Newspaper: The Talon
BY: MORGAN DEAKINS
Since 2006, The Talon has provided students with amazing up-to-date news and school info free of charge. Since the 2013 redesign The Talon has rededicated itself to bring high-quality information and opinion pieces for the well-informed reader in an assortment of mediums. Published physically once a semester and daily with many online posts, The Talon has never been more accessible to students.
If you want the latest news, the Talon is the place to get it. Around 5-15 people are on the staff of The Talon. Some positions that they have are Editor-in-Chief, Copy Editor, Photographers, Social Media Manager, Quotes-In-The-Corridors Master, and Physical Copy Designer. Some future plans for The Talon is to be completely online. They will still do advertising in the online version of The Talon. There was a worry that The Talon wouldn’t be read as much as it would if it was given to the people, but they came up with a solution and that was to use social media. They will use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and posters. David McCoy is wanting to take this one step further though and is trying to create an app as his senior project. A reason to go online with The Talon is that anyone can read The Talon anytime they want at all hours of the day. They are also able to read previous copies of The Talon since they are archived.
By: Graceson Lawrence, Squawk Marketing Communitcations
Think about some of your favorite moments of what happened to you during the school year. Now where would you look to see them? In the yearbook, of course! Merrol Hyde’s yearbook team is a hard working group of students that dedicate their time to creating Merrol Hyde’s high school and middle school yearbook every year. The yearbook team takes not only the school pictures of the individual person, but other shots ranging from sport events, club meetings, student life, and even the everyday learning that goes on. The Merrol Hyde yearbook team takes the memories of each year, and places them where students will always love to recall and be able to look at them.
Merrol Hyde’s yearbook was not only recognized by students, teachers, and parents as being very well done and professional, but also has been recognized on a national level. The 2013-2014 yearbook and yearbook team, titled The Legacy, was recognized by Jostens, the yearbooks publisher. Merrol Hyde’s yearbook was one of three Tennessee schools to receive the National Award of Excellence. The staff is already starting the 2014-2015 yearbook. They even have ways for you to submit your own photos that may end up in the yearbook. You can find the yearbook on twitter or instagram by following @mhmsyearbook on twitter and @themhmsyearbook on instagram. You can also add your photos to the Jostens website or Replay it app and submit them to the yearbook staff through #capturethelegacy.
Teacher: Dawn Williamson