Voice Your Opinion

Have an opinion about something UP students care about orshould care about?  We want to hear from you!

Send your commentary (500 words maximum)  or Letter to the Editor (fewer than 250 words) to beacon@up.edu.

Please put “Opinion” in the email’s subject line, and follow the submission policy below.

We like to include an author headshot with each commentary printed, so please attach a head-and-shoulders photo of yourself, if possible. We may also arrange for a Beacon staffer to take your picture.


Letters to the Editor must not exceed 250 words. Those with longer opinions are encouraged to submit guest columns, which should not exceed 500 words. The Beacon reserves the right to edit any contributions for length or style, and/or reject them for any reason without notification. The Beacon’s receipt of a submission does not guarantee publication.

All contributions must include the writer’s address, email address and phone number for verification purposes. University students must include their major and year in school.

The Beacon does not accept submissions from a group unless the writer(s) are listed individually,

The Beacon reserves the right to reject submissions for any reason.

Bottom line: Keep it classy. No profanity, inflammatory name-calling  or cheap shots.