The Advocate


The Advocate is compiled and managed solely by full- and part-time students. It is not censored.


The Advocate was founded in 1930 as The Panther Cub. The newspaper’s first editors introduced it as “a chronicler of college news.”

In 1958 it was renamed The Panther, and in 1974, it became The Advocate.


We welcome letters from readers. They should be typed, double-spaced and include the writer’s name, phone number and campus affiliation. We reserve the right to edit all letters.

Written complaints or concerns should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Mariam Bangurah through her university email, [email protected]. New office location to be determined.


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