Student Publications

  • Student Publications serves as a stepping stone for Mt Hood Community College students looking to enter the workforce as designers, journalists, photographers and most importantly, communicators. The Advocate, Venture Magazine and Perceptions Literary Magazine constitute the student publications at MHCC. All these programs are student-produced, edited, written, designed and published by students. Student Publications are platforms for students to tell the stories that make MHCC unique.

    Student Publications:
    Encourages the participation of all students.
    Offers an open campus forum for student issues.
    Respects the views and opinions of all members of the community.
    Reaches tens of thousands of students, staff, faculty, campus and community members.
    Perceptions is produced by students who register for WR291, 292, and 293, The Literary Publication, a three-term class.

  • Contact Us

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    The Advocate and Venture Magazine Email:

    For more information about The Advocate and Venture Magazine please contact Daniel Ernst at

    For more information about Perceptions please contact Thomas Fuller at

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    The Advocate

    The Advocate has been serving the students and staff at Mt. Hood Community College, and other interested readers, for over 50 years. The weekly newspaper is produced entirely by students with the student staff numbering between 15-30 students each year. The Advocate is the independent student voice of Mt. Hood Community College. The Student Finance Council, through its annual budgeting process, provides partial funding of The Advocate, with the remainder of the operating revenue generated through advertising sales.

    The Advocate strives to involve all segments of the college community in a fair and balanced presentation of MHCC, and works toward the goal of being informative, timely, lively, relevant, compelling and thought-provoking. Whether your interest is in writing, photography, or designing the Advocate could be the perfect fit for you. Quarterly tuition waivers, Work Study and Student Aide pay are provided for qualified members of the publications staff.

    For more information about The Advocate please contact Daniel Ernst at


    Perceptions Literary Magazine

    Mt. Hood Community College's magazine of the arts has appeared every year since 1969. The magazine is edited, designed, and published by students at Mt. Hood Community College. Each issue runs 200+ pages and includes photography, visual art, poetry, nonfiction, fiction, short films, and music from local, national, and international contributors. While annual issues are usually printed at the end of May, this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be publishing the magazine in an online format in the first week of June.

    For more information, email


    Venture Magazine

    Venture magazine launches each spring and is available at Advocate newsstands around campus and also in the community. The magazine is developed during Fall-Spring terms, providing in-depth features and coverage of the college community and beyond. The magazine offers students an opportunity to write timeless stories of interesting people, events, and organizations, and gives students a chance to become familiar with modern magazine design. Venture strives to include a broad spectrum of stories regarding the college community. In addition, students often cover issues of a regional, state or national nature that the readership may find to be of interest.

    Venture has been published at MHCC since 1981. Quarterly tuition waivers, Work Study and Student Aide pay are available for the the magazine staff. The publication is entirely produced by students and the staff generally numbers 8 to 12 each year. These students are usually Integrated Media and Humanities students and come from the same group that produces The Advocate, MHCC's newspaper.

    For more information about Venture Magazine please contact Daniel Ernst at