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May 05, 2021

La Roche Courier Transitions to Redhawk Post

PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2021 – Today La Roche University’s student newspaper, the La Roche Courier, ends its 25-year run and transitions to a new platform: Redhawk Post.

The new format,, reflects a changing newspaper industry and allows students to shift their focus to digital publishing. The website’s responsive design enables readers to view stories and media from their laptops, tablets or mobile phones.

“Redhawk Post reflects current trends in an ever-changing media marketplace,” Advisor and English Professor Ed Stankowski said. “More importantly, though, Redhawk Post continues the tradition of providing important pre-professional training for La Roche writers. The staff and I are greatly excited to use this platform to share our work.”

The current staff includes students Madeline Riccardi, Steven Munshower, Luke Schultheis, Max Robinette, Alysha Pluta, Anna Kleinschnitz and Kailyn Lunn.

Editor-in-Chief and Social Media Coordinator Madeline Riccardi said the transition to Redhawk Post will help La Roche’s student writers reach a wider audience.

“Through our previous platform, the target audience was the La Roche community. With the new platform, our writers can have their work read by curious people both inside and outside of La Roche,” she said. “There is no specific target audience anymore, leading our writers to receive the outside attention they deserve.”

The La Roche Courier served the campus community for 25 years, beginning as a print publication in 1995. Following emerging industry trends, The Courier transitioned to an online newspaper in 2008. The final issue published in March 2021.

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About Redhawk Post: Redhawk Post is a publication of the students at La Roche University.

About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for nearly 1,300 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.