The Editorial Board, which writes unsigned editorial content and is considered the voice of The Temple News, includes the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Digital Managing Editor, Chief Copy Editor, News Editor and Opinion Editor.

All staff members are students of Temple University, either undergraduate, graduate or in any of the school’s many, varied professional programs. Our readership includes university students and staff, parents, alumni and surrounding community members. We eagerly accept letters, artwork or other submissions from any readers, regardless of affiliation to Temple, at

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Kelly Brennan

Editor in Chief

Kelly Brennan, a senior journalism major, is so excited to be the editor-in-chief of The Temple News this year. She has worked for the student newspaper since her freshman year at Temple and was most recently the managing editor. She is a former intern for the Philadelphia Inquirer on the Power and Policy Desk. Outside of the newsroom, you can find Kelly watching movies, going on a run and always consuming too much caffeine. Kelly always wants to hear from our readers, so please drop her a line at or

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Pavlina Cerna

Managing Editor

Pavlina Cerna is a senior journalism major, and thrilled to join the staff as the managing editor this year. Born and raised in the Czech Republic, she is very passionate about social issues regarding immigration. Besides The Temple News, Pavlína also writes for Freely Magazine. She hopes to see even bigger growth of diversity in the paper this year and more students involved in the content creation. Her favorite self-care practice is yoga and favorite pastime is reading. She loves to talk, especially over coffee, so with any tips, ideas or concerns, contact her at

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Francesca Furey
Chief Copy Editor

Francesca Furey is the chief copy editor at The Temple News and a senior journalism & history double major. She spent her summer interning at Hudson Valley Magazine and working at her hometown coffeeshop. Francesca is also the editor-in-chief of REFINE Magazine. Driven by her passion for world perspective, culture and sustainability, Francesca plans to travel the globe and share her experiences to anyone who’ll listen. When not editing, you can find Francesca sipping on matcha lattes and adding more plants to her seemingly endless collection. Drop her a line at

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Colin Evans
News Editor

Colin Evans is the news editor for The Temple News, having previously worked as a freelancer and crime beat reporter. A junior journalism and economics double major, he worked most recently as an intern for LNP, a Lancaster-based newspaper. His main interests are investigative reporting, data-focused journalism and breaking news coverage. Colin hopes to uphold The Temple News’ reputation as a responsible, inclusive and community-driven publication. Get in touch with Colin at

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Hal Conte
Assistant News Editor

Hal Conte is the assistant news editor of The Temple News and a senior journalism major. He also writes the weekly activism column for Freely Magazine. Hal interned at Parliament House in London this summer, writing blog posts and helping connect global government and business leaders. Hal has had bylines in the Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown Now, Newtown PA Now and was managing editor of the Centurion. He’s a fan of books, pasta, coffee and spending time with friends. He’s not a fan of oppression or restrictions on the press. He can be reached at

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Gabby Houck
Assistant News Editor

Gabby Houck is a junior journalism major and the assistant news editor for The Temple News. Before coming to Temple she was the editor-in-chief of her community college paper and an intern at the Bucks County Courier Times. This fall she will be interning at the Philadelphia Inquirer and is looking forward to covering breaking news for both the campus and the city. Get in touch with her at

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Tyler Perez
Opinion Editor

Tyler Perez, who is beginning his first year as the opinion editor, is a sophomore secondary education and English major with a concentration in creative writing. This summer, he interned at Spells Writing Lab teaching Philadelphia youth about creative writing. Tyler hopes to one day self-publish a book of his own poetry. In the meantime, he wants to teach, incorporating hip-hop studies and film criticism into the English classroom. His favorite subjects to write about are music news, social justice and education inequality. Outside of the newsroom, you can find Tyler listening to music, exploring Philadelphia, or rewatching “Moonlight.” Email him at with pitches, suggestions, and more.
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Madison Karas
Features Editor

Madison Karas is a sophomore journalism and economics major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has previously worked as a features beat reporter and freelance photographer for The Temple News. This summer, Madison wrote about socioeconomic issues for a Durham-based nonprofit and worked on an urban barista-focused research study in Temple’s Department of Sociology. Her favorite stories to write are ones that highlight unique individuals and communities being brought together. When she’s not in the newsroom, she likes listening to all genres of music, shooting street and travel photography, watching “That 70s Show” and spending time outside. She can be reached at for story ideas, tips, or suggestions.

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Bibiana Correa
Assistant Features Editor

Bibi Correa is a sophomore journalism major with a Spanish minor. She found her passion for journalism in high school and since then has been trying to find more ways to get involved in the business. She’s a part of La Charla, a Spanish talk show on TUTV, and is a PR intern at Accion Colombia. She is a proud albino, Colombian woman and loves everything to do with reggaeton and cooking. Get in touch with Bibi at

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Ayooluwa Ariyo
Assistant Features Editor

Ayooluwa Ariyo is a senior journalism major and the assistant features editor for web. Previously, she interned at The Philadelphia Inquirer on the News Features desk covering features and human interest stories in Philadelphia. She has also interned for The Philadelphia Citizen and Get Healthy Philly. She is interested in solutions journalism, photography and stories about food, education and health. You can catch her reading on the train and having conversations with people over food. Feel free to reach out to her at

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Gionna Kinchen
Intersection Co-Editor

Gionna Kinchen is a sophomore journalism major at Temple University and the intersection co-editor at The Temple News. She previously freelanced for The Temple News features section. Gionna is a strong believer in the power of words to enact change and hopes to engage people of all identities and backgrounds through her work as a journalist. In her free time, she enjoys analyzing films, going to concerts and drinking as much iced coffee as her body can handle. Gionna can be reached at

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Alesia Bani
Intersection Co-Editor

Alesia Bani is a sophomore journalism major and the co-editor of Intersection. She freelanced for the section last year and is passionate about solutions journalism with a focus in social identities and their convergence with politics. Alesia hopes to highlight the voices of all marginalized communities that have been historically overlooked by traditional media outlets. When she’s not writing to-do lists, you can find Alesia cuddling with her chihuahua and eating french fries. Alesia can be reached at

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Jay Neemeyer
Sports Editor

Jay Neemeyer is a senior journalism major with a sport and society certificate from the College of Liberal Arts. Jay has been with The Temple News since 2016 and is also involved with the Temple Club Ice Hockey media team. Jay writes for SB Nation’s San Jose Sharks blog “Fear the Fin.” Reach Jay at

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Dante Collinelli
Assistant Sports Editor

Dante Collinelli is a sophomore journalism major. He covers the NFL Draft for He spent his summer waiting tables at Dominick Pizza shop in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. He spends his free time watching sports, browsing Twitter and eating pizza. He can be reached at

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Alex McGinley
Assistant Sports Editor

Alex McGinley is a senior journalism major from Chester County, Pennsylvania. He has written for the Temple News since his freshman year. Alex has also written for Philly Sports Digest. He considers himself to be a huge fan of Philadelphia sports teams. When he’s not watching or writing about sports, Alex likes to play basketball and video games. Alex can be reached at

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Colleen Claggett
Photo Editor

Previously serving as a freelance photographer, Colleen Claggett is excited to be joining The Temple News staff as photo editor. She is a junior communication studies major and journalism studies minor. Colleen is also a photographer for Club Eleven Magazine and Temple’s College of Liberal Arts, and interned as a photographer for MetroKids Magazine this past summer. When she’s not behind a camera, you can find Colleen at the nearest CrossFit gym, exploring Philly with her friends or spending time with her family and mutt, Deuce. Reach her at

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Jeremy Elvas
Assistant Photo Editor

Jeremy Elvas, a sophomore journalism major, is the current assistant photo editor for The Temple News. Raised in his hometown of Iloilo City, Philippines, he moved to the suburbs of Cheltenham, PA at the age of 6. Jeremy is the photographer behind Owls of Temple, a spin-off of the popular Humans of New York blog. He has a passion for making connections through his work and photographing the diversity of his subjects. In his free time, he enjoys going to concerts in Philly with his friends and binge-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender. You can contact him at

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Ingrid Slater
Design Editor

Ingrid Slater, a sophomore journalism major, is The Temple News’ design editor. Ingrid’s interests lie in immersive and interactive visual storytelling as well as sustainability and fashion. Outside of the newsroom, you can find Ingrid in local Philly thrift stores or in her apartment watching Old Hollywood movies. Get in touch with Ingrid at

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Nicole Hwang

Nicole Hwang, a sophomore at Tyler School of Art, is a designer for the newspaper. She loves working with other people and learning new things from them. For The Temple News, she wants to create more visual engagement for the website and the newsprint. She spends a lot of time with projects for classes but in her free time, she likes to learn about astrology and fortune telling. Get in touch with Nicole at


Mike Moscarelli
Director of Engagement

Mike Moscarelli is a senior media studies and production and corporate finance double major at Temple University and is the director of engagement at The Temple News. Previously, he has worked as a freelance podcast producer and served as a newsroom intern at WHYY. When he’s not in the newsroom, you can find Mike reading, running or making music. Get in touch with Mike at

Madison Seitchik

Co-Multimedia Editor

Madison Seitchik is a junior media studies and production major with a minor in public relations and international communication concentration. Madison has previously worked with The Temple News as a freelancer and web editor, and is now continuing her work as co-multimedia editor. You can also find her as an anchor for Temple Update Now, an account executive at PRowl Public Relations and grabbing a bagel with an iced caramel latte before class. She aspires to be an organized, self-care queen who lives with as many dogs as her landlord will allow. If you have any questions for Madison be sure to email her at
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Jared Giovan

Co-Multimedia Editor

Jared Giovan is a a junior media production and media business major. He has a huge passion for the music industry and hopes to work in the music business upon graduation. He can be reached at

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Kathy Chan

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Kathy Chan, a senior film and media arts major, is the assistant multimedia editor at The Temple News. Born and raised in North Philadelphia, her experience in the city has cultivated her love and passion for video journalism. With a strong focus on both videography and photography, one of her goals is to be able to use multimedia as a platform to tell stories more visually. In addition to her work at The Temple News, she is also a comic creator, a model, a digital artist and a game developer. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys creating short animations, playing indie games, creating comics and playing around with intricate camera rigs.  Get in touch with her at
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Lubin Park
Business Manager

Lubin Park is a senior human resource management major from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. He has had previous experience working with non-profit organizations such as The Borden Project and Patriot Placements Inc. Outside of his work with The Temple News, he serves as a resident assistant and an Owl Ambassador. He has proudly eaten at 40+ cheesesteak establishments in Center City and loves the Toronto Maple Leafs. He can be contacted at

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Kelsey McGill
Advertising Manager

Kelsey McGill, one of two advertising managers at The Temple News, is a senior advertising major. She spent her summer as a digital strategy intern for a pharmaceutical company. You can catch her exploring the city to find the best coffee shops around and tending to her family of succulents. Get in touch with her at

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Phuong Tran
Advertising Manager