Welcome to the Alpha collection.
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First published in 1967, Florida Junior College’s first monthly student newspaper, Alpha, was organized as a club and financed through the student activities fund. Sponsored by faculty member Jack Wilson, Alpha ’68 ran under the editorial direction of Mike Brannen and Alpha ’69 under Larry Burris, whose editorial tenure was interrupted when he was drafted into the Vietnam War after dropping a class. Burris’s assistant editor, Doug Sease, went on to write for the Jacksonville Journal before going on to a career at the Wall Street Journal that lasted almost thirty years. By August of 1968, Alpha was struggling to find sufficient staff to publish, and it ceased publication shortly thereafter. It was replaced briefly by another student newspaper, Orionis, which published through 1972. The College did not have another newspaper until The Campus Voice was founded in January 1987.
This collection represents only a handful of the total issues published by Alpha between 1967 and 1969. If you have information regarding existing copies of issues not represented here, or about the history of this publication, please contact Jennifer Grey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha was written and edited by students of Florida State College at Jacksonville (Florida Junior College) and they are solely responsible for its editorial policy and content. The views, information, or opinions expressed are solely those of individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the views of other students, staff members, faculty, or administration of Florida State College at Jacksonville. FSCJ is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in this publication.