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Style Guide

Style Guidelines

Basic Guidelines

  • Don’t assume the reader is familiar with campus life. Avoid acronyms and, if referring to a specific unit or group on campus, include an explanation if necessary.
  • Avoid overly complex sentence structure and use the active voice whenever possible.
  • Avoid capitalizing whole words for emphasis; instead, use bold or italics.
  • Avoid archaic language, such as thus or alas.
  • For attribution, use present tense in feature articles (he says, she says) and past tense in time-sensitive news articles (he said, she said).