Originally published 2/7/17.
At David Brearley High School, there are very few clubs enjoyed by students. There are plenty of sports, but what happens to those who would rather use their brains? The new school paper, the Bear Print, seeks to alleviate this issue. While the school has always had a newspaper through the Journalism elective, students who weren’t in the class didn’t have an outlet to write. Students now have an independent paper for the first time, and students don’t even need to write to be involved! Just take it from Sydnie Edwards, the first layout editor of the paper.
According to Edwards, she is “responsible for writing articles and making the layout of the newspaper each edition. [She] decide[s] where each story goes, what pictures are included, and the overall layout of the paper”. “It’s a lot of work,” she adds. “That said, it’s also a lot of fun. We all enjoy it and make it work together. I just make sure the final paper looks great.”
Edwards also adds that she would recommend that others get involved with the paper. As she puts it, the paper “doesn’t have enough writers. It’s a shame because of how much fun we have doing it. We just never get enough.”
While the newspaper only has a few editions out so far, more are certainly to come. In fact, the next edition’s layout is currently being finalized for the newspaper to be released before Valentine’s Day. Each edition is themed around current holidays and events, hence the next release date.
When asked if she had anything else to add, Edwards included that she “really wants others to get involved. Like [she] said, there aren’t enough people doing it and the paper would be so much better if we had a larger staff.” Students looking to get involved should speak to Mr. Weinstein, the club advisor, to get started. She continues, “I still am proud of how the paper is turning out and can’t wait to release the next paper!”