Publication Gets Major Overhaul

Principal John Murphy joins the Paw Print staff and their advisors as they prepare for the new launch of their online creative platform that will be inclusive for all students.
Principal John Murphy joins the Paw Print staff and their advisors as they prepare for the new launch of their online creative platform that will be inclusive for all students.
“Our new online publication is geared to news and current events, but also focuses on the students and gives them a creative platform to share their experiences,” said Paw Print Editor in Chief Taylor Fox.
“Our new online publication is geared to news and current events, but also focuses on the students and gives them a creative platform to share their experiences,” said Paw Print Editor in Chief Taylor Fox.

Paw Print, the Walt Whitman student publication, went through a major overhaul recently and has positioned itself to be a new creative platform in which students share their experiences in different mediums.

“Over the past couple of years we wanted to modernize the paper- make it more assessable to the student body,” said Paw Print Editor in Chief Taylor Fox. “I’m excited about all the opportunities this gives us going forward.”

Last year, Paw Print students worked with Online developer Student Newspapers Online (SNO) to create an all-inclusive website that will allow for creative submissions in both written and visual mediums. Paw Print would like to thank Chase Dowdle and Ellen Tricomi who were seniors last year and instrumental in the inception of this new online magazine.

“We’re really trying to let students know that you don’t have to be a journalism student or an English major to become part of Paw Print,” said Kellie Maguire, Paw Print co-advisor.

“If you're interested in sports and want to write about your favorite time at City Field or Yankee Stadium, or what it will be like to travel to Brooklyn to watch the Islanders, we encourage you to submit your stories.  If you’re a visual artist we have a platform for you to share your drawings, paintings, photographs or short videos,” said Brittany Baran, a Whitman English teacher and co-advisor to Paw Print.

“Many younger people have gravitated away from traditional print and into the digital world,” said Ms. Fox. “Our new online publication is geared to news and current events, but also focuses on the students and gives them a creative platform to share their experiences.”

The Paw Print team used the popular website ‘Go Fund Me’ to raise the needed funds to accomplish their goals.  The editorial staff would like to thank the following sponsors: the Ramirez family, the Fox family, the Ferreri family, the Tricomi family, R&W Provisions, and Barton & Klieger, P.C.

“Our students and advisors continue to do great things as they combine literature and technology to produce an online publication that celebrates the accomplishments of our schools,” said Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum Dr. Jared Bloom.   “I encourage you to log onto the Paw Print and enjoy the fine work.

http://wwhspawprint.com/