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A new club joining the ranks of Broken Arrow High School’s numerous other is The Newspaper Club. After attempting to recruit people for the third hour class, the paper’s editors made the decision of creating an after school club for students who do not have the ability to change their schedules.
“We started the club because we had a lot of students asking if they could still write for the newspaper even if they weren’t in the class,” senior Dominique Potter. “It’s a way to allow students to still be in newspaper without making them change their schedule.”
The club will be exactly like the class and will last an hour after school every Tuesday. Students will begin with writing a test article to see what they need to learn then they will decide on a category they prefer to write in. Stories will be assigned each week and staffers will be expected to have their stories in on deadline.
“Writing for newspaper is something I really enjoy doing and I am really excited to see other students get involved as well, ” senior Bailey Hill said. “I hope other students take advantage of this opportunity and join the club.”
The club will offer plenty of opportunities for students to get out and be involved with school events. Being a member of the club will guarantee admission into the newspaper class if the student decides to take it in future years. Staffers will be expected to abide by the AP style rules when writing their articles and can be kicked from the staff if they do not comply.
“I wanted to join newspaper because the prospect of writing academically outside of class was actually exciting since it is something that I enjoy and I might be able to use it with a career in science which made me even more excited for the class,” senior London Wilson said. “I was devastated that I couldn’t join newspaper because of my schedule. Newspaper being and allowing me to be in it would be fantastic.”
Staffers will have an assigned category to write in that is supervised by one of their three student editors which students can refer to for help with writing their article. Students interested in joining Newspaper Club can contact Newspaper adviser Ashley Spencer in room MN106, one of the the paper’s editior’s, or visit the BAHSPulse.com to sign up for the club. Students will be required to fill out a form and will need English teacher recommendation.