Dear Slate Readers

When I found The Slate during the SIS Fair three years ago, I had no idea I would be in the position I am now. All I knew was that I wanted to be part of the newspaper, and find my way in some form of journalism.

Never did I think I would be sitting in the Editor-in-Chief ‘s chair, overlooking the tables of The Slate staff, writing my final welcoming letter.

Last year, I could not have been more proud of The Slate and everything its staff has accomplished. I spent countless hours in the newspaper office, working and brainstorming to further improve The Slate, and I will do the same this year. This newspaper is my pride and joy, and my goal is to make every one of you as proud of it as I am.

Last year we launched a new website, fully integrated and took advantage of our new design and won four high-level awards.

And we were just getting started.
This may be my final year at Shippensburg University, but I still will pour my heart and soul into this publication to see it conquer and succeed even more so than last year.

I have the most incredible staff, who are always pouring their hearts into this newspaper, and together, the potential of The Slate is unimaginable.

Thank you for your continued support, and welcome back to another fantastic year at SU.

Chelsea Wehking


I hope everybody enjoyed the summer break. I hope you all made wonderful memories and got to relax for at least a few days. Now that school is back in session, we are looking forward to a great year, not only here at The Slate, but also for the university as a whole.

The new year brings new students, new faces, new friends, new professors, new classes and new experiences. We are also starting new this year at The Slate. It is a new year which means a new staff, new writers and new routines. As we adjust to our changes, we hope you adjust as smoothly as we do.

I, for one, am looking forward to all of the newness. I am looking forward to the new classes and new challenges. I am excited about the news stories we are going to cover this year. I am excited about our website and the different ways we can get you involved with us more.

This year, I want you as involved with us as possible. My goal is to cover as many campus events and activities as possible, but we cannot do that without your help. We want to know what is going on, where it is at, who is sponsoring it and when it is. Hopefully, you help us achieve this goal because it is not possible without you.

I hope everyone has a fantastic semester, does well in class and has fun. I wish you all the best of luck whether it is your first semester or your last.

Cara Shumaker
Managing Editor

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