student editors edit newspaper together around a table

Student editors work on copyedit before an issue goes to print. | Photo by Erica Cawagas


By Mia Hildebrandt

The Nugget has been on campus for 56 years, yet some people are still unsure about what The Nugget actually is and what The Nugget can do for you as a student.

Nicole Murphy, the Media Operations Manager says that she can see how The Nugget can impact students by the way its impacted her life.

“It made a huge difference in my life because it created an opportunity for me to learn and to rewrite the storyline in my head around writing.”

Murphy says that her time spent at The Nugget as a student has directly impacted her success out in the real world.

“Every job I’ve had since NAIT started with The Nugget and I can literally track it back,” said Murphy.

She added that The Nugget gives the ability for students to make mistakes and to learn in a safe environment.

“It’s a place that is fun to learn and where you can make mistakes and we will one hundred percent hold you to getting better.”

As a student the question of ‘what’s in it for me’ is often asked.

“The first reason to join The Nugget is to be a part of something bigger than yourself, to learn how to be a part of the media,” Murphy explained.

The Nugget pays per article and offers free pizza lunch at every Tuesday meeting in room E102. The newspaper also presents an opportunity for students to get real journalism experience.

“The next part is researching information, being a critical thinker and practicing your skills in order to get a job in the real world.”

Murphy is passionate about the difference that The Nugget can make in the lives of students who get a job at The Nugget as an editor.

“I’ve seen the difference its made in the lives of our editors, they are of a higher quality of media,” said Murphy.

The Nugget is also making a difference in the community around campus.

“We definitely are getting more stories out about NAIT and NAITSA and other parts of the school being held accountable.”

The Nugget’s presence in both print and online forms is giving students a voice to hear and share real stories that impact the NAIT community.