Open Book

Students

Current student members

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Casey Chapter

Casey Chapter is a student at Florida State University studying Digital Media Production. She serves as Managing Editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau, and she also writes news stories for the Tallahassee Democrat. When she's not reading or writing, she's playing with her cat, Ashe, and her dog, Lucy.

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Ananda Chatterjee

Ananda Chatterjee is a current high school student member of the Florida Student News Watch.

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Annamarie Simoldoni

Annamarie Simoldoni is an Editing, Writing, and Media student at Florida State University. Currently, she serves as Social Media Manager for FSView & Florida Flambeau, where she produces digital media that is engaging, accurate, and informative. Through her work, she seeks to understand and communicate cultural moments and the people behind these headlines, as she aims to make quality journalism accessible. 

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Rebecca McCandless

Rebecca McCandless obtained her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication from Florida State University. Her interest in journalism flourished when she studied abroad in Valencia, Spain with the Editing, Writing, and Media program. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, she continues to pursue a career in writing. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures.  

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Marco Rubero

Marco Rubero is an aspiring journalist from Jacksonville, who can paint a picture with words as well as with actual paint. Marco always is looking to deliver different perspectives on pertinent issues. He studied screenwriting and fine art at Hofstra University in New York. 

Past student members

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Rachel Biangel

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Molly Custis

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Maria Hiers

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Aurelie Jean-Baptiste

Aurelie was born in Miami Fl, then grew up in Haiti for 9 years. She moved to the U.S. after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. She currently attends Florida State University and studies International Affairs with a minor in Film studies. As a versatile writer, her interests include humanitarianism, filmmaking, theater, and music.

Molly Custis is a former student participant of the Florida Student News Watch. 

Maria Hiers is a former student participant of the Florida Student News Watch. She now is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Houston.

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Ellis Liebeskind-Blaufarb

Ellis Liebeskind-Blaufarb, a Tallahassee resident, is currently taking a gap year, but will soon be attending Oberlin College. He hopes to major in a humanities-oriented subject, but as of right now his major is undecided. His favorite non-journalism activity is biking around town while listening to music.

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Caleesha Moore

Caleesha Moore is a former student participant of the Florida Student News Watch. 

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Miranda Sullivan

Miranda recently graduated from Florida State University with a double major in English and International Affairs. She is currently on the job hunt, and is seeking a career in marketing or journalism. She loves live music, board games, and hiking.

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Ariyon Dailey

Ariyon Dailey is a recent graduate of Florida A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She enjoys covering race & minorities, pop culture and local news on digital platforms. Ariyon has served as editor-in-chief for The Famuan, worked as an HBCU Instagram fellow for The Washington Post and Boston Globe and has interned at Spectrum Bay News 9 and WFTX Fox 4. When she’s not chasing a story, Ariyon enjoys Tik Tok, reality TV, karaoke and spending time with her little sisters. Ariyon is located in Polk County, Florida. 

Rachel Biangel is a former student participant of the Florida Student News Watch. 

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Faith Matson

Faith Matson is a graduate of Florida State University’s English – Editing, Writing and Media program. With experience writing for the FSView & Florida Flambeau and FSU’s English Department, Faith has experience as a writer, researcher, and editor. Faith is based out of St. Petersburg, Florida, and she is an avid fan of the New York Times’s crossword puzzles.