Shaiann Frazier is currently a senior at Lehman College. She joined the Meridian as a writer in the Fall of 2017, and will continue to write, even with her position as Editor in Chief. She is a Journalism major with a minor in Film and TV Studies. Some of her interests include politics, movie reviews, and investigative reporting. Shaiann also interns as a reporter for Bronxnet. Her writing has been featured in the Bronx Journal.
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Hector Bello, Managing Editor
Hector Bello is currently a senior at Lehman College. He joined the Meridian as a writer in the Fall of 2017 and continues to write. He is a Political Science Major, Journalism and Philosophy minors. Some of his interests include politics, sports and writing! Hector has interned for Bronx District Attorney’s Darcel Clark’s Public Information Department and Congressman Elliot Engles. He is also currently serving as Research and Development Officer for Lehman College Student Government and The Meridian’s Managing Editor.
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Lysa Vanible, Office Manager
Lysa Vanible is a sophomore, majoring in Sociology and double minor in Education and Data Science in the Minor to Master program. She enjoys political science and English Writing. She completed a summer of Stem Research sponsored by WitNY. Lysa is currently the office manager for the Meridian.
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Zoe Fanzo, Print Producer/Web Designer
Zoe Fanzo is a Macaulay Honors student at Lehman College, majoring in history. She started working at The Meridian in the fall of 2016. She is also the co-founder and President of the LGBTQ+ Alliance.
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Perla Tolentino, News Editor
Perla Tolentino is the News Editor and a staff writer for the Meridian. She is an English major and Professional Communications minor. News is her passion, and she is committed to connecting with people and communicating what they need to know. Her motto is: "First be a good human being, then be a professional. Titles should never replace your manners, people are tired of Ph.D's with no heart."
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J. Manuel Rivera Cortes, Arts & Entertainment Editor
J. Manuel Rivera Cortes is currently a junior at Lehman. He is pursuing a double major in Theatre and Journalism with a minor in History. He has been involved in the Arts for the past 13 years. The Fine/Performing Arts are the life blood of our society. "Every thought is worth a listen, pick up a pen let your words glisten." This is his personal mantra.
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Brittany Aufiero, Lifestyle Editor
Brittany Aufiero is an English creative writing and media communications major at Lehman College. In addition to her work for the Meridian, she is also Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Obscura: The Literary Arts Magazine of Lehman. Brittany demonstrates a strong commitment to elevating the student voices of Lehman while strengthening her own writing and editing skills.
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Kimberllee Mendez, Social Media Manager
Kimberllee is a senior at Lehman College and a journalism major. She joined the Meridian in late Fall 2017 and loves anything lifestyle-related, taking interest in learning about individuals and their stories. Kimberllee hopes in the future to work for a digital publication and produce her own magazine one day.
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Emmet O'Boy, Staff Writer
Emmet is a first year Macaulay Honors College student. He likes to write about sports and current events. Lehmans sports will be a big part of his work.
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Michael Omoruan, Staff Writer
Michael is a 21 year old writer for the arts and entertainment section of The Meridian. His interests include anime, classic horror/thrillers, and alternative rock.
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Kathryn Fornier, Staff Writer
Kathryn Fornier is a Sophomore at Lehman College majoring in Studio Art and minoring in Psychology with plans in becoming a licensed Art Therapist in New York City. She writes Lifestyle articles for the Meridian while also being involved in the college’s Literary Magazine club, Obscura, as a bake sale coordinator, editor and blogger. She enjoys spoken word/poetry, comic books, and bubble tea.
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Teresa Fanzo, Staff Writer
Teresa is a first year Macaulay Honors student at Lehman College. She plans to pursue a career in veterinary science. She is an intern at the Bachrach Group, an employment recruiting agency. Though Teresa is a staff writer this year, she hopes to move on to layout editing in the years to come. She is also the treasurer of the LGBTQ+ Alliance.
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Juan Santos, Staff Writer
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