Newspaper in review: the scoop on the scoops

First year staff writer's review on the year of newspaper

Newspaper is not only a class but a family.

Newspaper is not only a class but a family.

Albert Turner, Staff Writer

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Over four years of high school and 13 years of total school, I can bluntly say that newspaper at East Lake High School is pretty good. Having a class that teaches you writing much like a creative writing class I took in 7th grade is good, but it still keeps you writing in the same style that you have every year for your entire high school career. Newspaper, on the other hand, is completely different. It teaches you a style of writing that is not at all similar to anything you have done before, it shows you how to convey information in a format that makes logical sense and more so than that you convey information on things that are actually happening. If you have had a class like this before, then odds are it was a class purely about writing, and ones like that lack another aspect that newspaper has, choice. Newspaper has always been appealing due to the choice that people have when they come into class. You can propose ideas and stories that you actually care about. For example, one half of the newspaper class this year wrote exclusively stories on lacrosse and video games because that is all they really cared about and it is what actually interested them. Personally, I was not a fan of writing before I joined newspaper; I really only joined because I knew many of the people in the class. However, through joining the class I have gained an appreciation for writing that I did not have previously have. If you have been considering taking Newpaper, it is not too late to change. Even if you don’t like writing, I still encourage you to try to join newspaper; it is an experience that you will not forget, and if you are bad at writing, Mrs. Barbieri can work with you. Believe me, it’s some of the most fun you can have in class at East Lake

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