The Rocket Staff,
It took exploring with other groups and organizations for us to make it to you, but we could not be more grateful for the time we had with this group. We both had different experiences with The Rocket, but this opportunity allowed us to grow as individuals, students, writers, designers, teammates and friends.
After spending two years at SRU as student athletes, we decided to make a lifestyle change and pursue more academic opportunities. After leaving our athletic team, we felt a bit of emptiness when it came to belonging somewhere.
Each one of you were able to give us the team and group environment we realized we were missing, and for that, we will always be thankful. As a group, you might not realize how memorable you made our experience at SRU.
We regret little to nothing about our college experience, but if given the chance to do it over again, we would have joined The Rocket sooner. The Rocket allowed us to expand our perspectives on a variety of topics, companies, organizations and people in the community.
After a whole year, some of you still might not be able to tell us apart, but it’s the effort that counts. We have learned things about each other and created genuine relationships that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We will miss this very accepting, funny, hardworking team of individuals we didn’t know we needed.
Always remember that you are smart, hardworking and honest writers. Most people do not realize the dedication and talent it takes to do our jobs. Although the staff consists of smaller teams, we always came together as one when it’s needed the most.
We will cherish all the memories we’ve had together, including celebrations after a print week and long nights in the office. We know that each of you will continue to do astounding work in the future.
Dr. Fleming, thank you for being such a supportive advisor and mentor. You are someone we both strive to be as professionals and adults. We are thankful to have learned from you and worked with you.
To all our groovy besties, funny little geniuses, caffeine addicts and Harry Styles lovers, we cannot thank you enough for our two semesters with this incredible staff.
With so much love,
The Miller Twins
My “bestie” girl, my go-to and my editor. We started this journey together, and that might just be the hardest part of this goodbye. You have shown me that a co-worker can also be a truly great friend. When we first met in January 2021 on Zoom, I would’ve never thought at that time that it would be the start of an amazing friendship that I will cherish forever.
You are a writer, a reporter, a leader and a friend. You are passionate, powerful, loyal and so talented. You are a huge part of why I had such a great experience on this staff. I will miss you with all my heart and soul, and I’ll think about you on every single “Bone’s Day.”
I know that according to you I’m not allowed to leave, but I am very excited to see where you take the campus life section and all you do in the future of The Rocket.
Your assistant forever,