Finding a way to transform a performance into words is a skill the Slater of October, Abby Hockenberry, definitely has. Hockenberry is a sophomore communication, journalism and media major and joined The Slate last fall. Since joining, Hockenberry has written articles consistently and became an assistant Arts and Entertainment (A&E) editor.
When writing, Hockenberry’s favorite stories to cover are shows and events. This semester, Hockenberry covered “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and loved every minute of it. Her favorite part of the show were the characters and the outfits.
“It is just so fun to describe an event that I had fun at and making the audience feel the same way,” Hockenberry said.
As the assistant A&E editor, Hockenberry also helps design the page layouts for D1 and D2, the A&E pages. While she prefers to write, Hockenberry appreciates how rewarding creating pages are. It is hard work, but so nice to look back at, according to Hockenberry.
While she is only in her second year of college, Hockenberry is beginning to think about what she wants to do after graduation. “There are a lot of options, but it has to be something with writing,” Hockenberry said.
The Slate management staff would like to recognize Hockenberry for her quality writing and design work for The Slate. As Slater of the Month, the entire staff congratulates her on her accomplishments and looks forward to her continued involvement.