The student newspaper of Clark University

The Scarlet

The student newspaper of Clark University

The Scarlet

The student newspaper of Clark University

The Scarlet


Our Commitment: Protect and Promote the Student Voice

Established in its current form in 1939, The Scarlet is an entirely student-run newspaper covering Clark University and its campus in Worcester, Mass. As a publication, The Scarlet is intellectually and editorially independent of the University.

Our paper strives diligently to serve as both a critical and objective fact-reporting publication and as a platform for student expression at Clark. We value truth, integrity and diversity in our practices and publications. We believe that journalism is a profession built on trust. To earn and maintain that trust with our community, we commit ourselves to these values – and to the promise that we will always seek to deepen their importance in our institution.

The opinions expressed in The Scarlet do not necessarily reflect the official position of the University or its faculty or staff. The Scarlet reserves the right to refuse any submission for any reason. The Editors may alter any accepted work or retract it at a later date at their discretion. Works submitted under the name of another person or under a false name will be rejected – as will any submission advocating for or promoting hate speech, discrimination, or libel.

Where to Find Us

The Scarlet publishes weekly online and can be read in print at the University Center, Jonas Clark Hall, Goddard Library, and the Jefferson Academic Center. Pitch meetings are open to the student body and are held every Thursday at 7:30 PM in JC 104 – the Fall 2024 semester meeting time and location is tentative.


The Samuel G. Begner ’98 Endowed Fund

In memory and honor of Sam Begner, Editor-in-Chief of The Scarlet in 1997-98, friends and family established The Samuel G. Begner ’98 Endowed Fund for The Scarlet. Sam earned the Anti-Defamation League’s Bess Myerson Campus Journalism Award for rejecting an antisemitic advertisement and instead writing his own reasoning for the decision in the form of an editorial for The Scarlet.

The purpose of the fund is to support our newspaper in being able to send our Staff and Editors to conferences, workshops, and meetings for the advancement of our publication. The Scarlet is funded with money allocated in the Student Activities Fund, managed by the Clark University Undergraduate Student Council. This money is enough to finance our website, prints, and various expenses for regular operation.

Donations to the Begner Fund aid our paper in delivering the best possible reporting to our readers from the professional development of our writers, photographers, designers, and editors.

Students and alumni can give to the Begner Fund using the link below by navigating to “Give” in the upper right-hand corner of the page, then selecting “Other” and writing in “The Sam Begner Fund.”

Give to the Begner Fund