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 letters@temple-news.com.

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Lawrence Ukenye

Editor in Chief

Lawrence Ukenye is a junior journalism and political science major and is excited to serve as Editor-in-Chief of The Temple News. He’s previously interned at The Daily Beast and Solitary Watch, a national prison watchdog. He has a strong interest in political journalism and loves videography. When he’s not reporting, he enjoys listening to music, playing basketball and exploring Philadelphia. Get in touch with him at editor@temple-news.com. 

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Amelia Winger

Digital Managing Editor

Amelia Winger is a senior journalism and political science major and is excited to be the digital managing editor for The Temple News this year. She is also an editorial intern for PublicSource, a technology intern for the Tiny News Collective and an editorial fellow for News Catalyst. Outside of the newsroom, Amelia loves listening to NPR’s Throughline and Fleet Foxes. Get in touch with Amelia at amelia.winger@temple.edu

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Jack Danz

Print Managing Editor

Jack Danz is The Temple News’ Print Managing Editor. He served as News editor last year and is excited to return to staff.

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Dante Collinelli
Chief Digital Copy Editor

Dante Collinelli is a senior journalism major and is excited to be the chief digital copy editor this year after working as the assistant sports editor as a sophomore and the sports editor as a junior. In his free time, Dante covers the Temple football team for OwlScoop.com on the Yahoo Sports Network and serves as the director of scouting for BlueChipScouting.com. Get in touch with Dante at dante.collinelli@temple.edu.

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Natalie Kerr
Chief Print Copy Editor

Natalie Kerr is a junior journalism and environmental studies major and is delighted to be this year’s Chief Print Copy Editor. She served as the Assistant Features Editor last year, and has also written for Environment America, Resolve Philly and REFINE Magazine. Natalie’s favorite stories to report are those about environmental issues or that involve her local community and teach her something unexpected. You can reach her at natalie.kerr@temple.edu

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Haajrah Gilani
Assignments Editor

Haajrah Gilani is a junior journalism major and is thrilled to be the assingment’s editor after working at The Temple News as a freelance reporter her freshman year and the Intersection co-editor her sophomore year. When she’s not in the newsroom, she’s probably fulfilling her duties as a Resident Assistant at Morgan Hall. She loves baking, hiking, and being as immersed in campus life as she can be.

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Email the News Team at news@temple-news.com

Fallon Roth
News Editor

Fallon Roth, a sophomore journalism major and political science minor, is excited to be the News Editor of The Temple News after joining as a staff writer last year. Fallon is extremely interested in reporting on politics and government and is also the graphic designer for Temple’s chapter of Her Campus Media, after she served as an opinion writer last year. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her listening to show tunes, drawing, searching for vegan recipes or color-coding her calendar. Get in touch with Fallon at fallon.roth@temple.edu

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Micah Zimmerman
Assistant News Editor

Micah Zimmerman is a senior journalism major and is excited to be this year’s Assistant News Editor for The Temple News after joining as a freelancer in Spring of 2021. Micah is interested in reporting on news, crime, and culture. When he is not working on stories, Micah can be found watching sports, reading, running or watching his favorite TV show, Succession. You can reach Micah at micah.zimmerman@temple.edu.

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Monica Constable
Assistant News Editor

Monica Constable, a sophomore journalism major, is excited to be working as the assistant news editor for The Temple News. She was an anchor and script-writer for the Pennsbury Channel, her high school’s news station. Outside of the newsroom, Monica enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and hanging out with her dogs. You can reach her at monica.constable@temple.edu.

Email the Opinion Editor at letters@temple-news.com

 

Julia Merola
Opinion Editor

Julia Merola, a sophomore journalism major, is thrilled to be the Opinion Editor of The Temple News after joining as an opinion freelance writer last year. Julia is interested in reporting on feminism, politics, and human rights issues. In her freetime, you can find her reading, binge watching reality TV or going to the beach. You can reach Julia at julia.merola@temple.edu. 

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Email the Features Team at features@temple-news.com

Samantha Sullivan
Features Editor

Samantha Sullivan, a junior journalism major, is thrilled to be the Features Editor at The Temple News. Samantha is currently an editorial intern at WXPN and is the press-relations director at WHIP, Temple University’s radio station. When she’s not reporting, you can find her shooting film, going to shows, and writing music reviews for Melted Magazine. You can reach her at samantha.sullivan0002@temple.edu.

 

Matthew Aquino
Assistant Features Editor

Matthew Aquino, a senior journalism major, is looking forward to being the Assistant Online Features Editor for The Temple News after starting as a freelancer in Fall 2020. He has also written for Temple Update Sportsdesk in the past. When he’s not writing, you can find him going to concerts, watching sports, listening to music and binge watching Netflix series. You can reach him at matthew.aquino@temple.edu. 

 

Rosie Leonard
Assistant Features Editor

Rosie Leonard, a senior journalism major, is delighted to be the Assistant Features Editor for print this year. Rosie came to Temple University in Fall 2020 after graduating with an associate’s degree in English from Delaware County Community College, where she fell in love with and decided to pursue journalism. When Rosie is not in the newsroom, you can find her watching Broad City, listening to music or the Conan O’brien Needs a Friend podcast. She can be reached at mary.rose.leonard@temple.edu

 

Eden MacDougall
Intersection Editor

Eden MacDougall, a senior journalism major, is returning as the Intersection Editor for the Temple News. He has previously written for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and was a copy editor for The Rider News. When he is not writing or editing stories, Eden is reading comic books, watching Star Trek, hanging out with his three cats or at fencing practice. You can reach him at eden.macdougall@temple.edu

 

Email the Sports Editors at sports@temple-news.com

 

Isabella DiAmore
Sports Editor

Isabella DiAmore, a senior journalism major, is looking forward to being the sports editor for The Temple News, after serving as the assistant sports editor last year. Isabella worked at The Sun, a local newspaper in the South Jersey area this past summer as a beat reporter covering two towns. She’s also a freelance writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer covering Temple Athletics. In her free time you could find Isabella running, reading or watching pro sports. You can contact her at isabella.diamore@temple.edu.

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Nick Gangewere
Assistant Sports Editor

Nick Gangewere, a freshman journalism major, is excited to be this year’s Assistant Online Sports Editor for The Temple News. He was the sports editor for Eastside, his high school Cherry Hill East’s newspaper, and loves all things sports. You can find him in the stands of almost any sporting event at Temple, or writing a story from basically anywhere. He loves to run or play soccer in his free time and is a triathlete. He loves rap music, especially J. Cole, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. You can contact him at nicholas.gangewere@temple.edu

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Victoria Ayala
Assistant Sports Editor

Victoria Ayala, a senior neuroscience major, is thrilled to be this year’s Assistant Print Sports editor for The Temple News. She previously served as the Assistant News Editor last year and the General Editor for Grey Matters, Temple’s first undergraduate Neuroscience publication. She has a strong interest in sports and medicine. When Victoria is not in the newsroom, she enjoys traveling, playing soccer and binge watching TV shows with a bowl of chocolate ice cream.  She can be reached at victoria.ayala@temple.edu. 

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Emme Marchese
Longform Editor

Emme Marchese, a junior journalism major and political science minor, is thrilled to be the Longform Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Emme is very passionate about politics and human rights issues, and has a love for reporting and writing on issues that affect the community. She has worked for the Feminist Majority Foundation in DC as Temple’s campus organizer, and has also spent time working with ABC News covering the election. When Emme is not in the newsroom, she enjoys traveling, listening to music and hanging out with her cats and her dog. You can contact her at emerson.marchese@temple.edu.

 

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Allie Ippolito
Photo Editor

Allie Ippolito, a senior journalism major, is excited to be this year’s photo editor for The Temple News after being the assistant photo editor in Spring 2021. Allie came to Temple University in Fall 2020 after graduating with an associate’s degree in photography from the Community College of Philadelphia in Spring 2018. Outside of The Temple News, she is also a freelance photographer and video editor working with portraits, products, and events in the Philadelphia and South Jersey region. Allie has a passion for traveling, which often incorporates photography as well. You can reach her at allison.ippolito@temple.edu

 

Amber Ritson
Assistant Photo Editor

Amber Ritson, a junior journalism major, is thrilled to be this year’s assistant photo editor for The Temple News. Amber has been a part of the photo department for the past two years. Along with The Temple News, Amber can be found working on countless TUTV shows, and hosting her weekly punk radio hour, Wild in the Streets. When she isn’t running around campus, Amber can often be found in record shops, or used book stores. You can reach her at amber.ritson@temple.edu

Email the Design Team at design@temple-news.com

 

Hanna Lipski
Design Editor

Hanna Lipski is a senior graphic and interactive design major and is excited to be the Design Editor at the Temple News this year. This is her second year at The Temple News and was previously the 2020-21 Assistant Design Editor. Hanna has experience in graphic design, layout design, web design, and illustration. When not working, you can find her painting or running. Get in touch with Hanna at hanna.lipski@temple.edu.

Carly Civello
Assistant Design Editor

Carly Civello, a junior advertising major and the Assistant Design Editor at The Temple News this year. She has experience in graphic design, advertising, social media management, and web design. In her spare time, she loves cooking, bullet journaling, and drawing. Get in touch with her at carly.civello@temple.edu.

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Maggie Fitzgerald
Audience Engagement Editor

Maggie Fitzgerald, a sophomore journalism major, is excited to be returning to The Temple News as audience engagement editor. In addition to this position, you’ll be able to find her as main host of TUTV’s “Temple Talk” this year. Maggie is passionate about amplifying the voices of others and hopes to bring diverse stories to light as an aspiring broadcast journalist. She is a student ambassador for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and loves to volunteer and raise funds for pediatric cancer research. In her free time, she works at a local breakfast cafe and enjoys listening to all genres of music, especially Beyoncé. Get in touch with Maggie at maggie.fitzgerald@temple.edu.

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Emily Lewis
Assistant Engagement Editor

Emily Lewis, a sophomore marketing major, is excited to join the TTN staff as this year’s Assistant Engagement Editor. In high school, Emily created and tracked engagement for social media accounts belonging to her school’s volleyball team. She also previously served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Wyalusing Valley High School’s yearbook. When she’s not studying in Alter or scrolling online, you can find Emily at Temple’s sporting events, re-watching her favorite TV shows on Netflix, or teaching herself how to crochet. Emily can be reached at emilyklewis@temple.edu.

Gracie Heim
Web Editor

Gracie Heim is a senior communications and film student, eager to gain further experience in media and publishing while serving as the web editor for Temple News this school year. In addition to this role, she works extensively with Temple’s sustainability office and Temple student activitie’s service immersion program. In the world of media, Gracie was a PR and media intern at AsylumConnect this past summer and also works on Klein College’s media team. Gracie has a strong passion for community development, immigrant rights and environmental justice, which she incorporates extensively in her work and personal life. In her free time she loves collaging, photography and exploring new places. She can be reached at grace.heim@temple.edu.

Erik Coombs

Multimedia Editor

Erik Coombs, a senior media studies and production major that is eager to work on The Temple New’s 100th year anniversary. He joined as the Multimedia Editor in 2019, after gaining experience as a freelance videographer/photographer. Outside of The Temple News Erik creates music videos with hip-hop artists and commercials for small businesses around the city. Erik is a lover of video content and it is his passion to deliver powerful visuals to the community. Reach him at erik.coombs@temple.edu.

Allison Silibovsky

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Allison Silibovsky, a senior advertising and media studies and production double major, is excited to join staff as the Assistant Multimedia Editor at The Temple News. She has worked as a freelance videographer for TTN for the past 2 years and has worked on multiple TUTV shows doing editing and social media work. Along with The Temple News, Allison is also the President of the Temple Advertising Club for the 2021-2022 academic year. In her spare time, she loves rock climbing, cooking, baking and exploring. You can reach her at allison.silibovsky@temple.edu.

Olivia Hall

Podcast Edtior

Olivia Hall is a junior double majoring in Film & Media Arts and Media Studies and Production. She is ecstatic to be joining the staff as the Podcast Editor. Her love for the art of sound stemmed from her alternative rap duo, Bug Milk. Olivia is the Armorer for Temple’s fencing club and a member of DKA, a professional cinematic fraternity.  In her quieter moments, she can be found creating multi-media art and drinking hot tea. Olivia can be reached at oliviahallz@temple.edu.

Luke Smith
Business Manager

Luke Smith is a senior management information systems major born and raised in Philadelphia. He previously worked as a photo editor for The Temple News. In his free time, he enjoys biking, conversing with woodland creatures, reading and photography. Hit him up at lucas.smith@temple.edu. 

Email the Advertising department at advertising@temple-news.com


Scarlett Catalfamo
Advertising Manager

Scarlett Catalfamo is a junior Advertising major with a History minor. She is excited to be the Advertising Manager this year. Aside from her work here at TTN, Scarlett does work with the Office of Sustainability and is involved in countless clubs and organizations. During the summer, Scarlett completed two Marketing internships with BalletX and Koresh Dance Company. When she isn’t in class, you can find Scarlett reading, watching her favorite Disney Animated shows, or dancing. She can be reached at scatalfamo@temple.edu