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The Paper Looks different, here's why-the editor's note

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

By Quinton Wood - Editor-in-chief

The physical edition of the school paper has come out today (1/22/20) and it looks a little different. The usual card stock paper and 4-page format has changed for this paper. The paper is instead average printer paper, that is only 2 pages long. This was due to a variety of reasons.

The first reason is that the month of January is fairly short, with most of this news cycle's stories being based on earlier holidays in the month (before or around the time the paper would come out) such as Martin Luther King day and Chinese New Years. Thus, there was a slight shortage in stories. Don't fear, though! We are going to be placing all of the stories that didn't make it into the paper on the website over the next week and a half. So, you'll still be able to get all of our great stories right here.


The second reason is that it is much more timely to print the paper ourselves. The printing process takes about a week and a half to go through the formatting, paperwork, and presses. This process is much faster if we print the paper ourselves, instead of outsourcing the printing. Although, printing ourselves limited us to 2 pages and average printer paper. The main reason we decided to do this was because the month of January would have ended by the time the paper was distributed. So we printed ourselves and we winded up designing, formatting, printing, and distributing in 2 days.

There is no reason to expect this sort of paper again, except for next January. We should be back to our usual format next month, which should be arriving by the middle of February. So, keep your eyes peeled for updates on the site and support journalism at the Lovematch fundraiser next month!

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