Student Life
"The independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis since 1878"
The Danforth University Center, which houses Student Life offices
TypeBiweekly college newspaper
Format21" print, web
SchoolWashington University in St. Louis
Owner(s)Washington University Student Media, Inc.
EditorEmma Baker
Headquarters1 Brookings Drive #1039 St. Louis, MO 63130
CirculationPrint: 6,000 / Web: 200,000 per month

Student Life (StudLife) is the independent student-run newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis. It was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1999. It is published by the Washington University Student Media, Inc.[1] and is not subject to the approval of the University administration, thus making it an independent student voice.[2]

It is published regularly every Monday and Thursday. Special issues include orientation and commencement issues, an April Fool's Day issue (called Student Libel); and a Valentine's Day issue centered on sex (called Student Love).[3] It has won multiple National Pacemaker Awards, recognizing the best college newspapers in the country, most recently in 2011.

It is an affiliate of UWIRE,[4] which distributes and promotes its content to their network.





  1. ^ "About Student Life". Student Life. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. Student Life, one of the nation’s oldest college newspapers, was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1999. Published by Washington University Student Media, Inc., a Missouri non-profit corporation, Student Life publishes two days per week (Monday and Thursday) during the academic year and posts updates online throughout the day at ~. Washington University Student Media, Inc. is managed by a board of directors including prominent Student Life alumni from across the country, as well as WU students and faculty.
  2. ^ a b c d e Schoenherr, Neil (7 February 2003). "Student Life celebrates 125 years of publishing". Newsroom archives. Washington University in St. Louis. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2014. In 1999, Student Life became independent from the University and is now published by Washington University Student Media Inc. Its board of directors includes former Student Life staff members such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Ken Cooper, The Boston Globe's national editor, and Jeff Lean, investigative editor at The Washington Post. Former Student Life staff members also include Michael Isikoff, the Newsweek correspondent who broke the Monica Lewinsky story; cartoonist Mike Peters, winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning and creator of "Mother Goose & Grimm"; and many other prominent journalists and leaders in other professions.
  3. ^ Student life archives, 12 February 2018
  4. ^ "UWire Affiliates". UWire. Retrieved 14 August 2014. The UWIRE campus media network consists of the following outlets. ~. Washington U.-St. Louis — The Student Life
  5. ^ "ACP - 2000 Newspaper Pacemaker Winners".
  6. ^ "Student Life wins American Collegiate Press award - The Source - Washington University in St. Louis". The Source. 10 November 2005.
  7. ^ "ACP - 2009 Newspaper Pacemaker Winners".
  8. ^ "ACP - 2011 Newspaper Pacemaker Winners".
  9. ^ "ACP - 2011 Online Pacemaker Winners".
  10. ^ "Missouri Press Association - Contests". 2 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Student Life wins 23 Missouri college newspaper awards".
  12. ^ "Student Life wins 18 Missouri college newspaper awards".
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  14. ^ a b "A slice of student life - The Source - Washington University in St. Louis". The Source. 15 October 2018.
  15. ^ Editor, Student Life Online Team: Sam Guzik, Director of New Media; Scott Bressler, Online Initiatives Editor; David Seigle, Online Staff; Evan Wiskup, Managing. "Student Life names Kliff 2006-2007 editor in chief".CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  16. ^ "'Student Life' alumni celebrate 140 years - The Source - Washington University in St. Louis". The Source. 15 October 2018.
  17. ^ Messenger, David (February 22, 2010). "Gaertner named editor in chief for '10-'11 year". Student Life.