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Meet the editor: Serena Bettis, news editor

Serena Bettis is the news editor for the 2020-21 school year and uses the pronouns she/her/hers. Bettis is a junior studying journalism and political science, with a concentration in U.S. government, law and policy, and a minor in Spanish. 

Bettis grew up in Fort Collins and graduated from Fossil Ridge High School, where she wrote and edited for the online publication Etched in Stone for three years. She started her college experience at the University of Denver but transferred to Colorado State University in 2019 to be closer to home. 

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As news editor, Bettis has two main goals: to better serve the CSU community and to help aspiring journalists grow as reporters and people. Bettis believes that news should be accessible to everyone and include a wide array of voices and perspectives, especially of those who have historically been silenced. 

“As news editor, Bettis has two main goals: to better serve the CSU community and to help aspiring journalists grow as reporters and people.”

Bettis is most looking forward to election coverage this November, as she likes to geek out over ballot measures and public policy as a political science major. 

In her free time, Bettis likes to rewatch sitcoms, exchange memes with friends and nerd-out over books like Percy Jackson. Bettis is prone to baking chocolate cookies when stressed and obsessing over pictures of pitbulls on Instagram.

Serena Bettis can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @serenaroseb.

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Serena Bettis
Serena Bettis, Editor in Chief
Serena Bettis is your 2022-23 editor in chief and is in her final year studying journalism and political science. In her three years at The Collegian, Bettis has also been a news reporter, copy editor, news editor and content managing editor, and she occasionally takes photos, too. When Bettis was 5, her family moved from Iowa to a tiny town northwest of Fort Collins called Livermore, Colorado, before eventually moving to Fort Collins proper. When she was 8 years old, her dad enrolled at Colorado State University as a nontraditional student veteran, where he found his life's passion in photojournalism. Although Bettis' own passion for journalism did not stem directly from her dad, his time at CSU and with The Collegian gave her the motivation to bite down on her fear of talking to strangers and find The Collegian newsroom on the second day of classes in 2019. She's never looked back since. Considering that aforementioned fear, Bettis is constantly surprised to be where she is today. However, thanks to the supportive learning environment at The Collegian and inspiring peers, Bettis has not stopped chasing her teenage dream of being a professional journalist. Between working with her section editors, coordinating news stories between Rocky Mountain Student Media departments and coaching new reporters, Bettis gets to live that dream every day. When she's not in the newsroom or almost falling asleep in class, you can find Bettis working in the Durrell Marketplace and Café or outside gazing at the beauty that is our campus (and running inside when bees are nearby). This year, Bettis' goals for The Collegian include continuing its trajectory as a unique alt-weekly newspaper, documenting the institutional memory of the paper to benefit students in years to come and fostering a sense of community and growth both inside the newsroom and through The Collegian's published work. Bettis would like to encourage anyone with story ideas, suggestions, questions, concerns or comments to reach out to her at editor@collegian.com.

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