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The Wood Word

2016-2017 Staff

Rachel Looker


Rachel is a junior majoring in Digital Media with Broadcast Journalism and Production and minoring in Business. She serves as co-station manager for TV-Marywood and vice president of the Society for Collegiate Journalists. After...

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Alex Weidner

Managing Editor

Alex is a junior digital media major and broadcast journalism minor. Currently the Managing Editor at The Wood Word, he has also been on staff since his freshman year. Alex enjoys bubble baths and stargazing.

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Jessica Bonacci

News Editor

Jessica Bonacci is a sophomore Digital Media major. She is the News Editor for The Wood Word. When she's not writing a story, she's working as the Program Director for 91.7 VMFM, Marywood's Alternative radio station, or as the...

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Brooke Williams

Assistant News Editor

Brooke Williams is a sophomore Broadcast Journalism major and Assistant News Editor for The Wood Word. Outside of The Wood Word, she is involved with TV-Marywood and the Society of Collegiate Journalists. Twitter: @BWilliamsTWW

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Kaitlyn O'Meara

Assistant News Editor

Kaitlyn is a sophomore Broadcast Journalism major and Assistant News Editor for the Wood Word this semester. She also is a member of SCJ and the Marywood softball team. In her free time, she likes to binge watch Netflix, eat anything...

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Daniel Smith

Opinion Editor

Daniel Smith is a junior broadcast journalism major. This year, he is the Opinion Editor. He enjoys eating clementines and looking at pictures of parrots.

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Paul Capoccia

Community Editor

Paul Capoccia is currently a graduate student in Communication Arts focusing on a Media Management degree with an expected graduation of December 2017. He graduated in May of 2016 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Mathematics....

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Hannah Moore

Asst. Community Editor

Hannah is a junior writing major and the assistant community editor for the Wood Word. In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and drinking coffee.

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Dylan Wright

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Dylan is a junior digital media major. This year he's the arts and entertainment editor. In his spare time, he likes to watch movies and television.

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Kaitlin Korgeski

Community Staff Writer

Kaitlin is a sophomore who majors in Broadcast Journalism. She is currently a writer for The Wood Word, TVM News Anchor, a member of the TVM Package Team and a member of the Society of Collegiate Journalists. When she's not busy ...

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Margaret Scott

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Margaret Scott is a junior, Advertising/Public Relations major at Marywood University. This year she serves as assistant Arts and Entertainment editor for The Wood Word. When not at school or work, she enjoys hiking, going to...

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Kat Bischak

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Kat Bischak is the Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Wood Word at Marywood University. She is a sophomore in the Digital Media program in the Communications department, and is also the Assistant Music Director for...

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John Ferraro

Sports Editor

John Ferraro is a senior Broadcast Journalism major with a great love for sports. He has been Sports Editor for the Wood Word the last two years and is currently working on a sports documentary for his senior project. John lo...

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Nick Marotta

Asst. Sports Editor

Nick Marotta is a junior Digital Media major, and has been writing for the Wood Word for a year. A fan of Baseball, Basketball, and Football, he enjoys playing many sports. His other interests include video games, traveling, and...

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Katlynn Whitaker

Design Editor

Katlynn Whitaker is a senior graphic design major and advertising minor. She started working on the Wood Word in November 2013 and is amazed at how far it has come. She has previously held the positions of Asst. Design Editor...

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Elizabeth Carlson

Assistant Design Editor

Elizabeth is a senior graphic design major as well as an advertising minor. This is her first year working for the Wood Word as an Assistant Design Editor. When she is not in the classroom you can find her running around on the...

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Courtney Snyder

Photography Editor

Courtney Snyder, junior Broadcast Journalism major and Photography minor holds the position of Photo Editor at The Wood Word. She participates on the Swimming and Diving Team here at Marywood. In her free time she likes to adventure...

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Bethany Wade

Assistant Photographer Editor

Bethany is a junior digital media major with a minor in advertising. She is also involved in the TVM package team and news broadcast, as well as a DJ for 91.7 VMFM. When not working on comm projects, she enjoys teaching herself...

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Summer Steinhart


Summer Steinhart is sophomore illustration major and graphic design minor. This is her first year with The Wood Word as the cartoonist/illustrator. When not working for The Wood Word she dedicates her time to her own art, friends,...

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Anne Zukowski

Web Editor

Anne is a junior Digital Media major with a double minor in Broadcast Journalism and in Business. She’s been a member of the Wood Word since her freshman year. This year, she continues as the Web Editor, a reporter, and...

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Kirstin Wilson

Assistant Web Editor, Publicity and Promotions Team

Kirstin Wilson is an Advertising / Public Relations major at Marywood University. She is a freshman and is the Assistant Web Editor and is a member of the Publicity and Promotions Team for The Wood Word. Kirstin is also a member...

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Rachael Eyler

Multimedia Editor

Rachael Eyler is a freshman Broadcast Journalism major at Marywood University. She works on the Wood Word as multimedia editor. Outside of The Wood Word, Rachael takes pride in hosting and producing “Her Alternative” on 91.7...

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Alex Eiden

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Alex is a Senior Digital Media & Broadcasting major. He is an avid sports fan, a big reader, and loves Cooper cheese more than a normal person should.

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Maura Olek

Social Media Manager

Maura is a senior advertising and public relations major. She is the social media editor for The Wood Word and Her Campus Marywood. She is secretary of PRSSA/AAF. When she is not at school you can find her watching Netflix or...

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Ali Sidiki

Reader Engagement Director

Ali Sidiki is a senior broadcast journalism major, and is the assistant news editor of the Wood Word. Ali loves movies, politics, foreign affairs and trashy television shows. When he isn’t busy with the Wood Word, Ali is most...

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Alex Knittel

Publicity and Promotions Director

Alex Knittel is an Advertising/Public Relations major at Marywood University. He is a sophomore and is currently serving as the Publicity and Promotions Director of The Wood Word. Alex is a member of the Public Relations Students...

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Lauryn Butler

Publicity and Promotions Team

Lauryn Butler is a freshman Advertising and Public Relations Major. She is on the Publicity and Promotions team for the Wood Word, and is also the Assistant Fundraiser for Public Relations Student Society of America and the American...

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Kourtney Kordish

Publicity and Promotions Team

Kourtney is an Advertising/Public Relations major at Marywood University who just transferred here from Temple University. She is a junior and is part of the Publicity and Promotions team for The Wood Word. Kourtney is also the...

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