Behind the scenes– Making a student newspaper


Ashley Spencer

Sophomores Allison Glidden, Abigail Yang, and Alex Sams work to finish their news stories.

Making a newspaper isn’t easy.

For each issue of The Arrow the staff first comes together to brainstorm ideas. Once everyone has a story, writers go out to collect information. When enough information has been collected, stories are constructed.

After all of the stories are written there is still work to do designing pages using Adobe InDesign, which can be challenging.

“I struggled with InDesign at first, but I’m starting to figure it out,” senior staffer Kelly Johnson said.

The newspaper is published every two weeks, which keeps the staff on their toes.

“Newspaper is a great opportunity for student writers to share the news they deem important,” newspaper adviser Ashley Spencer said.

The BAHS newspaper, The Arrow, is published as a supplement of The Broken Arrow Ledger. This paper is delivered free of charge to residents of the area.

“I can think of no better content for our community newspaper than student-generated articles,” Ledger Publisher Jamey Honeycutt said. “Not only do the patrons of the school district get a glimpse into student life, but the students will develop communication skills that hopefully produce the next generation of story-tellers and journalists.”

Residents of Broken Arrow can receive The Broken Arrow Ledger for free. Please call (918)-259-7527. The paper is also available at most convenience stores.