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Victoria Davis, Copy/Web Editor and Assistant EIC
After a sub-par journalism class in high school, any passion for the field fizzled out by the time I came to Slippery Rock. It was by luck that I had a friend on the staff the year the Copy/Web section was created. While I may have applied because I was sick of working at a dining hall that shall not be named, I found a job that serendipitously matched my skills and passions all while reintroducing me to a field I had dismissed years ago.

These last two years working in this section of The Rocket have taught me much about social media management, journalism, and most importantly, just how much fun aggressively scribbling with a red pen can be.

When I’m not on Twitter or being liberal with a red pen in The Rocket office, you can usually find me in the Women’s Center, where I work on programming that promotes education on intersectional equality, or in Spotts finishing up my majors in English Literary, Film, & Cultural Studies and Gender & Diversity Studies. After graduation, I plan on getting my Master’s and Ph.D. with the goal of teaching at a small liberal arts university, very much like the one I will be leaving in less than a year.

By the end of this year, I will have spent 75 percent of my undergraduate experience with The Rocket, making it an integral part of my college experience. I am so grateful for an experience which has sharpened my skills while reintroducing me to journalism, a field which will always have a special place in my heart whether or not I am lucky enough to work in it again. While I will be saddened to leave The Rocket after only two more semesters, I am so excited for another year of breaking news, tweeting polls, singing Kate Bush in the office, and, of course, breaking out my red pen a few final times.

Victoria Davis, Copy/Web Editor and Assistant EIC

Jul 10, 2017
T&B will remain closed with library renovations (Story)
Jun 10, 2017
“Wonder Woman” tackles human condition and Hollywood standards (Story)
May 04, 2017
Two SRU students arrested in national online fraud operation (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Fantastic beasts on campus and how to catch them all (Story)
Mar 24, 2016
Arizona primary shows DNC failings (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
Asexuality is underepresented in Valentine’s Day hype (Story)
Dec 03, 2015
Gun control is not a political issue (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Wage inequality remains problem in U.S. (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
Raising the minimum wage a necessary call (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Involvement can make or break your experience in college (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
#Askhermore is the first step in ending Hollywood sexism (Story)
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