Nothing published either as an editorial or as a letter to an editor should be considered the opinion of the school, the administration, or anyone other than its author or authors.
A Prep News editorial is the opinion of all six editors on a particular topic.
A commentary or column is an opinion of one member of the Prep News staff, not of the Prep News itself.
A perspective or notebook, like a commentary, is the opinion of one person, often a Prep News staff member.
Unlike a commentary, such a piece is often intended primarily to convey a personal experience rather than to provide a viewpoint on an issue. Unlike a letter, such pieces are usually developed at the request of, and sometimes under the guidance of, the Prep News editors.
Every member of the SLUH community is welcomed and encouraged to submit a letter to the editors. Every letter received by the editors will be read and given consideration. All letters must be signed, but the author’s name may be withheld from publication by request and at the discretion of the editors.
The Prep News editors reserve the right to edit any submissions for publication in order to meet grammatical standards, but they will not skew the author’s original intent. Also, the editors reserve the right to withhold from publication any submission if it is deemed vulgar, tasteless, or otherwise inappropriate. Authors should be available for the editorto contact them before publication to address matters of concern.
All authors wishing to have letters published must submit them by 4:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the letter is to be published.