Letter from the editor-in-chief


Dear Slate Readers,

It is hard to believe this semester is already coming to a close, and the final issue of The Slate for the fall semester is out today. In what seemed like a fleeting second, I went from writing my welcoming letter to writing my semester farewell letter and saying goodbye to friends and classmates.

This December, The Slate is saying goodbye to three staff members: public relations Director Christina Pooler, Ship Life Editor Danielle Halteman and Assistant Copy Editor Lauren Cappuccio.

Christina has worked with us in the public relations department since last year. She has been an essential asset to The Slate, and I know this publication will be forever thankful for her hard work and dedication. She is an incredibly driven woman, and I know she will succeed in whatever she sets her mind to.

Lauren and I have been working on The Slate since we were freshman in 2009. We were both so wide-eyed and curious when we started, that I barely even recognize those two girls compared to where we are now. She is another very talented individual who I have high hopes for in the future.

Danielle has been with The Slate for a few years now, and it will be strange no longer having her working as the Ship Life editor. She has pitched some great ideas during her time with us, and she has worked hard to get Ship Life where it is today.

Every semester, new faces become friends, and in what seems like no time at all, those friends are replaced with new faces and the cycle continues.

But every staff member who has walked through The Slate office doors has left an impression on The Slate, and I will never forget them.

To the staff writers, photographers and readers who will also be graduating, I wish you all the best of luck and I hope each and every one of you achieve the happiness and success you are searching for.

Thank you and enjoy your holiday,

Chelsea Wehking

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