The Rocket

Shelby Stearns
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 and fast-paced setting to deliver news to the good people of SRU.


I am a middle-level English/language arts education (4-8) major with a minor in writing. Throughout my time at SRU I have been involved with AM Slam Poetry Club, National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) and Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA). I have also worked at The Old Stone House and in various positions in Residence Life. During my final semester at The Rocket, I will be student teaching at Slippery Rock Area Elementary and Slippery Rock Area Middle School in fifth, sixth and seventh grade classrooms. I graduate in December and am excited to see where the future takes me.


When I'm not yelling at my friends about comma splices and semi-colons, I enjoy writing and performing poetry, reading, tweeting and fan-girling over dogs. I can't wait to help The Rocket produce our award-winning paper for my final semester of college.

Shelby Stearns, Copy/Web Editor

Dec 02, 2015
The Rocket copy/web editor reflects on beginnings, and newspaper experience (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
Unpopular opinions are important for multi-dimensional thinking (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
English Department releases first issue of The Roxy and special 10th issue of SLAB (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
New Modest Mouse album, first in eight years, raises awareness of environmental issues (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
5 ways for anyone to enjoy Valentine’s Day (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
SRU English education majors dominate PCTELA conference (Story/Media)
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