Meet the Staff: Seamus Murphy


Justin Peters, Entertainment and Arts Editor

What is your position at the Pioneer?

I’m Copy Editor, so that means that I get sent articles by all the other editors to fix grammer, phrasing, and more before sending them to both the Editors in Chief.

What sparked your interest for the newspaper?

During my freshman year I met Anna Favetta, former Editor in Chief, and sometime in December I told her I was interested in writing about politics. I suggested that I write a “Year in Review” article for 2017 and after that got through I kept writing from there.

What hobbies do you enjoy?

Outside of school I make art, take pictures, and read philosophy.

Are you in any other clubs?

I’m in the Aspiring Writers Club and I’m Vice President of Unity Club.

What are your favorite topics to write about?

Politics mostly, but sometimes I write about media.

What is your dream career?

I’d like to be a high school teacher, but I don’t know if I want to be an English or history teacher yet. Currently, I’m leaning towards history teacher.

What do you hope to accomplish after high school?

Hopefully I can get a lot more writing done on my free time.

What do you think you can learn while being a part of the paper?

Well, after writing for the Pioneer infrequently for almost two years, I’ve learned that sometimes articles don’t pan out and a lot of students and teachers don’t want to or are too busy to answer your questions. This year I hope I can improve my writing and get work done faster. I also want to see how much more I can do when directly collaborating on articles, since that’s something I haven’t done.

If you could travel to any place in the world, where would it be?

The Philippines, since I have family there that I haven’t met.

What’s your favorite type of music?

Usually I listen to alternative rock and indie music in general.