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Help us Write our Future: The Shorthorn Turns 100

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Help us Write our Future: The Shorthorn Turns 100

Supporting an independent press is more important than ever. Now, supporting the student newspaper that covers UTA is easier than ever. We’re challenging all former staff and our readers to fund the future of journalism as The Shorthorn enters its 100th year of publication. 

Your donation will assist Shorthorn student employees with academic expenses, travel to conferences, with unpaid internships, and other networking opportunities. All money raised will directly benefit students who are practicing the craft as career preparation, and you’ll receive a special 100th anniversary keepsake as a reminder of your support for an historic student news organization. 

Choose your amount from the list on the right, click the related button, and fill out your information. The gift amount you choose determines the keepsake you’ll receive. 

If you would prefer to not receive the keepsake, please note that in your gift. 

Tag your friends and former colleagues on social media to encourage them to join the challenge. You can tag us (@utashorthorn) and use #theshorthorn100.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@utashorthorn) to see your donation in action.

If you would like to learn how to assist with our Shorthorn Centennial Alumni Reunion or give in a different way, contact Student Publications Director, Beth Francesco at 817.272.3188 or

*Perk Items will be shipped from UTA on the 1st and 15th of each month beginning in December 2018.



What will my gift be used for? This year, The Shorthorn is celebrating its 100th birthday! To commemorate this momentous occasion, all money donated to this campaign will be used to cover scholarships and conference travel, and other networking opportunities for our student publications team.

I want to give an amount that isn't listed, what do I do? Whatever you choose to give, it definitely matters to us.  To make your gift, click on the orange "Give Now" button and manually enter the amount you would like to donate.

I made my gift. Can I do anything else to help? Of course!  Share your gift on social media and encourage other alumni to participate.  They can choose to give to this project or any of the additional projects found at  Follow the Shorthorn social media pages for exclusive updates.

What if I don't feel comfortable giving online? We encourage you to give online, so that you can be added to your class's total right away but if you're not comfortable sharing information on this secure platform, there are other giving options:

  1. Send a check payable to The University of Texas at Arlington
  2. Stop by in person - Davis Hall, Room B01
  3. Give us a call - contact Valerie Cavanagh, Director of Annual Giving at 817.272.0850.

Is my gift tax deductible? Yes! You will receive a tax receipt via mail following the campaign.

Our way
of Thanking You


Coffee and News

Coffee and newspapers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Give $25, and you can receive a special coffee mug celebrating The Shorthorn’s 100th anniversary.

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News on Your Sleeve

Wear your support of student media on your sleeve. Give $40, and you can receive a long-sleeved T-shirt commemorating The Shorthorn’s 100th anniversary.

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Professional News

The Shorthorn prides itself on being professional cool. Give $60, and you can receive a 100th anniversary logo polo-style shirt perfect for representing The Shorthorn at the office.

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Warm Up with Free Press

Support a free press in style this winter. Give $75, and you can receive a 100th anniversary logo Shorthorn zip-up hoodie.

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History in the News

Own a piece of UTA and Shorthorn history. Give $100, and you can receive a framed historic front page of your choice.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2019