The Prince Arthur Herald is a popular student newspaper that is published in Quebec, Canada. In order to discover how it was founded and why the Prince Arthur Herald has now become one of the top student papers in the world, simply continue reading to discover a short guide to the Prince Arthur Herald!
A brief guide to the Prince Arthur Herald: Canada’s number 1 student paper
1. The Prince Arthur Herald was created by students who felt ostracised by the political opinions of their university
The student paper was founded in 2011 and was a result of a group of students at McGill University who felt that their university’s political stance alienated many of their fellow students. As a collective the students created The Prince Arthur Herald is order to ensure that their voices were heard and that their university’s controversial views wouldn’t go unchallenged.
2. It is a bilingual language
As Quebec is a bilingual city where English and French are both official languages, The Prince Arthur Herald is a bilingual newspaper that can be read in French or English. The French and the English sections of the student paper are written by two seperate teams of passionate volunteers.
In past years there were normally at least 50 writers, two publishers and eight editors working for The Prince Arthur Herald. However, in recent years the number of individuals who volunteer their time to the Prince Arthur Herald has swelled to around 100 individuals per year. Which makes it one of the biggest, most proffesional student papers in Canada.
3. It is named after a local street which is infamous for its poverty
If you wondered where the name The Prince Arthur Herald came from, it was inspired by Prince Arthur Street, a street in Quebec where McGill students lived in poor ghetto like conditions. A fact that may surprise any readers who never attended McGill University and are unaware of the conditions of Prince Arthur Street.
4. New content is published on a daily basis
While some student papers only release new content on a weekly basis, this particular student paper is published on a daily basis and features contributions from local students as well as from professional journalists from across the country.
5. It is focused on political stories
The primary focus of the paper is on Canadian politics and the paper regularly features debates from students who feel strongly about key issues that face the Canadian government. In general most of the paper’s editors firmly believe that the government should have less of an influence in Canadian citizen’s lives than the currently do and that bureaucracy is holding Canada back.
6. It once announced a political candidate before they formally announced their political campaign
In 2013, the paper printed that Pierre Karl Pleadeau would run in the next provincial election. However at the time Pleadeau had made no such public statement. However, Pleadeau did infect run for the provincial election and may have given a tip off to a writer at the Prince Arthur Herald. Who was not meant to publish such an article prematurely.
So there you have it a short yet informative guide to the origins of the Prince Arthur Herald, one of the most prestigious student papers in Canada.