Past Setonian Editors: Where are they now?

Kylie Weisenborn
Co-Editor-in-Chief 2015-2016
Graduation Year: 2016
Currently: Freelance writer and editor

“Working on The Setonian taught me invaluable leadership skills and the perseverance to create a print-ready product, even if it doesn’t feel perfect. Good things don’t usually come easily, and the journalism and publishing industries definitely make you work for it. Currently, I’m a freelance writer and editor, and I’m due to graduate with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction this January. You can read my latest published work in Love at the Edge of Seventeen, a young adult romance anthology.”

 

 

Callista Arida
Assistant Editor 2017-2018
Graduation Year: 2018
Currently: Intern at the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and retail sales manager

“I truly enjoyed getting to write for the Setonian for three years, being that I started my sophomore year. I laugh thinking back on it because when I started writing for the paper, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I thought it was just part of a class assignment and then one semester later, I became a section editor and slowly started working my way up to assistant editor. I am so thankful for all of the opportunities the Setonian gave me, mostly for giving me the opportunity to learn more about the campus and the people on it. I am also grateful for the friendships I have made. Since we were such a small staff, we were more than coworkers, we became friends. Even though I no longer write for the paper, it will always have a place in my heart.”

Laramie Cowan
Editor-in-Chief 2017-2018
Graduation Year: 2018
Currently: Weekend Assignment Editor at WJAC News

“The Setonian magazine allowed me to experience journalism in a new way, out of the textbooks. I was able to learn journalistic methods, but also how to work through challenges and problems. I think the transition from a newspaper or magazine format to a TV station was a challenge starting out, but the Setonian allowed me to become flexible, open minded and creative. I wouldn’t have wished to change my experiences with the Setonian, because despite the struggles I may have had time to time, I learned so much and made some amazing friends that encouraged and supported me through it all. Now that I look back, every success, every setback, every reluctant email to Dr. Jerz about forgetting to log into workstudy all helped me get to where I am today. I hope that others will also be able to experience the Setonian in a similar way I have, because I wouldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for the opportunity.”

Published By: Stephen Dumnich

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