Welcome back, Huskies!

After a long and confusing period, the Tacoma campus has reopened for in-person learning.

As the Editor-in-Chief of the on campus newspaper, The Ledger, it is my joy and pleasure to finally be able to say welcome back to campus! We know it has been such a long time since we’ve seen your faces but we’re so happy you’re back. 

Along with the changes to how we learned in the last year or so, there have been several changes made to the campus. From Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) moving locations to a whole new building rising from the old Cragel lot, it is likely the campus will look a little bit different this year. That may sound daunting at first but that is exactly why we’re here. 

Here at The Ledger, we strive to keep you in the know of all things happening on campus, in Tacoma, and on a tri-campus level with our sister campuses in Seattle and Bothell. 

Every Monday, a new issue of The Ledger will be available to you, free of charge. Papers can be found throughout campus on the newspaper stands usually by the entrance of a building, but we will also be sending out a newsletter every Monday as well. Aside from holidays and troublesome weather, The Ledger is sure to keep you updated on all changes every week, especially pertaining to the pandemic.

There is a vast amount of creative talent that goes into our newspaper. We have three main writing sections that provide you with information on what is going on in the world. First, we have news. Our news reporters are the ones who bring up factual information of not only the happenings around the campus, but also around the sound in general.

This is where you will find information about events on campus like town hall meetings or RSO events. They also may feature a faculty/staff member spotlight or two to advertise some of the talented professors on our campus. 

Our second section is our opinion section. This is the section where our writers get to use their voice and give their opinions on issues that can range from local to global. From smaller, more lifestyle based pieces like study tips to controversial global issues like the pandemic, these articles are always an iterating read. 

Our final section is arts and entertainment, more commonly known as A&E. These are the writers that give a little dash of creativity to our paper. They feature various artistic and fun pieces from film reviews to best local places to eat. If you’re looking for just some fun things to do around Tacoma, this is the section for you. While we do not have a designated sports columnist this year, we will do our best to keep you up to date with our Husky athletics. 

Our Ledger office is located in MAT 151, right next to the Dawg Den in the Mattress Factory. Writers, Editors, and Designers have office hours through the week and are happy to chat with you about anything you may need. If you’re a part of an RSO, and have an event you want us to share or you know of a story you think we should cover, let us know! We are generally reachable and always happy to help.