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Olivia Biel
Originally an English major, Olivia Biel (BEE-UHL) started studying journalism in the Fall of 2018. She started writing for the Beacon the following semester. After taking a course in media writing, she was captivated by the way journalism could be used to bring important issues to light and connect them to the stories of individuals. She is particularly interested in feature, investigative and literary journalism. Her favorite news outlet is the New York Times. Biel is also a Media Studies minor.

Olivia Biel, Features Editor

May 15, 2020
Students will not get tuition refund, university president clarifies (Story)
Mar 19, 2020
New Music Series features Padovan sequence-inspired triangle piece (Story)
Mar 08, 2020
Admirable “Sonic the Hedgehog” film is sure to entertain old and young fans alike (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Sigma Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity discuss power of the black vote in “Vision 2020” event (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
“BoJack Horseman” final episodes make the best out of an inevitably rushed ending (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
Get a taste of the New Park Wayne Diner (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
That Celeb You Used to Love Might be Problematic, But Cancel Culture is Toxic (Story)
Nov 27, 2019
Netflix’s “Daybreak” is an Over-the-Top but Binge-Worthy Depiction of Teenagers in a Post-Apocalyptic World (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Saul Flores, “Walk of Immigrants” Photojournalist, Opens Latinx Celebration (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
In this Version of Sudoku, Professor David Nacin Makes the Numbers Matter (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Why I’d Never Let Ms. Monopoly Pass “Go” (Story)
May 06, 2019
SFA Heads to Hawthorne Theatres for 25th Annual Film Festival (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Documentary Puts Rafael Soriano’s ‘Cabezas’ Exhibition Into Perspective (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
Funny, Meaningful and Empathetic: the Filmmaking of Joe Saulenas (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Dr. Jay Foley: Cottrell Scholar Award Winner (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
William Paterson University’s First Comedy Festival (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
William Paterson University Holds 2020 Fiscal Year Hearing (Story)
Mar 24, 2019
“Captain Marvel” Sets the Bar Higher (Further, Faster) for Female Superhero Movies (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
At Women’s Center Stalking Discussion, a Call to Re-Examine Common Relationship Behaviors (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
What We Should Take Away From the Jussie Smollett Case (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Brave New Radio Brings Valentine’s Day to the Multipurpose Room with “Shout Out Ya Boo Thang or Shred an Ex” Event (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
University President, Paterson Mayor Combine Forces to “Propel Paterson” (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Here’s What Campus is Doing, and Can Do, to Protect the Rights of Transgender Students (Story)
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