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Ram PageThe Mountain Pointe High School student newspaper, Voice of the Pride, announced recently that it has gone paperless.

That’s not highly unusual in today’s media world – even Newsweek has been down that path.

While I’m personally not a fan of on-line vs. hard-copy publications, the Mountain Pointe administration should be commended for allowing the students to come up with a solution to sustaining the student newspaper.

Think of the countless journalists today who got their start writing for their high school student newspaper.  I know of three classmates who went on to become top-flight journalists after working on the Washington High School Ram Page back in the ‘70s and ‘80s: (Steve Chernek, Daily News Sun, Steve Elliott, Associated Press/Cronkite News, and Dale Hajek, Arizona Republic, come to mind).

I’ve always thought the names of high school newspapers were kind of fun and creative, too.  Did you work on your high school student newspaper?   What was the publication’s name?

Scott Hanson
Scott Hanson
President Scott is president of HMA Public Relations and a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network. He’s a Phoenix native, husband, father of two and a fan of all sports and a participant in some. Check out Scott's full bio

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