The Signal

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Friday April 19th

Staff

Victoria Gladstone - Editor-in-Chief Spring 2024 Victoria Gladstone - Editor-in-Chief Spring 2024

Tori is a senior English and secondary education major with a minor in journalism and is set to study special education for her master's degree. She joined the Signal in 2021 as a news writer and was promoted to managing editor during her junior spring semester. Now, as Editor-in-Chief of her senior spring, she’s excited to celebrate her final semester as an undergraduate working with the Signal staff and upholding the great reputation of the organization. 

Victoria is passionate about writing about education advocacy and current events. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. 

Contact Tori at gladstt1@tcnj.edu 


Matt Kaufman - Managing Editor Spring 2024 Matt Kaufman - Managing Editor Spring 2024

Matt is a junior journalism & professional writing major with minors in marketing and communications. He joined The Signal as a staff writer for the International Section during his freshman year. This is his second semester as managing editor and he is so excited to continue growing The Signal.

Outside of The Signal, Matt is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the College’s English Honors Society, and enjoys playing with his dog Willy and rooting for the New York Mets. 

Contact Matt at kaufmam1@tcnj.edu.


Tristan Weinbach - Managing Editor Spring 2024 Tristan Weinbach - Managing Editor Spring 2024

Tristan is a junior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in art administration and cultural entrepreneurship. He joined The Signal in the fall of 2022 as an arts & entertainment editor, and he’s excited to work as managing editor this semester!

Outside of writing, Tristan enjoys music, hiking, cooking and traveling!

Contact Tristan at weisent@tcnj.edu


Rebecca Heath - News Editor Spring 2024 Rebecca Heath - News Editor Spring 2024

Rebecca is a junior psychology and communication studies double major with a minor in professional writing. She is thrilled to serve as a news editor this semester! Previously, she served as an arts & entertainment editor for three semesters. 

Outside of her work with The Signal, Rebecca is a Bonner Community Scholar and a member of Theta Phi Alpha. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, going to the beach, and creative writing. 

Contact Rebecca at heathr2@tcnj.edu


Liz Ciocher - News Editor Spring 2024 Liz Ciocher - News Editor Spring 2024

Liz is a senior at the College studying journalism and professional writing while taking a minor in creative writing. After graduating with an Associate’s degree from Ocean County College in 2022, she transferred to the College and found her place in The Signal. Prior to this semester, Liz has been a contributing writer, staff writer, and Arts & Entertainment Editor for our program.

Outside of The Signal, Liz spends a lot of time watching movies, reading, and weight training. She is always looking for something to write about! 

Contact Liz at ciochee1@tcnj.edu


Ally Uhlendorf - A&E Editor Spring 2024 Ally Uhlendorf - A&E Editor Spring 2024

Ally is a sophomore Journalism & Professional Writing major. She started working for The Signal her freshman fall semester as a Staff Writer for the Features section. Ally then became the Opinions Editor, and then News Editor last semester. She is extremely excited to edit for the Arts & Entertainment section this spring!

Outside of The Signal, Ally is an Executive Board Member and Social Media Manager for CUB. She loves music, spending time with friends and family, and movies. 


Isabella Darcy - A&E Editor Spring 2024 Isabella Darcy - A&E Editor Spring 2024

Izzy is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major with a minor in communication studies. She joined The Signal at the beginning of her freshman year as a Staff Writer for the News Section. Izzy worked as Opinions Editor last semester, and is excited to be working as an Editor for Arts & Entertainment this semester. 

Outside of The Signal, Izzy enjoys watching movies, going to concerts and spending time with her friends. 

Contact Izzy at darcyi1@tcnj.edu


Alena Bitonti - Features Editor Spring 2024 Alena Bitonti - Features Editor Spring 2024

Alena is a freshman Communication Studies major. She joined The Signal at the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester as a Staff Writer for Arts & Entertainment. She is excited to take on the role of Features Editor for Spring 2024!

Outside of The Signal, Alena is a member of the Associate Board for the College Union Board. She enjoys going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.


Aliyah Siddiqui - Nation & World Editor Spring 2024 Aliyah Siddiqui - Nation & World Editor Spring 2024

Aliyah is a junior biology major at TCNJ. She started writing for The Signal during her freshman year as a News contributor and later as a Nation & World staff writer. She looks forward to continuing as the Nation & World Editor this semester. 

Outside of The Signal, Aliyah enjoys taking walks, reading, and spending time with her family.

Contact Aliyah at siddiqa2@tcnj.edu.


Eddie Young - Sports Editor Spring 2024 Eddie Young - Sports Editor Spring 2024

Eddie is a sophomore statistics major. He started as a contributor for the sports section of The Signal and is now entering his third semester as the Sports Editor.

Outside of The Signal, he also loves to play intramural sports at TCNJ and is an avid movie watcher. 

Contact Eddie at younge4@tcnj.edu 


Kate Zydor - Opinions Editor Spring 2024 Kate Zydor - Opinions Editor Spring 2024

Kate is a freshman psychology major with a counseling and clinical specialization. She joined The Signal in the Fall of 2023 as a News section staff writer and now looks forward to continuing her work on the publication as an Opinions editor!

Outside of The Signal, Kate is an active member of the Student Government, serving as the Vice President of Public Relations for the Class of 2027 and the Mental Health Chair. She enjoys reading, journaling, and spending time with friends over a cup of coffee.

Contact Kate at zydork1@tcnj.edu


Mike Sherr - Copy Editor Spring 2024 Mike Sherr - Copy Editor Spring 2024

Mike is a senior political science major with a minor in environmental studies. He started writing for The Signal in the fall of 2020, covering Student Government and Student Finance Board. Since then he served as nation & world editor, managing editor, and served as Editor-in-Chief last semester.

Outside of The Signal, Mike is a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi and interning for a local environmental nonprofit. 

Contact Mike at sherrm1@tcnj.edu


Elizabeth Gladstone - Multimedia Coordinator Spring 2024 Elizabeth Gladstone - Multimedia Coordinator Spring 2024

Elizabeth is a junior elementary and iSTEM education major in the five-year master’s program for special education. She has been working with The Signal since fall of 2021, her first semester at TCNJ. She is excited to return as The Signal’s Multimedia Editor!

Outside of her work with The Signal, she is a sports photographer for the TCNJ Athletic Department, Vice President of SNJEA, an EMT, and a member of Sigma Kappa. She enjoys drinking coffee in the lib cafe and spending time with friends. 

Contact Elizabeth at gladste1@tcnj.edu


Shane Gillespie - Photo Editor Spring 2024 Shane Gillespie - Photo Editor Spring 2024

Shane is a junior interactive multimedia major. He has been working for The Signal since the spring 2023 semester in the photography department. He’s ecstatic to be back as the photo editor this semester!

Outside of The Signal, Shane enjoys video editing, working on his own photography, spending time with his girlfriend, and defending the Philadelphia 76ers.

Contact Shane at Gilless1@tcnj.edu


Ela Kirimca - Social Media Coordinator Spring 2024 Ela Kirimca - Social Media Coordinator Spring 2024

Ela is a junior early childhood education and psychology major. She joined The Signal in Fall 2021 and is excited to keep growing their social media presence as the returning Social Media Coordinator!

Outside of The Signal, Ela loves listening to music, vanilla lattes, and Snoopy. 

Contact Ela at kirimce1@tcnj.edu


Jenna Weldon - Web Editor Spring 2024 Jenna Weldon - Web Editor Spring 2024

Jenna is a sophomore and she is studying Computer Science. She has been working with The Signal as Web Editor since the fall, and she is looking forward to working with them for another semester!

Outside of The Signal, Jenna is involved in Kappa Theta Pi, the technology fraternity at TCNJ. She enjoys skiing, listening to music, watching television, going to concerts, and spending time with friends.

Contact Jenna at weldonj2@tcnj.edu


Liam Simonelli - Editorial Cartoonist Spring 2024 Liam Simonelli - Editorial Cartoonist Spring 2024

Liam is currently a junior working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. This is his second semester drawing for The Signal. His mission as an editorial cartoonist is to make readers laugh and think about the issues of our time. 

Aside from The Signal, he works part-time with Counterpoint.com, a press syndicate where he contributes cartoons and distributes the works of others to clients. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, Politico.com, The Star-Ledger, The Tampa Bay Times, The Dayton Daily News, and more. He is an avid music fan and loyal cat dad.

Contact Liam at simonel1@tcnj.edu


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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