The Blue & Gold, Georgia’s oldest high school newspaper, is produced by an all-volunteer staff who meet during activity periods and, on occasion, after school. Membership is open to students in grades 7 – 12. The Blue & Gold is printed once per term, but also publishes student work on an ongoing basis through the website and on social media. Publication of the Blue & Gold is overseen by an editor in chief, who directs a board of section editors. Staff members and editors are required to attend a minimum of three meetings and produce at least one original, publishable piece per term. Journalistic writing and photography workshops are held throughout the year to help the staff improve their skills. Additionally, the Blue & Gold is supported by the students enrolled in the elective Journalism class, who help generate content and assist with editing and layout.
The Marist Broadcasting Club (MBC) produces live, Friday morning news broadcasts, special features, and live coverage of Marist sports and other special school events. From writing scripts to capturing and editing video, broadcasts are produced entirely by students. Producers and crew members from grades 7-12 are welcome to join us and will have the opportunity to earn a letter after accumulating the required points. MBC is led by a team of eight student board members who imagine, plan, organize, and implement all aspects of MBC’s productions.
The Guidon (a term referring to a small flag carried as a standard by a military unit) is the name of Marist’s beloved yearbook. At nearly 400 glossy pages, this book is created entirely by the yearbook staff during class time. The class is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and it serves as a graded English elective that counts towards the Hope Scholarship. Students in the course develop many skills including photography, proficiency in Photoshop, copywriting, editing, managing deadlines, and communicating effectively with other students, teachers, and administrators. Interested applicants may apply during the third term by submitting a written application and participating in a short interview with the teacher/adviser. Ideal applicants should be organized, interested in meeting new people, and enthusiastic about learning. While most work is completed during class time, there are occasionally events that require coverage outside of school hours.
The 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 literary (written) and art (visual) submissions for publication in the magazine. Staff members discuss and choose a theme for the volume and create a layout that reflects the theme. Members design the magazine’s layout, 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,” specific hours of participation are required. Special skills are helpful but not essential, e.g. artistic, knowledge of computer and design programs (Photoshop), organizational skills, etc.
Like The Rapier does in the high school, The Window literary magazine promotes student creativity in art and writing. As far as the creative mind will stretch, The Window will accept. Create paintings. Take photos. Write stories. Any way a 7th or 8th grader chooses to express their creativity and uniqueness will be considered. This literary magazine opens the window for Foundations students to have the chance to shine in their own environment.
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