About The Collegian opinion desk

Jayla Hodge

Editor’s note: As part of a media transparency initiative, on Aug. 20, 2018, The Collegian spent the first day of publishing of the year telling our readers about us. You can read more about the people behind our publication in the Editor’s Blog.

The Collegian opinion desk focuses on creating a tolerant environment for different minds and writers to share and discusses their opinions.


The past year has been a very influential for the desk, growing to include 12 writers, all with different views, ideologies, and backgrounds. 

The opinion section has very unique and inclusive desk culture. Not only is the desk fun and enjoyable, the team works together and exchanges ideas in a respectfully and productive manner.

Other than columns, the opinion section is also responsible for satire pieces and letters to the editor. The desk is dedicated to writing opinions in a factual, rhetorical and efficient manner through a variety of writing styles.

The goal of the desk is to become more interactive with the community and represent a diverse amount of opinions held by the community and student body. Readers are encouraged to send their opinions and responses to letters@collegian.com.

Collegian Opinion Editor Jayla Hodge can be reached at letters@collegian.com or on Twitter @Jaylahodge.