Ruby McAuliffe

Editor-in-Chief - ZU News

Driven by passion and a go-getter mindset, Ruby McAuliffe is a writer and content creator. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Her Campus, the Dressember blog, ZU News and ZU Magazine. Along with her position as Editor-in-Chief, Ruby is a national writer for Her Campus, an intern for L.A. Style Magazine, a previous intern for Dressember Foundation and a senior journalism major and public relations minor. Feel free to connect with Ruby at


Brendan Fretwell

Sports Editor - ZU News

Brendan is a junior majoring in sports journalism and minoring in communications studies. Beyond writing for ZU Media, he is also a lead contributor for and hosts a weekly NHL podcast on SoundCloud and iTunes called Dry Ice.


Jasmine Campos

Opinion Editor - ZU News

Jasmine is a sophomore triple major in Political Science, Journalism, and Honors Humanities at Azusa Pacific University. Originally from Torrance, California, Jasmine aspires to use her political knowledge and background in journalism to continue to provide insight into differing points of view in our divisive political climate. Any time she gets a free moment you can find her catching up on the latest political news or binge watching Friends.


Anna Savchenko

Lifestyle Editor - ZU News

Anna is a senior journalism major and English minor. In addition to her passion for writing, she is a member of APU's women's tennis team. Anna moved to the U.S. from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus to complete her undergraduate studies at the age of 17. Although she was born and raised on the island, her parents are originally from Kiev, Ukraine. Anna has several years of journalistic experience, including interning for Capital TV in Cyprus.


Candelario Plascencia

Asst GM - ZU Radio

Candelario (or Candy) Plascencia is a sophomore majoring in journalism with a minor in public relations. He is from Indio, California. With a passion for reporting, he one day hopes to write for a gaming magazine. He likes exploring donut shops, drinking boba, and watching Hulu.


Jordan Green

Assistant Sports Editor

Jordan is a journalism major with a concentration in sports. Along with writing for ZUMedia, Jordan is also a sports contributor for the Monrovia Weekly, and he continues to work on his own personal blog which is called Sports Talk with Jay.