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STAFF

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Henry Fisher

Editor-in-Chief

This semester I continue my journey with the Albany Student Press as its current Editor-in-Chief. Previously I have acted as both the News Editor and as a Copy Editor. I am excited to continue the long legacy of the ASP, and hope to build our connections with the greater Albany community. 

I am working on finishing my undergraduate studies in both English and Communication at UAlbany. After that, I will continue my studies in Secondary Education. 

Originally from Hopewell Junction in the Hudson Valley, I've come to love the city of Albany and the stories it can tell!

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Shawn Ness

Managing Editor

My name is Shawn Ness and I have been writing for the ASP since my freshman year. I then became a Copy Editor my Junior year and now am the Managing Editor. I have a great passion for politics and people -- and this is something that I have grown fonder of during my time at the ASP.

Also I am currently acting as Interim News Editor.

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Kathryn Taleporos

Arts and Culture Editor

Hi everyone! My name is Kathryn and I'm super excited to be the Arts and Culture editor this year! I am a sophomore majoring in public policy and minoring in journalism, and I'm from Colonie, NY!

Outside of the ASP, I love listening to music and being outdoors!

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Christian Hince

Sports Editor

Hello everybody! I’m a senior at UAlbany majoring in journalism with an informatics minor. Having become Sports Editor this October 2022, I started as an ASP writer during the Spring of 2020, having done work for Sports, Arts & Culture, and News. 

 

I’m interested in journalism because I appreciate the craft of writing, I love interacting with people and the intensity of news reporting excites me.

 

I host a weekly radio show on UAlbany’s radio station, WCDB 90.9 FM, and have also written as an intern for regional outlet NYS Music. I’m a passionate sports fan and love listening to music, in-ear or in-person.

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Florinda Gjypi

Copy Editor

Hello everybody, my name is Florinda. I’m a senior at UAlbany double majoring in Journalism and Honors English programs. I wrote my first piece for the Albany Student Press in the fall of 2021 and this semester I’m going to be working as copy editor.

I’ve always wanted to study Journalism because I love writing, interacting with people, and traveling.

In my free time I enjoy playing and watching a variety of sports, spending time with my friends, and listening to music.

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Julia Ross-McGuire

Copy Editor

Hi, my name is Julia. I’m a senior majoring in political science with a minor in journalism. I started writing for the Albany Student Press in the fall of 2021 and look forward to working as a copy editor this year. I am an avid news consumer especially of political news and love to discuss political issues.

 

On campus I’m also involved with Democracy Matters as the Healthcare Chair. In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.

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Katie Morano

Copy Editor

Hello everyone, I'm Katie. I started writing for the ASP last fall in the news section, and I'm excited to serve as a copy editor this semester. I am a senior majoring in history with a minor in journalism. I spend most of my free time reading, listening to music, and writing poetry and short stories. 

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Vince Gasparini

Copy Editor

Hi! My name is Vince. I am a junior at the University at Albany, double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. I have been writing for the Albany Student Press since my freshman year and this is my first year as a staff member.

 

In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching and playing sports, and reading about current events. I'm looking forward to working with the ASP towards providing quality journalism for our student body.

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Kyle Flood

Business Manager

Hi, my name is Kyle Flood and I am a communications major with a business minor going into my senior year at UAlbany. This is my first year in the ASP and I'm interested in learning how a newspaper operates from the business perspective. 

I hope to be able to use this environment to improve my administrative skills while also meeting some new people along the way. 

In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, golfing, and video games.

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Sophia LoRe

Social Media Manager

Hello! My name is Sophia LoRe! I am a senior here at UAlbany, majoring in English with a minor in Educational Studies. 

 

Fall 2022 was my first semester writing and creating posts for the ASP and I look forward to working as the Assistant Social Media Manager this spring! I love meeting new people and interacting with others and I cannot wait to interact with all of you through our social media platforms. 

 

In my free time I enjoy reading new books, hunting down my next favorite song and spending time with my loved ones.

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