Dear Scripps College student body:
Welcome — and in many cases, welcome back! — to Scripps! Our names are Elena Pinsker and Lucy Altman-Newell, and we’re the Editors-in-Chief of The Scripps Voice. We’re both very excited to be running your paper, and look forward to working with all of you to get your voices heard!
As a publication, The Scripps Voice has the duty of being both a platform for responsible journalism and a forum for your voices to be heard. As a women’s college newspaper, we promise to provide an intersectional feminist forum for students. The 5C community is full of talented, smart and diverse students, and we believe that it is our responsibility to serve as an outlet and as an opportunity for silenced voices to be heard.
We take our role on campus very seriously, and we strive to publish only responsible, open and accountable writing. We do not shy away from controversy — in fact, we welcome and encourage discussion of all topics — but our news will be honest, and our opinions based on facts. We promise both staff and students that the content in this paper will be fair and just to both sides of every story — both a journalistic tenet and a moral one by which we have both been raised.
We encourage all of you to communicate with us throughout the year, as we truly want to get as many Scripps student’s voices heard as possible. Write letters to the editors, send us emails about your events and let us know what you want to hear. We also use social media, so check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Elena Pinsker & Lucy Altman-Newell