Slate Member to Become New Editor-in-Chief for 2011-2012


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Carissa Llewellyn Says Goodbye

Dear faithful readers,

As I turn in my final projects, prepare for finals, tie some loose ends and prepare for graduation, the only thing I can say is “Please don’t make me leave!”

I wish I could stay. These past four years have been so amazing I can’t imagine my life without Shippensburg University, the classes, homework, tons of assignments, projects, and The Slate. I’m going to be so bored!

People say, “don’t regret something that once made you smile.” However, I regret not smiling longer. It took me a long time to adjust to college, and I waited so long to get involved with The Slate. I got involved in January of 2010. This only gave me one year to learn not only the organization but also all the talented and amazing people who came along with it.

Over the past year I have made friends that I now call my family and mean the world to me. The staff of The Slate has put in so much time and effort this year they should all get medals. But we don’t. No medals, no pay, no awards, just the personal satisfaction of being a part of something great.

Some students may not know what it takes to put this paper together. Some of the staff spends hours and hours a week trying to make The Slate the best newspaper it can be.

I am proud to pass along the torch to Chelsea Wehking because I know she will continue to improve The Slate and take it beyond where I could in only a short amount of time.

Thank you to the wonderful members of The Slate for being so great, it made my job so much easier. Also, to our friends at SUTV, WSYC, PRSSA, SUPR and the Cumberland Yearbook for all of your kindness and support.

So take my advice, let the rest of your college career be the best years of your life and treasure every moment with your friends, peers, professors, and in your classes. Get involved and meet people that are truly going to better your life.

Thanks for the memories,
Carissa Llewellyn

Chelsea Wehking Takes New Position

Dear Slate Readers,

My name is Chelsea Wehking and I am the new editor-in-chief for the 2011-2012 academic year. I am very honored and flattered that I have been chosen for this position, and I promise that I will do my very best to continue to produce such a great paper.

I am looking forward to working with The Slate staff, as well our readers. Without every single one of you, The Slate would not be what it is today. I wanted to thank you for continuing to support the staff. As long as you continue to support The Slate, we will continue to serve you.

The Slate means a great deal to me. Not just the paper, but the staff as well. We become a family while we work together on this newspaper.

One of the first things I did as a naïve freshman was find out how to get involved with the college newspaper. I intend to spend countless hours dedicated to this publication to make it the best it can possibly be.

The challenges that this staff has overcome this year prove that we can accomplish anything when we work together as a team. I know we will continue to do that. This entire staff is very talented and dedicated, and I am very proud of all of them. The staff is continually working and brainstorming to improve upon this paper for you, so you will see some changes this coming year.

However, we will not have all the answers. If there is something you want to see in The Slate next year or changes you hope will be made, please e-mail us at slate.ship@gmail.com. We want to hear from you.

I want to thank all of the seniors who are graduating in just two weeks. I wish them the best of luck in achieving their future goals and dreams.

I know they can achieve whatever they set their minds to. Also, I want to specifically thank the current editor-in-chief, Carissa Llewellyn. She has done an absolutely fantastic job this year. The impact she made this year will leave a lasting impression on The Slate. This newspaper would not be what it is today without her and everything she gave to this publication.

Thank you and have a fantastic summer,
Chelsea Wehking


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