About The Scripps Voice
The Scripps Voice is Scripps College’s bimonthly student newspaper. It serves as a forum for news and opinions within the Claremont Colleges (5C) community. Any and all 5C students and faculty are encouraged to write for us, although managerial and editorial positions are reserved for Scripps students. The Scripps Voice is unique on the 5C's in that it is the only campus-specific publication both in topic and in leadership.
Scripps College's founder and namesake, Ellen Browning Scripps, was herself a journalist during the 1860s and 1870s. Ellen Browning Scripps wrote for The Detroit Tribune and The Detroit Evening News in college and after graduating, and her daily columns ranged from news snippets to suffragette appeals. The Scripps Voice hopes to continue the tradition of outspoken feminist journalism that our school's namesake was notorious for, while adjusting our feminist lens for a newer, more intersectional era.
The 2017-2018 academic year marks The Scripps Voice‘s twenty first year of publication.
Our hope and vision is that The Scripps Voice, in print and online, will serve the Scripps College community as a public forum for student expression, be it in written, video, image, or commenting form. Additionally, we want to be a news resource to the community, that provides accurate and relevant reporting about important events and issues on campus. In allowing students to voice their opinions through whatever media desired, we hope a larger community can assemble that can learn and interact with the unique type of feminist discourse that can be found at a Women's College in the 21st century.
THE SCRIPPS VOICE AS A SAFE SPACE
It is in this spirit that we moderate the content and the comments on this website. We strive to make this website and our publication a safe space for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability, nationality, religion, etc. Comments or content that attacks or erases the experiences of marginalized groups, or is explicitly hostile to these groups will be removed. We also encourage readers to alert us if something is offensive.
The Scripps Voice will publish letters to the editors under 350 words submitted no later than the Saturday before publication. TSV reserves the right to publish longer letters, as well as to withhold publication of letters at its complete discretion. We will not publish anonymous letters, letters containing profanity, personal attacks, or factual inaccuracies. Letters may be signed by a maximum of 3 (three) persons. All letters submitted become the property of TSV. (Adapted from The Student Life's guidelines).