The Cleveland State Vindicator was founded as a Black student newspaper in January 1970.


We are a student-run and contributor-based Arts & Culture magazine at Cleveland State University with the overarching themes of multiculturalism, social justice, and artistic expression.

Celebrating 50 years of seeking social justice on campus, in the community and on the Earth, our mission is to serve the students of CSU with accurate, opinionated and analytic journalistic content.

We are open to diverse opinions and viewpoints and strive to achieve our mission to amplify the voices of the students, especially marginalized groups in society.

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Megan Baranuk


Megan studies Promotional Communications & Journalism. This is her third year at CSU, and she loves reading, writing, painting and spending time with friends. 


Asha McClendon

Art Director

Asha is a CSU senior majoring in Graphic Design. Along with being the Art Director for The Vindi, Asha is the current Treasurer for AIGA CSU (The Professional Organization for Design). When she isn't up to her eyeballs in design projects, you can find her binge watching Netflix.


Vince McIntosh

Online Content Editor

Vince is a Journalism/Promotional Communication major that aspires to become a sports writer.

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Lynn Nichols

Culture Editor

Lynn is an English and Gender Studies double major who has been writing for the Vindi since fall 2018.


Max Torres

Multimedia Manager

Max is a film major and theater minor with an addiction to coffee and a love of musicals. Let him snap your picture!

Claudia Ugbana

Social Editor

Claudia is a 22-year-old Senior at Cleveland State University pursuing a major in Journalism with a minor in Digital Content Production. She has writing, editing and digital design experience for over three years, and uses her skills in a variety of personal and professional endeavors. 


Tabitha Timms

Music Editor

Tabitha's bio is coming soon!


Megan Mullaly

Managing Editor

Megan is a sophomore majoring in graphic design and minoring in marketing. She is also the Vice President of CSU’s Campus Activities Board.


Miranda Tulcewicz

Asst. Art Director

Miranda's bio is coming soon!

Joscelyn Ervin

Arts Editor

Joscelyn is an English major who enjoys reading, writing and watching anything to do with pop culture.


Lauren Koleszar

Features Editor

Lauren writes both articles and fiction, acts on stage at community and professional theaters, and studies English Literature, Film & Media Arts, and Psychology. She adores twentieth-century literature and rehearsing monologues with her cat, who provides excellent feedback.


Eric Seitz

Copy Editor

A senior this year, Eric is a graphic design and journalism major. He also serves as Pride & Spirit Chair on the Campus Activities Board. When not writing or designing, catch Eric playing his Nintendo Switch!


Samra Karamustafic

Beauty + Wellness Editor

Samra is a Journalism & Promotional Communication major with a love for writing, reading, film, and all things wellness. In addition to her work with the Vindicator, she is also a social media manager.