The Student Life, the oldest college newspaper in Southern California, is student-written and managed. It is published weekly by the students of the Claremont Colleges. In addition, TSL publishes online content throughout the week on a rolling basis.
Letters to the Editor can be submitted by mail, e-mail, or in person at Walker Hall room 101 at Pomona College. TSL will publish letters under 400 words (although when an issue is particularly salient, we reserve the right to allow letters to run at a longer length) submitted by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday of the week of publication. We will not accept anonymous letters, letters containing profanity, or letters making personal attacks, and we reserve the right to edit spelling, punctuation, and serious grammatical errors. Letters may be signed by a maximum of three persons. All letters become the property of TSL.
TSL is dedicated to providing a platform for free expression, from informing the Claremont community on the issues that matter most to publishing guest editorials. Our online comment section is a vital component of that platform. With that in mind, all comments are screened before they appear on our website. This means comments may not appear immediately after submission, especially if they’re posted outside of regular business hours or on weekends or holidays. Comments will be approved if they meet the following guidelines:
1) Comments should be relevant and civil. They may attack ideas but not people. They should add to the discourse and not intentionally mislead other readers.
2) Comments that encourage discrimination based on race, class, religion, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or other identities will not be tolerated. Neither will comments that contain private or personal information, commercial promotion, profanity, obscenity, libel, or defamation.
One thing to note: since moderation is done by people, not algorithms, and is kept entirely in-house, comments may not appear immediately after submission, especially if they’re made outside of normal business hours.
If you believe we have erred or would like to talk about these guidelines, you can contact us anytime at email@example.com.