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Week 27: State bound

Week 27: State bound

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

March 25, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

The regional results are finally in! Sarah speaking: After about a week of waiting, the yearbooks and newspaper staffs finally were informed of KSPA regional journalism competition results. A total of 31 entries (in both on-site and off-site competitions) placed in the regional competition. Th...

Week 26: Issue six

Week 26: Issue six

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

March 4, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

Issue six just came out last Friday, with the first special feature the JagWire has ever done as well as coverage over a few difficult topics. Sarah speaking: Every spring, the journalism room becomes a very busy place. This year, many of the editors on the newspaper staff were preparing for regi...

Week 25: Regional competition

Week 25: Regional competition

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

February 26, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

On Thursday, Feb. 23, 18 staff members from both the newspaper and yearbook staffs traveled to Kansas State University to compete in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition. Sarah speaking: The regional journalism competition is essentially like any team's regional competition....

Week 24: The man cave

Week 24: The man cave

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

February 20, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

While the man cave is not a new occurrence on our staff, it is always a good source of entertainment while working throughout the middle of a deadline. Sarah speaking: On the very first day of class, everyone sort of un-officially picked their seats for the rest of the year. On that first day,...

Week 23: The discovery

Week 23: The discovery

Sarah Darby and Jill Applegate

February 12, 2012


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This week, Jill found out how Sarah spends her weekends. Sarah speaking: At the beginning of this week, Jill and I were creating story assignments for each page of the upcoming issue. While we were working, my email account was up and Jill saw the first un-opened email in my inbox. "Sarah, what...

Week 22: Issue five

Week 22: Issue five

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

February 5, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

This past week, the JagWire's fifth issue was distributed to the school. This issue required a lot more hands-on work from editors in order to solve problems we have been having in past issues. We're now also looking forward to the sixth issue, one of our last issues before the senior issue. Sarah speaking...

Week 21: Learning about staff through blogs

Week 21: Learning about staff through blogs

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

January 29, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

As the year has progressed, we have learned a lot about staff members from the blogs they write for the website. Sarah speaking: When our a&e editor Austin Gillespie wrote a blog defending the show Toddlers & Tiaras, I instantly realized he would become a pageant dad someday. Austin's bl...

Week 20: Self sufficiency and video shooting

Week 20: Self sufficiency and video shooting

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

January 22, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

This week we found out that we have the opportunity to make our own videos for the website as extra content on top of stories and pictures. This change is very exciting as it gives us the chance to make the website even more appealing to viewers. Sarah speaking: Last year, Broadcast classes got...

Week 19: Checklist love

Week 19: Checklist love

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

January 16, 2012


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There has been an unusual trend to use checklists in the journalism room lately. Sarah speaking: I knew when I saw Jill break out a design checklist/Excel document last week that she meant business. Jill went around last class in newspaper asking every single page designer what exactly was going...

Week 18: Semester re-evaluations

Week 18: Semester re-evaluations

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

January 8, 2012


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With the new semester comes the possibility to re-evaluate what we have accomplished and what we could still improve upon as a staff.  New ideas will be put into place including daily design ideas and style tips to keep everyone motivated and inspired to continue with the second half of the year. Sarah...

Week 17: It’s finals week…and our issue deadline

Week 17: It’s finals week…and our issue deadline

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

December 11, 2011


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Sometimes scheduling print deadlines is difficult. Unfortunately, we can't always plan around weeks like finals week in order to print eight issues a year. Sarah speaking: Ah! I'm so sorry staff. I'm not exactly sure how this snuck past me but some part of me didn't realize this deadline fell on finals...

Week 16: Keeping up the standards

Week 16: Keeping up the standards

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

December 4, 2011


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

This week we've had multiple reminders to try and make sure that we're putting out the best paper that we can. Whether that comes from each other during our issue critique, the student body that's still talking about last issue, or our administrators, the input comes from everywhere. Sarah speaking: In...

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