Additional Staff

Student Staff

Lianza Reyes

Staff Reporter
Lianza is a broadcast and digital journalism student at Syracuse University. The Manila, Philippines native is passionate about watchdog and investigative reporting, along with diversity and cultural affairs. She formerly produced Central New York’s only Spanish newscast, CitrusTV Noticias.

She is currently an executive producer for CitrusTV News Live at 6! and the editor-in-chief of The International magazine.

Lianza wants to report on feature stories for The Stand and learn more about the community around her.

Alexis Scott

Special Assignment Reporter
Alexis is a graduate Broadcast and Digital Journalism student at the Newhouse School. After earning her degree, she want to become a reporter one day soon. Alongside her extensive reporting on video, she is using her writing skills to be an asset for The Stand and to the community around her.

Sarah Perkes

The Stand Staff and Special Assignment Reporter
Sarah is a senior broadcast and digital journalism student with minors in political science and drama. She grew up an hour and a half outside New York City but plans on moving to Los Angeles upon graduation. In her free time, she enjoys reading the news, watching movies, staying active and spending time with the people she cares about. She loves writing for The Stand and wants to continue to learn more about the South Side.

Saniya More

Special Assignment Reporter
Saniya is a junior at Syracuse University majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, and minoring in South Asian Studies and Spanish. She was born in India and raised in Thailand. Besides speaking five languages, Saniya serves as Editor-in-Chief of Globalists, a publication on campus focusing on international perspective and diversity of thought. In the future, she hopes to be a foreign correspondent and documentary producer.

Ivana Pino

The Stand Staff Reporter
Ivana is a junior at Syracuse University, majoring in newspaper and online journalism as well as political science. She has previously written for SU’s student-run newspaper The Daily Orange and hopes to be able to learn more about the South Side and local politics.

Bianca Moorman

Urban Affairs & Special Assignment Reporter
Bianca is a graduate student in the magazine, newspaper and online journalism program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She likes to write stories and learn about the communities that she is living in. When she is not in school or writing, she likes to read, take photos, watch Netflix or Hulu, go to the gym, attend church and listen to music.

Divya Murthy

Special Assignment Reporter
Divya is a journalism student at Syracuse University.

Zachary Krahmer

Special Assignment and Staff Photographer
Zach is a graduate student, studying photography and public affairs at Syracuse University. Originally from Oregon, he uses photography, video and other mediums to share stories about community.

Participating Professors

Prof. Emilie Davis

Instructor of NEW 509: Advanced Editing & NEW 508: Proofreading and Fact Checking

Prof. Emilie Davis is an adjunct professor in the newspaper department at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She teaches editing classes during fall and spring semesters.

Student editors in her two classes this spring are responsible for laying out content, writing headlines and photo captions and proofreading pages for The Stand. During the summer, she teaches news writing and reporting to incoming master’s students.

A native of Syracuse, Emilie grew up on the North Side. She returned to Syracuse in 1999 after a journalism career in Rochester and the Washington, D.C., area. She loves being back in Syracuse.

Gustav Niebuhr

Instructor of NEW 405: Public Affairs Reporting

Gustav spent 21 years working for daily newspapers as a beat reporter, from The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., to The New York Times. Along the way, he has also worked for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

He came to Syracuse in January 2004 and is an associate professor in the Newspaper and Online Journalism Department, with a joint appointment in the Religion Department in the College of Arts & Sciences.

He also blogs for On Faith, at and, and is the author of “Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America.”