Expression through the written word and the graphic arts is essential to the communication and preservation of news and ideas. The University sponsors two regular publications with freedom of expression within the canons of responsible journalism. A Student Publications Board appoints editors for the student newspaper and the magazine.

The Papyrus is a weekly online student newspaper covering campus events and expressing student views. Qualified volunteers selected by the editor fill positions on the staff. Experience as writers for the newspaper has led several students toward careers in journalism.

The Vista is a student magazine. A pictorial sampling of student life, the Vista has won several awards in the past. The artistic quality of photographs taken by the student staff has been outstanding.