About Us

News Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Kaity Bergquist

News Editor: Jessie Gomez

Asst. News Editor: Gina Ender

Lifestyle Editor: Becky Kay

Opinion Editor: Kelyn Struiksma

Sports Editor: Katie Richcreek

Asst. Sports Editor: Landon Troka

Design/Photo Editor: Kim Smith

Chief Copy Editor: Kayla Johnston

Copy Editors: Faith Vander Voort & Sara Champlain

Business Manager: Blake Standal

Faculty Adviser

Rev. Dr. Kyle Huckins



Society of Professional Journalists Region 11 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and U.S. possessions): Hunter Foote, first place, feature writing; Jeremiah Hill, second place, column writing; Steven Mercado, third place, sports writing

Evangelical Press Association (nationwide): Award of Merit (top five)

Los Angeles Press Club (Southern California): Finalist (top five), best college newspaper; Annie Yu, second place, best news story

Clause Mission Statement

The Clause is a student publication dedicated to providing a realistic educational experience for students of Azusa Pacific University; to seeking truth and reporting it boldly, fairly, and accurately; to enhancing the university community by providing a student voice imbued with truth, responsibility and accountability.

General Information & Disclaimer

The Clause is published weekly, except during examinations and vacation periods, by the students of the Department of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific University. The newsroom is located on Cougar Walk in between the cafeteria and Cougars’ Den. The views expressed in all letters to the editors and all signed opinion articles are those of their authors. Please include a phone number for verification of all letters to the editor. Anonymous and unverified letters to the editor will not be printed. The Clause reserves the right to edit the letters for length and journalistic style. The opinions expressed in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty staff or administration of Azusa Pacific University.