The Simmons Voice

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The Simmons Voice is the student-run newspaper of Simmons University in Boston, MA. The Voice first started in 1922 and continues to serve the Simmons community to this day.

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From the Simmons University Archives,

“In conjunction with the Student Government Association, The Simmons News was established in 1923. In the early years, the newspaper staff consisted of five to six students. However, staff for the paper increased dramatically by 1937, when there were seventy students involved in the newspaper’s publication. Students worked as editors, art editors, in advertisement sales, and as reporters. It was not until the fifth issue, published in November of 1923, that the newspaper was named The Simmons News.

Over the years and through multiple name changes, the now titled The Simmons Voice has included everything from the latest marriage announcements to lists of new books in the library. The College newspaper has always acted as a conduit for Simmons students to discuss College affairs, as well as political and social issues. During WWII, The Simmons News encouraged war stamp sales and blood donations, and the paper advertised local protests during the Vietnam War. The paper also served as a medium of expression for the Dean, President, and Faculty members to respond to student concerns without controlling the paper. In fact, at the time of its creation, The Simmons News was one of the few college weeklies in the country which was not under the control of either faculty or administration.”

1923 advertisement soliciting name suggestions for the new Simmons College newspaper. Courtesy of the Simmons University Archives. 

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