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Katie Ellis
When I was little, I used to spend a lot of time at my grandma’s house where there was always a newspaper or a magazine nearby.  She would read the paper while I watched cartoons or played with my favorite toys.  As I got older, I started picking up the “People” magazines and the latest issues of “Soap Opera Digest” to read.  I never thought of becoming a journalist when I was in elementary school.   I enjoyed reading and I attributed my love of magazines to that.  When anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer was always easy for me, “I want to be a marine biologist”.  Fashion has also been a big part of my life since I was young, but I never realized it was a world that I could be a part of until I read my first fashion magazine in eighth grade.  From that moment on, I knew that I wanted to write for a fashion magazine in New York City.  I’ve been writing the fashion column for The Rocket since my freshman year and other articles for the Campus Life section since I was a junior.  Now that I’m a senior with a few years of experience under my belt, I’m looking forward to taking on the job of Campus Life editor.  This year I’m looking forward to working with the staff of The Rocket to produce issues that we’re proud of, and that our school will be proud of too.  After college, I plan on pursuing a career as a fashion journalist at one of my favorite magazines in NYC.

Katie Ellis, Campus Life Editor

Apr 30, 2015
How to find the perfect look for graduation day on a budget (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Fashion columnist seeks to use experience on the Rocket to further her career (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Spring’s top trends bring back forgotten styles, highlight unusual beauty trends (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Fashion bloggers use website to connect with student body, raise awareness (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
TRAILS program provides adolescents with autism opportunities to become socially and physically active (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
VIP Sports program gives students with visual impairments sports and recreation opportunities (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
SRU Goalball Club travels to compete in first collegiate tournament in Washington (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
Joining clubs, organizations gives new students advantages and opportunities (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
New York City inspired the fashions seen on TV shows ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Gwen Stefani, Rihanna take fashion risks at the Grammy Awards (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Students travel to Jamaica to help local community and teach children (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
Department store versus Drugstore: When to save and splurge on makeup (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Lively, Paltrow create lifestyle websites that highlight fashion and food (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
SRU MMA Club competes in local jiu-jitsu competition (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
Student-run dodgeball tournament provides aid to Butler Humane Society (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
Retailers go pink to support women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Special Olympics impacts perceptions of individuals with intellectual disabilities (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Student internships are rich in experience, but low on profits (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
5 best dressed young men in Hollywood make their mark on fashion (Story)
Sep 17, 2014
Nutrition Table Talk offers students advice on making healthy choices (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
A tribute to comedy legend and fashion critic, Joan Rivers (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
Models of the moment take the fashion industry by storm (Story)
Sep 03, 2014
Comedic play attracts students to Slippery Rock’s Old Stone House (Story)
Aug 28, 2014
How to beat the ‘freshman 15’ and look good doing it (Story)
Aug 28, 2014
Freshman lands dream job as local anchorwoman (Story)
May 01, 2014
A timeline of the Met Gala and its most fashionable guests (Story)
Apr 24, 2014
Relay for Life at SRU prepares to “knock cancer out of the park” (Story)
Apr 24, 2014
Summer essentials embrace skater, hipster vibes (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
Young, successful actresses named newest beauty ambassadors (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
Eco-friendly fashions appeal to college student affordability (Story)
Apr 09, 2014
Eco-friendly fashions appeal to college student affordability (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
Kim and Kanye to grace the cover of Vogue? (Story)
Mar 26, 2014
History of SRU as a normal school is presented for 125th (Story)
Mar 26, 2014
Fashion designers are remembered after their deaths (Story)
Mar 04, 2014
12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o: Forever a Fashionista and past Oscar-style precedence (Story)
Feb 27, 2014
Kate Middleton prepares for a style makeover (Story)
Feb 19, 2014
Chanel and Vanderbilt among retro designers still influencing today’s generation (Story)
Feb 11, 2014
Fashion magazines should feature new faces, be realistic (Story)
Feb 05, 2014
Fashion bloggers take industry by storm, increase fame (Story)
Jan 30, 2014
Can’t afford to update your wardrobe? Rent your next item! (Story)
Jan 29, 2014
Katy Perry was the best-dressed at this year’s Grammys (Story)
Dec 07, 2013
The passionate journey of an athlete (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
Style improvement advice, trendy-chic celebs featured in how-to fashion book (Story)
Nov 25, 2013
SLAB students share poetry (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
JFK: Remembering the President 50 Years Later (Story/Video)
Nov 20, 2013
Holiday shopping guide for those on your list (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Actresses overcompensate for no roles (Story)
Nov 06, 2013
American-made fashions inspiration for Winter Olympics (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Fall fashion makes an impact on accessories (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Men’s style featured in campus fashion show (Story)
Oct 17, 2013
Pink is the new orange for fall (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
Supermodels: Doing more than the catwalk (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Celebrity fashion lines take industry by storm (Story)
Sep 19, 2013
Photoshop number one culprit in ‘bad side’ of fashion advertising (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Coffeehouse-inspired show brings a variety of talent to Smith Student Center (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Emmy fashions among celebs, glamorous yet predictable? (Story)
Sep 05, 2013
Fall fashions this year include grunge, pastels (Story)
Aug 29, 2013
VMA celebrity fashion shocks audience and fans (Story)
May 09, 2013
Finding the right perfume products to create timeless scents (Story)
May 02, 2013
Nail polish brands have various colors, styles for every fashionista (Story)
Apr 25, 2013
Princesses Diana and Kate among royal fashion icons of their reigning decade (Story)
Apr 18, 2013
Drug store summer beauty kits have products for beach hair and glowing skin (Story)
Apr 11, 2013
Fashion brands compete in takeover with the creation of unique, affordable styles (Story)
Apr 04, 2013
Bold patterns, bright designs, vintage graphic prints among best spring 2013 fashion trends (Story)
Mar 28, 2013
Department stores partner up with top fashion designers for new spring products (Story)
Mar 07, 2013
“Project Runway,” “Fashion Star” among most popular of fashion reality TV shows (Story)
Feb 28, 2013
Metallic gowns, soft pastels set the style of the evening for the Academy Awards (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
Michelle Obama, Jacqueline Kennedy most fashionable of U.S. First Ladies (Story)
Feb 07, 2013
Lea Michele, Emma Stone among latest group of fashion endorsees (Story)
Feb 03, 2013
New British Invasion sinks in for fashion, pop culture (Story)
Dec 06, 2012
Leather, winter whites among new winter trends (Story)
Nov 30, 2012
Starbucks gift sets, Nicholas Sparks novels make list of great holiday gifts (Story)
Nov 15, 2012
Charities work with fashion companies to change lives of those in need (Story)
Nov 08, 2012
Pinterest sparks fashion trends of 2012 (Story)
Oct 25, 2012
Tips to make great DIY Halloween costumes (Story)
Oct 18, 2012
Various accessories produced, marketed to commemorate breast cancer awareness (Story)
Sep 27, 2012
Stars flaunt custom fashion at 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (Story)
Sep 13, 2012
Rihanna, Taylor Swift among list of best-dressed celebrities at the annual MTV Video Music Awards (Story)
Aug 31, 2012
Military-inspired neutrals, preppy silhouettes ring in the fall fashion season (Story)
Apr 27, 2012
Celebrities, designers write fashion books (Story)
Apr 13, 2012
Top five must-have items for spring fashion (Story)
Mar 30, 2012
“Hunger Games” merchandise a huge hit (Story)
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