The Whit is Rowan University’s school newspaper, and for years I’ve found it to be an excellent source of news, both local and national. Most of the writers are students that are destined for future careers in journalism, but even though they’re not starting their professional careers yet, I’ve always found the articles to be extremely well-written and interesting.
The Whit covers a variety of topics, from local news, to sports, to arts and entertainment, to special feature articles. While I could get my news from any other local newspaper, I always read The Whit because it’s written from the perspective of college students. While some of the articles are about national politics and other big issues, many of the articles are specifically about events and organizations at Rowan. There are updates on the Rowan sports teams, articles about events sponsored by on-campus organizations, and interviews with both students and professors. The Whit also keeps Rowan students up to date on changes at the school, ranging from new campus restaurant options, to campus construction projects, and important decisions made by the faculty and the student government association.
I’m also rather fond of doing the crossword puzzle (though I’m AWFUL at Sudoku…)
I highly recommend checking out The Whit, especially if you’re interested in applying to Rowan. Since The Whit is available online, you can check it out without having to pick up a copy on campus. It can be a great way to get a feeling for what campus life is like, and learn about some of the on-campus events going on each week.
The Whit is also free to everyone at Rowan, and can be found each week in buildings all across campus.