The Campus Slate 50th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner

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Editor in Chiefs from the Past and Present

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“The experiences we had for deadlines taught us more about life.” This was one of the many

inspiring quotes jotted down in my notepad on November 5, 2016 at the 50th Anniversary

Celebration as I spoke to the many esteemed alumni of The Campus Slate. Through their

interviews, I learned more about the timeless style of journalism and its role here at NYIT.

Among many of the differences spoken about during the night was a beat called “Brewing Out”

which was written about local bars in the early and mid 1960’s at The Campus Slate. During the

1970’s, The Campus Slate writers Paul and Anthony admitted, “this was the only way to

communicate what’s popular,” an important product of the time.

Even with some of the political issues we see today, The Campus Slate had insight beforehand

from politicians and what political issues they plan to address after the election. The music and

entertainment column such as Talking Heads, which performed and sold albums of 99 cents, was

very popular among the student body. The drummer of Talking Heads happen to be a student of

NYIT.

The men and women who attended this night were all once in the same shoes that we are

standing in, some with the same positions, all finding their voice through weekly columns and

pictures, proving to be iconic for future members of The Campus Slate who now publish a

monthly issue.

For Kathy Newberger, who graduated in 1990, “The Campus Slate was where I first learned how

to give advertisers what they paid for,” Kathy learned advertising with the newspaper as well as

being ‘the original cut and paste’ with her beautiful layout techniques and eye for detail. Like

paste, Kathy was the glue that reinforced The Campus Slate. Kathy now works in advertising and

sales. Her involvement with the newspaper led to her career path. Her experiences with Professor

Horton, who graduated in 1991 at NYIT and also worked on the newspaper with her, made The

Campus Slate seem like an episode of Friends, with its many ups and downs, all the while

enjoying the company of your peers, all of whom went on to have jobs similar to their major and

interest.

During this night, the alumni association raised enough for the first NYIT $1,000 scholarship for

incoming freshman. Proving while their time with The Campus Slate is in the past, every

member wishes to inspire those in the future.

Overall, it was certainly wonderful to meet the Pioneers of one of the longest running

organizations of New York Institute of Technology. They are an inspiration to the members of

the current The Campus Slate as well as the new editors and our extended family of the

Manhattan Globe, a Manhattan NYIT campus publication. Staff of The Campus Slate invites you

to read and express your thoughts and opinions over our social media: Facebook, Twitter,

Instagram, and our website campusslate.com

Share your experiences with the newspaper in our #SlateMemory section and #SlateThrowback

shows an extensive history that will hopefully be shared with peers as we will continue to share

the memories and achievements of The Campus Slate for years to come.

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