An award-winning newspaper, The Advocate
is a student-run publication, published entirely as an extracurricular activity. In the absence of a journalism class, staff training is based on workshops presented by writers from local newspapers, conventions, and summer sessions offered by professional press associations. The editors and more experienced staff mentor newer staff members. Over the years, many editors have pursued college and professional journalism careers.
The newspaper has adopted a pre-Hazelwood free speech policy; there is no prior review, and only the sponsor sees the copy before it goes to press. The editor-in-chief makes all decisions concerning content. The faculty sponsor reserves the right to pull material that violates the school's concerns for libel, confidentiality, obscenity, and disruption. Students work with the Student Press Law Center when appropriate.
The newspaper is generally published monthly. Advertising rates are based on $7 per column inch with discounts for larger ads, prepayment, and annual contracts. For more information on advertising, call the business manager at 828-3251. Letters to the editor are welcome. Sponsors: Danny Packer
and Melanie PetersonView the online publication here