NEWSPAPER AND YEARBOOK TO COMBINE NEXT YEAR
March 31, 2017
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The following article was published as a part of The Seminole Newspaper’s 2017 April Fool’s issue! The information, quotations, and other content is completely fictitious and should not be considered a true representation of the school, the administration, or other governing entities.
Due to a shortage of applicants this year and the similarity between the courses, The Seminole Newspaper and the Salmagundi Yearbook will combine into one class next year.
The Salmagundi yielded 50 applicants this year, including returning and new staffers. However, The Seminole Newspaper only accepted 20 applicants, which is not enough to maintain a fully functional staff. Therefore, it did not make sense to administration to keep the two courses separate.
Freshman Anita Sharma said, “I had been debating between joining newspaper and yearbook for a while, and I finally decided to join The Seminole Newspaper. This made that decision a lot easier.”
The merge between the publications is expected to go smoothly since both focus on similar content. As both publications specialize in journalistic writing and photography, the skill sets of both the newspaper and yearbook applicants can be honed to efficiently create content.
Junior and prospective yearbook staffer, Sydney Newman, said, “I hope there’s no clash between the staffs next year. I’ve heard that there is competition between the yearbook and the newspaper, but hopefully we’ll be able to put our differences aside and work together next year.”
However, some changes will come with the combination. For example, there will be two editor-in-chiefs in charge of both of the staffs and all of the staffers will work on both the Salmagundi and The Seminole Newspaper.
Sophomore Jeremiah Lovett, a future reporter for The Seminole Newspaper, said, “I’m excited to be a part of the yearbook staff as well next year. I love taking pictures around campus and during pep rallies, so I think I’ll be a good fit for both staffs.”
Although next year will bring challenges for members of both The Seminole Newspaper and Salmagundi, the staffers will hopefully be able to work together to create two well-rounded, efficient publications.