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The News Argus Office

Old Nursing 103
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

News Room: 336-750-2327
FAX: 336-750-8704

About Us

The News Argus is produced by and for students of the Winston-Salem State University.  It is official student newspaper of WSSU and is produced in conjunction with two journalism classes in the Department of Mass Communications; however, any full-time WSSU student is eligible to join the Argus staff.


The News Argus is published on Tuesdays during the fall and spring semesters but not published during the summer semester, holidays and University breaks.


History of The News Argus


The News Argus began as the Teachers College Informer, which commenced publication in 1938.


In 1962, the TC Informer, as it came to be known, held a contest for students to rename the newspaper to The News Argus. The Argus, a character from Greek Mythology was a 100-eyed monster, or a watchful guardian, who even in his sleep could have eyes open to keep guard.


The year 2002 marked the 40th anniversary of The News Argus. By 2003 the paper changed again with a redesign and  started an online presence --  using College Publisher content management system.


Fall 2006, the paper changed from being a monthly publication to twice a month.

The News Argus Editorial Department
Fall 2013

Senior Staff

Chelsea Burwell

Copy Desk Chief/Advertising Sales & Marketing
Da'yona McLean

Entertaining Diversions Editor
Maurika Smutherman>

Sports Editor
Matt Parmesano

Junior Staff

Jennifer Bruinton

Katrina Robinson

Sheridan Watkins

David McCoy

Alexis Hall [Graphics Intern]

Irwin Clawson [Graphics Intern]

Regular Contributors

Angelik Edmonds

Chasmon Gatewood

Brandi Smith

Faculty Adviser
Dr. Lona Cobb