The Puget Sound Trail is an independent student-run organization funded predominantly by the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound. The Trail seeks to provide Puget Sound students, faculty, staff and the local community with a credible weekly newspaper that serves as a comprehensive source of information, entertainment, and discourse relevant to its readership, as well as an archival record for the university. The Trail provides opportunities for students interested in journalism to develop direct experience in the creation and production of print and online news. In addition, The Trail serves as a link between Puget Sound and the greater Tacoma community and provides an open forum for student opinion and discourse within the university.