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Setonian & Rodriguez Back … (435words)
By: Leslie A. Rodriguez

The first issue this semester of Seton Hill University’s (SHU) student newspaper the Setonian is now on stands. With the spring semester well underway it is apparent that the staff of the paper is working hard to make the issues completely polished. This particular edition of the paper was sixteen pages long and also marked the return of Leslie Rodriguez to the Setonian staff.

Rodriguez, who was formally the newspaper’s sports editor returned to make her mark in the Setonian office during this first cycle of production. Though she resigned from her position as sports editor in the fall semester of 2007, Rodriguez hopes to remain active with the newspaper during her final semester at SHU.

“I am taking media lab for the last time this semester and I might as well make the best of it. There is a lot to be done on the paper as far as training and the passing on of jobs is concerned and I am willing to help,” said Rodriguez.

While Rodriguez is taking a step back from writing articles during this semester of media lab she is still deeply involved with the copy editing process. On two separate occasions during production Rodriguez copyedited articles with standard pen mark up. She also made read through the copy edits and made corrections as needed in the Microsoft Word document files on the Macintosh computers.

“Leslie was a constant presence in the Setonian office. She and I both did quite a bit of copy editing and layout corrections,” said Choynowski.

After the printing and production of the newspaper was completed many of the media lab students attended a field trip into Greensburg in order to promote the Setonian within the local community. While Dr. Dennis Jerz and student Chris Ulicne went one way Rodriguez ventured the other in order to spread the word of the Setonian.

According to Chris Ulicne, Rodriguez acted as a well versed ambassador to the Greensburg business owners and an asset to the Setonian.

"Leslie helped our efforts to expand into the local community by distributing copies of the Setonian to businesses in Greensburg. We couldn't have done it without her,” said Ulicne.

Rodriguez is generally pleased with the role she plays as a senior mentor and guide to the younger staff members of the paper. She has indicated that she hopes to be able to recruit several new staff members by the end of the semester in order to replace those that will be graduating.

“This is an undertaking that is going to require effort on behalf of all the current staff members,” said Rodriguez.

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