Katie Huston Ship Life Editor


Lavender Graduation celebrates LGBTQ+ student success

 On Dec. 9 the Pride Center held Lavender Graduation to celebrate LGBTQ+ graduates and their accomplishments. The Shippensburg University graduates were joined by friends and faculty as well as their given or chosen families in the Ceddia Union Building. 

Add a new contact; meet SU’s first family

Students and faculty have had to adapt to many different personalities in Shippensburg University’s administration over the years. This year Charles and Colleen Patterson have transitioned into the roles of interim president and first lady of Shippensburg University. 

A mental health day that you can afford to take

Seasonal affective disorder is hitting hard as final deadlines and the end of the semester quickly approaches. Through general and Covid-19-related absences this semester, many students cannot afford to miss more classes before finals week. Rather than becoming consumed by essays and exams, students should find simple ways to relieve stress without having to take the whole day off.

Mavis Anderson: protect our mother

Even if you don’t know Mavis Anderson, you may recognize her by her eccentric dress and loud voice on topics of the environment and equality. As a freshman sustainability major with a focus on environmental conservation, she can be seen around campus raising environmental awareness and advocating on behalf of The Green League student organization.

Meet Shippensburg University Alumni

Shippensburg University alumni gathered behind Seth Grove Stadium to tailgate for the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 23. Despite the overcast weather, alumni got together to celebrate their Raider pride. Alumni reconnected with student organizations, friends and enjoyed perks from the Alumni Association tent. The Slate spoke with some alumni at the SU tailgate to hear stories recounted by many generations of alumni.