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The Western Journal 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 Journal Newspaper, published for use by Western students, faculty and staff, is private property. A single copy of the Journal is free from newsstands. Unauthorized removal of multiple copies will be considered theft and is prosecutable.

Mission Statement

The Western Journal 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 Journal’s Staff


Zoë Strickland


Managing Editor


Stephanie Blair
Copy Editor


Samantha Dunaway
News Editor


Caity Healy
Lifestyle Editor


Simson Garcia
Sports Editor


Entertainment Editor


Darien Campo



Elissa Sorenson



Paul F. Davis
Photo Editor



Lake Larsen
Online Media Manager



Advertising Manager



Ruby Estrada Sanchez
Distribution Manager


Rhys Finch, MBA
Student Media Adviser


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The Western Journal | 503-838-8347

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