The Blue and Gold is the Marist student newspaper published six times per year. The Blue and Gold is Georgia’s oldest high school newspaper. The staff is all volunteer; there is no selection process. Work involves several hours per story doing interviews, writing the story, and typing it into the computer. Students enrolled in the journalism class are considered members of the staff during the quarter the class meets, and their stories appear in the newspaper throughout the school year. The Blue and Gold meets weekly during Activity Period.
Foundation Nation is a news magazine written, edited, and published by seventh and eighth grade Foundations students each term. Students work to report on Foundations-specific issues, people, events, and athletics. Meeting during activity period weekly, Foundation Nation staff members improve their writing, proofreading, photographic, and drawing skills and learn some basic techniques with publishing software. Students meet weekly during Activity Period.
The Guidon (a term referring to a small flag carried as a standard by a military unit) is the Marist yearbook, and in yearbook journalism, students produce the entire book. Staff members are involved in both an elective class (Yearbook Journalism EN444a, b, and c) and an extracurricular activity. Students learn design and copywriting as well as advanced computer programs like Photoshop, InDesign, and Yeartech. Requirements include advertising sales and weekend work when deadlines dictate. Interested applicants apply in late January, submit teacher recommendations, and participate in an interview with the moderator. Tryouts are held before course registration, so those selected can officially register for yearbook journalism as an elective class. Applicants should have initiative and enthusiasm plus organizational skills. Skill in writing is essential, and a B+ average in English required. Preference is given to those with computer/photographic experience. Membership limited to 22 sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Rapier, named for Fr. George Rapier, S.M., first principal of Marist, is the name of the school's literary publication. Students and advisors collect, select, and organize submitted written materials and visual art for publication in the magazine. Staff members identify a theme for the volume that seems to run through the selected materials and then select pieces and create a lay-out that reflects the theme. Members design the magazine's lay-out, adding literary and art pieces, as appropriate. Students may join by attending the meetings as their time permits during Activity Period; to be listed as a "staff member", however, requires specific hours of participation. Special skills are helpful but not essential, e.g., artistic, knowledge of computers and design programs, organizational skills, etc.