Welcome letter from our new Editor in Chief and Managing Editor

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year Huskies!  

The Ledger team is honored to offer you a warm welcome to the wonderful UW Tacoma! Whether you are a new or returning student, we are incredibly excited to have you as a part of this vibrant and growing campus community. The Ledger is UWT’s one and only student-run news publication, here to help keep students and faculty informed about events, resources and prominent issues affecting our student body.  

Three and a half years after the pandemic started, we are still recovering from the effects of it, but something about this year feels different. There’s a change in the air on campus, one that signifies a readiness, a craving for in-person community. The last couple years were a time of slowly rebuilding, dipping our toes in the water, relearning how to navigate social interactions and events. This year, it seems we’re ready to dive right in, and we hope you will join us!  

Here at the Ledger, one of our goals is to do everything we can to help foster a safe return to in-person community. From covering upcoming school and local events and COVID updates, to connecting students to the resources and organizations that fit their wants and needs, we hope that we can contribute to our student body having a successful and fulfilling time at UWT.  

One way we hope to achieve this is by using our platform to uplift student voices. Our reporters are dedicated to finding the issues that are important to students and interviewing them about their experiences. Through a partnership with ASUWT, we are aiming to find more avenues to capture the unique voices of our student body. 

This new partnership will also help us keep our community informed of what is going on behind the scenes at UWT. As journalists, we believe everyone has the right to understand the issues that affect their daily lives. We hope that we can help provide a path to a more informed and involved campus community through our work. 

Keep an eye out for our weekly issues every Monday in your inbox and at As always, we are happy to receive your questions, feedback and article suggestions through our website and social media. We cannot wait to see what the 2023-2024 school year has in store for this community, and we hope you’re excited too!  


Steph Caronna, Editor in Chief 

Karla Pastrana, Managing Editor