By Jessica Berget, Editor-in-Chief
In case you haven’t heard or completely missed all the news and events this week, Douglas College is celebrating their fiftieth year as an educational institution. With this, we celebrate another important milestone that comes this 2020, and that is the forty-fourth anniversary of your very own Other Press newspaper.
That’s right, the weekly paper you’ve all grown to love is celebrating more than 40 years of being the choice student newspaper here at the college. Established in 1976, the Other Press has had many changes over the years. New faces and new ideas, but more importantly, we had a rich rivalry with the already established paper from 1970, The Pinion. The story of how the Other Press trumped The Pinion has been passed down with every new generation of the paper, and now it’s my turn to partake in this story telling tradition.
When the Other Press made its debut at Douglas, there was already a paper established there. However, a group of students who were unhappy with how the other paper was being run and distributed (about once or twice a semester) and decided to take things into their own hands. Equipped with The Pinion’s production equipment, and permission from the Editor-in-Chief, these rebellious students pulled an all-nighter and pooled their money to print what would become the very first issue of the Other Press… and the rest is history.