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By C.J. Tavera

ranger@alamo.edu

If you want to keep up with what’s happening and what’s important around this college and the district, The Ranger is your all-access pass.

Students and faculty can pick up a free copy of The Ranger on Mondays during fall and spring semesters at 26 newsstands around campus.

Beyond the news, each issue includes SAConnected with an events calendar, the Premiere section with information on upcoming arts and entertainment events, and an editorial section.

“Our priority is to inform. We are not telling people what to think,” editor Kyle R. Cotton said.

The Ranger recently won awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention in Dallas, including first place for best online community engagement.

The Ranger Online, where news is updated daily, is available at theranger.org. Not only can you read the most recent stories, you can comment, share and interact.

Maura J. Callahan, former social media manager and Texas State University public relations senior, said, “The Ranger has been a foundation for the school for so long. It is not an ending for the age of print; rather it is a growth of colonization of news through social media. The Ranger is at the forefront of that.”

Callahan was a strategic part of promoting online content for The Ranger during her tenure at the paper, including bringing The Ranger’s Facebook likes to 1,000.

To access more ways to stay connected online, like and follow The Ranger on Facebook @ReadTheRanger and follow on Twitter @TheRangerSAC. In addition, access video on YouTube @therangervideo.

The Ranger also provides a contemporaneous historical record. The library provides a searchable database of Ranger issues from 1926 to present. The Ranger Archives is accessible to the public at http://sacweb03.sac.alamo.edu/eLibrary/RangerImageCollection.aspx. The journalism program and the library also keep bound volumes.

The Ranger is always looking for news tips.

When you see a newsworthy event on campus or in the community, call The Ranger newsroom at 210-486-1773 or email sac-ranger@alamo.edu.

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