The Current Beat

For many years, Champlain wanted to keep up with the current trends and have a digital newspaper alongside the printed Current. In 2011, the first successful attempt went live, The Current Beat, or The Beat for short. In 2012, The Current printed its last edition, moving Champlain's new source completely online.

The Beat quickly transformed from an online newspaper to a zine: a news entity that focuses on campus life and life in greater Burlington. We print what you want to hear. Throughout the virtual pages, you can peruse game and movie reviews, read about local events and campus issues, and see the faces and names of your peers. Publishing on a bi-weekly schedule, The Beat was able to print what The Current couldn't: time-sensitive articles. We wanted to get the general population to know what students are doing on campus, and who the students are. Th