All content from the newspaper can be found on The Phoenix website indefinitely, but will be removed from search engines 365 days after initial publication. The Phoenix does not publish the names of students who receive police citations, although it does reserve the right to publish the names of any students who are arrested by the police. The content available on the website will accurately and fully reflect the content published in a given week’s issue. Those students whose records are expunged by court order and who would like the content on The Phoenix’s website to accordingly reflect such developments should directly contact the editor in chief. The Phoenix staff recognizes that the newspaper’s audience is a small campus community; therefore, reporters and editors continue to strive for a balance between reporting events in a factual manner and respecting the privacy of community members.
Given The Phoenix’s status as a community newspaper, and given the fact that it is staffed completely by students, students are urged to respect the boundaries of business and personal life in dealing with concerns about the paper or its content. Members of The Phoenix are deeply committed to maintaining open dialogue with students in a healthy and appropriate context. Thus, any threats or harassment of Phoenix staff will duly be considered serious. Such actions will be consequently referred to local law enforcement and will be dealt with as necessary.
Staff editorials reflect the opinion of a majority of the editorial board. The members of that board can be found in the masthead or About Us page. They are section editors, and assistant editors, the first page editor, and all senior editors. Copy editors are not involved in the process of producing a staff editorial (they copy edit it for grammar and spelling, of course).
The Phoenix does not print trigger warnings, though exceedingly graphic content will be marked as such. Newspapers cannot be held responsible for the emotional impact of the stories they publish.
Letters and op-eds
Letters and opinion pieces represent the views of their writers and not those of the Phoenix staff or Editorial Board. The Phoenix reserves the right to edit all pieces submitted for print publication for content, length and clarity. The Phoenix also reserves the right to withhold any letters or op-eds from publication.
Letters, opinion pieces and online comments represent the views of their writers and not those of The Phoenix staff or Editorial Board. The Phoenix reserves the right to edit all pieces submitted for print publication for content, length and clarity. The Phoenix also reserves the right to withhold any letters, op-eds or comments from publication.
Comments posted online must be signed with a full name and email address, otherwise they will rejected regardless of the content. All letters and op-eds must be signed and should include the writer’s full name.
Letters may be signed by a maximum of five individuals. Op-eds may be signed by a maximum of two individuals. The Phoenix will not accept pieces exclusively attributed to groups, although individual writers may request that their group affiliation be included.
While The Phoenix does not accept anonymous submissions, letters and op-eds may be published without the writer’s name in exceptional circumstances and at the sole discretion of the Editorial Board.
Please submit letters and report corrections to:
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Letters, corrections and news tips may also be submitted online to the paper here.
The Phoenix encourages the discussion of stories in our publication on our website as well as in Letters to the Editor. We do ask, however, that in commenting on stories on our website you follow a few guidelines to keep the discussion courteous.
While we approve most comments, we moderate all comments posted on our website to verify that they are not:
- A personal attack
- Unrelated to the story
- Otherwise inappropriate
We do not edit comments before publishing them, and will generally not do so upon request after publication either.
You must provide your full name and email address when posting a comment directly to an article. Your email address will not be made public; we merely ask for it so that we may contact you to follow up on your posting if the need arises.