The Student Voice of Coastal Carolina University




The Chanticleer is Coastal Carolina’s editorially independent newspaper, run by students, for students. Founded as The Fledgling in 1962, our newspaper strives to report on what matters most to our community, whether it be stories from around the world or right in our backyard. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please email us at [email protected]. The faculty adviser for The Chanticleer is John Harvey, who can be contacted at [email protected].

All enrolled CCU students, undergraduates and graduates, are welcome to join The Chanticleer’s staff as reporters, photographers, videographers, or social media coordinators.

The Chanticleer’s print editions are released weekly on Thursdays. Archives of previous issues dating back to the 1960s can be found here:

Social Media Policy

At The Chanticleer, we believe students should have their voices heard. Public feedback is crucial to accountability in news reporting, and we’re more than welcoming of criticism. However, we must assure we communicate on a basis of mutual respect. We do not tolerate obscenity, profanity (explicit or censored), threats, hate speech, harassment, promotion, or spam on The Chanticleer’s website or any of our social media accounts. Comments containing any aforementioned materials will be deleted. It’s important to stress that this isn’t a condemnation of dissenting opinions. All we ask is for disagreements and issues to be expressed in a respectful manner.

Letter Policy

All letters to the editor must be typed, signed, or emailed with the author’s name, address, phone number, major, and position or relation to the college. All letters should be limited to 250 words. With no exceptions, all letters will be edited for length, clarity, and libelous or lewd material. Any accusations made in letters by the author are subject to confirmation. All letters must be supported by factual materials. Letters must be delivered to The Chanticleer office in Room B-205 in the Lib Jackson Student Union. Letters can also be emailed to [email protected]. The Chanticleer is printed weekly. Articles in The Chanticleer do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the staff of the paper or of Coastal Carolina University.


Editorial Policy

The editorial page of Coastal Carolina University’s student newspaper, The Chanticleer, is committed to upholding the principles of free speech and open expression. It aims to foster a marketplace of ideas where individuals can share their thoughts, opinions and viewpoints freely. All editorials are merely the collective opinion of the editorial board of The Chanticleer, currently consisting of the members of the executive board. The editorial page and all content in The Chanticleer do not reflect the opinion of the reporting staff or of Coastal Carolina University. Contributors are encouraged to submit responsibly, ensuring accuracy and avoiding hate speech. The editorial team maintains independence, distinguishing between opinion and news, and reserves the right to edit for clarity while upholding a commitment to diverse perspectives. While the editorial page is a space for opinion pieces, factual accuracy remains crucial. Feedback from readers is welcome, promoting a dynamic exchange of ideas within a respectful and inclusive environment. This policy is subject to periodic review to ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness.