AIC Yellow Jacket

2018-2019 Staff

Mary Ellen Lowney


I am Assistant Professor and Chair of the Communication Department at American International College. Prior to this, I was a long-time reporter at The Springfield Republican newspaper. I specialize in journalism, especially new...

Amber Ollari


Hi, I’m Amber Ollari and I'm the Editor-in-Chief of the Yellow Jacket Newspaper. I’m a sophomore majoring in Communications. I am from Enfield, CT and I have a house in Charlestown, RI, where I spend much of my summer. If...

Samira Abdul-Karim

Staff Writer

My name is Samira Abdul-Karim, and I am a Junior here at AIC. My hometown is New Haven, Connecticut. My hobbies are camping, playing sports, and paying it forward. Hopefully, after graduation, I will find work as broadcaster.

Austin Albrecht

Staff Writer

My name is Austin Albrecht. I was born and raised in Flemington, New Jersey. I have moved several times in high school to play junior hockey. I lived in Texas for two years and in South Dakota for one year. I then played my...

Sharaya Barnett

Staff Writer

My name is Sharaya Barnett. I am a freshman here at AIC and I am from Worcester, MA.  I will be studying Communication with the hopes of being on TV one day in the future. My passion has always been being on camera so that is...

Stefano Durante

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Stefano Durante, I am a sophomore student here at AIC and I play for the men’s D1 ice hockey team. I am number 30 and play goaltender. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Communication. I am from Toronto, Canada...

Michael Enyaah

Staff Writer

I am a first year student at American International College. I am currently majoring in Communication. I have worked with the varsity men’s basketball and soccer teams both as a manager and video editor in high school. I was...

Jonas Espinal

Staff Writer

My name is Jonas Espinal and I am 18 years old. I am from Ridgefield Park, New Jersey and come from a Dominican household. Spanish was my first language and I learned English while in school. I love sports and played baseball,...

Federica Frew

Staff Writer

I’m Federica - or Fede for short. I’m a senior Communications major, and a history minor at AIC. I’m on the Women’s Soccer team and I am from Melbourne, Australia.

Olivia Goodrow

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Olivia Goodrow and I am a college student attending American International College. I have been a writer for most of my life. Whether that’d be from writing poetry and essays, I loved it all.  I am also an...

Darryl Hill

Staff Writer

I am a freshman here at American International College from Newark, NJ. I graduated class of 2018 from North Star Academy and I currently play football here at AIC on a full scholarship. I am a double major in Criminal Justice...

Katelynn Leclerc

Staff Writer

My name is Katelynn Leclerc I am a junior here at AIC, majoring in the Visual Digital Arts program and double minoring in Photography and Communication. I am a member of the field hockey team, Student Athlete Advisory Council,...

Justin Lipscomb

Staff Writer

My name is Justin Lipscomb, and I am a senior here at AIC. I am a Communication major. My hometown is Hartford, Connecticut but I currently reside in Enfield, Connecticut. My hobbies are running, creating clothes and eating!...

Gisel Lopez

Staff Writer

My name is Gisel Lopez. I was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. I play volleyball and softball and I also dance. I was the captain of my high school dance team starting my sophomore year. In my free time, I enjoy...

Toni Lowden

Staff Writer

My name is Toni Lowden. I’m a senior here at AIC, majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in both education and psychology. I’m from Tampa, Florida and am on the women’s soccer team. I hope to pursue my master’s degree...

Jasmyn Lucas

Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Jasmyn Lucas. I am a freshman majoring in Communication and I'm apart of the YJ Newspaper. I am on the cross country and track team running 5k, 6k, 1500m, and 800m. I have a passion for writing and aspire to...

Mariah Mauke

Staff Writer

My name is Mariah Mauke and I am majoring in Biology with a Political Science minor. I am the Residential Representative in the Student Government Association as well as the Co-Legislative Chairperson of the 79thannual Model Cong...

Antonaya McMillian

Staff Writer

My name is Antonaya Lee McMillian, I am currently 18 years old,I am majoring in communications, and I’ve been thinking about minoring in education. I love to sing and dance, sometimes I write a little when the juices are...

Angel Mendez

Staff Writer

I was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico but I was raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico, until my 5th birthday when I moved to the homeland. New Haven, Connecticut is where I now reside. I am a first-generation college student, so there i...

Tianah Miller

Staff Writer

I was born in Springfield, MA but spent most of my life in Indian Land, South Carolina. I recently moved back, in 2018, to attend American International College. I will be playing on the basketball team here at AIC. I chose to...

Ave' Mullen

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Ave' Mullen. I am from Decatur, Georgia. I am a sophomore here at AIC. I enjoy reading and writing. After graduation I aspire to open my own media corporation and also work as a journalist.

Annie Norton

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Annie Norton. I am a senior this year pursuing a degree in Communication. I came to AIC as a transfer student three years ago and I am originally from Chicago, IL. I work at school as a Student Ambassador and am heavily...

Brianna O’Brien

Staff Writer

My name is Brianna O’Brien, and I am a freshman here at AIC. I am from Deep River, Connecticut, and am a Psychology major. I am a member of the women’s lacrosse team, and my hobbies include being with my friends and taking...

Nicholas Rivera

Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Nicholas Rivera and I am a senior at AIC majoring in communications. I play on the AIC men's rugby team and have a pretty busy schedule. When I'm not doing schoolwork or writing stories, I like to spend my time...

Tsulufelo Scrivens

Staff Writer

My name Tsulufelo Scrivens. I am transfer at American International College. This is my first year at AIC I also play sports like rugby. My major New Media because I like to take pictures and find things others don’t find really...

Kelly Shea

Staff Writer

Hi, I am Kelly Shea and I am a staff writer for The Yellow Jacket. I am a sophomore majoring in Visual and Digital Arts and minoring in Photography and Communications. I spend most of my free time playing ice hockey with my friends...

Lui Sitama

Staff Writer

I'm a student athlete at AIC for the Men's Rugby club team. I decided to switch as to a VDA major during my sophomore year because I noticed that it was much more fun than being a business major. Also, I'm a busy undergrad student...

Clarence Stuppard

Staff Writer

Hello, I’m Clarence Stuppard, a returning student to AIC after 13 years out in ‘the real world’. I work with youth in the Boston area, and now finishing up a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Ultimately, I am to earn...

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