About

Dear Reader,

At JPCatholic, news often seems to come from either hearsay or Facebook. The Pelican is here to change that. This student publication was created to form a dependable place to get information concerning the school, its students, and the greater Escondido community.

The incorporated columns are what are most relevant to our lives as students: City News, Campus News, Lifestyle, and Arts and Entertainment. In addition, each issue includes a featured artist from the overwhelming number found here at JPCatholic. The team at The Pelican hopes that whether times are panicky or peaceful, The Pelican is relied on as an unbiased source of truth.

We hope this new medium will strengthen communication between students and staff, while also giving Escondido a glimpse of our impact as a university. 

We extend a special thank you to Professor Culbertson for being our advisor and mentor along the way. We would like to recognize our staff for dedicating the time and energy to realize this endeavor. We look forward to learning and growing with you all as this newspaper continues to establish and grow. Finally, thank you, the reader, for taking a chance on us. 

Signing Off,

Kristen Lavan//Editor-in-Chief