The Washtenaw Voice is produced every other week by students of Washtenaw Community College. Editorial responsibility lies with the students. The views here are not endorsed or approved by the faculty, administration or Board of Trustees of WCC.

Student publications are important in establishing and maintaining an atmosphere of free and responsible discussion and in bringing matters of concern and importance to the attention of the campus community. Voice students strive for balance, fairness and integrity in their coverage of issues and events.

Come see us

Students interested in writing and reporting, in photography, graphic design, marketing and advertising, video and related disciplines are always welcomed.

Students interested in contributing may stop by the newsroom in the Technical Industrial Building (TI-106). There’s a team meeting every Monday at 5:15 p.m. Other office hours are posted.

For advertising, please call 734-973-3662 or email wcc.voice.advertising@gmail.com.

2017-18 Voice team

Brittany DekorteBritanny Dekorte
Editor

Major: Journalism

About Yourself: I grew up in Holland, Michigan, and originally moved to Ypsilanti to study health care, but fell in love with writing. Besides writing, I love listening to NPR, reading, and gaming.

Why are you at The Voice? To get real experience with journalistic writing.

 

Suni Jo RobertsSuni Jo Roberts
Deputy editor

Major: Journalism

About yourself: I have a vast and diverse set of interests. This coupled with a tendency towards indecision will ensure I’ll keep listening and learning far into the future.

Why are you at the Voice? To take advantage of the opportunity to write and to share my ideas with an audience.

 

Haily HastingsHaily Hastings
Digital editor

Major: Web Development

About Yourself: I am a huge nerd. I love everything that has to do with video games, cartoons, and comics. Some hobbies of mine are drawing and painting. I have a love for learning and trying new things. Everything is an adventure for me.

Why are you at The Voice? I wanted to get hands-on experience with managing a website and take the opportunity to use my web coding skills.

 

Dorothy GaciochDorothy Gacioch
Graphic designer

Major: Graphic Design

About Yourself: Eat, sleep, hustle, design, repeat. Currently, I am a graphic designer for the city of Ferndale, freelance graphic designer. I am happiest being creative, and am having the time of my life! In my musical life, I’d say I have a double major in jazz and blues.

Why are you at The Voice? I am very passionate about art and design, and jumped at the opportunity to gain new skills and development in the field while working alongside a super fun and inspiring student team!

Natalie AllingerNatalie Jarvie
Graphic designer

Major: Graphic Design

About Yourself: I was homeschooled with my brother for almost all of my school years.  I’m almost always smiling and laughing.  I love to play Skyrim, draw anime characters, and tell silly jokes.

Why are you at The Voice? to become a better graphic designer.

 

Andrei Pop
Photo editor

Major: Photographic Technology

About Yourself: I am lucky enough where photography has become more than just a hobby but a passion where I can study it full time! On my free time, I like to read comic books, watch movies, play video games, study history and play with my cat “Beans.”

Why are you at The Voice? Photojournalism has always been an interest of mine and I hope that by being a part of the Voice team it will help me be a better photographer and understand the newspaper industry a little more.

 

Becky Gordon
Staff writer

Major: Journalism

About Yourself: I’m a bookworm who searches for any excuse to read. In that search, writing as work was an obvious choice that snuck up on me all the same. I’m a news analyst at a public relations firm in Ann Arbor while trying to finish my degree at WCC.

Why are you at The Voice? Because the experience and real-world knowledge I gain here will be absolutely invaluable after I graduate.

 

Ala Kaymaram
Staff writer

Major: Liberal Arts transfer

About Yourself: I love learning and stepping out of my comfort zone to broaden my intellectual horizon. I enjoy reading to learn about others and writing to discover myself. Biking is also one of my favorite activities which helps me unwind.

Why are you at The Voice? My passion for writing and desire to bring about positive changes on campus were the main reasons I came to the Voice.

 


Freelance contributions to The Voice

The Washtenaw Voice welcomes freelance contributions from student writers, photographers and artist/graphic designers.

We’re looking for students who want to make a difference in their campus community. We strive to operate like a professional publication where all students can hone their skills. Contributors earn a fee per assignment.

So how do you get started? Come see us in room 106 of the Technical-Industrial building (TI-106). We’ll want to know about your experience and your interests. Please bring samples of any relevant writing, photography or design work.

Remember, a news publication aims to meet the interests of readers. While we all have personal interests, this is the place for news and feature stories of broad interest and relevance to the campus community.

If this sounds good to you, contact us at thewashtenawvoice@gmail.com.

There’s a team meeting every Monday at 5 p.m. Our adviser is in the office most afternoons. The editors’ office hours are posted outside TI-106.


Letters and guest columns

The Voice welcomes letters from readers. Letters should be a maximum of 400 words and include the author’s name. A phone number and email address are required so letters can be verified before publication.


News tips and corrections

The student news team aims to practice the careful journalism that will minimize errors. The Voice is committed to correcting any errors of fact that may occur. Readers may contact the team at about any error at 734-677-5405 or thewashtenawvoice@gmail.com.

Readers are also invited to pass along story ideas and news tips by contacting the team at 734-677-5405 or thewashtenawvoice@gmail.com. Or come see us in TI-106.

First copy’s free

A print copy of each edition of The Washtenaw Voice is free to everyone. Additional copies are available at The Voice newsroom, TI-106, for 25 cents each.