The Signal

Serving the College since 1885

Friday December 9th

Staff

Editor-in-Chief — Elliott Nguyen Editor-in-Chief — Elliott Nguyen

Elliott is a senior Journalism and Professional Writing major. He started at the Signal writing occasional pieces in the Fall 2019 semester, then became a staff writer for News in the Spring of 2020. He has since taken on multiple editing roles, and is excited to serve the TCNJ community as the Signal’s Editor-in-chief.

When he’s not working for the Signal, you can find Elliott most days at Green Lane Fields practicing with TCNJ’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team, for which he is currently the webmaster. Otherwise, he enjoys playing guitar, finding unique board games and taking naps in unorthodox places.

Contact Elliott at nguyene3@tcnj.edu




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, and is excited to work as the Managing Editor this semester.

Outside of The Signal, Mike loves to play music with the TCNJ music department and going on hikes with the Outdoors Club.

Contact Mike at sherrm1@tcnj.edu


Managing Editor — Chelsie Derman Managing Editor — Chelsie Derman

Chelsie Derman 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 as Reviews Editor, Opinions Editor and Arts & Entertainment Editor.

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. She is also an active member in her sorority, Tri Sigma. As one of managing editors, Chelsie will oversee news, opinions, and arts & entertainment, and she couldn’t be more thrilled to help The Signal grow.

Contact Chelsie at dermanc1@tcnj.edu


Director of Operations — Octavia Feliciano Director of Operations — 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. Octavia is looking forward to taking on the role of director of operations this semester.

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

Contact Octavia at felicio2@tcnj.edu


Business Manager — Maxine Donnelly Business Manager — Maxine Donnelly

Maxine is a sophomore Business Management major with a Communications minor at TCNJ. She started off taking photos for the Signal and shortly after joined the staff as the Business Manager for this fall. She’s very excited to be part of the background process that makes The Signal’s newspaper successful!

Outside the Signal, Maxine loves to travel, dance, listen to lots of music, watch many movies and play with her dogs. She is part of the Tap Ensemble and excited to Study Abroad in her Sophomore/Junior year!


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 two years, there are still things left to learn. He will ensure that The Signal is running smoothly with the latest technologies.

Contact Sterly at deracys1@tcnj.edu


News Editor — Alessia Contuzi News Editor — Alessia Contuzi

Alessia is a sophomore Communication Studies major and soon to be Broadcast & Multimedia Journalism minor. She joined The Signal fall of 2021 as a News Staff Writer, became Opinions Editor in the spring, and now is so excited to take on the role of News Editor.

When she is not working with The Signal, Alessia enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching Friends and eating chocolate chip mint ice cream. She loves her dog Leo, summers in LBI and Christmas.

Contact Alessia at contuza1@tcnj.edu


News Editor, Victoria Gladstone News Editor, Victoria 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 involved with The Signal since the beginning of her sophomore year as a staff writer and has since transitioned to news editor during the spring semester of her second year.

Outside of The Signal, she is a part of the executive board for the SNJEA club where she works alongside her peers to learn more about professional development as a future educator. In addition, she is a mentor for the CCS program and a flute player for the TCNJ Concert band.

Contact Tori at gladstt1@tcnj.edu


Features Editor — Kevin Hornibrook Features Editor — Kevin Hornibrook

Kevin is a senior journalism and professional writing major with a minor in computer science. He has been writing for The Signal since his first semester at TCNJ and is looking forward to taking on a new role as the features editor.

Kevin spends the rest of his time subjecting himself to Philadelphia sports teams and watching movies with his housemates.

Contact Kevin at hornibk1@tcnj.edu


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 serving as the Arts and Entertainment Editor this semester! Previously, Rebecca wrote for the Features section in the fall of 2021, and served as the Arts and Entertainment Assistant Editor last spring.

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. Rebecca is very excited to lead and collaborate with a talented group of writers while further exploring her passion for the arts!

Contact Rebecca at heathr2@tcnj.edu



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

Tristan is a sophomore Journalism and Professional Writing major. He began writing for The Signal in the spring of 2022 and is excited to work as the Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor this semester!

When he’s not writing for the Signal, Tristan loves playing violin with the TCNJ Orchestra and likes photography and hiking as well.

Contact Tristan at weisent1@tcnj.edu


International Editor — Aliyah Siddiqui International Editor — Aliyah Siddiqui

Aliyah is a sophomore biology major at TCNJ. She is looking forward to 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.

Contact Aliyah at siddiqa2@tcnj.edu


International Assistant Editor — Matthew Kaufman International Assistant Editor — Matthew Kaufman

Matt is a sophomore journalism & professional writing major with a minor in business & society. After becoming a staff writer for the International section freshman year, he is excited to move up to Assistant Editor of that section 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.

Contact Matt at kaufmam1@tcnj.edu


Sports Editor — Kevin Long Sports Editor — Kevin Long

Kevin is a junior psychology major at TCNJ who has been writing for The Signal since Fall of 2021 and is excited to be moving into the role of Sports Editor this year.

Outside of The Signal Kevin is a part of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity here on campus and is usually overthinking roster changes in TCNJ’s intramural fantasy football league.

Contact Kevin at longk5@tcnj.edu


Opinions Editor — Soo-Rin Kim Opinions Editor — Soo-Rin Kim

Soorin is a first year English major who has been writing for the Signal since her first semester. She looks forward to being part of an amazing staff and helping the paper be the best it can be as Opinion Editor.

When not working on the Signal, Soorin can be found reading, walking her dog, or listening to a podcast.

Contact Soorin at kimc5@tcnj.edu


Social Media Editor — Elizabeth Richardson Social Media Editor — Elizabeth Richardson

Elizabeth is a senior communications and journalism double major at TCNJ. She has been involved with The Signal since freshman year, and has worked as the Social Media Editor for two semesters. She is excited to continue to develop and grow The Signal’s social media presence.

Outside of The Signal, Elizabeth is the Advocacy and Survivorship Chair for Colleges Against Cancer and a member of The Trentones, TCNJ’s only competitive a cappella group.

Contact Elizabeth at richare6@tcnj.edu


Photo Editor — Brandon Montano Photo Editor — Brandon Montano

Brandon is a junior Art Education major and began working with The Signal as a staff photographer during the Spring 2022 semester! Starting this Fall 2022 semester, he will be working as Co-Lead Photo Editor.

Outside of The Signal, Brandon is a Sports Photographer for the TCNJ Athletics Department and a Senator in Student Government for the department of Arts & Communication. He loves creating all kinds of art, but most specifically photography. Brandon also enjoys going for late night walks around campus, hanging out with friends, mid-day naps, and exercising.

Contact Brandon at montanb1@tcnj.edu


Photo Editor, Elizabeth Gladstone Photo Editor, Elizabeth Gladstone

Elizabeth is a sophomore elementary and STEM education major in the five year master’s program for special education. She began as staff photographer for The Signal in the fall of 2021, and will be Co-Photo Editor for The Signal starting in her sophomore year. 

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

Contact Elizabeth at gladste1@tcnj.edu


Graphic Designer — Navya Sinha Graphic Designer — 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.

Contact Navya at sinhan2@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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