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2016-2017 The Rocket Staff

Jordyn Bennett

Asst. Sports Editor

In the fall of 2013 I traveled across the state from Chester, PA to Slippery Rock to pursue a degree in communication-journalism and fulfill a dream of playing collegiate football as a member of the university's team. After two... 

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Ryan Barlow


As a freshman beginning my first year at Slippery Rock University, I didn’t truly know what path I would take over the course of my four years here. In October 2013, a month into my freshman year, I found myself at Cooper’s... 

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Catharyn Burton

Advertising Manager

I came into Slippery Rock University undecided about my major and I soon found that I enjoyed the communication classes more than any other.  I wasn’t sure what path I wanted to take but I knew I would be able to improve my... 

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Kendall Scott

Asst. Photo Editor

The age-old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words," and as it so happens, I have a passion for both. A photograph can capture the excitement, the devestation, and the emotion where words sometimes fail us, and t... 

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Nina Bracci

Asst. Campus Life Editor

I once read a quote by Albert Einstein that said, “I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.”  I relate to Einstein in this way because all that I am certain of is my endless curiosity.  When I entered S... 

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Cody Nespor

Sports Editor

I am Cody Nespor and I am The Rocket’s 2016-17 Sports Editor. This will be my third year writing for the paper and my second year on staff. I’m not quite sure what drew me to the paper in the first place, but joining the paper... 

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Daniel DiFabio

News Editor

My name is Danny DiFabio and I’m a junior journalism major with a film and media studies minor. I will be serving as the News Editor for The Rocket during the 2016-2017 school year. I’m creating this bio so when you view this... 

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Megan Bush

Campus Life Editor

As long as I can remember, I've loved reading and writing, so much so that when the time to pick a major came around, I decided to study journalism.  I've experienced so much negativity from the media, and I hope to contrib... 

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Victoria Davis

Copy/Web Editor

My name is Victoria Davis, and this year I'm returning to The Rocket as the 2016-2017 copy/web editor. Aside from The Rocket, I work at the Slippery Rock women's center, hold positions within a few SRU organizations and helped foun... 

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Logan Campbell

Asst. News Editor

My family always told me, If you're doing what you love and are passionate about in life, then that's when you'll be the happiest. After a brief stint as an Exercise Science major, I found Journalism to be the right fit for me.... 

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Amanda Salvia

Asst. Copy/Web Editor

My name is Amanda Salvia, and I am a senior Creative Writing major at Slippery Rock University. I began my college career in Journalism; I’ve always wanted to tell stories. Although my interests have led me away from reporting,... 

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Rebecca Dietrich

Photo Editor

One needs to find their purpose and find it in their passion. When I first came to Slippery Rock, my major was undecided and, to be honest, I had no direction on what I was going to do with my future. That was until I applied... 

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