The Slater of the summer is a member whose passion and dedication for sports drives his work ethic as an assistant sports editor.
Senior communication/journalism major Christian Eby has hit the ground running since joining The Slate staff.
Eby, who first joined The Slate as a staff writer in January, said he joined The Slate to gain more experience in writing and serve the Shippensburg University campus in any way he could.
“Even though I may have a small position, just being able to cover current SU sports and stories about former SU athletes is an awesome experience,” Eby said.
Eby began his academic journey at SU in the exploratory studies program. He came to the communication/journalism department to try and get back into writing. He noted his enjoyment of writing and reading about sports.
“I found my love for it again like I did when I was younger,” Eby said.
Eby said he is looking forward to officially stepping into the newsroom in his new position and helping The Slate. His dedication and service does not end with The Slate — Eby is also an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scout organization.
Eby hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he attended Lampeter-Strasburg High School. He is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers, Flyers and the Baltimore Orioles.
“Sports have been a huge part of my life ever since I was little,” Eby said.
While he no longer plays as many sports as he used to, Eby said he has always enjoyed following professional and collegiate sports.
After college, Eby hopes to be a sportswriter for a newspaper. If he cannot write about sports, he said he would love to write for other sections of the paper.
When asked why he chose the sports section, Eby responded, “Simply for the love of sports.
“I love covering local sports,” Eby said. “I feel that small town sports stories are more meaningful, more interesting and more enjoyable to write.”