Calling all students: We want to publish you!

We want your ideas, your creative energy, your soul - for our new Student Voices column. Sharpen those pencils.
Got ideas?

Got ideas? Credit: Ed Uthman

Are you a student in the Pacific Northwest? We want to pick your brain.

Crosscut is launching a new project called the Student Voice, because we believe students in our community are brimming with creative ideas that need to be heard - and shared.

Every Wednesday, we’ll pose a “Question of the Week” on and social media and in our Student Voice mailing list. (Sign up here.) All you students out there, from high school on up, are invited to respond. (Just two paragraphs, please.) Our editorial team will review your submissions, select the best ones (most creative, insightful, well-written, funny is always good, etc.) and publish them on

The first Question of the Week is: What issue isn't getting enough coverage in the news? Why is this issue important? Submit your fabulous answer here.

We’re excited about sharing more student voices, insights and perspectives with Crosscut readers. We hope this is the beginning of a broader and more inclusive community conversation about the issues that are important to all of us.

We can’t wait to hear what you have to say.


Kate Harloe is a Crosscut editorial intern and a recent college graduate from upstate NY. A full-fledged Seattleite now, Kate's love for writing, politics and the Pacific Northwest have brought her to Crosscut. When not in the office, she can be found hiking in the mountains and/or eating awesome food.

Lindsey Trimmer is a junior at the University of Washington majoring in Political Science and the Comparative History of Ideas. She is intrigued by the correlation between the environment and social issues.

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Posted Thu, Jul 10, 4:36 p.m. Inappropriate

In short: Crosscut seeks free material. Maybe you can write about low wages or unpaid internships.


Posted Fri, Jul 11, 10:21 a.m. Inappropriate

"Crosscut is launching a new project called the Student Voice".... work for free! See the future of journalism from your own home basement. Get real life experience being exploited (just read the comments from the writers at when the site got bought out for a taste of what you'll get too!)


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