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  • Writer's pictureSean Behling

Getting Involved: Journalism

Have you ever wanted to write about the news, and keep people informed of important and topical subjects? Have you ever wanted to be a part of a fun and inviting newspaper crew that brings together people with different views and opinions? Have you ever wanted to get free cookies every Friday? If you said yes to any of these questions then you should apply for the Journalism class here at the high school. Let me explain more:

First, you get to write about topics that interest you. In particular, you get the opportunity to inform others of your passions and amplify your voice through editorials. On top of that, you also get the chance to be involved in the local community of Loveland and help keep your fellow students and staff informed of important issues. In this class, you really get to let your investigative skills flourish.

Second, you get to help grow and shape The Roar into the newspaper you want it to be. This publication has been called many names over the years (such as The Tiger’s Tongue or The Loveland Scholar) and has been running since around the time the Loveland School District began in the 19th century. We have only been able to run this long thanks to the many staff writers and editors we have had over the years who have left their mark on this wonderful program.

Third, you can become a part of an entertaining and friendly staff of fellow students. Many different types of people join journalism for many different reasons, so there's always a fun atmosphere of banter and discussion. With such a colorful group of people, there can hardly be a dull moment.

Finally, the main reason people join: cookies and pizza! Every week, someone in the class is assigned to bring in cookies on Friday, which is aptly named “Cookie Friday.” On top of this, a lot of effort on our parts goes into publishing a physical edition of our newspaper, and because of this we throw a pizza party once it’s all finally published and distributed. These moments are a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to keep everyone’s spirits high.

Overall, Journalism is a fun class for everyone who likes writing, wants to be involved in their local community, wants to laugh with their fellow classmates, or just likes cookies and pizza.

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