or binge-watching Netflix.

 

Web Editor — Heather Haase
haaseh1@tcnj.edu

Heather is a junior English major with minors in professional writing and marketing. Heather started writing for the Signal the fall semester of her junior year. She is incredibly excited to join editorial staff of the Signal this semester as web editor. 

Outside of The Signal, Heather works as a Griffin mentor for new transfer students at the College. She is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Golden Key, Outdoors Club, and Ski and Snowboard Club. In her free time, Heather enjoys reading memoirs, listening to music, and getting (temporarily) lost in the woods. 


Social Media Editor Maddi Ference
ferencm2@tcnj.edu

Maddi is a junior journalism major. She started writing for the Arts and Entertainment section of The Signal in her freshman year and is excited to get more involved this semester as the Social Media Editor.

Outside of The Signal, Maddi is a part of the TCNJ Chapter of Her Campus and is also a sister of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. In her spare time, Maddi enjoys napping, binge watching “The Office” and “Shameless” on Netflix, and looking at various pictures of dogs on the Internet.

 

Social Media Editor — Kristen Frohlich
frohlik1@tcnj.edu

Kristen is a sophomore communication studies major with minors in marketing and human resources management. She began writing for the Opinions section her freshman year, and is super excited to hold a position this semester. Aside from The Signal, Kristen is a writer for The OdysseyOnline and a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication’s Honor Society. In her free time, Kristen loves to watch Netflix, eat, and take naps.

 

Photo Editor — Meagan McDowell
mcdowem4@tcnj.edu

Meagan is a sophomore psychology major. She started with the Signal during her freshman year and is excited to become more involved as the Photo Editor. In addition to the Signal, Meagan is a member of the Leadership Development Program and the Residence Hall Association. When she’s not taking photos, she can be found watching Netflix, playing a sport she’s definitely terrible at, or obsessing over her puppy, Raleigh.

 

Copy Editor — Danielle Silvia
silviad2@tcnj.edu

Danielle is a junior communication studies major with minors in marketing and public health. She previously served as social media editor and is now proudly a copy editor for The Signal. When she is not writing for The Signal or working as a copy editor, she enjoys running, spending time with friends and family, and listening to music. She is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega, social media editor of Catholic Campus Ministry, and treasurer of the Pre-Law society. She aspires to either go to law school or obtain a career in the field of public relations after graduation. Danielle would like to thank all of her friends and family for their support, and looks forward to another great semester with The Signal!

Copy Editor — Gianna Melillo
melillg1@tcnj.edu

Gianna is a junior double major in Philosophy and Journalism & Professional Writing. She has been writing for the signal since her Freshman year. She particularly enjoys covering  guest speakers and on-campus events. Gianna is a member of the College’s Women’s Cross Country and Track Teams. Additionally, Gianna is a member of WTSR News Staff and the Philosophy Honors Society. Gianna is fluent in Spanish and hopes to utilize this skill by reporting on Latin American and World affairs in the future.

 

Tom Munnia

Business Manager — Tom Munnia
tmunnia@gmail.com

Tom is a junior business major. This is his second semester working for The Signal. For many years he has always been intrigued by business and is now happy he is in a position to explore that. Tom hopes to use The Signal as an outlet to let him grow in the business field. Along with working at The Signal, Tom is also an active brother of the Phi Alpha Delta fraternity. Some of Tom’s hobbies include playing chess, watching movies and TV shows and going to the beach.

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.

If you have any questions, email signal@tcnj.edu.

For any business or ad inquiries, email signalad@tcnj.edu.

Looking for somebody? Check out our previous staff lists: Fall 2018Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015Spring 2015Spring 2014, Fall 2013Spring 2013Fall 2012Spring 2012 and Fall 2011.

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