Gianna Forgen (she/her) is the current managing editor of Halftone Magazine. She is a senior Writing Arts major with a minor in Creative Writing and a concentration in honors, and she is part of the 4+1 MA in Writing program. She is also an intern for Singularity Press, Rowan’s on-campus publishing house. Previously only a fiction writer, Gianna has a newfound love for writing and reading about pop culture, especially in its relation to social media discourse. She loves works that experiment with norms for their genre to create something new.

Contact Gianna at forgen34 [at]

Gianna Forgen

Managing Editor

Matt Berrian is a writer for Halftone Magazine, and is currently in his fourth year as a Writing Arts major (with a minor in History). He works as an assistant editor for the Avant Literary Magazine, and has had his work published in Avant’s Fall 2021 issue. Matt has tried a little bit of everything, from interning with the Somerset County Democrats to presenting his contributions to Dr. Luther’s Phono Project at Rowan’s CCCA Showcase in 2019. But through it all, Matt has maintained a deep love for fiction and storytelling—in all of its forms. He’s especially interested in how pop culture media both creates and reacts to the world we live in.

Contact Matt at 221abcst [at] 

Letterboxd: MattBHotTakes

Matt Berrian


Casey Wang (she/they) is a transfer student currently in her junior year, majoring in Writing Arts. She is a writer for Halftone Magazine. Casey finds pop culture to be an endless source of fascination and anxiety in equal measure, and most of all, inescapable, so she’s decided to throw herself fully in, head-first. Consider her apprehensive, but entirely committed. Her fixation is intersectionality in popular culture and specifically the representation of gender, race, and sexuality in media, as well as the translation of media across cultural borders. She will watch absolutely anything for a glimpse of dinosaurs.

Get in touch with Casey at: craseywrites [at]

Casey Wang


Jason Luther is Assistant Professor of Writing Arts and currently serves as the non-spiritual advisor for Halftone. He’s been a longtime devotee of both underground and pop music — scenes that initially drew him to writing and publishing. He’s the former music director of WCVF-FM, a current zine reviewer for Broken Pencil magazine, founder of The Phono Project, and has recently published on quaranzines, vinyl fandom, and DIY culture. 


Contact Jason at Luther [at]

Twitter: JWluther

Jason Luther

Faculty Advisor