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In the beginning of the week, reporters conduct inerviews.  Hannah Eberwein talks to ninth grader Lindsey Hallinan about sports.
In the beginning of the week, reporters conduct inerviews. Hannah Eberwein talks to ninth grader Lindsey Hallinan about sports.

With the third marking period  going, students in the elective class of Newswriting are working to  edit and publish stories on the online newspaper. This is a behind the scenes look at just what goes into the newspaper and a look at the members of the newspaper. Students in the class had to previously get recommended by all their eighth grade core teachers in order to enter the class. Students needed a teacher recommendation and signed contract to be accepted into the class.  The class is divided into groups that work on photography, news stories and opinion stories. The class as a whole works all week in order to put together, edit, write and publish the various stories that go online for fellow students to read and comment on. This year’s online Livewire newspaper is nominated for a gold and silver crown award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

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News reporters Mikayla Bilotte, Mason Ford and Madelyn Ardrey work on their news stories. These students work on a weekly and biweekly rotation in order to post new stories regularly. Photo by Sarah Harmon
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Ninth grade student Kizzy Thompkins works on her blog for the opinion group in the newspaper. The opinion group posts blogs and editorials frequently about various topics ranging from sports to music. Photo by Sarah Harmon
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Ninth grade Frankie Price works on her upcoming story that will be posted this week. Students who wished to join the newspaper staff had to have teacher recommendations to enter the year long elective class. Photo by Sarah Harmon

 

In the beginning of the week, reporters conduct inerviews.  Hannah Eberwein talks to ninth grader Lindsey Hallinan about sports.
In the beginning of the week, reporters conduct inerviews. Hannah Eberwein talks to ninth grader Lindsey Hallinan about sports. Photo by Sarah Harmon
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Ninth grade students work on laptops throughout the period to type their blogs, stories or editorials. Stories are posted weekly and Biweekly to the junior high newspaper website. Photo by Sarah Harmon

 

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Photographer for the junior high newspaper works on editing and captioning photos for the weekly album and blogs. Postings to the online newspaper are made weekly. Photo by Emily Simmons
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Opinion group members of the newspaper Cassidy Peshock and Anna DeRubieus discuss and brainstorm ideas for their upcoming blogs. Students in the opinion group work weekly to put out blogs and editorials and review things such as restaurants. Photo by Emily Simmons
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Austin Walters, a member of the newsgroup, interviews Tre Stillman a ninth grade basketball player for his story on varsity basketball. Students at the junior high can log on to the Live-wire website and read as well as comment on the stories and albums. Photo by Emily Simmons
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Students in the news-writing elective class have many responsibilities including taking photos, writing stories, conducting interviews and editing their work. This work sometimes requires the students to stay after school to get pictures of a sports game or interview a student or teacher. Photo by Emily Simmons
Ninth grader Harmon works on editing photos for a weekly photo
Harmon works on editing photos for a weekly photo albums from various classes and clubs in the school. Photographers take pictures at sports events, classes and clubs in order to make posts of the various groups. Photo by Emily Simmons

 

 

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Thompkins (Left) and Price (Right) work on editing their blogs and editorial that is to be posted. Final stories and blogs that the students have worked on the past 1-2 weeks are to be posted Thursday Feb. 5, 2015. Photo by Emily Simmons.
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Students of the Livewire newspaper staff make final edits to stories, pictures and blogs that will be posted Thursday. Several of the students have also chosen to go to New York in the spring with the literary magazine for the awards ceremony the paper has been nominated for. Photo by Emily Simmons
Peshock works on final edits to her blog in preparation for them to be posted. Blogs are regularly posted every Thursday on the livewire website. Photo by Emily Simmons
Peshock works on final edits to her blog in preparation for them to be posted. Blogs are regularly posted every Thursday on the Livewire website. Photo by Emily Simmons
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