The Review



Luke Lawn

My name is Luke Lawn and I am currently a senior in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. My course of study is Information Management and Technology and I have a minor in global enterprise technologies. I am very excited to be working with WCNY throughout the course of this semester. I am working with a project team of three other students at Syracuse to produce new content for the WCNY website. Our goal is to actively engage the community through fun and frequent events in the area.

This summer I worked for a Pharmaceutical Service company in Exton, PA. While I was there, I had the opportunity to take a week of my internship and dedicate it to community service. I assisted a local food shelter move their entire operation to a new location. This included hundreds of thousands of pounds of food products, business materials, shelving and more. I also assisted with updating their website content. I enjoy giving back to the community and will look to work for companies who also value giving back to their communities.

I am passionate about technology and how it can be used to better our world. One of the reasons I am so excited to be working with WCNY is their utilization of many forms of technology. Education is the basis for a strong society. I have been fortunate enough to have access to spectacular educational facilities throughout my life and I look forward to promoting the education of others through community engagement.

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Andrew Godnick

Have you ever met an obsessed sports fan who has been to Disney World 20 times? No? Well, now you have.

Hi, my name’s Andrew Godnick and I’m a junior sport management major with a coaching minor at Syracuse University. Ever since the day I could hold a basketball people have symbolized it with, and as, me—it has defined me; it has become me. From a varsity captain to a beat writer for the Syracuse Men’s Basketball team for NunesMagican, basketball has become the reason why I get up every morning. The game has provided me an outlet to express myself both on and off the court. However, despite this jock image you may have of me, I am not that tall serious athlete that stands out in the room.

I’m a 5’8”, but really 5’7”, guy who has an extreme obsession with Disney World. From Space Mountain to walking the countries in Epcot, Disney World is my happy place that provides me somewhere to be the 12-year-old boy I really am. Really, ask co-Disney-fan brother what it’s like watching a 21-year-old run through the streets of the Magic Kingdom with a smile the size of Mickey Mouse’s ears on his face. There aren’t many of us sports fans that want to spend their time in a Mickey Mouse costume, but it’s what separates me from the rest and what allows me to live my life as one that is full of joy and excitement. I hate heights but will do any roller coaster that presents itself to me; I hate ketchup but love tomatoes; I hate chocolate ice cream but love anything else chocolate.

So, yeah, I’m a little corky at times, but it’s what makes me who I am and I can’t to share the latest gossip/news with all you readers.

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Brianna Johannes

I am recent transfer from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in New York City with an Associate’s Degree, majoring in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. I am a Junior, double majoring in Writing & Rhetoric and Communication & Rhetorical Studies. My experience in journalism, writing, and communications proves serving to this project due to other works not only inside of the classroom, but outside of the classroom.

For two summer’s I worked at a Public Relations firm in which I learned how to work and write at a professional level. I also learned how to deal with public life, how to create exposure for a client, how to network, and how to create a clientele. In my three years of college I have learned many different versions of writing both short and long. My knowledge ranges from business communication to public speaking, intercultural communication, conflict resolution, marketing, etc. This semester I am taking a class where I am learning how to code, create a website, along with making apps functional for common usage. My courses, apply directly to our project and possible future endeavors at WCNY. My role can be very diverse and flexible considering my experience ranging from editor to mediator.

In my time serving the community, I have served meals to the poor in soup kitchens, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, the Breast Cancer Walk with my previous college. I was also a Senator in Student Government involved in Academic Senate and many other activities that represented BMCC as a whole on behalf of the students. I prefer any type of leadership role most times I find myself to be the leader or on equal standing with everyone in the group as team players. I approach everyone with respect, a smile, and an open ear for understanding.

I am dedicated to not only to my group, but to WCNY as well. I am passionate about bringing our group together and achieving great work that will leave an impression on WCNY. It is my duty to strive for the best whilst motivating my team and others around us do the very best. I believe that we can accomplish our work combining our many versatilities together to make a great team.



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WCNY Round Table Discussion

Luke Lawn

As fall commences in upstate New York, voters are starting to look forward to the upcoming general election in November. While there are no seats up for re-election, the election is not one to be overlooked! This general election is particularly exciting because it will include a ballot that New York natives see only once every 20 years. See More!

Double Down Preview

By Andrew Godnick

Are you ready to feel disappointed with your intelligence? Are you ready to be out-smarted, out-worked, and out-trained? Well, you’re about to face the hardest test of your life on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. — except, you’ll be behind the cameras. See More!

Syracuse Mayoral Race

By Luke Lawn

The political season is upon us in New York State. Make sure to stay informed with your friends here at WCNY! There are a few different votes approaching and it is important to stay educated about upcoming political decisions and issues. See More!

The 46ers Premiere Party

By Nico Basile

On Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m. ,WCNY will be hosting a Premiere Party for The 46ers. The documentary captures those who create life experiences from scaling the 46 Adirondack Mountain High Peaks in New York state. See More!

Getting Involved

By Luke Lawn

The seasons are changing from fall to winter in New York State. The weather starts to cool and thoughts of snow approach, but the community remains active! WCNY has adopted the spirit of fall and has plenty of shows and community events hosted before the weather gets too cold. See More!

American Graduate Day 2017

By Nico Basile

WCNY-TV presented American Graduate Day on Oct. 14. American Graduate Day highlighted the inspiring organizations/individuals that help students graduate from high school and focus their attention onto the next chapter of their lives. See More!