Glass invited all candidates to submit a statement about why they’re running in the Guild elections and why you should vote for them. This statement is being published as received from the candidate.
My name is Jacinta Rossetto, and I’m running with the Peachy team in the Guild elections to be the 2024 editors of your student magazine, Glass.
Peachy is a team of five creative, experienced, and passionate Journalism and Creative Writing students who are excited and motivated to keep student media alive and kicking here at QUT.
I am a second-year student at QUT, studying a Bachelor of Creative Writing and minoring in Journalism. My passions include spending my money on tattoos, stretching myself into awkward positions and calling it ‘yoga’, and listening to Hozier’s discography on repeat.
I first realised I loved writing when I got excited about having to do essays and short stories in primary school, when everyone around me dreaded them. I’ve been looking for more ways to engage with other students on campus while building a positive community at the same time, and I think Glass is the perfect opportunity for me to do just that.
I currently write a student column for Glass called ‘Ritualistic Self Caring’, which details my experiences with various cheap and rewarding self-care practices and how to apply them to your own life. I have also been published in ForgeWorld, a local zine run by Amy Crow at Forge Forward.
And I run an independent zine of my own called Dawn Street Zine; I produce, design and source written material and visual art for the publication myself and sell it on my very own Etsy store. As well as being an avid writer, I enjoy design and visual art, and look forward to showcasing my artistic flair if you vote our team in as Glass editors.
I have decided to run to be a part of the Glass team for 2024 because I am really passionate about building a sense of community among students and other creatives, which is the same reason I started my own zine. Getting involved with student magazines is an important step in creating community on campus, and I am really excited about the idea of being able to contribute to that atmosphere.
One of the main values at Glass is transparency with students, and their promise to always remain honest with their readers about what is happening on campus, which is one of things that drew me to the role. The best way to strengthen a sense of community is by being honest, which is what my team and I plan to do.
We also want to work towards increasing the amount of student input in the magazine, which this year’s team has already done a great job of doing. Something that I personally want to integrate into Glass in 2024 is to introduce ways for more students to get involved with the magazine, besides just writers and artists. Glass is for all students, not just the writers, and I would love to get more students across all study paths to engage with the magazine.
What can you expect from me and the Peachy team in the future? If you elect us as media editors for 2024, we promise:
- to increase student engagement by creating more relatable and accessible content in order to get students from all different degrees more involved,
- to maintain Glass’ sense of integrity and honesty, which they have spent the last five years cultivating, in order to strengthen the existing sense of community among students and the magazine, and
- to continue the good work started by the 2023 editorial team, only with a bigger team which will allow for better results.
Peachy is an educated and passionate team of students who are committed to delivering honest reporting and engaging student writing in order to strengthen the community culture at QUT.
If you care about those things too, then vote for me, Jacinta Rossetto, and the Peachy team in the upcoming Guild elections.