Join Newspaper

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“While I joined mainly for the school credit, I stayed because I found that newspaper is actually fun,” said Gabe Rentfrow (grade 10).

Isabelle Hernandez, Editor in chief

A lot of people want to join clubs this school year but are not sure where to start. Newspaper is a great club to join, and it even offers students credits for participating. Newspaper meets every day during SRT in Mrs. Schiller’s room. Mrs. Schiller is in room B224, upstairs, in the English hallway.

Hannah Elstro (grade 10) reads an old issue of MV Current.

To join, students can email Mrs. Schiller at [email protected] and tell her they are interested in being a part of the newspaper crew. Mrs. Schiller teaches English classes such as AP Literature, AP Language, and Film Literature.

Lauryn Ford (grade 12) and Neve O’Brien (grade 9) discuss past articles.

Joining clubs is a great way to not only meet new people, but also have fun during SRT. If a student wants to go to college, having a few clubs on their application is always a good idea. If anyone is planning to pursue a career in reporting or some form of journalism, the newspaper will give them a taste of the writing style. For those who don’t enjoy writing, the newspaper is also looking for photographers to join the staff. For fans of writing and photography, there is always a chance to do both.

Keith Ellington (grade 10) mulls over story ideas for his next article.

Reporter-style writing is different from the essays written in class, so everyone learns how to properly write a newspaper article. Newspaper members are also exposed to different types of articles in the news. To help everyone polish up their writing,  student editors will walk members through articles to make them better. 

“While I joined mainly for the school credit, I stayed because I found that newspaper is actually fun,” said Gabe Rentfrow (grade 10).

The newspaper writers and photographers report community news, school updates, reviews, and sports highlights. 

While the school newspaper is not printed, students can access the newspaper website where all stories are published. Either search up mvcurrrent.com or go to the Mt. Vernon High School website, click on student life, clubs/activities, scroll, and hit the newspaper link.

Reading old MV Current issues is fun to see what was happening in past years.

The newspaper will have a callout meeting on Tuesday, August 9 in Mrs. Schiller’s room. Students interested should show up and bring their friends. For those who can’t be at the meeting, email Mrs. Schiller at [email protected] and tell her they are interested in joining.