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Victoria Roberts has worked on The Crown newspaper for three years as a staffer and editor.

Victoria Roberts has worked on The Crown newspaper for three years as a staffer and editor.

Writing for the newspaper can be a difficult job: meeting deadlines, putting out good content, and keeping your readers interested. One student who meets all of these responsibilities and more is Crown newspaper editor and writer, Victoria Roberts (12). Roberts joined the Publications class and started writing for the paper her sophomore year and became an editor her junior year. Mrs. Loy recommended the course to her, as she had always had a fascination with journalism. According to Roberts, her favorite articles to write are editorials, school news stories, and movie reviews. She says her favorite article that she’s ever written was “The Start of Something Fantastick”, a news article about the first black box production that premiered at Marian, The Fantasticks. Roberts enjoyed writing this article so much because she loved “getting the chance to sharing the concept of black box theatre” and “ loved the play the plot and music of The Fantasticks”. Her favorite part about being an editor is, “getting good stories and being able to showcase the works that our staffers create”. But she also says that the hardest part of being an editor is finding a way to get people to actually finish their work without sounding like a jerk.

Roberts’ inspiration is her grandmother, who always had a love for education and greatly encouraged her writing. She is also inspired by Trevor Noah (the host of The Daily Show), John Oliver (the host of Last Week Tonight), and CNN reporter Anderson Cooper- all of whom she watches often.  Ms. Gallagher, the newspaper adviser, describes Tori as “one of my more organized and conscientious editors who truly cares about her writers, the articles, and the audience. She’s been a crucial part of the development of the online newspaper.” Advice she would give to aspiring reporters or editors is, “You have to run a tight ship, but be a good leader, have patience, and work with what you have.” She will be attending Loyola University in Chicago this fall, where she plans to study cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.

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