The Triangle (newspaper)

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The Triangle
Triangle Masthead.png
TypeWeekly newspaper
Editor-in-chiefNick Camarata[1]
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

The Triangle is the independent student newspaper of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Editions of the paper are printed early every Friday morning; they are distributed in buildings on Drexel's campus as well as in select locations in University City, Philadelphia.

The Triangle was first published on February 1, 1926,[3] under the direction of students with University advisors functioning only to offer advice. The publication has been on a weekly schedule during the academic school year with bi-weekly publication during summer. The Triangle began publishing in color in the summer of 2004. During the summer of 2007 publishing switched from tabloid to broadsheet format. Sections include News, Sports, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment, and Style.

The Triangle has won several Mark of Excellence Awards which honor the best in Student Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists. First place in Editorial Writing (2000),[4] General Column Writing (2000),[4] Second place in Editorial Writing (2001),[5] and third place in Sports Column Writing (2001).[5] In 2004 it won two National Pacemaker Awards for excellence in college newspapers.[6]

One of the paper's most notable former columnists is Chuck Barris.[7][8] A 1953 graduate of Drexel, Barris, among other things, created and hosted The Gong Show, wrote Freddy Cannon's 1962 hit single "Palisades Park," and was the subject of the movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. John Gruber, creator of Daring Fireball was also a former columnist and past Editor-in-Chief.[citation needed] Albert Boscov, the chairman and chief executive officer of Boscov's Department Stores, was a sports writer in 1948.

The Rectangle[edit]

An April Fool's Day edition of The Triangle, known as The Rectangle,[9] has been published yearly since 1941.[10] This publication features satire pieces, fake advertisements, and fictionalized articles.

Current Staff[edit]

The Triangle Staff[11]
Managers and Directors
Position Name
Editor-In-Chief Mike Avena
Managing Editor Calvin Kiniale
Production Manager Emma Dietz
Staff Manager Jahnavi Kalyan
Chief Copy Editor
Co-Chief Copy Editor Palak Bhargava
Co-Chief Copy Editor Mikayla Butz-Weidner
Comics Editor Alexander Gray
Assistant Comics Editor Jelani Kelly
Business Manager Utkarsh Panchal
Finance Director Liza Kosareva
Marketing Director Linda Sigg
Social Media Coordinator Alexandra Pachowski
Sales Executive Darsh Ghandhi
Sales Executive Joshua Hamilton
Sales Executive Lavesh Appiah
Sales Executive Noah Mamane
Sales Executive Shanique Williams
News Editor Maggie Fedorocsko
Assistant News Editor Roy Aguilar
Opinion Editor Alex Nagy
Assistant Opinion Editor Matthew Brooks
Arts & Entertainment
Entertainment Editor Tosh Farrell
Assistant Entertainment Editor Michael Duffin
Sports Editor Utkarsh Panchal
Assistant Sports Editor Stefan Kusmirek
Photo Editor Benjamin Ahrens
Web Production Manager Mike Avena
Distribution Manager Nick Defilippis


  1. ^ "The Triangle Staff List". The Triangle. October 23, 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  2. ^ "Advertising Guide" (PDF). The Triangle. 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-06. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Drexel's Media Outlets Inform and Entertain Students and Philadelphia". Drexelink. August 5, 2004. Archived from the original on June 24, 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  4. ^ a b "Society of Professional Journalists: Mark of Excellence Awards". Society of Professional Journalists. Archived from the original on 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
  5. ^ a b "Society of Professional Journalists: Mark of Excellence Awards". Society of Professional Journalists. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
  6. ^ "2004 ACP Newspaper Pacemaker Winners". Associated Collegiate Press. 2004. Archived from the original on 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
  7. ^ "Alumnus, host of "The Gong Show" dies at 87 – The Triangle". The Triangle. 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  8. ^ Barris taps immortality with egg in Creese's lap, retrieved 2019-01-19
  9. ^ "The Rectangle – Just another WordPress site". Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  10. ^ "About The Triangle, Drexel's Independent Student Newspaper". The Triangle. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  11. ^ "Staff – The Triangle". The Triangle. Retrieved 2019-01-19.

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