An editor’s note explains why the top half of today’s Daily Californian front page is blank:
For 141 years, this paper has been a regular fixture on campus, informing students of the most important issues affecting our community.
Starting today, students will head to the polls to vote on whether a $2 semester fee is worth sustaining The Daily Californian for five years in the most volatile chapter in the history of journalism.
Today’s front page above the fold is blank. There are no stories on the ASUC election, nothing about this year’s increase in crime, no photos of police officers using force against protesters and no notice of future tuition increases. The coverage you are used to is on page 2, and after today, it will continue as it has since 1871.
But if the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative does not pass, that may not be the case for long.