The Echo of WestConn

WestConn's Student Voice Since 1955

About Us

President and Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Manager: Ryan Yursha

Ryan is in his senior year as a Professional Writing major with a focus on journalism and public relations. Now that his lacrosse career is over, he’s working on The Echo while he (tries) to graduate this semester. Ryan is partial to the literary stylings of Hunter S. Thompson and David Foster Wallace, and when he’s not staring at a book or a screen, he spends his time trying, and failing, to convince his friends that Yuengling is a good beer.

Vice President: Joseph Oliveri

Joseph is an opinion columnist and senior Communication studies major from Putnam County. He has reported for The Echo since 2017, and his worked has also appeared in The Putnam Examiner, The Westchester Examiner, and The Ridgefield Press. Oliveri works as a writing consultant at the Writing Center, in the Haas Library on Midtown Campus. 

 Audrey Redpath

Audrey is in her senior year as a Professional Writing major with a concentration in journalism and public relations. With a focus on crime, she’s preparing to become an investigative reporter. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she plans to complete a graduate program in urban or investigative reporting. On campus, her beats are: local crime, administrative changes, facilities, and student-run organizations. 

Mathew Schumer

Mathew is a second-year Professional Writing Major at WCSU, having previously attended Housatonic and Norwalk Community Colleges. He graduated from Newtown High School in 2018, where he spent some time writing for their school paper, The Nighthawk. Mathew is currently a staff writer for The Echo, specializing in reporting on campus events.

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