Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

2023-2024 Staff

Shealagh Sullivan
Editor-in-Chief | she/her

Shealagh Sullivan

Shealagh is a senior majoring in journalism with a minor in international relations from Ashby, Mass. She has previously worked as a co-op for the Boston Globe on the homepage desk and as an intern for GBH News and Boston Public...

Jamie Taris
Managing Editor | he/him

Jamie Taris

Jamie is a senior broadcast journalism major and public relations minor from Pelham, New Hampshire. He has a deep passion for sports, especially hockey and football, and hopes to make his way into the sports media field af...

William Woodring
News Editor | he/him

William Woodring

Will is a senior majoring in public relations. He is originally from Medway, Ma. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, writing, reading, and running. He is interested in political journalism and hopes to go into politics...

Maren Halpin
News Editor | she/her

Maren Halpin

Maren is a sophomore print/web journalism major with a minor in political science from Milford, Massachusetts. When she’s not in The Journal office, you can find Maren at a program council meeting or in Suffolk’s orientation o...

Sarah Roberts
News Editor | she/her

Sarah Roberts

Sarah is a senior from Taunton, Mass. majoring in print and web journalism. She’s on the cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field teams. When she’s not running along the Charles or doing laps on the track in Eastie,...

Keely Menyhart
Arts & Entertainment Editor | she/her

Keely Menyhart

Keely is a junior from Merritt Island, Florida. She is majoring in journalism with a print/web concentration and a minor in advertising. When she is not writing for the Journal, you can find her walking through museums, listening to...

Abby OConnor
Arts & Entertainment Editor | she/her

Abby O’Connor

Abby is a senior majoring in print/web journalism and minoring in english. When she's not writing for the Journal, you can find her sipping a cup of coffee either reading or playing video games. She also enjoys spending time with...

Michael Najarian
Sports Editor | he/him

Michael Najarian

Michael is a sophomore print/web journalism major from Framingham, Massachusetts. He’s also a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Outside of running and writing for the Journal, Michael is an avid Boston sport...

Brooklyn Leighton
Opinion Editor | she/her

Brooklyn Leighton

Brooklyn is a junior English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in journalism from Falmouth, MA. When she isn’t working on writing a book, she is listening to Taylor Swift, watching Marvel movies, or read...

Grace MacDonald
Graduate Copy Editor | she/her

Grace MacDonald

Grace is a graduate student from Seekonk, Mass., majoring in communication with an integrated marketing communication concentration. Besides having a passion for writing, she enjoys listening to Taylor Swift, watching movies and...

Grace Dreher
Copy Editor | she/her

Grace Dreher

Grace is a senior journalism major with a Print/Web concentration from Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey. When she isn’t writing, you can find her exploring Boston or listening to music. Grace is also very passionate about politics...

Ella Santanelli
Asst. Copy Editor | she/her

Ella Santanelli

Ella is a freshman political science and English major from Seymour, Connecticut. When she's not helping edit for the Journal, she's listening to music, reading or watching TV.

Leo Woods
Photo Editor | he/him

Leo Woods

Leo is a senior political science major with a minor in journalism from Clinton, Conn. He has photographed political events, protests, performing arts groups and documented Boston Pride for the People for the History Project. Out...

Damini Singh
Graphics Editor | she/her

Damini Singh

Damini is a senior from Nashua, NH majoring in graphic design with a minor in marketing. She is involved with multiple organizations on campus and is also president of Fusion Dhamaka. In her spare time, she often reads, tries...

Julia Capraro
Editor-at-Large | she/her

Julia Capraro

Julia is a sophomore broadcast journalism and psychology major from Canton, Massachusetts. In addition to writing for the journal, she is President of Suffolk Visual Arts Club. She loves cooking, crochet and reading in her free ti...

Aidan Burns
Staff Writer | he/him

Aidan Burns

Aidan is a sophomore broadcast journalism major who writes articles by day and waits tables by night.

Joseph Dimino
Staff Writer | he/him

Joseph Dimino

Joe is a junior journalism major from Revere, Mass. When he has free time, he can be found in Suffolk's VGA room or watching Boston sports. He's particularly a fan of the Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox! When he graduates, he h...

William Fithian
Staff Writer | he/him

William Fithian

William is a sophomore broadcast journalism major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When he is not writing for the Journal, he's usually trying new foods around Boston and exploring the city with his friends.

Liam McCall
Staff Writer | he/him

Liam McCall

Liam is a print/web journalism major from Melrose, Mass. Originally a marketing major, he switched to journalism to follow his joy for writing. He is a big sports fan and roots for all New England teams, especially the R...

Arlo Matthews
Staff Writer | he/him

Arlo Matthews

Arlo is a junior print/web journalism major and advertising minor from East Haddam, Conn. He is heavily invested in all things arts and entertainment, whether it be music, film, art, or related events in the community. Outsid...

Stephen Merrick
Staff Writer | he/him

Stephen Merrick

Stephen is an undergraduate law major from Marshfield, Massachusetts. In addition to writing for the Journal, he is a member of the Suffolk University Debate team, and was previously the president of the Suffolk University Democ...

Harry Murphy
Staff Writer | he/him

Harry Murphy

Harry is a junior Broadcast Journalism major from Walpole, Massachusetts. Harry is an Eagle Scout who enjoys being outdoors, and loves spending time with family and friends. In his free time, he enjoys running around the city...

Joshua Yanes
Staff Writer | he/him

Joshua Yanes

Josh is a senior Journalism and Communications major with a politics minor. He was born and raised in East Boston and has had a passion for the news since he was 8-years-old, watching and discussing the news to his sing...

Elise Coelho
Staff Writer | she/her

Elise Coelho

Elise is a sophomore from São Paulo, Brazil. She is majoring in philosophy with a minor in journalism. She loves to read, write, listen to music and take pictures. Her favorite band is Maneskin, and most of the time you can find...

Ellie Gregory
Staff Writer | she/her

Ellie Gregory

Ellie is a freshman from Bedford, New Hampshire majoring in criminal justice. When she isn’t doing homework or writing an article, you can find her exploring Boston, reading, writing poetry or listening to Taylor Swift. ...

Tracy LaCara
Staff Writer | she/her

Tracy LaCara

Tracy is a sophomore from Hanover, MA majoring in broadcast journalism. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, watching Red Sox games, and exploring different parts of Boston. Aside from the Journal, she is also...

Juliana Pinto
Staff Writer | she/her

Juliana Pinto

Juliana is a sophomore from Lynn, Massachusetts majoring in print/web journalism. When she's not writing for the Journal, you can find her exploring Beacon hill with her friends, rewatching her favorite shows, reading, listening...

Casey Wells
Staff Writer | she/her

Casey Wells

Casey is a sophomore broadcast journalism major from Worcester, Mass. When she isn't in the Journal office, you can find her in the Performing Arts Office or any place near campus that has coffee. In addition to the Jou...

May Lindeman
Staff Writer | they/them

May Lindeman

May Lindeman is a freshman writer from Washington, D.C. You can find them in Samia drinking three shots of espresso at 8:30 a.m. ...

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