Editorial: Charger aims to serve students, community

The Charger is Wabaunsee High School’s student newspaper. Our goal as staff is to inform readers in the school and community about events in the district, advocate for students and entertain the readers.

As an independent student publication, the Charger’s freedom of press is protected by the Kansas Student Publications Act. This means our views do not necessarily reflect those of USD 329. It also protects our rights to advocate for students, even when the topics may be controversial.

The Charger, along with the yearbook and the Senioritis podcast, is produced entirely by students. Students come up with story ideas as a class and make all editorial decisions. We conduct interviews and research stories. We consider which stories are important to students, faculty and the community. We take photos, edit stories and design the paper.

While it can be a lot of work, it is very rewarding. This year we hope to cover the effects of schedule changes, newly implemented rules and other challenges in the district and community

There are many ways to access The Charger. Copies of the paper will be distributed to AB classes every week. You can also find The Charger in The Signal-Enterprise and at whscharger.com. For additional content, subscribe to the Senioritis podcast or follow whscharger on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

We want our readers to interact with our publications as well. Please send comments, ideas or letters to the editor to whscharger@gmail.com. We welcome guest writers, photographers and artists. The Charger belongs to all of the students, even if they aren’t in the class.

Journalism is a useful resource to high schoolers, not only those participating but also for the student readers and the community. We hope to do a great job covering WHS this year.

The editorial is the opinion of the Charger staff. Send letters to the editor to whscharger@gmail.com.

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