To the class of ’23,

Welcome to the Gonzaga Bulletin. My name is Arcelia Martin and I am the editor-in-chief.

The Bulletin is a student-run, weekly print and online newspaper that was founded almost 100 years ago.

Every Thursday, you can pick up a fresh copy of the Bulletin on newsstands across campus. Writers and editors also pass out the latest edition on Bulldog Alley each week, usually around lunchtime. Very farm to table.

You can also always find us online, at gonzagabulletin.com, or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We, as a newspaper, are made up of 11 editors and dozens of photographers, contributors and writers, many of whom go on to accept positions as journalists in newsrooms across the country.

Our alumni have interned in national newsrooms such as the Washington Post and The Associated Press and local newsrooms like the Spokesman-Review. Others have gone on to start their own sports publication or work at The Athletic.

We’ve also been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for our writers’ and photographers’ exceptional work.

Managing editor Ian Davis-Leonard has received multiple awards for his diverse scope of reporting and spent the summer interning at his hometown newspaper, the Everett Daily Herald.

We work tirelessly to provide GU with news about its community, and how national headlines affect our students.

All of this happens in a funny little room on the fourth floor of College Hall. The walls have fading front pages from staffs past. It’s a museum — the history of GU unfolded by students before us.

If you’d like to help us share the stories of what’s happening around us, reach out. If you have a story that needs to be told, tell us – we’ll listen.

Our mission is to share the truth, to inform, to be watchdogs. We believe in voicing the diverse set of experiences at GU.

Someone asked me the other day why I do this. Truthfully, it’s because I can’t really see myself doing anything else. We are all pulled by purpose, and I’ve found mine.  

Hopefully, we’ll answer the questions you have, help you to understand why things are the way they are and introduce you to the people who are quietly causing change and need to be heard.  

Happy reading, and welcome to the Bulletin.

Arcelia Martin is the editor-in-chief. Follow her on Twitter: @arcelitamartin.

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