letter from the editor
It’s hard to believe this is the last issue of ROCKET Magazine that I will ever work on. ROCKET has had such a huge influence on my life (and been the biggest timesuck - I say that lovingly) since my freshman year of college. When I first started as a member of the style team, I never could have imagined that I would eventually become the Editor-in-Chief! I credit ROCKET for altering so many aspects of my life and I really don’t know what I’m going to do without it in the future. I really wanted this issue to be special because it is my last, and I truly believe we were able to deliver. It usually takes a while to figure out what we want to do for the cover, but
this semester I knew immediately. I have had the pleasure of taking classes with photography professor Eliot Dudik, and I can definitely say those classes changed my life. Not only is he one of the best professors I have worked with here at the college, but his students are some of the hardest working and most talented people I have come across. When it came to choosing the cover model, Iris Wu was an obvious choice because she is one of Eliot’s most talented students while also being one of his youngest. I’ve luckily been able to see her talent grow over the time that I have known her and she just keeps getting better. This year was dotted with so many huge new accomplishments, like our recent collaboration with Hope Sews, our biggest and most successful ASTRAL Fashion Show yet, and more impressive milestones. I can say now that I am so proud of the direction ROCKET has taken since I initially started on this magazine three and a half years ago. I will be forever indebted to this organization for all of the wonderful memories I have, as well as all of the growth I’ve personally endured as an individual. I know that the future is bright for ROCKET and I can’t wait to see what next year’s team will bring to it.
ROCKET Magazine's Spring/Summer 2019 issue. Find more online at www.wmrocketmagazine.com.