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The Stormy Petrel is Oglethorpe University's campus newspaper, established in 1919. Our mission is to provide students with relevant commentary and news. The Editor-in-Chief, Tali Schroeder, is a Communications and Rhetoric Studies and Sociology with Social Work Concentration double major.

If you have questions or comments, submit your Letter to the Editor via our Facebook page at or via email.

The Stormy Petrel welcomes contributions from all students and faculty. No experience is necessary, and there is no application process; simply email an article to tschroeder@oglethorpe.edu. We currently publish a four page issue every month, and we look forward to hearing from you. If you prefer to meet with a staff member, email us and arrange a visit.

Archives: (more coming soon!)

2010-2011 Editions

2008-2009 Editions

  • 09-05-2008 - President Schall signs Amethyst Initiative; Best of Oglethorpe 2008
  • 09-19-2008 - Faster Internet running late, on its way; Students react to Café closure, dining schedule
  • 10-03-2008 - Lazy weekends and hard-working weeknights: QuadFest, Bubbles and Brotherly Love, and Freshman Presidential Debates
  • 10-24-2008 - South wing of NoSo dedicated as Magbee Hall; Students, professors brace for economic plunge
  • 11-10-2008 - Students celebrate, adjust to presidential election results; Oglethorpe named 'College of Distinction' 2008-2009
  • 11-21-2008 - OU alumnus visits campus for drunk driving program; Meet the 2008-2009 OSA freshman class officers!
  • 12-05-2008 - Ticketing controversy dampens Boar's Head spirits; Female leaders visit OU for political roundtable
  • 01-30-2009 - OU students travel to D.C. for the Inauguration; OU placed on warning status by SACS
  • 02-16-2009 - Oglethorpe Day salutes a 'civically engaged' spirit; OU Jewish, Muslim students hope for peace on campus
  • 03-13-2009 - Student-led accreditation meeting sparks discussion; Library scheduled to temporarily cut Sunday hours
  • 04-03-2009 - Happy April Fools' Day!
  • 04-20-2009 - Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium showcases student work; Acclaimed poet Linda Bierds visits Oglethorpe
  • 05-01-2009 - Fowle exits post as VP of Business and Finance; Dr. Douglas McFarland leave OU with an imprint

2007-2008 Editions

  • 08-31-2007 - Antebellum diary returned to Oglethorpe; Phase I of the Quality Enhancement Plan begins
  • 09-21-2007 - Oglethorpe launches "new look" of campus, website; Feed America Music Foundation hosts first benefit
  • 10-19-2007 - Report: This year's freshman class more diverse; Sewage questions still unanswered
  • 11-16-2007 - Certified Wildlife Reserve Space designated at OU; Dr. Jane Davis remembered at memorial service
  • 12-7-2007 - Plans for Town Brookhaven to use Oglethorpe land; OASIS introduced in limited form for 2007-2008
  • 2-15-2008 - Faculty, trustee committee searches for new Provost; JEO brings promising students to campus
  • 3-07-2008 - Changes to schedule times creates possibilities; President Schall responds to questions about SACS
  • 4-4-2008 - Happy April Fools' Day!
  • 5-10-2008 - Congratulations Class of 2008!




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