Staff Profiles

The Tangent is an academic tutorial and student-run news magazine sponsored by Dr. Maria Vesperi.
The Tangent is published bi-weekly on Wednesday and distributed throughout New College of Florida.
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Giulia Heyward

Year: Fourth-year thesis student

AOC: Publication Studies (Specialized AOC)

Hometown: Miami

Fun fact: I am trilingual: I speak English, Spanish and Italian

Giulia L. Heyward is a thesis student at the New College of Florida. She is also one of the editors of the school’s undergraduate research journal, Aeolus. She is the founder/photographer behind the As We Are New College Project, the Publication Relations Officer for the school’s Black Student Union and one of the members of the Black History Month Planning Committee. Her work has been previously published in publications such as Unravel, Nimbus, Columbus Monthly, and Columbus Alive!


Managing Editor

Audrey Warne

Year: Third year student

AOC: Art History and International and Area Studies (IAS)

Semesters on staff: 5

Fun fact: I hula hoop!



Copy Editor

Ryan Paice

Year: Fourth-year thesis student

AOC: English

Semesters on staff: 8

Fun fact: Loves the Boston Celtics and BrBa. Almost always wearing green of some sort.

Ryan is originally from NH, but has spent the last seven years of his life in Florida. His favorite movie is The Dark Knight and his favorite TV show is Breaking Bad. He is tall but ironically dislikes heights. He likes to spend his time attempting to relax and be happy. Almost always wearing kelly green.


Writing Coach

Magdalene Taylor

Year: Fourth-year thesis student

AOC: Media & Cultural Studies (Specialized AOC)

Hometown: Somewhere in Massachusetts

Favorite bands: Korn, The Dixie Chicks

Magdalene is a thesis student pursuing Media & Cultural Studies, an AOC that does not really exist here. Her main academic interests are Insane Clown Posse and Lacan. The former is the topic of her thesis. In addition to being the Tangent’s Writing Coach, she is also a contributing writer for BrooklynVegan. She has a bad habit of taking naps after 7pm. If you’re reading this, please hire me.


Online Editor

Jacob Wentz

Year: Second-year student

AOC: International and Area Studies (IAS) and Economics

Hometown: Hudson

Fun fact: I play saxophone and go on casual runs, but not at the same time.

Jacob is a first-generation college student who is interested in international business and law. He grew up on a small farm and enjoys Goldfish crackers, electronic music production and animals of all sizes. Jacob secretly can’t wait until he’s 32 and has a husband, a labradoodle and kids.


Layout Editors

Michala Head

Year: Third-year student

AOC: Anthropology

Semesters spent on the publication: 2

Fun fact: Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they are called “trailers.”

Michala enjoys writing, reading, and painting. When she is not trying to be artsy or studying anthropology, you can usually find her at the gym or listening to music whilst walking around in the blistering, Florida heat. She also loves hanging out with animals and will definitely ask to pet your dog.







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