I’m Coming to Keene State: Vincent Moore
Vincent Moore is the first to admit that he has a quiet demeanor. Always interested in politics and the community, the Hanover, New Hampshire, resident prefers to express his feelings and point of view with the written word rather than getting into verbal debates or discussions. “I discovered that by writing and use of vocabulary I could set a specific tone and a voice that captures people’s attention in a way that I couldn’t just by speaking,” he said.
Learning the power of the press as the editor of the Hanover High School’s student newspaper The Broadside, Moore, who plans on majoring in journalism as a first-year student at Keene State, hopes to continue his crusade for informative news and reporting as a member of The Equinox, the College’s student-run paper. He’s already taken the initiative of contacting The Equinox’s editor, expressing his desire to join the staff.
Moore knows the value of having a strong student newspaper. As the editor of The Broadside, he transformed the newspaper into a vital communication tool with relevant news and a voice for the student body. In this digital age of social media and texting, Moore was determined to inform and educate, covering news stories from the school’s student council to vandalism at the school’s Winter Carnival, a story that included interviews and photographs and became the most visited on the paper’s online site.
Visiting the journalism department at Keene State, Moore met Professor Julio DelSesto, who told him about the College’s multimedia program. “It was modern and right down my alley, something I wanted to learn about and master,” said Moore, who is considering courses in the journalism public relations option.
Moore, who received two local scholarships, including one from the Valley News in Lebanon, NH, intends on broadening his skills further by enlisting in the Army Reserve following his first year at Keene State. Born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, the much-traveled Moore also lived in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida before moving to New Hampshire. “I’m glad I got to experience different parts of the country, but I’m ready to put down roots,” he said. “I can’t wait to come to Keene State where I can continue to develop my passion for journalism.”