Our Staff

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Vincent Knox

Vincent Knox is a senior at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is a General Studies major with a major concentration in New Media Studies and a minor concentration in Social Sciences. He enjoys music, poetry, video games, and soccer. He was the Arts & Entertainment Editor of the Campus Lantern for two years and the Managing Editor last year. He hopes you enjoy the paper. 😉

Managing Editor: Fiorella Beccaglia

Fiorella is a junior from Greenwich, CT, studying Political Science and Communication. She was born in Spain, but moved to the United States when she was 14 years old and has loved it ever since. On campus, Fiorella is part of various clubs and organizations. She is involved in Student Government, the Pre-Law society, and she is also a peer mentor for first year students. When she does not have her nose buried in her articles, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and discussing politics.

Advertising Manager: Johana Vazquez

Johana Vazquez is a junior at Eastern. She is majoring in Communications with a double minor in Writing and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. She aspires to become an investigative journalist. In her free time when she’s not stressing about school and life, loves to travel, laugh at memes with her boyfriend, and learn how to play to the ukulele.

News Editor: Ruth Gowitzke
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Ruth Gowitzke is a senior at Eastern Connecticut State University and is majoring in English; as well as, minoring in Communications. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in book publication. Aside from that she enjoys reading, writing fiction and playing with her puppy Brady and her cat Ollie.

Arts and Entertainment Editor: Robin Blassberg

Robin Blassberg is a junior from Danbury, Connecticut. She is majoring in Communications with a minor in Criminology. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in journalism in either the news or arts and entertainment. Poetry, finding fun things to cook with her boyfriend, listening to music, enjoying nature, reading books and speaking to her cats even though they don’t understand her take up most of her time aside from trying to make her friends laugh with dumb jokes. She is very excited to be working as an editor with the Campus Lantern as a stepping stone to her career!

Opinion Editor and Website Operator: Jennifer Zuniga
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Jennifer Zuniga is a junior from Atlanta, Georgia who is double majoring in New Media Studies and English; also minoring in film. She has been involved with The Campus Lantern since her freshman year.  She wants to pursue a career in the writing field; either in the book, newspaper, blog, or movie industry. Not only is Jennifer passionate about writing, but also about student involvement, residential life, film making, photography, taking care of children, volunteering, and listening to music.  She also adores sunsets and carries with her the Warrior spirit wherever she goes. She lives every day with the desire to express herself using creative outlets.

Sports Editor: Marquist Parker

Marquist is the sports editor for the Campus Lantern. He is a fifth year Communications major with a minor in Sports Management. He hopes to go into sports journalism after graduation.

Staff Writers

Our staff writers are dedicated club members who regularly write articles for The Campus Lantern and attend our weekly club meetings on Wednesdays at 3 p.m.

Contributing Writers

Writers are credited as contributing writers if they submit articles just once or very irregularly and do not attend club meetings. Any student at Eastern is free to submit unsolicited articles to the Campus Lantern!

Congrats to Elena Sorrentino  (Editor-in-Chief  from fall 2018 – spring 2019) for graduating!!

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Campus Lantern’s editorial staff for Fall 2019-Spring 2020. From right to left: Marquist Parker (Sports Editor), Jennifer Zuniga (Opinion Editor), Johana Vazquez (Advertising Manger), Fiorella Beccaglia (Managing Editor), Vincent Knox (Ediot-in-Chief), Ruth Gowitzke (News Editor), and Robin Blassberg (A&E Editor).