The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer is the campus newspaper and part of the integrated student media offerings headquartered in the Department of Communication at Barry University in Miami Shores.

To acquaint students with how media operate in the digital era and allow them to gain experience in the operation of multiple kinds of media, Buccaneer operations are integrated with other campus media, including campus radio, The Mix, 99.5FM, and Btv, the campus cable station.

Like all campus media at Barry University, the Buccaneer is student managed and student produced and is focused on a community media model of socially engaged journalism.  As student reporters we adhere to the highest standards of journalism as we strive to keep university members and other readers informed about and engaged with issues that are vitally important to the community. We seek to inform and entertain as we fulfill our vital role as caretakers of democracy.


Our activities as journalists are also informed by the Barry University mission, which focuses on four core commitments of Knowledge and Truth, Inclusive Community, Social Justice, and Collaborative Service

As a campus resource, positions on the Buccaneer and other campus media are open to all students.

We are always happy to hear from our readers with questions, comments on our reporting, or suggestions for stories.  Please feel free to contact us.


Layout Editor

Tamica McKenzie


Assistant Graphics Editors
Evan Hewitt

Brandi Kemp

Anna Galaktinov

Web Editor
Johania Charles

Copy Editor
Michidael Ceard

Assistant Copy Editor

Brianna Lopez

Advertising Representative
Trianna Bush

Lucas Williams


Staff Writers
Mateo Gomez

Sophia Sharos

Jeanelle Jacobs

Liz Calvo

Suzannah Young

Ana Carolina Aguiar

Nicole Valdes

Staff Photographers
Jimmy Muniz

Emma James

Cindy Luc

Radio Liaison
Harnaja Pitts

Freelance Writer
Jessica Hernandez-Blanco

Musa Laity

Faculty Adviser
Tiffani Knowles

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