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Rodriguez Salutes Setonian…
By Leslie A. Rodriguez (403 words)

The final issue this semester of Seton Hill University’s (SHU) student newspaper the Setonian went on stands Thursday April 24, 2008. With the spring semester rapidly reaching its end the staff of the paper worked hard to make the issue completely polished. This particular edition of the Setonian was twelve pages long and also marked the final production cycle for Leslie Rodriguez, a senior and long time staffer.

Rodriguez began her career at the Setonian as a copy-editor and staff writer in 2005 during her sophomore year at SHU. She went on to become the Setonian’s sports editor for two years following the graduation of Denishia Salter.

“My fondest memory of Leslie as a member of the Setonian was probably working with her on sports articles when she was sports editor. She was stuck dealing with some serious difficulties, but she never lost her cool and she was always as understanding and respectful as possible towards me and the other writers. I appreciated her efforts, and I still do. She's always been one of the major sources of laughter and good times on the staff,” said senior columnist Chris Ulicne.

In the fall of 2007 Rodriguez stepped down from the position of sports editor and became a mentor for new staff members during a difficult transitional time for the staff.

“I felt like I had put forth as much as an effort as possible to recruit new writers and it just wasn’t happening. It was better that I left in the beginning of the semester rather then continue doing the job when I no longer had the energy,” said Rodriguez.

Though Rodriguez no longer acted in an editorial position during the 2007-2008 school year she still remained an active member of the Setonian staff. Her efforts to further the development of the Setonian during this particular production cycle involved copy editing, placing articles in the layout, advising staff members about article titles and helping to obtain pictures for Kayla Sawyer’s article.

“Leslie was present frequently throughout the production cycle, which I know was difficult since we all had a lot of work to do before finals. She managed to give some much needed help to Stormy and Lorin with the layout,” said Daniella Choynowski, a sophomore staff writer.

Upon graduating Rodriguez plans on relocating to either Florida or Texas. She would like to pursue a career in either internet communications or website design and management.

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