The Cardinal and Cream is written and edited by students under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Staff positions are available for any student enrolled in classes at Union and particularly those interested in journalism or a related communications field. The campus newspaper enhances the experiences of students in writing, layout, editing, photography, advertising and journalism administration.
An editorial board works closely with the advisor and oversees the publication. This newspaper holds membership in the Associated Collegiate Press, Southeastern Journalism Conference, Baptist Press Collegiate Journalism Conference, and the Society for Collegiate Journalists.