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About the ASP

The Albany Student Press or the ASP, is the independent student newspaper of the University at Albany, The State University of New York.

It is one of the oldest continuously published and independent college newspapers in the United States.

First published monthly in 1892 as the Normal School Echo the paper would evolve into a weekly in 1916, known as the State College News.

The newspaper has evolved into a comprehensive news agency with a circulation of 8,000. It is released on Tuesdays during the school year and is published by the Albany Student Press Corporation.

The paper covers campus news, sports, and arts, entertainment, and it includes opinion columns, short stories, comics, poetry, and photography by students. It is delivered to newsstands located around the campus and other areas around Albany.

The paper receives no funding or advisement of any kind from the school or the Student Association, giving it a fully independent voice on school matters.