History and Purpose
The Banner is the official, student-run newspaper of The College of Staten Island; a four-year higher education institution part of the CUNY system of colleges. The Banner has been providing students with campus and Staten Island news since 1993. The Banner covers a variety of topics pertaining to the five boroughs and New York state and strives to deliver a comprehensive ‘student’ perspective on everything from urban culture to political movements. The Banner is entirely run by undergraduate students; all business management is also conducted mainly through undergraduate student members of The Banner publication in junction with the CSI Association.
The Banner Newspaper is funded by the College of Staten Island via a nonprofit corporation, the CSI Association, Inc. Student activity fees allocated through the Publications Board of the Association directly fund The Banner. The Banner retains editorial independence from the College of Staten Island, and does not represent the views or opinions of administrators at the College of Staten Island.
How To Join
The Banner publishes bi-weekly – distributing to all buildings on the College of Staten Island campus – and publishes daily online.
The Banner holds weekly ‘pitch’ meetings at its office located at 1C-228 every Thursday at 2:30 PM. If you wish to talk to an editor before attending a meeting, email the Banner at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the office to check editor availability times.