They Call Me Sam, It’s Who I Am

Samantha Reposa

Hello there! My name is Samantha Reposa and I will serve as the Assistant Editor for the 2016-17 academic year! A little background on myself: I am a sophomore communication major from Pennsylvania. My future plans could include becoming a foreign correspondent, doing public relations for some high-end company in New York City, or maybe just living in a van somewhere with my cat, Vlad, but we’ll see. In my free time, you can find me in my bed watching Netflix or adventuring to some weird cave sporting my crocs and a cacti sweater. Some personal heroes of mine could include Tina Fey, Lynsey Addario, Laura Kircher, Amy Poehler, Amelia Earhart, and Emma O’Dell.
I never saw myself as much of a writer, but over the past year, I have both grown and developed within the field thanks to the fantastic mentors I have been exposed to, which all led me to where I am now. As Assistant Editor, I hope to work with Glenn to bring back the sports section, so we can expand the outreach of students that are covered. Another idea I would like to bring to the paper is to cover what is going on internally within UNH by sending staff to sit in on meetings that President Kaplan, the Provost, and other university officials have that could potentially have an impact on the University.
Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to serve as the Photo Editor for the Bulletin, which is where I got my start with the paper, thanks to soon-to-be-former-Editor-in-Chief, Elissa Sanci. I have been able to cover a bunch of real cool events like Swim Suit Sprint and Sig Fest. My favorite event happened recently when I was able to follow around a 11-year old named Connor O’Neill as he prepared for his Make-A-Wish cruise by signing with the UNH football team for a day (for full story look on the front cover). Through the paper, I also had the privilege of  phone interviewing a former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, Kim Barker, about her time in Afghanistan and Pakistan a week prior to the film based off her memoir was debuted staring Tina Fey entitled Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Despite only being active within the paper for a year, The Charger Bulletin has brought me so many opportunities that I would never have experience otherwise. I know I have some big shoes to fill following Sami, but I am really excited to start my term as Assistant Editor and hope my contribution will continue the success of The Charger Bulletin.