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New Student Newspaper Debuts
On UW-Eau Claire Campus

 MAILED:  Nov. 4, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — Beginning last week, students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire found they had another student newspaper on campus to help keep them informed or allow them to voice their opinions.

The first issue of The Flip Side, which its editors bill as an alternative media outlet on the UW-Eau Claire campus, came out Oct. 29. The editors plan to publish every two weeks on Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters.

Senior Jeremy Gragert, a history education major from Stillwater, Minn., and one of the founders and managing editor of The Flip Side, said the paper will seek to challenge the mainstream press, report news from all perspectives, and present a full range of opinions about society and politics.

“The Flip Side will welcome the views, writing and involvement of all students,” said Gragert. “Serving as a forum for debate on local, national and international issues, it will promote participatory democracy and free speech.”

The first issue of The Flip Side invited students to submit articles on any subject or become involved in the production of the paper, which is affiliated with the Progressive Students Association. Robert Nowlan, associate professor of English, will serve as the paper’s faculty adviser.

Other members of the staff of The Flip Side include founder and chief editor Brian Vander Kamp, a sophomore English major from Abbotsford; founder and editor Andrew Werthmann, a sophomore political science major from Osceola; assistant editors Hannah Lott, a freshman from Madison, and Phil Kolas, a freshman philosophy major from Albert Lea, Minn.; and Web site wizards Matthew White, a sophomore English/creative writing major from Cottage Grove, Minn., and Jeremy Behreandt, a freshman English/creative writing major from Butternut.

In addition, for the first issue, Nathan (Monty) Rohde, a sophomore art/graphic design major from Beaver Dam, handled layout, and Justin Grief, a sophomore political science major from Menomonee Falls, handled promotion. Mikel Szyman, a sophomore from Eau Claire, and Brandon Buchanan, a junior political science and economics major from San Antonio, Texas, will handle advertising in the future.

The next issue of The Flip Side is scheduled to come Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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Updated: November 4, 2003