Tenell Felder, Editor-in-Chief, 49 Issues
Published: Friday, April 15, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 15:06
Eight months ago, this newspaper staff started off with a completely new editorial board, had 15 issues to produce and for the most part was trying to learn the basics of our production software InDesign. Yet before I knew it, I was telling the staff that we only had three more issues left.then two.. and now this final one. The 2010-2011 Paladin staff has worked hard to bring this campus news coverage that we felt mattered to our fellow students. Only a few people get to witness the stress that goes on in the Paladin Office during production days on Tuesday afternoons, but we work through missing articles, ("So you don't have any of your assignments in.") slow news weeks, ("Yeah, I definitely think that we can do a story on Furman wildlife.") and as with the average Furman student, other obligations that demand our time. Yet despite all of this, this staff managed to do what needed to be done so that on Fridays - a new copy of The Paladin would be on our newsstands.
And now it is time for my thank you list. First and foremost, I have to give thanks to God and my Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with this opportunity and such an amazing staff to work with. And of course, I have to thank my mom for encouraging me in the first place to apply for The Paladin during my sophomore year at Furman. To the editor staff members (Andrew Huang, Owen Mercer, Mary Patrick, Chase Ollis, Britton Holland and Kristen Layne), Thank you SO much for your cooperation, dedication and diligence during the year. And to the "unsung" staff members: Amy Sosinski (our cartoonist who was never late in turning in her assignment) Caroline Wallace (our distribution manager who made sure that the papers got out each week) Sarah Schiavoni (our fearless copy editor) and Eric Dodd (our business manager who got us advertisements, handled subscriptions and organized the left over newspapers)- thank you for hard work this year.
To all of our readers, whether you are a student, alum or parent, thank you so very much for your support and investments in this newspaper. It is really for you that The Paladin is produced.
I will be graduating this year, so I am handing the torch over to Kristen Layne. She, along with next year's awesome staff will continue with this 95 year-old tradition. Kristen has a strong dedication to this paper and I know that she will continue to provide a quality production to this campus.