About The Western Sun

The Western Sun is the student newspaper of Golden West College. Founded in 1966 as the Branding Iron, it is an award-winning publication featuring coverage of news, opinion, entertainment and sports for the college community. It’s published on alternate Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters. Students and staff can pick up a free copy of The Western Sun at these locations on campus:

  • The Sun office (Fine Arts 138)
  • Across from the Cosmetology building
  • Inside the Student Center
  • In the Student Center patio
  • Next to the old Library building
  • Next to the College Bookstore
  • Outside the GWC Answer Center (formerly Admissions and Records)

The Western Sun, and its website – westernsun.us ­– is the work of journalism students at GWC enrolled in the newspaper production family of classes (Journalism 284, 285, 286 and 288). You can reach us at .

The Western Sun will publish this fall 2015 semester on these dates:

  • September 2 and 16
  • October 7 and 21
  • November 4 and 18
  • December 2