Behind the Paper: Nikol Slatinska


Carmen Ramirez

Sometimes around school or on social media, I see people from RBHS criticizing the people on staff for something they’ve written, taken a picture of or drawn. It makes me sad because I’m close with these people since I’m on staff, and it makes me want to defend the people I spend so much of my time with. I’m hoping that by showing you the side of my friends that you never see, you might understand that we’re just normal people behind the paper.
Tell me a little about yourself (i.e. hobbies, family, pets, etc.).
“My name’s Nikol, and I’m a senior this year. I don’t have any siblings, and I live with my parents and my dog, Finn—he is a precious baby; I love him so much. I like to spend money on things I don’t need. I’m not into sports or any activities like that. I like to look at fashion and clothes.  (fashion is my passion).”
What is your position on staff?
“I am an Editor-In-Chief and production manager. I’m also commentaries and blogs editor. So basically, all the organizational stuff I’m in charge of, making sure everyone’s grades are up to date.”
What is your favorite part of Newspaper?
“I like to write, and I like when I have a really cool story that I’m excited for, and just seeing the end result is really fun. Also, I really enjoy the community feeling of newspaper. I spend almost all my time at school in the newspaper room, and also convention is really fun because you get to bond with the whole staff.”
What made you want to join Newspaper?
“I remember in seventh grade it was our first essay of the year, and I was the only person on the whole team to get a four so I was like, ‘This is what I wanna do with my life,’ and then I learned about the Rock Bridge newspaper program and thought, ‘Wow, I really want to do this.’”
Do you plan to take newspaper or journalism in college and/or pursue a career in that field?
“Yes, I think I want to major in journalism since I want to go into the fashion communications career field, so obviously I need the communication aspect of that. I think majoring in journalism would be a good idea, and then I can minor in some sort fashion-related program.”