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2015-2016 The Rocket Staff

Karleigh Santry

Advertising Manager

Karleigh Santry is a senior communication major and advertising manager of The Rocket. She also likes to take pictures and make pretty graphics that can sometimes win awards. Peace. Adviser Note: Karleigh's photo "Silent W... 

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Kendall Scott

Asst. Photo Editor

I was once told to always leave people better than I find them, whether that’s talking to a stranger you’ll never see again, or passing a close friend on campus. While I don’t have a specific career that I’m set on, I ... 

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Janelle Wilson

Editor in Chief

“Keep away from the people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel like you, too, can become great.” –Mark Twain   When I was 11, I found a fortune-telling... 

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Shelby Stearns

Copy/Web Editor

I'm Shelby Stearns and I am honored to be The Rocket's copy/web editor for the fall 2015 semester. I happened upon my job here last year, and I am so happy I did. I love working with these talented individuals in such a constructive... 

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Rebecca Dietrich

Photo Editor

“Have a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I remember my high school photography teacher asking if I was going to major in something related to design/photography and I laughed thinking “I wish”.... 

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Emma Pfeifer

Asst. Campus Life Editor

If you know me, you know that nine out of ten times you ever see me, I am usually dancing. Whether it be while I’m standing, sitting, walking, talking or sometimes even running, being still is not really an option for me. I... 

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Amber Cannon

Campus Life Editor

I'm always curious. I always want to know what's going on. I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a little nosey. I remember in 4th grade I would always sit next to the girls who gossiped a lot and I would write about it in my journal... 

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Victoria Davis

Asst. Copy/Web Editor

  Communication has always been something that enthralls me. Whether it be through speech, debate, theatre, or literature, the love of sharing ideas has had a huge part in shaping me as an individual as well as a student... 

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Chris Gordon

Asst. News Editor

I'm big enough to admit that there's a lot I don't know.  I'm never sure how "definitely" is spelled, though each time I believe I'll finally get it right, I don't know why I prefer Nike to Adidas, other than my fascination with... 

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Ryan Barlow

Sports Editor

Entering my freshman year at SRU, I knew I wanted to be involved in the sports section of the Rocket. Luckily, I was given my first opportunity as a contributor within a month, and I haven’t looked back since. I was blessed... 

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Cody Nespor

Asst. Sports Editor

Growing up I would never have guessed that I’d be writing for my college newspaper. I’ve always had an interest in sports however, as my dad is a lifetime Pittsburgh sports fan. When the Pittsburgh Pirates started getting... 

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Haley Barnes

News Editor

Bonjour, je m'appelle Haley Barnes. I’m a senior journalism major with a French minor as well. I like to think of myself as a Swiss army knife. I can write, paint, draw, knit and speak French pretty fluently. As the returning... 

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Emily Brown

Multi-Media Reporter

Filming and video editing for me has started out as just a fun little hobby I enjoyed to do throughout my high school days. I didn’t think I was going to be studying it in college until I realized that Environmental Science... 

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