The Editorial Board

Jake Mauriello

Jake Mauriello

Editor-in-Chief
Jake Mauriello is a third-year student studying journalism and public relations, with a minor in film and video studies. This is his fourth semester with The Oracle. Previously, he has worked as an Arts and Entertainment Copy Editor, Features Editor and Managing Editor. His favorite stories to both read and write are those in the realm of Culture and Entertainment.

🎓: Journalism, Public Relations
📰: 4 semesters with The Oracle
📧: maurielj1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Max Freebern

Max Freebern

News Editor
Max Freebern is a fourth-year journalism major who’s going into his fifth semester working for Oracle. He worked his way from a contributor, to copy editor and has served as the News editor for the past few semesters. While he normally focuses on local government his true passion is writing immersive work and human profiles.

🎓: Journalism
📰: 5 semesters with The Oracle
📧: freeberm1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Nicole Zanchelli

Nicole Zanchelli

Features Editor
Nicole Zanchelli is a fourth-year journalism major with a sociology and Italian studies minor. This is her third semester on The Oracle. Previously, she worked as a sports assistant copy editor, an arts & entertainment copy editor and features copy editor. Her favorite articles to read and write deal with exposing corruption and analyzing social injustices.

🎓: Journalism
📰: 3 semesters with The Oracle
📧: zancheln1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Nikki Donohue

Nikki Donohue

Copy Editor, News
Nikki Donohue is a third-year history major with a journalism minor. This is her third semester on The Oracle and she has previously worked as an assistant copy editor. She likes to write news articles.

🎓: History, Minor in Journalism
📰: 3 semesters with The Oracle
📧: donohuen1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Rachel Muller

Rachel Muller

Copy Editor, News
Rachel Muller is a third-year journalism major with an international relations minor. This is her second semester on The Oracle and she was previously an assistant copy editor for news. She prefers writing news articles and articles about her travels.

🎓: Journalism, Minor in International Relations
📰: 2 semesters with The Oracle
📧: mullerr3@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Shyana Fisher

Shyana Fisher

Copy Editor, Features
Shyana Fisher is a third-year journalism major with a creative writing minor (hopefully). This is her second full semester on The Oracle and she was previously a copy editor for the sports section. Her favorite stories to write and read include profiles and those within the realm of pop-culture and entertainment, as well as national issues.

🎓: Journalism, Minor in Creative Writing
📰: 2 semesters with The Oracle
📧: fishers6@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Amayah Spence

Amayah Spence

Copy Editor, Features
Amayah Spence is a second-year psychology major with a journalism minor. This is her first semester on The Oracle. Last year she was a writer for The Daily Free Press while she attended Boston University. She loves writing feature profiles and news articles. 

🎓: Psychology, Minor in Journalism
📰: 1 semester with The Oracle
📧: spencea1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Matt McDonough

Matt McDonough

Copy Editor, Arts & Entertainment
Matt McDonough is a third-year English major and Creative Writing Minor, and works as a copy editor for the Arts & Entertainment Section. This is his third semester with The Oracle. He enjoys writing reviews for new albums that are on the cutting edge of music. 

🎓: Psychology, Minor in Journalism
📰: 3 semesters with The Oracle
📧: mcdonoum2@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Dani Walpole

Dani Walpole

Copy Editor, Arts & Entertainment
Dani Walpole is a fourth-year Digital Media Production and English: Creative Writing major. This is her first semester on The Oracle. She also serves as the Public Affairs Director for WFNP, and has previously written for Reader’s Digest.

🎓: Digital Media Production, English: Creative Writing
📰: 1 semester with The Oracle
📧: walpoled1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Jared LaBrecque

Jared LaBrecque

Copy Editor, Sports
Jared LaBrecque is a third-year transfer student studying journalism. This is his second semester on The Oracle. He was a news copy editor in his first semester on staff before transitioning to sports the following semester. His favorite sports are hockey and Formula 1.

🎓: Journalism
📰: 2 semesters with The Oracle
📧: labrecqj1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Emily O_Neil

Emily O’Neil

Copy Editor, Sports
Emily O’Neil is a first-year student studying communications and public relations. This is her first semester on The Oracle. She is a sports copy editor on staff. Her favorite sport to watch is baseball and she supports the New York Yankees.

🎓: Communications, Public Relations
📰: 1 semester with The Oracle
📧: oneile1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Dani Gardner

Dani Gardner

Assistant Copy Editor
Dani Gardner is a first-year music and English double major. This is her first semester on The Oracle. Her favorite articles to read and write are in Arts and Entertainment, especially when it comes to music. 

🎓: Music, English
📰: 1 semester with The Oracle
📧: gardnerd3@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Morgan Hughes

Morgan Hughes

Assistant Copy Editor
Morgan Hughes is a second-year Digital Media Management and English: Creative Writing major. This is her first semester on The Oracle. She is also the Facebook Content Manager for the newspaper’s accompanying magazine The Teller. Her favorite articles to write are in Arts and Entertainment.

🎓: Digital Media Management, English: Creative Writing
📰: 1 semester with The Oracle
📧: hughesm9@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Kelsey Fredricks

Kelsey Fredricks

Multimedia Editor
Kelsey Fredricks is a fourth-year English: Creative Writing major with a Journalism minor. This is her fourth semester on The Oracle and the first working in the new Multimedia Editor role. Previously, she worked as a News Copy Editor, while also managing the Instagram and (still) Facebook pages. Her favorite stories to read and write include those that fall within the realm of travel, pop culture, socially and culturally important features pieces, and those surrounding the multi-talented and magical Taylor Swift.

🎓: English: Creative Writing, Minor in Journalism
📰: 4 semesters with The Oracle
📧: fredrick1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Lara Morales

Business Manager
Lara Morales is a third year Digital Media Management and Journalism major. This is her first semester working as the Business Manager for The Oracle and The Teller, however she has written for the latter last semester. Her favorite articles to read are in the Arts and Entertainment section.

🎓: Digital Media Management, Journalism
📰: 1 semester with The Oracle
📧: moralesl6@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Emma Hines

Emma Hines

Cartoonist
Emma Hines is a third-year Visual Arts major and Art History minor. This is her fourth semester on The Oracle as the cartoonist and she loves finding new ways of representing captivating stories through images. These images may or may not contain Hugo the Hawk…

🎓: Visual Arts, Minor in Art History
📰: 4 semesters with The Oracle
📧: hinese4@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Cloey Callahan

Editor-in-Chief, The Teller
Cloey Callahan is a fourth-year student studying communications with a concentration in public relations. She is double minoring in journalism and women’s gender and sexuality studies. This is her third semester on The Oracle. She spent her first semester as features copy editor but has spent the last year taking on a new endeavor to help grow The Oracle. This project is a lifestyle and literary & art magazine the newspaper. Feel free to check it out under the ‘The Teller’ tab!

🎓: Communications: Public Relations, Minor in Journalism, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
📰: 3 semesters with The Oracle
📧: callahac2@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Mahnoor Ali

Mahnoor Ali

Arts & Entertainment Editor
Mahnoor Ali is a fourth-year English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. This is her third semester with the The Oracle. Previously, she has worked as Assistant Copy Editor and Features Editor. Her favorite stories to both read and write about are Culture, Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Columns, with an appreciation for News and social issues.

🎓: English: Creative Writing, Minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
📰: 3 semesters with The Oracle
📧: alim11@hawkmailnewpaltz.edu


Susanna Granieri

Susanna Granieri

Sports Editor
Susanna Granieri is a third-year journalism and digital media production major. This is her second semester on The Oracle and has worked as an Arts & Entertainment copy editor and the now Head Sports Editor as of the 2019-20 semester. I am also the head page editor for The Teller, an on-campus magazine sponsored by The Oracle. I have also taken photos for The Little Rebellion, The Legislative Gazette, The Teller and The Oracle.

🎓: English, Digital Media Production
📰: 2 semesters with The Oracle
📧: graniers1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Ethan Eisenberg


Assistant Copy Editor
Ethan Eisenberg is a first-year Psychology major. This is his first semester on The Oracle. Ethan enjoys any kind of writing, be it articles or creative writing. He is thrilled to get to write and assistant copy edit for The Oracle.

🎓: Psychology
📰: 1 semesters with The Oracle
📧: eisenbee1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu


Madalyn Alfonso

Madalyn Alfonso

Managing Editor
Madalyn Alfonso is a fourth-year English major with a minor in Theatre. This is her sixth semester on The Oracle. Previously, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor. She loves writing any and every thing she can for the Oracle, whether it be a hilarious Top Ten or a thought-provoking Culture Critique. She hopes you all love reading the Oracle! 

🎓: English, Minor in Theatre
📰: 6 semesters with The Oracle
📧: alfonsom1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu