The student newspaper at Los Angeles Harbor College, which shut down last month because of budget cuts, resumed publication last week after a series of news stories publicized the paper's demise and students petitioned the administration for its reinstatement.
"The Tides looks great," said Chris McCarthy, director of the communications division. "It looks better than it ever has."
McCarthy said publicity helped bring the campus voice back to the two-year community college in Wilmington. The semester's first issue came out Oct. 10 and included stories about the college president, sporting events and the school's tightening budget.
McCarthy said two journalism classes, one of which puts out the paper, were targeted for cancellation in August by college administrators, who set enrollment limits for the classes to zero, effectively barring students from signing up.
"For the first two weeks of the semester we didn't allow anybody to enroll," McCarthy said. "After the (newspaper) articles appeared, I got a call from the president saying we had part-time funds available."