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The Western Howl is the official student newspaper of Western Oregon University. It is published weekly during fall, winter and spring terms under the authority of the Student Media Board and is funded by funds from Western's Incidental Fee Committee. The Western Howl Newspaper, published for use by Western students, faculty and staff, is private property. A single copy of the Howl is free from newsstands. Unauthorized removal of multiple copies will be considered theft and is prosecutable.

Mission Statement

The Western Howl has at the heart of its mission publishing news, information, and opinion articles for and about student, faculty, and administration activities, interests, and policies; maintaining a high ethical standard with regard to personal and legal rights, responsibilities, and above all else, accuracy; providing a public forum that encourages and prints free and responsible expression of student opinion and presents well-balanced, locally researched issues of broader student interests; striving for a high level of competency in the technical aspects of writing, including grammar, spelling, clarity, and precision; welcoming diversity and increasing the scope and depth of its coverage in order to heighten mutual understanding and awareness throughout the entire campus community; and fostering the development of professional journalism at Western Oregon University in light of the campus’s lack of a formal journalism program.

The Western Howl’s Staff


Caity Healy


Paul F. Davis
Managing Editor


Cora McClain
Copy Editor


Bailey Thompson
News Editor


Rebecca Meyers
Lifestyle Editor


Lake Larsen
Sports Editor


Chrys Weedon
Entertainment Editor


Brittany Figueroa


Rachel Hetzel


Ashlynn Norton
Photo Editor


Kyle Morden
Digital Media Manager


Advertising Manager


Ashlynn Norton
Distribution Manager


Rhys Finch, MBA
Student Media Adviser


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The Western Howl
Student Media Department
Terry House
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361