15 Years of Mars’ Hill
Award-winning student newspaper is a forum for constructive discussion by Rachel Demian
Mars’ Hill newspaper is a voice for Trinity Western students. For 15 years it has been a platform for those wrestling with ideas and engaging in dialogue beyond the classroom. Just like the Greek mountain for which it was named, Mars’ Hill is a forum for purposeful, constructive discussion. In previous incarnations, it was called The Pioneer, The Salmon River Digest, The TWU Today, and The Today. The current manifestation of our school newspaper was founded in 1996.
Just like the Greek mountain for which it was named, Mars’ Hill is a forum for purposeful, constructive discussion.
Over the years, Mars’ Hill has made a name for itself among hundreds of North American university papers. As we hold on to the essence of our Christian mandate and push for new levels of creativity, recognition has found us. We are members of the Canadian University Press and the Associate Collegiate Press, which have both recognized Mars’ Hill as an outstanding paper amongst its peers. Mars’ Hill was a finalist for the Pacemaker Award (for excellence in student journalism) in 2006 and 2009; it won its first Pacemaker in 2008 and a second in 2010.
Today you can find Mars’ Hill at coffee shops, medical clinics, community centres, and banks all over Langley.
As the current Editor-in-Chief, I have the honour of sharing the depth of thought of TWU students. Mars’ Hill is the place for them to dream and test their creativity without the fear of failure. It has offered me endless new opportunities, supported my search for a career, and nurtured my soul. For that, I am grateful.
Rachel Demian is Editor-in-Chief, Mars’ Hill 2011/2012
Read Mars’ Hill online at marshillonline.com.
by Rachel Demian
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