The Beacon

2018-2019 Staff

Luke Modrovsky

Editor-in-Chief

Luke Modrovsky leads The Beacon staff as Editor-in-Chief and is in his senior year double majoring in sport management and communication studies. Luke started at The Beacon as staff writer for opinion and quickly moved up, b...

Nicholas Filipek

Managing Editor

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

Cabrini Rudnicki

Co-News Editor

Cabrini is a junior 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 Fall 2...

Maddie Davis

Co-News Editor

Maddie is a junior criminology and sociology double 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, before becoming...

Ben Mandell

Co-Sports Editor

Ben Mandell is currently the co-sports editor. Mandell began as a staff writer in Fall 2017, promoted to assistant editor in Spring 2018 and was promoted to his current role in Fall 2018. He is a junior double majoring in communication...

Kirsten Peters

Co-Sports Editor

Kirsten Peters is a sophomore communication studies major with concentrations in multimedia journalism and broadcast production. Peters joined The Beacon as a sports staff writer in the Fall 2017 semester before earning a Co-Sports...

Savannah Pinnock

Opinion Editor

Savannah is a junior English major with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. In the Fall of 2017, Savannah started her experience with The Beacon as a staff writer. Due to her passion for journalistic writing and her previous...

Parker Dorsey

Assistant Opinion Editor

Parker Dorsey is a junior communications studies major with a concentration in strategic communications. Parker began as a staff writer for the opinion section in the Spring 2018 semester. He is The Beacon's resident amateur musi...

Natalie Stephens

Assistant Life, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Natalie is a senior communication studies major concentrating in strategic communications with a minor in english. Due to her passion for health and wellness Natalie writes the weekly Wellness at Wilkes Column. Natalie has a passion...

Sarah Matarella

Life, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Sarah is a junior communication studies major concentrating in multimedia journalism, strategic communications, and media broadcasting with a minor in neuroscience. She began as a staff writer in 2017 for the Opinion and Life,...

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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