Whether you love to write, edit, take pictures, draw cartoons or work with multimedia and video, Freshmen Press is the program that allows you to explore the multifaceted and rapidly evolving world of college journalism. It doesn’t matter if you were the editor-in-chief of your high school paper or if you have never lifted up a copy of the New York Times, this is your opportunity to learn what it’s like to be part of the media.
Freshmen Press is an opportunity for new first-year students to become a part of the niche student journalist community, bond with other incoming classmates, and explore both the campus and the larger St. Louis area before the influx of students and programming at fall orientation. Student Life is one of the oldest college newspapers in the country and has been named one of the nation’s top student papers by the Associated Collegiate Press, in addition to being the recipient of numerous Pacemakers and Missouri College Media Awards (MCMAs). First-year students will interact with students who currently write for the paper, as well as alumni who work as professional journalists.
Activities in the past have included a tour of Busch Stadium, a trip to the St. Louis City Museum, competitions against other programs and jaunts to the Delmar Loop for dinner.
Student Life is the primary source undergraduates seek out to discover everything happening at WashU. It is printed every Monday and Thursday, with special issues for convocation, commencement, Valentine’s Day and April Fools’ Day.