The Signal

Serving the College since 1885

Sunday March 26th


Editor-in-Chief — Chelsie Derman Editor-in-Chief — Chelsie Derman

Chelsie is a senior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in English. She began writing for The Signal just a few weeks into her freshman year and has since served many editorial roles. As someone who cherishes this paper, she couldn’t be more grateful to spend her last semester serving as Editor-in-Chief. 

Outside of The Signal, Chelsie enjoys creative writing (and aspires to publish a novel one day), jamming out to Taylor Swift and watching many things under the fantasy genre. 

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Managing Editor — Mike Sherr Managing Editor — Mike Sherr

Mike is a junior 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 International editor for a year and is excited to continue to work as the Managing Editor this semester!

Outside of The Signal, Mike is on the executive board for Alpha Kappa Psi and frequently attends Outdoors Club events.

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Managing Editor — Tori Gladstone Managing Editor — Tori Gladstone

Tori is a junior studying English and secondary education along with a masters in special education and a minor in journalism. She has been a part of the Signal since the beginning of her sophomore year as a staff writer and has since transitioned to managing editor during the spring semester of her junior year. 

Tori is passionate about writing about current events/topics and education advocacy. She is the president of the SNJEA club, which is a professional development organization directly connected with the New Jersey Education Association. 

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News Editor — Alessia Contuzi News Editor — Alessia Contuzi

Alessia is a sophomore communication studies major and broadcast & multimedia journalism minor here at the College. She joined The Signal fall of 2021 as a News Staff Writer, became Opinions Editor in the spring, and is now in her second semester as News Editor. Outside of The Signal, she is a TCNJ Ambassador, the Society Events chair for the National Society of Leadership and Success, member of the Student Advisory Board for the Communication Studies Department, and member of Delta Zeta. 

Alessia enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching Friends and eating chocolate chip mint ice cream. She also loves her dog Leo, summers in LBI and Christmas. 

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News Editor — Kaitlin Bavaro News Editor — Kaitlin Bavaro

Kaitlin is a sophomore journalism and professional writing major. She has been writing for The Signal’s News section since the very beginning of her freshman year, covering a variety of on-campus events. Last semester, she was an assistant editor for the Features section, and has since transitioned into being an editor for the News section. 

Outside of The Signal, Kaitlin writes for Her Campus, and is a part of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors society.

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Opinions Editor — Ally Uhlendorf Opinions Editor — Ally Uhlendorf

Ally is a freshman journalism & professional writing major. She started writing for The Signal in fall of 2022 as a staff writer for Features and is excited to work as Opinions Editor this semester! 

Outside of The Signal, Ally is on the A-board for CUB and is a writer for HerCampus. 

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Features Editor — Matthew Kaufman Features Editor — Matthew Kaufman

Matt is a sophomore journalism & professional writing major with minors in business and communications. After becoming a staff writer and assistant editor for the International section, he is excited to move up to features editor this semester.

Outside of The Signal, Matt works for the School of Engineering writing news articles for their website, along with playing with his dog Willy and rooting for the Mets. 

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Arts & Entertainment Editor — Rebecca Heath Arts & Entertainment Editor — Rebecca Heath

Rebecca is a sophomore elementary education and psychology double major with minors in professional writing and women, gender and sexuality studies. She is thrilled to begin her second semester as an Arts & Entertainment Editor! 

Outside of her work with The Signal, Rebecca is a Bonner Community Scholar and a member of the Women in Learning and Leadership program. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, going to the beach and creative writing. 

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Arts and Entertainment  Editor — Tristan Weisenbach Arts and Entertainment Editor — Tristan Weisenbach

Tristan is a sophomore journalism & professional writing major. He joined The Signal in the fall of 2022 and is excited to continue as an Arts & Entertainment Editor this semester!

Besides writing, Tristan also loves photography and music and plays violin in The College’s Orchestra!

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Sports Editor — Eddie Young Sports Editor — Eddie Young

Eddie is an undeclared freshman. He started as a contributor for the sports section of The Signal and is now eager to be the Sports Editor this semester!

He also loves to play intramural sports at TCNJ and is an avid movie watcher. 

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International Editor — Aliyah Siddiqui International Editor — Aliyah Siddiqui

Aliyah is a sophomore biology major at TCNJ. She is looking forward to continuing being the International Editor after writing for The Signal during her freshman year.

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

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Enterprise Editor — Octavia Feliciano Enterprise Editor — Octavia Feliciano

Octavia is a senior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in biology. She has previously written for the International and Features sections of The Signal and is particularly passionate about covering environmental issues.

Outside of her work with The Signal, Octavia enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy novels, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and spending time outdoors.

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Social Media Editor — Ela Kirimca Social Media Editor — Ela Kirimca

Ela is a sophomore early childhood education and psychology double major. She is very excited to grow The Signal’s social media presence!

Outside of The Signal, Ela enjoys going to concerts, listening to music, and going on long drives with her friends.

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Photo Editor — Elizabeth Gladstone Photo Editor — Elizabeth Gladstone

Elizabeth is a sophomore 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 continue her work with The Signal as returning Photo Editor!

Outside of her work with The Signal, she is a sports photographer for the TCNJ Athletic Department, student engagement chair for SNJEA, and a preservice member for NJEA. She enjoys drinking coffee from the lib cafe and spending time with friends. 

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Business Manager — Brian Brown Business Manager — Brian Brown

Brian is a senior Interdisciplinary Business Manager with a minor in professional writing. Prior to this semester he has written for The Signal's Sports section, but hopes to write more this semester. Additionally, he hopes to provide The Signal assistance in reaching the financial goals set by the editors prior to this semester.

Outside of The Signal, Brian was previously a TCNJ baseball player but has decided to not play his senior season to study for the LSAT in hopes of getting into law school. 

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Business Manager — Thomas Kenny Business Manager — Thomas Kenny

Thomas is a sophomore management major. He has previously written for the Opinion section of The Signal. This semester he joins The Signal as the Business Manager.

Outside of The Signal, Thomas finds passion in music and sports and has grown a large fascination for audiobooks and podcasts.

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Web Editor  — Sterly Deracy Web Editor — Sterly Deracy

Sterly’s experience with websites started his freshman year of high school, where he created a new website for the local robotics team and for the school. He enjoyed doing this kind of work, so he researched the tools needed for the web development industry and dove into the world of freelance. Not every website is built the same, and so this always provides a fun challenge with each customer. Even now working with the Signal for three and a half years, there are still things left to learn. He will ensure that The Signal is running smoothly with the latest technologies.

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Production Manager — Navya Sinha Production Manager — Navya Sinha

Navya is a sophomore biology major at TCNJ. She has been in The Signal since freshman year and is looking forward to creating more art as a Graphic Designer.

Outside of The Signal, Navya loves to play the violin as a soloist and in the TCNJ Orchestra, run her art Instagram, dance with Sher Bhangra, and play video games.

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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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