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Students faking journalism

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“I agree the school lost its purpose, I left newspaper because I no longer had an interest and passion that I did once believe I had, the school’s more worried about student law court then what’s in the name in the school. [Which is journalism],” senior Christos Troumhis said. Photo attributions to Jon S.

Jaclyn Thompson, staff reporter 

“I agree the school lost its purpose, I left newspaper because I no longer had an interest and passion that I did once believe I had, the school’s more worried about student law court then what’s in the name in the school. [Which is journalism],” senior Christos Troumhis said. Photo attributions to Jon S.
“I agree the school lost its purpose, I left newspaper because I no longer had an interest and passion that I did once believe I had, the school’s more worried about student law court then what’s in the name in the school. [Which is journalism],” senior Christos Troumhis said. Photo attributions to Jon S.
Our school is supposedly a school of journalism. Coming into the school, students are aware of the Journalism aspect of the school, but don’t really care for it. Why do students go to a school of journalism but aren’t interested in pursuing that? The school became a safe school, that parents want to send their kids to, rather than the other schools.

Most students are signed up for an elective of journalism, newspaper, yearbook, broadcast or publications. Most students don’t want to be in those classes. Either the school should make journalism classes an option or make it a certain qualification to get into the school. The Journalism school lost its purpose.

“I agree the school lost its purpose, I left newspaper because I no longer had an interest and passion that I did once believe I had, the school’s more worried about student law court then what’s in the name in the school. [Which is journalism],” senior Christos Troumhis said.

But yet it could be an opportunity for students to take an interest in journalism. On the other hand, that could be taking time away from the students who know and want to participate in those activities. Uninterested students can become a distraction for other students. Students should not be put in these extracurricular classes but instead have more options other than journalism ones. Due to the school being so small, that leaves few options for the students to chose from; some students don’t even have a choice.

“[The school has not lost its purpose] the skills you learn in journalism you use for life and to teach the students the importance and truth of news. We teach students how to be better consumers of news,” journalism teacher Mrs. Shields said.

Most other schools have options like dance, art, music, etc. for their students to chose from. Our school also gets complaints when asking for more because they say it’s a journalism school with journalism classes, and one knew that coming into the school.

“The purpose is still the same, students come here voluntarily; you picked us and we picked you and now you have to follow through. If you don’t like it, leave,” principal Ms.Schneider said.

Our school should really consider moving its purpose away from journalism or find a way to bring the purpose back.

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    annonDec 16, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    this article is 110% true

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