"We are students, not only working at the paper, but also juggling five different classes at the same time.
"The Opinions section of the paper is the only page of the paper where students get to share their opinions"
And they go on to explain the role of their political cartoonist:
"The editorial cartoon is the opinion of the editorial cartoonist. We do not, as a staff, discuss what our editorial cartoons are.
"The cartoonist decides what he or she wants to draw and it is put into the paper with the consent of the Opinions Editor and Editor in Chief."
Sounds good. The entire op ed is here.
Related: John Klossner asks how we identify what's an important news story at his FCW blog titled Social media, parasailing donkeys and the news crisis.