The first edition of a newspaper called
The Parthenon appeared in November
1898, making it one of the oldest university newspapers in the country. A news magazine by
another name predated it. The Parthenon is published Monday through Friday during the regular academic year, and on Thursdays in the summer. It is produced by student editors who are
responsible for the news and editorial content. The paper consistently wins awards in competition
with professional journalists and other university programs. The editor and managing editor are chosen by a media committee and they then choose their sixmember staff to serve as online, news, wire, sports, life and photo editors. During the regular academic year, most of the stories printed in the paper are written by students taking reporting classes thus earning students the clippings to build a professional portfolio for internships and job interviews. Nonjournalism students participate by writing columns, reviews and letters to the editor, or by serving as a staff editor if they have the necessary experience.