Welcome to The Flipside, UWEC’s only Free Speech publication.  Fives times a semester, we publish the uncut, uncensored voice of the students.  New issues can be found every other Thursday in the Flipside racks across upper and lower campus.  All students, faculty, and community members are encouraged to submit their work–we want to hear what you have to say.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

– First Amendment to the United States Constitution


The First Amendment – Our Guiding Principle

“Hello students new and old, faithful readers, and casual consumers alike.  The Flipside is a 1st amendment publication that offers perspective and scope. There is no central topic or bias in selecting what gets printed into these pages. As you will see in our issues, we take poetry and short stories, political editorials and cultural rants, creative writing and illustrations. Give us your name, stick to the rules of the 1st amendment, and it will be printed. We value and crave all perspectives.

I want reading and writing to make a comeback for this generation. There is not a single career that is not in sore need of creative and thoughtful writing or the ability to consume a variety of material. We are an outlet to exercise those skills for the mainstream and everything in between.

The Flipside is what the student body makes of it. The content can and will be as offensive, stupid, or brilliant as our readership sees fit. We satisfy more literary taste as we get more submissions, and that increases readership and discussion. That is the ultimate goal of The Flipside.
I look forward to the great things The Flipside will have filling its pages.”

– AJ Lawton, former Managing Editor