About Us

The Torch is the award-winning, student-run newspaper of Valparaiso University. All content is created by students for the purpose of disseminating information to the campus and abroad. The mission of The Torch is to maintain the reputation of excellence it has held since it was founded in 1915. It is a standing member of the Associated College Press, the Hoosier State Press Association and the Indiana Collegiate Press, and holds the honor of being Indiana Collegiate Press Association Division II Newspaper of the Year from 2007 through 2011 and 2015. The Torch is published weekly in Valparaiso, Indiana during the academic year under the provisions of the VU Student Senate constitution and the Committee on Media by-laws.