Hello. I’m Jesse, and I’ll be the editor-in-chief for the Voyager this year.
I’m a senior, though my graduation always seems to be further away than I anticipate it. I don’t mind. I love being a student. So much that I’ve attended five different colleges around the country and changed my major at least a dozen times.
Journalism was never something I seriously considered until I took a newspaper reporting class here at UWF that forced me to get out of my comfort zone and start talking to people. At first I was terrified, but by the end of the semester I knew that this was what I wanted to do with my life. There are so many stories to be told and so many interesting people to meet; I just can’t see myself being happy doing anything else.
I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to run the Voyager and I believe the team we have put together is going to do a fantastic job. I also want to encourage every student on campus to communicate with us and tell us what they would like to see in the paper. This is your paper, after all, and we want you to be involved as much as possible.
I’m Alexa Reed, the news editor of The Voyager. I’m a senior this year, majoring in print journalism with a minor in Political Science.
I love news and I believe it is important to keep up to date with what is going on in your community and around the world. I hope The Voyager will bring relevant and interesting information to UWF students and faculty. I’m excited for The Voyager this semester and I hope students feel the same.
Whenever I have free time between school and my job at Ever’man Natural Foods, I enjoy reading, spending time with my cats and watching Breaking Bad and PBS. After graduation in the spring, I hope to travel and experience as much of the world as I can. Eventually I would like to have a job with a reputable news agency or in media reform.
I hope you enjoy The Voyager this year!
Life & Entertainment Editor
I’m Hayley Benton, your new Life & Entertainment editor for the 2012-2013 school year. I’m a senior print journalism major with high aspirations for not only my own future, but the future of my favorite school newspaper, the Voyager.
All I’ve ever wanted in life was to write, and the journalism program at UWF made me realize how to put that desire to good use. I’m dedicated not only to journalism as a future career, but to the Voyager and the UWF community for giving me a productive outlet for my creative energy.
With that being said, I hope to keep the outstanding journalistic traditions observed in the Voyager throughout the years and uphold the teachings of our amazing professors. I constantly strive to improve myself and my work and welcome any feedback—positive or negative—that comes my way.
As the school grows in population, it’s increasingly important to work with my fellow editors to continue improving our paper, spreading readership and awareness of our local community. I want readers to be just as engaged in the paper as I am with everything I do.
Hey. How’s it going? Good? Good to hear.
My name is John Strickland. I am a graduate student here at the University of West Florida, and more immediately, the opinions editor of The Voyager for at least the foreseeable future.
What is my job? The short version of the long story goes like this: I provide opinions. There will be times when I write something that I believe is provocative and insightful. There may be times, however, when you, dear reader, will believe my provocative and insightful words are cockamamie hogwash.
You know what? That’s all right, because it’s just, like, your opinion, man (or woman). Other than these incredibly important activities, I do other incredibly important stuff, as well.
Well, if you managed to actually scroll this far down the page I’m sure you might actually be interested in who I am. I am John Stevenson, and I will be the sports editor at The Voyager this year.
I am a print journalism major and I love to write. I do, however, find typical news stories to be rather dull at times. In an effort to overcome the dismal and bleak side of news, I searched for something that I would find more interesting to write about. At the end of my search I found the sports section of The Voyager. I have played sports all my life, from soccer, to cross country, to track and field, to football and basketball, and everything in between.
This year, I want to know how much you as a student body love sports. Not only will we be covering your much-loved Argos as they compete against other universities, but you, the students, as you compete against each other in the Intramural Leagues.
I wanted to start this introduction off right, with a bang and a few booms, but I’ve exhausted all attempts of trying to create a grand representation of myself, so here it goes.
I am Michelle Fells, the Web Editor for The Voyager. I’m a senior print journalism major who possesses a love for writing, photography, and graphic design. I’m elated to have a position with The Voyager where all of my passions can entwine freely together. This is a bio, so for deeper and darker secrets of mine, I love watching SpongeBob and I will gladly sing you the theme song anyplace at any time.
Furthermore, there’s no way I’ll go my senior year without giving you, the student body, an outlet to educate yourself about campus and community happenings. I hope you use The Voyager Online to your advantage to learn the why, where, who, what, when, and how. I only ask that you use comment boxes to express your opinions passionately, be fearless when creating uproar, and feel free to praise any information The Voyager provides to you online.
I hope you all have an awesome school year and don’t forget to bookmark our website.
I’m Anna, the new photo editor at TheVoyager.
I am a freshman this year, majoring in Art History. Originally from New Orleans, I now hail from Navarre, Florida.
Travel and art are my two passions, one never outweighing the other. I love photography, my specialty is family vacations. I am an intern at the Pensacola Museum of Art, going on my third year working there. I love working with the museum and will continue to do so throughout my college career.
I am excited to work with The Voyager staff this year to bring more photos to the paper.