The Student Voice of Wabash Since 1908
Wabash may not offer Journalism classes but students have produced an award-winning newspaper for 111 years. In the best liberal arts tradition, The Bachelor has propelled Wabash graduates to successful media careers.
The Bachelor publishes each Friday during the school year and boasts its own independent website, wabashcollegebachelor.com. On the site, you will find all of the weekly news and everyday stories readers expect, plus more timely content. Up-to-date sports roundups, a staff member-of-the-week feature, multimedia content, and links to previously published issues (in pdf form) promise to showcase the events at Wabash College like never before.
Former Time Magazine Miami Bureau Chief Tim Padgett ’84, CBS and ABC veteran news reporter Dean Reynolds ’70, and CBS News’ Ryan Smith ’03, a producer for 48 Hours Mystery, are just a few of the Wabash graduates and former Bachelor staffers working in the national media. In recent years experienced journalists like Ron Recinto '87 have left print and moved to online journalism. Recinto is now the Detroit Editor for Yahoo Online Media.
The Bachelor has excelled in recent years winning 220 Indiana Collegiate Press Association Awards since 2008. The staff came home with 20 awards in the 2018 contest, including seven first-place accolades -- chief among them Best Overall Design, Best Special Issue, Best Entertainment Column, and Best Sports Feature Story. The state press association named The Bachelor ‘Indiana’s Best Small College Newspaper’ in 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2017.