The Slate staff is happy to welcome both returning and new students to Shippensburg University’s campus. We hope that you are just as thrilled as we are to be spending the fall at Ship.
The Fall 2022 semester is an important one for our campus, as it is the first fall semester where activities on campus are nearly back to “normal” following the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new students will be having a full fall welcome week and our classes will be in-person. For some, this may seem small, but for those of us who have not experienced a “regular” semester of college this is an exciting change.
This year, the Slate will be managed by me, Piper Kull. I am a junior English major at Shippensburg and, in addition to the Slate, am involved in the campus literary journal, The Reflector and the campus radio station, WSYC. I am an avid artist, writer and musician.
Also managing The Slate are Managing Editors, Elizabeth Peters and Paige Shope. Peters is a junior Communication Journalism and Media major with minors in art and biology. She is also a student ambassador, where she helps get new students oriented with the campus community and represents the university at admission events. Shope is a senior Communication Journalism and Media major with a graphic design certification. She is the flute section leader for the Shippensburg University Marching Band and the Public Relations Director for WSYC.
Our team has many ideas and events planned to keep The Slate true to its goals while hopefully improving upon the organization that has been left in our hands. We are working to put together workshops for Communication Journalism students and those who want to learn more about how to operate in a newsroom. These will be open to anyone with an interest in the media.
Shippensburg University’s student-run newspaper was founded back in 1957 and since then continues to honor its core values of integrity, responsibility, accountability, service and education. The Slate can be found in newsstands almost every Tuesday and online at theslateonline.com.
We vow to serve the campus community, highlighting the good, the bad and the ugly. We also vow to truly encapsulate our living, breathing university. While we certainly aim to uplift our school and surrounding community with all the wonderful things happening here on campus, we must also provide an honest look at ourselves. The Slate is a place where students can speak about issues they face on campus and have their opinions heard.
The Slate has always been a place for students to share their views. This year, as in years past, we plan to provide a platform for anyone who wishes to do just that. We encourage all students to submit their opinions, reviews, commentaries and ideas.
You do not have to be a Communication/Journalism or English major to write for us. You simply need to have a passion. Even if you just have an idea of something you’d like us to report on, do not hesitate to reach out. The Slate is meant to be the voice of our campus. We look forward to hearing from you anytime.
If you are interested in becoming a part of The Slate, please reach out to us at the email below. Becoming a staff writer is as simple as giving us a few samples of your writing and creating content twice a month. Share your voice. Be heard.
Consider attending our General Interest Meeting on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. You may also keep up with us on Instagram @shipuslate. If you have any questions about The Slate, contact me at email@example.com.
Again, welcome everyone and we hope you are ready for a fantastic semester.
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