Considering Olin College’s mascot, the Phoenix, it seems fitting that Frankly Speaking is actually Frankly Speaking 2.0. The original paper, started by a handful of students shortly after Olin’s formation, unfortunately closed its doors nearly five years ago, due to the difficulty of getting participation in a school of only 300 students.
Frankly Speaking 2.0 suffers from many of the same challenges, but, like Olin itself, overcomes these from a combination of flexibility (“issues are published in a range of sizes”), innovation (“writing content ourselves!”), and determination (“late nights and stubbornness”).
The paper is run entirely by students in order to foster communication between students, staff, faculty, the greater Olin community, and beyond. See this article for more about Frankly Speaking’s mission.
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Ryan E. Mitchell