Monday, May 3, 2010

Impressive Skills Displayed in School Paper

Strictly speaking, this post isn't about college admissions. But it is about demonstrable evidence of the skills it takes to succeed in college.

I looked closely at our teen's high school newspaper over the weekend and was impressed by the good reporting, well-argued opinion pieces, clever satires and informative profiles. The paper -- in writing, graphics, layout, topics -- showed a commitment to high standards and a perspective that goes beyond the school's walls.

A good school paper is also a reminder that news doesn't just from the Internet and that it can be far more than quick snippets designed to titillate rather than educate. This paper offers a fine refection of the school and its students. The paper's staff and advisers should be proud.

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