Maddy Lockwood, Assistant Features Editor
One of The Griffin’s newest editors on staff, Liz Shingler, is making big moves here at Canisius during her first semester! Now, as the Assistant Layout Editor, working closely with Features and Opinion, she is dedicated to magically putting together the jigsaw puzzle of articles every Thursday to create the paper that readers pick up each week.
Coming to Canisius from Bolivar, NY, she is a proud resident of the 585, but feels she’s adjusted to life in the 716 quite nicely. Quickly overcoming issues figuring out where to go and how to get there, she now knows this campus like the back of her hand, but is still working on the time management of it all. Shingler is a part of the 4+1 Adolescent Education program with her concentration being in history.
Shingler knew pretty quickly that she was interested in being a part of the school’s newspaper. She was at our general body meeting at the beginning of the semester, and we’re honestly not sure if she’s left the office since. Her passion and talent didn’t just happen overnight – Shingler has had a knack for layout that sparked years ago.
“I was interested in The Griffin because of a project I did in middle school. I had to make my own newspaper for a homework assignment, so I made one.”
“It looks really cool,” she thought while making it. Besides doing what she loves, when it comes to The Griffin she most enjoys being with her co-editors during the Thursday night work sessions and the creative ability she employs when designing the newspaper every week.
Shingler leans into the simple things in life — growing plants, reading and relaxing by watching some great movies. Some of her favorite movies include “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “House on Haunted Hill” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.” She frequently finds herself jamming out to a healthy mix of new and old music with her current favorites being Queen, Billie Eilish and Taco.
While Shingler is an open and unapologetic dining hall hater, she does have a go-to Tim Horton’s order that holds her over when she can’t bring herself to swipe into d-hall. She usually grabs some form of a large iced cappuccino with a bagel or muffin.
So, the next time you find yourself admiring the beautiful work that The Griffin’s layout section puts out weekly — know that Liz Shingler played an integral role in that design and it couldn’t be done without her dedication.