What is The Syrinx?

The Syrinx (pronounced “SEAR-inks”) is the monthly student newspaper of Fresno Pacific University. The name refers to the vocal organ of a bird.


Our mission is to inform, review, challenge and foster dialogue about issues, events and ideas within our immediate FPU community and the world at large.


The Syrinx desires to be the voice box and mirror of the FPU community by providing a resource where information can be sought and a medium through which ideas can be communicated. The intent of The Syrinx is to be an impetus, which provokes thought and provides clarity of understanding. The Syrinx hopes to enhance the experience of life within its community.


To fulfill its role as the voice and mirror of the FPU community, The Syrinx staff will work to become familiar with the diverse facets of community life, such as student social life, student government, the wide range of programs and functions, academics, faculty and administration. Coverage of community life will be provided through new articles, feature stories, commentaries and editorials in each issue. The staff will work actively to encourage others within the community to present their voice and talent in The Syrinx.