James Paladino, class of 2012
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Theatre performance: "Young Frankenstein"
$15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in front of Culkin Hall and in lot E-18 east of Culkin. 312-2141. www.oswego.edu/arts
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Baseball vs. Plattsburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 25, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Men's Golf Spring Tournament
Location: Oswego, NY - Oswego Country Club
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
As a freelance writer, editor, and managing editor, I published and coordinated thousands of articles over the past year for the start-up news organization, Latinos Post. In the formative days of the business, I performed editorial surgery with a talented team, redirecting the flow of material, and creating and developing a section on gaming, and live blog coverage for breaking news and events. I've grown with the organization, and encourage responsible reporting from a group of 20 writers, while also negotiating with senior management to provide incentives for feature stories.
Each step along the way of my post-college career, the meaningful discussions I had in my English senior capstone course, Words in the World, inform how I conduct myself and lead others, even when an inkwell of ethical dilemmas blots out my path. An unflinching command of grammar, prose and rhythm will not spare a young journalist from a torrent of words, and often conflicting information sources. Language flows like water, and a strong tide can pull you under murky seas. During the Boston bombing incident, when I was asked to assign a story angle that was premature and misleading, I made my opinion known. I thought back to a conversation in one of my junior seminar sessions on the immortality of the published word, and the responsibility of authorship. Never underestimate the endurance of the words--one slip in editorial integrity could compromise your career.
Including internships with Lowenstein Associates Literary Agency and Oswego County Opportunities, I have two years of professional editorial experience. Words in the World made my first internship possible and provided me with the tools I needed to adapt.
Words are my life, and every consonant has consequence.