The Pathfinder - Student Newspaper

Become a writer or photographer for campus' student-published newspaper, covering campus news and representing student views on local, regional, and national issues. 

The Pathfinder is a student-run newspaper that strives to report on campus/student-related activities accurately and responsibly by:

  • Providing fair and sufficient information to allow readers to make informed decisions.
  • Serving as a forum for public debate and encourage dialogue among readers.
  • Providing news analysis of complex issues to aid in interpretation. 
  • Educating readers about the roles of education, democracy, and free speech in a civil society.

Students write, edit, and layout seventeen issues of the student newspaper as well as submit various news articles to local community newspapers. Students will develop their writing abilities and editing skills by creating several articles.

The views expressed in articles, commentaries, and letters are those of the individual authors, and not necessarily the view of The Pathfinder staff.  Responsibility for the content of The Pathfinder is not assigned to nor assumed by the publication's advisor or any employee of Lewis-Clark State College.

We're Looking for Student Staffers!

Join us for our Pathfinder meetings Tuesdays at 3:00pm in SUB/CSL 219.

Complete the interest form for more information.

Writers for the Pathfinder are paid per-word.

  • 1-500 Words: $15.00
  • 501-999 words: $20.00
  • 1,000+ words: $30.00

Students can submit original photos with or without an article. All originally published pictures are required to be accompanied with a caption

  • Originally Published Photos: $3.00 each

Like to draw and have a sense of humor?

Original Comic Strips: $7.00 each

Pathfinder Mobile App

Get news in the palm of your hand.

The Pathfinder can now be accessed by searching for the "College News Source" App in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Once you download the College News Source App, open the app and start by searching “Pathfinder” or “Lewis-Clark State College" (with hyphen). You will receive push notifications for important events, such as the Career Fair, and updates when stories are published to the site.

Share Your Ideas

Everyone is invited to visit and share comments and ideas.

To reach the newspaper office for advertising information or story ideas visit you can make an appointment to meet with the editor or any staff member, by directly emailing the Pathfinder.

Contact Information

The Pathfinder

Student Union Building/Center For Student Leadership 228

500 8th Avenue

Lewiston, Idaho 83501