Meet the Staff: Matthew Iannone


Royson Folas, Managing Editor

Q: What is your full name? 

A: Matthew Aaron Iannone.

Q: When and where were you born?

A: St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston on October 17th, 2003.

Q: What are some of the things you are passionate about?

A: I’m really passionate about music, mainly heavy metal and grunge. A few of my favorite bands are Nirvana, Anthrax Creed, Cure, etc. There’s just too many to name.

Q: When did you become passionate about journalism?

A: Freshman year I realized I had a really intensive memory when it came to football. My dad’s friend told me that becoming a sports journalist might be a good field for me. I then took Intro to Journalism and joined the newspaper and I really liked it. 

Q: Could you see yourself pursuing a career in journalism and media?

A: Yes. A dream of mine is to be a writer for the Rolling Stone magazine.

Q: What are you goals (academic or personal) for junior year?

A: Personally I’ve already accomplished one of my goals. I lost 30 pounds over the last two months. Academically, I want to be less lazy when it comes to assignments and not procrastinate.

Q: What’s one word that describes you best and why?

A: Nonchalant. A lot of my family and friends say that that is how I act when it comes to everything. I’m pretty much a go-with-the-flow type of guy

Q: Favorite hobby?

A: Skateboarding. I’ve been skateboarding for three years and I’m still learning. I’m not that good, or as good as I want to be, but I’m trying.

Q: Are you part of any clubs or do you any extracurriculars?

A:  Im in the Screenwriters society and Newspaper and I’m considering wrestling heavily.

Q: Where would you see yourself in 20 years?

A: I would like to be a writer for the Rolling Stone. They’re not really a music magazine anymore but they still prioritize those articles.