Staff


Editor in Chief

Vivian Milan, ’18

Major(s): English

Minor(s): music and journalism

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Definitely the “Inked With Meaning” articles! I wrote a two-part story about the meanings and stories behind students’ tattoos. It was fascinating to learn about people just through their tattoos.

Fun fact: I once wrote a research paper on the use of literary devices in rap.

SJU Email: vm625010@sju.edu | hawk.editorial@gmail.com

Twitter: @Oblivivian


Managing Editor

Franki Rudnesky, ’18

Major(s): English

Minor(s): Italian

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Last fall I wrote a story on fashion in politics and how female politicians are more closely scrutinized based on how they look and what they wear. I interviewed local politicians and wrote a story that truly mattered to me!

Fun fact: I wrote a 10 page research paper on memes. (And I’m from the Blueberry Capital of the World.)

SJU Email: fr624376@sju.edu

Twitter: @frankimaria


Copy Chief

Emma Seely,  ’18

Major(s): English and psychology

Minor(s): gender studies

Favorite assignment on The Hawk:

Fun fact: I spent the summer asking random people on the streets of Philadelphia to write poetry as a part of my Summer Scholars Project, Poems of Philadelphia.

SJU Email: es620266@sju.edu

Twitter: @Emma_Ramaaa


Assistant Copy

Becky Hartman,  ’18

Major(s): Communications and English

Minor(s):

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Getting to read all sections of news every week and having the opportunity to complete every puzzle, word search, Sudoku and more that comes through copy!

Fun fact: I usually bring a book of crossword puzzles with me almost everywhere I go.

SJU Email: rh619769@sju.edu

Twitter: @beckyahartman


Assistant Copy

Amber Denham,  ’18

Major(s): English

Minor(s): communications

Favorite assignment on The Hawk:

Fun fact: I (almost) met Bruce Springsteen at the Devon Horse Show when I was younger!

SJU Email: ad618690@sju.edu

Twitter: @mBERCROMBIE


News Editor

Charley Rekstis, ’20

Major(s): English

Minor(s):

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Profile on Charles Reilly, ’50.

Fun fact: I am named after Charlotte Brontë.

SJU Email: cr667058@sju.edu

Twitter: @charleyrekstis


Assistant News Editor

Tess Hill, ’18

Major(s): political science

Minor(s): journalism

Favorite assignment on The Hawk:

Fun fact: Pam from the TV show “The Office” went to my high school.

SJU Email: th619025@sju.edu

Twitter: @yoitsmetess


Opinions Editor

Brittany Swift, ’20

Major(s): English

Minor(s): political science

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Writing for the point/counterpoint section during Election time. I loved researching issues and reading opposing viewpoints

Fun fact: I’ve lived in 5 different states: New York, Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania (twice actually) and North Carolina.

SJU Email: brittany.swift@sju.edu | thehawkopinions@gmail.com

Twitter:


Assistant Opinions Editor

Ann Marie Maloney, ‘18

Major(s): Political Science

Minor(s):

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: An opinion piece I wrote about the importance of voting in local elections, centered around the Democratic primary election for Philadelphia District Attorney.

Fun fact: I have only one wisdom tooth.

SJU Email: am611661@sju.edu | thehawkopinions@gmail.com

Twitter: @Ann_M_Maloney

 


Lifestyle Editor

Rose Weldon, ’19

Major(s): communications

Minor(s): journalism

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Interviewing Oscar winner Danny Boyle when he came to Philadelphia to promote T2 Trainspotting last spring.

Fun fact: I was once called for jury duty and was picked as a juror, but didn’t have to serve.

SJU Email: cw640869@sju.edu | thehawklifestyle@gmail.com

Twitter:@RoseByAnyName11

 


Assistant Lifestyle Editor

Emily Graham, ’20

Major(s): communications

Minor(s): Spanish

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Writing about Girls Auto Clinic, an auto shop and salon run entirely by women. I loved getting the opportunity to speak to the mechanics and learn about their experiences.

Fun fact: I have donated my hair four times and I am growing it out for a fifth.

SJU Email: eg663057@sju.edu

Twitter: @emgraham26

 


Sports Editor

Nick Mandanaro, ’18

Major(s): mathematics

Minor(s): Spanish

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: My story on Isaiah Miles’ breakout year.

Fun fact: I had to sing the National Anthem during my very first time on radio, and was cut off midway through the second line because it was “horrible.”

SJU Email: nm625867@sju.edu | hawksports.sju@gmail.com

Twitter: @nmandarano

 


Assistant Sports Editor

Alex Hargrave, ’20

Major(s): English and communications

Minor(s): entertainment marketing

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: My favorite assignment would have to be the first men’s basketball game that I covered, a home game against Temple. Sitting on the press row around real journalists for the first time was a great experience.

Fun fact: The “apparently” kid is from my hometown.

SJU Email: ah660622@sju.edu

Twitter: @alexhargrave9

 


Creative Director

Kaitlyn Patterson, ’20

Major(s): communications

Minor(s):

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: As stressful as it was, I enjoyed putting together the Commencement Issue for graduation.

Fun fact: I have climbed (on) the pyramids in Egypt.

SJU Email: kp663641@sju.edu

Twitter: @kwirlyb

 


Photo Editor

Luke Malanga, ’20

Major(s): sports marketing

Minor(s):

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Designing a front page graphic of Barbelin.

Fun fact: I’m a twin.

SJU Email: lm661019@sju.edu

Twitter: @lmal1997

 


Social Media Manager

Victoria Tralies, ’18

Major(s): English

Minor(s): Spanish

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Getting to sit down every week with the staff and discuss, lead and collaborate editorial. It was such a privilege and I’m so grateful to have had those experiences in op-ed.

Fun fact: Last summer I hitchhiked alone from France to Italy after I missed a booked flight.

SJU Email: vt623545@sju.edu

Twitter: @VictoriaTralies


Assistant Social Media Manager

Anna Smollen, ’19

Major(s): communications and digital media

Minor(s): art and sociology

Favorite assignment on The Hawk:

Fun fact: There was a horror movie filmed in my house.

SJU Email: anna.smollen@sju.edu

Twitter:


Online Creative Director

Kelly Smith, ’19

Major(s): communications

Minor(s): advertising & promotions and art

Favorite assignment on The Hawk:

Fun fact: Once the Queen of England rode past me and my friends in a horse drawn carriage and waved back at us!

SJU Email: ks641060@sju.edu

Twitter: @kelly_smith19


Business Manager

Michael Zito, ‘18

Major(s): Accounting

Minor(s): Film Studies

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Commencement issue was insane but it was a high octane experience that I enjoyed putting together

Fun Fact: I visited Florence & Rome this past summer and it gave me a newfound respect for spirituality.

SJU Email: mz625903@sju.edu

Twitter: N/A


Assistant Business Manager

Amy Ferrigno, ’20

Major(s): business administration

Minor(s):

SJU Email: af666689@sju.edu

Twitter: @amyferrigno


Advertising Manager

Fiona Chawla, ’18

Major(s): international marketing

Minor(s):

Favorite assignment on The Hawk:

Fun fact: I can play four instruments: acoustic guitar, bass guitar, ukulele and keys/harmonium.

SJU Email: fc674248@sju.edu

Twitter:

 


Distribution Manager

Addie Guyer, ’19

Major(s): accounting and food marketing

Favorite assignment on The Hawk: Testing Sudoku and crossword puzzles during production

Fun fact: I used to be left handed, but switched to using my right hand when I was a little kid in order to be more like my older brother.

SJU Email: ag631570@sju.edu

Twitter: @addieee_guyer