Hampshire Regional High School students launch newspaper: The Raider Report
WESTHAMPTON — A group of students at Hampshire Regional High School have launched a newspaper they hope will keep their peers informed and connected.
The first edition of The Raider Report came out in June and writer Corrina Gross, 16, said she and her fellow young journalists are working diligently on volume 2, to come out at the end of the month.
Editor in chief and senior Meghan Brennan of Goshen came up with the idea to start the newspaper and gathered a group of like-minded students last spring.
Gross, a junior, said the last time the school had a newspaper, to the best of her knowledge, was the Ink Blot nine or 10 years ago. She said she was excited to help restart the newspaper under a new name.
“I love writing and I think it’s a great opportunity for students to express themselves,” she said.
The first eight-page Raider Report contains news articles on the change to the “waterfall” class schedule and student council elections, coverage of sports, fashion, and theater productions at the school, as well as a page of student artwork and another of puzzles such as the “teacher facts crossword.” It features the writing of nine students.
Gross said the next edition of the monthly newspaper will feature, among other things, interviews with some of the many new staff members at the school.
“There is a lot of new faculty, so this is a good way for kids to get to know them and the school,” she said.
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