The Echo


The Echo student-run newspaper was first published in 1942, just a short time after Warren Wilson Vocational Junior College began admitting women. The publication was renamed The Talon in 1976 and later renamed the Common Tongue in 1989. In early 2000, it reverted back to The Echo until December 2016, when the College decided to stop running it due to a lack of funding. On November 16, 2020, a new chapter of The Echo begins. 

We strive to remain true to the facts, to our community’s ideals and to our mission.
We believe that our mission is to:

  • Inform the community of current news and events in a manner that is timely, fair, professional and factual
  • Facilitate a variety of voices and perspectives in an effort to be more inclusive 
  • Craft our writing, videos and photos with awareness, intention and respect for diversity
  • Strive to localize global stories that impact our community and our world
  • Promote dialogue between The Echo and the Warren Wilson College community to better serve our readership
  • Constantly pursue greater education in journalism and media literacy

Contact The Echo

[email protected]

Letters to the Editor

The Echo encourages readers to respond to issues raised in our pages via letters to the editor. Letters can be submitted to [email protected] by 3 p.m. on the Sunday before publication (Wednesdays) and should not exceed 300 words. Letters that do not meet the deadline or word limit will be considered on a space-available basis. Anonymous letters will not be accepted. By submitting a letter, you give permission to reproduce your letter in any format. The Echo reserves the right of editorial review of all submissions.

Comment Policy

The Echo intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. We ask that you refrain from the use of foul language, personal attacks, derogatory remarks or comments that might be interpreted as libelous. We reserve the right to delete comments that do not align with our standards. For more on our commenting policy, click here.  

The Echo will not accept:  

  • Bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Threats/personal attacks
  • Derogatory remarks
  • Comments that violate a person’s privacy 
  • Spam or irrelevant remarks (including advertisements, promotional material, and gibberish) 

Comments are reviewed to ensure that they meet these standards. The Echo does not allow anonymous comments and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. Comments posted by impersonators will be deleted. We reserve the right to turn off comments for stories.

Decency Policy

The Echo newspaper understands the changing concepts of decency in our world. The connotations of language shift over time. However, we aim to avoid profanities, obscenities and lewd language unless essential to a story. To expand, if changing the language in a story causes a loss in meaning, then the editorial board will use their discretion in allowing obscenities on a case-by-case basis.

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