The Beacon

2017-2018 Staff

Maddie Davis

Assistant News Editor

Maddie is a sophomore criminology, psychology, and sociology triple major. She also has a concentration in anthropology and a minor in women and gender studies. Davis joined The Beacon as a staff writer in the Fall 2017 semester,...

Alex Kielar

Assistant Sports Editor

Alex Kielar is currently the assistant sports editor. Kielar began as a staff writer in Fall 2017 and was promoted to his current role in Spring 2018. He is a sophomore who majors in sport management. Kielar is responsible...

Ben Mandell

Assistant Sports Editor

Ben Mandell is currently the assistant sports editor. Mandell began as a staff writer in Fall 2017 and was promoted to his current role in Spring 2018. He is a sophomore majoring in communication studies. Mandell is responsible...

Cabrini Rudnicki

News Editor

Cabrini is a sophomore psychology and communication studies double major. She also holds a minor in women and gender studies. Cabrini started as a staff writer in the Spring 2017 semester, before becoming the news editor in...

Amanda Bialek

Life, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Amanda Bialek is a senior communication studies major with concentrations in strategic communication/public relations, multimedia journalism and broadcast production. She also has a minor in dance. Bialek began as a staff writer...

Nicholas Filipek

Assistant Opinion Editor

Nicholas Filipek is a junior communications studies major with a concentration in broadcast production. This is Filipek's first year on The Beacon and will also be holding the position of PR/marketing e-staff member at WCLH 90.7...

Luke Modrovsky

Sports Editor

Luke Modrovsky is in his junior year double majoring in sport management and communication studies. Luke started at The Beacon as staff writer for opinion and quickly moved up, becoming assistant opinion editor in Spring 201...

Danny Van Brunt

Managing Editor

Danny Van Brunt is a senior communication studies major with concentrations in broadcast production and multimedia journalism. He also has a minor in marketing. Danny started at The Beacon as a staff writer for Sports, became...

Andre Spruell

Opinion Editor

Andre Spruell is a senior communication studies major with concentrations in broadcast production and multimedia journalism. He also has a minor in sociology. Andre started on The Beacon as a staff writer for sports, then...

Toni Pennello

Editor-in-Chief

Toni is a senior communication studies major with minors in psychology, philosophy and women's and gender studies. Toni began as a staffwriter in 2015, and served as assistant news editor before she became Editor-in-Chief....

Dr. Kalen Churcher

Adviser, The Beacon

Dr. Kalen Churcher is an assistant professor of Communication Studies. She began teaching at Wilkes in 2014, and also advises the student newspaper, The Beacon. Dr. Churcher is an alumna of the Wilkes Communication Studies ...

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