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August 30, 2008

EL 200 TSNSG Chapter 2 Recruiting and Training Your Staff

Diversity Training

"Is it appropriate for a female reporter to shake hands with an Orthodox Jewish man? Will a person who uses a wheelchair be offended if you stand during an interview? Should you refer to a transgender person as he or she-or is there a preferable term?" (p.14)

I can relate to this topic because I am one of "those", different from the normal, conservative characters of journalism. I enjoy being free with my writing, my tattoos, and non-conformity, but that, on the other hand, makes me different from the rest. Diversifying myself would get me interested in many more subjects, to write on. I would love to have the opportunity of shaking the hand of the president of SHU Dr. JoAnne Boyle with all of my tattoos in the photo. That would be a major contrast. I can see the headlines now " The Queen and Her Peasants Unite"
That is the great thing about writers and journalists, there is no standard on how one should look or act. It is the writing that counts.

EL 200 TSNSG Chapter 1 The Role of the Student Press

The Community Forum
"Seniors and commuters may be so wrapped up in their majors and schoolwork that they're unaware of what's happening on the rest of the campus." (p.5)
That sentence sums up my college life. I am a commuter so I have no clue what's going on on campus. I do like to be informed of upcoming events that are scheduled or situations and or occurrences at SHU. The Setonian has done the job of that. The campus newspaper does report on such things with a blotter section (one of my favorites), sports, entertainment, and events. I feel that the Setonian does affect students off and on campus. It has a wide range. The paper, in my opinion, unifies students and faculty alike.