Students write and produce the school newspaper on a bi-monthly basis; class members will gather news, write news stories, features, sports stories, columns, profiles and editorials, plan page layouts, compose and sell advertisements, and prepare paste-up of pages for printing. The course offers students the opportunity to develop and use skills in the graphic arts, in photography, in small business management and in writing and editing. Students should be prepared to spend time after school completing assignments and preparing for production.
The newspaper staff is a small and cohesive group that must work together for the entire school year. Class members are asked to make a commitment and stay in the course for the full year. Since the course is designed for those students considering a career in journalism and for those with a genuine and serious interest in making our school newspaper an effective one, only the most committed student should apply.