Thursday, October 29, 2009

Some tasks that need to be done

To all staff members:

Our Business Manager, Saniya Waghray, is looking for a few staff members to help her plan fundraisers and sell advertisements in order to raise money for the newspaper. Please email her at if you are interested.

We are also looking for some staff members to help update our bulletin board (the one next to the side entrance of the cafeteria). We will soon be redecoration and including new features that we will update regularly. Please email the DA gmail account if you are interested in helping.

Both of these tasks are great ways to mingle with other staff members and show your commitment to the paper. Please seriously consider assisting us.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Issue 2 Staff Meeting

There will be a full staff meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3rd in Ms. Kupiec's room at both 7am and 2:30pm. Editors are expected to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions, writers may attend whichever time slot is most convenient.

Editor's Meeting

There will be an editor's meeting this Wednesday (10/28) after school in Ms. Kupiec's room. We will be discussing our notes from Monday's conference and article topics for the next issue, so come prepared!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Centerfold Meeting!

We will be holding a meeting for all those interested in contributing to our centerfold (Seen & Heard) this Wednesday, October 14 after school in 214. We're looking for staff writers to poll students, and staff/freelancer photography contributions. If you know anyone who would be interested in contributing photos, have them send their work to our gmail address.

Monday, October 5, 2009

November Issue Topic List!!

Attached to this post is our list of topics for the first issue. Please make sure you read this and notify us if there are any errors in your article topic, if you are missing, or if you want to write another article. Remember drafts are due to your section editor this Friday, Oct. 9!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Article Topics -Important!

For some reason, when we entered names of writers and artists onto the electronic version of the topic list for the November Issue, the changes we made did not save. Therefore, we do not have a complete list of who is writing and producing art for each story topic.

Please, email Mrs. Kupiec at ASAP with your assignment for this issue. We need to have your topics on record!!

We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your timely cooperation.

Also, please note the change in one of our sectional meeting dates: Features will now only meet in the morning on Friday, Oct. 9, and the location has been changed to Mrs. Kupiec's room, Rm. 214.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Important Dates & Deadlines for Issue 1!

The following is the production timeline for our first issue. We will also post the complete list of articles on the blog as soon as we can.

10/9 –Rough drafts are due to sectional editors via email
10/9-10/13 –Staff members attend sectional meetings and meet with their editors for rough draft revisions (see below)
10/14 –Final drafts due to section editors via email
10/17 –Final drafts due to copy editors from section editors (via gmail account)
10/23 –All articles and art due to layout editors
10/26 -Yankee Candle Fundraising Materials are due!
First week of November: Issue is released!

Sectional Meeting Schedule:
Friday, Oct. 9
-School News, 7AM in Rm. 214
*EDIT* -Features, 7:05AM in Rm. 214

Monday, Oct. 12
-Sports, 7:05AM in Rm. 214

Tuesday, Oct. 13
-Opinions, 7AM in Rm. 214
-Entertainment, 2:30PM in Rm. 214

Please note that you MUST send your rough draft via email to your section editor on Friday, Oct. 9th, even if your sectional meeting is at a later date. Section editors must have all rough drafts in their inbox in a timely manner.

If you have any questions about meeting dates, deadlines, and your article topic, please consult your section editor.