Welcome to the fall edition of the Fairhaven Free Press. We have a number of stories that cover local, national and international topics. For example, the story about the proposed coal terminal explores the controversy the project has caused in Whatcom County and beyond. In the middle of the paper, you’ll find a photo essay about Occupy Bellingham, which shows a local perspective of an international movement.
On a national level, we have an article about threats to the equality of our public education system and how Alabama’s new immigration law affects student enrollment. Another story analyzes the state of the U.S. economy and some of the causes that led to the current recession.
This issue also includes an article about the dwindling salmon population in Alaska and, of course, the fourth installment of the serial story that began last fall.
We are also delighted to publish two submissions. One student provided photos from his sailing adventure up the west coast and another student submitted a story about a humane chicken slaughter workshop. We hope you enjoy this edition of the Fairhaven Free Press and we’ll be back in 2012.
Kyler Barton and Abigail George
Are you interested in joining the Fairhaven Free Press? There is an opportunity for interested students to join the Free Press staff this winter. The paper is the product of a group-oriented independent study project (ISP) for credit, but is open to everyone as an Associated Students club. Students involved with the Free Press can contribute written content, art and multimedia works. Everyone participates in editing and in the final layout and design of the paper. The Fairhaven Free Press is printed and distributed during dead week every fall, winter and spring quarter. Students interested in a Free Press ISP should contact the faculty adviser Dan Larner at: email@example.com.
Have you written an article you want published? Do you want to share a paper you wrote for a class with the greater Western community? Submissions to the Fairhaven Free Press are encouraged. If you have any articles, stories, art or photos you would like to have published, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all submissions may be published, but all will be considered. The Free Press reserves the right to edit submissions for brevity, clarity and content. Submissions reflect the opinions of the author, not necessarily the views of the Fairhaven Free Press or staff members.