The Slater of the month for September is Margaret Sobotta, the Arts and Entertainment editor. Sobotta is recognized based on her assistance with all sections of the newspaper.
Sobotta made graphics, took pictures and wrote articles for most of The Slate’s sections over the past two months, all while performing her standard weekly tasks as the A&E head editor.
Sobotta is a senior communication, journalism and media major. Because of her passion in photography, Margaret chose the visual media track and actively takes photos. She joined The Slate in the spring of 2022 and after dipping her toe into writing for the publication, Sobotta applied to become the A&E editor. “[As the A&E editor] I ensure that all stories are covered and do layout for the pages,” Sobotta said.
In addition to keeping her own section in check, Sobotta actively writes articles for publication. “I write stories about things that I want to be published,” Sobotta joked. As an avid reader, she regularly gives input on the stories she reads. Her current favorite books are from the series “A Court of Thorns and Roses” and "Throne of Glass" by Sarah J. Maas, which she wrote a review on the latter earlier this semester.
Sobotta is graduating this winter after only three semesters at Shippensburg University. She transferred to SU after spending time at both Millersville University and Harrisburg Area Community College. After graduation, Sobotta will work for MBishin Media in Harrisburg as the head of their podcast. She will also do social media work for their clients, as well as some freelance work in photography.
The Slate management would like to recognize Sobotta for her flexibility and dedication to the success of The Slate. As Slater of the Month, the entire staff congratulates her on her accomplishments and looks forward to her continued involvement.