Published on September th, 2010

DISTRACTION MAGAZINE IS A SOPHISTICATED, HIGH-GLOSS SEMESTERLY MAGAZINE that is committed to defining the culture of University of Miami’s student body. This new publication serves as an entertaining and insightful “Distraction” to the daily stress of college life and features new trends in music, fashion, art, entertainment and student interests.

Each issue, our creative team is dedicated to writing intriguing stories that will engage readers with stimulating interviews, investigative feature segments, and interesting profiles of students. Because Distraction is written by students, the magazine has an authentic voice that connects immediately and enthusiastically with its core readership.

As a student-run publication at the University of Miami, Distraction seeks to provide an influential, powerful source of life-style information for and about the UM student community. As the newest and only student lifestyle publication at UM, Distraction is dedicated to becoming the most read student publication at UM and Coral Gables.

Want to get involved? Shoot us an email at i.cruz3@umiami.edu or r.zaldivar@umiami.edu or click on any of the editors’ names below to contact them directly.

distraction magazine editorial staff

Editor-in-Chief _Ivana Cruz
Executive Editor_Raquel Zaldivar
Managing Editor_Alex Solano
Co-Art Directors_Megan McCrink & Claudia Fernandes
Photo Editors_Karli Evans & Rori Kotch
Assistant Art Directors_Kacie Nelson & Alex Piccirilli
Assistant Photo Editor_Melissa Mallin
Copy Chief_Erin Fischer
Assistant Copy Chief_Alexa Pappas
The Guide & End Notes Editor_Alexis Williams
In The Loop Editor _Trevor Maxim
Sports Editor_Patrick Riley
Assistant Sports Editor_Kristen Spillane
Fashion Editor_Gabrielle Mottaz
Assistant Fashion Editor_Allison Baer
The Main Event Editor_Rachel Kliger
Public Relations Manager_Andrea O’Neal
Assistant PR Manager_Marika Abe
Public Relations Staff_Brandon Carusillo
Social Media Editor_Yael Herman
Business Manager_Vanessa Le
Assistant Business Manager_Alexandra Hurtado


Editorial Coordinator_Raquel Zaldivar
Online Managing Editor_Devika Boodhoo
Online Copy Chief_Maggie McMahon
Web Master_Matt Ross
Music Blog Editor_Hyan De Freitas
Fashion Blog Editor_Alyssa Jacobson
Photo Blog Editor_ Melissa Mallin
Student Life & Culture Blog Editor_Shivani Aluru
Features Blog Editor_Taylor Duckett

Faculty Adviser_Randy Stano